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Avipal group to have stand at Gulfood

by 5m Editor
19 February 2007, at 11:11am

BRAZIL - The Brazilian food industry, which produces meats and dairy products, exports to nine Arab countries and sees in the region a market that is becoming more and more promising. The fair, which begins today, in Dubai, is the largest in the food sector in the Middle East.

One of the greatest food industries in Brazil, Avipal group, is going to participate in the Gulfood fair, the largest food sector fair in the Middle East, for the fourth time. The fair begins on Monday (19), in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. However, this is going to be the first time that the company will have its own stand at the event. "We believe that the Arab countries are an extremely promising and growing market. New countries in the region are becoming potential chicken importers," stated the foreign trade director at the company, Lucia Mitico Nagamura.

According to her, the company's interest in participating in the fair is due to the local importance. "Dubai is a great and important distribution and import centre in the Middle East. The emirate is appropriate for the congregation of players in the chicken sector," he said.

Avipal has been exporting chicken to the Arab market since 2000, being present in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Iraq. "The Arab countries have a very significant and important representation in our chicken exports," stated Lucia. In total, the company exports to over 100 countries.

Apart from chicken, the Avipal group also trades pork, dairy products, soy and maize. Based in the city of Porto Alegre, capital of the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, the company has been on the market for 48 years and employs 9,000 people. The group has 12 industrial units, 17 poultry farms, six incubators and five animal feed factories.

Source: ANBA

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