Gandour introduces new luxury chocolate product

Updated 01 April 2015

Gandour introduces new luxury chocolate product

Gandour, a major biscuit and chocolate manufacturer, recently launched its new premium chocolate product in the Saudi market.
The new product, Moods, comes in three flavors — milk, caramel and hazelnut — as an addition to the company’s list of products that holds an important market share of chocolate, cakes, chewing gum and more.
The new chocolate product is claimed to have received an excellent response from its consumers, thanks to the “balanced process of blending raw materials and use of the finest cocoa, milk, caramel and hazelnut,” which contributed to the production of the new product that creates a harmonious taste, a unique experience and excellence. Thus, achieving consumer’s desires and satisfying all tastes.
As research and study makes an essential basis for development at Gandour, the launch of Moods came as a result of researches and studies conducted by the company in the MENA region.
The company allocates an outstanding budget for R&D to provide the best services and produce the most luxurious and high quality products. The company says its factories use state-of-the-art technologies in their manufacturing fields and apply the highest quality standards.
"Being a confectionary and food company in the first place, Gandour is keen to meet the consumers’ taste, respond to their need, continue on setting new standards and keep up with changes, with one unchangeable thing in mind; consumer satisfaction,” the company stated.
The company builds its trust and credibility through deep-rooted history, 158 years of long experience in confectionary and food manufacturing. In its persistent quest for the best, the company managed to develop and create its new product Moods with an outstanding variety and quality, and expects a great success for the product in the Arab markets.

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.