Danube Online celebrates Saudi women on International Women’s Day

Updated 10 March 2018
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Danube Online celebrates Saudi women on International Women’s Day

Danube Online, the largest e-commerce grocery platform in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, has revealed on the occasion of International Women’s Day that Saudi female millennials are powering the growth of e-commerce in the Kingdom. They constitute up to 60 percent of users on the grocery e-commerce platform.
The Danube app, which launched in 2017 and has quickly expanded operations across the Kingdom, also revealed young Saudi women are catalyzing a change in consumer behavior when it comes to grocery shopping, leveraging technology to acquire daily household necessities, with almost 50 percent of Danube Online’s repeat buyers falling into the female millennial catergory.
“Danube Online is at the forefront of e-commerce in the Kingdom by providing an online grocery shopping experience that is convenient, fast and easy with cutting-edge technology. We are delighted that the millennial female population in Saudi Arabia has been the fastest adopters of the Danube app and are driving the growth of e-commerce in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia is approaching a time in history, where more and more women are not only entering the workforce but assuming key leadership positions,” Majed M. Al-Tahan, co-founder and CEO, Danube Online.
He added: “We celebrate International Women’s Day with all of the women of Saudi Arabia and through Danube Online hope and wish to serve them in a small but meaningful way, having groceries delivered to their doors from easily shopping online at the click of a button.”
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8.


Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Updated 14 November 2018
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Spain’s Provacuno aims to beef up Saudi market

Abdulaziz Alaquil Jeddah: Provacuno, the inter-professional organization of the Spanish beef industry, is currently on a promotional tour across the Kingdom showcasing the benefits of their high-quality and environmentally-friendly beef production. A non-profit organization officially recognized by the Spanish government, Provacuno represents 85 percent of the Spanish beef industry.
Established in 1997, Provacuno comprises national associations representing and protecting the interests of companies involved in the production, industrial, and commercial sectors of the Spanish beef industry. Their annual meat production exceeds 650,000 tons, and they have over 110,000 farms, with industry exports amounting to 175,000 tons annually.
For the past 20 years, they have officially been recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, as an agro-food inter-professional organization.
Along with defending the interests of the Spanish beef industry, from production, through processing, and trading, Provacuno aims to support the internationalization process of beef companies into export markets such as Saudi Arabia. Their promotion of responsible beef consumption through research and development programs is done with the goal of enhancing the beef industry’s image through their sustainable and environmentally-friendly production processes that are in strict compliance with the European Production Model, which adheres to the most stringent of standards regarding animal welfare, hygiene control, and environmental protection. While at the same time, they are able to cater to international market demands, such as being 100 percent halal-certified for Saudi markets.
Representatives of Provacuno are currently in the Kingdom promoting their marketing campaign “What a Wonderful European Beef,” which will conclude at the Foodex Saudi 2018 in Jeddah on Thursday. During this campaign trail, they organized a presentation on Spanish beef at the residence of Ambassador of Spain to Saudi Arabia Don Alvaro Iranzo in Riyadh.
The event was attended by over 50 Saudi import and distribution agents, who sampled Provacuno’s beef prepared by Spanish Chef Fernando Del Cerro.
Provacuno considers Saudi Arabia a key target market as it is one of the largest meat-consuming nations in the world reliant on quality meat imports. In 2017, the Kingdom produced 60,000 tons of meat while consuming over 220,000 tons. Recently, Brazil (39 percent) overtook India (26 percent) as the main exporter of beef to the Kingdom.
Along with meeting with industry executives in Riyadh, Provacuno also hosted a cooking workshop at the King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah.