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Al Kabeer Group to open SR50m unit to meet demand

Dubai-based producer of frozen foods, Al Kabeer Group is planning to open a SR50m (Dhs48.9m) plant in Saudi Arabia to capitalise on the kingdom's hospitality surge, Gulf News has reported. "We thought of doing it in Dubai Industrial City but then we thought [we] might as well do it where the market is," said Ahmad Khan, director of the group. "We would meet seasonal demand, especially during hajj [and] throughout the year for Umrah and supply the hotels that have come up in Makkah with ready-made heat-n-serve food," he said. The plant will be based in Jeddah with a 2,000-tonne production capacity, he said. Last year, Al Kabeer exported Dhs250m in food products to Saudi Arabia.