UAE’s food producers need a higher share of retail profit margins to survive: Saleh Lootah

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Immediate need is for a more equal share from sales for F&B brands

Dubai: UAE’s food and beverage producers need to have a greater say on how retailers set margins on their products. Because right now, the relationship between F&B brand owners and retailers is an unequal one, according to the head of the UAE F&B Manufacturers Group.

If such a situation continues for longer, this would have a detrimental impact on smaller F&B producers.

“Retailers and manufacturers must have an equitable way of sharing margins – commensurate with the extent of risks and value being created by each,” said Saleh Lootah, who heads the industry group. “There is a disparity now in this regard, and it must be addressed for a strong and sustainable value chain.

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