Bidfood

Are you the MONIN Cup 2019 Winner?

Finals Round is approaching! 5th of December, Riyadh.

Bidfood

Say goodbye to soggy fries, say hello to Hot2Home!

Bidfood

Now satisfy your veggie cravings with GREEN GIANT

Available across the Kingdom

Bidfood

Introducing our new range of vegan & gluten-free desserts in the UAE

Bidfood

Are you the MONIN Cup 2019 Winner?

Finals Round is approaching! 5th of December, Riyadh.

Bidfood

Say goodbye to soggy fries, say hello to Hot2Home!

Bidfood

Now satisfy your veggie cravings with GREEN GIANT

Available across the Kingdom

Bidfood

Introducing our new range of vegan & gluten-free desserts in the UAE

ABOUT BIDFOOD

ABOUT
BIDFOOD

Bidcorp is the world's leading foodservice distribution company outside North America covering more than 35 countries in five continents. Focused on foodservice, Bidcorp comprises a mix of well-established leading and rapidly growing market positions, offering significant future upside. The profile of the customer base is strategically targeted to fully service the foodservice industry’s needs.

 

 

Bidfood Middle East, part of JSE-listed Bidcorp, currently operates in five markets in the GCC (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Jordan) catering to customers as a wholesale food distributor in a wide range of sectors within the foodservice and catering industries. These include hotels, restaurants, cafes, QSRs, sub-distributors, wholesalers, entertainment, as well as many independent operators in the hospitality industry.

Operating Across

5 continents
35 countries

Employees

30,000

Listed on the

Johannesburg
Stock Exchange

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November 19, 2019 | 04:22 PM

How to Find the Right Wholesale Food Distributor for Your Business


Whether you own a cozy café, you manage a bustling bakery, or you are the procurement head for a top-notch hotel, a reliable and trustworthy wholesale food distributor will surely bring benefits to your business. Read on and discover how to find the perfect food and beverage supplier for your specific business needs. Sweet Pairings Just like in any business, you want suppliers and partners that you can rely on. If you are in the food industry or a field that would require working with food and beverage suppliers on a regular basis, then you know how crucial it is to find the perfect partner. Aside from making it easier for you to work, finding a dependable distributor for your food and beverage requirements will also ensure excellent quality. This is not just in terms of the products that they provide but also in the services that you will be able to deliver to your customers. Having the freshest and top-quality bread, coffee, meats, and other food and beverage products in your pantry is certainly a boon that will help build your reputation. From providing wholesale cakes, to sparkling or mineral water, to frozen fruits or meats, your trusty food supplier plays a fundamental role in ensuring that you use only the best products for your customers. How, then, can you make sure to secure the best ally in the food and beverage distribution trade? Here are five simple tips for finding the right wholesale food distributor for your business: 1. Know Your Business Before you can go around and look for a wholesale food distributor, you must first know what your specific requirements are. This will help you avoid wasting time, energy, and resources. At the same time, it will help streamline the choices. If you’re a boulangerie and cafe, for example, then you only need to train your sights on food distribution companies that offer wholesale bread and coffee for sale. It would be a plus if they can also supply other items that you need such as cakes, donuts, or muffins. If you know what you need, then you will know what to look for. 2. Survey the Market There might be several food distribution companies within your area. If so, this can be an overwhelming task, especially if these companies are toe to toe with each other. To help you simplify the selection process, you must get a good grasp of the market. Ask trusted colleagues in the industry about the food distributors that they would recommend. Join professional networks and industry forums or subscribe to industry publications to get the latest buzz and insider information. You can also attend trade shows, fairs or expos so you can meet and have face-to-face interaction with wholesale food providers. This is an ideal venue where you can ask questions or set an appointment instead of just relying on online information. 3. Check Their Product Portfolio Once you have streamlined your choices, check each one’s portfolio. Peruse their menu of food and beverage products. Know what their specialties are. If you are a food catering service, for example, then you will need a more diverse selection of products to fill your requirements. The same goes if you are running a restaurant or a hotel café. Some food distribution companies may even include non-food products on their list, such as coffee machines. 4. Inquire About Their Services When choosing a wholesale food supplier, it would serve your best interest if they can also provide complementary services that will help make your business more efficient and productive. Check if you can order online and have your items delivered. A dependable wholesale food distributor can deliver within 24 hours upon order placement. Of course, there are other factors at play, such as the delivery area or the availability of the products. That is why you should also look at the network where they operate as well as their roster of brand partners. There are also some food distributors that offer customized food or beverage products that will suit your menu. Others may lend their expertise and industry knowledge on the latest trends, technology, and other important updates related to your industry through their company website or blog. 5. Review Their Pricing You’re in the business to gain profits so you should also look at the pricing structure of the wholesale food distributor that you are eyeing. It should be at a range that you are most comfortable with and will not drain your finances. See if their products and services are appropriately priced. Look at the quality of their offerings. The brands that they carry will also give you an indication of quality and excellence. In addition, factor in the ease and convenience of doing business with them when you are trying to weigh the costs. What’s more, you can check if they have flexible financing options. Some offer a more competitive price for long-term contracts compared to one-off deals. Figure out how to draft a win-win situation for both parties if you can. Just Desserts When you have invested time, energy and resources in looking for the perfect wholesale food distributor, then you can look forward to getting the appropriate reward for your efforts. Having a reputable food and beverage distributor as your ally will certainly work to your advantage. From good food to convenient services, you can pass on the benefits that you get to your customers and dish out five-star excellence. Get in touch with us at Bidfood ME today.
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October 22, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Bidfood Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in line with our responsibility of raising awareness on pivotal social subjects, Bidfood UAE organized yet another breast cancer awareness talk with the help of Al Jalila Foundation and its Brest Friends initiative. Dr. Sarah Sharif, a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners (M.I.C.G.P.) specializing in women and children’s health, launched the session with a set of medical statistics, facts, and warning signs, then Breast Cancer “warrior”, ambassador and Policy and Strategy Advisor specializing in Governments and NGOs, Ghadeer Kunna, shared an inspiring story of her personal battle with the disease to offer a first-person point of view on the topic.   What sets this year apart from the previous ones, is that this time, both men and women attended the talk; more than 40 of our Bidfoodies sat all eyes and ears, including members of our Sales team, Supply Chain team, Telesales team, Marketing team, Accounts team, IT team, HoDs, and Managers. The two-hour talk was informal, which allowed for a safe-space type of environment that encouraged our team members to ask questions and voice their concerns, no holds barred.    Founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2013, Al Jalila Foundation is a global philanthropic organization dedicated to transforming lives through medical research, education, and treatment.  A partner of Al Jalila Foundation, Brest Friends is the first breast cancer support group in the UAE established in 2005 by Dr. Houriya Kazim, the UAE’s first female surgeon, where patients and survivors meet monthly to learn, share experiences and offer moral and emotional support to each other.   A very big "Thank You" to Dr. Sharif and Ms. Kunna for an enlightening, informative, and extremely important discussion! Happy #Pinktober
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October 02, 2019 | 10:00 AM

A look into our Anchor Food Professionals Training


This morning, our Sales Team headed down to Fonterra’s headquarters for an intensive training on its foodservice range, Anchor Food Professionals. While it might be second-nature to most of our BDEs and Team Leaders, the session targeted the new Bidfoodies who joined our team this month – but a review session for those who mastered the art of AFP didn’t hurt either!    The training covered everything from an introduction to the brand to a deep dive into its SKUs like the Anchor Extra Whip Whipping Cream and the Anchor Extra Yield Cooking Cream.   A little later into the day, the team got to handle and work with the products to experience first-hand each of their qualities and USPs, the latter arming them with a hands-on understanding of the items at hand.   Thanks, Chef Manfred Kohlen and the Fonterra team for being a proactive part of our team’s growth!
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