Italtouch – The flavour of success
Massimo Vidoni speaks exclusively to SME Advisor about his passion for food and how its helping propel his company Italtouch to greater heights… Charismatic, driven and determined, Massimo Vidoni has a personality that is larger than life. But, what’s more fascinating is the story behind his company. “Everything started... Read more
Pressman’s – not just another sandwich shop!
Amit Gandhi and Sawan Ravani swear by the simplicity of their concept. But in a market flooded with seasone foodpreneurs, is simple enough? The heart of Pressman’s pitch is simple: they make fresh, tasty sandwiches. It’s definitely not the first business with this offer; fast food restaurants have been... Read more
With GetBaqala, grocery shopping will never be the same again!
Amjad Puliyali’s new app is a welcome relief for those looking to avoid overcrowded supermarkets and mundane grocery trips. But in a market dominated by retail giants, can it create a space of its own? Let’s face it. We live in a world filled with smartphone-addicted consumers; people who... Read more


SME Stories April 12, 2017

Walking into Taqado Mexican Kitchen’s Dubai Media City branch, we get a glimpse of Nadine Benchaffai in action. She’s looking at the ingredients, welcoming walk-in guests and assisting her staff with their orders. As we sit down with her, she says with a cheeky smile: “It’s not that they... Read more
Operation: success
Manhal Naser, CEO of Operation: Falafel, started small – and still reinvented the local food industry. One word: audacious. That’s all it takes to describe the geniuses behind Operation: Falafel. In a very short span of time, the brand hasn’t just created its own space in an overcrowded market,... Read more
Deliveroo: A winning recipe for food delivery
The brand’s audacious plans for expansion and its vision to dominate the food delivery space… Accelerating ahead When you first look at Deliveroo, it resembles any other food-delivery portal. Naturally, food delivery isn’t a novel concept. It enables its customers to choose from a network of restaurants, place an... Read more
1762: Food for thought

Manar Al Jayouchi and Suzi Croft, Co-founders of 1762, are at the helm of one of the regions most successful F&B brands. In conversation with SME Advisor, they explain what they are doing to gain a competitive edge and open up about their plans for the future

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RSA Logistics: People-focus leads to success
RSA Logistics’ success comes from aspiring to create a workplace where employees feel like entrepreneurs within the organization says Co-founder and Managing Director Abhishek Ajay Shah. Rough start Circumstances were not all rainbows and butterflies when Abhishek Ajay Shah co-founded the award-winning RSA Logistics Company along with his family members... Read more
Airships Arabia: Reaching new heights
Gregory Gottlieb, Founder and Managing Director, Airships Arabia, opens up about his disruptive concept and the profound implications it will have on the industry, businesses and consumers… As soon as you hear about Gregory’s business concept, it’s hard not to be amused. “Airship Arabia is a company that is... Read more
Global Jet Centre: Flying into the future
Having successfully completed three years of operations since its inception in the UAE, Global Jet Centre is all set to take on the business aviation sector by storm. Here’s an excerpt of our interaction with the budding entrepreneurs… Taking-off Three like-minded individuals founded Global Jet Centre in November, 2013... Read more