Export Bahrain, talabat in region-wide partnership
TDT | Manama
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Export Bahrain and talabat, the region’s leading q-commerce and food delivery tech organisation have signed a region-wide agreement to facilitate the export of Made in-Bahrain products throughout the MENA region.
The deal aims at improving trade and business for SME exporters based in Bahrain through Talabat’s online platforms. The agreement was signed at talabat’s ‘talabat kitchen,’ a two-story Cloud Kitchen showcasing the future of food at Expo 2020, by Export Bahrain Acting Chief Executive Safa Sharif Abdulkhaliq and talabat Bahrain’s Managing Director, Hesham Al Saati.
The deal calls for listing companies based in Bahrain on talabat Mart (tMart); talabat’s Quick Commerce (q-commerce) concept to deliver products to customers within 20 minutes 24 hours a day.
The agreement includes Bahrain and GCC branches of tMart to provide businesses with international exposure and better trade opportunities in the region, additionally, to encourage restaurants in the Kingdom to the franchise and branch out into regional markets through the support of talabat GCC Cloud Kitchens.
Safa Sharif Abdulkhaliq, Export Bahrain Acting Chief Executive, said that talabat’ platform grants regional exposure to Bahrain-based SME exporters and permits them to offer and deliver their products to customers across the MENA region.
“This agreement will result in an enhanced collaboration that would reflect positively on advancing national exports and increase the contribution of this vital sector to the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Hesham Al Saati, Managing Director of talabat Bahrain, said: “In Bahrain, we all know how good our Made-in-Bahrain products are - and to be able to help drive more sales for our local Bahraini small and medium businesses, and to be able to see them in homes all around the region will be a very proud moment for us.”
Export Bahrain has facilitated over USD 110 million in SME export value in the past three years, providing SMEs in Bahrain with the necessary support to export more than 51 different product and service categories across 10 sectors, and facilitating its reach to more than 56 markets across the GCC, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Talabat is one of the leading food and grocery delivery service providers in the MENA region.
The company deliver hundreds of millions of food orders, grocery items and other products per year, to customers in 9 countries throughout the region.