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Hunter Foods : Manufacturing innovative alternative & "Better for your" snacks

Hunter Foods is proud of its heritage and its core values. It respects its past and strives for a better future, with a focus on continuous innovation, exceptional quality and sustainable growth.


Established and set up in Jafza


compliant since 2006

The story of Hunter Foods

Hunter Foods is a leading company manufacturing and packaging innovative, alternative and “Better for You” snacks and foods, headquartered in Jafza, Dubai, UAE. The key pillars of the company have always been customer focus, innovation, quality and flexibility, and will continue to remain so in the future.

Hunter Foods was established in 1985 and was among the first companies to open in Jafza.

The late Founder and Chairman Mr. Bharat Narayan built a successful business based on strong ethical values, with the brand’s Safari, Aladin and Ali Baba. These snacks have truly become the all-time favourites and lunch-box-musts of the 80s and 90s of Dubai, if not the Gulf region.

Since 2004, the company went through a decade of challenging times, which were eventually turned around when Ananya and Yan, Mr. Bharat Narayan’s son and daughter-in-law, took over the company in 2014. They revived the business to its current state by rebuilding relationships with business partners and suppliers, rolling out a new premium snack and food brand Hunter’s Gourmet, and launching many products under Hunter’s Gourmet with attractive packaging and Better For You commitment. The company was transformed by being innovative, consistently delivering on the promise and commitment to their customers and consumers and continuously providing a wide range of on-trend/in-demand products that satisfy the market.

Ananya & Yan Narayan

Product Innovation

Hunter Foods produces a wide range of speciality and gourmet packaged snacks and foods such as Hand Cooked Potato Chips, Vegetable and Fruit Chips, Quinoa Chips, High Protein Lentil Chips, Wholegrain Brown, Red and Black Rice Chips, Baked Pretzel Chips, Organic Superfoods, etc… all under its own brands. The company also distributes other international Better For You brands of Granolas, Nuts, Oat Biscuits and Oats.

With its long history in the U.A.E., Hunter Foods supplies to all major retailers and food service establishments (airline, hotel, restaurants, catering companies, etc.), while exporting to countries in 5 continents, with a strong presence in Asia. The company has been HACCP compliant since 2006 and Halal certified since 2017. In 2018, Hunter Foods proudly received FSSC 22000 VER. 4.1 compliance certificate in snack food manufacturing segment, in addition to the received compliance certificates of ISO 22000 and Verified Exporter by Dubai Exports under Government of Dubai and SGS.

Hunter Foods has been with Jafza for 35 years, growing our off shore business by taking advantage of DP World’s connectivity, infrastructure and business friendliness. We are looking at opening a new factory in the near future in NIP on-shore with Jafza to further grow our business from strength to strength.

We are committed to the long-term business relationship with Jafza to build a better future for all of us together.

Ananya Narayan, Managing Director at Hunter Foods

Partnership Driven by Core Values

Hunter Foods is proud of its heritage and its core values. It respects its past and strives for a better future, with a focus on continuous innovation, exceptional quality and sustainable growth. Their corporate best practices resonate well with Jafza’s mission and vision, resulting in a strong bond of mutual trust that has withstood the test of time.

Jafza and Hunter Foods

Jafza and Hunter Foods’ long partnership has marked their transformation over the years. We all share the same vision as Dubai, the city we live in. For Jafza, Hunter Foods’ strong performance is a testimony to the business-friendly ecosystem that supports companies operating in the free zone. On their part, Hunter Foods is now looking for new distributors in new markets beyond the region to grow their business. The company constantly looks for new trends, engaging partners in new markets, sourcing more innovative processes/quality raw materials and ingredients to pursue their ambition and deliver their commitment to being “Better for You.”

About Hunter Foods

Hunter Foods is a leading company in innovative, alternative and Better For You snacks and foods in the Middle East and Asia.

Established in 1985, it produces a wide range of speciality, gourmet and “Better for You” snacks and foods under its own brands. Hunter Foods also distributes other stellar brands of Cereals, Biscuits, Nuts, Oats and Granolas. Meanwhile, it has a strong distribution network working with all major retailers, wholesale and food service establishments in the UAE

Industry Food Manufacturing

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