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Blue Ocean Global ventures into manufactur­ing cookware

- (Staff Report)

DUBAI. The UAE’s Blue Ocean Global Group has started manufactur­ing the Black + Decker cookware range after years of distributi­ng the brand as well as others in the region. This could even lead to a full-scale plant in the UAE.

“The global cookware market was worth $11.84 billion in 2020, and growing at 6.99 per cent per year,” said Shahzad Ahmed, Chairman and CEO. “If we can acquire a small slice of this business, we could create employment in the UAE.”

For now, Blue Ocean Global is sourcing supplies from third-party manufactur­ers. “There are only two major players in the cookware category, worth around $600 million in the region and growing at 5 per cent annually” Ahmed said.

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