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USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

| 08/08/2012 | 3 Replies
USA: Walmart opens its doors to Halal

Crescent Foods, the nations’ leading provider of Premium Halal Chicken is now supplying their quality products to a total of 77 Walmart Supercenter and Walmart Neighborhood Market locations across the USA

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USA: Halal specialist’s chickpea snacks hold health appeal

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal specialist’s chickpea snacks hold health appeal

US Halal specialist American Halal has launched a new chickpea snacks line under its Saffron Road brand that it says holds appeal to the ‘natural foods’ consumer as well as Muslims.

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UK: Islamic scholars reject machine slaughter

| 13/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Islamic scholars reject machine slaughter

Leading Islamic scholars have unanimously rejected the automated slaughter of halal poultry using machines with rotary blades, insisting each animal must be killed with a hand held knife.

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UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Government to review non-stun slaughter

“The position of the government is absolutely clear. We would prefer to see all animals stunned before slaughter but we do respect the right for people to eat meat which is prepared in a way that reflects their religious beliefs and we will continue to allow religious slaughter.”

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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

| 04/06/2012 | Reply
7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

The notion of disruption is an important one for anyone interested in market innovation. The Halal sector is really in need of some positive disruption, and there are some excellent points here that can be applied to the Halal industries…such as reducing complexity and being transparent.

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Let’s Agree To Disagree

| 02/06/2012 | Reply
Let’s Agree To Disagree

A good reminder that differences of opinion within Islamic law are a natural part of the religion, and among the learned, these differences are handled with mutual respect and courtesy.

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Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

| 01/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Slaughter Without Stunning – religious slaughter in context

Traditional religious slaughter does not intend for farm animals to suffer when slaughtered for food. In fact, the opposite is true if the tenets of the Abrahamic religions are studied. The belief is that all animals should be treated with respect at all times and all safeguards should be deployed to minimise suffering during the entire life of farm animals.

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Opinion: If it is not ethical, can it really be Halal?

| 23/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: If it is not ethical, can it really be Halal?

Why is it that, time and time again, the Halal market place is full of reports of unethical behaviour by the certification bodies? For all their cries of ‘doing it for the community’ and their affiliations to this or that mosque, why are transparent ethical business practices nearly always absent?

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Economist Intelligence Unit Publishes Report on Shariah-Conscious Consumers

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Economist Intelligence Unit Publishes Report on Shariah-Conscious Consumers

This new report examines the rise, values and economic impact of the rapidly expanding Muslim middle class consumers. Funded by the Kuwait Finance House, it assesses the growing Muslim consumer market, consumption patterns across regions and the implications for business.

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Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think

What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.

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Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

The film, to be called Arctic Mosque, will tell the story of the 4,000 km journey the mosque took in 2010 from the prairie city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba where it was built, to Inuvik, the most northern town in Canada’s Arctic. The documentary will also offer a revealing portrait of Islamic life in the far north.

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Islam and Fairtrade

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
Islam and Fairtrade

Although this report by Islamic Relief was written in 2008, it is worth re-reading. The Islamic perspectives on fair trade and sustainability, price control and market manipulation are comprehensive, and will no doubt become a part of the Halal market conversation in the near future.

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India: New English lifestyle magazine for Muslims

| 24/04/2012 | Reply
India: New English lifestyle magazine for Muslims

The new title, Muallim, which is being touted as the first English language lifestyle magazine for Muslims in the country, will hit the newsstands in May.

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Abu Dhabi: Growth in business travel

| 20/04/2012 | Reply
Abu Dhabi: Growth in business travel

Abu Dhabi has significantly expanded its business travel market in recent years, particularly the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment, aiming at $1.4b by 2015.

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Living a Halal Lifestyle

| 14/04/2012 | Reply
Living a Halal Lifestyle

A discourse by Ahmad Adam, CEO and Founder of Crescent Foods of Chicago. How many CEO’s of food manufacturers could deliver a discourse this? No wonder the chicken tastes good!

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France: Halal market grows despite political polemics

| 05/04/2012 | Reply
France: Halal market grows despite political polemics

Some French politicians have seized on the spread of halal food to win votes. Producers selling their wares at Paris’s annual Paris Halal Expo are much more convinced it will bring something else: profit.

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France: Muslims Ease Cultural Tensions With French-Halal Food

| 03/04/2012 | Reply
France: Muslims Ease Cultural Tensions With French-Halal Food

Like many French Muslims, Kamil Saidi, who owns the restaurant, says he was disgusted by the recent political kerfuffle over halal, triggered by far right candidate Marine Le Pen’s charge that non-Muslims in Paris were unwittingly eating animals slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law.

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Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

| 01/04/2012 | Reply
Muxlim Debate A Great Reminder – Startups Far From Mainstream

“The company is not over. A re-launch with a new strategy is currently on the table, and I don’t think we should be celebrating the demise of any startup company prematurely when we all know that for example, Google changed it’s business model 3 times before finding the right one.”

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The real Hunger Games – food commodity speculation

| 01/04/2012 | 1 Reply
The real Hunger Games – food commodity speculation

Speculation in food commodities by banks and hedge funds has risen from $65bn to $126bn (£41bn to £79bn) in the past five years, helping to push prices to 30-year highs and causing sharp price fluctuations that have little to do with the actual supply of food

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Europe: Swiss concerned with potential backlash in Muslim markets

| 29/03/2012 | 1 Reply
Europe: Swiss concerned with potential backlash in Muslim markets

Switzerland’s economy minister said on Wednesday that the Swiss government is concerned with a possible boycott of Swiss products overseas because xenophobic tendencies have found more ground in the wealthy European country.

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