Category: HalalFocus Editorials

Halal Goes Mainstream… Mainstream Goes Halal

| 20/01/2010 | Reply
Halal Goes Mainstream… Mainstream Goes Halal

You know there is something going on when the world’s biggest retailer is chasing after your product. Usually it is the other way around. Manufacturers of all sizes queue up for the chance to pitch, slash costs, squeeze suppliers and upgrade their software systems in order to get their products onto Wal-Mart shelves.

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Halal – A Perfect Storm on the Horizon

| 17/01/2010 | Reply
Halal – A Perfect Storm on the Horizon

Markets, like everything else, go in cycles, and we are all of us well aware that we are going through a period of market contraction. But contraction and expansion go together, they are one of the pairs of opposites upon which Allah has created existence, and we can be confident that contraction in any given time is the preparation, the source even, for an expansion to follow.

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Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

| 16/01/2010 | Reply
Natural Allies – Halal Food and Islamic Finance

The rapid growth of Islamic banking – not only in countries like Malaysia, Bahrain and Singapore, but also the UK and elsewhere – and the emerging global market for Halal products and services represent the tip of the iceberg of the impact of Islam on commerce, a convergence which we believe is destined to be one of the defining factors of the coming decade.

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The European Halal Market Outlook

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
The European Halal Market Outlook

The demand for Halal products and services in Europe is steadily increasing, and this is driving some changes in the industry that are likely to have ripples beyond the shores of the EU. Halal is now being seen as a potential engine of growth in economies all over the world, and it may well be that the next wave of initiatives in the market will not be coming from the more traditional markets of S E Asia of the Middle East, but from the West.

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