Category: Retail

Malaysia: Traders to be required to disclose Halal status of leather products!

| 06/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Traders to be required to disclose Halal status of leather products!

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is drawing up a regulation to make it compulsory for traders to disclose the halal status of leather goods. Its secretary-general Datuk Saripuddin Kasim said this was to enable them to display separately, leather items such as bags, shoes and clothing that are made from non-halal material.

Read More

UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

| 01/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Processed foods ‘claim 50pc of F&B market’

Demand for processed food is growing rapidly across all food and beverage categories in the Middle East, and accounts for 50 per cent of the food market in the region, say the organisers of Gulfood in Dubai.

Read More

UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

| 27/01/2012 | Reply
UAE: SouqExtra! Ewan Center Embraces New Retail Trend

SouqExtra!, the national chain of community supercenters, has experienced a 48 percent increase in daily footfall corresponding to the positive reception of its concept by the local retail community and the confident outlook for the UAE retail sector.

Read More

UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

| 03/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

Guy Shepherd, category director at Allied Bakeries, said: “This demonstrates our dedication to catering to differing consumer needs. The accreditation means that it’s easy and simple for retailers and consumers to be confident that these products are suitable for a Halal diet.”

Read More

UK: Brunei Halal Brand’s UK facility to be ready in January 2012

| 26/12/2011 | Reply
UK: Brunei Halal Brand’s UK facility to be ready in January 2012

The CEO hoped that a percentage of the employees in the UK subsidiary will be made up of Bruneians, and jobs on offer will spread across the board, from Information Technology (IT) to accounting to marketing and so on.

Read More

USA: Food Safety Eclipses Rising Food Costs as Top Food Story of 2011

| 09/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Food Safety Eclipses Rising Food Costs as Top Food Story of 2011

Food safety tops the list of an annual survey asking Americans to choose the most significant food story of 2011. Even in a year when global food prices hit record highs.

Read More

‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
‘Philippines products need more exposure in Kuwaiti market’

The Philippines needs more exposure to a ‘highly competitive Kuwaiti market,’ said Dr Hani M Al-Mazeedi, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

Read More

Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

| 27/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: MP claims Halal meat is converting Aussies to Islam

In a speech to Parliament, backbencher Luke Simpkins said most Australians did not know that most of the meat they ate came from animals killed in accordance with Muslim law.

Read More

UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

| 24/11/2011 | Reply
UK: New base for Brunei Halal food company

FOOD company Brunei Halal, part of the global Wafiri Holdings brand, has opened a new sales and distribution centre in Birmingham. The company has signed a five-year lease on a 25,000 sq ft unit at Saltley Business Park and created 30 new jobs in the process.

Read More

UK: Pure Halal Beauty

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Pure Halal Beauty

Pure Halal Beauty, a store dedicated solely to Halal Certified and Vegan Registered beauty products, opened its doors last Christmas in Birmingham’s Pavilions Shopping Centre. Now less than a year after opening the business is booming.

Read More

Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

| 02/11/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

Although the initial influx of entrepreneurship from several Muslim-backed or owned companies gave rise to the increased trend for Halal confectionary sales, it has inevitably been due to the large corporate confectionery manufacturers, that we have seen this surge in the Halal confectionery consumer market.

Read More

UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

Said to be the world’s largest Halal trade fair, MIHAS 2012 will showcase Halal products on 4-7 April 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. MIHAS is designed not only to bring together the world’s largest display of Halal goods, products and services under on roof, it is also aimed at showcasing the strength and potential of global networking amongst businesses. The show provides an opportunity to expand business by exploring new business markets in the world.

Read More

Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

A Singapore business delegation from the food sector is currently in Saudi Arabia to explore business opportunities in the Kingdom’s burgeoning food and beverage sector. GCC’s $9 billion food and beverage market, easily establishing the country as a major business and investment destination for key players in the food production value chain.

Read More

The Mainstreaming Of Fair Trade

| 20/10/2011 | Reply
The Mainstreaming Of Fair Trade

Consumer awareness of Fair Trade in the U.S. is around 34%–not as high as awareness of organic products, but it’s a large number considering that Fair Trade has been around in this country for less than two decades. Organic certification in the U.S. has existed since the early 1970s.

Read More

Canada: Grand opening for Asian Supercentre planned for late November

| 05/10/2011 | Reply
Canada: Grand opening for Asian Supercentre planned for late November

Asian Supercentre will house 18 departments offering the largest fresh and live fish market in Ottawa, fresh produce, fresh Halal meat, on-site baked goods, deli, noodles, sauces, pickles, grains, spices, canned good and fruit. The store is all about multicultural diversity, where variety and choice reigns surpreme.

Read More

UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

| 28/09/2011 | Reply
UK: Meeting Needs, Setting Precedents-Islamic Services in Britain

It has been widely recognized by mainstream private companies in Britain that the needs of the Muslim community need to be addressed and accommodated in order for businesses not to lose out on the ‘green pound.’ This article examines the different strands of practical services that have recently developed in response to Muslims’ needs across the UK.

Read More

UAE: Inzi and Anwar’s new cut

| 20/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: Inzi and Anwar’s new cut

Pakistan’s batting legends Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar, who once used to butcher bowlers, are now bringing their meat brand “Meat One” to Dubai. Their main aim is to bring this trusted brand to the UAE to ensure supply of best quality fresh ‘halal meat’ to people there. They will be opening two branches in Dubai.

Read More

Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

Read More

USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

In a scant four years, Hamdi Ulukaya has built something that even Silicon Valley types should covet: a $700 million business that’s profitable, dominant and growing at a furious clip.

Read More

Halal Beauty – The Next steps

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
Halal Beauty – The Next steps

Being able to choose Halal when it comes to cosmetic purchases is still a relatively new concept with the vast majority of brands yet to celebrate their fifth birthday. So far it looks like Halal cosmetics fit very neatly (at least on a scientific level) alongside other Natural, Environmentally conscious, pure and animal-testing free cosmetic ranges. So do we need Halal personal care?

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest