Category: Retail

Corporate Britain trying to appeal to Muslim customers

| 06/02/2008 | Reply
Corporate Britain trying to appeal to Muslim customers

In
today’s Britain, things have moved on with more understanding
of the needs of consumers from a particular segment of society. Slowly
too, and in their efforts to attract new customers, corporate Britain
has woken up to the strength of the ‘halal pound’, and are coming up
with newer and more ingenious ways of appealing to the Muslim customer.
Wander
down the aisles of supermarket giants Asda, and refrigerators full of
halal meat and poultry with labelling from Brazil or New Zealand sit
next to boxed kebabs and minced meat samosas.

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A taste of the Middle East in Texas

| 26/01/2008 | Reply
A taste of the Middle East in Texas

In a town near Dallas, Texas, USA, Zituna World Food Market has just opened its doors for business. This modern design Halal grocery store has various departments including Halal meat, dairy, deli and frozen food for Middle Eastern, Persian, Indian and Balkan Russian cuisines. With the Halal Tangier Mediterranean Grill attached to the store this looks like it could be a model for many multicultural towns across America and Canada catering both to the muslim community and international residents in them.

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Al Islami Foods sets up exclusive Halal meat shops at al-Ain cooperative society

| 16/12/2007 | Reply
Al Islami Foods sets up exclusive Halal meat shops at al-Ain cooperative society

Consolidating
its presence in the UAE market, Al Islami Foods, a leading halal food
producer in the region, today signed an agreement with Al Ain
Cooperative Society to establish Al Islami Meat Shops in Al Ain Coop
supermarket branches, an initiative to introduce exclusive and
authentic Halal outlets across the UAE.

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Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

| 12/11/2007 | Reply
Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

This unique joint venture partnership between the supermarket chain and
Birmingham-based “National Halal Food Group” is seen as a
groundbreaking move for both parties and reflects a growing demand from
the Muslim community for Halal meat and poultry products.

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Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

| 08/11/2007 | Reply
Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

The deal by the National Halal group in Birmingham to sell Halal meat via their own store-in-store is a ground-breaking move for the UK Halal market. National Halal sell only high quality unstunned meat, and this will naturally cause some controversy, especially in the UK where the animal welfare lobby is very vocal.  National Halal defend their non-stun policy by saying that it is the most trauma-free method, a position that we support.

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American Companies Aim Advertising at Muslim Americans

| 20/09/2007 | Reply
American Companies Aim Advertising at Muslim Americans

A
recent study by the nation’s largest advertising firm shows that the
Muslim American community has an estimated purchasing power of about
$170 billion. JWT Advertising conducted the study, and it is now
working with a wide variety of companies to develop strategies to
attract Muslim American customers.

Expect to see more of this…

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Asda Go Halal In Time For Ramadan

| 12/09/2007 | Reply
Asda Go Halal In Time For Ramadan

British
Muslim community is bracing itself for a real sweet treat in time for
Ramadan as 30 Asda stores across the UK are gearing up to launch a
range of halal chocolate bars. Expect to see more competition among the major retail chains as they target the Halal consumers in the UK…and elsewhere.

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A Whole lot of Trouble?

| 07/08/2007 | Reply
A Whole lot of Trouble?

An interesting piece from New Zealand about environmental awareness and the food industry, from the NZ perspective. It is probably a good indication of where the healthfood sector is heading and how this will in turn put considerable demands on producers. Interesting to note that Halal lamb puts in an appearance at the chic end of the market.

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