Category: Retail

Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling forhalal australia food sold in the domestic market.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

Tesco has expanded its offering of world beauty and skin care products in the UK. 63 Tesco stores will now stock PAKS and
Vatika as well as new halal brand Tamese & Jackson.

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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Halal is available on the Brazilian market

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Halal is available on the Brazilian market

Finding food bearing the halal label on Brazilian supermarket shelves is not an easy task. Very few items carry the attestation that their consumption is allowed to Muslims.

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UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

Local produce claiming to be organic must be certified by the federal Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology. Imports must meet Ministry of Environment and Water rules.

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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

KQF, the Lancashire based Halal food manufacturer and retailer, has announced a new partnership with SPAR. The company held the formal reopening of its 5,000sq.ft. superstore.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

The retail group will spend $300 million on opening 15 hypermarkets in the largest Muslim nation in the next two years.

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Iran plans entry into Halal food market

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Iran plans entry into Halal food market

Iran plans to launch its international halal food brand in the next few months, aiming to tap an under-served regional market of 400 million people.

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Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

After the development of Brunei Halal brand, another initiative is the Halal themed industrial park of 500 hectares, specifically developed for Halal certified products and related products.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

Jewish organizations in Australia have expressed confidence in their government’s protection of shechita from a parliamentary enquiry.

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Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

| 18/08/2015 | 2 Replies
Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

“Under Australian law it is not acceptable to vilify one’s race or ethnic background but it seems acceptable to vilify Islam,” Mohammad El-Mouelhy, from HCAA.

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Belgian fruit syrup faces boycott calls over Halal labelling

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Belgian fruit syrup faces boycott calls over Halal labelling

A fruit syrup that has been a staple of Belgian kitchens is at the centre of a row over national identity, after its manufacturers applied for ‘halal’ certification.

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Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

| 14/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification ‘creates more value than it costs’

Halal certification enables up to $13bn in food exports each year, according to Australia’s peak body for food and drink manufacturers.

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Halal bakery and confectionery UK: products, trends and growth

| 13/08/2015 | Reply
Halal bakery and confectionery UK: products, trends and growth

More than a quarter of the world population is Muslim. Therefore, producers, including bakers and confectioners, should take Halal into consideration.

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UAE: An ecommerce startup reducing returns in the region

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
UAE: An ecommerce startup reducing returns in the region

Miella has become the first MENA ecommerce platform to adopt Virtusize, a fitting solution that guarantees online customers find the right size every time they shop.

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