Category: Retail

Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

| 07/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

Businesses are missing out by not capitalizing on the growing Islamic population and offering more halal products, suggests research by Euromonitor International.

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Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal committee receives hundreds of views

Source: AAP Hundreds of submissions have been sent to a parliamentary committee investigating the third party certification of food, with halal the hot topic. More than 500 submissions have been made in preparation for a Senate committee investigation into the hot topic of the halal certification of food in Australia. The majority voiced opposition to […]

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UK: Halal Baby food venture curries favour with leading retailers

| 31/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal Baby food venture curries favour with leading retailers

‘for aisha’ started three years ago and has just agreed a deal with supermarket giant Asda. The venture is the first Halal baby food range in pouches in the UK.

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Australia: Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Australia:  Frequently asked questions about Halal Certification

HALAL certification and its place in the Australian grocery market is a consumer debate still cluttered by rumours and innuendo.

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Halal ‘good business,’ says head of Japan advisory group

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Halal ‘good business,’ says head of Japan advisory group

While he believes Japan generally has a favorable image in Muslim countries, Japanese have a tendency to associate the term “Islam” with terrorism.

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UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Blakemore Wholesale Launch New Halal Range with bruneihalal

The partnership established by Ghanim International UK Ltd enables Blakemore Wholesale to offer an extensive range of top quality Halal meat and poultry products.

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UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
UK: Bigger retailers taking an increasing interest in authentic Halal products

The last 12 months have been a period of steady expansion for KQF and, from their experience, interest in Halal foods seems to be growing all the time.

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UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
UK: The importance of labeling Halal Food as Stun or Non Stun.

The labeling of all foods is an important and direct means of communicating product information between buyers and sellers.

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Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

| 29/06/2015 | Reply
Growing Demand For Halal Foodstuff In Kazakhstan

Fuelled by growing awareness among its Muslim community on the importance of consuming food prepared in compliance with Islamic laws.

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UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

A consortium of investors from the Middle East acquired a majority stake in La Maison Cannelle, a Canadian food producer and will invest in expansion and organic growth.

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Religious identity and consumption among young British Muslims

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Religious identity and consumption among young British Muslims

Ogilvy Noor has found that 90% of Muslims asked said that their faith does affect their consumption habits.

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Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

Ramadan has emerged in recent years as a month of extravagant spending that is rivaled, some say, only by Christmas. This is making high end fashion houses focus on the Ramadan buyer.

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London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

A London Tesco store has come under fire after it displayed a bacon-flavoured Pringles Ramadan promotion. They are just putting up what P&G send them, but someone should have stopped it.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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UK: How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

| 13/06/2015 | Reply
UK: How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

Set to start next week, Ramadan and especially Eid increasingly signal a spending spree among Middle Eastern visitors to the UK.

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Italian firms look at halal, kosher opportunities

| 10/06/2015 | Reply
Italian firms look at halal, kosher opportunities

Italian producers encouraged to take up business opportunity of ‘Made in Italy’ products, which are a status symbol in Middle East, to be Halal certified.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

| 05/06/2015 | Reply
Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

Godiva Chocolatier plans to double its locations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the next six to 12 months as part of a global expansion plan.

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Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

Food business in the UAE is expected to see good times ahead, with local retailers anticipating a ten to 15 percent rise in sales during the period of Ramadan and all the way through Eid.

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UK: Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

| 25/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

“I am afraid my printer in Irvine made a mistake with the packaging. Of course black pudding can never be a halal product and we are sorry if anyone thought otherwise.”

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