Category: France

France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

| 06/08/2011 | Reply
France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

French retailers and food manufacturers are realizing there’s money to be made by embracing halal, food produced according to Islamic law. Though sales tend to spike during Ramadan, halal is very much a year-round market.

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France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
France: Clamour for health drives French chilled foods

Chilled processed food was one of the best performers within the broader French packaged food market in both value and volume terms in 2010. Sales were underpinned by strong demand for natural products beneficial to health and wellbeing, combined with increased innovation and consumers eating in more regularly.

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UK: Ocado shares plunge

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Ocado shares plunge

Ocado is launching its own products and it yesterday unveiled a partnership with Carrefour to sell the French chain’s food products. Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, said the link-up was the first of many “speciality” ranges that would include Oriental, kosher, halal and diabetic foods

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France: Staying Halal in Paris will not take you out of your way

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
France: Staying Halal in Paris will not take you out of your way

Paris is a treasure trove of restaurants showcasing food from all over the Middle East and North Africa, with a vast choice of patisseries and bakeries, gourmet caterers and halal butchers. Here is a short city guide for those looking to search for these places.

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France: Sarkozy’s debate targets Muslims

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
France: Sarkozy’s debate targets Muslims

The rhetoric employed is one means by which Sarkozy hopes to win over those who usually place their trust in the National Front, a party that has been revived by Marine Le Pen, daughter of France’s best-known postwar xenophobe, Jean-Marie Le Pen. With the latest opinion poll showing that 72% of French people do not believe Sarkozy can win next year’s presidential election, there’s no doubt that he needs all the support he can get.

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France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Miti, Jakim to discuss halal certification

PARIS: International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti) will be speaking to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) as part of its effort to assist foreign companies to obtain halal certification.

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France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

| 02/04/2011 | Reply
France: Halal product consumers increase 15 percent annually

A French economic consultants’ office said in a study published in December, 2010 that the Halal market in France has witnessed a noticeable development of which its financial returns amounted to 5.5 billion euro in 2010, pointing out that 4.5 billion were spent on food products and about one billion on restaurants.

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Paris Halal Expo gets underway

| 01/04/2011 | Reply
Paris Halal Expo gets underway

The halal market in France is worth in the region of 5Billion Euros and is growing at an estimated 10% annually. The annual Halal Trade Fair is back in Paris this year, and business is booming.

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France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

Reaching a consensus on halal standards will be difficult among France’s diverse, disparate Muslim population. Lacking an international structure like the Catholic Church to replicate at the national level, French Muslims remained largely unorganized until 2003, when government authorities helped found the French Council of the Muslim Faith as the representative of France’s “official Islam.” However, the organization has continually been undercut by rival factions and clashing loyalties that have made uniting French Muslims under a single structure — or unified halal Code — impossible.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | 1 Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

| 31/12/2010 | 1 Reply
France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

Trumpeted by its manufacturer as one more way that Muslims can integrate into European society, especially during the holiday season, the drink has been widely derided as a misguided and ultimately demeaning attempt to imitate non-Muslim habits.

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Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

| 03/11/2010 | Reply
Danisco to Target the Growing Halal Dairy Product Market

Danisco can offer manufacturers new opportunities to meet growing consumer demand for Halal-labelled dairy products. A string of internationally recognised Halal certifications at key production plants allows the ingredient company to supply a broad range of Halal cultures for cheese and yogurt production and Halal cheese coagulants.

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

With the France’s US$7.5bln Halal food market a year, Al Islami Foods, the leading producer of quality halal products in the Middle East, today revealed its plan to enter France’s food market, on the occasion of the 23rd edition of SIAL Expo, held in Paris, France, which ended today.

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Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

Through participation at major food events, like the upcoming Salon International de I’Alimentation (SIAL) Paris 2010 from Oct 17 to 21, Malaysian companies will be able to market their products to France’s Muslim community which is the largest in Europe.

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France’s wealthy young Muslims fuel boom in halal food

| 06/04/2010 | Reply
France’s wealthy young Muslims fuel boom in halal food

An affluent middle class of young Muslims is driving a boom in sales of halal products, including alcohol-free sparkling wine and Islam-approved foie gras in France. The new consumers, known as the beurgeois – a combination of bourgeois and beur, slang for a French person of North African descent – have spending power worth an […]

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Halal Food – a growing industry in France

| 01/04/2010 | Reply
Halal Food – a growing industry in France

A clip from France 24 TV station, on their International news section. This is a 15-minute interview with Cedomir Nestorovic, Professor of Marketing at ESSEC Business School and Nawal Dehiri, Research Analyst with Solis. The discussion covers some interesting points from both economic and political perspectives. You can see it here… http://www.france24.com/en/20100330-food-industry-economy-halal-islam-france

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Halal Burgers? Another French Brouhaha Over Islam

| 25/02/2010 | Reply
Halal Burgers? Another French Brouhaha Over Islam

The latest brouhaha was sparked by René Vandierendonck, the socialist mayor of the northern city of Roubaix, who this month railed against his local Quick outlet over its Nov. 30 decision to remove bacon burgers from its menu and replace them with a version using halal beef and a slice of smoked turkey.

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