Category: Saudi Arabia

Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Thailand: TUF joins forces with Saudi food firm Savola

HAI UNION Frozen Products (TUF), the world’s leading seafood processor, and Savola Foods Company, one of the largest food companies in the Middle East, have announced a joint venture.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Riyadh travel show draws 15,000 visitors

The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), which attracted a huge turnout of visitors estimated to be more than 15,000, concluded successfully on Friday. The total recorded number of visitors at RTF2014 was 13,678. Around 500 exhibitors from 50 countries displayed their products and services at the show. Tourism ministries and boards from […]

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OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

| 16/04/2015 | 3 Replies
OIC Stresses Need For Sole Regulator Of Halal Certification

OIC Secretary-General Tan Sri Iyad Ameen Madani has stressed the need for having one regulatory body for Halal certification led by the OIC through SMIIC.

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Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition 2015 kicks off

The exhibition gathers more than 350 local and international companies. It will also host the 8th Exhibition of Agribusiness Industries of the OIC member states.

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Malaysia To Pioneer Foray Into Halal Vaccine Market

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
Malaysia To Pioneer Foray Into Halal Vaccine Market

The establishment of a Saudi Arabian-owned halal vaccine plant, AJ Pharma Holding, which is set to start operations in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan in 2017.

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WHS: Global Halal Market’s Immense Potential Acknowledged

| 03/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Global Halal Market’s Immense Potential Acknowledged

The current state of the global Islamic economy and the role of accreditation in regulating the global Halal food market.

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Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Islamic Economy is a baseless theory’

When Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal, the pioneer of Islamic Banking, was interviewed about Islamic Economy he explained: “What we have today is a baseless theory.”

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Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

| 09/03/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food is being thrown away

It is estimated that between a third and half of the food produced in GCC countries goes to waste. Despite that, GCC countries are investing in farmlands abroad.

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UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
UAE: More transparency urged for Halal imports

Despite industry efforts, food industry experts warn that not all products labelled and sold as halal in some Arab countries are, actually, halal.

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GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
GCC food exporters marked out as next for new halal certification

Halal food exporters from the GGC will be the next to fall in line with the UAE’s new global standard, a GCC official said yesterday.

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Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

| 03/01/2015 | 1 Reply
Saudia Arabia’s Airline May Introduce Gender-Segregated Flights

Emirates 247 reports that the new gender segregation guidelines will address “recurrent complaints” from Saudia’s buyers.

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Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

| 31/12/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: AAHC plans $266m investment in food sector

Abdulaziz Alsaghyir Holding , plans to pump about SR1 billion ($266 million) into the food sector in the next five years.

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Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
Mars treat for Saudis: A chocolate factory in Rabigh

Following an initial investment of $60 million and allocation of an additional $150 million over the next decade, Mars Saudi Arabia opens its first chocolate factory in the Kingdom.

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HH Prince Khalid bin Saud opens Foodex Saudi 2014

| 26/11/2014 | Reply
HH Prince Khalid bin Saud opens Foodex Saudi 2014

The second edition of Foodex Saudi was inaugurated yesterday by HH Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud, Deputy Chairman of the Meteorology and Environmental Protection Technical Affairs.

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Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

| 20/11/2014 | Reply
Shariah Beer Thirst Shows Halal Stock Promise

The popularity of Halal products such as Barbican that comply with the Quran’s tenets helped drive a 4.6 percent gain in the SAMI Halal Food Index of shares this year.

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7 things about Saudi Arabia’s F&B industry that every foreign investor should know

| 19/11/2014 | Reply
7 things about Saudi Arabia’s F&B industry that every foreign investor should know

Saudi Arabia is the single-largest food market in the Gulf, accounting for more than 60% of the region’s total food consumption….

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Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Foodex Saudi 2014 to provide platform for F&B sector

Saudi Food Forum 17-20 November 2014 focuses on responsible development of Saudi Arabia’s $70 billion F&B industry.

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Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to host KSA’s first food forum

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to host KSA’s first food forum

The Food Forum with more than 100 investors will be held to promote intra-regional trade among member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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