Category: USA

Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

Unilever is going after two “growth vectors,” as Jope calls them, that are particularly attractive to the highly coveted millennial cohort: “brands with purpose” and the natural segment.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

This will enable more people to put their money in Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law.

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USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

At Gulfood Manufacturing, the company is exhibiting the food manufacturing equipment and restaurant kitchen equipment to GCC business that want to expand operations or upgrade their facilities.

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Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

| 18/10/2017 | 1 Reply
Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

“There’s so much beauty in the Muslim world. Both in the shared artistic past of the Islamic community and the vibrant present of Muslim cultures around the world. That is the story that needs to be told,” says Sarah Ansari.

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USA: Nationwide Rallies to Fight for Organic Food

| 16/10/2017 | Reply
USA: Nationwide Rallies to Fight for Organic Food

Organic food is in danger of losing its meaning, with corporate lobbyists pushing the National Organic Standards Board to include hydroponic production in the Organic label.

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Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

Paramount signed a franchise agreement with SLS Hospitality Group to immediately open restaurants in New Jersey and Massachusetts, with New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut slated to be signed later this year.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

Halal pharmaceuticals include the vaccines and nutraceuticals containing ingredients which are compliant with the Shariah (Islamic religious) law.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

CVS to remove controversial chemicals — parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde donors (preservative ingredients that can release formaldehyde over time) — from store-brand products.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

During the forum, it was proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be signed among PEZA, ARMM and the US Halal Chamber of Commerce .

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