Category: The Americas

Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

| 17/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

BRF wants proceeds from the sale of the One Foods stake to help propel the latter’s expansion into Asian Muslim nations.

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Canada: Chudleigh’s baked goods launch in India

| 14/03/2017 | Reply
Canada: Chudleigh’s baked goods launch in India

Riz Global Foods had the opportunity to have successfully launched a range of Frozen Halal Desserts from Chudleigh’s at the AAHAR show in India.

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Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

“Prices of Canadian products are usually higher because of their superior quality,” and companies need to understand the culture of the market they’re going to enter.

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As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

| 02/03/2017 | Reply
As Canadian exports diversify, Riz Global Foods finds success in the Middle East

A study by the Conference Board of Canada found that SMEs owned by recent immigrants to Canada, are more likely to export, and they are also among the fastest-growing SMEs.

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Canada: Riz Global Foods takes a Taste of Canada to Gulfood

| 26/02/2017 | Reply
Canada: Riz Global Foods takes a Taste of Canada to Gulfood

Riz Global specializes in Canadian Halal produced Meats, Prepared Foods, and their New Innovative Gourmet offerings.

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USA: The Rise of Halal-certified Food

| 24/02/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: The Rise of Halal-certified Food

Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the Halal certification.

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USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

What is it about The Halal Guys that diners love so much? Well, first it’s the food. The Halal Guys food cart, with the tagline “we are different,” has over 8,000 reviews on Yelp.

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Islamic finance and digital currencies: The halal aspect

| 12/02/2017 | Reply
Islamic finance and digital currencies: The halal aspect

With the growing utilisation of fintech in the Islamic finance sector, the question arises what role digital currencies and blockchain technologies play in Shariah banking.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

This conference will bring the accreditation organizations and the recognition bodies together along with the industry to discuss how best to implement both schemes.

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Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the travel ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Canada: The Halal Market

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Canada: The Halal Market

For those who do seek halal certification, market opportunities in Canada and abroad seem ripe. But will Canadian processors take advantage of it?

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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

BRF will take a 60 percent stake in the joint venture, while the Qatar Investment Authority will take 40 percent in a deal that calculates Banvit’s enterprise value at $470 million.

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Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

The tax was raised from 5% to 20%. Saudi Arabia imports 57% of the poultry it consumes and Brazil holds an 88% share of these imports.

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Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

Brazilian food exporter BRF SA is seeking to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of a 20 percent stake of a unit logo-1focused on the halal processed food market via an initial public offering.

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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

60 countries at Istanbul World Halal Summit unite, taking joint position against US dollar, instead using local currencies or gold in trade. Also demand investment in Halal sector.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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Halal Packaging Market

| 10/12/2016 | Reply
Halal Packaging Market

The Halal packaging market can be segmented on the basis of end use industry, which typically includes food and beverages, cosmetics, and others.

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