Category: The Americas

Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

Shipments will start once the company completes the certification of halal products and when it passes the verification inspection.

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Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

The presentencing report also recommends a four-level increase for Aossey’s role as manager or supervisor, which according to law can impact prison term.

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US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures.

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Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

A matchmaking event for Brazilian exporters and Arab importers of foodstuffs began this Tuesday (1st) at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

The group has been committed to keeping franchisees happy and satisfied, to ensure profit, continuity and further growth and success.

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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

Overseas property professionals are increasingly looking at ways of appealing to Muslim investors and providing Shariah-compliant opportunities.

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USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

Millennial entrepreneurship in America is on the rise, and over half of Muslims in America are between the ages of 18-39, skewing much younger than the general population.

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Halal is available on the Brazilian market

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Halal is available on the Brazilian market

Finding food bearing the halal label on Brazilian supermarket shelves is not an easy task. Very few items carry the attestation that their consumption is allowed to Muslims.

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USA: Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials

| 28/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Startups Cater To Muslim Millennials

“A tech-savvy generation is moving far beyond the old neighborhood and the corner stores their parents and grandparents built and relied on.”

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Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that.

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Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

| 23/10/2015 | Reply
Qatar: Businesses sign $80m deals at export development forum

‘From Niche to Mainstream: Halal Goes Global’ is the first publication to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market.

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Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

| 21/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Halal tourism’ market emerges

Now there’s a movement in the tourism industry to widen the “halal tourism” market to cater to Muslim travelers worldwide, particularly those from wealthy Gulf Arab states.

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Opinion: ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

| 14/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  ‘There is a market for an international halal brand’

“With today’s mobility, consumers want to find products they trust wherever they happen to be. A global brand makes that easy.”

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USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

| 09/10/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar, Islamic Services Hit With $600,000 Forfeiture

The order was entered after the business entities each pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

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Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Islamic fashion companies face challenges in new markets

It’s not just Muslims that look for Islamic fashion items. Some non-Muslims are also interested in halal or modest fashion, experts said at GIES.

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Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Urban Muslim youth are making an impact

“Young Muslim consumers are simply an untapped demographic for big brands and businesses,” says Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Editor-in-chief and Founder of Muslimgirl.net

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Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

| 07/10/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic halal economy set to grow, say experts

Many products that were sharia-compliant by nature are now being certified as halal, contributing to the increase in the size of the halal economy.

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UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

| 22/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: IFDC Launchs New Fashion Category

Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC) has signed a 16-store deal with global retailers to introduce their Pret-A-Cover™ for modest wear.

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