Category: The Americas

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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Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

Paramount currently has 19 restaurants, called Halal, with immediate plans to open another eight locations.

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Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Candy companies bet on Halal for growth

Companies Docile and Peccin from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, certified their product lines as a strategy to boost sales to Arab countries.

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USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

| 12/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Aossey brothers convicted in Midamar halal beef export scheme

Sentencings for the brothers haven’t been set at this time. William Aossey remains in jail pending sentencing.

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US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
US Companies Plead Guilty to Conspiracy Over Halal Exports

Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each entered guilty pleas in federal court in Cedar Rapids to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

| 04/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

Midamar reached final settlement agreements with the US Department of Justice and USDA resolving charges stemming from a December 2014 indictment of the company.

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USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

| 02/09/2015 | 3 Replies
USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

American Halal Company, Inc. announced today the key addition to its executive leadership team of Haroon Jafree as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

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USA: American Halal acquires Mediterranean Snack Foods

| 24/08/2015 | Reply
USA: American Halal acquires Mediterranean Snack Foods

American Halal Co., Inc., parent company of Saffron Road, has acquired Mediterranean Snack Foods Co., L.L.C.

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Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

This was mainly exports to China, which stood at RM1.17bil, followed by US at RM1bil and Singapore RM807.58mil.

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Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

Holista Colltech Limited has announced the commercial availability of Halal food grade sheep collagen under the brand Ovinex.

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Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Islamic Climate Declaration calls for fossil fuel phase out

Islamic leaders from 20 countries today launched a bold Climate Change Declaration to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims on the issue of our time.

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Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

Indonesian government policies are keeping U.S. beef from re-entering the once-booming market.

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USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

After a 3.5-day jury trial in July, Aossey was convicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy, making false statements on export certificates, and wire fraud.

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Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

Halal refers to Muslim criteria for how food is raised slaughtered and prepared. But do the requirements make the food healthier?

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The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept based in New York City, has announced the signing of a 5-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto.

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US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

American labels may be pushing so-called Ramadan fashion overseas, but Muslim designers say there is a demand for it in the United States too.

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