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Canada: Coffee is the newest battleground for fast food giants

| 12/11/2011 | Reply
Canada: Coffee is the newest battleground for fast food giants

There’s some irony in news that McDonald’s and Tim Hortons are jumping into the high-end coffee business. With a Starbucks practically on every corner, it’s become the McDonald’s of coffee in some people’s minds, a mega corporation whose core product is getting mediocre reviews.

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Opinion: Brands That Survive Will Be The Brands That Make Life Better

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Brands That Survive Will Be The Brands That Make Life Better

A new study of consumer engagement finds that companies that aren’t making a difference—to the world and to consumers—aren’t going to be around much longer. Instead of just making your product incrementally better than the competitor, you need to create impact.

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USA: Startup Dwolla wants to completely kill credit cards

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Startup Dwolla wants to completely kill credit cards

With Dwolla, payments are made directly from your bank account. No credit or debit cards are allowed. And because they don’t exist in the system, we don’t have to bring the fees into the system. You can spend any amount of money and when you do that, the person on the other end doesn’t have to pay 1, 2, 3 or 4%. They only pay $0.25 a transaction.

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Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

With financial support from the Australian Government and advice from animal advocacy charity Animals Australia, the Princess Alia Foundation has introduced stunning for more than 80 per cent of all livestock slaughtered in Jordan.

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Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

| 09/11/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI remains alert amid China’s barrage of halal products

MUI’s Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM) chief Lukmanul Hakim acknowledged the vast development of the Chinese halal industry, but said that the LPPOM, acting as Indonesia’s halal certification authority, did not see itself engaging in any Chinese cooperation any time soon.

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UK: Pure Halal Beauty

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Pure Halal Beauty

Pure Halal Beauty, a store dedicated solely to Halal Certified and Vegan Registered beauty products, opened its doors last Christmas in Birmingham’s Pavilions Shopping Centre. Now less than a year after opening the business is booming.

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China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

| 08/11/2011 | Reply
China: Chinese Muslims develop Halal industry

Chinese Muslims have announced plans to develop halal industries to accommodate not just the needs of fellow Chinese Muslims in China but also Muslims in other countries.

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UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
UK: Women & Islam – The rise and rise of the convert

Three-quarters of Britons who become Muslim are female. Now a major new study has shed light on the difficulties they face in adjusting to their new life.

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Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

| 06/11/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Thumbs up for Halal cosmetics

An expert in Halal cosmetics Science and technology from Japan has said that Brunei has the potential to develop its own Halal cosmetics industry. Mr Takahashi stated this while presenting his working paper entitled “Halal Cosmetics: An Expert’s View and Recommendations for the Brunei’s Initiatives” in a seminar held by the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.

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UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

| 04/11/2011 | Reply
UK: No room for complacency in red meat market

The livestock industry needs to think more carefully about animal health and increasing consumer interest in red meat if it is to continue to benefit from current high prices.

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Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

| 03/11/2011 | Reply
Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

A group of Muslim restaurant franchisees is fighting fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in court over the right to sell hand-slaughtered Halal meat for religious reasons.

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USA: AMCC Spotlights Growing Muslim Market

| 03/11/2011 | Reply
USA: AMCC Spotlights Growing Muslim Market

American demographics are changing significantly, and if companies want to survive, they will need to think differently about how they reach various communities, such as Muslims, within multicultural societies.

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Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

| 02/11/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal confectionery for children

Although the initial influx of entrepreneurship from several Muslim-backed or owned companies gave rise to the increased trend for Halal confectionary sales, it has inevitably been due to the large corporate confectionery manufacturers, that we have seen this surge in the Halal confectionery consumer market.

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USA: Midamar Director Jalel Aossey Speak on Keys to Success in the Halal Industry

| 01/11/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar Director Jalel Aossey Speak on Keys to Success in the Halal Industry

As the first Halal Food company to develop an e-commerce site in the year 2000 and the first Halal brand to export from the USA to Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Midamar has established itself as an innovative leader in the Halal Industry.

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Appeal to change airline catering label from “MOML” (Muslim Meal) to “HLML” (Halal Meal)

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Appeal to change airline catering label from “MOML” (Muslim Meal) to “HLML” (Halal Meal)

Mohamed Jinna, CEO of Halal India is trying to assist with raising awareness amongst Halal certifiers internationally to address the issue of the labelling of Halal meals on airlines worldwide.

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Halal India signs MoU with Halal Nepal

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Halal India signs MoU with Halal Nepal

Mr Jinna, CEO, Halal India, stated that this MoU will help with bringing these two countries together in many ways. Lots of products are being exported from India to Nepal and now Halal India certified products will be available for the significant Muslim population of Nepal.

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Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

Exemptions that allow some Australian abattoirs to conduct ritual slaughters without prior stunning will continue, after the country’s agriculture ministers last week failed to resolve discussions on calls for their withdrawal.

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USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

| 29/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

The controversy over the appropriate method of slaughtering an animal while taking account of the Islamic rules and meeting consumers’ demand erupted again with a recent decision by the Al-Safa company. Halal Advocates of America says that Al Safa changed its slaughter process for chickens without informing its customers beforehand.

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Opinion: Can We Really Speak of a ‘Muslim Consumer’?

| 29/10/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Can We Really Speak of a ‘Muslim Consumer’?

When it comes to the growing arena of marketing to Muslims, the big question that the marketing industry is grappling with is: can you really speak of such a thing as a single homogeneous Muslim consumer, regardless of where they are in the world?

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UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

Call for papers! Join Islamic Marketing scholars, researchers and experts from more than 30 countries, meet many ambassadors and commercial counselors, listen to UAE business gurus, win major awards, and publish in three international journals, and more!

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