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UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

Two days of collaboration, thoughtful panel discussions, informative presentations and plentiful networking within mainstream halal food industry took place at the recent HFA Halal Industry Conference.

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New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
New Zealand exporters resume lamb trade with Iran

On May 22 Wellington processor Taylor Preston will ship a modest 60 tonnes of frozen cuts to mark the resumption of the trade.

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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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UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
UAE: Increased GCC visitor numbers swell ATM 2017

Muslim travel is a key sector for economic development and job creation throughout the world, generating $139 billion in GDP and creating 4.5 million jobs worldwide.

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How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
How Modanisa Tapped Into the $200 Billion Global Muslim Fashion Market

Customers don’t need to come to the store to order; they can do so while sitting at home. Also, order shipping is no more hectic as they’ll get the order at their doorstep.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Role of the Lifestyle Sector in the Islamic Economy

If a certain lifestyle unites a large proportion of people, as is the case with Islamic lifestyle, this promises significant opportunities.

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UK: MLE-Connect – Appeal to the youth and they will come

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
UK: MLE-Connect – Appeal to the youth and they will come

This was the main takeaway of an international panel titled “The Role of Muslim Lifestyle and Youth in the Islamic Economy,” which was part of MLE Connect 2017 in London.

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UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

With over 45 varieties of certified Halal meats by Haji Baba, in certain stores this Ramadan. Asda is your one stop shop for all your Iftari essentials.

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Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Pakistan failing to make money from halal goods trade

The country has a less productive system with primitive processing system working in the absence of a value chain besides the very obvious quality control issues.

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Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Why are so many Muslims suddenly visiting Japan?

Savvy destinations that adapt to serve halal food and provide prayer rooms are reaping the benefits of an increase in tourism by visitors from Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
Belgium just banned kosher and halal slaughter

Belgium’s Wallooon region has voted to ban kosher and halal meats by outlawing the slaughter of unstunned animals.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

| 06/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

A lot of food festivals don’t survive early success. The first Halal Food Festival in 2013 was expected to draw 5,000 guests and 30,000 people showed up.

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UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
UK in a “perfect” position to become leading player in Muslim Lifestyle Economy

The UK is now widely recognised as a key market for the Muslim lifestyle sector with brands and businesses from across the world keen to connect with consumers.

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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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Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to table blueprint on Bumiputera involvement in halal industry

A blueprint on Bumiputera entrepreneurs involvement in the halal industry, which is aimed at enhancing their contribution to the country’s exports, will be tabled to the Malaysia Halal Council’s meeting on June 1.

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Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: DTI urged to hasten halal certification IRR

DTI to fast track the completion of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10817 or the Halal Export Development and Promotional Act.

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Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

Unilever invested Php 1.7 billion for the manufacturing plant in Cavite, which is eyed to be the halal hub for markets of Southeast Asia and Australia.

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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food solution to transform lives

An innovative new Halal food solution hopes to transform the lives of 427 million Muslims living in Non-Muslim countries – by making the process of finding great halal dining options simple.

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