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JTB, Singapore firm ink deal to promote halal certification in Japan

| 02/12/2019
JTB, Singapore firm ink deal to promote halal certification in Japan

The agreement aims to facilitate the growth and development of the halal food and travel industry in Japan, boost the export of halal products to and from Japan, and improve the experience of Muslim tourists in Japan.

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GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

| 11/09/2019
GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

A growing number of diners in the Gulf are tapping into smartphone applications to snap up meal deliveries, a trend that is expected to accelerate as technology redefines the food sector.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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UK: Halal Guys see sales drop following UberEats delisting

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
UK: Halal Guys see sales drop following UberEats delisting

Until recently the food delivery service has allowed new operators awaiting an inspection to be listed on the platform.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

| 14/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

Sources confirmed the lounge was ordered to close just an hour before Ne-Yo was set to appear, and that it wasn’t a matter of licensing.

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Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Japan’s Zensho agreed to pay $53 mln for Malaysian halal restaurant chain -source

The deal increases the Japanese firm’s presence in Southeast Asia, adding to current operations in Malaysia as well as Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

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UK: Fast food chain GDK to open 14 new locations in UK

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Fast food chain GDK to open 14 new locations in UK

The company also signed agreements to enter Ontario and British Columbia provinces, and is currently in talks with franchisees to open new outlets in Manhattan and New Jersey, New York.

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Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

Has the doner kebab become a political issue in Europe? While the idea might seem humorous, this is a serious question.

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Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

| 16/05/2019 | Reply
Spain: Grupo Norteños leads the export of Halal meat … thanks to McDonald’s

The Halal Institute, based in Córdoba, reports the boom in this market: Spanish slaughterhouses have gone from 28 authorized in 2010 to 86 in 2019.

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Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

| 09/05/2019 | Reply
Canada: Getting a handle on the halal consumer

Kevin Andrews, director of control brand marketing at Loblaw, which has its own halal brand called Sufra, added that at the end of the day halal consumers want good tasting food.

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UK: Salam Planet Acquires Halal Dining Club

| 07/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Salam Planet Acquires Halal Dining Club

Salam Planet is an important step forward for Halal Dining Club to create a broader lifestyle app for Muslims aligns perfectly with their own expansion model.

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USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Today, customers can buy Beyond Meat protein in stores, or eat items made with Beyond Meat proteins at some fast food chains, such as Carl’s Jr.

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Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required.

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Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

High rates of diabetes, obesity and a lack of focus on preventive medicine were blamed after Gulf countries slumped in a global health ranking.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

Partnership with the premier haute cuisine festival focuses on elevated programming on the Fine Food Live demo stage.

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Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

| 15/02/2019 | Reply
Riz Global Foods will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2019: 17-21 February

Riz Global Foods is offering the most High Quality Halal products which are not just Halal but are also Tayyib. These are the products consumers are looking for today.

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