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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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Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Corporate West embraces Ramadan but culturally it’s a work in progress

Business knows Muslims are a valuable part of the Western market. In this appreciation, it is well ahead of the rest of society.

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

| 24/04/2019 | 1 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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Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

A bigger version of the park called the Halal Lifestyle District will begin construction in the next year or two.

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USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

The food industry is one of the innumerable industries that have embraced blockchain technology and Abertsons has joined the blockchain revolution.

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How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

| 22/03/2019 | Reply
How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

Food suppliers are making efforts to guarantee the provenance of their food themselves, using new tools such as blockchain technology and tracking supply chains to approach food fraud.

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UK: 35% of Food & Drink Businesses Impacted by Plant-Based Trend

| 17/03/2019 | Reply
UK: 35% of Food & Drink Businesses Impacted by Plant-Based Trend

Buyers with an appetite for the latest food & drink trends, will be able to tap into the most up-to-date innovations and insights at IFE 2019 – TAKING PLACE NOW at ExCeL London

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Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

| 12/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How can we restore trust in the food industry?

According to surveys, 66% of consumers don’t believe the information which is displayed on the food labels. This has put a growing pressure on food companies and authorities globally.

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Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

And what does Dubai do best? Build the world’s greatest brands by Muslims and non-Muslims for Muslims and non-Muslims. Emirates, Jumeirah, Emaar and more.

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Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

Malaysia could provide an alternative to the Chinese importers affected by the 25 per cent tariffs imposed by the US.

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

The importers are notified that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages.

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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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Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Nestle: IBM Food Trust Blockchain Set to Expand to New Suppliers, Consumers in 2019

The IBM Food Trust blockchain has been underway since fall 2016, with the first product trials spearheaded by Walmart in China in December 2016.

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Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meet the halal beauty brand looking to appeal to consumers regardless of their religious beliefs

Launching in the UK this June, Shade M will start with 16 shades of liquid lipstick, before rolling out a full range of beauty products.

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Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

| 11/02/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why fashion brands must try harder to capture the ‘Muslim pound’

This diverse, global and super savvy customer base are increasingly characterised by a desire for conservative clothing with genuine fashion credentials.

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