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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

| 11/09/2019
Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

Migros, Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, has instituted a blockchain food tracking system with the help of TE-Food to aid in essential areas in the supply chain.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

| 04/09/2019
Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

The continued growth of social media, meanwhile, is changing how food is marketed. The need for novel, diverse food offerings is becoming increasingly important.

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UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

| 26/08/2019
UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

The report suggests that illegal beef production from unapproved premises or without the proper inspections account for almost 43% of reported fraud in the global beef supply chain.

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Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

| 25/08/2019
Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

GlobalData tracks the top 100 influencers in ethical fashion via its Influencer platform.

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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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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

The increasing use of online retail sales channels has led to opportunities for businesses to use data analytics to understand and target customers using their websites and mobile phone apps.

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Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

| 20/07/2019 | Reply
Thailand: One-stop centre for halal products

ASEAN Mall in Pattani, southern Thailand, will serve as a one-stop centre for the promotion of halal products from Asean member countries to penetrate the international market.

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Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

| 18/07/2019 | Reply
Indonesia seeks lead in global modest-fashion industry

It stands to reason that Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, would be a leader in this booming multibillion-dollar industry.

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UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

| 28/05/2019 | Reply
UK: British Muslim shoppers found wanting during Ramadan

Ahead of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr in June, British Muslim shoppers are stocking up for what is the biggest religious event of the year.

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USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
USA: Vegan products face a pea shortage as consumers avoid soy-based foods

“Any chance you have to break up these large commodity crop monocultures like corn and wheat and soy, it’s going to be such a benefit, even if it’s with a single other crop,” Center for Biological Diversity.

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UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

| 24/05/2019 | Reply
UK: Morrisons the first supermarket to ban fruit plastic packaging

When Morrisons customers buy loose fruit and veg, they can either take them through the checkout loose or bag them in Morrisons recyclable paper bags.

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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 | 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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