Category: Retail

Malaysia: Nestlé celebrates 100 years

| 11/05/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé celebrates 100 years

Today Nestlé Malaysia produces about 300 halal products in its food and beverage range which are exported to more than 50 countries worldwide. Nestlé Malaysia is now the company’s global Halal Centre of Excellence.

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European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

| 26/04/2012 | Reply
European Union Calls on Packaging Industry to Help Limit Food Waste

Ninety million tons of food is wasted each year in the European Union. The UK-based Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) is working with major food packaging companies to develop new pack technologies that increase shelf life.

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Saudi Arabia: Lulu plans logistics center in the UK

| 22/04/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Lulu plans logistics center in the UK

“Lulu Sourcing and Logistics Center”, to be opened in the UK, will be an integral part of commitment to Britain, from where Lulu Hypermarkets of the Gulf have been importing products worth 24 million pounds annually. The Lulu’s center will be located in Birmingham.

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Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

| 18/04/2012 | Reply
Philippines: International Food Exhibition (IFEX) 2013

The International Food Exhibition (IFEX) is the biggest government-sponsored international food and beverage show in the Philippines. It is relaunching as “Asia’s Ethnic Food and Ingredients Show”.

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UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

| 12/04/2012 | Reply
UK: Multi-million pound Halal facility now open

Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range of curries called ‘Royal Halal’. Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Waitrose will all have these products in their Frozen Food section.

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Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

| 08/04/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: Pak food brands set to make UAE foray

Leading Pakistan brands in frozen meat, edible oil and herbal products are set to launch their operations in the emirate that will boost food business between the two countries.

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USA: Hewar Social Communications Wins ARF David Ogilvy Award

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
USA: Hewar Social Communications Wins ARF David Ogilvy Award

Hewar Social Communications is pleased to announce that the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) has awarded it and client, Saffron Road Foods™, with the prestigious David Ogilvy Award for the Digital + Media category.

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South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

| 30/03/2012 | Reply
South Africa: Hot, cross Christians fired up over halal-certified buns

Some members of the Christian community are angry at Woolworths, a major South African retail chain, for putting a halal certification mark on packages of hot cross buns sold ahead of Easter.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

| 28/03/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Halal eyes Europe, Asia in big way

Currently, Brunei Halal Brand is heading towards the European market by penetrating into the UK market first. Apart from making its presence felt in the UK, Brunei Halal Brand is slowly but steadily spreading its wings across Asia and the region. Brunei Halal Brand is all set to start production in Thailand and India, while it’s already doing so in Malaysia and Spain.

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UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
UK: ‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

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UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

| 22/03/2012 | Reply
UK: Lord Noon’s Bombay Halwa launches Royal Halal in UK

Lord Gulam Noon, who produces 1.5 million curries a week for various food brands, launched ‘Royal Halal’ meals under his own family-owned brand at the company headquarters, Bombay Halwa in Southall, Middlesex.

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Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

The Parti Québécois, which in today’s incarnation eagerly seizes any excuse to exploit Quebecers’ cultural insecurities for electoral gain, promptly piled on, denouncing the halal propagation as an unreasonable accommodation incompatible with Quebec values.

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France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

| 18/03/2012 | Reply
France: Butchers beef up French presidential campaign

President Nicolas Sarkozy has lamented the decline of the traditional French butcher and now wants all meat clearly marked—halal, kosher or French—while Prime Minister Francois Fillon has suggested the ritual slaughter of animals by Muslims and Jews is out of sync with modern times.

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Australia: General Public Paying For Halal Certification Whether They Like it or Not

| 12/03/2012 | Reply
Australia: General Public Paying For Halal Certification Whether They Like it or Not

The Halal economy is booming, with everything from food and cosmetics, to leisure products and holidays, being awarded Halal certification. The cost exceeds that of normal goods meaning consumers are paying to make a certain few millionaires. Video report.

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Germany: Halal and Kosher dairy demand on the rise

| 05/03/2012 | Reply
Germany: Halal and Kosher dairy demand on the rise

Consumer demand for Halal and Kosher-based dairy ingredients is on the rise globally, but demand not only demands careful evaluation of ingredients, but also strict regulation of product packaging, production processes and facilities.

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UAE: Digital presence a must for Middle East brands

| 05/03/2012 | Reply
UAE: Digital presence a must for Middle East brands

The TNS Digital Life study, which surveyed 60,000 respondents globally, found that 20 per cent of actual in-store sales are influenced by pre-purchase digital touch points, suggesting that brands must be the driver of information before user-generated material takes hold.

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USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

| 29/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Ahmad Adam, The Entrepreneur Behind Halal Chicken at Crescent Foods

Yvonne Maffei of My Halal Kitchen interviews Ahmad Adam. “I would say that Mr. Ahmad Adam, the entrepreneur behind Crescent Foods, is doing more than just bring us all great chicken. He’s changing the way we think about halal, community, and the ability to rise to greater potential in this market.”

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Saudi Arabia: Private Equity firms buy key stake in Saudi food group

| 22/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Private Equity firms buy key stake in Saudi food group

Levant Capital, an investment firm focused on regional private equity investments and Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) said they have jointly acquired a controlling stake in Saudi-based Al-Raya For Foodstuff Company for $100 million. The transaction presents an opportunity for Levant Capital and CVCI to capitalize on the growth in consumer-driven demand and the increasingly attractive middle income segment of the Gulf region’s largest economy.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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Malaysia: Traders to be required to disclose Halal status of leather products!

| 06/02/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Traders to be required to disclose Halal status of leather products!

The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry is drawing up a regulation to make it compulsory for traders to disclose the halal status of leather goods. Its secretary-general Datuk Saripuddin Kasim said this was to enable them to display separately, leather items such as bags, shoes and clothing that are made from non-halal material.

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