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Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

Dieppe-based Bonté Foods are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for Halal food, as they received certification earlier this week to produce some of its signature products throughout Canada that will be certified Halal.

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UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

Media campaigns to stir up concern on halal production are failing to hit home with consumers at the point of purchase, retailers have claimed.

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UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

The premium halal brand, launched in 2009, is said to be the first proper attempt to put together a global halal brand that will reap the potential commercial returns of catering to the consumption needs of Muslims worldwide.

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Whole Foods reports soaring profit, names co-CEO

| 14/05/2010 | Reply
Whole Foods reports soaring profit, names co-CEO

Whole Foods said its second-quarter profit nearly doubled from a year ago, exceeding expectations, as consumers traded up to more expensive items. This supports the idea that even in hard times, people will continue to buy food, and that in the quest for value, many choose quality over price. Halal manufacturers take note…

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Halal Food – a growing industry in France

| 01/04/2010 | Reply
Halal Food – a growing industry in France

A clip from France 24 TV station, on their International news section. This is a 15-minute interview with Cedomir Nestorovic, Professor of Marketing at ESSEC Business School and Nawal Dehiri, Research Analyst with Solis. The discussion covers some interesting points from both economic and political perspectives. You can see it here… http://www.france24.com/en/20100330-food-industry-economy-halal-islam-france

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Walmart unveils new global sourcing strategy

| 29/01/2010 | Reply
Walmart unveils new global sourcing strategy

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said Thursday it is reorganizing its global
sourcing structure to reduce costs, accelerate speed to market and
improve the quality of products.
The initiative is part of parent company Walmart’s new global
sourcing strategy, which includes creating global merchandising centers,
changing leadership and structure, and forming a strategic alliance
with global sourcing company Li & Fung.

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We are competing with the superstores

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
We are competing with the superstores

A local Halal grocery store in the UK is upping its standards on hygiene, and separating the butcher side of the business from the grocery section for less risk of contamination. They still have to compete with the superstores, but this investment in making their Halal store a hygenic and well organised environment is important for the reputation of Halal in the UK. Young Muslims are looking for these clean modern Halal stores to shop in nowadays.

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Marketing to Muslims poses a challenge for retailers

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
Marketing to Muslims poses a challenge for retailers

The issues surrounding marketing to the American Muslim consumer are clearly not simple for retailers and marketers. While the collective spending power of the Muslim community is impressive, there are obvious risks associated with reaching out directly. The L A Times article reckons that “Happy Eid” wont be joining “Merry Xmas”  – or even “Happy Hanukkah” any time soon.

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Anchorage’s first halal grocery opens

| 19/01/2010 | Reply
Anchorage’s first halal grocery opens

Anchorage is now home to nearly 4,000 Muslims, up from a hundred or so when Lamin Jobarteh, who hails from the West African nation of Gambia arrived in Alaska to attend graduate school in the 1990s. After watching the growing community order bulk shipments of Halal meat and speciality groceries from Seattle and Vancouver for years, Jobarteh left his career as a business banker and has now opened ‘Alaska’s First Halal Grocery’.

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France – Fast food chain goes Halal

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
France – Fast food chain goes Halal

The Belgian fast-food chain Quick is experimenting with halal
restaurants in France. The branches will only serve
products which comply with the Islamic food requirements. Since
mid-December, eight Quicks in France changed over completely to halal
food: Toulouse, Marseille (2), Roubaix, Villeurbanne, Argenteuil,
Garges-lès-Gonesse and Buchelay.

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Five SMEs ship halal food to Britain

| 12/01/2010 | Reply
Five SMEs ship halal food to Britain

KUALA LUMPUR: Five small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers from Malaysia are preparing to ship their halal
food products worth RM600,000 to Britain to be sold at 180 Tesco stores
there as part of the efforts by Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd to bring
Malaysian products to the global arena.

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France today: a tale of halal foie gras and burkas Burka

| 09/01/2010 | Reply
France today: a tale of halal foie gras and burkas Burka

Sales of halal foie gras have increased ten-fold in the last two
years, delighting supermarket chains across France. “It is one of our
bestsellers, we were selling more than 30 a day” said the manager of a
Parisian branch of Carrefour, while a spokesman for a leading meat
wholesalers announced that demand for halal duck and halal capon has
been “unprecedented” in 2009.

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Carrefour To Open Three New Hypermarkets This Month

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Carrefour To Open Three New Hypermarkets This Month

Carrefour is positioning itself to emerge as the top foreign hypermarket operator in Malaysia. When asked about the market penetration of Malaysia’s
halal products to other regional markets, Marketing and Communications Director for Malaysia and Singapore Low
Ngai Yuen said said Malaysia was
respected, globally, as a leading halal products manufacturer.


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Muslims find more halal foods on European store shelves

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Muslims find more halal foods on European store shelves

Interest
is growing among companies that want to offer products for the Muslim
market because trade in halal products is growing not only in Germany
and Europe but worldwide, with Muslims projected to be 30 per cent of
the world population by 2025. The
largest halal markets are in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Middle East. In Europe, Germany, France and Britain are the largest.

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Former Halfords in Bradford to become Halal supermarket

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Former Halfords in Bradford to become Halal supermarket

A former motor store which has become an eyesore since it closed more
than a decade ago is set to be turned into a £3 million Asian
superstore. It is a sign of the times, and another indication of the vibrant role that the Muslim community continue to play in the UK economy. It is also an indication of the strengthening of the Halal consumer market in Europe in general.

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Carrefour to open Singapore supermarkets with Halal sections

| 30/12/2009 | Reply
Carrefour to open Singapore supermarkets with Halal sections

FRENCH hypermarket chain Carrefour will be opening six to eight supermarkets and a hypermarket
in suburban areas in the next three years. It will invest more than $84 million in the upcoming supermarkets
and hypermarket, which will be located in the northern, north-eastern
and western areas of Singapore.

All of its new stores will also have halal sections – called Halal
Select – in its bakery, butchery and fish departments, which were
launched yesterday in its two existing hypermarkets in Suntec City and
Plaza Singapura.

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It’s a steal: sales stack up at Asda

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
It’s a steal: sales stack up at Asda

A day in the life at an Asda store where 75% of
the 70,000 customers who visit every week are from ethnic minorities.

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UK Supermarkets seize chance for land grab

| 19/12/2009 | Reply
UK Supermarkets seize chance for land grab

Britain’s supermarkets
are using the property crash to seize sites for new stores in a land
grab that could redefine the retail sector for years to come. The
move will consolidate the supermarkets’ stranglehold over the retail
sector and alarm MPs, small businesses and green groups. Tesco and Asda,
the biggest retailers, are committed to opening 2.5m sq ft of new space
this year, while Sainsbury’s wants to add 2.5m sq ft – 15% of its
floorspace – by March 2011. Morrisons is on track to open 1m sq ft by January 2011.

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Introducing German food products into local Brunei market

| 17/12/2009 | Reply
Introducing German food products into local Brunei market

Brunei: A
GERMAN shop owned by Imad and Anne Aljandali is the first to introduce
a range of food products from all over Germany into the local market.

The owners, who are both of German origin, stated that the products
are 100 per cent halal and if customers have any queries or doubts
about the products, they would be glad to help and explain the
ingredients or contents.

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