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SouqExtra! Officially Launches First Supercenter at Ewan Residences, Dubai

| 16/12/2009 | Reply
SouqExtra! Officially Launches First Supercenter at Ewan Residences, Dubai

SouqExtra! Ewan Residences outlet is located in Dubai Investments Park. It is a

single-floor development providing a mix of outlets that will offer a convenient

retail solution to the local community through the number of high-quality services

carefully chosen to meet the needs of the local residents. The retail mix will

include outlets of Spinneys supermarket, Redha Al Ansari Exchange, Life

Pharmacy, Dubai Library, Al Farooj Restaurant and Bare Beauty salon providing

the local community with a one-stop-shop offering services tailored to fulfil their

daily needs.  

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Playing Halal

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Playing Halal

Since she hit the market in 2003, the veiled Barbie doll Fulla has
made international headlines. A product of the Dubai-based Syrian toy
company New Boy, this best-seller was touted as Barbie’s ‘modest’
relative – a cousin who promotes Islamic virtues.
Fast-forward six years and Fulla no longer has to face the arduous
task of setting the right example on her own.

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Asda launches World Food Store

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Asda launches World Food Store

Asda has this week launched its first World Food store in Hounslow, West London. Cathryn
Ramsden, emerging markets customer planning manager said: “In the last
year we have seen a 42% year-on-year rise in sales of ethnic products
across our stores, off the back of an 83% increase last year(2008),
showing that there is a real appetite for diverse and specialist foods
from across the world

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Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

Asda has won an award for ‘Best National Retailer’ at the World
Foods Association awards for our wide range of ethnic foods, products
and clothing. There is already a Halal meat and a Polish deli counter at Asda
Hounslow and today the store is relaunched as their first ever World Food
store with a fifth of the store dedicated to specialist foods and
products for our Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Polish customers.

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Taste of Wales at Spinneys

| 26/10/2009 | Reply
Taste of Wales at Spinneys

A select group of Welsh companies offering the best
in gourmet foods, treated guests to a night of culinary delights at a
food-tasting event hosted by leading Dubai supermarket chain Spinneys.

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Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

| 07/10/2009 | Reply
Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

Jasmine Mediterranean Foods’ warehouse in East Vancouver is piled
high with boxes of delicious foods from the Mediterranean: dates,
olives, olive oil, couscous, tahini and more. It’s the culmination of
around 15 years of hard work by Moussa Mohaidly, a Lebanese immigrant
who built this importing and wholesaling business up from scratch.

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Hijab Chic

| 30/09/2009 | Reply
Hijab Chic

“Full coverage,” not your typical fashion show prerequisite, was the
theme at a “fashion seminar” recently hosted by Nordstrom at the tony
Tysons Corner Center mall in McLean, Va. The show, called “Interpreting
Hot Trends for Veiled and Conservative Women,” was perhaps the first
high-fashion hijab event sponsored by corporate America. The target:
well-heeled Muslim women living in the suburbs of Northern Virginia,
where mansions and mosques are filled with rich Muslim immigrants, an
increasing number of whom shop at Tysons Corner.

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Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Meat in UK Supermarkets

National Halal products, from fresh lamb and mutton to burgers, can be
obtained nationwide, from as far south as Slough west of London to
Bradford Yorkshire in the north of England. Tesco and Asda are now
displaying the National Halal products.

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Retailers and brands target ethnic markets

| 16/09/2009 | Reply
Retailers and brands target ethnic markets

LONDON – A growing number of mainstream clothing, fast-food and confectionery brands are developing products for ethic groups.

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Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

| 02/09/2009 | Reply
Halal Ads Hit French TV — And France Eats Them Up

The ad campaign by Panzani-owned, Lyon-based food brand Zakia Halal
is the first ever mass-market promotion of halal food to France’s
estimated five million Muslims. The TV spots kicked off on Aug. 17 to
coincide with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, and have been
running on most of France’s largest television channels since.

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Halal food and more nestled next to the Itaewon mosque in Seoul

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
Halal food and more nestled next to the Itaewon mosque in Seoul

Even in Korea, the interest and focus on Halal food is on the rise, with greater awareness and demand, especially in Seoul

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France: Growing halal market

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
France: Growing halal market

According to a recent study by the Solis agency, which specializes
in ‘ethnic marketing’, the halal market (in France) is valued at close
to 4 billion euro for 2009, and is estimated to grow at annual rate of
15%. According to Solis, 93% of North Africans and 55% of sub-Saharan
Africans buy halal products.

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Halal product sales on the increase in France

| 23/08/2009 | Reply
Halal product sales on the increase in France

An article about Ramadan and the increase in the sales of Halal products in France, something that the local retailers are increasingly paying attention to.

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Six Local Firms Export RM460 Million Halal Products Via Tesco UK

| 19/08/2009 | Reply
Six Local Firms Export RM460 Million Halal Products Via Tesco UK

KUALA LUMPUR – Six Malaysian companies have to date managed to export
about RM460 million worth of halal products through Tesco UK. This is under the five-year Tesco RM1 billion Malaysian Export
Programme, which began two years ago with the aim of promoting
Malaysian products to the UK market.

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Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

| 02/08/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

United Arab Emirates: Al Islami has started selling fresh meat in
Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, initially opening 15 shops during the first
half of the year. The company plans 12 more shops for the next two
quarters making total of 27 shops at the end of this year.

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Asda reveals layout of new superstore

| 03/07/2009 | Reply
Asda reveals layout of new superstore

The countdown is on for the opening of the £25 million-plus Asda superstore
in Keighley in less than a fortnight’s time. Senior store manager Karl Brown said Asda would be the first supermarket in the area to offer
halal baby food in its café and sell halal meat on its shelves.

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Sookh and ye shall find

| 16/06/2009 | Reply
Sookh and ye shall find

A deli-style halal butchery is a welcome addition to Joburg’s northern suburbs. Hilary Biller checked out its offerings.

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Little Halal store on the Prairies

| 14/05/2009 | Reply
Little Halal store on the Prairies

Pakistani immigrants Marjan Shah and Mehboob Ahmad open Regina, Saskatchewan’s first Halal store.

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Bringing the Halal to Saint John

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Bringing the Halal to Saint John

A new online Halal grocery store specializing in East Indian and Middle Eastern foods has begun operating in Saint John.

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Carrefour MD Shafie Shamsuddin answers your 10 questions

| 26/04/2009 | Reply
Carrefour MD Shafie Shamsuddin answers your 10 questions

Carrefour’s Managing Director for Malaysia gives his views on various aspects of Carrefour’s position as a retail giant in Malaysia.

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