Category: Retail

UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

China’s halal market is valued at US$21 billion and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. But it lacks national standards and legislative support as its certification centres are only regional.

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UK: How Halal meat became big business

| 25/06/2017 | Reply
UK: How Halal meat became big business

Wilf Lewis, Lewis Pies said, “As a business, you set greyhounds off, and this is the one that’s running fastest,” he says. “We could get to the point during the next decade where halal is the majority of what we produce.”

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UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

Education for farmers and the public is key to unlocking the full potential of the halal market, according to AHDB halal manager Awal Fuseini.

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UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

A story beginning from running an ethnic supermarket in Bradford to growing the Morrison World Food category from just 500 lines to over 1350 and increasing year on year sales by 146%.

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UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

| 20/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

Asda has brought in products this year to suit their Muslim clients during Ramadan and also for the Eid. Halal cosmetics and personal care and Arabic puzzles and Eid wallets for children.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore’s halal grocer MyOutlets making offline-to-online global push

After opening Singapore’s biggest all halal-certified foods supermarket, MyOutlets quietly launched its global e-marketplace Haladeen.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

| 29/05/2017 | Reply
Ramadan in the UK: Supermarkets missing a trick to capture the Halal market

To meet demand some supermarket chains across the UK are offering special aisles for Ramadan dedicated to halal food and products.

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Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Buddy lets you scan food for Halal Ingredients

HalalBuddy is intended to scan food that doesn’t have a halal certification but may still be completely halal for Muslims to eat.

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UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
UK: HHIC 2017 takes the industry by storm

Two days of collaboration, thoughtful panel discussions, informative presentations and plentiful networking within mainstream halal food industry took place at the recent HFA Halal Industry Conference.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

| 08/05/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal counters at Asda – shop under one roof for all your Ramadan needs

With over 45 varieties of certified Halal meats by Haji Baba, in certain stores this Ramadan. Asda is your one stop shop for all your Iftari essentials.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

| 04/05/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Unilever PHL ready to export halal products

Unilever invested Php 1.7 billion for the manufacturing plant in Cavite, which is eyed to be the halal hub for markets of Southeast Asia and Australia.

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Defra parliamentary questions round

In response to a call from Shipley MP Philip Davies for all halal and kosher meat products to be ‘properly labelled’ at the point of sale.

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UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

IHAF is working with regulatory bodies in the UAE to establish a halal certification system for online food delivery businesses.

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Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

| 17/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

BRF wants proceeds from the sale of the One Foods stake to help propel the latter’s expansion into Asian Muslim nations.

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