Category: Retail

How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

| 16/10/2016 | Reply
How Britain’s young Muslims are tapping into a £2 trillion market

Generation M’s entrepreneurs are catering for an affluent group ignored by the big brands.

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UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
UAE: ‘Too many authorities, and not enough Sharia scholars’

Some economists have forecast that the slowdown in economic activity will lead to a new round of debt-inspired refinancings at big Dubai corporates.

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South Africa: MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

| 07/09/2016 | Reply
South Africa:  MJCHT seeks to align Halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident Halal standards will improve at supermarket chains.

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Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Kuwait’s Mezzan gets Saudi foothold with Al Safi deal

One of the largest food, beverage, and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of Al Safi Food Company.

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Top French court overturns burkini ban

| 26/08/2016 | Reply
Top French court overturns burkini ban

Binding decision is expected to set a legal precedent for all the 30 or so French resort municipalities that issued decrees banning the full-body bathing suits.

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How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

| 24/08/2016 | Reply
How a boom in the Halal products industry is good news for (mostly) everyone

Today Muslim consumerism is valued at an astounding $2.1 trillion. And as the population skyrockets, this number can only be expected to grow.

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UK: Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

| 22/08/2016 | 1 Reply
UK:  Food Standards Agency will publish all non-stunned ritual slaughters

There are exemptions to pre-stunning for Shechita (Jewish) and halal (Muslim) slaughter methods but about 84 per cent of animals slaughtered by the halal method are pre-stunned.

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Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

| 09/08/2016 | Reply
Opinion: If we can’t ban halal meat, we should at least label it

The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat Halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis without being labelled as such.

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UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

| 03/08/2016 | Reply
UK: Mayor opens Halal butchers in Asda, High Wycombe

Recently rolled out to some of the other 614 Asda stores, ‘Haji Baba’ will offer customers different varieties of meat, handled and prepared using Halal butchery techniques.

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UAE: Market for Indian ‘halal’ products rising in Gulf

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
UAE: Market for Indian ‘halal’ products rising in Gulf

With the largest chunk of overseas Indian population living in the Gulf countries, the market potential for ‘halal’-certified products from India in this region continues to grow.

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Brunei: Protect local interests as we promote Brunei Halal brand

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Protect local interests as we promote Brunei Halal brand

It is now a recognised brand because of its stringent procedures and processes for obtaining the Halal certification, giving high confidence to Muslim consumers.

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UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

| 22/07/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

Mondelez International is changing the way it sources the gelatine it uses in its candy products to secure flexibility of supply. Currently all products containing gelatine use bovine gelatine.

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UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

| 20/07/2016 | Reply
UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment.

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Halal make-up shines in UAE

| 29/06/2016 | Reply
Halal make-up shines in UAE

“People are too brand-conscious here. If big brands will come up with Halal products, it will work for sure.”

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Nestlé rides on Malaysia’s Halal drive

| 18/06/2016 | Reply
Nestlé rides on Malaysia’s Halal drive

Nestlé, the no.1 food company in the world, has benefited from Malaysia’s stategic push to become a major Halal hub.

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Indonesia: Industry Players Demand Transparency in Halal Certification Regulation Drafting

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Industry Players Demand Transparency in Halal Certification Regulation Drafting

It stipulates that any products brought into Indonesia, distributed and traded in the country must be given Halal certification.

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Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

There is a growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, says global market research company Euromonitor International with Halal on the top of the list.

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UK: AmazonFresh launch Haloodies Halal range

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
UK: AmazonFresh launch Haloodies Halal range

Amazon Prime users living within nearly 70 postcodes across East and Central London can now buy products from the Haloodies Halal range on Amazon.co.uk.

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Russian Biggest Retailers Lack Halal Food Products

| 01/06/2016 | Reply
Russian Biggest Retailers Lack Halal Food Products

Today in Russia Halal products take up to 10% (meat market) and 17% (the poultry market) in the food sector. The production of halal products continues.

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