Category: Retail

Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
Lulu Group announces expansion plan in Saudi Arabia

Retail player Lulu Group, promoted by Indian business man Yusuff Ali M A, has announced a major expansion plan in the Saudi Arabian market.

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UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

Mondelez International will be adding a mint chew, containing porcine gelatine, to its Bassetts Mint Favourites which will be landing in store this month.

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Russia looks to become halal friendly

| 04/01/2016 | Reply
Russia looks to become halal friendly

Tourism authorities have launched a program to make more halal-certified food products available in Russia.

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MATRADE Collaborates With Aeon To Push Malaysia’s Export Of Halal Products

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
MATRADE Collaborates With Aeon To Push Malaysia’s Export Of Halal Products

The programme was part of MATRADE’s efforts to encourage Malaysian companies to tap into the emerging Halal industry in Japan.

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Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

| 18/12/2015 | Reply
Danish ducks are halal-slaughtered

Rychla Dansk Folkeparti worries Islamic rules are taking up too much space in the Danish society If you are buying a Danish duck from a supermarket this Christmas, chances are it was slaughtered the halal way, reports Jyllands-Posten. Dansk And, the only industrial duck slaughterhouse in Denmark, uses this religious method to minimise the animals’ […]

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Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

| 04/12/2015 | Reply
Austrian retailer ends halal meat sales after Islamophobic outrage

Austrian supermarket chain Spar will stop selling Halal meat after only two weeks because the test sale caused a storm of outraged online comments.

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Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

| 30/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul

The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling forhalal australia food sold in the domestic market.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

Tesco has expanded its offering of world beauty and skin care products in the UK. 63 Tesco stores will now stock PAKS and
Vatika as well as new halal brand Tamese & Jackson.

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Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

| 03/11/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestlé ramps up instant noodles output

Néstle continues to invest in Malaysia, both through its business philosophy of Creating Shared Value (CSV) as well as investing in manufacturing facilities.

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Halal is available on the Brazilian market

| 30/10/2015 | Reply
Halal is available on the Brazilian market

Finding food bearing the halal label on Brazilian supermarket shelves is not an easy task. Very few items carry the attestation that their consumption is allowed to Muslims.

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UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

| 26/10/2015 | Reply
UAE: Non-certified organic food to be seized

Local produce claiming to be organic must be certified by the federal Emirates Authority for Standards and Metrology. Imports must meet Ministry of Environment and Water rules.

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South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

| 20/10/2015 | Reply
South Africa: Mainstream has gone Halal

“If you walk down a supermarket aisle you will find that almost 40% of the products carry the halaal logo,” says SANHA theological director Maulana Saeed Navlakhi.

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UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

| 12/10/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal superstore’s new partnership with Spar

KQF, the Lancashire based Halal food manufacturer and retailer, has announced a new partnership with SPAR. The company held the formal reopening of its 5,000sq.ft. superstore.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma expands local client base

| 11/10/2015 | Reply
Brunei:  Simpor Pharma expands local client base

The sultanate’s first pharmaceutical manufacturing plant, is expanding its local client base by making its products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets.

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Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Post-IPO results: Al Shaheer’s profit up by 168%

One of the largest exporters of meat, Al Shaheer saw its revenues for the year rise 12% to Rs5 billion compared to Rs4.4 billion in FY14.

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Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Lulu Hypermarket set for Indonesia foray

The retail group will spend $300 million on opening 15 hypermarkets in the largest Muslim nation in the next two years.

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Iran plans entry into Halal food market

| 14/09/2015 | Reply
Iran plans entry into Halal food market

Iran plans to launch its international halal food brand in the next few months, aiming to tap an under-served regional market of 400 million people.

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Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

| 09/09/2015 | Reply
Trade and Investment Continue to Grow in Brunei’s Halal Market

After the development of Brunei Halal brand, another initiative is the Halal themed industrial park of 500 hectares, specifically developed for Halal certified products and related products.

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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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