Category: Retail

UK: How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

| 13/06/2015 | Reply
UK: How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

Set to start next week, Ramadan and especially Eid increasingly signal a spending spree among Middle Eastern visitors to the UK.

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Italian firms look at halal, kosher opportunities

| 10/06/2015 | Reply
Italian firms look at halal, kosher opportunities

Italian producers encouraged to take up business opportunity of ‘Made in Italy’ products, which are a status symbol in Middle East, to be Halal certified.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

| 05/06/2015 | Reply
Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

Godiva Chocolatier plans to double its locations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the next six to 12 months as part of a global expansion plan.

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Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

Food business in the UAE is expected to see good times ahead, with local retailers anticipating a ten to 15 percent rise in sales during the period of Ramadan and all the way through Eid.

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UK: Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

| 25/05/2015 | Reply
UK:  Pakora boss apologises for black pudding halal storm

“I am afraid my printer in Irvine made a mistake with the packaging. Of course black pudding can never be a halal product and we are sorry if anyone thought otherwise.”

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Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

| 21/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Halal certification secures Emirates deal for Fleurieu

A milk products company which announced it would ditch its Halal certification after it was targeted on social media has now reinstated it and won back a deal with Emirates.

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Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

| 20/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Submissions to Parliamentary inquiry into Halal claim it’s a scam

Liberal senator, Cory Bernardi initiated the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into what he calls a “racket” of certification.

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UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi apologises after selling pork products as ‘halal’

The supermarket chain Aldi has apologised after selling black pudding labelled as “halal” containing pork, forbidden for Muslims.

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UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
UK: Aldi is found selling ‘halal’ Indian-style snacks that contained Pork

The product, stocked by Aldi, made by Scottish company Punjab Pakora, contained traces of pork blood and skins – both forbidden in Islam.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.

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Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling.

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