Category: Saudi Arabia

Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

| 10/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

Ethical food choice motives – concern for environment (19 percent) and animal welfare (12 percent) – also have a strong influence on consumers’ attitudes.

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Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

| 06/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

Prince Khaled will be opening at least 10 restaurants in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

| 08/04/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

The OIC and Saudi Arabia should take the lead in promoting halal industry to cash in on its vast scope in the global market, says Prof. Irwandi Jaswir.

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Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

| 28/03/2018 | Reply
Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

One of the issues addressed at the meeting was the Halal slaughter in Brazil.

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Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

| 19/03/2018 | Reply
Japan signs deal with MWL to supply Halal Meals for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

It will also certify the products and services in accordance with the halal and hygienic standards before they reach the consumers.

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Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

| 23/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to invest $64 billion in entertainment sector

Riyadh will be looking to invest $64 billion in the coming decade in the entertainment sector as part of the series of reforms dubbed ‘Vision 2030’.

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Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

The news arrives in the middle of Dubai’s Gulfood trade fair, the largest food fair in the Middle East where both AHDB and HCC were present alongside food industry executives from Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

Madinah was the capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and the capital of Islamic tourism in 2017, and it witnessed tremendous progress in the tourism sector.

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UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Biggest Halal Center in the World Establishes in Holy Mecca

Halal Commission at MWL is the only body in Brazil that applies legal and Islamic standards. MWL doesn’t issue an export certificate, to Saudi Arabia or any other country before ensuring totally that all conditions are fully and firmly met.

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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi fashion goes global

| 24/12/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia:  Saudi fashion goes global

“There’s so much talent and so many buyers and beautiful boutiques in Saudi — we have the right people that can actually make this happen and make it a hub.”

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Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

| 26/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia just announced plans to build a $500 billion mega-city

The business and industrial-focused city will span 10,230 square miles. To put that size in perspective, 10,230 square miles is more than 33 times the land area of New York City.

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Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Blockchain Platform for Islamic Finance

The Saudi Arabian Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has put its researchers on the task of developing blockchain-based products.

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Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Restaurant menus to list calories in Saudi Arabia

This initiative comes as part of the efforts to safeguard consumers’ health, and create awareness about the importance of knowing the nutritional value of meals and drinks provided by restaurants and cafes.

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SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Saudi Arabia: The Hajj and the year-round Umrah generate $12bn in revenues from worshippers

| 06/09/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Hajj and the year-round Umrah generate $12bn in revenues from worshippers

Pilgrimage is the backbone of a plan to expand tourism under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic reform programme, to diversify the economy away from oil.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

TH Global will act as the facilitator in pioneering local halal food products to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

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