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Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
Muslim Lifestyle Expo in London highlights largely untapped market

Global brands are waking up to the massive opportunities of the worldwide Muslim market but many still misunderstand or ignore the potential of a burgeoning sector.

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UK: Halal certified vitamin range for UK Muslims

| 06/04/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal certified vitamin range for UK Muslims

London Based Nature’s Well Labs Launches First “HMC Halal Certified” Vitamin Range for UK Muslims.

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Brunei Halal set to penetrate six countries this fiscal year

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Brunei Halal set to penetrate six countries this fiscal year

THE country’s flagship Brunei Halal brand is looking to penetrate the markets of six countries this financial year.

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Opinion: Volume sales of red meat in the UK suffer decline

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Volume sales of red meat in the UK suffer decline

Muslim community are excluded as the roasting cuts promoted are not what the Muslim independent butchers would recommend to their Muslim customers.

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UK: Importance of Halal sector highlighted on British Muslim TV

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Importance of Halal sector highlighted on British Muslim TV

The levy board will also have a stand at the Muslim Lifestyle Show at London Olympia from 30 April to 1 May.

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UK’s biggest brands to take part in B2B event on the Muslim lifestyle sector

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
UK’s biggest brands to take part in B2B event on the Muslim lifestyle sector

MLE Connect 2016 will take place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on April 7, 2016. It will feature workshops, seminars and networking panel discussions.

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UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

An abattoir whose former owner collapsed into administration following allegations of animal cruelty has been acquired by a family-owned former rival.

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UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

| 21/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

Marks and Spencer has launched a new full-length Islamic range of swimwear, designed to protect the modesty of Muslim woman.

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UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

| 18/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

Over 3,000 independent Halal butchers’ shops have been ignored due to their religious’ beliefs. National Butchers’ Week 2016 – 14th to 20th March.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards.

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UK TO HOST FIRST-EVER B2B EVENT ON THE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE SECTOR

| 09/03/2016 | Reply
UK TO HOST FIRST-EVER B2B EVENT ON THE MUSLIM LIFESTYLE SECTOR

MLE Connect 2016 will take place Grand Connaught Rooms in London on April 7, 2016. The event hopes to attract entrepreneurs and businesses from across the UK.

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Opinion: Ramadan Rush – Top Tips for retail chains to reach a unique market

| 24/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan Rush – Top Tips for retail chains to reach a unique market

In 2015 alone, the UK’s leading supermarkets saw a boost of £100m in sales over the holy month of Ramadan. It will be beginning at the end of the first week of June 2016, plan now!

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UK: Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty?

| 24/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Modest Fashion or Fashioning Modesty?

    [Photo credit: Diajeng Lestari, HijUp] HijUp Unveiled at London Fashion Week By Jonathan A.J. Wilson, Academic and Greenwich University This week, Indonesian brand and e-commerce platform HijUp made an appearance at London Fashion Week. Early in 2015 they took venture funding between $US1 million and $US10 million from a pool of global investors. […]

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UK: Halal verification service DagangHalal heading for IPO

| 22/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal verification service DagangHalal heading for IPO

The Group’s revenue has increased from MYR1.18 million for the financial year ended 31 December 2012 to MYR3.405 million for the year ended 31 December 2014.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

Due to the ongoing concern in the UK Muslim community regarding machine slaughter being accepted as Halal an arbitration on machine slaughter is taking place.

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Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

This article from Food Manufacture claims that ‘53% of global food suppliers have no way of finding out their supply chain’, even after the horsegate scandal.

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UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

| 02/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Industry in disagreement over lack of animal slaughter policy

“Vets and the public are united in their concern about animal welfare at slaughter,” said BVA president Sean Wensley.

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UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency.

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UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

| 26/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Defra’s interpretation on WATOK 1099/2009 for Kosher and Halal slaughtering.

Some of the important points to note about the sheep’s natural behaviour and restraint, particularly in an abattoir environment.

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