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Category: Middle East & Africa

Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Food and Beverage Internet Sales in the UAE Grow at a CAGR of 21% in the 2015-2018 Period

The increasing use of online retail sales channels has led to opportunities for businesses to use data analytics to understand and target customers using their websites and mobile phone apps.

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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan looking to expand cooperation in the food sector

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Pakistan in February this year, bringing what was described as a “record investment package” to assist the South Asian country.

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UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Financial Market launches Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025

The Dubai Financial Market (DFM) launched its Sustainability Strategic Plan 2025 aimed at underpinning its continuous efforts to promote Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) best practices

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Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Interview: Will new halal B2B online marketplace OneAgrix succeed where DagangHalal, Zilzar failed?

OneAgrix is now pouncing on what it believes is a big market gap to serve the cross-border trade of halal products.

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UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

| 08/07/2019 | Reply
UK: First Dynamic Booking Engine dedicated to Halal Travel Content

In today’s digital age, consumers’ travel purchasing decisions are often strongly influenced by dynamic videos and photos on social channels in real-time which Rihaala.com offers to travellers.

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UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
UK: London VC Hambro Perks to invest in ‘two to three’ Islamic startups

The UK has rubberstamped its reputation as Europe’s Islamic economy hub by hosting its first halal startup pitch event.

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Nestlé breaks new ground with open blockchain pilot

| 04/07/2019 | Reply
Nestlé breaks new ground with open blockchain pilot

Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

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Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

| 03/07/2019 | Reply
Halal cosmetics market set to soar to $52bn by 2025 as sector becomes ‘increasingly inclusive’

According to a survey last year 58% of women in Indonesia prefer to use Halal cosmetics and there is a growing demand in the Middle East.

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UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
UAE: Emirates Islamic signs new scheme for SMEs

EDB’s Dh100 million Credit Guarantee Scheme supports the goals of the National Agenda under UAE Vision 2021.

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New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

| 02/07/2019 | Reply
New halal blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’

An online halal agrifood marketplace with a focus on blockchain food traceability, is poised to bring added traceability benefits to the halal economy.

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UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

| 30/06/2019 | Reply
UAE Minister of State for Food Security H.E. Mariam Almheiri Takes Part in 41st FAO Conference

H.E. underlined the mission of the National Food Security Strategy to establish the UAE as a world leader in innovative food security.

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Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

| 22/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi ‘Halal’ Nightclub Tests Societal Limits for Reforms

The roller-coaster of approval and disapproval did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the implementation of Vision 2030.

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Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

| 14/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Was the ‘halal disco’ in Jeddah shut down?

Sources confirmed the lounge was ordered to close just an hour before Ne-Yo was set to appear, and that it wasn’t a matter of licensing.

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

| 13/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have A ‘Halal Nightclub’

According to reports, the country will soon have what they are calling a ‘halal nightclubs’ for the visitors who miss a vibrant nightlife.  

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SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
SDGs: Sustainable style and the rise of circular fashion

“Consumers are becoming more and more conscious, they hold the power to make the change. More and more they are checking labels and manufacturing process.” Renting fashion for a start!

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Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

| 10/06/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: 7th Edition Foodex Saudi in Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events

Get high exposure in the Saudi Food Market, The largest & fastest growing food market in GCC and Middle East!

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Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

| 08/06/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bukalapak hopes to become the Alibaba or Amazon for Middle East’s Muslims

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Jakarta, Bukalapak is an ecommerce platform with 4 million merchant partners in Indonesia.

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Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

| 06/06/2019 | Reply
Bahrain: Arla Foods to shift some production to the Middle East

Arla Foods said production from its Bislev and AKAFA sites in Denmark and from its Riyadh site in Saudi Arabia will be moved to a site in Manama in Bahrain.

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Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

| 31/05/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Food worth SR70 million is wasted daily in Saudi

Another study conducted earlier had revealed that nearly 440 tonnes of rice gets dumped into the landfills every year.

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