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Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

| 25/01/2020
Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

Canadian grocery shoppers looking for halal are more dissatisfied with their options this year than they were a year ago, according to just released research.

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USA: Impossible Burger’s biggest eaters aren’t the people you think

| 16/01/2020
USA: Impossible Burger’s biggest eaters aren’t the people you think

Impossible Foods itself says 95% of people who ate Impossible Burger last year had also eaten meat from an animal in the previous month.

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Canada: Alberta processor bullish on market growth for Halal meat

| 07/01/2020
Canada: Alberta processor bullish on market growth for Halal meat

The Alberta government says it wants to expand the province’s halal capacity as part of overall trade efforts.

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Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

| 04/12/2019
Halal consumer market will hit $2.5 trillion globally in 2020, AT Kearney reports

The firm’s Global Business Policy Council, which conducted the analysis, found that spending on halal products and services is set to almost double globally by 2023.

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USA: To halal or not to halal?

| 25/11/2019
USA: To halal or not to halal?

 Interview with Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, IFANCA President and CEO of IFANCA to discuss the current status and the future of the halal economy.

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USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

| 16/11/2019
USA: PepsiCo drops Quaker Oat Beverage less than a year after launch

While oatmilk was an obvious category to enter for Quaker, a trusted brand synonymous with oats, Quaker Oat Beverage has been discontinued less than a year after launch.

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USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

| 03/11/2019
USA: What Gen Z Wants At Work Will Blow Your Mind

Unlike Millennials, who typically buck tradition in the workplace and appear to be driving the flexible work revolution, Gen Z craves something very different. Stability.

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Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

| 02/11/2019
Opinion: Harmonizing Halal Standards

Strong political will is needed among all governments to realize the vision of implementing common halal standards and certification across the world.

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Wahed Invest Launches in Malaysia

| 31/10/2019
Wahed Invest Launches in Malaysia

Wahed Invest announced the launch of Malaysia’s first Islamic digital investment platform.

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Brazil’s BRF to invest $120 mln in Saudi chicken processing plant

| 31/10/2019
Brazil’s BRF to invest $120 mln in Saudi chicken processing plant

The company, the largest food exporter in the Gulf region, has four production facilities in the Middle East, where increasing populations will lift demand for food.

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Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

| 15/09/2019
Opinion: BLOCKCHAIN: The Next Frontier in Halal Certification?

To address issues of cost, risk and efficiency HCBs should consider embracing halal blockchain initiatives together with the halal industry and be part of halal blockchains for efficiency.

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Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

| 14/09/2019
Opinion: Religious doctrine scrambles to catch up to new food technology

Impossible Foods received its halal certification from the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America in December 2018.

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U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

| 07/09/2019
U.S. PE firm Frost Capital acquires Affinis Labs in $8 mln deal

The two companies said in a statement that the acquisition will enable Affinis Labs to “extend its offerings to disadvantaged communities and new regional markets around the world”.

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Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

| 31/08/2019
Opinion: Veggie burgers were living an idyllic little existence. Then they got caught in the war over meat.

As plant-based meat goes from an afterthought to a financial juggernaut that aims to change how most people eat, the opposition has suddenly awakened.

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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Should Set Ethical Sourcing Standards Above What’s Required

Consumers and regulators increasingly expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably—and, more and more, they’re able to see if they don’t.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: North Bay meat facility gets $2.4M

Plans call for a meat-processing plant and cold storage facility, which will produce high-quality meat, Kosher meat products, and Halal meat products, which will be exported.

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Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

| 23/07/2019 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Halal Food Fest Attracts Large Crowds

Overall, the Halal Food Fest shared a glimpse of the multicultural Canadian Muslim community while giving insight into the food industry.

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