Category: The Americas

USA: American Muslims Continue Growth and Diversity as an Untapped Niche Market

| 11/10/2012 | Reply
USA: American Muslims Continue Growth and Diversity as an Untapped Niche Market

Since its inception in 2008, the American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) has played a key role in creating awareness for this key growing niche market and has served as a networking platform for several of the key players. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Newark Airport, New Jersey on November 17th, 2012.

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Opinion: The Shift From Chief Executive To Chief Influencer

| 08/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Shift From Chief Executive To Chief Influencer

Instead of a strict authoritarian top-to-bottom style as in the past, the head honchos now have a more participatory viewpoint towards their duties, allowing for more individualized thinking and ownership amongst their colleagues.

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Opinion: Five Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

| 08/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Five Characteristics to Look for When Hiring Talent

Finding the right talent can be tricky, especially if your company is a startup that doesn’t have a substantial hiring budget. But making an upfront investment of both time and resources can make a big difference to your startup’s bottom line and growth potential.

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Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

| 28/09/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Indonesia has clear aspirations to be a world leader in Muslim fashion, and across the Atlantic, American Muslim fashion is thriving. It is on the move, and that move is growing wider, more popular and into the mainstream.

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USA: How ‘Millennials’ Are Changing Food as We Know It

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
USA: How ‘Millennials’ Are Changing Food as We Know It

Yes, Millennials still prefer cheaper food, and want it to be convenient. But they are also more willing to pay for fresh and healthy food, and are willing to go to great lengths to find it. And they are also more aligned with the “food movement.”

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Opinion: More than just a blip on the virtual landscape

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: More than just a blip on the virtual landscape

Blippar has sought to rework the advertising experience using augmented reality. (As with many tech start-ups, the company has its own lingo: adverts, or “blipps”, are “blipped”, rather than scanned.)

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Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

| 05/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Newspapers have a bright future with tablets, but digital advertising is an issue

Tablets may be the talk of this week’s World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum, but problems remain when it comes to digital ad revenues.

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USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

| 04/09/2012 | Reply
USA: Organic, conventional foods similar in nutrition, safety, study finds

Stanford University culled the scientific literature for research into the health benefits and risk of contamination among organic and conventional produce and meats, from 17 human studies and 223 evaluations of nutrient and contaminant levels.

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US-Opinion: Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

| 01/09/2012 | Reply
US-Opinion: Not all Republicans are Islamophobes but all Islamophobes are Republicans

Islamophobia in America is not innate, rather it’s the fruit of a decade-long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.

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USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

| 21/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Paying more for food? Blame the ethanol mandate

Expect beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, fats and oils, cereals and dairy products to go up in price the most in the coming months. Americans have already reduced their meat consumption over the past few years because of higher prices.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

| 02/08/2012 | 1 Reply
Brazil: $6.5m worth of orders for Brazilian food products signed by Arab importers

It was stated that Brazilian companies should invest more in the production of halal products. Arab importers are seeking halal-certified chocolate, sweets and food products.This represents a huge potential for Halal certified companies.

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USA: Midamar Corporation Donates to Local Charities

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Donates to Local Charities

Midamar Corporation donated over 10,000 pounds of meat and poultry to local charities this past week. This is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to giving back in gratitude to its community.

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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USA: Halal of a Controversy

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal of a Controversy

Last Ramadan Whole Foods absorbed anti-Muslim ire from a handful of bloggers after launching a groundbreaking digital initiative with two-year-old Saffron Road. There was a 300% lift in sales during the 30 days. The Halal marketing has now begun for Ramadan 2012.

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Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

| 24/07/2012 | 9 Replies
Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

Brazilian Agricultural Cooperative Lar promotes halal slaughter in 100 per cent of its poultry production. Demand arose from countries in Europe and the poultry is currently sold in seven Arab countries. The company slaughters 246,000 chickens a day, of which 50 per cent is exported.

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Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

| 24/07/2012 | Reply
Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

MEXICO is keen to contribute to the development of Brunei’s halal industry. Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, said he was “very interested” in Brunei’s ambition to develop itself into a hub for high-quality halal food processing.

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USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper: Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper:  Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

Cumulatively, halal consumers at home and abroad have contributed to the employment of millions of Americans in the beef, poultry, lamb, dairy ingredients, nutritional foods and nutritional supplement industries.

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USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

| 18/07/2012 | Reply
USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

The growing demand from the Muslim world for quality halal products presents the US meat industry with an opportunity as well as a challenge. The Middle East imports 80-90% of its food requirements, and fresh meats continue to be undersupplied.

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