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USA: Mobile food carts increasing

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Mobile food carts increasing

These new food carts are more elaborate, virtual stainless steel kitchens on wheels, and are raising questions about whether a growing number will hurt traditional restaurants that have been the backbone of the business community.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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Opinion: 5 reasons people fail (and what to do instead)

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: 5 reasons people fail (and what to do instead)

Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? Perhaps it’s because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers and how to overcome them.

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Opinion: Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Executives Are So Bad At The Behavioral Side Of Management

For too long, we’ve thought of “hard skills” and “soft skills” as mutually exclusive. Hard skills are supposed to provide the value, and soft skills supposed to be subordinate, inferior, and all about feelings.

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Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics

The highest adoption rates are in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, although Halal certification is catching on in North America and Europe. Multinationals like Avon and Colgate-Palmolive have launched certified products in Muslim countries.

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USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

In response to a sizeable and growing demand on the East Coast, Crescent Foods, the leading provider of premium Halal chicken, is now available in retail stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

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USA: AMCC to Award Saffron Road with CSR and Crescent Halal Food CEO with Entrepreneurship Awards

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
USA: AMCC to Award Saffron Road with CSR and Crescent Halal Food CEO with Entrepreneurship Awards

The American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,Newark Airport, New Jersey on Saturday, November 17th, 2012.

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USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

Ahold, a Dutch conglomerate which is the #3 food retailer in the U.S. including supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s, has authorized shelf placement of Saffron Road into over 500 of their stores.

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Opinion: Capital with a human face

| 04/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Capital with a human face

The forty-year old, $1.2 trillion Islamic finance industry needs to take stock and look in the mirror and examine the reflection holistically. Have we arrived at the ‘reset’ moment that every relationship, in this case, faith and finance, must surely undergo?

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USA: Islamic Services of America Welcomes New Managing Director

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Islamic Services of America Welcomes New Managing Director

Timothy Hyatt has implemented a handful of new processes and programs that encourage a more unified Halal certification process and he brings over 20 years of experience in project management and customer service.

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Opinion: How to Prevent 50% of All Hiring Mistakes

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How to Prevent 50% of All Hiring Mistakes

Hiring is too important to leave to chance. Here’s the problem: if you like someone when you first meet, you maximize their positives and minimize their negatives.

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Opinion: Post Hajj quotient real test of taqwa

| 28/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Post Hajj quotient real test of taqwa

The Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is the fifth of the five obligatory pillars for Muslims. It is a human-defining, behaviour-refining and life-revitalizing moment that is supposed to endure until our last breath.

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Opinion: Instagram Founder: ‘We haven’t won’

| 23/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Instagram Founder: ‘We haven’t won’

For many young entrepreneurs, a $1 billion exit would be a crowning achievement–and potentially the beginning of a long and very cushy retirement. Not for Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom. He still comes in to work everyday.

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USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: HALAL – The Muslims’ Business in New Jersey

In the year 2000, New Jersey became the first state in the U.S. to pass a bill regarding halal slaughtering and distribution. It was administered by the Halal Food Enforcement Unit of New Jersey, a subsidiary to the New Jersey Office of Consumer Protection.

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USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

| 19/10/2012 | Reply
USA: Is the meningitis vaccine Halal for Hajj Pilgrims?

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis claims to have developed, in 2010, the first anti-meningitis vaccine without pork. Many religious authorities have already certified the Menveo vaccine as “halal,” but others are saying it is not porcine free.

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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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