Category: Research

Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

| 02/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

Many in Pakistan understand the importance of putting their best foot forward in international markets, but few actually take a step. Engro Corp, however, is one such company that recently decided to take the plunge, to mark its presence in the international community. The Pakistani conglomerate recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a Canada-based company to purchase its halal food business.

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USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

Food safety compliance has improved significantly in fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, and produce markets and departments, according to a Food and Drug Administration study that monitored more than 800 retail food establishments from 1998-2008.

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Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

| 14/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is targeting RM2 billion worth of new investments into its eight halal parks this year from local and international investors.

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USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

| 25/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

According to a recent gallup study, Muslim Americans have the least amount of income disparity between the genders. The Muslim American community also happens to be the most ethnically diverse.

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UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

| 22/11/2010 | Reply
UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

The unique report, entitled ‘The Halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, gives an overview of the Halal market and provides an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to Halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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UK: New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK:  New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

The report, entitled ‘The halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, will give an overview of the halal market and provide an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

| 14/11/2010 | Reply
Japan: Islamic community lays down roots

The Tokyo Camii & Turkish Culture Center in Shibuya Ward, notable for its Ottoman architecture and intricate Arabic reliefs, is one of the mosques located across the nation that serve a small but thriving Muslim community estimated to number around 110,000 to 120,000, including roughly 10,000 Japanese Muslims.

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Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

| 28/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Religious Slaughter in Europe : Consumer Deception and DialRel’s Failure

The industrialization of farming and slaughter of animals has led to the emergence of new forms of abuse against food animals. From birth until slaughter, the animal is often seen as a source of raw materials. And when we read the governmental animal welfare regulations or hear the claims of certain institutionalized animal protection organizations, we wonder why animals are at times poorly treated by those who are supposedly responsible for them.

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UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

| 26/10/2010 | 2 Replies
UK: EU-funded DialRel Report on Religious Slaughter now available

The Dialrel project (Encouraging Dialogue On Issues of Religious Slaughter) has completed its 50-page report entitled “Improving Animal Welfare during Religious Slaughter”. The report, which included an appendix with comments from both Kosher and Halal organisations, can be downloaded in full.

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Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

| 21/09/2010 | Reply
Grandin & Regenstein: Ritual Slaughter and Animal Welfare

For the many HalaFocus readers who see beyond the current Halal meat dramas in the UK, and have a genuine interest in the science of animal welfare and slaughter, here is a reprint of the 1994 article from Meat Focus International by two of the most knowledgeable and widely respected scientists on this subject.

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Summary of Ogilvy Report on New Muslim Consumer

| 01/06/2010 | Reply
Summary of Ogilvy Report on New Muslim Consumer

A pioneering research study by Ogilvy & Mather, in partnership with TNS, has revealed the emergence of the ‘New Muslim Consumer’: young, proud of their religion and emblematic of the remarkable spending power embodied by the world’s fastest-growing religion. You can read the Executive Summary here…

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Halal sector outperforming Dow Jones Titans…really?

| 30/04/2010 | Reply
Halal sector outperforming Dow Jones Titans…really?

Are you allocating assets to Halal Food sector?  Are you aware of how Halal food sector have performed over the past 12 months? If you want to find out how Halal companies are out-performing  the Dow Jones Titans, then you have to attend the IHMC 2010 in Brunei on 5th  June! Rushdi Siddiqui, Global Head […]

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Mainstream future food trends favourable to Halal sector

| 18/04/2010 | Reply
Mainstream future food trends favourable to Halal sector

Euromonitor’s 2010 report on current and future trends in the food industry has many valuable lessons for Halal sector stakeholders. Particularly interesting is the news from the baby food sector, where the five top growth areas are all Asia and North African. Well worth reading…

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New analysis of UK Halal companies available

| 31/03/2010 | Reply
New analysis of UK Halal companies available

Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the “2010 Plimsoll Analysis – Halal Food – A comprehensive profile of 69 companies operating in the UK market” report to their offering. This edition of the Plimsoll Analysis is the most comprehensive review yet of the UK Halal Food industry. With the market due for a […]

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UK – Halal meat getting recognition at long last

| 28/01/2010 | Reply
UK – Halal meat getting recognition at long last

A research project has been commissioned by the newly-formed Halal
Steering Group, established by EBLEX with key industry figures to guide
work in the Halal sector and act as a forum for issues related to Halal
meat. It will cover the Muslim population growth in England, as
well as demand for Halal products, the supply chain and changing
consumption trends, and build on previous work done to form a complete
view of the Halal sector.

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MarketTrend: Kosher- and Halal-Certified Foods in the U.S.

| 26/01/2010 | Reply
MarketTrend: Kosher- and Halal-Certified Foods in the U.S.

‘MarketTrend: Kosher- and Halal-Certified Foods in the U.S.’ is a new report from Packaged facts. It
delivers an in-depth analysis of the market for kosher and halal foods
in the United States, with an emphasis on opportunities in the
mainstream market.A summary of the content is included here.

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Malaysia Food and Drink Report – the Updated Q1 2010 Edition

| 01/12/2009 | Reply
Malaysia Food and Drink Report – the Updated Q1 2010 Edition

The Malaysia Food and Drink Report
provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts,
food and drink associations, government departments and regulatory
bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on
Malaysia’s food and drink industry.

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Halal Research

| 25/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Research

If you are working on a research project for Halal in your country, and have found Halal Focus beneficial for your research, we hope that you will send us your work for us to credit to you and publish on Halal Focus, if appropriate.

Also if you have Halal news items that we have missed on Halal Focus please forward them to: info@halalfocus.com, and if we feel the are appropriate we will post them. Halal Focus is a free news service to assist the growth of the Halal market globally.

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Speech: Climate Change, Trade And Agriculture

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Speech: Climate Change, Trade And Agriculture

A speech by Tim Groser, New Zealand politician, on the future of NZ agriculture.

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Halal Market

| 09/07/2009 | Reply
Halal Market

Halal Market Overview

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