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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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UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

| 14/09/2019
UAE’s food labelling move a boost for healthy living

The labelling policy, which was approved by the UAE Cabinet last week, is premised on the use of the colours red, amber or green to symbolise the nutritional status of the food.

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Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

| 11/09/2019
Switzerland’s Largest Supermarket Chain Follows The Pack With Blockchain Food Tracking

Migros, Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, has instituted a blockchain food tracking system with the help of TE-Food to aid in essential areas in the supply chain.

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GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

| 11/09/2019
GCC food delivery apps tap insatiable appetite

A growing number of diners in the Gulf are tapping into smartphone applications to snap up meal deliveries, a trend that is expected to accelerate as technology redefines the food sector.

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Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

| 11/09/2019
Clean label trend: Why food safety is most important aspect for Middle East consumers

Clean label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. Food products containing natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand, and pronounce. No artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals. Products consumers recognise and think of as wholesome—ingredients that consumers might use at home. One major retailer […]

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Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

| 04/09/2019
Food is ‘getting cool’: Nestlé CTO Stefan Palzer’s top 7 predictions on the future of food

The continued growth of social media, meanwhile, is changing how food is marketed. The need for novel, diverse food offerings is becoming increasingly important.

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SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

| 30/08/2019
SDG: Unilever warns it will sell off brands that hurt the planet or society

British favourite Marmite and Magnum ice-cream among the big names thought to be vulnerable to a cull linked to the company’s sustainable business agenda.

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Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

| 25/08/2019
Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

GlobalData tracks the top 100 influencers in ethical fashion via its Influencer platform.

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Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

| 16/08/2019
Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

As Brexit looms, there is a strong economic argument for businesses to tap into the Halal economy, of which modest fashion is a growing part.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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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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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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Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant returns with a focus on the future and innovation

| 12/07/2019 | Reply
Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant returns with a focus on the future and innovation

Celebrate innovation, explore the latest artisanal produce and network with some of the industry’s finest at the upcoming Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA).

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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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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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Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur markets interfaith organic grass fed meat

His venture promises 100 percent grass-fed, organic cattle raised by American ranchers for environmentally conscious consumers.

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UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
UAE: Malaysian organic and halal baby food brand sets sights on regional expansion

Malaysian organic baby food brand SquEEEze Me Baby has its eye on neighbouring countries and perhaps even the Middle East.

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Opinion: Ethical is the new black: it’s time for a fashion revolution

| 05/05/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Ethical is the new black: it’s time for a fashion revolution

We can all agree that fast fashion is bad, but what can you as an individual do about it? I have some great news: WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE.

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Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

| 01/05/2019 | Reply
Halima x Modanisa Headwear Collection available now!

Working with the creative team of Modanisa.com, Halima has created a stunning range of turbans and shawls that is being sold now exclusively by the e-tailer.

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USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
USA: Beyond Meat’s IPO plans give it a $1.2 billion valuation

Today, customers can buy Beyond Meat protein in stores, or eat items made with Beyond Meat proteins at some fast food chains, such as Carl’s Jr.

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