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Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Saudi Arabia and MENA Baby Food Industry

A rapidly evolving economy, rising personal disposable incomes, increasing preference for packaged food will drive the baby food market.

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USA: Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

| 25/01/2014 | Reply
USA: Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

For viewers used to seeing negative images of Muslims on television, the commercial was a rare exception.

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USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

| 10/01/2014 | Reply
USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

Maine becomes the second state to pass a law requiring food producers to label GMO food, but other states must follow before it goes into effect.

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UAE: Promises of potential to contend with the demands of delivery

| 26/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Promises of potential to contend with the demands of delivery

As the handbook to Dubai’s Global Islamic Economy Summit explained, the more comprehensively-defined arena offers a greater vista of opportunity still.

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Canada: Say hello to halal

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Canada: Say hello to halal

Senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Foods, points to Nielsen sales volume stats that show the halal segment of fresh chicken is growing at 6% per year.

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UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UK: Demand for Halal turkey on the rise in the UK

Last December, the Halal Monitoring Council certified 5,500 turkeys slaughtered in UK abattoirs. In 2011, they certified none. Last week alone, the HMC certified 1,500 turkeys.

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Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

Hermawan Kartajaya, founder of MarkPlus signs MOU to build a ‘Future of Asia Global Lab’, to develop cutting edge concepts and practice in the field of marketing and communications.

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Opinion: Halal-Nomics

| 10/12/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal-Nomics

Nouriel Roubini talked about halal-nomics, including standardization and integration, and halal-lifestyle, and now Muslims must seize the moment by their purchasing power!

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Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

| 30/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation is achieved by sharing our values

This week’s Global Islamic Economy Summit in Dubai was a breath of fresh air centering around talk of consumer values, of innovating for consumer needs and understanding who is the Muslim consumer.

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UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

From cosmetics to accommodation, travel to toothpaste, complying with religious principles is becoming big business in the Muslim world, and Dubai sees an opportunity.

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Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: So what is Islamic Marketing & what’s all the noise about?

It’s about more than ‘meat and money’. More importantly, for Jonathan Wilson, it reflects a growing interest in ‘Brand Islam’; and recognition of Muslims as a significant segment, sector, and audience.

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Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

“All this cumulates to an arguably effortless life that combines ancient wisdom with contemporary living, as long as we Muslims adhere to the correct teachings of Islam moderately.”

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Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

| 24/10/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: KSA biggest Gulf food consumer by 2017

Gulf countries will consume 49.1 million tons of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE the largest consumer per capita among the six Arabian Gulf states.

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Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

| 23/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Turkish entrepreneur opens first online ‘halal’ sex shop

He had been inspired to launch the site by friends who wanted sex advice and products but found the content on other websites and in specialist stores too explicit.

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Mena hospitality, tourism revving up IT resources

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Mena hospitality, tourism revving up IT resources

Regional tourism has high growth potential, according to the World Bank, and is especially strong in Gulf countries, with industry growth projected to increase from $ 19.2 billion in 2011 to $ 28.3 billion by 2016,

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Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

| 07/10/2013 | Reply
Australia Hosts Muslim Fashion Exhibition

Combining fashion and modesty, an Australian exhibition will feature stylish Muslim women couture that applies to the needs of pious women needs, filling a void in the growing market of Islamic fashion.

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USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

| 23/08/2013 | Reply
USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

Patrons stood in the lines so full that newcomers had a hard time finding the end of them at California’s first Halal Food and Eid Festival. Around 300,000 Muslims live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Thailand: Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

| 21/08/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Chulalongkorn introduces “Halal Thailand” application

The application is available on Android and iOS devices and can be activated by a barcode scanning system for QR codes or by putting in the Halal number into the system.

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Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

| 12/08/2013 | Reply
Turkey: Pardon My Turkish: Battle for ‘Halal’ Words

At taste of the life from what used to be the centre of the Islamic world. In Turkey, for the last couple of years, a battle of “halal” words has intensified.

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Middle East: Sin Free Ale

| 02/08/2013 | Reply
Middle East: Sin Free Ale

DEDICATED drinkers may struggle to see the point of non-alcoholic beer, but it is growing in popularity around the world. Last year 2.2 billion litres was downed, 80% more than five years earlier.

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