People may think Google or McDonald’s are the biggest brands in the world, but that’s just because they’re not thinking of halal, says billionaire Malaysian businessman Tan Sri Halim Saad.
The unstoppable growth of halal products shows we are all fair game for marketers but risks ghettoising the Muslim community
Inika CEO and founder Miranda Bond said business-aid groups Heads over Heels and the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation helped her build the company. Picture: Stephen Cooper Source: The Australian
AUSTRALIAN vegan, certified halal and certified cruelty-free cosmetics company Inika has closed its first capital raising, which was led by Singapore-headquartered investment firm Cardinia Partners.
A new ground-breaking study, ‘Global Muslim Lifestyle Travel Market: Landscape & Consumer Needs,’ shows that Muslim tourists globally represent a major niche market worth $126.1 billion in 2011 growing at a 4.8% through 2020, compared to global average of 3.8%. In a challenging global economic environment, the Study highlights how airlines, tourism destinations, and hotels/resorts can benefit by engaging with a market that has a young demographic, is growing in affluence, and is increasingly asserting its unique needs on the tourism industry.
With the halal industry reaching over $2 trillion in value, South Africa has emerged as a surprising global leader in halal certification, writes Peter Shaw-Smith.
- By Peter Shaw Smith
AFP – From halal spas to prayer rooms at airport terminals, the global tourism industry is gearing up for a projected boom in Muslim travel over the next decade, experts say.
By Louise Birchall
A consumer-driven demand for quality and specialised halal produce is leading exporters and distributors to offer more luxury, high-margin halal products
By Christopher Heine
Last year, some bloggers gave Whole Foods flak for marketing to Muslims. Now other brands are hoping for same
If bloggers want to blast Whole Foods Market again for promoting Quran-approved food during Ramadan, there’s a few niche CPG brands that might plea: “Could you mention us? Pretty please, with halal-certified sugar on top?”
By Melissa Preddy
Ramadan begins tonight, and the month-long Islamic religious observance doesn’t end until the evening of Saturday, Aug. 18.
The holy period of fasting, prayer, meditation and other acts of faith is a momentous one for the world’s Muslims — and it also might have economic effects on companies and consumers in your area. And as you can see by this Valparaiso University map, Muslims as a Percentage of All Residents 2000, many communities nationwide are home to a noteable number of Islamic adherants.
Vendors in Egypt have been known to sell dates in Ramadan named after celebrities and popular football players but this year they will rename them after public figures. Photo: Reuters
GLOBAL – Fleishman-Hillard has launched Majlis, a specialised unit that aims to help clients build more successful engagement with the global Muslim consumer market.
By Ben Chapman-Smith
By Hasan Mulani, Mumbai
Islam is one of the largest and fastest-growing religions in the world; over 25 per cent of the world’s population – about 1.75 billion – is Muslim or following Islam religion.
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Businesses are bullish on the prospects for Sharia-compliant products and services, according to new research from the Economist Intelligence Unit
Press release (9/5/12)
A global survey of C-level and senior executives shows that demand for Sharia orientated products and services is strong, and expected to grow. Among the reasons: expanding Muslim populations, rising purchasing power, shifting consumption patterns, and a broader range of products and services on offer. The range of Sharia-orientated products and services is broadening, from food and Islamic finance products to pharmaceuticals, fashion and tourism, among others.
By Harvey Jones
Think of the world’s biggest luxury brands and you might think Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Hermès, Cartier, Tiffany and Louis Vuitton.
Scholars, Experts, Consultants, Specialists and Environmental Health Offices ready to help you. » read more
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