PARIS, Sept 29 — Menus developed with neurologists to draw out different emotions, restaurants that offer 3D dining experiences and meatballs — yes, meatballs — are a few of the dining concepts predicted to trend across Europe over the next five years.
When Polish chemist Wojciech Inglot worked on creating a “breathable” nail polish for consumers who were becoming increasingly health-conscious, he had no idea of the changes he was about to bring about in the Muslim world.
The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry will design several programs to reach its target of 254 million domestic tourists and 9 million foreign tourists in 2013. Promoting sharia tourism across the archipelago by wooing tourists from Middle Eastern countries is one of the ministry’s programs. Antara/Herka Yanis Pangaribowo
JEDDAH – With the total food import to the Gulf region set to double by 2020, the regional halal food industry is posed to grow at a fast pace in the coming years, said participants at a recent international Halal event in Sharjah.
With the total food import to the Gulf region set to grow two-fold to hit $53.1 billion by 2020, the regional halal food industry is poised to grow at a fast pace in the coming years, said participants at a recent international halal event in Sharjah.
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Sales of beauty and personal care products bearing halal-certification are now worth more than £3.1bn internationally, as Muslim consumers seek more integrity in their beauty regimes.
KUALA LUMPUR: The food and beverage sector has contributed 17.5 per cent or almost RM9.4bil of the total revenue generated by the country’ tourism industry last year, said Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.
According to Organic Monitor, some companies have started to formulate natural/organic cosmetics with Halal certification as they realize that Halal products, while increasingly popular, often fall short in terms of their ecological credentials as the formulations are similar to conventional cosmetics.
The Halal label is gaining popularity in the Asian cosmetics industry with Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh being the main markets, or with Thailand operating the world class Halal Science Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, which focuses in developing standard and methods for the detection of prohibited ingredients. According to Organic Monitor, adoption rates of these products targeted at the growing Muslim population are rising. However, the market research firm considers there are questions whether the Halal label is meeting the growing ethical needs of consumers.
AS INVESTORS and companies steer a course through social and economic turmoil, it is understandable that they are cautious of new markets. But, despite the volatility of the Arab Spring, it would be a missed opportunity to ignore the Muslim world.
Scottish Development International, the Scottish Government’s investment and business development agency, has published its latest figures for the food and drink sector which highlight that trade with the Middle East continues to grow. Despite the global financial crisis and the Arab Spring the region continues to be a major market for Scottish goods.
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Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is the first country in the world to have created a halal ecosystem called Malaysian Standard MS 2424:2012 Halal Pharmaceuticals-General Guidelines.
“The future is in the past,” said Frédéric Loeb of the World Cuisine Summit at a press conference in Paris this week.
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- Opportunity knocks for natural and organic halal cosmetics
- Halal cosmetics gain popularity in Asia
- The Muslim world is opening up for Western investors
- UAE: Food and drinks sector continues to drive Scottish exports to Middle East
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