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.
With Islamic fashion a burgeoning industry in a troubled world economy, modesty just might trend.
The inaugural New Zealand Halal Guide to New Zealand provides general tourism information, together with a list of Halal classified restaurants and cafes, from halal-certified through to those which offer vegetarian dishes or vegan cuisine.
Thai halal food has the potential to serve a greater share of the world population, and food makers and exporters are being urged to use science and technology to cut costs and enhance quality.
Last year, Thailand ranked first in Asean in halal food exports, shipping US$4.8 billion worth to 57 countries.
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 Justin Yap
SECTORAL BOOST: The increase of halal food exports could further boost the logistics growth in Malaysia as there would be a need for freight-forwarding and transportation services.
KUCHING: Malaysia is expected to see its US$1.9 billion (RM6.05 billion) halal logistics sector to grow in tandem with the halal food industry.
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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Forget the bikini-clad Europeans. For a growing number of Turkey’s hoteliers, halal holidays is where the money is at.
With their no-alcohol policy and separate beaches, pools and discotheques for men and women, “family style” holidays are on the rise as hoteliers look to cash in on the new middle class from Turkey’s more religiously conservative Anatolian heartland.
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- New Zealand launched a Halal Guide for the Muslim markets
- Science urged for halal food
- Halal toothpaste, anyone? Religious observance has become a global brand
- Vegan, ‘halal’ Inika forecasts fourfold growth in revenue over 3 years
- Spending by Muslim Tourists is Growing Faster than the Global Rate – Study
- South Africa: The Halal Kingdom
- Global travel industry gears up for Muslim tourist boom
- Ingredients Focus: Halal
- U.S. : Halal of a Controversy
- Malaysia’s halal logistics sector on the uptrend
- NZ: World’s biggest brand? Not McDonald’s but halal
- $632 b Halal foods market among fastest growing
- Turkey tourism: sun, sea and halal
- UAE: Islamic finance ready to move into fast lane