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Korean kitchens have three things in common: expensive, halal or no kosher, and it feels weird. That’s what Albert aware Sentosa, graduate postgraduate marketing programs in one of the major universities in Australia. As a result, on his return from studying in the land of kangaroos in 2010, he set up a Korean restaurant called SAMWON. “Culinary Korea was synonymous with expensive, not kosher, keep it feels weird. This we want to cut one by one, “said Albert, who claimed to Korean and Japanese food lovers this, met Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Saturday on 13th Sep, 2014.
As majority of the Indonesian market does not use pork, SAMWON committed to sell Korean cuisine without this haram ingredient. So that it’s also not strange, Albert has combined spices imported directly from Korea, to fit the Indonesian culture. Pioneered beginning of this effort, Albert spent not less than USD 1.5 billion. Currently, SAMWON has nine outlets: SAMWON House which consists of shaped and SAMWON Express restaurant style food court . Of the nine total outlets owned, four of which are owned by the partners. In the near future, there are three more partners ready to join SAMWON. Yes, since last year SAMWON has opened opportunities for those who want to entrepreneurship through partnership.
To be able to become a partner SAMWON, simply immerse your investment of around USD 350 million for the foodcourt or SAMWON Express, to $ 750 million for a restaurant or SAMWON House. Marketing Manager of SAMWON House, Nurmala Dewi said, for SAMWON Express only, franchisees can get turnover, or break-even point (BEP) in approximately from 8 to 18 months. By assumption, the average turnover per day has reached US$ 5 million and is increasing at a giant rate, making SAMWON a Giant Income Magnet.
Originally published on bisniskeuangan.kompas.com
Halal Guys is suing its rival food cart business, which uses the name Halal Guys of New York. The knockoff carts are trying to cash in on the reputation of Halal Guys, the suit says.
Oh, halal no!
The Halal Guys — immigrants who turned their single Midtown food cart into a burgeoning international chain of eateries — claim a knockoff food cart business is trying to cash in on their hard work and delectable street cred.
“The goodwill and reputation of the Halal Guys is at stake,” they say in their suit against the counterfeit carts, which use the name Halal Guys of New York.
In papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court, the Halal Guys said they first found out about the faux carts last year — because one was doing business on the same block as one of their carts at 53rd St. and Sixth Ave.
The suit seeks a court order forcing the rival to change its name and stop using the logo — and to pay unspecified money damages.
The man listed in the suit as the principal of Halal Guys of New York, Moustafa Elnagar, could not be reached for comment.
Originally published on http://www.nydailynews.com
Binalot CEO Rommel Juan recently said in Manila that a first Binalot store will be opened in Dubai shortly, and more will follow in other GCC countries.
Target group for Binalot restaurants are mostly Oversea Filipino Workers (OFWs), as the restaurant serves traditional Filipino food such as adobo, bistek, tapas, tocino, sisig and longganisa, all in traditional sauces and most dishes served in banana leaves, Binalot’s trademark.
The restaurant chain was founded in 1996 by young Filipino entrepreneurs who wanted to add something more traditional to the fast food culinary world the country was offering by imitating large US chains.
The main trademark of Binalot in comparison to the other chains is that they do not serve food in plastic or carton boxes, but in banana leaves, giving the chain some unique sales proposition.
Today, Binalot has 47 stores in the Philippines and has emerged into a strong and major franchise player competing with fastfood icons in the country. Eighty per cent Binalot restaurants are franchise stores, Juan said.
He added that seven stores are opening up this year with 3.5mn pesos ($80,000) average investment for each. The majority of the new stores are located in Metro Manila where there is a strong demand by urbanites to experience the traditional Filipino comfort food wrapped in banana leaves. As for the expansion, Juan said that Binalot will set up stores outside the Philippines, “where there is a critical mass of OFWs” that allows to distribute Filipino products there.
“Binalot will also look for strategic partners and franchisers in international markets it plans to enter,” he added.
However, some experts say it can turn out difficult to attract customers others than Filipinos with restaurants that serve traditional Filipino dishes in the Middle East. The food — albeit of Asian descent — is normally not perceived as being highly exotic and delicious in the same way such as Thai or Vietnamese food. In fact, Filipino food is more a wild mixture of Malay, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and American influences, which means it can be everything from paella, spaghetti, roasted beef, chicken braised in garlic, meat in tomato stew, eggplant on shrimp paste, oxtail soup to fried spring rolls. Binalot has lots of that on the menu. The restaurant will also have to think about halal certifications for its food if it wants to sell it to Muslims in the GCC.
However, even if Binalot just attracts Filipinos to come and eat good-old homemade food in banana leaves, there is still a sizeable target group. According to latest estimations, 1.5mn Filipinos live in Saudi Arabia, some 700,000 in the UAE, some 200,000 in Qatar and some 180,000 in Kuwait. These are the GCC countries with the largest Filipino population and the natural destinations for Binalot’s expansion.
Originally published on https://www.zawya.com
Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has joined hands with Dubai Industrial City to host the fourth and fifth meetings of Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) to discuss halal food and cosmetics issues.
The UAE which chaired the Technical Committee of Halal Food has co-ordinated with the Technical committee members and experts in the Islamic countries, to set and develop standard specifications for halal products according to one and accredited application, to ensure that halal products are safe and guaranteed.
Abdullah Al Maeeni, the acting director general of Emirates Authority for Esma, said: “All halal providers must apply to the provision of their products to be aligned with the requirements of religious legitimacy. The objective of standardisation is to develop and implement technical standard which is an established norm or requirement about technical systems.”
“We are trying to make the requirements applicable and easy to understand and standardise the level of all countries in the world. Furthermore, the requirements must be based on the origins and foundations of Islamic sharia,” he added.
Al Maeeni said the meetings this year were held under the sponsorship of Dubai Industrial City, to address the requirements of accreditation and standardisation.
He stressed that in order to ensure products are compatible with halal standards; there must be specialised body in all countries to supervise and monitor the production process, from processing to inspection and testing.
Dubai Industrial City CEO Abdulla Khalifa Belhoul said: “We established The Halal Cluster, the first of its kind in the region, to be dedicated to the halal sector. Spread across an area of 6,771,781 million square feet, Halal Cluster is aimed to be a base for companies that seek to invest in halal food, cosmetics and personal care products.”
“Hosting SMIIC meeting in Dubai is considered an important step to stress on the importance the development of legislation to meet the needs and requirements of the market and be able to compete with global markets,” he said.
“Additionally, these meetings will enhance the operations in our Halal Cluster in Dubai Industrial City in the future, and accordingly strengthen Dubai’s position in this sector across the world,” he added.
The technical committees of halal food and cosmetics who are meeting these days also seek to establish and develop standard specifications and specific requirements for the issuance of Halal certificates.
The legislative system which is being discussed during the meetings is based on three key elements that include; halal products, halal certification bodies and accreditation bodies. This system aims to ensure that the process of obtaining halal products is comprehensive.
The UAE has become the focal point of the global halal industry, with ESMA mandated by Organisation of Islamic Co-operation to formulate new halal regulations and codes for food, and cosmetics and perfumes to be implemented in all Islamic countries.
The country has already made many achievements to date, including hosting the SMIIC meetings, to be a regional and global leader in this important industry.
Originally published on http://www.tradearabia.com
A leading halal food producer is celebrating after landing a series of deals to give it a strong foothold across a number of European markets.
Lancashire-based KQF, which produces the Khan Exotique range of Halal certified burgers, kebabs and sausages, has signed a deal with Le Clerc, a major hypermarket chain across France, and other European countries. The deal builds on agreements with store chain Alphaprim and distFRESH, an independent halal distributor, both of which serve the Paris area.
Faruk Vali, managing director of KQF, said: “Le Clerc is a very important player in the market. It’s also an excellent strategic partner because it has a high profile and it’s expanding quickly. The listing of our products with such a significant retailer gives us an excellent means of introducing our halal-certified convenience foods to an entirely new group of European customers.
“Our research suggests that the European market for halalfoods is buoyant. It’s currently worth around $30 billion and the figure is rising by approximately 15% a year. France has the largest Muslim population in Europe – a little under 5 million – so we developed a new product range, Khan Exotique, as our way of reaching out to that market. European consumers seem to be responding very well.”
Originally published on http://www.meatinfo.co.uk