Shopping habits change with hard times

About two years ago, a New Zealander shopping at one of the major supermarket chains would have been “attacked” by the massed battalions of the supermarket’s own labels, displaying products ranging from bread, dairy items and healthy food to spreads and hand wash liquid soap. They were not exactly cheap stuff, but increasingly segmented into things like ready meals, “healthy”…

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Halal certification adds value

One of the most important aspects of Halal trade is the certification that the items manufactured, processed, transported, distributed and sold conform to the tenets of Islam and that Muslims can consume them. With the expansion of the market to include non-Muslims, the need for the certification has become even more imperative. In New Zealand, accreditation of enterprises claiming to…

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