According to research, the Muslim population is a growing niche market. The need for Halal goods is growing.
In this economy, I would think that anything that gets money spent is a good thing...but companies are facing backlash. UK KFCs pulled their halal chicken offerings after public dismay, dubbing the product "terror chicken." (There's a hell of a lot more to be afraid of in that chicken-like the sodium content) Best buy got backlash for acknowledging a Muslim holiday in one of their flyers.
so, what do you think? Does free market reign supreme? Or do you have a problem with people marketing their goods toward Muslims? If you do, do you have a problem with the sale of Kosher goods?
What I'm reading now...
Answer by kerp1960 at 9:34 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:35 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:35 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 9:35 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by kerp1960 at 9:41 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
No different than marketing all the goods for Hispanics down here in Texas. If an area has a concentrated population of a specific group of people then it is only reasonable to expect there will be offerings for them. Muslims are not evil people, only a select few that have skewed their religion would be considered evil. Why people can't see that I have no idea.
Answer by shanlaree at 9:49 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
No, seems like a capitalist ideal. I don't have any problems with it.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:53 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 10:18 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Marketing for a Muslim holiday- nothing wrong with that, a large percentage of retailers market for Christian holidays (hello Christmas! Easter!)...
but TERROR chicken?? really?? that's just horrible.
Marketing toward a niche' market isn't new or wrong. Sprcifically targeting women for example....no issues....as long as they don't do it in a deragatory, disrespectful way...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:42 AM on Dec. 28, 2010