Food has become increasingly available at some of the most exclusive supermarkets in the world, according to an analysis by an independent supermarket.
Halal supermarket chain Alcoa recently announced it was offering halal food at some locations in Florida, the US state with the most halal restaurants.
The chain has said it has more than 800 outlets across the US and Canada.
However, the chain has struggled to maintain high sales in recent years due to low demand.
Its share price has also fallen since the announcement.
Alcoa’s share price declined 5.7 per cent to $2.85 in late December.
In its announcement on Thursday, Alcoas chief executive officer Peter DeMarco said halal products will be available in some stores in the states of Florida and North Carolina.
“We believe the benefits of this will be significant for consumers, particularly those in our regions of North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina,” Mr DeMarco wrote in a statement.
“For example, we expect that consumers in those states will be able to enjoy the taste and quality of the halal meat in the Alco’s stores, and we will have an increased level of demand for our products, both from consumers in the markets where they are sold and the communities in which they are stocked.”
Mr DeMarco did not elaborate on how the halala products would be made.
The supermarket chain also announced it had added a new aisle in the grocery store to cater for the increasing demand.
“Alcoas customers will be the first to benefit from the availability of a new section in our stores, where customers will now have the opportunity to purchase products from the brand, including halal meats, products from local suppliers and fresh produce,” Mr Alcoaz said in a release.
The company also said it was extending its halal program in Georgia to include its own stores and a “localised halal menu”.