Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in Switzerland

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New drinks review: QR branding sees wine embrace the smartphone era

The emergence of QR codes in line with growing consumer take-up of smartphone technology is offering diverse marketing and branding opportunities to consumer goods companies, as evidenced by the sparkling wine launch that headlines this month's rundown of drinks innovations. Meanwhile, new flavors are emerging in the gin segment and novel formats are being explored for liqueurs and bottled water.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2012
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New food review: sprays, sachets, and droppers enliven the oil category

New ways of dispensing oil that allow for greater precision and less mess are featured in this month's summary of the latest food industry launches, with multifunctional nozzles, droppers, and single-serve sachets all looking to make an impression in the category. Meanwhile, white chocolate curry and potato chips with coffee are among the last month's more novel flavor developments.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2011
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New personal care products review: eco-conscious razors gain an edge

Hair removal is again the focus of innovative launch activity in the personal care industry, as producers experiment with new ways to make the process easier, more economical, or less damaging to skin. Among the products to feature in this month's rundown are a sharpening system for razor blades, a depilatory wax claimed to contain real gold, and a shower and shave cream with a novel applicator.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2011
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New drinks review: juices get roughage treatment

An attempt to reposition fruit juice as a truly natural, healthy product heads up this month's rundown of the latest novel launches in the drinks market, with a beverage that seeks to capture the nutritional benefits of whole fruit. Also featured are several unique flavor combinations and new packaging developments that suggest the sector is keener than ever to innovate.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2011
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New food review: caviar and camembert take snacking upscale

Snack products are getting an upmarket overhaul, as seen in this month's rundown of novel launches from the food industry. The latest innovations in savory beer snacks and popcorn products - featuring caviar and continental cheese flavors - illustrate how producers are seeking to lift pub and cinema snacks into more upmarket territory, positioning them as a sophisticated dining experience.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New drinks review: hoping alcohol-free whisky can raise consumers' spirits

This month's new drinks review finds a range of innovative alcohol and soft drink launches, ranging from an alcohol-free whisky and a bean-flavored cola to an energizing mulled wine. These new products highlight that there is plenty of inspiration in the market to help generate growth.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2010
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New drinks review: alcohol spray takes inspiration from perfume

This month's roundup of new drinks products finds that manufacturers are becoming more innovative with packaging. In particular, a new spirit has emerged that is presented in a spray bottle and has the appearance of a high-end perfume. The user is instructed to spray the spirit into their mouth, offering a whole new way of enjoying a tipple.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2009
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New household goods review: questioning whether fragrance is a good thing

Traditionally, household sprays have been highly scented in order to attract consumers; however, the recent trend for odor eliminating products has led to the emergence of a product that hypes its no-smell qualities. Meanwhile, there has been a spate of green launches - from biodegradable garbage bags to cleaning pouches - showing that green is still a hot topic.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2008
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New personal care products: probiotics diversify into the sanitary market

Concepts that originated in the food and drinks market are making their way into personal care products, as this month's round up of innovative products from the Productscan database reveals. A probiotic sanitary product and a mood enhancing spray have recently been launched on the market, showing that good ideas have the ability to cross consumer categories.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2008
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Rewe: finally getting some Plus

Rewe has bought Tengelmann's 146 store-strong Plus discount operation in the Czech Republic. Present in the country since 1991, Rewe's future outlook seems bright, as the deal will strengthen its position in the region. That said, owing to turbulences in the financial markets, growth prospects in Eastern Europe have recently dimmed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008

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