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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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Kesa: sales improvements driven by Darty

Electricals retailer Kesa has seen solid revenue growth in H1, with an uplift in both retail profits and margins. While Darty remains the strongest performer of the group, its Comet brand continues to flounder. Consequently, Kesa has accelerated the rollout of the Darty concept across its European stores, and is investing the bulk of its capital expenditure in further boosting the brand.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2010
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New food review: putting more eggs in one basket

In this month's rundown of innovative launches within the food industry, egg packaging has been given a makeover by Dutch retailer Albert Heijn. The supermarket has created a tray design which is innovative in terms of size, shape and material, offering both visual and ethical appeal. In other news, traditional national products in Spain and Russia are being given a healthy and functional twist.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2010
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New personal care products review: spicy and spiky plants are a source of inspiration

New plant ingredients are finding their way into the latest personal care products as producers vie for the upper hand with claims of innovative and multi-faceted natural benefits. Spanish vegetables are the inspiration behind a new skincare line in Spain, while an extract of cactus is the headline ingredient within a new detoxifying line of personal care products in Italy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2010
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New drinks review: Amazonian 'superherb' hits the market

The Amazon continues to be a source of new functional 'super' ingredients, as demonstrated by the recent launch of a tea made from the high caffeine, medicinal plant guayusa. Guayusa is just the latest in a line of Amazonian plants, from goji to guarana and acai, which are being appropriated by manufacturers to give their products an edge in the exotic and nutritional stakes.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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New food review: sweet and savory flavors head in new directions

This month's rundown of global new food launches sees sweet and savory flavors appearing in an increasing number of unexpected and unprecedented product categories. Products from savory sprinkles to double cheese ice cream and charcoal cheesecake show how manufacturers are turning to unconventional, even counterintuitive, combinations to add an extra sensory edge to their product offerings.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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New personal care products review: easing the pain of shaving

This month's roundup of innovative personal care launches reveals companies' attempts to make shaving and depilation less unpleasant, with both a hair growth inhibiting product for men and a pre-depilation spray to dull the pain of hair removal hitting the shelves. The difficulty of swallowing pills and tablets is also being addressed, through new functional oral strips and throat sprays.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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New food review: flowers inspire chocolate creations

This month's run down of novel new food launches reveals that chocolate producers are looking for new ways to take the guilt out of chocolate consumption, whether through touting medicinal benefits or investing in eco-friendly packaging. Meanwhile, 'plantable' paper bags and floral flavor combinations show that 'flower power' continues to be a key inspiration to innovators in the chocolate space.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010
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New food review: guilt-free indulgence products are the order of the day

Many consumers are looking to enhance the healthiness of their diets, but are unwilling to sacrifice sensory benefits in order to achieve this. Various manufacturers have focused on addressing this demand with new products, with recent launches including an acai variety of chocolate pudding and hamburger-flavored sunflower seeds. This focus is expected to continue to gain momentum in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010
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New drinks review: liqueurs present a healthier front

In this month's new drinks review, various alcoholic drinks that contain healthy ingredients have hit the market. These include an acai flavored vodka and an olive flavored gin. This focus shows the industry's aims to piggyback onto the health foods market with its own interpretations, but it remains to be seen if consumers will take a liking to this development.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010

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