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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 food review: nuts and grains find dairy to their liking

The expansion of nuts and cereals into a variety of dairy and dairy-alternative categories has stepped up this month with the launch of a cultured almond milk, a non-dairy milk based on an "ancient grain," and the use of rice flour in a yogurt to create a unique texture. Meanwhile, packaging continues to be used to creative effect in the confectionery sector.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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New food review: food for thought?

The latest selection of food launches from Productscan Online has a student feel to it. As well as Maruha's fish sausage in Japan that is marketed for its 'intellect-boosting' qualities in an effort to target those taking exams, the frozen vegetable cubes recently launched in the Netherlands could attract the eye of the student who is too busy studying - or socializing - to chop a pepper...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2006
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New food review: chocolate tackles slavery issues

With consumers showing more interest in the origin of their foods, it comes as little surprise that one manufacturer has released what it claims is the first slave-free chocolate bar. Like the fair-trade movement, the product aims to give workers a fairer wage for their efforts; however, it is possible that the anti-slavery claims will have a greater impact on consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2007
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New food review: acai and aloe add variety to bread category

Efforts to enliven the taste and dietary value of bread are the headline feature of this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches from the food industry, with a number of manufacturers unveiling unusual fruit-based loaves. Meanwhile, with the Easter season approaching, producers are turning to dynamic packs in an attempt to capture some of the lucrative gifting market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2011
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New drinks review: tea reveals its sporty side

This month's roundup of innovative new drinks launches focuses on developments in the tea category, in which manufacturers are pursuing new isotonic benefits and flavor directions. New flower flavor combinations are in evidence, while the launch of a bubblegum-flavored tea could be an attempt by companies to attract younger consumers to the category.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010
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New drinks review: soft drinks go tooth-friendly with anti-cavity launch

A soft drink which claims both not to cause tooth decay and to actively prevent it headlines this month's rundown of the latest drinks industry innovations. The launch can be seen as part of a move to reverse any negative associations with what are commonly perceived to be "junk" products. Meanwhile, a tofu-based drink and an Amazonian fruit beer have hit the shelves in Europe and South America.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2011
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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 drinks review: new packaging to get cool reception

Drinks manufacturers are developing novel packaging to get their products noticed, including new technology which can cool the contents. This month's scout of Productscan records a super-cold soft drink and cooling beer keg, underlining the fact that this technology has the potential to be used in most sectors of the drinks industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007
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New drinks review: coffee, but not as we know it

For decades consumers have been content to drink their tea and coffee in the traditional way; hot with milk, and with little variation from the traditional formulas. Now, however, manufacturers are keen to exploit the rise in demand for healthier alternatives, with Productscan Online reporting on a self-cooling ready-to-drink tea and a coffee made not with coffee beans, but with ramon nuts...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005

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