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New personal care products review: soap sees black future

This month's look at the latest innovative launches in the personal care industry highlights developments in the bar soap segment. One manufacturer sees potential in a locally sourced mineral that is touted to have deodorizing benefits as well as imparting an unusual color, while another is taking a page from the food and drink sector with its focus on fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2011
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P&G: one step closer to becoming a zero-waste company

As part of its long-term environmental vision, P&G has announced that its manufacturing facility in Auburn, Maine, is the company's ninth global site to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill status to date. However, P&G's move towards becoming a zero-waste company is unlikely to resonate among consumers, given the equally ambitious environmental targets frequently set by rival FMCG companies.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2010
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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 drinks review: health drinks add on-the-go appeal

As seen in this month's rundown of the latest innovative drinks launches, the single-use and shot formats continue to penetrate the market, with new products including a single-serve detox drink and a shot-type product designed to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. Both highlight the popularity of functional products that can fit into consumers' increasingly mobile lifestyles.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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Double Pyramid: new food model represents opportunities for firms dealing in healthy staples

A new scientific research model from an Italian food and nutritional health think tank, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, successfully highlights the strong connection between health and the green and ethical credentials of different foods. The Double Pyramid, presented at the European Parliament on October 12, provides a green platform for the marketing of whole grain, bread and pasta.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2010
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Italy: AIFA urges faster regional uptake of innovative anticancer drugs

Italy's regulator AIFA has reached an agreement with the country's regional councils to stop delays in the implementation of national reimbursement decisions regarding innovative drugs on their hospital lists. The drugs most likely to be impacted are anticancer treatments. However, risk-sharing agreements may still prove necessary to achieve the reimbursement status in the first place.

Published By Datamonitor
14 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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Prosecco: should enjoy improved growth if trademark can be secured in Brazil

Prosecco gained protected status across the EU earlier this year, and its ruling council is now seeking the same in Brazil. Efforts to protect the name demonstrate how important heritage and authenticity are in the industry, as they allow the wines to distinguish themselves from the competition. This is particularly desirable in Brazil due to its enormous growth potential as an emerging market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010
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New personal care products review: coffee breaks new ground

The exfoliant and astringent properties of raw coffee are unveiled in a new hair and body line which heads this month's rundown of the latest innovations in the personal care market. The launch highlights the continued development of the personal care industry towards both 'raw' and organic formulations, as well as increased crossovers between food, beverage and personal care categories.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 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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