Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in Finland

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Raisio: Benecol isn't beneficial to the bottom line

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: EU agreement doesn't allay consumer fears

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Scottish & Newcastle: brewing up a storm in the East

The major attraction is Hartwall's 50% share of Russia's leading brewer BBH. S&N has been relatively weak in high-growth emerging markets, but its recent acquisitions including Hartwall are changing the situation. As a result, the rumored three-way merger between S&N, SAB and Miller is looking increasingly unlikely.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Hartwall/BBH: warm results may not last

Hartwall benefited in the first half of 2002 from increased sales at its Russian joint venture, BBH. But although this market has been growing fast for many years, it has recently shown signs of slowing down. Much of the growth this time round was driven by good weather - so new owner S&N must pray for a warm autumn if it is to reap dividends from Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2002
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CommentWire

Nokia: revitalizing (and dominating) the mobile market

Nokia's new color GPRS, MMS, and Java handsets promise much for a flagging industry. Consumers have been waiting for phones like these to launch before upgrading, causing handset sales to stagnate. At the same time, the roll-out of Nokia's Series 60 software platform may herald the company's move towards a software licensing-based business model.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: give it time

After a five year long moratorium on growing and commercializing GM foods, the EU has authorized the entry of a GM product onto the market. European consumers are still unconvinced, and the biotechnology companies behind the products fear the public may reject them. However consumers may learn to accept GM, first in nutraceuticals, and then in mainstream foods.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2003
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CommentWire

Orkla: having its Chips

Orkla's purchase of Chips clearly strengthens its position in the Nordic countries, but it is Chips' Russian and Baltic operations that really catch the eye. While the snacks market continues to expand in most major markets, health concerns over diet in western European and the US means this trend may level off. Emerging market access is therefore vital for Orkla's future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: Asian products gallop ahead

Some unusual foods have emerged from Asia recently, with Productscan Online reporting on the launch of a baby food made with horsemeat in Japan, and a savory snack consisting of a fish presented on a stick in China. Both products perhaps reveal a more open-minded approach to eating unusual foodstuffs in the Far East than in the English-speaking world...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
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New personal care products: a flash of inspiration

Productscan Online reported a variety of more unusual supplements this month, either containing strange ingredients, such as broccoli or yeast fiber, or targeting unusual conditions, like the male menopause. These features should help them stand out in a crowded supplement market. Meanwhile, Dr Fresh launched a toothpaste which should amuse the younger consumer with its light-up flashing cap.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jun 2006
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New drinks review: Diva vodka, rich in taste

The beer market is to broaden its scope beyond its normal target audience with the unusual launch of a (non-alcoholic) beer for dogs. Another unusual offering reported on Productscan Online is that of the DIVA Premium Vodka, which costs more than $3,000 for its cheapest bottle, putting other premium vodkas in the shade.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2006

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