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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: 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: beer breaks flavor boundaries

This month's selection of innovative new drinks products sees the launch of a variety of novel alcoholic beverages, including a wine in a pouch and beer that is designed to complement challenging food combinations. This shows the original ways in which manufacturers are attempting to gain an edge over the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009
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Centrica and EDF strike win-win deal, but one wins more than the other

EDF and Centrica have finally struck a deal concluding the long running sale of British Energy. After months of negotiations it will come as a relief to both parties, but while EDF walks away with GBP2.3 billion and a 51% stake in SPE, the terms that Centrica secured will reap more immediate gains for the former UK incumbent.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
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New household goods review: practical solutions mingle with novelty products

This month's roundup of innovative household products features an array of practical cleaning solutions, along with more novelty-style products. Featuring alongside a stay-fresh fabric cleaner and reduced-sweat household gloves are greeting card-style napkins and a rope-style candle, highlighting the various ways that manufacturers are attempting to encourage public interest in their products.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2008
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Carpetright: reluctant to leave familiar ground

Floor coverings specialist Carpetright has acquired UK retailer Carpetworld for GBP7.2 million, adding a further 13 stores to its portfolio. Additionally, in a slightly more exploratory move, the firm has completed the purchase of 11 stores in southern Holland from Dutch retailer Ben de Graaff Tapjit for E8.0 million.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2008
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New drinks review: developing drinks for all occasions

The growing health trend has seen the release of an array of niche products, as a look at the latest launches on Productscan reveals. One such product is a new bottled water that has been created especially for diabetics, highlighting how drinks manufacturers attempt to get ahead of the competition by offering something different.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2008
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Delhaize: uncertain US outlook

With year-to-date sales of E14.3 billion, Belgian food retailer Delhaize has been boosted by a strong performance in the US. In addition, its emerging markets are showing double digit growth figures and only Belgium is proving tough due to heavy competition. Having said this, the future outlook for the company is worrying, as Delhaize could suffer as a result of economic jitters in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2007
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UCB: development of Keppra's successor makes headway

UCB has initiated a Phase III clinical program for brivaracetam as an adjunctive treatment in partial-onset epilepsy. Should it perform well here and gain marketing approval, the launch of this drug would serve to strengthen UCB's epilepsy franchise, as well as potentially representing an important treatment option for patients with refractory epilepsy.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2007
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New food review: taking a closer look at the humble egg

Manufacturers are developing ever more innovative ways to encourage consumers to eat healthily, as demonstrated by a scan of recent product launches featuring on the Productscan database. These include an egg which is designed to aid eye health and an olive oil which is said to have cholesterol-lowering properties. Maintaining a healthy diet could therefore become an easier affair in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007

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