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UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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New food review: eggs and milk step up their ethical positioning

This month's look at product innovation in the food industry notes that ethical claims are becoming more influential in the dairy market, as consumers pay more attention to the welfare issues associated with the production of eggs and milk. In other news, unusual savory flavor blends are being favored for snack products, while chilled soup is looking to boost its value as a freshly cooked meal.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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New drinks review: children's treats inspire a new generation of spirits

Attempts to increase the appeal of spirits among younger consumer age groups through dessert and candy flavor blends feature in this month's summary of novel drinks launches. Meanwhile, an innovative whisky introduction shows that coconut remains a flavor to watch in the spirits market, while cola is uncovering its functional side with an unusual fat-burning launch.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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New personal care review: condoms pursue "all-natural" path

In this month's summary of the latest innovations from the personal care industry, condoms are looking to attract eco-friendly consumers with the debut of a new vegan 100% natural latex range. Meanwhile, in bath and shower products novel formulations include a three-in-one product infused with pheromones and a debut for stevia, as the in-vogue sweetener expands its reach beyond food and beverages.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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New drinks review: balls get energy drinks rolling

With energy drinks reaching saturation point in many mature European markets, manufacturers are considering ever more ingenious ways of attracting the attention of consumers. Among the products to feature in this month's rundown of innovative drinks launches is an energy drink with "balls," while another offering features two liquids that are only mixed together when the pack is opened.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2011
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New personal care products review: eco-conscious razors gain an edge

Hair removal is again the focus of innovative launch activity in the personal care industry, as producers experiment with new ways to make the process easier, more economical, or less damaging to skin. Among the products to feature in this month's rundown are a sharpening system for razor blades, a depilatory wax claimed to contain real gold, and a shower and shave cream with a novel applicator.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2011
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OMV: focusing on value-added services to drive market share

Through a partnership with Western Union, fuel retailer OMV is set to offer international money transfer facilities across its network in eight Central and Eastern European countries. This is the second recent venture into the financial services space for OMV, and highlights its high focus on expanding and diversifying its service offering to drive customer satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
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Slovakian regulator: feeling the heat?

As Slovakia prepares to join the euro, Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico has overturned an increase in retail energy prices - approved by the independent regulator - on the grounds that it will stimulate inflation. This illustrates the fact that, as security of supply becomes an increasingly important concern, liberalization is forced to take a back seat.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Oct 2008
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New household goods review: get hooked on scents

An eclectic mix of household products has been recorded by Productscan this month, from an odor-absorbing 'green' air freshener, to handy kitchen wipes that are designed to make steel appliances stay cleaner for longer. The house-proud consumer should therefore find something to inspire them this month.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2007
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Slovnaft's premium fuel strategy may be ill-advised

Slovakian fuel retail network operator Slovnaft has announced that it will no longer sell a 98-octane fuel product at its service stations and is considering offering 100-octane petrol instead. This move comes despite minimal demand for premium fuel products in Slovakia, although it seems Slovnaft may be jumping on a bandwagon to displace the mid-range premium product from the market completely.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2007

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