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New drinks review: duo sachet brings "mix and match" concept to drinks

In this month's roundup of novel drinks industry launches, the personalization trend once again takes center stage with the introduction of a new powdered drink that allows consumers to blend individual flavors according to their own taste. In packaging news, novelty musical Christmas tins have arrived for the tea category, while butterscotch flavor "beer" for children is also hitting the shelves.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2012
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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: beverage industry sets sights on raising self-esteem

Boosting alertness, stamina, health, and even intelligence is ground previously well-trodden by the beverages industry, but a new product featured in this month's rundown of the latest innovative drinks launches makes the novel claim of increasing confidence. In other news, temperature and light sensitive packaging is exploring new niches within the alcoholic drinks market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2010
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Kingfisher: franchising scheme to lead to swift expansion

The UK-based Kingfisher is set to introduce a franchise model as part of its long-term growth plans, which are to be announced in the first quarter of 2011. This initiative will enable Kingfisher to expand quickly, reduce the impact of difficult trading conditions in the UK and increase its hold over the European market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010
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Nordea: predicts export-driven growth in Baltics

Nordea's has forecast an export-driven economic recovery for the three Baltic states. This prediction will be received optimistically by all the Scandinavian banks who remain heavily exposed to the region, which was one of the worst-hit areas of the recession in Europe. Given their significant loan books in the Baltics, the prospect of a recovery is particularly good news for SEB and Swedbank.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2010
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New household goods review: lunchtimes get green makeover

Saving money and being kinder to the environment are two key concerns for consumers today. This month's look at new household goods launches finds a number of products that are designed to be economical, such as a 2-in-1 paper towel and napkin product, and a six-ply toilet roll. Meanwhile, the Fresh Snack Pack aims to appeal to green packed lunch makers with its reusable bag design.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2009
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Maxima: Baltic Tigers' leading grocer still roaring

Despite the downturn facing the once booming Baltic Tiger States, sales at Maxima were up 31.4% to LTL4.79 billion (E1.38 billion) for the first six months of 2008. The outlook remains positive for Maxima, as sales are being boosted by price conscious consumers' attraction to its stores. Meanwhile, expansion in Bulgaria could provide a significant growth opportunity for Maxima outside the Baltics.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2008
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Lukoil: moving forward in non-fuel sales

Russian fuel retailer Lukoil has announced an eight-year plan to increase its focus on shop sales at its service stations, while its Baltic subsidiary has launched a new loyalty program. Both events serve to demonstrate Lukoil's new customer-centric aspirations, and suggest that we may see these aspirations being fulfilled in a rather innovative way.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2006
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PKN Orlen: braving the Baltics

PKN Orlen has begun outlining its retail intentions for the Baltic region as it moves closer to the official acquisition of Lithuanian refinery Mazeikiu Nafta. While this deal gives PKN access to much-needed upstream assets, its lack of retail presence means it will have a lot of work do to if it intends to grow organically in markets where the likes of Lukoil and Statoil are firmly established.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2006
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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006

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