Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in Hong Kong

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CommentWire
CommentWire

SABMiller: the king of its Castle

Profits at brewer SABMiller [SAB.L] have improved considerably this year, aided by a turnaround at the Miller operation and the strong demand for low-carb drinks in the US. The company's most testing challenges still lie ahead though as it fights to acquire the Chinese brewer Harbin [0249.HK] and sustain its momentum in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2004
Expert View
Expert View

New Food Review: easy-to-swallow additive targets aging population

Productscan Online has reported some particularly interesting products this month that have one thing in common; teeth. A new food additive in Japan has been designed for the elderly to make food easier to chew and digest by turning it to a jelly consistency. In the US, meanwhile, a new tooth brush-shaped candy is targeting the younger consumer. Dentists may not approve!

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Colgate-Palmolive: a clean break from southeast Asian detergents

The detergent market worldwide has seen greater consolidation in recent years, with many leading brands concentrated in the hands of a diminishing number of companies. By selling its detergent brands, Colgate is set to make a timely exit from a market in which high raw material costs and continual price competition are driving the need for large-scale production and greater efficiencies.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New household goods review: a whiff of extravagance

A range of air fresheners have been recorded by Productscan this month to suit varying consumer budgets. These include the mood enhancing room scent from Betterware, at the lower end of the market, and a super luxury candle gift set from Jo Malone. The market has therefore moved on somewhat from when a simple spray would do the job.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2007
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Expert View

New personal care products: skincare takes a venomous turn

Consumers are prepared to try an increasing array of ingredients to improve their skin, but would they want to try a product that contains viper poison? Productscan has this month recorded a line of skincare products that is banking on consumers accepting its novel viper poison ingredient as a new cure for wrinkled skin. Perhaps this will turn out to be the new Botox for the open-minded.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2007

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