Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in New Zealand

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Tooth whitening: professional cosmetics lead the way for mainstream products

New Zealand manufacturer Bdazzled has launched a range of professional tooth-whitening kits designed to appeal to consumers' increasingly sophisticated demands for demonstrably effective dental cosmetics. Manufacturers need to recognize this trend and aim to develop products that bring the consumer ever closer to the professional solution.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

San Miguel: no half measures

San Miguel, most famous for its leading beer brand, has been expanding aggressively outside this sphere in recent years, and it has now won a lengthy battle with Fonterra to get its hands on National Foods, the largest Australian dairy company. While clinching the deal is good news for San Miguel, it is an ambitious step that is more of a gamble than previous acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Pizza Hut: going gourmet

The gourmet pizza market in New Zealand is growing, with market leader Pizza Hut adding a new luxury range to its menu. Pizza Hut's gourmet addition will allow it to seize market share from its upscale competitors. Yet while aiming high, the pizza chain should avoid alienating its core market - the family - upon which its success is built.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

New Zealand: winemakers putting quality first

The New Zealand winemaking industry has reacted to various market pressures by confirming its ongoing commitment to quality over quantity at the 15th annual Romeo Bragato industry conference in Napier. The country's winemakers purportedly seek to drive sales during the short term of global recession and into the long term to uphold the country's worldwide reputation as a leading wine producer.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2009
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CommentWire

New Zealand meat: banishing the specter of BSE

A New Zealand government advisory group's recommendation to set up a compulsory identification system for every farm animal in the country is to be welcomed. If implemented, the system will give further reassurance to consumers around the world as to the healthy status of New Zealand meat, which in turn may help to bolster meat exports.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New PlayStation 3 hardware specification to drive future market growth

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the version of the PlayStation 3 to be launched in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia will use a new hardware specification. Sony also said that the issue of backwards compatibility with earlier PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles remains. However, this should have a positive effect on the growth of the games console market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2007
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New personal care products: lashings of anti-ageing products

Aging and lethargy appear to be two big worries for the modern consumer, a fact which is highlighted in the latest roundup of new launches on Productscan Online. New anti-age and energy-giving products which have recently hit the shelves include a product targeted at regenerating thinning eye lashes, and an oral spray designed to increase mental alertness.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2006
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New household products review: premium styling hits the market

Household products are often overlooked by design teams due to their mundane nature. However, this month's roundup of new product launches shows that some market players are making conscious efforts to ensure that their products look or even smell nice. This includes a high-end laundry detergent, air freshener and duster, showing that everything has the potential to be upgraded.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010
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New household goods review: from spiritual healing to household cleaning

From cleansing one's chakras to cleansing one's yoga mat: the array of novel products recorded by the Productscan Online database this month includes an organic, hypoallergenic yoga mat spray, purportedly designed by yogis for keeping yoga mats clean. This and other intriguing new household products enter the spotlight in this month's Productscan Online round-up...

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2006
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New drinks review: relaxation drinks gain appeal as antidotes to a stressed lifestyle

This month's new drinks review focuses on innovations in the bottled water and functional drinks categories, with products claiming to relax, satiate and pep up the body all hitting the market. Such claims highlight consumers' current attraction to functional products that provide quick fixes for their body and cognitive needs.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010

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