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Mars: rejecting proposals to relax chocolate definition

Mars' criticism of a possible relaxation of the rules on what defines a chocolate product in the US would appear to show the company has for once rightly predicted consumer opinion. With a growing consumer trend for premium snacks and a desire for authentic foods, a move into cheaper chocolate production could have prompted a consumer backlash against the company.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kirin: refocusing on beverage business

Kirin is to sell its entire stake in Kirin Yakult NextStage, the health food joint venture set up with Yakult in Japan in October 2006. Although the unit currently appears to be struggling, Yakult should be able to use its reputation to capitalize on the growing health food market in Japan. Kirin, meanwhile, will focus on its core strengths in the beverage market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

General Mills: benefiting from the returning popularity of eating at home

Consumer behavior has shifted toward a preference for dining at home rather than in restaurants, due to tightened budgets and the growing awareness of the need for a healthy diet. For food manufacturers and supermarkets, meeting these consumer needs, while also taking into account that they have limited time available outside of work, will be key if they are to withstand the economic downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Kraft pulls iSnack2.0 name after backlash, but publicity may have done more good than harm

Vegemite, one of the most popular food brands in Australia, has been forced to scrap the ill-fitting name 'iSnack2.0' after being lambasted both by consumers and the media. Despite the widespread criticism of the name and its withdrawal, Datamonitor views the intense media debate as a boon to a brand struggling with slowing sales.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2009
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Expert View

Profits are up at Diageo

Diageo's organic sales and profits increased by 2% in the 2010 fiscal year, driven by the growth of its key premium, super/ultra-premium and reserve brands. Despite the economic uncertainty, Diageo is confident about the future, predicting even stronger results in the coming year.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gap looks to Australia to boost sales

US clothing retailer Gap has opened its first store in Australia in a bid to capitalize on the market's potential, stating that it intends to focus its brand positioning on product quality rather than discounting. However, as Australian consumers are continuing to be driven by value, Gap will have to offer a compelling proposition in order to gain favor among the growing legion of bargain hunters.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: a pie baking kit with everything you need for a homemade pie

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: coffee is the new flavor for potato chip fans

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: a pink soft drink for women

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2012
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: cooling off with icy cup noodles

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2012

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