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New household products review: laundry gets germ-killing bonus

An antibacterial additive for laundry detergent and a cleaning solution for electronic gadgets are the picks of this month's novel launches in the household goods industry. Both products play on aspects of modern consumer lifestyles, with one tapping into current preoccupations with the threat of contagious diseases, and the other underlining the proliferation of electronic devices in households.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2010
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New food review: eggs continue to break the mold

Taking the hassle out of buying and using eggs is a continuing theme for food producers, as demonstrated by this month's roundup of novel product launches in the food industry. Liquid egg white in a resealable carton and a bright yellow "unbreakable" egg box are the latest innovations, with both products highlighting the importance of customer convenience, and providing differentiation on shelf.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2010
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Ache: Brazilian domestic player to step up its game

Ache, the Brazilian branded generics specialist, has announced its intention to pursue an initial public offering in order to raise capital and remain competitive. The move reflects the growing interest in Brazil's burgeoning pharmaceutical market, and is essential if Ache is to compete with the considerable growth in both domestic and international players in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Nov 2010
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Sustained growth in biofuels rests on government policy support

After a period of slowdown due to the global recession and high feedstock costs, the biofuels market is now showing signs of recovery. However, in key markets, energy companies such as Petrobras, BP, and Shell are still fighting to recover their losses and attract new investments. Government policies are expected to be instrumental in ushering in the next phase of growth in the biofuels industry.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
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Back to BASICs for India at Cancun

It's COP time again, and the world will resume its yearly chant about the need to address climate change. The baby steps taken in Copenhagen at the COP15 will be the focus of attention as most developed nations push to make these into more binding agreements. There will therefore be a lot of interest in the four BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - and what they come up with.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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New personal care products review: soaps and skin creams set to sparkle

Glitz and glitter effects are being utilized by manufacturers in creative new ways in an attempt to add a glamorous edge to their product offerings. This month's rundown of the latest developments in the personal care industry highlights two such formulations, one a hand cream claimed to contain diamond dust, and the other a liquid soap with glitter flakes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New household products review: toilet tissue and disposable cutlery tout their eco credentials

In this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches from the household goods industry, two manufacturers have the problem of unnecessary waste and packaging in their sights. While one company focuses on removing the paperboard cores from toilet paper rolls, another is leading the way with compostable disposable cutlery.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New food review: caviar and camembert take snacking upscale

Snack products are getting an upmarket overhaul, as seen in this month's rundown of novel launches from the food industry. The latest innovations in savory beer snacks and popcorn products - featuring caviar and continental cheese flavors - illustrate how producers are seeking to lift pub and cinema snacks into more upmarket territory, positioning them as a sophisticated dining experience.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New drinks review: health drinks add on-the-go appeal

As seen in this month's rundown of the latest innovative drinks launches, the single-use and shot formats continue to penetrate the market, with new products including a single-serve detox drink and a shot-type product designed to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu. Both highlight the popularity of functional products that can fit into consumers' increasingly mobile lifestyles.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2010
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New drinks review: juices get roughage treatment

An attempt to reposition fruit juice as a truly natural, healthy product heads up this month's rundown of the latest novel launches in the drinks market, with a beverage that seeks to capture the nutritional benefits of whole fruit. Also featured are several unique flavor combinations and new packaging developments that suggest the sector is keener than ever to innovate.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2011

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