Opinion on Desserts in United States

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CommentWire

General Mills: healthy outlook

General Mills [GIS] has enjoyed an upbeat final quarter. Despite struggling to come to terms with its belated entry into the low-carb segment, the company will be looking to continue growth in the new fiscal year. If it focuses on the overall health benefits of its products, without getting too sidetracked by low-carb products, it may be able to do just that.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tasty Baking Company: a sweet new product

The Tasty Baking Company [TBC] is famous for its high sugar, high fat, Tastykake snack treats. By marketing Sensables as a healthier option, rather than simply low carb, the dessert company is attempting to increase the range's success beyond the typical market share for a dietetic treat.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Convenience foods: on the go products gain favor with manufacturers

Food makers have become increasingly adept at creating new portable food products for consumers. According to Productscan Online, the number of new food products launched in the US that had the word "go" in the name of the product or in supporting advertising or labeling more than tripled from 134 in 2001 to 504 in 2004.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

PepsiCo/Danone: a storm in a yogurt pot

Rumors of a bid by PepsiCo for Danone sent the French dairy firm's shares soaring, but led to an outcry among French politicians worried about the loss of a 'national champion'. PepsiCo's insistence that no offer was planned suggests these fears were exaggerated this time round. However, the row will likely deter foreign suitors from bidding for Danone in future.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
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CommentWire

Atkins Nutritionals: slimmed down but ready for shake-up

Atkins Nutritionals has instigated Chapter 11 proceedings to seal a company restructuring that will see it downsize its operations. Although the move is driven largely by the pressure of competition in the 'low-carb' market, switching to focus on general health concerns should give Atkins Nutritionals a sustainable long-term focus on broader consumer trends.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Diet products fattening revenues, but not trimming waistlines

Despite the fact that UK consumers will increase their spending on diet products to reach GBP86 per person per year by 2009, the British waistline is getting bigger, according to a new report from independent market analyst Datamonitor. Consumer Markets analyst, and author of the study, John Band explains...

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: manufacturers digest the health issue

The health needs of consumers have been well catered for in the food industry for a number of years, but recent developments in packaged goods have seen the health trend move in novel directions. These include collagen-enhanced marshmallows and pomegranate flavored candies, helping manufacturers gain a niche in the ever increasing market of health and healthy-indulgent foods.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2007
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Expert View

New food review: canned fruit updates its image

Canned fruit has traditionally been associated with convenience rather than its health qualities; however, according to Productscan, Del Monte is aiming to change this view with its new line of canned fruit targeted at kids, which is fortified with vitamins and minerals. With consumers particularly worried about their children's health, the product could offer an easy way to improve their diet.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008
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Expert View

New food review: guilt-free indulgence products are the order of the day

Many consumers are looking to enhance the healthiness of their diets, but are unwilling to sacrifice sensory benefits in order to achieve this. Various manufacturers have focused on addressing this demand with new products, with recent launches including an acai variety of chocolate pudding and hamburger-flavored sunflower seeds. This focus is expected to continue to gain momentum in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010
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Expert View

New food review: herbs find new homes in ice cream and chocolate

In this month's rundown of innovative food launches, several manufacturers are exploring the potential of herbs as a flavoring ingredient in sweet product categories. Meanwhile, a new customizable offering that allows consumers to create their own flavor combinations is set to make its mark in the chewing gum category.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2011

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