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New household goods review: get hooked on scents

An eclectic mix of household products has been recorded by Productscan this month, from an odor-absorbing 'green' air freshener, to handy kitchen wipes that are designed to make steel appliances stay cleaner for longer. The house-proud consumer should therefore find something to inspire them this month.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2007
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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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New household goods review: wickless candles burn bright

Home fragrancing appears to be getting more innovative, with Productscan recording some novel products that are designed to make homes smell sweeter. These include a scented flower arrangement and a wickless scented candle, which provide an attractive alternative to traditional fragrance products.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2007
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New personal care products: diapers that pamper the child and the earth

Diaper manufacturers are constantly developing innovative aspects of their products, to satisfy parents' desires for drier, happier babies. This month's review of Productscan records the launch of two new diaper products that offer different benefits: a green diaper with a cooling system, and nighttime diapers disguised as everyday underwear.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007
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New food review: caffeine hit reaches new levels

Gone are the days when caffeine was only found in coffee products. These days, caffeine is added to a whole host of foodstuffs, as a tour of this month's new product launches on Productscan reveals. Recent launches formulated with caffeine include a potato snack and instant noodles, with both products offering different means for the consumer to get an energy fix.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007
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New household goods review: attempting to make the world a little greener

The trend for greener products continues apace, as this month's review of new product launches reveals. Three eco-ranges that have been recorded this month by Productscan stand out in particular - a green dishwasher tablet, a laundry detergent made of fruit shells, and a range of reusable string bags - highlighting the numerous ways in which consumers are being encouraged to go green.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2007
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French Connection: still much work to do

French Connection suffered another disappointing year in 2007, with group sales and profit before tax down 2.2% and 22.5%, respectively. Although French Connection still has work to do on its proposition, with the retailer struggling to reposition the business and improve its fashion credentials, progress is clear. However, in a tough retail climate, regaining momentum will be an arduous task.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2008
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New personal care products: getting a tan with less patchy results

Productscan reveals the vainer side of life this month, with a selection of novel beauty product launches. A new patch system which is designed to aid tanning and prevent aging has been launched in France, while a teeth whitening product that uses light technology has hit the shelves in the US. A deep tan and white smile has never hurt anyone, as Hollywood stars can testify.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2008
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New food review: developing a more cultured approach to food

This month's roundup of innovative products from the Productscan database includes further proof of the increasing appeal of probiotics. These active cultures are being included in numerous products, including savory snacks, while a probiotic/prebiotic combination has made it into frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, floral flavors appear to be on trend, highlighting a new direction for food flavorings.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2008
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New food review: seed oils could be the new wonder ingredient

This month's selection of novel food launches from the Productscan database includes a new snack bar that contains an array of healthy ingredients including seed oils, as well as a new type of egg that is said to aid healthy vision. Meanwhile, Wrigley has developed a new variety of gum that utilizes the power of magnolia bark to eradicate bad breath, a feature that could appeal to many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2008

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