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New household products review: air fresheners seek natural appeal with novel flower design

The latest decorative developments in air fresheners are highlighted in this month's summary of innovative launches from the household goods industry, as a new device looks to maintain user engagement and evoke the appeal of fresh cut flowers. Elsewhere, household paper towels that promise to be green both "inside and out" have hit stores, while insecticide is being inspired by correction tape.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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New personal care review: condoms pursue "all-natural" path

In this month's summary of the latest innovations from the personal care industry, condoms are looking to attract eco-friendly consumers with the debut of a new vegan 100% natural latex range. Meanwhile, in bath and shower products novel formulations include a three-in-one product infused with pheromones and a debut for stevia, as the in-vogue sweetener expands its reach beyond food and beverages.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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New household products review: luxury beckons for air fresheners

The trend for air fresheners to be decorative as well as functional has taken another leap, as outlined in this month's rundown of innovative household products. Two new launches are making use of marble diffusers and jewelry bag designs, as air fresheners explore their potential as a luxury item. In other news, alternative materials are continuing their march in the household paper category.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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India climbs into the top 10 wealth markets list

The global wealth market declined in 2011 after two years of robust recovery, with the eurozone sovereign crisis, natural calamities, and stock market volatility taking their toll. Uncertainty about the future of the euro and the worsening of the sovereign crisis in Europe are predicted to cause continuing problems, but many emerging markets are expected to continue marching ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2012
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New personal care review: antibacterial silver finds new home in nail varnish

In this month's run-through of the latest launches from the personal care industry, an antibacterial silver ingredient is part of a novel formulation in the nail varnish category. In other news, a US company could court controversy with the launch of a lipstick for babies, while a soap product takes its cues from confectionery in a bid to enhance its indulgence appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2012
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New household products review: bag-in-box laundry detergent tests the ecological waters

Aligning environmentally friendly packaging with an ecological product formula, one French manufacturer is hoping to stand out in the laundry detergent category, as reported in this month's summary of household goods innovations. Meanwhile, reed diffusers have been taken to a new, more decorative level, and fragrancing microcapsules have emerged in the floor cleaners segment.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2012
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New personal care review: fragrance that refuses to push the boundaries

In this month's rundown of the latest innovative personal care launches, a manufacturer from Japan is taking the concept of personal space to unusual new places with the launch of a fragrance that can only be smelled within a defined radius. Mascara is another recent focus of innovation, with launches including a refillable product and a novel formula containing multiple conditioning ingredients.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2012
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PayPal Here comes to stores near you

PayPal has announced the launch of a new service, PayPal Here, which allows small retailers to accept card payments by using a smartphone. This reaffirms the company's vision for the future: allowing people to make purchases anytime, anywhere, and over any device using PayPal. However, the cost of transactions will remain a barrier to encouraging small retailers to move away from cash.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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New personal care review: nail varnish removal gets on-the-go solution

A nail varnish pen that is designed for use on the go headlines this month's roundup of launches from the personal care industry. In other news, a face lotion claims to mimic the effect of laser treatments by reflecting UV light, while fruit and dessert flavors are emerging in the lip balm category and turmeric is an unusual active ingredient in a new toothpaste.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2011
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New drinks review: salt stakes a claim to soft drinks

With growing health concerns over the high levels of salt in processed foods, manufacturers in many parts of the world are having to take action to reduce the salt content of their products. However, as this month's rundown of the latest innovations from the drinks industry shows, the Japanese soft drinks market could be set to buck this trend, with two new salt-inspired variants hitting shelves.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2011

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