Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in Canada

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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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Expert View

New food review: a whole new meaning to eating your greens

As consumer concerns for the environment begin to determine food choices, manufacturers have responded with greener products. Productscan highlights this trend, recording the introduction of a range of locally-sourced ready meals. Meanwhile, both superfruits and probiotics appear to be entering the mainstream, with numerous new products containing these health promoting ingredients.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2007
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Canadian health initiatives: Global companies dishing out support

New initiatives launched in Canada to highlight the importance of healthy eating are being backed by leading consumer goods companies, including Coca-Cola. The initiatives will alter the landscape of advertising directed at children, and demonstrate that global players are taking the issue of rising childhood obesity seriously.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
Expert View
Expert View

New household goods review: New scented products charge onto the market

Manufacturers have introduced a range of novel ways for consumers to deal with bad odors in the home, with Productscan recording the launch of a scented toilet roll, an air freshener designed specifically for baby's dressers, and a fridge freshener that can be recharged to enhance its effectiveness. With launches such as these, every area of the home would appear to be covered.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2007
Expert View
Expert View

New drinks review: coffee manufacturers have bean busy

This month's roundup of new products from the Productscan database includes a range of novel coffee products, such as instant coffee in a cube format, and a coffee jar with an easy-to-open lid. However, more eagerly awaited is the news that Starbucks has entered the hot vending market, showing that the company is determined to increase exposure for its brands, and become available in more places.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007
Expert View
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New household goods review: taking the heat out of the ironing

Growing consumer interest in air fresheners has prompted an influx of new products that not only fragrance a room, but provide additional benefits, as reported by Productscan Online. With the recent release of a plugin that projects a light show and a gel freshener whose container closes when it gets too hot, consumers have no excuse for less than fragrant smelling rooms.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New household goods review: green growth in the household

Manufacturers are responding to a growing consumer concern for environmental issues with the launch of various household products touted as having green benefits. These include a biodegradable kitchen bag for food leftovers, and organic laundry sheets put in the washing machine in place of powder or liquid, as reported on Productscan Online.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Salads/sandwiches: Canadian market set for growth

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jun 2006
Expert View
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New personal care products: skin treatments go back to nature

Natural ingredients continue to be a key feature in new personal care products, as the latest launches recorded by the Productscan Online database illustrate. A hot soy oil manicure kit, a skin treatment made with organic soil mineral and an argan nut oil firming cream are among the personal care offerings reviewed in this month's round-up...

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Molson Coors: lacking on the 'global' front

Molson Coors' latest financials highlight the dangers of building international scale through blind acquisition. Its Brazilian Kaiser business and its British unit were bought after Molson and Coors, the group's insular family-owned forebears, were forced to globalize due to market stagnation in the US. The Kaiser business was a money-losing nightmare, and Carling is not faring much better.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2006

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