Opinion on Consumer Packaged Goods in South Africa

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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alcoholic drinks: South Africa feels the pull of the pint

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Interbrew: tactics, tactics, tactics

SAB would be a good target for Interbrew, and the Belgian firm is highly likely to make more acquisitions soon. However, it would be a mistake to read too much into the rumors. Interbrew is likely to have made the leak on purpose, but it's too early to work out its intentions. Whatever they are, they're unlikely to be as the document says.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2001
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New drinks review: aiming for a purer water

Packaging trends currently appear to be firmly focused on the environment, as a search of Productscan this month highlights. Traditional glass and plastic bottles are being replaced by more environmentally friendly lightweight pouches and biodegradable materials, emphasizing how companies are bowing down to enhanced public concern on 'green' issues.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2007
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New drinks review: children's treats inspire a new generation of spirits

Attempts to increase the appeal of spirits among younger consumer age groups through dessert and candy flavor blends feature in this month's summary of novel drinks launches. Meanwhile, an innovative whisky introduction shows that coconut remains a flavor to watch in the spirits market, while cola is uncovering its functional side with an unusual fat-burning launch.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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New drinks review: customization trend evolves with new energy additive

A new "water enhancer" that can be used to turn any conventional beverage into an energy drink is the innovation that headlines this month's rundown of novel launches from the drinks industry. Other developments to feature include a selection of innovative flavors for the dairy drink market, and a surprising melding of alcoholic drinks and cupcakes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2012
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New food review: nutritionally enhanced broccoli emerges as new "super superfood"

The race to develop ever more nutritionally beneficial foods has gathered pace, as revealed in this month's summary of the latest food industry launches, with the launch of a new broccoli enhanced with cancer-fighting agents. Meanwhile, the egg category could be, quite literally, set for a shakeup, with the launch of an innovative aerosol format.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2012
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New food review: yogurt to outmuscle the competition

The constant search for the new 'breakthrough' functional ingredient shows little sign of abating, and this month's roundup of novel food launches highlights two such ingredients looking to make headway in the food industry. In yogurts, a new ingredient is promising to lower body fat and increase muscle, while in the food mixes category a new "super vegetable" is staking its claim.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
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New household goods review: all the trappings of environmentally friendly products

A trend towards more environmentally sound products has seen the launch of a varied mix of products that claim to be better for the planet; from a non-toxic mold remover, to an organic fly trap and recycled foil. This highlights how greener products are beginning to emerge in otherwise unthought of sectors of the household goods market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Oct 2006
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New household goods review: have a whale of a time cleaning

It appears to be increasingly important to consumers to maintain homes that are free from unpleasant stains and odors, both inside and outdoors. With this in mind, manufacturers have introduced new ways to address this need, including introducing a product that removes pet stains and odors outdoors, and a dishwasher tablet that provides five cleaning actions in one.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2006
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New household goods review: have your candle and eat it

The candle has become a well established feature of many homes due to its ability to help create a relaxed environment. This has led to the introduction of many types of candle on the market. Productscan has this month recorded the launch of a candle that melts into edible massage oil, as well as flameless candles, which emit fragrances without the use of real wicks.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007

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