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Packaging Innovation of the Month: 3D printed pack is a gamechanger

A customized pack is nothing unusual in the personal care sector, where both luxury and mainstream brands want to stand out from the competition, but to date no one has taken the same step as Anita's Balm in the quest for a distinctive look that is also eco-friendly, and the company's 3D printed pack is a worldwide first.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2015
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Is it still feasible for FMCG businesses to operate around the shortages in Latin America?

Supply shortages have been spreading in some countries in Latin America over the last few years. For FMCG businesses attempting to operate in these markets, and for those considering entry, having a strong understanding of the prevailing economic conditions, and consumers' reactions to them, is essential to determine the right course of action.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: sunscreen that actually gets better when exposed to water

Sunscreen and water generally do not mix because water tends to wash away the ingredients in sunscreen that offer sun protection. However, new Shiseido WetForce is different because it actually becomes more effective when exposed to water or perspiration. New in Spain, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2015
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Evolving attitudes in man maintenance

In recent years, the British male grooming market has rapidly evolved, becoming one of the most exciting categories within the personal care space. Products designed for men are no longer confined to functional hygiene products, but now encompass a widening range of exciting and meaningful solutions designed to tap into the growing complexities of today's modern man.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2015
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The power of the beard

The male toiletries market is predicted to see a compound annual growth rate of 3.4% over 2014-19. One of the key reasons for the steady growth of this market has been the rising popularity of facial hair such as beards and moustaches. Consumers are challenging attitudes towards facial hair, creating new opportunities for brands to innovate with products that meet these evolving needs.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2015
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UK deflation threat calls for new retail strategies

Currently, the European markets are threatened by deflation, a situation that in some countries is reaching record dimensions; for example, in the UK, where the Consumer Price Index inflation fell to 0.32% in January 2015. The shadow of deflation is having a strong impact on the UK retail and consumer goods sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2015
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Getting more personal with skin diagnostics

As consumers enthusiastically embrace the digital era, "DIY health and beauty" is growing in importance, with 81% of smartphone owners globally saying they generally use the Internet to diagnose their health issues before talking to a medical professional. For beauty brands, this presents tremendous potential to offer personalized product recommendations based on instant "skin health" assessment.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: plant your shampoo bottle and watch a tree grow

The use of "natural" ingredients and plant extracts in personal care product formulations may be commonplace nowadays, but incorporating actual plant material into the packaging of such products is an altogether different matter and still relatively unusual in this sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2015
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Can South Korea's Missha get back its "past glory" from new markets?

Touted as South Korea's "first successful budget cosmetics brand," Missha has recently had a tough time maintaining its dominating status in Asia Pacific. Recent news reveals that Missha has reported a loss in operating profit, sales, and net profit, resulting in it being overtaken by rivals The Face Shop and Innisfree as a leading low cost cosmetic brand in South Korea.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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Packaging challenges for OTC: some new packaging strategies in sensitive UK markets

OTC has been gently de-regulated in some categories over the last 10 years in the UK and at the same time competition has increased (at product level) while consolidation has occurred (at retail level). Retailer brands, such as Boots paracetamol at GBP0.49 a box, compete with established brands like Panadol Actifast at GBP2.99. So packaging can play a major, decisive role.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015

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