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Gourmet food: broader market appeal

One of the most important trends in grocery over the past ten years has been the emergence of the market for organic, natural and fresh produce. This rapidly growing market stands as proof that today's consumers are prepared to spend a premium on food provided that they can see a clear value in it for them.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2004
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Science lends a hand to consumers searching for the genuine article

Scientists have developed a simple and cost-effective test of quality for olive oil using optical fingerprinting. However, as Datamonitor's Lawrence Gould explains, the ever-growing range of food accreditation awards finding their way onto product labels makes finding the genuine article a daunting task...

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2004
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New Food Review: gum gets a seasonal makeover

Smokers have had a hard time lately, with many cafes, restaurants and public places banning cigarettes. However, Productscan Online has reported a new German tobacco flavored candy, designed to be chewed as a tobacco replacement where lighting up is banned. For consumers who prefer sweeter candy, Necco has launched a Christmas themed gum, proving that the holiday season starts earlier every year.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2005
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Omega-3: oil elixir takes a tumble

New research has cast doubts over the health benefits offered by the consumption of omega-3. Given that consumers are naturally wary of manufacturers' health claims, it is likely that sales of both oily fish, which contains high levels of the fatty acids, and omega-3 supplements will suffer in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2006
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New food review: functional foods have added appeal

Both regional and functional foods are proving increasingly popular, as a look at the latest launches on Productscan reveals. A new line of regional rice dishes has been introduced to the US, while the launch of functional olive oil, chocolate and bread products have all recently been announced, proving that premium and health trends continue to impact the market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Nov 2007
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New food review: vitamins add pep to snacks and spices

Vitamin enrichment is on the agenda for a number of food industry players seeking to add an extra nutritional dimension to their product offerings. Among this month's rundown of novel new food launches are vitamin-enhanced popping candies and spice blends with microencapsulated vitamin and mineral combinations, potentially the start of a new trend in product nutrition.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2010
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Aldi courts the green market with adoption of carbon label program

Last month, grocery retailer Aldi became the first retailer in Australia to launch a carbon footprint label in its stores, introducing an everyday olive oil range that features a Carbon Reduction Label. The launch will appeal to the growing number of environmentally conscious Australians, but competing environmental and ethical claims may impact upon its success.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2010
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New food review: hands-on fun with cheese and chocolate

In line with the increased demand for products that give consumers the experience of "scratch" cooking and greater interactivity with food and its preparation, new "kit" offerings have been unveiled in the chocolate and cheese markets. These products, a mozzarella-making set and chocolate that can be molded into different shapes, could lead to further interactive ideas in other categories.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2011
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New food review: candy given zing with new lemon variants

This month's rundown of the latest novel launches from the food industry looks at two new lemon-inspired variants in the confectionery market, with chocolate and mint producers looking to generate interest with unique flavors. In other news, an olive oil producer is extolling the virtues of harvesting by moonlight, while a dried soup manufacturer is focusing on the health-conscious consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2011
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New food review: sprays, sachets, and droppers enliven the oil category

New ways of dispensing oil that allow for greater precision and less mess are featured in this month's summary of the latest food industry launches, with multifunctional nozzles, droppers, and single-serve sachets all looking to make an impression in the category. Meanwhile, white chocolate curry and potato chips with coffee are among the last month's more novel flavor developments.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2011

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