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Widespread flooding in Australia will see ongoing consequences for local food market

Various parts of Australia have been struck by devastating floods, the impact of which is having a direct effect on food prices. For at least the next few months, Australian consumers will be faced with a choice: continue supporting local farmers by purchasing local produce at higher prices, or turn to cheaper imports in order to save money.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2011
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Tsingtao: buoyed by beer buying

It's a good time to be a Chinese brewer: Tsingtao, the country's largest, has experienced 20% growth in earnings in the first half of the year. This comes in stark contrast to the stagnation of the global beer market, but Tsingtao needs to remember that the days of plenty will not last forever. Competition will intensify as foreign players look to emerging markets for future revenue growth.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2005
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Starbucks: Japanese ideas could cross to US

Shareholders of Starbucks Coffee Japan [STBJF.PK] have approved a change to the corporate charter allowing the sale of alcohol at any outlet. The move comes alongside the debut of a series of new products aimed at reviving sales. Successful introductions could well translate into new offerings in the US.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2003
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San Miguel: no half measures

San Miguel, most famous for its leading beer brand, has been expanding aggressively outside this sphere in recent years, and it has now won a lengthy battle with Fonterra to get its hands on National Foods, the largest Australian dairy company. While clinching the deal is good news for San Miguel, it is an ambitious step that is more of a gamble than previous acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
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SABMiller: Harbin bid hoo-hah

Anheuser-Busch's [BUD] surprise acquisition of a 29% stake in the Chinese brewer Harbin may force SABMiller [SAB.L] to gain full control of the company. By making this competitive acquisition, however, Anheuser-Busch is risking its strategic alliance with the number one Chinese brewer, Tsingtao.

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2004
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New drinks review: water additives get convenient

In this month's review of beverage launches, the innovation potential of bottled water is being explored by drinks manufacturers. A striking "divided" bottle with separate compartments for water and flavoring has been launched in Russia, while concentrate powders have been reimagined as an on-the-go item, and spring water designed specifically for making baby food has hit shelves in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2012
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New drinks review: vodka with a conscience

Growing consumer concern for the environment has led to the development of a range of 'greener' beverages. A scan of Productscan this month highlights this trend, with the recent launch of a 'green' vodka which has environmentally friendly credentials, and a bottled water packaged in lightweight plastic.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2007
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New drinks review: soft drink market hots up

Innovative taste experiences predominate in this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches in the drinks industry. New developments include unusual fruit flavors, as well as a jelly-textured drink that is designed to be consumed hot. In other news, packaging made from precious metals is pushing the boundaries in the spirits category.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 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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New drinks review: rehydrating the market

This month has seen drinks manufacturers come up with a range of products for both the night before and the morning after. These include an anti-hangover energy beverage containing minerals and electrolytes, a nicotine infused beer said to help smokers control their smoking habit, and three varieties of vodka and juice under the Bum pocket brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2007

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