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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new deodorant that may be smarter than you are

New ClickStick electric deodorant is the world's first "smart deodorant." Dispensing gel deodorant with the click of a button, ClickStick has a mobile app that calculates the right amount of deodorant needed - based on your personal needs and activity level - and offers a way to order refills. New in the US, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2014
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Desire for reward and luxury protects premium food and drink sales from Japanese tax increase

Japan has seen negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters after the state consumption tax increased from 5% to 8% in April 2014, indicating a recession. The tax has no exceptions by product/service category, so the FMCG market has been affected. Despite the slowdown, a keyword that has emerged is "premium," with sales of such products showing resilience and in some cases growth.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2014
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The rapid rise of the beauty advent calendar

Traditionally, advent calendars have been associated with the confectionery space and have often been targeted at younger consumers. However, this concept is expanding as innovation concepts traditionally found in food and drink migrate into the personal care space. Advent calendars within the beauty space are now gaining rapid traction as a seasonal "must-have" for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: frozen yogurt that is eaten like a grape and will not melt in your hands

Frozen yogurt makes a challenging on-the-go snack since it can melt quickly and be messy to eat - even in frozen novelty form. But new Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls changes that because this frozen yogurt comes in grape-like "pearls" that encase it in an edible protective skin. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a discreet new candy with skincare claims

Everyone could use a sweet break from time to time, but munching on candy during the workday can be frowned on. Lotte B Can candy avoids this issue with discreet packaging resembling a skin cream tube, which also helps to reinforce the claim that this candy actually benefits the skin. New in Japan, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2014
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Is "craft" the next big thing for soft drinks and fruit juices in the US?

Craft beer may be one of the biggest success stories in packaged beverages in the last 50 years. Craft beer currently accounts for over 14% of the overall beer market in the US and its production nearly doubled between 2011 and 2014, according to the Brewers Association. Craft beer has captivated beer consumers. Can craft beverages do the same for consumers of non-alcoholic drinks?

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2014
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Beef-loving Argentina is turning to vegetarianism

The spread of the health and wellness trend and the current state of rising inflation have transformed the Argentine food landscape. Traditionally a beef-loving nation, Argentina is starting to turn to the so-called "better-for-you" lifestyle known as vegetarianism.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Wattwiller's senior-friendly screw cap is a winner

Wattwiller still mineral water bottles from France have a new easy-open flower-shaped screw cap that has been specifically designed to appeal to senior consumers. Datamonitor Consumer's Pack-Track team believes that this is the first time that a beverage brand has made such a significant move and has hailed the Wattwiller bottle as its Packaging Innovation of the Month.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new coffee creamer that elevates portability to a new level

Packaged coffee creamer products had largely been shut out of the on-the-go market until the launch of new Nestle Coffee-Mate 2Go concentrated coffee creamer, a "triple strength" liquid creamer in a spill-resistant, portable plastic bottle with 18 servings. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a snack cake that becomes a frozen novelty after a trip to the freezer

Snack cakes are not normally eaten to "beat the heat," but that may change with new Phoskitos Pou mini-cakes. These chocolate and milk cream cakes can be consumed as they are or put in the freezer for one hour and eaten like ice cream afterwards. New in Spain, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Nov 2014

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