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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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Beyond hygiene: prolonging textile lifespans

Consumer attitudes surrounding their approach to laundry have traditionally been focused on clothing cleanliness. However, in today's cost-conscious society, consumers are increasingly looking beyond clothes hygiene and scent to consider how they can best preserve and prolong the lifespan of their clothing, reducing the need to regularly replace damaged and over-washed garments.

Published By Datamonitor
24 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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PLA Innovation of the Week: a revolutionary cigarette that heats tobacco instead of burning it

It is no secret that smoking is bad for you, but R.J. Reynolds Revo is the first tobacco-based cigarette that may reduce the health risk of smoking. This new "unconventional cigarette" heats tobacco instead of burning it, so it releases tobacco-flavored vapor instead of cigarette smoke. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
21 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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PLA Innovation of the Week: coffee gives yogurt a breakfast boost with a drinkable yogurt shot

Coffee is the quintessential breakfast drink and yogurt is a popular breakfast food. The two join forces in a unique new product targeting busy, on-the-go consumers with President's Choice coffee-flavored yogurt shot. New in Canada, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2015
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Let's get slim: mini-can packaging invigorates soft drinks and beer

Bigger is better, until it isn't. Just ask former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. While Bloomberg's effort to curb beverage serving size inflation and fight obesity by banning large soft drink servings in New York City fell flat, portion sizes are beginning to shrink on their own as soft drink and beer manufacturers warm up to miniature and slim cans and bottles.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: rare sugar cracks a new category with a novel salad dressing from Japan

Virtually unknown in the West, rare sugar has become something of a sensation in Japan. McCormick salad dressing is the first salad dressing to use a rare sugar - one with 70% of the sweetness of sugar but far fewer calories - as an ingredient. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
01 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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