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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new way to satisfy snack cravings by eating raw vegetables

Many snack foods satisfy hunger, but achieve this with lots of calories, fat, sodium, and more. That is not the case with new Wonderfully Raw Brussel Bytes snack mix. The first snack mix to give dried Brussels sprouts top billing, this vegan snack also contains raw nuts, raw seeds, and raw coconut. New in the US, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Sep 2014
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Favelados: the new faces of Brazil's economy

Brazil's booming economy has earned it the name of Latin America's economic powerhouse. While the expansion of the middle class was apparent in some areas of the country, its effects on favela (shantytown) inhabitants, or "favelados," remained unnoticed until recently. Although associated with violence and drug trafficking, Brazilian favelas have turned into a pool of opportunities for brands.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: fragranced milk from Japan, for consumers that hate the smell of milk

Milk is a nutritional powerhouse, but many consumers will not drink it because they just do not like the smell of milk. That problem is overcome in a clever new way with Meiji New Style Milk fragranced milk, which has the subtle aroma of apple or peach, without the taste of either. New in Japan, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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The potential implications for UK pubs and bars of e-cigarette regulation

In 2006-07 a smoking ban was introduced across the UK, contributing to a 10% fall in on-trade beer sales. The effect was felt hardest by smaller local pubs, and the ban encouraged chain pubs to focus on food. With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes now helping to offset the effect of the ban, what will the likely effects on UK pubs and bars be when e-cigarettes start being regulated?

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new toothpaste to give you an energy boost in the morning

Sometimes it takes a little extra boost in the morning to get going, which is where coffee and energy drinks come in. Even toothpaste is getting in the act with new R.O.C.S. Energy adult toothpaste with taurine, which delivers "cheerfulness and energy in the morning." New in Russia, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2014
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From Twitter to the local drugstore: how celebrities dictate beauty trends

"Twitter culture" and the current flood of beauty blogs have an undeniable impact on society's view on beauty and necessary make-up regimes, especially among younger people. 32% of consumers aged 18-24 and 34% of those aged 25-34 claim that it is important or very important for them to adopt the latest cosmetic looks/styles, compared with only 21% and 16% for the age groups of 45-54 and 55-64.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2014
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Redefining fresh: cold-pressed juices invigorate packaged beverages

A growing force in retail outlets like juice bars, cold-pressed juices are staking a claim as the "next big thing" in packaged beverages as product launches multiply and consumer enthusiasm grows.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new energizing mixer designed for specific types of spirit

Many consumers like to mix energy drinks with liquor, but they can often taste similar, and none are designed to be mixed with specific types of spirit. These are issues that Gloworm addresses with a caffeinated, sugar-free, and taurine-free formula in flavors optimized for specific spirits. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2014
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Restaurants tap into the app revolution

Consumers' desire to reduce complexity in their environments and maximize leisure time fuels the development of the UK app economy, which is today estimated at GBP4bn. The recent influx of foodservice-focused apps encourages businesses to reconsider the traditional consumer journey by adapting to consumers' mobile lifestyles.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Sep 2014
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Hair conditioners: adapting innovation to suit evolving consumer behaviors and demands

Traditionally, hair conditioners have been used in-shower to soften and smoothen hair. This approach is now changing as consumers seek products that can more effectively maintain hair health and deliver a more satisfactory hair appearance. Therefore, conditioners that go beyond traditional functions, wet-use formats, and "one-size-fits-all" products will cater to evolving demands.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2014

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