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Packaging Innovation of the Month: pouring just the way you like it

Cooking oil is not a sector known for its innovative packaging. There are some attractive bottle shapes and some with ergonomic grip features, but the issue of product dispensing is often just addressed with a basic anti-glug closure. That is why we were delighted to find Sajo Haepyo's soybean oil from South Korea, which has been named as Pack-Track's Packaging Innovation of the Month for July.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2013
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a healthful snack to "beat the heat" that is inspired by ice chips

Not quite an ice cube or a frozen novelty, new LifeIce Freeze & Eat Bite-Sized Ices breaks the mold. This shelf-stable "freeze & eat" snack is described as a "healthy frozen treat" that - when frozen before consumption - turns into soft-textured "ice" that is a new, healthful way to snack and cool down. New in the US, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2013
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New food review: packaging innovation takes the mess out of snacking

Convenient formats for snack products including chocolate and crackers headline this month's rundown of launches from the food industry, with new designs variously aimed at making snacks more elegant to eat or easier to share. Meanwhile, a German cake manufacturer is looking to enhance its "home-baked" credentials, and salt-based flavors are seeing continued popularity in confectionery products.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2013
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New personal care review: novel nail make-up pack offers manicuring on the go

A manicure set that combines nail polish, applicator, a nail file, and nail varnish remover pads - aimed at "busy women" - features in this month's rundown of novel launches from the personal care industry. In other news, lip balm packaging is being reinvented to target athletes, and BB creams are entering the haircare market.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2013
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New alcoholic drinks review: flavored cider vies for the male vote

In recent times, producers of fruit-flavored ciders have aimed to draw younger female drinkers into the cider category, but, as this month's alcoholic drinks review reveals, a UK producer is looking to break the mold with a new flavored cider that is primarily targeted at men. Meanwhile, bag-in-box wine is looking to "turn up the volume" with novelty packaging inspired by the world of rock music.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2013
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New non-alcoholic drinks review: instant coffee gets a probiotic boost

This month's look at the latest launches from the non-alcoholic drinks industry sees manufacturers pursuing new functional positioning, including a product claimed to be "the world's first probiotic instant coffee" and an ultra-concentrated acai drink. In other news, an anti-hangover drink is looking for shelf impact with a "traffic light" design, and green tea is tapping into the cupcake craze.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2013
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New household goods review: cleaning sponges sharpen up with cactus fiber ingredient

"Natural" ingredients and fragrances are continuing their penetration into the household goods industry, with this month's rundown of the latest industry launches looking at a new cleaning sponge containing cactus fiber and a bamboo-inspired air freshener. Elsewhere, scented candles are looking to tap into the popularity of in-vogue bacon and salt caramel flavors.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2013
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new hair conditioner that gets creative with food ingredients

The "best recipes for nourishment, recovery and daily care of the hair" are found in BelKosmex Ot Prirody Konditsioner, made with very unusual ingredient combinations. Offered in varieties like sea buckthorn and onion (for hair loss) and egg yolks and castor oil (for dry and split hair), this new hair conditioner is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2013
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A "tea-riffic" summer for tea

Summer often brings out a burst of beverage innovation, especially in restaurants as competitors vie to top each other with new, seasonal beverage options to drive traffic and energize sales. The summer of 2013 is still young, but tea is rapidly developing as the innovation focal point for the year, particularly fruit teas, which are emerging as the next wave of flavor innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2013
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2013 is shaping up as the "summer of shandy"

If 1968 was the "summer of love" then 2013 is in the running to be the "summer of shandy." All of a sudden, alcoholic beverage makers from around the world have become obsessed with these beer and lemon or lemonade blends. While beer and lemon have been dance partners for decades, they have never had the marketing push and attention that they are currently enjoying.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2013

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