Latest Intelligence on Indulgence Products in United Kingdom

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Cadbury: upmarket moves

Recent reports suggest that Cadbury [CSG] is to launch a Roses Luxury Collection later this year. By adding a premium brand to its chocolate portfolio, Cadbury would hope to tap into the growing market for high quality confectionery. However, its greatest chance of success lies in improving margins from current Roses consumers rather than attracting customers away from other premium chocolates.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

TV chefs: cooking up interest?

The number of new UK businesses being set up in the catering sector could be due to the influence of celebrity chefs, according to a new report by Barclays. Given that these 'food icons' have contributed to enhanced culinary curiosity amongst consumers, the finding certainly has credence. However, there are other more important factors driving the increasingly habitual nature of eating out.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Mars: going with the flow

As part of a process to restructure its European operations, the confectionery giant Mars has decided to close one of its UK sites and move production of some leading brands to other parts of Europe. While a certain amount of resulting short term flak is inevitable, Mars' decision to retain its other major UK plant means it should avoid too much damage to its brands in the long run.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Birra Peroni: look, but don't touch

Nastro Azzurro is undergoing a rebranding in the UK to emphasize its genuine Italian heritage and create an authentic and stylish image for the brand. The makeover, including the opening of a boutique allowing only window-shopping, should go some way to successfully reaffirming Nastro at the premium end of the lager market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ferrero: biscuits for beverages

Giotto is an established biscuit brand elsewhere in Europe and its target audience represents a stark contrast to Ferrero's debut into the biscuit category last year. Early indications suggest that the brand is going to capitalize on the opportunities offered by linking snacking and beverage products.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK chocolate: staying sweet

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2005
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CommentWire

Cadbury Schweppes: a tasty move

Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes [CSG] has bought the British premium chocolate maker Green & Black's in a deal worth GBP20 million, but will run the company as a standalone business. The acquisition is a wise move, enabling the company to take advantage of the expanding premium chocolate sector. However, the absorption of the smaller player into a larger empire may not please everyone.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2005
Expert View
Expert View

'Experimental' Brits splash the cash on premium

The average Brit is more likely than ever to load their trolley full of premium products. This is reflected by the growth of the specialty products such as hand-made, origin specific food, drink and personal care products. The growing taste for luxury is set to become more pronounced as consumers continue to experiment, self-reward and seek out satisfying experiences.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kerry: riding the convenience wave

Despite the impact of unfavorable exchange rates and high energy costs, global food producer Kerry Group has announced another profits increase for the first half of 2005, citing the UK's unrelenting appetite for prepared meals as a key driving factor. A continued focus on healthy and convenient products will enable Kerry to prevail over tough operating conditions going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2005
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CommentWire

Thorntons: a sales boost comes but once a year

A poor UK retail environment has been blamed for the dip in sales in Thorntons' latest trading update. With own-store sales down by 4.4% and sales through the major food retailers slowing, the company should aim to make the most of the coming Christmas period and continue to leverage the position of its products as 'everyday' luxury confectionery brands.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2005

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