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Ten trends to watch in packaged goods in 2006

The year 2005 has been one of transition for many packaged goods marketers, setting the stage for what is expected to be a very active year for new products in 2006. The demise of the low-carbohydrate fad has left a wide open market for other health and wellness-related trends to surface, including these top ten picks from Productscan Online...

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2005
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Drinks market trends: what's in store for 2006?

As the calendar turns to 2006, there are several up-and-coming trends likely to shape the beverage market over the coming year: women are challenging men's dominance in on-trade consumption, while natural, organic and ethical products are rising in popularity. Market analysts Datamonitor predict what will be on the up or down in 2006 and beyond...

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2005
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Drinking habits changing

Despite much concern about binge drinking and extensive media coverage on the matter, the consumption of alcohol in the UK, with the exception of wine, has shown sluggish growth.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2007
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Clothing: premium sector overtakes value as fastest growing segment of the market

The premium segment of the UK clothing market is overtaking the value sector as the fastest growing sector in 2007, according to Verdict. The premium segment is the smallest in terms of value, but with expected annual growth of 13.9%, it is set to outstrip the value sector's 8.9% growth. This follows four years of increasingly stronger growth and underlines the changing mood of clothing shoppers.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2007
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Lindt & Spruengli: premium positioning driving sales growth

A 14% rise in sales is expected to be announced by Lindt & Spruengli on January 22, 2008, along with organic growth of between 6% and 8%. The Swiss chocolate company has continued to grow sales, despite growing consumer interest in adopting healthier lifestyles. Lindt's success can, in part, be attributed to its premium positioning, but it will, however, face fresh challenges in 2008.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jan 2008
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Whole Foods Market: adaptability will be key to London success

It has been reported that Whole Foods Market is in discussions with British Land about opening a site in its 201 Bishopsgate and Broadgate Tower complex - a new office development that includes retail space. If Whole Foods Market was to open an outlet here, the retailer's ability to adapt its format to the location would be the key to its success.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2008
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Thorntons: sweet results for chocolate specialist

Thorntons has made a great deal of progress over the last two years, when a plunge in profits forced the departure of the then chief executive Peter Burdon. Results for the year to June 28, 2008 demonstrate the effective execution of a shrewd turnaround plan, overseen by chairman and veteran retail investor Jon von Spreckelsen, and CEO Mike Davis, formerly of Mars.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2008
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New drinks review: sniffing around for new wine possibilities

Wine drinking often has an elitist air, but one launch noted by Datamonitor this month could help to erase that association. The i-Wine scratch and sniff wine tasting game could have educational value, as it is designed to encourage people to learn how to recognize wine qualities. Meanwhile, the marble topped soda bottle is making a comeback, and could prove popular given its heritage appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2008
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Cadbury: job cuts bitter the taste of sweet sales growth

Despite reporting strong sales growth, Cadbury has announced that it is to cut 580 jobs, 250 of which will be in the UK as part of a company restructure, with the remaining 330 in Australia and New Zealand. The UK confectioner appears to be taking this hard line action in order to prevent the impending global recession from harming its profitability while keeping speculative competitors at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2008
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Maltesers: quite 'naughty' after all

A recent television advert for Maltesers has been criticized by the ASA in the UK for misleading consumers. Parent company Mars has argued that the claim regarding the food's calorific content is factual, but the ASA has maintained that the advert implies a low-fat positioning. This ruling may force other confectionery brands into reconsidering future advertising campaigns.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Oct 2008

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