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Heineken: sharp decline in profits

Heineken has reported a substantial fall in UK sales for 2008. In particular, some brands acquired from Scottish & Newcastle have not fared well, with the Foster's brand suffering a decline of 10%. The company is looking to cut back sharply on costs, but will need to ensure that it retains a visible market presence, otherwise it risks alienating loyal consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2009
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New drinks review: beer breaks flavor boundaries

This month's selection of innovative new drinks products sees the launch of a variety of novel alcoholic beverages, including a wine in a pouch and beer that is designed to complement challenging food combinations. This shows the original ways in which manufacturers are attempting to gain an edge over the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009
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New drinks review: coffee, but not as we know it

For decades consumers have been content to drink their tea and coffee in the traditional way; hot with milk, and with little variation from the traditional formulas. Now, however, manufacturers are keen to exploit the rise in demand for healthier alternatives, with Productscan Online reporting on a self-cooling ready-to-drink tea and a coffee made not with coffee beans, but with ramon nuts...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
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New drinks review: QR branding sees wine embrace the smartphone era

The emergence of QR codes in line with growing consumer take-up of smartphone technology is offering diverse marketing and branding opportunities to consumer goods companies, as evidenced by the sparkling wine launch that headlines this month's rundown of drinks innovations. Meanwhile, new flavors are emerging in the gin segment and novel formats are being explored for liqueurs and bottled water.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2012
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New drinks review: tea reveals its sporty side

This month's roundup of innovative new drinks launches focuses on developments in the tea category, in which manufacturers are pursuing new isotonic benefits and flavor directions. New flower flavor combinations are in evidence, while the launch of a bubblegum-flavored tea could be an attempt by companies to attract younger consumers to the category.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2010
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New food review: acai and aloe add variety to bread category

Efforts to enliven the taste and dietary value of bread are the headline feature of this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches from the food industry, with a number of manufacturers unveiling unusual fruit-based loaves. Meanwhile, with the Easter season approaching, producers are turning to dynamic packs in an attempt to capture some of the lucrative gifting market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2011
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New food review: nuts and grains find dairy to their liking

The expansion of nuts and cereals into a variety of dairy and dairy-alternative categories has stepped up this month with the launch of a cultured almond milk, a non-dairy milk based on an "ancient grain," and the use of rice flour in a yogurt to create a unique texture. Meanwhile, packaging continues to be used to creative effect in the confectionery sector.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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New food review: putting more eggs in one basket

In this month's rundown of innovative launches within the food industry, egg packaging has been given a makeover by Dutch retailer Albert Heijn. The supermarket has created a tray design which is innovative in terms of size, shape and material, offering both visual and ethical appeal. In other news, traditional national products in Spain and Russia are being given a healthy and functional twist.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2010
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New food review: superfruits are flying high

Superfruits continue to make headway in food products, as this month's lineup of new innovations shows. As well as nutrition bars, superfruits have made their way into the soup category, showing that these ultra healthy ingredients are being used in a diverse array of food categories.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009
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New food review: sweet and savory flavors create a harmonious mix

This month's run-down of new food launches finds some innovatively flavored products that mix sweet and savory tastes. A cheese has been launched that contains sweet Christmas cake ingredients, while a new pizza has an exotic touch with fruit and vegetable toppings. These could help to boost interest in the food market and encourage consumer curiosity.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2010

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