Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in Greece

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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
Expert View
Expert View

New personal care products: skincare takes a venomous turn

Consumers are prepared to try an increasing array of ingredients to improve their skin, but would they want to try a product that contains viper poison? Productscan has this month recorded a line of skincare products that is banking on consumers accepting its novel viper poison ingredient as a new cure for wrinkled skin. Perhaps this will turn out to be the new Botox for the open-minded.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nestle/Delta: freezing out European rivals

Although Nestle's acquisition of Delta Ice Cream comes at a relatively high price, it makes strategic sense. Through small, bolt-on acquisitions such as this, Nestle is successfully trading up to a more premium portfolio and securing a foothold in growth markets such as Romania. The buy will also bolster Nestle's position in the global ice cream market and see it gain ground on archrival Unilever.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

EU food labeling: what's in a name?

Despite opposition from cheese producers in Denmark and Germany, the European Court of Justice has awarded Greece the sole right to the 'feta' name for its cheese. While the legislation will certainly help Greek feta retain its traditional qualities, rival products have been on the market long enough for consumers to continue buying generic feta-like cheeses regardless of their name or origin.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: give it time

After a five year long moratorium on growing and commercializing GM foods, the EU has authorized the entry of a GM product onto the market. European consumers are still unconvinced, and the biotechnology companies behind the products fear the public may reject them. However consumers may learn to accept GM, first in nutraceuticals, and then in mainstream foods.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

EU regulation: France to appeal against feta ruling

The EU ruling to protect Greek farmers' right to call their sheep's milk cheese 'feta' has come under attack from France and Denmark. Ironically, as more and more European producers seek the exclusivity won by such protection, French farmers are fighting regulations they more often champion.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: EU agreement doesn't allay consumer fears

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2001

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