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From less bad to more good: the personal care sustainability agenda is changing

An outcome from the 2011 in-cosmetics conference is that the focus of "sustainable beauty" is shifting, with personal care companies aiming for more positive, rather than less negative, environmental and social impacts. Industry players that communicate their sustainability initiatives in this way are likely to establish a stronger connection with consumers and will be best placed to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2011
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New drinks review: alcohol spray takes inspiration from perfume

This month's roundup of new drinks products finds that manufacturers are becoming more innovative with packaging. In particular, a new spirit has emerged that is presented in a spray bottle and has the appearance of a high-end perfume. The user is instructed to spray the spirit into their mouth, offering a whole new way of enjoying a tipple.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2009
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New drinks review: Amazonian 'superherb' hits the market

The Amazon continues to be a source of new functional 'super' ingredients, as demonstrated by the recent launch of a tea made from the high caffeine, medicinal plant guayusa. Guayusa is just the latest in a line of Amazonian plants, from goji to guarana and acai, which are being appropriated by manufacturers to give their products an edge in the exotic and nutritional stakes.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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New drinks review: canned drinks go healthy with vegetable innovations

Unusual vegetable-based drinks are the highlight of this month's roundup of innovative product launches from the drinks industry, as canned tomato and zucchini drinks hit the shelves. In other news, drinking chocolate is a focus of innovation, with two novel formulations, while concerns about pack security and hygiene have extended to energy drinks with the launch of a new lidded can design.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2012
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New drinks review: coffee gets a makeover as a relaxation aid

This month's new drinks review finds that market players are getting ever more experimental in their attempts to give their products stand-out appeal, with recent launches including a relaxation coffee, a family made private label lemonade, and a bottled water with an attached straw. This shows that the downturn is not inhibiting innovation but actively encouraging it.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2010
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New drinks review: concentration is the key for tea

Headlining this month's rundown of the latest product introductions in the drinks industry is a syrup that is hoping to give tea added flexibility. In other launches, the salt caramel flavor is branching out, a Spanish wine is taking the process of enology down to the molecular level, and vodka is innovating in the flavor and packaging stakes.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2011
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New drinks review: cube route for tea and functional drinks

The value of cube-shaped packaging formats is being explored by drinks manufacturers, as revealed in this month's roundup of innovative launches from the industry. Conventions are being challenged in plastic bottle packaging through a new square-shaped energy drink, while in hot drinks, cubes are the latest "3D" design of choice for teabags.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2011
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New drinks review: developing drinks for all occasions

The growing health trend has seen the release of an array of niche products, as a look at the latest launches on Productscan reveals. One such product is a new bottled water that has been created especially for diabetics, highlighting how drinks manufacturers attempt to get ahead of the competition by offering something different.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2008
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New drinks review: duo sachet brings "mix and match" concept to drinks

In this month's roundup of novel drinks industry launches, the personalization trend once again takes center stage with the introduction of a new powdered drink that allows consumers to blend individual flavors according to their own taste. In packaging news, novelty musical Christmas tins have arrived for the tea category, while butterscotch flavor "beer" for children is also hitting the shelves.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2012
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New drinks review: energy drinks toast their popularity

In this month's rundown of the latest innovations from the drinks industry, energy drinks are once again venturing into new territory, this time forging an unlikely alliance with champagne in a recent launch in Germany. Meanwhile, a drink powder that claims to be able to absorb alcohol has hit shelves, while bag-in-boxes are looking to the world of high fashion to reinforce upscale positioning.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2012

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