Latest Intelligence on Consumer Occasions in France

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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

European alcohol consumption: rising in Spain, but declining in France

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ethical consumerism: France sets the standard

As the fair trade movement becomes increasingly mainstream, the French government has taken a proactive stance to regulate the proliferation of apparently ethical consumer products by setting a legal standard that companies making fair trade claims must adhere to. The move is timely: CPG players need to realize that ethical consumerism is less about labels and more about trust.

Published By Datamonitor
04 May 2005
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New drinks review: fruit and floral flavors vie for attention

This month's roundup of new product launches shows that superfruits are continuing their march into health drinks, with the acai fruit making particular inroads into the category. Flower extracts have also gained popularity, with hibiscus and lavender flavors being reported. Meanwhile, an emerging sector appears to be aphrodisiac drinks, with a pheromone drink recently reaching the market.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008
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New food review: chewing gum gets more interesting

Given the dominance of a select few companies in the market, the chewing gum sector appears ripe for innovation. Indeed, this month's roundup of new product launches features a gum that claims to aid the feeling of fullness and one that is said to biodegrade quickly after disposal. These are two features that could make the industry sit up and take note.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2009
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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: hoping alcohol-free whisky can raise consumers' spirits

This month's new drinks review finds a range of innovative alcohol and soft drink launches, ranging from an alcohol-free whisky and a bean-flavored cola to an energizing mulled wine. These new products highlight that there is plenty of inspiration in the market to help generate growth.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2010
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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 food review: yogurt to outmuscle the competition

The constant search for the new 'breakthrough' functional ingredient shows little sign of abating, and this month's roundup of novel food launches highlights two such ingredients looking to make headway in the food industry. In yogurts, a new ingredient is promising to lower body fat and increase muscle, while in the food mixes category a new "super vegetable" is staking its claim.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
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New food review: sweet and savory flavors head in new directions

This month's rundown of global new food launches sees sweet and savory flavors appearing in an increasing number of unexpected and unprecedented product categories. Products from savory sprinkles to double cheese ice cream and charcoal cheesecake show how manufacturers are turning to unconventional, even counterintuitive, combinations to add an extra sensory edge to their product offerings.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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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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