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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

Orkla: having its Chips

Orkla's purchase of Chips clearly strengthens its position in the Nordic countries, but it is Chips' Russian and Baltic operations that really catch the eye. While the snacks market continues to expand in most major markets, health concerns over diet in western European and the US means this trend may level off. Emerging market access is therefore vital for Orkla's future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
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New food review: Asian products gallop ahead

Some unusual foods have emerged from Asia recently, with Productscan Online reporting on the launch of a baby food made with horsemeat in Japan, and a savory snack consisting of a fish presented on a stick in China. Both products perhaps reveal a more open-minded approach to eating unusual foodstuffs in the Far East than in the English-speaking world...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
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New food review: taking a closer look at the humble egg

Manufacturers are developing ever more innovative ways to encourage consumers to eat healthily, as demonstrated by a scan of recent product launches featuring on the Productscan database. These include an egg which is designed to aid eye health and an olive oil which is said to have cholesterol-lowering properties. Maintaining a healthy diet could therefore become an easier affair in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007
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New food review: developing a more cultured approach to food

This month's roundup of innovative products from the Productscan database includes further proof of the increasing appeal of probiotics. These active cultures are being included in numerous products, including savory snacks, while a probiotic/prebiotic combination has made it into frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, floral flavors appear to be on trend, highlighting a new direction for food flavorings.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2008
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New food review: seed oils could be the new wonder ingredient

This month's selection of novel food launches from the Productscan database includes a new snack bar that contains an array of healthy ingredients including seed oils, as well as a new type of egg that is said to aid healthy vision. Meanwhile, Wrigley has developed a new variety of gum that utilizes the power of magnolia bark to eradicate bad breath, a feature that could appeal to many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2008
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New drinks review: beauty drinks attract big league backers

This month's roundup of novel new drinks launches finds that the beauty from within beverage market is gaining ground with the emergence of a skin nourishing beverage from Nestle. Meanwhile, the release of an energy drink with all-natural ingredients shows that the allure of the natural is emerging in an increasing number of drink sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2008
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New drinks review: stevia gaining ground as the new sweetener of choice

The natural sweetener stevia has gained much attention in recent weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the sweetener for use in foodstuffs. Following the approval, a number of manufacturers have introduced new stevia products, including Coca Cola and PepsiCo. As a result, the product can be expected to gain further exposure in 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 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: 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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