Latest Intelligence on Indulgence Products in Europe

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Cadbury: upmarket moves

Recent reports suggest that Cadbury [CSG] is to launch a Roses Luxury Collection later this year. By adding a premium brand to its chocolate portfolio, Cadbury would hope to tap into the growing market for high quality confectionery. However, its greatest chance of success lies in improving margins from current Roses consumers rather than attracting customers away from other premium chocolates.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2004
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CommentWire

Foie gras: back on the menu

The French agriculture minister has announced that the US embargo placed against the imports of French foie gras and other meat products has been lifted. However, the ethical row surrounding the dish remains firmly in situ. Indeed, as the row over exports from France to the US subsides, European moves to outlaw traditional feeding methods for geese may prompt another political battle.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2004
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CommentWire

TV chefs: cooking up interest?

The number of new UK businesses being set up in the catering sector could be due to the influence of celebrity chefs, according to a new report by Barclays. Given that these 'food icons' have contributed to enhanced culinary curiosity amongst consumers, the finding certainly has credence. However, there are other more important factors driving the increasingly habitual nature of eating out.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2004
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CommentWire

Mars: going with the flow

As part of a process to restructure its European operations, the confectionery giant Mars has decided to close one of its UK sites and move production of some leading brands to other parts of Europe. While a certain amount of resulting short term flak is inevitable, Mars' decision to retain its other major UK plant means it should avoid too much damage to its brands in the long run.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2005
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CommentWire

Birra Peroni: look, but don't touch

Nastro Azzurro is undergoing a rebranding in the UK to emphasize its genuine Italian heritage and create an authentic and stylish image for the brand. The makeover, including the opening of a boutique allowing only window-shopping, should go some way to successfully reaffirming Nastro at the premium end of the lager market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005
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CommentWire

Lindt & Sprungli: premium paying off

Profits at Lindt & Sprungli, the prestige Swiss maker of Lindor and Ghirardelli chocolates, reached new highs on the back of consumers' increasing penchant for luxury treats. However the growing push to premium in many developed markets may bring with it the competitive threat of mass market rivals muscling in on Lindt's territory.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2005
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Ferrero: biscuits for beverages

Giotto is an established biscuit brand elsewhere in Europe and its target audience represents a stark contrast to Ferrero's debut into the biscuit category last year. Early indications suggest that the brand is going to capitalize on the opportunities offered by linking snacking and beverage products.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK chocolate: staying sweet

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2005
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European confectionery: seniors indulge their sweet tooth

Even though confectionery products often appear to be aimed at children and teens, surprisingly it is seniors who consume the highest value of products. According to Datamonitor's ConsumerGraphics Database, confectionery consumed by the over-55s in western Europe accounts for 22% of the value of the region's E31 billion confectionery market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2005
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Cadbury Schweppes: a tasty move

Confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes [CSG] has bought the British premium chocolate maker Green & Black's in a deal worth GBP20 million, but will run the company as a standalone business. The acquisition is a wise move, enabling the company to take advantage of the expanding premium chocolate sector. However, the absorption of the smaller player into a larger empire may not please everyone.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2005

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