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New drinks review: chocolate gets beauty bonus

A drink which claims that the path to beauty can be lined with indulgent treats headlines this month's roundup of novel launches from the drinks industry. Other products claiming to have health-enhancing benefits include a fat-burning coffee and a protein-enriched smoothie, showing the ongoing creativity of manufacturers in pairing product categories with functional benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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New food review: nuts and grains find dairy to their liking

The expansion of nuts and cereals into a variety of dairy and dairy-alternative categories has stepped up this month with the launch of a cultured almond milk, a non-dairy milk based on an "ancient grain," and the use of rice flour in a yogurt to create a unique texture. Meanwhile, packaging continues to be used to creative effect in the confectionery sector.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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New food review: acai and aloe add variety to bread category

Efforts to enliven the taste and dietary value of bread are the headline feature of this month's rundown of the latest novel product launches from the food industry, with a number of manufacturers unveiling unusual fruit-based loaves. Meanwhile, with the Easter season approaching, producers are turning to dynamic packs in an attempt to capture some of the lucrative gifting market.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2011
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New drinks review: soft drink helps smokers get their fix

Aiming to encapsulate the experience of smoking in a bottle, a new tobacco-based beverage heads this month's summary of the most recent innovative launches from the drinks industry. In other news, a novel extract has made its debut in Russia, while in the Philippines the coconut fruit has inspired unusual packaging.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: sweets that can make you smell like roses

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2011
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Greggs benefiting from increasing resonance among a widening range of consumers

UK foodservice operator Greggs has benefited from its continued aggressive space expansion during the 12 months to January 1, 2011. Despite like-for-like growth of just 0.2%, total sales increased by 0.6% off the back of a net 68 new retail outlets. Datamonitor believes that Greggs is well positioned to continue to take advantage of emerging value, convenience, and health trends.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Domino's: already looking to improve on impressive annual growth

The fast food delivery giant Domino's has announced a sales boost of 19.3% across its UK stores, with like-for-like sales up 11.3%. As a result, total sales are approaching the GBP500m mark. Going forward, Domino's expects its online sales operation to continue its strong performance, while the opening of 57 new stores around the country will increase its visible market presence.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2011
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New food review: energy jelly is something to chew on

New formulations are entering the snacking and functional food categories, aiming to entice consumers with unique taste experiences and health benefits. This month's summary of recent innovative food launches reveals jelly formula energy bars, satiety-enhancing snack bars, and fruit flavor tortilla chips as the latest means by which manufacturers are attempting to stand out from the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK: brewers expanding beyond lager

AB InBev's forthcoming launch of Stella Artois Cidre and the acquisition of the Doom Bar real ale brand by Molson Coors, combined with falling on-trade beer sales in the UK, have highlighted the need for brewers to look to categories outside of lager for future growth. In addition, brewers should concentrate on developing their offering at the premium end of the alcoholic beverage market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Dr Oetker: defending taste in the face of criticism over healthiness

Dr Oetker has come out fighting after criticism from UK consumer watchdog Which? The watchdog branded its Chicago Town pizzas among the unhealthiest available, containing high levels of salt and saturated fat. However, Dr Oetker has chosen to defend its position, highlighting its taste credentials. It is an interesting response from the company given the current clamor for healthier foods.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2011

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