Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in Japan

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Ajinomoto: aiming to make gains in the downturn with frozen rice

Japanese food company Ajinomoto is aiming to capitalize on the economic downturn by increasing its frozen rice business in the US. This strategy has a good chance of panning out well for the company, given that the downturn has meant that Americans are increasingly eating at home and looking to frozen products as cost-saving alternatives to fresh foods.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2009
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CommentWire

Cloned pigs might fly, as Japan considers allowing cloned meat on to the market

An expert panel based in Japan concluded on January 19 that cloned cows and pigs can be used for food, as their meat and milk do not pose any health risks. If the government acknowledges these products' safety, this is likely to elicit a wave of criticism surrounding the ethicality of such sources of food. Consumer distrst of cloned meat could benefit providers of more conventional alternatives.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Consumer goods in Japan: hit products in 2008

Japanese magazine Nikkei Trendy has announced what it considers to be the top 30 'hit' products in Japan in 2008. Given the gloomy economic outlook, products emphasizing value-for-money are undoubtedly getting attention, while other products in the top 30 show that, as well as satisfying consumers' needs, food and drink manufacturers must also cater for product trends such as health and fusion.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2008
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Consumer packaged goods: 10 trends to watch in 2009

The consumer packaged goods industry looks set to become increasingly innovative in 2009 as manufacturers look for new and exciting ways in which to capitalize on the growing health, beauty and eco trends. While health foods such as nuts and seeds will come to the fore, novel ingredients will include flowers and natural sweeteners.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2008
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Dairy food: processed products are the big cheese in Japan

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
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CommentWire

Danone: Frucor sold to Suntory

Suntory has agreed to buy Frucor from Danone for a price reported to be over E600 million. Danone suffered a drop in share price despite increasing sales in the third quarter of 2008, and while the functional drinks sector in which Frucor operates has shown strong growth in recent years, it is now slowing and Danone is looking to focus on its core brands while reducing its overall level of debt.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2008
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

eGaming: Sony eyeing up Europe and the US

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2001
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CommentWire

Elvers: a little more conservation

The vigorous growth in demand for eel fry, particularly among Japanese consumers, has prompted the European Commission to act to prevent overfishing of stocks. However consumers worldwide are increasingly turning to fresh fish over farmed equivalents in the wake of recent health scares, which means the overfishing debate is set to intensify.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Feb 2004
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Facebook looks East

As Facebook's global growth decelerates, it is looking to expand in markets such as China, South Korea, Japan and Russia, where it is currently overshadowed by strong local competitors. To succeed in these markets, Facebook faces various challenges. In the case of China, these include regulatory restrictions and well established players which understand what the local market wants.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2010
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Food safety: Japan should follow Europe's lead

More and more malpractice scandals are rocking Japan's food chain, hitting consumer confidence in an ever-larger number of brands. Tokyo analysts warn that even more cases may follow - so what can be done to avoid market collapse? The answer may be to follow Europe's approach, working together to increase transparency and rebuild confidence.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2002

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