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Tooth whitening: professional cosmetics lead the way for mainstream products

New Zealand manufacturer Bdazzled has launched a range of professional tooth-whitening kits designed to appeal to consumers' increasingly sophisticated demands for demonstrably effective dental cosmetics. Manufacturers need to recognize this trend and aim to develop products that bring the consumer ever closer to the professional solution.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2005
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New drinks review: a colorful approach to cocktail presentation

With the party season now upon us, a variety of colorful beverages designed to enhance a celebration have appeared on the market. These include a colorful array of 'Adult' gelatin cocktails containing a high percentage of alcohol, and a fruit beer, which looks remarkably like soda and comes in apple, orange and cherry flavors. These beverages may ensure that consumers have a very merry Christmas!

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
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New household goods review: from spiritual healing to household cleaning

From cleansing one's chakras to cleansing one's yoga mat: the array of novel products recorded by the Productscan Online database this month includes an organic, hypoallergenic yoga mat spray, purportedly designed by yogis for keeping yoga mats clean. This and other intriguing new household products enter the spotlight in this month's Productscan Online round-up...

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2006
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Bacardi: in high spirits over 42 Below purchase

The news that Bacardi is set to acquire 42 Below, a leading New Zealand-based spirits company, will add another global brand to the liquor firm's burgeoning premium offerings, and further exemplifies the growing appeal of distinctive, upscale beverages in both the US and abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2006
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New personal care products: lashings of anti-ageing products

Aging and lethargy appear to be two big worries for the modern consumer, a fact which is highlighted in the latest roundup of new launches on Productscan Online. New anti-age and energy-giving products which have recently hit the shelves include a product targeted at regenerating thinning eye lashes, and an oral spray designed to increase mental alertness.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2006
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New PlayStation 3 hardware specification to drive future market growth

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the version of the PlayStation 3 to be launched in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia will use a new hardware specification. Sony also said that the issue of backwards compatibility with earlier PlayStation and PlayStation 2 titles remains. However, this should have a positive effect on the growth of the games console market.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2007
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New drinks review: aiming for a purer water

Packaging trends currently appear to be firmly focused on the environment, as a search of Productscan this month highlights. Traditional glass and plastic bottles are being replaced by more environmentally friendly lightweight pouches and biodegradable materials, emphasizing how companies are bowing down to enhanced public concern on 'green' issues.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2007
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Global ethical revolution is driving growth in fair-trade sales

From its humble beginnings in the 1950s, fair-trade has developed into a global movement. A new report by Datamonitor reveals that fair-trade sales across Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand, and Japan have experienced double digit growth since 2002. This growth is being driven by an increased consumer awareness of ethical issues and environmental concerns.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2008
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Cadbury: job cuts bitter the taste of sweet sales growth

Despite reporting strong sales growth, Cadbury has announced that it is to cut 580 jobs, 250 of which will be in the UK as part of a company restructure, with the remaining 330 in Australia and New Zealand. The UK confectioner appears to be taking this hard line action in order to prevent the impending global recession from harming its profitability while keeping speculative competitors at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2008
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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

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