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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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Fairtrade: gathering pace in Australia and New Zealand

Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand has reported a significant growth in retail sales of Fairtrade-certified products in 2010, compared to 2009. A combined effort from consumers, manufacturers, and retailers alike is elevating the profile and adoption of the Fairtrade concept in this region, and the trend is set to continue in the coming years as Fairtrade gathers mainstream appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2011
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New drinks review: relaxation drinks gain appeal as antidotes to a stressed lifestyle

This month's new drinks review focuses on innovations in the bottled water and functional drinks categories, with products claiming to relax, satiate and pep up the body all hitting the market. Such claims highlight consumers' current attraction to functional products that provide quick fixes for their body and cognitive needs.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
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New household products review: premium styling hits the market

Household products are often overlooked by design teams due to their mundane nature. However, this month's roundup of new product launches shows that some market players are making conscious efforts to ensure that their products look or even smell nice. This includes a high-end laundry detergent, air freshener and duster, showing that everything has the potential to be upgraded.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2010
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New Zealand: winemakers putting quality first

The New Zealand winemaking industry has reacted to various market pressures by confirming its ongoing commitment to quality over quantity at the 15th annual Romeo Bragato industry conference in Napier. The country's winemakers purportedly seek to drive sales during the short term of global recession and into the long term to uphold the country's worldwide reputation as a leading wine producer.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2009
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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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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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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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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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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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