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CommentWire
CommentWire

Yum Brands: silencing the fast food critics?

Yum Brands has recorded its largest quarterly profit rise in a year on the back of strong growth in China. Although it plans to strengthen its presence in emerging markets, the increasingly tarnished image of fast food means Yum will have to adopt a careful strategy if it is to continue growing at such a strong pace.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2005
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CommentWire

Nissui: strawberry fare

Japanese seafood producer Nissui's strawberry milk flavor fish-meat sausage is apparently an attempt to increase consumption among children. While this offering taps into the recent trend of unconventional product launches, a number of hurdles stand in the way of its success, especially since research suggests kids may not be the ideal demographic to target with fish products.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2005
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CommentWire

New Zealand meat: banishing the specter of BSE

A New Zealand government advisory group's recommendation to set up a compulsory identification system for every farm animal in the country is to be welcomed. If implemented, the system will give further reassurance to consumers around the world as to the healthy status of New Zealand meat, which in turn may help to bolster meat exports.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: targeting singles with limited edition foods

Meal options targeted at singles have been somewhat limited in the past, with most packaged foods catering for families or couples. A Norwegian store aims to change this by offering singles more choice, with a selection of limited edition meat cuts especially portioned for the singles market. As more people are living on their own, the singles market could become a bigger target in future.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2009
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New food review: putting more eggs in one basket

In this month's rundown of innovative launches within the food industry, egg packaging has been given a makeover by Dutch retailer Albert Heijn. The supermarket has created a tray design which is innovative in terms of size, shape and material, offering both visual and ethical appeal. In other news, traditional national products in Spain and Russia are being given a healthy and functional twist.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2010
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New food review: kelp yourself

Seaweed appears to be gaining popularity in the food world, with Productscan Online featuring two particularly unusual uses for the ingredient - one in a Japanese kelp and apricot candy, and another in a Danish substitute caviar product. These and other intriguing food launches enter the spotlight in the latest Productscan Online round-up...

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2006
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New food review: ice and vegetables help instant noodles to diversify

This month's food innovation review looks at how manufacturers are seeking to enhance instant noodles by offering unusual sensory experiences, with a new launch designed to be mixed with ice and eaten cold, and another using vegetable formulations to hint at health benefits. Elsewhere, lime-based flavors, perhaps inspired by alcoholic cocktails, could be making a comeback in savory products.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2012
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New food review: food for thought?

The latest selection of food launches from Productscan Online has a student feel to it. As well as Maruha's fish sausage in Japan that is marketed for its 'intellect-boosting' qualities in an effort to target those taking exams, the frozen vegetable cubes recently launched in the Netherlands could attract the eye of the student who is too busy studying - or socializing - to chop a pepper...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2006
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New Food Review: easy-to-swallow additive targets aging population

Productscan Online has reported some particularly interesting products this month that have one thing in common; teeth. A new food additive in Japan has been designed for the elderly to make food easier to chew and digest by turning it to a jelly consistency. In the US, meanwhile, a new tooth brush-shaped candy is targeting the younger consumer. Dentists may not approve!

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
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New food review: chicken bags new cooking convenience

The potentially messy and time-consuming process of preparing roast chicken dishes at home is the focus of two new packaging innovations featured in this month's rundown of the latest novel launches from the food industry. Elsewhere, packaging is also being utilized to boost the appeal of novelty confectionery products for the festive season.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2011

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