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Coca-Cola: international ethics could mean reputation rescue

In an attempt to hold onto $1.3 million worth of contracts with a US university, Coca-Cola has agreed to carry out an independent audit of its business practices in India and Colombia. This could be an astute means of boosting Coca-Cola's reputation - providing the findings emerge in its favor.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Coles Myer: plotting a tri-brand triumph

The private label phenomenon is going global, with Australian supermarket chain Coles looking to replicate the success of retailers such as Tesco and Wegman's by rolling out a multi-tiered private label offering. This approach is a novel means by which the chain can differentiate itself in the increasingly competitive Australian retail landscape.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Pizza Hut: going gourmet

The gourmet pizza market in New Zealand is growing, with market leader Pizza Hut adding a new luxury range to its menu. Pizza Hut's gourmet addition will allow it to seize market share from its upscale competitors. Yet while aiming high, the pizza chain should avoid alienating its core market - the family - upon which its success is built.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kao/Molton Brown: looking for the lap of luxury

Kao is looking to Europe for growth opportunities, with UK luxury goods producer Molton Brown an apparent acquisition target. Molton Brown would undoubtedly be a beneficial addition to Kao's portfolio, allowing it to make an entrance into Europe's fast-growing premium personal care sector, while also offering a neat fit with its upscale Asian range Kao Sofina.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Homegrown foods: Australian minister calls for supermarket imports overhaul

Australia's federal agriculture minister has stated that he will call an emergency meeting of the country's food regulation council to push for greater cooperation and tougher labeling laws to tackle global competition and protect local producers. His suggestion that Coles and Woolworths change their buying policies in line with this initiative could prove key to safeguarding homegrown produce.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Wal-Mart: China in its hands

Wal-Mart has announced plans to double its number of outlets in China to tap into a liberalizing market. Despite regulatory relaxation, the chain intends to continue investing in partnership with Chinese players rather than via solo ventures. Yet such an approach appears prudent, enabling Wal-Mart to reassess in the future if its stores prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
CommentWire
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
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Cookies and sweet biscuits: Australians say chocs away

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2005
CommentWire
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

Fonterra: full spread ahead

Fonterra has agreed to acquire a range of New Zealand Dairy Food Holdings' (NZDF) assets. This is the latest in a line of purchases that have made Fonterra the world's biggest dairy exporter, and suggests that the co-operative group has hardly been distracted by its failure to snare National Foods earlier this year.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2005

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