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.
The perils of taking wine home in hold luggage as a holiday souvenir are addressed in an innovative product which heads this month's roundup of the latest novel household goods launches. In other news, a number of garment-specific laundry detergents have become available, and the coffee fragrance has entered the cleaning category.
This month's rundown of the latest novel launches from the household goods industry features a new dishwashing detergent with sanitizing benefits and novel packaging. Other notable products include wet wipes specifically designed to clean up the mess of DIY projects and an air freshener with a quirky design that could appeal to younger consumers.
The decline in on-trade alcohol consumption and the growing influence of the off-trade market are leading manufacturers to cater for an ever more diverse range of drinking occasions, as illustrated by two new convenience formats in the spirits market. A hot chocolate drink with enhanced relaxation attributes is another launch to feature in this month's roundup of drinks industry innovations.
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