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New drinks review: Amazonian 'superherb' hits the market

The Amazon continues to be a source of new functional 'super' ingredients, as demonstrated by the recent launch of a tea made from the high caffeine, medicinal plant guayusa. Guayusa is just the latest in a line of Amazonian plants, from goji to guarana and acai, which are being appropriated by manufacturers to give their products an edge in the exotic and nutritional stakes.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2010
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New drinks review: alcohol spray takes inspiration from perfume

This month's roundup of new drinks products finds that manufacturers are becoming more innovative with packaging. In particular, a new spirit has emerged that is presented in a spray bottle and has the appearance of a high-end perfume. The user is instructed to spray the spirit into their mouth, offering a whole new way of enjoying a tipple.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2009
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Nestle: new bioplastic caps in Brazil fit well with consumer sentiment

Nestle's Brazilian subsidiary has introduced new bio-based polyethylene packaging for its major milk brands Ninho and Molico. The new packaging is derived from renewable resources, and is the latest of a number of bioplastics being introduced by consumer packaged goods companies. Datamonitor research indicates that the move is likely to be well received in the Brazilian market.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2011
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Mobile POS: not just for rich countries

ABSA and Bank of America have both recently launched mobile POS services allowing small business customers to accept card payments using a smartphone. These rollouts in two very different markets highlight the growing popularity of mobile POS devices. Datamonitor research suggests that the opportunities for mobile POS are strongest in developing countries.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2012
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Mobile banking boom expected in Nigeria

A number of recent announcements suggest that Nigeria is set for a mobile banking boom, with several banks looking to secure a share of previously unbanked or underbanked consumers. The latest announcements from First Bank and Standard Chartered suggest that the popularity of mobile banking in Africa is spreading beyond Kenya.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2012
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MasterCard and Telefonica "Zuum" into Brazil's unbanked

Zuum, the mobile payment service launched in Brazil by MasterCard and Telefonica, will tap into a big market opportunity but it will not be an easy road to mass adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2013
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Latin American wealth markets: European wealth managers are packing their bags

Barclays Wealth has announced the closure of its only Latin American office in Buenos Aires. Latin American clients will now be served from the US. The region offers substantial revenues for global wealth managers; however, the right strategy is not easy to find.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2012
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Kuehne & Nagel: taking over the world, with minimal risk

K&N can now fully integrate the unit's activities into its network, controlling the subsidiary's operations for the benefit of its global network. Setting up joint ventures and turning the successful ones into wholly owned subsidiaries is a wise strategy for K&N. It can test the waters in each market before putting forward full capital and resource commitment.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2002
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Kraft Foods: expanding in rapidly growing area of Northeastern Brazil

A new plant has been inaugurated by Kraft Foods in Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil, as part of its expansion in developing countries. While Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and provides a fertile environment for multinational investments, competition with local and long-established players needs to be anticipated and addressed for any investment to be a success.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2011
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Kingfisher: franchising scheme to lead to swift expansion

The UK-based Kingfisher is set to introduce a franchise model as part of its long-term growth plans, which are to be announced in the first quarter of 2011. This initiative will enable Kingfisher to expand quickly, reduce the impact of difficult trading conditions in the UK and increase its hold over the European market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010

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