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Culture of eating out signs death of the home meal

Some 5.2 billion more breakfasts, lunches, evening meals and snacks in Britain will be consumed outside the home in 2010 compared with 2005, according to a new report by market analyst Datamonitor. Matthew Adams, Consumer Markets analyst and author of the report, explains how consumers now expect more than just convenience when eating out-of-home...

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2006
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Earl of Sandwich: is heritage the key to sandwich bar success?

Consumers in the UK are spoilt for choice where lunchtime options are concerned as chains such as Subway, Pret A Manger, and Eat provide convenient mealtime solutions across thousands of outlets. Earl of Sandwich is now attempting to move into this space by playing on its historic relationship with the food to add a degree of authenticity not found elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2011
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General Mills: healthy outlook

General Mills [GIS] has enjoyed an upbeat final quarter. Despite struggling to come to terms with its belated entry into the low-carb segment, the company will be looking to continue growth in the new fiscal year. If it focuses on the overall health benefits of its products, without getting too sidetracked by low-carb products, it may be able to do just that.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2004
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Let's get small: food & beverage makers shrink pack sizes to fight obesity

Packaged food and beverage makers are saying "let's get small" to steal a phrase from a long ago stand-up comedy routine from Steve Martin. According to Productscan Online, they are fighting the war on obesity by shrinking package and serving sizes. In addition, fast-growth in single-person households and the rise of on-the-go consumption is helping stoke demand for portioned packaging.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2005
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New food review: Asian products gallop ahead

Some unusual foods have emerged from Asia recently, with Productscan Online reporting on the launch of a baby food made with horsemeat in Japan, and a savory snack consisting of a fish presented on a stick in China. Both products perhaps reveal a more open-minded approach to eating unusual foodstuffs in the Far East than in the English-speaking world...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
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New food review: eggs and milk step up their ethical positioning

This month's look at product innovation in the food industry notes that ethical claims are becoming more influential in the dairy market, as consumers pay more attention to the welfare issues associated with the production of eggs and milk. In other news, unusual savory flavor blends are being favored for snack products, while chilled soup is looking to boost its value as a freshly cooked meal.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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New food review: eggs continue to break the mold

Taking the hassle out of buying and using eggs is a continuing theme for food producers, as demonstrated by this month's roundup of novel product launches in the food industry. Liquid egg white in a resealable carton and a bright yellow "unbreakable" egg box are the latest innovations, with both products highlighting the importance of customer convenience, and providing differentiation on shelf.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2010
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New food review: foods gain cooling appeal

This month's rundown of food innovations finds that manufacturers are responding to consumers' needs with greener packaging that has ease of use benefits. This includes the launch of a snack product with easy to recycle packaging, and an easy open salad bag. Meanwhile, cooling products appear to be the new thing in confectionery, with ice cream candy and cool sensation cookies coming to market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2009
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New food review: manufacturers get more dairy-ing

Manufacturers appear to be experimenting with cheese to increase its appeal among modern consumers, with Productscan noting a number of new cheese based products that differ from regular varieties. These include a cottage cheese containing prebiotic fiber, a pizza with a cheese, not flour, base, and an unusual pizza flavored cheese spread. Saying yes to cheese has therefore just got easier

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2007
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New food review: novel packaging proves divisive

The use of compartmentalized packaging to divide separate components is gaining popularity in the food industry, as a means of both capturing the attention of consumers and providing convenience benefits. Two such examples appear in this month's rundown of the latest innovations, one a divided jar containing meat and cheese preserved in oil, and another a "snacker" pack of hummus and crackers.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2011

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