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Mars: rejecting proposals to relax chocolate definition

Mars' criticism of a possible relaxation of the rules on what defines a chocolate product in the US would appear to show the company has for once rightly predicted consumer opinion. With a growing consumer trend for premium snacks and a desire for authentic foods, a move into cheaper chocolate production could have prompted a consumer backlash against the company.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2007
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Mass affluent offshore investment is led by expats

Mass affluents and HNWs display similar behavior in terms of the percentage of their investible assets they allocate offshore. However, the drivers behind these investments are very different. Mass affluent investors are often expats sending assets to their home country, while HNWs, on the other hand, are more motivated by tax efficiency and client anonymity.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Dec 2012
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Mass affluents want banking innovation

Mass affluent customers show much greater demand for innovation in banking services than their mass market counterparts, and are willing to switch providers if not satisfied.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2014
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MicroSD-led NFC products may do more harm than good

DeviceFidelity's launch of an NFC-enabling cover for the iPhone follows hot on the heels of other developments to convert mobile handsets into contactless form factors. Given the sensitivity surrounding the NFC business model, this will provide added impetus for acquirers to build contactless acceptance but risks alienating mobile operators from future discussions around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2010
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Microsoft cautiously taps digital currency opportunity

Microsoft's move to accept Bitcoin payments is a proactive endeavor to tap into the growing awareness of digital currencies. However, for a number of reasons it is unlikely that such payment options will become widely used in the near term.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2014
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Mobile bankers: profitable but fickle

Banks will have to work hard to earn the loyalty of mobile bankers. Research by Datamonitor Financial has found that although mobile banking enthusiasts are a very profitable segment to target, they are also prone to defection.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2014
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Mobile banking overtaking online

Improvements in mobile banking functionality mean it is overtaking online banking and will be the main point of customer contact in the future. US Bank's Photo Bill Pay is an example of mobile banking convenience that desktops cannot match.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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Mobile innovation bypasses security wall

In the US Bank of the West has enabled its mobile banking users to access their account details without logging in, while St.George Bank in Australia has done the same. This will lead to uptake by more providers, and other services following suit where there is less danger of account details being exposed to fraud.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2013
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Mobile key to capturing the "always on" consumer

Consumer expectations of the financial services industry continue to rise; the successful players in 2015 will be those that can effectively meet these needs.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2015
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New personal care products: focusing on the benefits of the freezer

Frozen products appear to be gaining ground in personal care, as this month's roundup of new products shows. As well as a freezable sore throat pouch, a frozen cube has been launched for sensual massage. Elsewhere, antioxidant fruits have become popular, appearing in a new blusher.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008

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