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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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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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Anheuser-Busch: high spirits may not pay off

Long Tail Libations, the new spirits company from Anheuser-Busch, has appeared at a time when Americans are increasingly keen to consume the innovative liqueurs it is promoting. However, given the significant scale and market knowledge advantages of the more established spirits players, Long Tail is most unlikely to become a cash cow for its parent.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2005
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Boys will be boys? More male consumers embrace feminine values

As gender roles continue to blur, the personal care industry could benefit as more men take an active interest in their appearance. Datamonitor research has highlighted some of the key 'megatrends' based on changing consumer values, with gender complexity at the forefront of the issues for personal care players to confront.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2005
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Cadbury-Schweppes: fighting fire with fizz

Cadbury-Schweppes' restructuring plan has generated funds for investment in marketing, research and development. The company's success in the US diet carbonated beverages markets has given it the impetus for greater focus on this segment. However, its reliance for success on an ailing brand such as 7-UP may prove a hindrance in this approach.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2005
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Coca-Cola: Minute Maid targets the online juice consumer

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2001
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Priceline: the price still isn't right

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2000
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Bank of America announces plans to charge monthly maintenance fees on its accounts

Bank of America plans to introduce tiered accounts for which customers will have to pay a maintenance fee. This means the reintroduction of premium bank accounts that will carry a charge of up to $25 a month. Given the current economic climate and the trend toward fiscal austerity, it seems unlikely that customers will be receptive to these accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2011
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Is Starbucks the future of the on-trade?

In its hometown of Seattle, Starbucks is experimenting with new store designs and layouts aimed at creating new evening and nighttime experiences for consumers. These new prototype retail outlets, which serve alcohol, are tipped to be the first of the next generation of stores for one of the world's most influential brands.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2010
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General Mills: benefiting from the returning popularity of eating at home

Consumer behavior has shifted toward a preference for dining at home rather than in restaurants, due to tightened budgets and the growing awareness of the need for a healthy diet. For food manufacturers and supermarkets, meeting these consumer needs, while also taking into account that they have limited time available outside of work, will be key if they are to withstand the economic downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2009

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