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2006 "Build a Better Mousetrap" New Product Innovations of the Year

Non-alcoholic beer for dogs, hot dogs made with salmon, cappuccino-flavored cider and light beer fortified with vitamins were some of the more unusual new product innovations reported in 2006 by Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2007
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2007 "Build a Better Mousetrap" New Product Innovations of the Year

Wasabi flavored sorbet, powdered peanut butter, beer with nicotine and hot dogs coated with yogurt were among the most unusual new product innovations reported worldwide in 2007 by Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2008
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7-Eleven: banking 24-7

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2001
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7-Eleven: expanding at a cost

7-Eleven has announced a Q4 net loss of $11.5 million compared to a gain of $17.1 million for Q4 2001. Despite this, the outlook for the company remains strong for 2003. As it continues to improve efficiency and expand, 7-Eleven must take care not to stretch resources too thinly.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2003
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7-Eleven: fueling fitness and fatness

Convenience store 7-Eleven's introduction of the new Formula 7 range of energy drinks and bars highlights the increasingly mainstream nature of the functional food market in the US. But while there is evidence that such products can improve athletes' performance, they may be more damaging to the health of inactive consumers than regular confectionery and carbonated drinks.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2005
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7-Eleven: shaping the convenience industry

Dallas-based 7-Eleven [SE] has grown to become a giant in the convenience store business, in terms of both sales and the immense influence it exercises over the product mix in the industry. Its commitment to product innovation has proved profitable but manufacturer support is required to sustain the flow of new products into the future.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2003
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7UP: green with envy

Attempting to turn things upside down in carbonated soft drinks is a noble goal for Cadbury Schweppes. However, whether it succeeds with its new product - green and caffienated dnL - remains to be seen. The company will need to be more innovative if it is to steal brand loyalty in an already over-crowded flavored soft drink marketplace.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2002
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A Mars a day to keep the doctor away?

Mars has unveiled a new product range that claims to satisfy chocolate lovers' cravings while also being good for the heart. With obesity on the rise, and following clampdowns on junk food in US and European schools, entering the health foods market could be a good move. However, Mars is not the only one to realize this, meaning it could face stiff competition.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2005
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A&P: vintage grocer loses its frills

Following A&P's Q2 loss of $144.7 million, the company is turning to budget-conscious shoppers to boost flagging sales. Its new Food Basics 'mini-supermarkets' take their concept from the increasingly popular dollar stores. However, Food Basics will only pose competition for the likes of Wal-Mart if A&P can maintain low prices and consistent product availability.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2002
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A-list celebrity endorsements are failing to dazzle consumers

A recent consumer survey has shown that celebrity endorsements are one of the least trusted means of conveying product information, only just faring better than door-dropped leaflets. This is bad news for advertising agencies, which have been devoting increased energy to signing up everyone from bona fide A-list stars to Z-list reality show contestants to help sell products and services.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2006

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