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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: a novel new sorbet dessert that looks like sushi

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2012
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Expert View

New food review: nutritionally enhanced broccoli emerges as new "super superfood"

The race to develop ever more nutritionally beneficial foods has gathered pace, as revealed in this month's summary of the latest food industry launches, with the launch of a new broccoli enhanced with cancer-fighting agents. Meanwhile, the egg category could be, quite literally, set for a shakeup, with the launch of an innovative aerosol format.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2012
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Expert View

New drinks review: customization trend evolves with new energy additive

A new "water enhancer" that can be used to turn any conventional beverage into an energy drink is the innovation that headlines this month's rundown of novel launches from the drinks industry. Other developments to feature include a selection of innovative flavors for the dairy drink market, and a surprising melding of alcoholic drinks and cupcakes.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2012
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: a pie baking kit with everything you need for a homemade pie

Published By Datamonitor
07 Sep 2011
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Comax Flavors introduces a promising flavor-masking ingredient

Comax Flavors hopes to expand in the flavor ingredients market with the launch of Comax's Sodium-Masking Flavors. A key selling point of the new ingredient is that it helps to mask the unintended salty taste in sports beverages. In products such as these where sodium is a winning addition but an overly salty taste is undesirable, masking ingredients are a welcome innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: two of the country's largest grocery retailers found guilty of "local washing"

Woolworths and Coles, the "big two" in Australian grocery retailing, have been named, shamed, and fined for incorrectly labeling imported produce as "local." While Australians are generally keen to support their local community, violations such as these threaten to weaken the local movement. At a time when rising food prices are already putting pressure on local offerings, authenticity is key.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

General Mills: new drive on sustainable packaging

By 2015 US food giant General Mills plans to reduce its environmental footprint by ensuring that 40% of its global output is sold in more sustainable and efficient packaging. Although the drive towards sustainability addresses consumer concerns over the environment, recent health scares regarding recycled paperboard present a timely reminder that such issues are never clear cut.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kellogg's: suffering losses after a challenging Q3

Breakfast giant Kellogg's has announced a net income fall of 6% in Q3, citing declining cereal sales and a product recall as key factors. While a recall is unusual and unforeseen, the result highlights the challenges posed in such a mature category. Kellogg's faces the problem not only of battling multiple competitors, but also the attitudes of consumers towards breakfast consumption in general.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2010
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P&G's new green business plan reflects consumers' burgeoning ethical and sustainable concerns

Procter & Gamble has announced its long-term plan of establishing itself as a leading sustainable business through focusing on recyclable materials and renewable energy. The company's strategy underlines the pressure on consumer packaged goods players, as consumer buy-in to the concepts of ethicality and sustainability continues to gain momentum.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nestle: social network campaign leads to environmental pledge

Nestle has reviewed its palm oil purchasing guidelines following criticism for unsound environmental practice, revealed in an online campaign generated by Greenpeace. The campaign has demonstrated the success of social media as a means to garner public support for ethical issues and the growing need for market players to acknowledge consumer opinion.

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2010

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