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Yakult: targeting US demand for functional health, convenience

Yakult, the Japanese probiotic yogurt drink, is receiving its first launch in the US. Previously only a niche item, Yakult stands to benefit from the increasing maturity in US consumers' desires for credible, convenient nutraceutical solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2007
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Wrigley: Viagra gum raises expectations

If Wrigley [WWY] is to bring its Viagra gum to market before 2011 it will need to negotiate hard with Pfizer [PFE], which holds the Viagra patent until then. If the product does come to market, demand will undoubtedly be high. If a success, the technology of implanting drugs in gum could increase in popularity and potentially be used for more valuable healthcare applications.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2003
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Works with Water: targeting appearance conscious consumers

Nutraceuticals company Works with Water has launched a spring water containing an ingredient that is clinically proven to help reduce bacteria. The drink, called Beauty, is designed to help prevent acne and is reflective of the growing trend in the functional drink market of associating inner health and outer beauty. However, the firm needs to be cautious of deteriorating levels of consumer trust.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2008
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Woolworths: price check service adds little value for customers

The new price checking feature on Woolworths' website allows consumers to look up prices for more than 5,000 grocery items. This feature is an important step towards improved transparency by retailers, but it does little in the way of improving the customer experience or ensuring that they obtain the best deal when shopping.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2010
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What impact will the latest cosmetic surgery controversy have on consumer beauty products?

The UK government has announced plans to increase regulations on cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers, which are not classed as medicine under EU law. The new rules court controversy for not being strict enough in the eyes of many in the industry, but will the resulting negative publicity drive a rise in consumer skepticism about cosmetic procedures to the benefit of high-street products?

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2014
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Wella: sitting pretty

The German haircare, cosmetics and fragrances group reported strong 2001 results despite a poor Q4. But if it is to reach its goal of being the number one global professional haircare company by 2005, Wella will have to cultivate its brand in the US, the world's largest market for salon products. Further American acquisitions may be necessary.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2002
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Wella: looking to gain extra hold

Published By Datamonitor
24 May 2001
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Watsons: competition in Chinese personal care retail space heats up

Competition in the Chinese personal care retail space is increasing, with Watsons and Mannings both expanding rapidly. The two drugstores offer the right mix of variety, quality, brand image and value for money, but future success will depend on their ability to continue evolving with the ever-changing consumer preferences in this dynamic market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2010
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Walgreen: consolidation will benefit consumers

As the drugstore market becomes more competitive and saturated in local markets, leading US drugstore retailers Walgreen and CVS are completing acquisitions as their fastest routes to growth and to compete more effectively with non-specialists. This will undoubtedly lead to consumers benefiting from lower prices.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2006
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Waitrose: expanding its convenience offer

Waitrose has announced plans to open up to 300 new convenience stores and strengthen its ties with the health and beauty retailer Boots. The two retailers will trial selling each other's ranges, with Waitrose supplying food to Boots and Boots providing Waitrose with a health and wellbeing range. With the convenience market consolidating, the time is right for Waitrose to expand.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009

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