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Is it still feasible for FMCG businesses to operate around the shortages in Latin America?

Supply shortages have been spreading in some countries in Latin America over the last few years. For FMCG businesses attempting to operate in these markets, and for those considering entry, having a strong understanding of the prevailing economic conditions, and consumers' reactions to them, is essential to determine the right course of action.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2015
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Beyond hygiene: prolonging textile lifespans

Consumer attitudes surrounding their approach to laundry have traditionally been focused on clothing cleanliness. However, in today's cost-conscious society, consumers are increasingly looking beyond clothes hygiene and scent to consider how they can best preserve and prolong the lifespan of their clothing, reducing the need to regularly replace damaged and over-washed garments.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2015
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UK deflation threat calls for new retail strategies

Currently, the European markets are threatened by deflation, a situation that in some countries is reaching record dimensions; for example, in the UK, where the Consumer Price Index inflation fell to 0.32% in January 2015. The shadow of deflation is having a strong impact on the UK retail and consumer goods sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a soap-infused paper towel that replaces a dishcloth or sponge

Kitchen dishcloths and sponges may have finally met their match. Bounty with Dawn water-activated detergent towels replace dishcloths and sponges with rugged, soap-infused disposable towels that are clean and germ-free. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a plastic bag designed especially for wrap sandwiches

Wrap sandwiches are an increasingly popular food option, but their dimensions - long and skinny - are not well suited to existing plastic sandwich bags. New Hercules ClickZip wrap bags are specially designed for wrap sandwiches, offering a snug fit and claimed to keep wraps fresher for longer. New in Australia, this is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new laundry detergent claimed to turbocharge your sex life

Want to improve your sex life? Clean the sheets with new Surf limited-edition Flirty Shades of Surf laundry detergent. New in the UK, this limited-edition laundry detergent "with Scentsual Oils" has a rose and jasmine scent that is claimed to heat up the bedroom in a kinky kind of way. This product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Nov 2014
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Swash innovation by P&G: creating implications across the laundry and personal care space

Today's consumers are increasingly looking for products and systems that can better align with their lifestyles. With two in five global consumers agreeing that they heavily rely on time-saving goods and services and consumers remaining price-conscious, this is driving demand for convenient and cost-effective laundry solutions.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2014
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A step change in creating an aerosol?

An interesting addition to Pack-Track this year is a packaging innovation that could well represent a new way of thinking in creating an aerosol. It is used by Pokon Naturado for its brand Powerspray Rederdissant Buis Conifers. To be clear, I am not referring to the generic packaging term "aerosol" but the creation of a fine mist from a liquid that can be directional and unit-dosed if required.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new toilet paper designed with travel in mind

Summer means vacations for many, and that often means leaving the comforts of home. However, new Sanft & Sicher Classic Extra toilet paper can help to make travel easier, since each roll includes an "innovative mini-roll" designed for traveling, playing sports, or everyday living. New in the Czech Republic, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2014

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