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CommentWire
CommentWire

Thresher Group: Blockbuster competition

Thresher Group is looking to become a one-stop shop for all that a consumer could want for a good night in. Alongside its alcoholic drinks range it is planning to offer indulgent meals as well as movies to rent. This move highlights a trend towards offering an occasion-specific proposition and the lucrative potential of targeting 'staying in'.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2003
Expert View
Expert View

Organic growth hampered by price barriers

The organic food and drinks sector is likely to see impressive growth over the next five years. While opportunities are open to manufacturers and retailers, educating consumers on the benefits of natural and organic food and drinks is vital. Datamonitor's Daniel Bone argues that otherwise marketers are going to find it increasingly difficult to justify the current price premiums...

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

McDonald's: unlikely crusader against obesity

A three-tiered balanced lifestyle initiative by McDonald's [MCD] launched this week is the largest initiative so far by the private sector in the fight against obesity in the US. Staged for rollout over the course of 2004, the fast food giant is clearly hoping to reposition itself to the 'good' side of one of the US's biggest health battles.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Domino's Pizza: a slice of the healthy life

Following the lead of several other fast-food companies, Domino's has announced that it will begin offering healthy salads alongside its pizzas. As companies such as McDonald's [MCD] and Burger King have begun to streamline their images and trim the fat, Dominos is taking longer to realize that healthy eating is now more than just a trend.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bighams: full steam ahead

Bighams, the ready-to-cook specialist, has clearly recognized that consumers are increasingly unwilling to trade quality for convenience. Consumers' prepared meal requirements are now more sophisticated and providers must offer more than ease and speed of preparation.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Londis: a mutually beneficial arrangement

After months of agitated and often acrimonious deliberations, Londis shopkeepers have finally sold the chain to Musgrave for GBP60 million. The Irish group will be pleased to have won a slice of the lucrative convenience store sector, but to succeed in the long term it must look to take Londis upmarket.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

New food launches July-Sept: candy makers leave chocolate behind

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

McDonald's: new healthy menu revitalizes European sales

The world's largest restaurant chain, McDonald's [MCD], has announced a rise in sales indicating a revival of its fortunes in Europe. The chain experienced a range of bad publicity last year, culminating in the film Super Size Me. McDonald's has been diligent in its efforts to cater for changing consumer trends, but it needs to ensure this focus is sustained.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Food technology: 21st century fat fighters

In an interview with the BBC, Dr Gary Frost of Hammersmith Hospital, London, suggested that the obesity crisis might be tackled by replacing unhealthy ingredients of processed foods with healthier substitutes. However, aside from the potential ethical and production issues surrounding such a scheme, tackling the root of the problem rather than the symptoms remains a far more appropriate method.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

New food launches Nov-Jan: ice cool in winter

Published By Datamonitor
14 Mar 2005

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