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The potential implications for UK pubs and bars of e-cigarette regulation

In 2006-07 a smoking ban was introduced across the UK, contributing to a 10% fall in on-trade beer sales. The effect was felt hardest by smaller local pubs, and the ban encouraged chain pubs to focus on food. With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes now helping to offset the effect of the ban, what will the likely effects on UK pubs and bars be when e-cigarettes start being regulated?

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Restaurants tap into the app revolution

Consumers' desire to reduce complexity in their environments and maximize leisure time fuels the development of the UK app economy, which is today estimated at GBP4bn. The recent influx of foodservice-focused apps encourages businesses to reconsider the traditional consumer journey by adapting to consumers' mobile lifestyles.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new egg product that will have you seeing double

Two is better than one when it comes to cars, vacations, desserts, and even eggs. Central Food Hall double-yolk egg is a new premium egg that not only has an authentic farm look, but features an unusual double yolk and is packaged in a distinctive, gold-hued metal "cage" box. New in Thailand, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: don't throw away those cupcake cups, eat them!

Cupcakes make a great dessert item, but generate waste since paper or foil cupcake cups must be tossed after use. Not anymore, thanks to new Dr. Oetker edible wafer cupcake cases. These cupcake cups are "bake-stable" and edible, so they can be eaten along with the cupcake itself. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2014
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Brazil: unlocking the potential of dairy functional foods for the aging population

Mounting health awareness among Brazilian consumers has resulted in a quest for food and beverage products that go beyond their basic nutritional functions. These functional products have seen a surge in popularity - especially in the Brazilian dairy segment, with yogurts leading the way - and are offering opportunities for companies to target an untapped niche: the senior consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2014
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Casual is the new norm

Just as with many other aspects of our modern lives, our eating habits change with time. Dining out is becoming more casual, and this presents implications for restaurateurs.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: a herb garden in your fridge

We are all guilty of buying jars of dried herbs and spices for use in a particular recipe, only for them to lurk at the back of the kitchen cupboard, often never used again. Equally, we all know that fresh herbs taste great, but pre-packaged cut varieties only have a short shelf life and not everyone has the space or green fingers required to cultivate their own herb garden at home.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2014
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Private label: untapped opportunities for the Brazilian dairy market

Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and its high consumption of dairy products should be supported to continue this performance. Branded domination means that there is an opportunity for domestic and foreign stores to launch their own private labels, which can be more competitive on price. This move will only be successful, however, if quality and innovation are high.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2014
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The expansion of frozen yogurt franchises

Frozen yogurt franchises are spreading worldwide. This trend began in the US, where two young men opened a store in 2005, called Pinkberry. This company now has almost 250 stores and is present in 19 countries on four continents. It spread to the UK, and frozen yogurt bars are now expanding across the country, with names such as Yoomoo, Tutti Frutti, Samba Swirl, Moosh, Yogland Yuforia, and Snog.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2014
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China: the new Eldorado for foreign cheese-makers

Despite the 2008 scandal when tainted melamine was found in milk and infant formula, China's dairy imports are expected to see growth of over 20% in 2014, led by milk. In particular, processed cheese has gained momentum and its consumption has expanded over the recent past as Chinese consumers develop an appetite for Western flavors, leaving untapped opportunities for foreign producers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014

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