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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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Colombia: the next hub for e-commerce

In 2018, the Colombian food retail industry is forecast to have a value of $94.8bn, an increase of 38% from 2013. E-commerce, in particular, has gained ground in Colombia, which has the fourth highest number of Internet users in Latin America. It is, therefore, in the interest of both domestic and foreign companies to invest in this promising sector.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: sunscreen that actually gets better when exposed to water

Sunscreen and water generally do not mix because water tends to wash away the ingredients in sunscreen that offer sun protection. However, new Shiseido WetForce is different because it actually becomes more effective when exposed to water or perspiration. New in Spain, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 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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The power of the beard

The male toiletries market is predicted to see a compound annual growth rate of 3.4% over 2014-19. One of the key reasons for the steady growth of this market has been the rising popularity of facial hair such as beards and moustaches. Consumers are challenging attitudes towards facial hair, creating new opportunities for brands to innovate with products that meet these evolving needs.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2015
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Evolving attitudes in man maintenance

In recent years, the British male grooming market has rapidly evolved, becoming one of the most exciting categories within the personal care space. Products designed for men are no longer confined to functional hygiene products, but now encompass a widening range of exciting and meaningful solutions designed to tap into the growing complexities of today's modern man.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a revolutionary cigarette that heats tobacco instead of burning it

It is no secret that smoking is bad for you, but R.J. Reynolds Revo is the first tobacco-based cigarette that may reduce the health risk of smoking. This new "unconventional cigarette" heats tobacco instead of burning it, so it releases tobacco-flavored vapor instead of cigarette smoke. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
21 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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Getting more personal with skin diagnostics

As consumers enthusiastically embrace the digital era, "DIY health and beauty" is growing in importance, with 81% of smartphone owners globally saying they generally use the Internet to diagnose their health issues before talking to a medical professional. For beauty brands, this presents tremendous potential to offer personalized product recommendations based on instant "skin health" assessment.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: coffee gives yogurt a breakfast boost with a drinkable yogurt shot

Coffee is the quintessential breakfast drink and yogurt is a popular breakfast food. The two join forces in a unique new product targeting busy, on-the-go consumers with President's Choice coffee-flavored yogurt shot. New in Canada, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Apr 2015

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