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Will vending open up new sales opportunities for beauty brands?

In her recent inspiring webinar The Future of Beauty Innovation, Ramaa Chipalkatti raised the question of future potential trends in beauty retailing, concluding that traditional shops could soon have to make way for vending concepts. However, with the ongoing evolution of e-commerce offering increasingly sophisticated delivery models, is there room for another distribution channel?

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Will the summer's poor diet soft drink sales be the catalyst for jump-starting innovation?

Despite growing interest in health and wellness, large declines in diet soft drink sales of late suggest that the "regular to diet" strategy is unraveling to the point where the entire diet soft drink industry may need a reboot in order to save the future of the category.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2013
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Will solid waste concerns slow the stampede to coffee pod products?

Single-cup coffee products are on fire, with sales of ultra-convenient single-cup concentrates hitting $1.8bn in the US in 2013, according to IRI. The list of brands jumping into the sector is long and growing, with Starbucks' Seattle's Best Coffee brand among the latest entrants, and a new five-flavor line of K-Cup portion packs for the Keurig single-cup brewing system set to debut in March.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2014
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Widespread flooding in Australia will see ongoing consequences for local food market

Various parts of Australia have been struck by devastating floods, the impact of which is having a direct effect on food prices. For at least the next few months, Australian consumers will be faced with a choice: continue supporting local farmers by purchasing local produce at higher prices, or turn to cheaper imports in order to save money.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2011
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Whyte & Mackay boosts spirits portfolio with UK distribution rights for Cockspur

For Whyte & Mackay, gaining the distribution rights for a brand in the fast-growing and lucrative golden rum segment will complement other areas of its spirits brand portfolio. Furthermore, this deal should offer a growth opportunity for Cockspur Rum, allowing it to compete in a segment where only a handful of key brands play.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2010
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Why Kellogg's Special K is emphasizing what consumers can gain through healthy eating

Special K has unveiled a new campaign which focuses on the emotional benefits of following a diet regime rather than the absolute number of pounds shed. It seeks to inspire more positivity and less guilt where weight is concerned, with the intention of helping consumers to stick to their goals. This approach may well help to overcome certain hurdles which have tripped dieters in the past.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2011
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Why eat breakfast when you can drink it?

It happened to typewriters, encyclopedias, film cameras, and rotary telephones, but could the humble cereal dish and spoon soon be a relic of the past, joining these obsolete items on a dusty museum shelf? Maybe not in the immediate future, but recent developments in the breakfast market suggest that tomorrow's breakfast could come from a bottle instead of a bowl.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2013
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Whole Foods Market: Wild Oats merger on track

Whole Foods is offering Gregory Mays, Wild Oats' interim CEO, a $750,000 bonus to stay on until the sale is completed in April. The merger reinforces Whole Foods Market's dominant position in natural and organic food retailing in the US and enables the retailer to compete on a firm footing with its mass market rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2007
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Whole Foods Market: whole lot of loss

Fresh & Wild Ltd, the UK unit of Whole Foods Market, has posted sales of GBP35.9m for the year to September 30, 2007, an increase of 18.5%. However, it also reported a loss of GBP9.9m and, although the GBP2.9m cost of opening a store in Kensington, London, partially accounted for the fall in profitability, it does bring into question the viability of operating a large-scale luxury food concept.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2008
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Whole Foods Market: over here and over priced?

The impact of the global natural and organic retailing champion on British grocery retailing can be felt across the capital already, with Waitrose announcing the launch of its first upmarket food store in Marylebone. Despite an unrivalled organic and natural product offer in the UK, Whole Foods' long term prospects are questionable.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2007

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