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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new beverage that turns to ice after you open it

There is cold, and there is ice cold. Asahi Mitsuya Freezing Cider Soft Drink goes a step beyond "ice cold", as this super cooled liquid drink actually turns to an icy slush after the top cap is opened, for a new and novel taste sensation. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 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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Is the UK on the brink of a craft lager revolution?

First we had real ale, and then craft ale, seen as being brewed for taste rather than volume. Are we about to see the rise of craft lager? Consumers' tastes have evolved over the past decade, and taste, provenance, and authenticity are contributing to ale stealing lager's market share, as reported by the BBPA. Lager may be poised to make a comeback by following in craft ale's footsteps.

Published By Datamonitor
11 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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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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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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Bubble tea: a fad or the new trend on the UK high street?

Bubble tea is trendy around the world. It was firstly introduced during the 1980s in Taiwan, and it arrived in the UK in 2011 with Bubbleology. The drink has been known for years in the US, but it was not until recently that it came to Europe. What people like about bubble tea is its originality (it is a drink that is also chewable) and the wide range of flavor combinations that it offers.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2014
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Mexico: craft beer is gaining momentum

Despite the dominion established by the Grupo Modelo/Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma duopoly, the Mexican beer landscape has undergone a shift in the past five years, with craft beer experiencing unprecedented growth, especially in populated cities like Tijuana, Mexico City, and Guadalajara. Supported by recent legislative changes, the category could see serious expansion from its current niche position.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new skin cream that erases underarm dark marks

Regular hair removal can cause the appearance of embarrassing and unsightly underarm dark marks. Now there is a way to eliminate these. Dove True Tone underarm dark mark eraser is the first skin cream of its kind, a night cream designed to remove underarm dark marks that works while you sleep. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2014
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Alcohol beverage "mash-ups" fuel innovation

Should we credit the Cronut for this trend? Since this croissant and donut combination was created by Ney York City's Dominique Ansel Bakery in 2013, bakers have responded with the "biskie" biscuit cookie cake, the "scuffin" scone muffin, and countless other mash-ups. Alcoholic beverage makers appear to have been taking notes, as demonstrated by a recent wave of new mash-ups and hybrid drinks.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2014

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