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Evolving attitudes and beauty approaches drive opportunities for "natural" solutions in South Africa

While being well established within global personal care innovation, "natural" beauty approaches are constantly evolving in line with consumer needs and attitudes. Datamonitor Consumer's research shows that 72% of South Africans agree that health and beauty products made with "natural" ingredients are better for them, creating important growth opportunities in a high potential, diverse market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new cocktail mixer that claims to support a healthy heart

Why should red wine have all of the fun in the heart-healthy alcoholic beverage space? Why indeed, as new PinkCow CardioTonia tonic water is the first tonic water to claim to bolster heart health and enable the creation of new heart-friendly cocktails. New in Spain, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Is Africa the next market for male grooming?

African men have traditionally not focused on grooming regimes, largely embracing their "natural" looks. However, with men around the world becoming more appearance-conscious, it has become socially acceptable for them to follow grooming regimes. According to Datamonitor Consumer's Q4 global survey 2014, 48% of men worldwide think that beauty and grooming products improve their overall appearance.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Are PET packaging containers realizing their design prowess?

Polyethylene terephthalate has been the step-change new material of recent decades, but is it only now starting to exercise its true potential to add feature-rich and shelf standout value for brands on a broader base?

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Targeting the "menopausal" man holds significant opportunities for FMCG brands

Lately we have been hearing a lot about the "manopause", but what is it? The scientific name is "andropause" and it is described as the male equivalent to the menopause. It refers to the declining testosterone levels in men from early middle age, resulting in lower energy, decreased libido, and reduced strength and endurance. FMCG brands could benefit by helping to address this issue.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2015
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Desire for reward and luxury protects premium food and drink sales from Japanese tax increase

Japan has seen negative GDP growth for two consecutive quarters after the state consumption tax increased from 5% to 8% in April 2014, indicating a recession. The tax has no exceptions by product/service category, so the FMCG market has been affected. Despite the slowdown, a keyword that has emerged is "premium," with sales of such products showing resilience and in some cases growth.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new deodorant that may be smarter than you are

New ClickStick electric deodorant is the world's first "smart deodorant." Dispensing gel deodorant with the click of a button, ClickStick has a mobile app that calculates the right amount of deodorant needed - based on your personal needs and activity level - and offers a way to order refills. New in the US, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2014
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The rapid rise of the beauty advent calendar

Traditionally, advent calendars have been associated with the confectionery space and have often been targeted at younger consumers. However, this concept is expanding as innovation concepts traditionally found in food and drink migrate into the personal care space. Advent calendars within the beauty space are now gaining rapid traction as a seasonal "must-have" for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: frozen yogurt that is eaten like a grape and will not melt in your hands

Frozen yogurt makes a challenging on-the-go snack since it can melt quickly and be messy to eat - even in frozen novelty form. But new Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Pearls changes that because this frozen yogurt comes in grape-like "pearls" that encase it in an edible protective skin. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2014

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