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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new gin with the bite of lobster, literally

Liquor is probably not the first type of alcoholic beverage one would try to pair with food, but that may be changing. Lobstar gin is not only made with real lobster, but is intended to be served alongside the crustacean. New in Belgium, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2015
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Starbucks' "mini" Frappuccino paves way for portion-controlled indulgence

Starbucks in the US has announced the addition of a new "mini" Frappuccino to its menu, in an effort to meet the needs of weight-conscious consumers who still want a little indulgence. The mini blended iced drink measures around 300ml; 50ml less than the - previously smallest "tall" size.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2015
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Discovering green gold: opportunities during an olive oil shortage

Once upon a time in Puglia, a county in Southern Italy, millenary olive groves provided 12% of worldwide olive oil production. Well, following a fairytale plot, a maleficent bacteria disguised with a musical name, Xylella fastidiosa, along with adverse weather conditions contributed to a decline in production of 20% in 2014.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2015
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Are fruit juice makers throwing away their answer to the sugar content conundrum?

It is no secret that the fruit juice industry is increasingly under fire from critics who see it as contributing to the global obesity crisis. With the sugar content of carbonated soft drinks coming under a microscope globally, it was likely only a matter of time before fruit juice faced similar scrutiny. However, are juice-makers actually throwing away the best answer to the sugar content issue?

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: detox beyond juice - a new cereal takes the detox concept into foods

Detoxing is said to rejuvenate the body by ridding it of toxins thought to build up over time. Earnest Eats "detoxifying" hot cereal moves the concept to foods with a high fiber cereal containing ingredients that support digestion, healthy liver function, and the body's natural detox process. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: the first-ever molded paper jug for cat litter

Plastic jug packaging is popular because it is strong and light. However, plastic is made from fossil fuels and has solid waste issues. Purina Pro Plan Renew clumping litter minimizes these issues with a recycled and recyclable molded pulp shell jug that contains zero plastic. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2015
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: 3D printed pack is a gamechanger

A customized pack is nothing unusual in the personal care sector, where both luxury and mainstream brands want to stand out from the competition, but to date no one has taken the same step as Anita's Balm in the quest for a distinctive look that is also eco-friendly, and the company's 3D printed pack is a worldwide first.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2015
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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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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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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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