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Hair conditioners: adapting innovation to suit evolving consumer behaviors and demands

Traditionally, hair conditioners have been used in-shower to soften and smoothen hair. This approach is now changing as consumers seek products that can more effectively maintain hair health and deliver a more satisfactory hair appearance. Therefore, conditioners that go beyond traditional functions, wet-use formats, and "one-size-fits-all" products will cater to evolving demands.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2014
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E-cigarette ban: should e-cigarettes be treated like traditional tobacco products?

As e-cigarettes gain traction as an alternative to traditional cigarettes, in August this year, the World Health Organization has proposed a ban on the use of e-cigarettes in indoor public spaces and the workplace, sparking further debate around their efficacy, safety, and marketing. However, with many consumers using these products as a cessation tool, are these concerns warranted?

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2014
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Australian banks must maximize branch efficiency

Rather than closing branches, Australian banks should reduce the size of existing branches and focus on sales of higher value products, as online banking has taken over as the main transaction channel for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2014
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Packaging Innovation of the Month: three pumps for the perfect drink

Pump dispensers are widely recognized today and are commonly used in the personal care sector for products as wide ranging as toothpaste, shampoo, and facial moisturizers. However, they are rarely seen in consumer-targeted food and drink applications, so Pack-Track was surprised to spot Teisseire's recent introduction in France of pump bottles for some of its most popular beverage syrup flavors.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2014
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Wealth management products on the rise in China

Fueled by new players entering the market, rising wealth levels, and underperforming financial markets, China's wealth management product sector has been growing rapidly. Whether this is good news for the wealth industry remains to be seen.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Aug 2014
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Mortgages the next frontier for P2P lending

After enjoying a boom in personal lending it is time for peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms to look at facilitating mortgages.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2014
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SME insurers should capitalize on customer loyalty

Datamonitor Financial research indicates that SMEs are becoming more loyal and are staying with their provider for longer periods of time. Insurance providers should take advantage of this by building on their customer relationships.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2014
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Amazon Local Register: a gateway to omni-channel retailing

The new Amazon Local Register is a strategic move by Amazon to boost its merchant offering and ensure its long-term commercial relevance. Crucially, it signals that mobile point of sale (mPOS) is a potentially lucrative gateway to omni-channel retailing.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2014
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St.George fingerprint login will boost mobile banking

St.George Bank's decision to adopt fingerprint login technology for its iPhone app will address security concerns around mobile banking, as well as increasing the ease of use associated with this channel.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2014
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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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