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Packaging Innovation of the Month: pop-up pig is sure to please your pooch

Purina Beggin' Party Poppers bacon flavor dog treats are sold in a handy storage tub with a lid that is cutely shaped like a pig's head. The pack immediately catches the eye on shelf and begs to be picked up and examined. Once you do so, you find that the pig's snout is soft and squidgy and can be pushed inwards but quickly pops out again.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2014
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Card-linked loyalty needs issuers on board

Card-linked schemes are crucial to success in loyalty, but a successful scheme depends upon a business model that funds offers using both issuer and merchant partners.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2014
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Sun care in South Africa: changing attitudes toward UV exposure are set to drive this market forward

Protection against UVA and UVB rays is increasingly being incorporated into products in categories other than traditional sun care, such as make-up and haircare. This, combined with changing consumer behaviors and attitudes towards sun care and protection, is creating a dynamic innovation and growth environment for this category both in South Africa and globally.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2014
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Clarity is key for Barclays overdrafts

Barclays' decision to make its UK overdraft charges more straightforward will promote a greater sense of openness and trust in the bank, despite arguably leading to higher charges in many cases.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Barclays scraps passwords for biometrics

Barclays has introduced biometric identification for telephone banking to make identity verification quicker and more secure. However, expansion into more popular channels will make a real difference to the customer experience.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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Whiplash: a painful problem that won't go away

The issue of whiplash and its costs for insurers and consumers continue to afflict the motor insurance space. Urgent action is needed to tackle the problem, which would help bring down the costs of motor insurance significantly.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2014
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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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Who said insurance can't be innovative?

The birth of a new type of insurance is a rare occurrence within the UK market. Yet insurers abroad are developing ever more niche offerings, with China in particular setting an example as to how insurance can be innovative.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2014
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HSBC Wealth takes punt on Aberdeen

As HSBC makes a move into the oil capital of the UK - Aberdeen - the question over Scottish independence doesn't seem to have put off the wealth manager.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: beat the summer heat with a new freezer snack from South Korea

Beating the summer heat usually means cold drinks or ice cream, but what if a snack could cool you down? That is the proposition with Nongshim's corn snack in a new ice corn flavor. This puffed corn snack is intended to be placed in the freezer 20 minutes before consumption. New in South Korea, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2014

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