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Packaging Innovation of the Month: Tiger Tiger shows a simple pouch can change its stripes

In its most basic guise, the flexible pouch can sometimes be regarded as a commodity format and in some product sectors it is still seen as a rather budget option or perhaps used primarily as a refill pack. With a little attention to styling and decoration, however, it can become an attractive piece of packaging with real consumer appeal.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2015
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Tesco admits necessity of mortgage brokers

Tesco Bank, which has sold its mortgages solely through direct channels since entering this market in 2012, is to expand into intermediary distribution as well. This move reflects growing consumer demand for advice in the wake of regulatory changes.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2015
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Putting the phone down on cold calls

The days of being bombarded with nuisance cold calls and text messages may be numbered, with the UK government introducing new laws to tackle the issue.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Competition between Tencent and Alipay set to intensify

Tencent and Alipay have had their biggest showdown so far over digitization of the traditional monetary gifts given in red envelopes for Chinese New Year. With both companies now holding a banking license their battle will escalate in 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Payday loans, meet price comparison

New regulations affecting the payday loan industry have been announced by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which should significantly drive down the costs of payday loans for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Bitcoin edges closer to the mainstream

The last few months have seen numerous businesses throwing their support behind bitcoin, suggesting that the potential of the cryptocurrency is finally being realized.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Nestle hopes for naturally sweet success, but reformulation is risky

Nestle has announced that it is to remove artificial ingredients from its chocolate and confectionery ranges in the US by the end of 2015, but is the "natural" approach really what consumers want?

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a plastic bag designed especially for wrap sandwiches

Wrap sandwiches are an increasingly popular food option, but their dimensions - long and skinny - are not well suited to existing plastic sandwich bags. New Hercules ClickZip wrap bags are specially designed for wrap sandwiches, offering a snug fit and claimed to keep wraps fresher for longer. New in Australia, this is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2015
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US stock market peaks, but investors need alternatives

US stock prices have already tripled since panicky March 2009. There is nothing more exciting for investors than a bullish market, but wealth managers have to start thinking about rebalancing their clients' portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2015
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The impact of the new EU food regulation

The new EU regulation on food information to consumers has arrived, setting out tiered levels of responsibility for food businesses depending on their position in the supply chain. The new text entered into force on 13 December 2014 and affects any food business operator supplying food to the final consumer, including food delivered by mass caterers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015

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