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  • Brands are playing matchmaker with alcohol and food

    30 January 2015

    Alcoholic drinks brands are looking for new ways for consumers to enjoy their products, in a bid to encourage consumers to trade up in an already saturated market.

  • New ingredients shape future of ready meals market

    29 January 2015

    More consumers are feeling time-scarce and view cooking as a chore, turning to convenient ready meals to free up more time for themselves. But to survive in an increasingly health-conscious society, ready meal manufacturers must innovate with new ingredients and premium products.

  • Russian government proposed to add cider and medovukha to list of agricultural products

    23 January 2015

    The Russian government proposed to add cider and medovukha on the list of agricultural products, meaning the industry will enjoy such benefits as TV advertising, tax benefits, and opportunities to capitalise on premiumisation.

  • Less is more when it comes to packaging

    22 January 2015

    The recent economic instability resulted in FMCG manufacturers re-evaluating their packaging strategies in order to appeal to the cash-strapped consumer. This encouraged some to go for the “less is more” philosophy to target those who still look to treat themselves.

  • UK consumers hesitant to try new alcoholic drinks

    21 January 2015

    A new Canadean report finds that eight out of ten consumers who drink alcohol out of their homes rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks. This is concerning as substantial investment is made in developing and marketing new products. However, exciting flavours and seasonal offerings will keep the market from stagnating.

  • Protein: Turning from a fad to a trend

    19 January 2015

    A new Canadean report finds that half of UK consumers are now aware of the health benefits of protein, presenting an expanding opportunity for protein enriched food and drinks.

  • Russia’s economic downturn leads to rise of group buying websites

    15 January 2015

    Russia’s economic instability leads to consumers being more careful about their expenses. However, they still want to treat themselves, pushing group buying sites such as Groupon or in the spotlight, argues Veronika Zhupanova, analyst at Canadean.

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  • Craft and fusion are next steps for cider brands

    13 January 2015

    While the cider market has undergone a revolution over the last two decades, consumers still see cider as a beverage they only turn to occasionally. Manufacturers need to do more to enhance the appeal of cider in the UK – and craft production and sensory fusion is the way to success.

  • Adding value to sugar: Exciting flavours and product innovation

    09 January 2015

    When buying sugar the majority of hot drinks consumers are vastly motivated by price. To avoid a race to the bottom, manufacturers need to come up with new ways to add value, such as flavoured sugar and sugar on wands.