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February 21, 2020

What are some of the biggest announcement from consumer brands this week?
Milk it for all its worth. Cadbury is responding to increased pressure to bring back its discontinued products by reviving its Dairy Milk Marble bars - but only in Australia… for now. Of course, British chocolate fans are now expressing their joy and outrage that they won’t be sold in the UK. Consumers love a bit of retro confectionery - and brands aren’t shy with leveraging the nostalgia they induce. But will the novelty - of not being novel… - wear off? Is this why products like this are often brought back for a limited time only?
How to pawsition yourself in a new market. German discount supermarket Aldi is launching a new pet collection to its infamous ‘Special Buy’ middle aisle. The range starts from just 89p and features products from feeding stations to agility sets. Is this pawly just a promotion, or is this a way to test the water for a more established petcare line?

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It’s high time we get some clarity. The Food Standards Agency have announced that CBD suppliers have until 31 March 2021 to apply for ‘novel food’ categorisation - or risk being removed from shelves. This comes just months after the FDA warned consumers that it could not conclude CBD is safe for use food, and warned 15 companies that they were selling products that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

I’m calling it. Almost a year after #foldgate - Samsung’s not so smooth launch of the Galaxy Fold - smartphone retailers are still struggling to bring foldable phones into the market. The Samsung Galaxy Fold Z and Motorola RAZR are both having issues with their foldable screens - basically, they keep breaking. Is it time to hang up on these designs - are they simply not suitable for modern smartphones?