The artificial sweetener industry looks set to experience a number of developments over the next few years, as companies look to bring newer, more innovative products to market.
High-tech signage can provide a better return on investment, but higher licensing and franchising fees will eat into profits.
The market for the sugar alternative could be worth billions.
Long-term interest rates have helped the greenback's rise, but talk of QE tapering are raising new questions.
New applications may help the body repair and regenerate itself after a heart attack or angina incident.
The nanotech drug sector looks particularly promising.
It's 'natural' and works well in blends, and is set to outpace other sugar substitutes in a market with strong growth drivers.
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