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New Consumer Products to Watch for in 2012

These new items have the potential to be big hits


From a game-changing laundry detergent from Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) to customized Kleenex tissue boxes from Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), consumer goods companies hope to capture buzz — and your grocery dollars — with these inventive new products for 2012.

From USA Today’s Trend Alert, here are five of its 10 New Products to Watch:

1. Tide Pods
Cost: $15.99 for 57 pods
Company says: “This revolutionary new three-chamber liquid unit dose form is an ultra-convenient, 3-in-1 laundry product that cleans, fights stains and brightens.”

2. MyKleenexTissue2.0
Starts at $5.99
Company says: “Building your own personalized MyKleenexTissue Oval tissue carton is a quick and easy process.”

3. Kraft (NYSE:KFT) Sizzling Salads Dinner Kits
Company says:
“Complete with perfectly paired cooking sauces, like Zesty Fajita and Teriyaki Ginger, and salad dressings, such as Barbecue Ranch and Toasted Sesame, the Kraft Sizzling Salads line lets the consumer add his/her own chicken and vegetable choices for a delicious dinner in less than 20 minutes.

4. SC Johnson’s All-in-One Cleaning System
$2.99 plus the cost of the concentrates, sold separately
Company says:
“A smart twist on cleaning. Choose three of five trusted cleaning products all in one compact device.”

5. General Mills’ (NYSE:GIS) Dulce de Leche Cheerios
Company says:
“In Latin America, dulce de leche is a traditional thick caramel sauce. This flavor debut marks the first dulce de leche product in the ready-to-eat cereal category.”

Visit USA Today for more details on these products and to see its full list.

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