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Non-celiacs drive gluten-free market growth

When asked the reasons they currently eat or used to eat gluten-free versions of foods, most consumers cite reasons unrelated

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Original Unverpackt: The future of shopping in Germany?

Selling groceries, beverages, household products and cosmetics, Original Unverpackt (Originally Unpackaged) opened its doors in Berlin in September. The store

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The payments opportunity credit card marketers are overlooking

A recent Mintel Report on the payments industry confirmed that, when it comes to bills, consumers continue to prefer checks

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The mission to revive UK beer continues

Last week I attended a roundtable discussion on the second phase of the beer industry’s ‘Let there be beer’ campaign,

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Thought Bubble: What does the future hold for Black Friday in the US and the UK?

Thought Bubble is a regular feature on the Mintel blog highlighting multiple viewpoints on one topic from Mintel’s team of

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Lard’s popularity spreads in Germany

In Germany lard has long been part of a staple meal used as a spread on bread (“Schmalzbrot”), but recently

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5 important things to know about Young Millennials' dining habits

Mintel’s Amanda Topper and Katrina Fajardo provided an in-depth look at how Young Millennials (those aged 18-24) are not only

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Not so sweet: Sugar market review

Sugar has been receiving some bad publicity recently so this month’s Market Review looks at this 155 million tonne market.* Source:

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The trends under the tree: What's influencing the Christmas adverts of 2014?

The lights are rigged in the streets and the event-advertising is hitting our screens: Christmas is here. Regarding the respective

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Packaging's role in decreasing global food waste - and other PackExpo highlights

Mintel’s own packaging experts, David Luttenberger and Viktorija Gnatoka, attended PackExpo in Chicago last week. A key theme of the

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