Mintel in the Media is a weekly review, bringing together a selection of the most high profile press stories showcasing Mintel’s data and analysis from around the world. Highlights from the past weeks include:

UK:

The Wall Street Journal EuropeJenny Craig Sale Marks Shift for Nestlé. “Like other food companies, Nestlé is trying to focus on a smaller number of brands that have global scale,” said David Turner, an analyst at Mintel International. Mr. Turner said the company would value brands that could be successful in multiple countries and weed out brands that are local or small.

The Wall Street Journal Europe: Can a National Mustard Museum Catch Up Mustard? A centuries-old pungent paste made from crushed yellow or brown mustard seeds— is more popular than ever, with U.S. sales of $508 million in 2012—an 11% jump since 2007, according to Mintel, a market researcher.

Reuters: UK’s Morrisons’ says online customers can switch from rivals with ‘one click. ‘UK online grocery sales are forecast to grow 16.9 percent to 6.9 billion pounds ($11.2 billion) in 2013, according to market research group Mintel.

Yahoo! News UK & Ireland: UK’s Morrisons’ says online customers can switch from rivals with ‘one click‘. UK online grocery sales are forecast to grow 16.9 percent to 6.9 billion pounds ($11.2 billion) in 2013, according to market research group Mintel.

Financial Times: The rising demand for tattoo removal. “Generation Y have a much more transient view of tattoos because they think they can easily get them removed,” says Catherine Cottney, senior trend analyst at Mintel. “They don’t realise how expensive and painful it is.”

The Guardian: Mild cheddar no longer a big cheese as shoppers demand a stronger flavour. Sales down by 6% while sales of extra mature cheddar and blue cheese have soared, according to figures from Mintel

The Guardian: Prosecco gives Majestic Wine a sparkle. For the UK as a whole, champagne sales have dived from £900m in 2008 to £599m last year and are expected to continue to fall in favour of cava and English sparkling wine as well as prosecco, according to market research firm Mintel.

The Guardian: Jam in crisis? The end of the British breakfast as we know it? … Not likely. The market research company Mintel reported in 2011 that half of those who do eat when they wake up in the UK choose cereal.

The Guardian: Shoppers stick to ethical principles despite financial pressure. The Mintel report – The Rise of New-Fashioned Values – found that 90% of people now write a shopping list before leaving home, 37% plan meals for the full week, and 28% take a packed lunch to work. It also reported that sales of sustainably sourced food at Sainsbury’s had gone up 8.5% over the previous 12 months.

WARC: Ads should reflect changing US families. Mintel, the insights provider, suggested that as grandparents are increasingly involved in bringing up their grandchildren and more same-sex couples become parents, marketers must engage these “new families”.

BBC: Spirited drink: Premium vodka attracting fans. Vodka is the biggest selling alcohol of 2013, with value sales of £2.45bn says Chris Wisson, senior drinks analyst at Mintel. “Vodka does very well ‘on trade’ (sold in pubs, bars, restaurants) as it is very versatile and is a good serve in cocktails, and mixed with soft drinks, so it has more of an advantage over gin, which only goes with tonic,” Mr Wisson explains.

The Independent: Sins of supermarkets is front-page news for Prince. Losing the farm. Farm business income/Supermarket profit. Source: Mintel

BBC Radio 2: Broadcast. Interview with Richard Cope on 2014 Trend Predictions.

City AM: Salmond fuels salmon demand. FLAT whites are so last year. Those on the cutting edge of beverages will be quaffing green vegetable drinks in 2014, according to the consumer clairvoyants at Mintel. The research firm said yesterday that new EU rules on caffeine labelling will push drinkers away from coffee and energy drinks and into natural alternatives.

The Daily Telegraph: Why fish and chips are to batter your pocket. There are just 10,500 chip shops left in Britain, a third of the number during the peak in the Thirties. Earlier this summer, Mintel, the market research company, reported that more fish and chip shops were becoming “posh” as consumers developed a taste for gourmet fast food.

The Daily Telegraph: Nearly one in five adults across the UK is eating less fruit and veg as prices soar. Mintel said that just 24 per cent of the nation were now eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, the Department of Health target.

Evening Standard: Why your waiter has just got dumber and other green shoots.  But in the toughest times, sales dip because few see the state of your skivvies; Mintel reckoned sales of men’s underwear dropped by 2.3 per cent in 2009.

Yahoo! News UK & Ireland: M&S customer base ‘getting older’ as profits fall. Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research at Mintel, says the new ranges at Marks & Spencer are “not sufficiently differentiated”.

Channel 5: M&S customer base ‘getting older’ as profits fall…the end of September. Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research at Mintel, said the new ranges at Marks & Spencer were “not sufficiently differentiated”.

BBC1 Breakfast: Broadcast. Interview to Richard Perks on Marks & Spencer ‘s results.

The Daily Mail: Men who turn into mid-life fitness fanatics may actually be HARMING their health.Researchers Mintel found the biggest growth in bike sales in Britain was among men approaching middle age – more than half of men aged 35 to 44 have one.

The Daily Mail: Mimi Spencer: With the pet industry worth more than £2.7 billion, are we lavishing too much time and money on our pampered pooches and mollycoddled moggies? As Mintel analyst Alex Beckett put it, ‘Considering their owners may have been wolfing down high-profile, poor-quality processed foods recently, you have to wonder whether Britain’s pampered pets are getting the better treatment all round.’

The Irish Daily Mail: As Mintel analyst Alex Beckett put it, ‘Considering their owners may have been wolfing down high-profile, poor-quality processed foods recently, you have to wonder whether Britain’s pampered pets are getting the better treatment all round.

China Daily Europe: Domestic milk market faces gap in supply. China’s milk market volume will grow at an 8.2 percent compound annual growth rate, or CAGR, between 2012 and 2017, compared with the 1.2 percent CAGR estimated for the domestic milk supply during the same period, according to a report released on Wednesday by United Kingdom-based research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

Irish Times: Spending on eating outside the home shows increase. The food service sector, which covers the sale of all food and drink eaten outside the home, generates more than €6 billion in consumer spending, according to the Irish Foodservice Channel Insights report, carried out on behalf of Bord Bia by Mintel. This compares with a peak of €7.24 billion in 2008.

Food Manufacturer: Top four shopping trends for 2014 named by Mintel: The top shopping trend for food, drinks and other grocery items next year will be towards products with international links, predicts market research organisation Mintel.

US

Wall Street Journal: Some food companies ditch “natural” label. A survey last year by Mintel, another market research company, found 51% of Americans seek out “all natural” when food shopping.

Wall Street Journal: Shedding Jenny Craig, Nestle retreats from a quest for scale.  “Like other food companies, Nestlé is trying to focus on a smaller number of brands that have global scale,” said David Turner, an analyst at Mintel International. Mr. Turner said the company would value brands that could be successful in multiple countries and weed out brands that are local or small.

Wall Street Journal: Gelato makers hope foodie flavors will lift frozen treat industry. Frozen-dessert makers see the shift to adventurous flavors as an opportunity to snap up market share, says Lynn Dornblaser, new product expert at market-research firm Mintel. Adjusted for inflation, sales of ice cream including individually wrapped pops and other frozen novelties, have been essentially flat at some $11.2 billion, according to Mintel data.

USA Today: Subway embraces Sriracha sizzling sauce trend. Sriracha showed up as an ingredient on 47 restaurant chain menus last year alone, reports research firm Mintel. “Who would have thought five years ago that this bottle of hot red sauce on the tables at inexpensive Thai restaurants would turn into the latest, hottest ingredient and sauce?” muses Lynn Dornblaser, new products guru at Mintel. “It appears to have done that.”

US News & World Report: Who’s to blame for this year’s early Black Friday? “There’s a shorter window between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so there’s fewer days to shop,” says Ali Lipson, senior retail and apparel analyst at market research firm Mintel. Retailers are adding extra Thanksgiving hours in order to get as much extra shopping-season time in as possible.

Huffington Post: Latinos are the key in US coffee wars. Over a third of U.S. visitors to coffee shops were more likely to drink coffee at home than at a coffee house in 2012, the study by research firm Mintel found.

CNBC: Hispanics hold key to winning US coffee war. But a growing Hispanic population with increasingly greater spending power could be the key to unlocking growth in the coffee market, Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel and author of the report, told CNBC.

LA Times: Some dollar menu items are passing the buck. In the last three years, the number of menu items priced at $1 or less plunged 26% at quick-service restaurants, according to a report from the research firm Mintel.

LA Times: Substitute-meat makers’ art imitates life. All are fighting for a piece of the meat-alternatives market, which has grown 8% from 2010 through last year to $553 million, according to research firm Mintel.

Crain’s Chicago Business: Small-batch food makers vie for space on grocers’ shelves. U.S. sales of specialty foods and beverages, including imports, rose 14.3 percent to $86 billion in 2012, more than double the 6.8 percent increase in the prior year, according to research released in August by Mintel Group Ltd., a London-based market research firm. Nearly 75 percent of consumers said they made a specialty food purchase last year, up 29 percent from 2009, according to Mintel.

Consumer’s Digest: Perception prevails: gluten-free food is more healthful. A report by market-research company Mintel Group indicates that 65 percent of consumers who purchase or eat gluten-free food do so because they believe such food delivers more nutritional benefits than does food that contains gluten, even though no research exists that supports such a notion.

San Francisco Chronicle: UC plants seeds of growth for local farmers. In 2009, Mintel, a global marketing research company, found that 1 in 6 consumers made it a point to buy food grown regionally to support the local economy. Shoppers also perceived that food produced relatively close to home was fresher, better tasting and better for the environment, according to the firm. Last year, Mintel found that 52 percent of consumers polled said that it was even more important to buy local fruits and vegetables than organic produce.

The Detroit News: Deals and duds at the dollar store. About half of those with household incomes of $150,000 a year or more say they shop at dollar stores, a recent survey of 2,000 adults by Chicago-based Mintel found.

Arizona Republic: Americans out of their gourds over pumpkin spice. Pumpkin-spice flavors are composed of traditional holiday ones like vanilla and nutmeg, conveying tradition and comfort, said Julia Gallo-Torres of Chicago-based Mintel Foodservice Reports.

The Denver Post: Going gluten-free in Colorado is popular, but comes with pitfalls. The market grew by 44 percent between 2011 and 2013, and is projected to reach $10.5 billion this year, according to the market-research firm Mintel.

Social Media Today: What do you do online? Qmee and mycleveragency, with a little help from Mintel, have taken a look at what the average online activity is in 2013 So without further ado let’s have a look:

Orange County Register:  The kitchen sink. Now vegetarian- and vegan-related terms are among the biggest name-droppers in the grocery aisles, according to a recent study by consulting and marketing firm Mintel.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Target using scoring system to look at product sustainability. A recent survey conducted by the agency with Mintel, a global research organization, found that 70 percent of U.S. adults are trying to make conscious decisions regarding health and wellness. Another 9 percent claim to be in control of their health and wellness already.

National Provisioner: The breakfast balance beam. According to Mintel’s September 2012 “Breakfast Foods – US” report, bacon did increase on breakfast dishes 19.1 percent from 2009 to 2012, during its hey-day.

Creditcards.com: Layaway 2013: survives recession’s end, but evolves. In a report this summer by the market research company Mintel, only 11 percent of the 2,000 consumers it surveyed said they used layaway for their holiday purchases.

Brazil

MSN Dinheiro: Um em cada dez brasileiros frequenta redes de fast-food todos os dias.  De acordo com uma pesquisa da Mintel, 73% dos brasileiros comeram em restaurantes fast-food nos últimos seis meses.

Supermercado Moderno: Os jovens e seus Cabelos. O lançamento de produtos para cuidados com os cabelos cresceu  7% entre 2009 e 2012 no Brasil. Entre os consumidores que mais cuidam das madeixas estao mocas e rapazez de 16 a 24 anos. É o que mostra pesquisa da Mintel.

Info Money: Um em cada dez brasileiros frequenta redes de fast-food todos os dias – InfoMoney. De acordo com uma pesquisa da Mintel, 73% dos brasileiros comeram em restaurantes fast-food nos ultimos seis meses.

Meio & Mensagem: Uma mesa para chamar de sua.  Aqueles que optam em comer fora, segundo pesquisa da Mintel, se mostram preocupados com o tempo disponível: em media, quatro em cada cinco consumidores declararam que o tempo é responsável por definir o local da refeição.

Brasil Econômico: Redes de fast-food vao faturar R$ 75 bi em 2018. A Mintel preve um crescimento de 47% no numero de lojas de fast food no Brasil, estimando que havera 480 mil estabelecimentos ate 2018.

Veja: Consumo mundial de pão de queijo e cerveja brasileira deve aumentar em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode aumentar significativamente no mundo em 2014 – e o mesmo deve acontecer com o guaraná e a cerveja brasileira. É o que diz a pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

Epoca Negocios: Produtos brasileiros vao decolar em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode decolar pelo mundo em 2014. A mesma coisa pode acontecer com o guaraná e com a cerveja brasileira. Essa é uma das apostas da pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

IG Economia: Pão de queijo e guaraná vão decolar com a Copa de 2014 Produtos brasileiros serão tendências de consumo, apontou pesquisa da consultoria Mintel.

RBV News: Produtos brasileiros vão decolar em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode decolar pelo mundo em 2014. A mesma coisa pode acontecer com o guaraná e com a cerveja brasileira. Essa é uma das apostas da pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

Intelog: Mundo vai consumir o Brasil em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode decolar pelo mundo em 2014. A mesma coisa pode acontecer com o guaraná e com a cerveja brasileira. Essa é uma das apostas da pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

O Estado de S. Paulo: Mundo vai consumir o Brasil em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode decolar pelo mundo em 2014. A mesma coisa pode acontecer com o guaraná e com a cerveja brasileira. Essa é uma das apostas da pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

NSN Brazil: Produtos brasileiros vao decolar em 2014 Pão de queijo e guaraná estão entra as apostas da pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel

Info Money: Embalada pela Copa, “Marca Brasil” despontará em 2014 A Copa de 2014 vai fazer o mundo se apaixonar por tudo o que é brasileiro. É o que prevê a empresa de pesquisa de mercado Mintel, que nomina as oportunidades para a “Marca Brasil” como uma das quatro tendências de consumo em 2014.

EcoFinanças:  Consumo mundial de pao de queijo e cerveja brasileira deve aumentar em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode aumentar significativamente no mundo em 2014 -e o mesmo deve acontecer com o guaraná e a cerveja brasileira. É o que diz a pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria.

GP1: Consumo mundial de pao de queijo e cerveja brasileira deve aumentar em 2014 O consumo do pão de queijo pode aumentar significativamente no mundo em 2014 – e o mesmo deve acontecer com o guaraná e a cerveja brasileira. É o que diz a pesquisa anual sobre as tendências do consumo britânico da consultoria Mintel.

Europe

Die Welt: Chinesen entdecken den Schrebergarten. “Solche Nachrichten bringen mehr und mehr Menschen dazu, ihren Lebenswandel zu überdenken”, sagt Nelly Mao, China-Analystin beim Informationsdienst Mintel.

Berliner Morgenpost: Chinas Großstädter flüchten vor dem Smog aufs Land. Gerade wieder ist ein achtjähriger Junge in Shanghai an Lungenkrebs erkrankt. “Solche Nachrichten bringen mehr und mehr Menschen dazu, ihren Lebenswandel zu überdenken”, sagt Nelly Mao, China-Analystin beim Informationsdienst Mintel.

ABC: La nación de chocolate. Una investigacion de Mintel ha arrojado luces a este fenomeno: Alemania ha devorado mas de 5,5 billones de euros en chocolates y aunque es un tres por ciento menos de lo consumia en 2010.

El Economista: Los alimentos bajos en ganan adeptos. Una tendencia que ha provocado que en los ultioms ocho anos el lanzamiento de este tipo de productos se haya duplicado en todo el mundo, segum los datos de Mintel que Ainia ha recogido

Wirtschafts Woche: Freshpet: Bio für den Bullterrier – Handel – Unternehmen. Die Hersteller setzen bei der Vermarktung auf Trends und Emotionen: das Interesse der Amerikaner an gesünderer Ernährung, die wachsende Popularität von Bionahrung und die Tendenz, Haustiere zu vermenschlichen. „Die Menschen denken an ihre Tiere nicht als Tiere, sondern als Familienmitglieder“, sagt Molly Maier von der Marktforschungs firma Mintel Group. „Sie wollen die Mitglieder ihrer Familie mit dem gleichen Respekt behandeln wie sich selbst.”

Handelsblatt: Bio für den Bullterrier.Die Hersteller setzen bei der Vermarktung auf Trends und Emotionen: das Interesse der Amerikaner an gesünderer Ernährung, die wachsende Popularität von Bionahrung und die Tendenz, Haustiere zu vermenschlichen. „Die Menschen denken an ihre Tiere nicht als Tiere, sondern als Familienmitglieder“, sagt Molly Maier von der Marktforschungsfirma Mintel Group. „Sie wollen die Mitglieder ihrer Familie mit dem gleichen Respekt behandeln wie sich selbst.”

Food and Drink Business Europe: Germany Now Accounts for a Quarter of the Western European Chocolate Confectionery Market. Indeed, according to latest research by Mintel, Germany accounted for a quarter (24%) of the Western European chocolate confectionery market in 2012, equating to a retail market value of £4.6 billion.

The Gulf Today: Value menu makeovers at fast-food outlet. In the past three years, the number of menu items priced at $1 or less plunged 26 percent at quick-service restaurants, according to a report from the research firm Mintel.

Gulf Business: Interview: Rise Of Homeopathy In Gulf. Market research analyst Mintel estimates that US retail sales of homeopathic and herbal remedies reached $6.4 billion in 2012 and are expected to hit $7.5 billion by 2017.

IOL: It’s fresh, it’s organic, it’s dog food. “People think of their pets not as pets, but as members of their family, and they want to treat the members of their family with the same respect as they treat themselves,” said Molly Maier, senior analyst at market research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

 IOL: Middle-age exercise tips. Researchers Mintel found the biggest growth in bike sales in Britain was among men approaching middle age – more than half of men aged 35 to 44 have one.

APAC

Reuters India:  UK’s Morrisons’ says online customers can switch from rivals with “one click.“UK online grocery sales are forecast to grow 16.9 percent to 6.9 billion pounds ($11.2 billion) in 2013, according to market research group Mintel.

Business Standard: Bacardi campaign opts for resilience over rum. As with other liquor, consumption of rum is highest among younger drinkers. While 20 per cent of all consumers drank rum in the last six months, that jumps to 32 per cent for those 21 to 24 and to 30 per cent for those 25 to 34, according to a survey by Mintel, a market research firm.

Yahoo!7 Finance: Who’s to Blame for This Year’s Early Black Friday?“There’s a shorter window between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so there’s fewer days to shop,” says Ali Lipson, senior retail and apparel analyst at market research firm Mintel. Retailers are extra Thanksgiving hours in order to get as much extra shopping-season time in as possible.

和讯网 : 星巴克开首家茶吧背后:咖啡大佬的茶叶生意经    据知名研究机构Mintel对美国茶饮市场的分析报告,“随着茶在美国市场的普及度日益提高,也向制造商开放了一个强调茶叶天然味道、种类以及各类搭配方 式的市场。通过培训,茶商有能力将茶叶制作成为类似咖啡的优质饮料。” 即饮茶市场开始兴起 / 近年来,美国茶叶进口量猛增,…

一财网 : 抗衰老产品到底靠不靠谱?    数据显示,从2008年到2011年,新的抗衰老护肤产品数量增长了87%。Mintel的全球护肤市场分析师Christopher Lindsley告诉《第一财经周刊》,抗衰老的护肤产品和服务2012年在美国的市场规模达到22亿美元,预计2015年在欧洲五个主要国家将达到 75.9亿欧元;…

新民网 : 中国本土品牌叫阵西方快餐巨头  据英敏特信息咨询有限公司近期的一份报告显示,“只有25%的中国消费者认为西方快餐比中式快餐健康且质量好。”这与数年前的数据有明显变化。 炸鸡、汉堡等食品的高热量、高脂肪,与日益注重养生的中国消费者渐行渐远。“味千拉面调料门”“肯德基豆浆门”等食品安全事件,更让洋快餐一度陷入尴尬。 …

人民网 : 德媒:越来越多中国人花钱追求“健康生活”  “中国消费者的健康意识正提高”,英敏特信息咨询公司的中国专家毛说,“健康食品和生活方式的需求迅速增加。”据估计,到2017年中国有机食品的生产预 计将增长20%至30%。数据显示,中国有机市场年销售额已超过10亿美元。2011年上海还诞生了第一家绿色酒店,至今接待客人6万多,…

Ebrun: 婴童用品借力移动互联网 行业发展升级  英敏特预计到2017年,中国婴幼儿护理品市场将增长约53%,销售额将达到64.97亿元人民币。分析称,新产品的推出,尤其是高端品牌的推陈出新使市 场变得更加多元化,将作为催化剂增加消费者对产品的兴趣,并推动市场向高端化发展。 全力塑造强势品牌。年轻父母,一贯秉承他们追求时尚、彰显个性的特质. It is understood that in 2011, China’s infant care market value of 3.837 billion yuan. Mintel forecasts that by 2017, China’s infant care market will grow by about 53%, sales will reach 6.497 billion yuan.

Global Times: A new flavor. Only one-in-four Chinese thought Western fast food was healthier and better quality than Chinese alternatives, said a recent report from Mintel.

Business Times: Chinese fast food chains eating into KFC, McDonald’s market share. Lunch at Dicos costs less than 17 yuan (RM8.88) compared with a similar offering from KFC, which costs 25 yuan (RM13.03), according to Mintel.

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