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:

US

USA Today Hershey explores removal of corn syrup It has commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online and with reporters

Fortune Food in 2015: get ready to eat crickets Research firm Mintel says gluten-free everything is now an $8.8 billion market, with 22% consumer adoption. Today, Mintel says 44% of people think gluten-free is a fad—up from 33% last year.

Time Magazine Hershey explores replacing high fructose corn syrup with sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

CBS News Hershey’s might ditch corn syrup for sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Wall Street Journal Get credit card rewards–plus no interest due for months Borrowers with high credit scores will find it the easiest to get no-interest deals. Most card issuers mail the offers to specific consumers. Of the credit-card solicitations lenders mailed during the third quarter, 76% included a no-interest offer, according to Mintel Comperemedia, a Chicago-based firm that tracks credit-card mail offers.

Fox News Hershey’s considering removal of corn syrup The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Consumer Reports How to get a great-looking pair of cheap glasses Just 38 percent of Americans buy their glasses from an eye doctor or optometrist, according to Mintel, a market-­research firm. Instead, they are turning to inexpensive places such as Walmart Vision Center and Costco Optical.

Consumer Reports The best everyday products Gone are the days when a weekly outing to one store for all household needs was the norm. Not surprisingly, supermarket sales have plunged about 13 percent over the past 20 years, according to Mintel, a research company in Chicago.

NBC Chicago Hershey’s considers replacing corn syrup with sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Yahoo! Finance How to get a great-looking pair of cheap glasses Just 38 percent of Americans buy their glasses from an eye doctor or optometrist, according to Mintel, a market-­research firm.

Bloomberg Businessweek Hershey explores removal of corn sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Bloomberg Businessweek  Marketers take aim at millennials’ money  “Young millennials may not have the most discretionary income, but they are willing to spend a little more for a quality dining experience,” according to a 2014 report by market research firm Mintel.

Huffington Post Hershey explores removal of corn sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

ABC News Hershey explores removal of corn sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

CNBC Real men don’t cry–but they are exfoliating. Say hello to ‘mampering; “The unisex products are becoming more obsolete,” said Gabriela Elani, home and personal care analyst for market research firm Mintel. Since 2012, beauty and personal care launches specifically targeted at men have increased globally by more than 70 percent, according to Mintel. In 2014, total U.S. sales for the men’s personal care market hit $4.1 billion, up 6.7 percent from 2012 and 19 percent from 2009, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of the beauty industry. Mintel predicts sales will grow to $4.6 billion by 2019.

CNBC Hershey weighs dropping high-fructose corn syrup The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Forbes Parents’ food concerns forcing the $6.5 billion baby food business to grow up The Mintel report notes almost half of new launches from 2007-2012 touted the organic claim and sales in natural supermarket channels saw a 63% increase during 2011–2013.

Forbes The flavors that could be hits in 2015 When researchers at Mintel asked consumers about their current habits and preferences, 57% say they are adventurous eaters while 82% claim to be “open to trying new flavors.”

Huffington Post Hershey poised to make a major change to their iconic chocolate syrup The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

US News & World Report Hershey chocolate exploring removal of corn syrup It has commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online and with reporters. For instance, the association notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Daily Finance Hershey explores removing high-fructose corn syrup It has commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online and with reporters. For instance, the association notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Advertising Age Purina navigates China’s complex market where owners often cook for their pampered pets Retail sales of pet food increased more than 31% by value from 2012 to 2013 to reach $4.3 billion, according to research firm Mintel. Nestlé’s Purina pet food entered the market in 2003; with brands including Pro Plan, Dog Chow, Friskies and Fancy Feast, it was the No. 2 player in China in 2013, after Mars Inc., with a 6.2% market share by value, according to Mintel.

Orange County Register Seeing dollar signs in millennial marketing “Young millennials may not have the most discretionary income, but they are willing to spend a little more for a quality dining experience,” according to a 2014 report by market research firm Mintel.

CSP Magazine Confection: a sweet surrender? “In other words, 46% would buy chocolate at the inflated price,” says Marcia Mogelensky, insight manager, food and drink for Mintel. “Applying this to the other types of chocolate, you can see that just under half of chocolate eaters will keep buying the products. It takes a lot before they dig in their heels.”

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery The heart of better health In fact, according to Mintel’s Feb. 2013 “Attitudes Toward Sodium” report, from 2009–2013, sodium levels decreased 10.6 percent in bread products.

Baking Business The growing gluten free market Mintel International estimates the market for gluten-free foods has grown 63% during 2012-14, and the company estimates it will achieve $8.8 billion in sales in 2014

Natural Products Insider South American harmonization As is the case throughout South America, vitamins and minerals are the biggest supplement category in Brazil, posting 2013 sales of more than 900 million, with sales expected to top $1 billion in 2016, according to Mintel.

CU Insight 5 credit card predictions for 2015 Andrew Davidson, a senior vice president at Mintel Comperemedia, a market research firm that studies credit card offers, agrees. “As the economy strengthens and delinquency rates remain low, instead of targeting consumers with high FICO scores, they’re extending offers to consumers with less-than-stellar credit.”

Prepared Foods 2015 flavor trends Mintel expects the Ready-To-Drink coffee market, which includes refrigerated and shelf-stable products, to grow to $2.6 billion by 2020.

Gourmet Retailer Gluten-free sales expected to rise Mintel reports that its research indicates the gluten-free food market is estimated to reach sales of $8.8 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 63 percent from 2012-14

Canada

The Globe and Mail Hershey explores removal of corn syrup in favour of sugar The association said it has also commissioned market research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online. For instance, the group notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

Western Grocer Specialty Brands According the The State of the Speciality Food Industry 2014, compiled by Mintel International for the Speciality Food Association (SFA), sales of speciality brands in North America increased by 19.4 per cent between 2011-2013, the majority by double-digit percentages.

Canadian Pizza Magazine Gluten-free will hit $8.8 billion in sales in 2014: Mintel The popularity of gluten-free products has grown steadily over the last two years and the sector is expected to hit $8.8 billion in sales in 2014, reports Mintel International.

The Globe and Mail Business oddities: talk about a bull market British shoppers are expected to spend about 20 per cent more than usual on the day, according to researcher Mintel.

UK and Ireland

BBC News Tesco Profits Warning Live interview with Director of Retail Research, Richard Perks

Independent.ie Food intolerance: trend or epidemic? Market research company Mintel says that the US gluten-free market was worth $10.5bn last year.

Heart Radio – More Music Variety More Of Cambs Gets SuperFast Connections Online sales are expected to surge by 13% this festive season with a quarter of customers doing their shopping for gifts and food online; 41% using smartphones and 35% using tablets, according to Mintel.

Sunday Express Sales boom sees Harvey Jones serve up expansion Sales of kitchens will rise by more than 13.1 per cent by 2018, according to market research firm Mintel.

The Times Fashion statement that shows who you really are The ability for customers to have some sort of input into what they buy has crossed into every industry,’ says Tamara Sender of Mintel, the market researcher.

The Grocer Do sarnies stack up? According to Mintel, price sensitivity is a particular challenge in the lunch market: 81% of everydat lunch purchasers spend £4.99 or less, 47% £3.49 or less.

Financial Times Man meets moisturiser According to Mintel, sales of men’s skincare products rose last year to £95.1m, up from £85.4m in 2012, and are forecast to reach £96.2m in 2014.

The Guardian E-cards for a happy (and green) Christmas Does your heart sink when you receive an e-card? They should be the perfect way to enjoy an environmentally friendly Christmas yet less than a quarter of us are prepared to send one, according to Mintel.

Waitrose Weekend Speciality British breads on the rise Sales or specilaity breads in the UK have surged by eight per cent in the last five years, according to market research firm Mintel, while specialist bakery-cum-cafes, like Gail’s and Le Pain Quotidian, continue to grow in popularity.

Daily Mail Mamils (middle-aged men in Lycra) make Oxford dictionary debut: Word among 1,000 new entries including al desko and lolcat MAMIL has been in use since at least 2010 after research by retail analyst Mintel suggested there had been a surge in men of a certain age taking up cycling when they might once have invested in a motorcycle or sports car.

The Economist Merlin and the mouse In spite of the continent’s economic problems, Mintel, a market-research firm, also expects overall demand for theme-park entertainment to grow strongly in Europe over the next few years.

Forecourt Trader Bring on spring According to Mintel’s Seasonal Shopping report from August, 68% of consumers spend money on Easter products and services; 64% spend on Mother’s Day items; and 55% spend on stuff for Valentine’s Day.

The Telegraph Whatever happened to feckless youth? Young people more cultured than ever Seperate analysis by the consumer research group Mintel designated today’s young people as ‘the most sensible’ generation in recent memory. It found, for example, that pensioners are now almost twice as likely as students to drink at home every day.

The Guardian Hershey considers removing high-fructose corn syrup from products in favor of sugar The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online.

Daily Mail Hershey plans to remove high-fructose corn syrup from candy as consumers shun ingredient linked to weight gain and diabetes The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online.

Yahoo! Finance UK Unilever buys top selling US gelato-maker Talenti In the United States, ice cream sales also slowed last year as a result of tough economic times, said British-based food and drinks business research company Mintel.

Yahoo! Finance UK Hershey exploring removal of corn syrup It has commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online and with reporters. For instance, the association notes in media materials that “67% of consumers agree that moderation is more important than specific sweetener types.”

City AM Black Friday, Cyber and Manic Mondays set to break all records Market analysts Mintel suggested that Britain’s total internet Christmas shopping bill would be £4.7bn, with shoppers in London and the south east spending around a third of that.

Daily Mail Smartphones and tablets boost Cyber Monday sales: More than a third of sales thought to have been made using devices Retail experts Mintel are predicting a three per cent increase in spending this December compared to a year ago – taking the total to some £36.5billion.

Evening Standard Shoppers set to spend £1.5bn in Cyber Monday buying frenzy Research by market analysts Mintel found Britain’s total internet Christmas shopping bill is expected to be £4.7 billion, with London and the South East making up around 33 per cent of that.

Vanity Fair House Special According to Mintel, the UK menswear market grew by 18 percent over the past five years and is worth a whopping £12.9 billion. In 2013, as many as 91 percent of all British men bought clothes, and interest in trend tracking is at an all-time high.

The Guardian Cyber Monday to kick off December retail spree Mintel analyst James Mercer said it was difficult to compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the former was manufactured by retailers whereas the latter is a spending spike created by the first Monday after many Britons banks their last pre-Christmas pay cheque.

Daily Mail Now men join fake tan craze Mintel analyst Roshida Kahnom said: ‘As we gear up for winter, our research shows young men are looking to extend the summer look.’

Daily Mail Meet your makers Despite books, films and music going digital, tangible products are still in demand. According to recent research from Mintel, 44 per cent of Brits think that ‘part of the magic of reading is holding a book and turning the pages.’ And in another Mintel study last year into music and film, more than a fifth of people said that they prefer to own physical discs because they like having a collection to show people.

The Grocer focus on… cheese Snacks face crunch as kids ditch lunchboxes According to analysis by Mintel, the impact of the free school meals deal could be huge: 42% of parents of 0 to 5-year-olds who buy cheese use it in their kids’ packed lunch.

The Grocer All change for cheese as EU milk pool deepens “This would put pressure on British cheese producers,” notes Mintel analyst Richard Ford.

The Grocer UK catching up with Europe on lactose free “The launch by a big established brand is likely to give other operators the confidence to explore this still niche area of the market,” says Mintel senior food and drink analyst Richard Ford.

Retail Week For better or worse, Black Friday is here to stay A recent survey by Barclays suggests that almost two thirds of retailers are gearing up to run Sales on Firday, while Mintel predicts the event will be twice the size of last year’s.

Retail Week Does ethical still equal expensive? New research by Mintel, offered exclusively to Retail Week, shows that 36% of Brits consider high animal welfare to be important when buying poultry products to cook at home, but a greater number (53%) are more interested in low price.

Research Live Friday turns black in the UK In 2013, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving – supposedly named as it is the point at which American retailers begin to turn a profit, or go ‘into the black’ – is estimated by Mintel to have generated about £100 million sales in the UK with this year further exceeding that.

Bloomberg Police Called to Tesco Shops Amid U.K. Black Friday Disturbances Britons are expected to spend 200 million pounds ($314 million) more today than the average, according to researcher Mintel. That’s about 20 percent more than a typical December Friday, and roughly double last year’s increase, Mintel says.

The Blog – Huffington Post It May Not Be Catwalk But It’s Still Designer Mintel classes the category that boutique designers fall under, premium womenswear, as a £5bn global market, with 6m female shoppers in the UK alone.

EMEA

Nooz.gr Τα τεχνητά γλυκαντικά δεν είναι τόσο… αθώα! Η εταιρεία ερευνών Mintel εκτιμά ότι το 5,5% των νέων προϊόντων που εμφανίστηκαν στη διεθνή αγορά το 2013, περιείχαν τουλάχιστον μία τεχνητή γλυκαντική ουσία, έναντι ποσοστού 3,5% το 2009.

NutraIngredients.com ‘Artificial’ caffeine is becoming a blacklisted ingredient: Mintel According to Mintel research, new energy drink labelling requirements meaning high content drinks must carry an on-pack warning, would deter nearly half od consumers from some European countries purchasing.

Premium Beauty News Consumers take control as customisation in beauty grows Mintel have recognised this ‘Customisation’ trend as instrumental in the 2014 beauty world as many are no longer willing to be passive recipients of cookie-cutter skincare, haircare and make-up products.

Fleischwirtschaft.com Budget foods replaced by premium products New research from Mintel reveals that traditional ‘budget’ foods such as pizza are being replaced with premium products at a low price point.

EmotionSpa-Mag.com La cosmétique Homme, parité oblige En 2010, dans son ensemble, il pesait 6,6 milliards d’euros avec une progression attendue à 7,2 milliards d’euros en 2014, soit une progression de 8 % (Mintel).

Lider Spajanje zemaljskog i virtualnog svijeta u svijet bez predrasuda U moru profesionalnih vidovnjaka i pedantnih istraživača istaknula se, među ostalima, kompanija Mintel koja je, navodno, tata-mata u izvještavanju o novim trendovima.

Food Navigator Biovittoria CEO cites Zevia, claims a ‘lot of interest’ in monk fruit, stevia blends Thorrold insists that, used in beveragesat levels from 50ppm-500ppm, monk fruit has characteristics stevia doesn’t possess; there’s no doubt the ingredient’s popularity is increasing – Mintel told us in May 2013 that launches of food and drink using LHG had tripled over the previous five years.

Premium Beauty News The dry shampoo category continues to grow and highlights new beauty assets The dry shampoo category has catapulted from only one percent of all new shampoo launches in 2009, to five percent in 2014, according to analysts at Mintel Group.

Confectionery News Hershey may answer consumer calls to ditch corn syrup No high fructose syrup’ claims featured on around 2.35% of the 20,000+ new products launched in the US in 2013, compared with 2.3% of news products launched in 2012, and 1.56% in 2010, according to data from Mintel.

Limun.hr Spajanje zemaljskog i virtualnog svijeta u svijet bez predrasuda U moru profesionalnih vidovnjaka i pedantnih istraživača istaknula se, među ostalima, kompanija Mintel koja je, navodno, tata-mata u izvještavanju o novim trendovima.

Food & Drink Europe Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel eyes future potential Mintel says the presence of nurtitionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future than combine functional benefits as well as calorie free sweetness.

Food Navigator Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel eyes future potential Mintel says the presence of nurtitionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future than combine functional benefits as well as calorie free sweetness.

NutraIngredients.com Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel eyes future potential Mintel says the presence of nurtitionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future than combine functional benefits as well as calorie free sweetness.

Toute La Franchise Comment profiter de l’essor de l’industrie de la beauté au Brésil La richesse des ingrédients du Brésil en fait un pays inspirateur. « Le Brésil a toujours été perçu comme une source d’ingrédients naturels d’une incroyable richesse, mais il est aujourd’hui un marché à part entière qui inspire l’industrie de la beauté » explique Vivienne Rudd, Global Director of Insight, Beauty Personal Care, chez Mintel ans les colonnes de premiumbeautynews.com.

Beverage Daily Stevia sweetness + new health benefits: Mintel eyes future potential Mintel says the presence of nurtitionally beneficial compounds could see stevia-based sweeteners of the future than combine functional benefits as well as calorie free sweetness.

Cosmetics Design Europe Mintel reports UK self-tan market driven by young consumers Mintel estimates the UK self-tan market at £60 million in 2014.

New Europe Hershey explores removal of corn syrup in favor of sugar | neurope.eu The association said it has also commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online.

Rebelle Santé MIXOLOGIE On avait deja vu cette tendance il y a plusiers decennies avec des shampooings 2-en-1, analyse Jean Henderson, du cabinet d’etudes de marche Mintel.

Premium Beauty News UK self-tan market driven by youngest generations, reveals Mintel Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals over a quarter of 16-24 year old men and women have used self tan products in the last year. However, beyond the young generation, self-tan products suffer from their association to unnatural results.

Vsesmi.ru В Индии большой потенциал для халяльной косметики Согласно исследованиям Mintel, индийская индустрия косметики заработала в 2013 г.

Consudel Standplaats Amsterdam voor HI & NI Marktonderzoeker Mintel schetst bijvoorbeeld een overzicht van de gezondheidsindustrie aan de hand van seminars gegeven door exposanten.

Franfurter Rundschau Kaufrausch am Black Friday Das Marktforschungsunternehmen Mintel geht davon aus, class der britische Einzelhandel am Freitag rund 200 Millionen Pfund (250 Millionen Euro) einahm.

Berliner Zeitung Black Friday: Polizei muss wegen Schnäppchenjägern anrücken Das Marktforschungsunternehmen Mintel geht davon aus, dass der britische Einzelhandel am Freitag rund 200 Millionen Pfund (250 Millionen Euro) einnahm.

Les Echos Black Friday : des magasins britanniques dépassés par la foule Un montant bien plus important que la moyenne quotidienne, a précisé l’organisme d’études Mintel.

Frankfurter Rundschau Black Friday: Kaufrausch am Black Friday Das Marktforschungsunternehmen Mintel geht davon aus, dass der britische Einzelhandel am Freitag rund 200 Millionen Pfund (250 Millionen Euro) einnahm.

APAC

China.org.cn (FR) Le plan d’expansion de Starbucks va poser un défi aux cafés Esther Lau, an analyst at consultancy Mintel Group Ltd, said Starbucks’ plan to accelerate its expansion in China will have an impact on small, independent coffee shops that face high turnover and difficulties in obtaining prime locations.

ChinaDaily Cafes catch cold from Starbucks expansion plan in China Esther Lau, an analyst at consultancy Mintel Group Ltd, said Starbucks’ plan to accelerate its expansion in China will have an impact on small, independent coffee shops that face high turnover and difficulties in obtaining prime locations.

CBN Weekly 鲜牛奶大战 根据消费品市场调查公司英敏特最近的一份报告显示,未来5年,中国牛奶市场销售量的年均复合增长率为9.67%,销售额的年均复合增长率将达到12.21%。而自2013年以来,巴氏杀菌鲜奶的市场销售总额增长超过10%。

福布斯 婴儿食品行业的前世今生 英敏特国际集团(Mintel International)预计,这一市场到2017年还将增长22%

亚洲时报: 冬天吃冰 联合利华买美Talenti英国市调研究公司英敏特国际集团(Mintel)表示,美国去年冰淇淋销售也减缓,主要因为经济低迷时期影响。

英敏特在网站上表示:「以创新、风味和价格,维持新产品符合消费者的兴趣,将是减缓销售衰退,维持消费者热爱冰品的关键。

Yahoo! India Finance Hershey exploring removal of corn syrup It has commissioned market-research firms Mintel and Nielsen to study perceptions of sweeteners and shared the results online…

Brazil

Exame Negocios Itinerantes Segundo uma pesquisa da consultoria britânica Mintel, mais da metade dos brasileiros optou por esse tipo de alimentação pelo menos uma vez neste ano. “Há uma demanda por conveniência, comida de qualidade e preços acessíveis”, diz Naira Sato, analista sênior da Mintel.

No Varejob Faturamento quente Um relatório da Mintel do ano passado indica que este mercado de sorvetes premium tem potencial. Apesar de 66% dos consumidores brasileiros demonstrarem interesse nestes sorvetes com os rótulos ‘natural’, ‘plus’, ‘funcional’ e ‘minus’ de 2009 a 2012, somente 5% dos sorvetes lançados no Brasil vieram com este posicionamento.

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