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 week include:

UK & Ireland

Financial TimesUK bicycle component producers ride sales boom. Mintel estimates the market will be worth £800m a year by 2016.

Financial TimesBottled iced coffee comes in from the cold. Nearly a quarter of coffee at US restaurants and coffee shops was ordered on ice last year, according to Mintel, up from 19 per cent in 2009. “Interest in iced and frozen coffee is not only accelerating, but is now transcending a summer-only appeal,” the consumer research firm said.

The Daily TelegraphMexican food: A tortilla thriller. According to market researchers Mintel, while Indian is the clear leader, it’s Mexican food that is now poised to take over from Chinese as the second most popular world food in Britain when it comes to ready meals.

The Daily Telegraph‘Pretty pressure': Girls – it pays to be pretty, but not too pretty. Contrast that with a recent Mintel survey that revealed that six out of 10 seven-year-olds wear lipstick, and two in five eye shadow.

The Sunday Telegraph: The great British vapo-off debate. Sales of e-cigarettes in the UK rose by 340 per cent to £193 billion between 2012 and 2013, according to research published last month by the consumer company Mintel.

The Independent: So is true love what you get from the net? Mintel’s senior trends consultant, Richard Cope, says: “There is definite potential for any site which is niche, whether it’s for Muslim, Jewish, younger or older.”

The Times: Life is sweet, thanks to help from their peers. People with food intolerances are becoming big business in Britain, and according to Mintel, the market research company, sales of “free from” food were up 9% last year.

Huffington PostBold and Beautiful: Celebrity Style for Spring. The launch of Tiffany Rose almost ten years ago saw the advent of a number of brands starting to cater for the maternity market which is worth an estimated £140 million in the UK*. *Mintel.

WARCCraftsmanship defines luxury in China. Urban Chinese consumers regard craftsmanship as a more important characteristic of a luxury brand than status or expense, a new survey from research firm Mintel has shown.

Metro: Handbags are a girl’s new BFF. Tamara Sender, senior fashion analyst at researchers Mintel, said women continued to buy bags despite being ‘prudent’ with their cash.

Metro: Vans that still melt our heart. Source: Icecream, Mintel.

London Love Business: Brown’s beer: How mainstream is craft beer? A recent Mintel report shows that 13 million people – a quarter of all British adults – have drunk craft beer in the last six months. Much to everyone’s relief, there simply aren’t that many hipsters or beer geeks around.

The Daily MailWomen simply can’t resist a handbag: Half of UK’s female population bought a new one last year as sales top £1.2bn. Tamara Sender, senior fashion analyst at Mintel, said: ‘While consumers have become considerably more prudent with their money as a result of the recession, women have continued to spend on fashion items, with handbags the main driver of sales.’

Daily MailWill following the A-listers and going vegan like Gwyneth, Beyonce and Miranda help stop global warming? Mintel also discovered that the UK market for meat-free products such as tofu was put at £625 million in 2013, which is up 21 per cent from five years ago.

The VoiceArm Candy. According to research by statistics agency, Mintel, young British women aged 16 to 24 think handbags are a more important item to purchase than underwear, with 38 per cent of them having spent their extra money on handbags compared to 36 per cent who bought underwear.

Female FirstA woman’s love for handbags. New research from consumer analysts Mintel shows that a total of 21% of women say they have bought a handbag just to accompany a new outfit from the same store.

Daily Express: Handbags beat diamonds as a girl’s best friend. Fashion analyst Tamara Sender, spokeswoman for the Mintel study, said: “Younger women in particular place more importance on bags than essentials such as underwear.”

Hello!: Health notes. According to Mintel, a reported 30.4 million Brits have suffered from a debilitating headache or migraine in the past year.

Cosmetic BusinessFinding fragrance for sleep. More than half of consumers who use scented items would be interested in fragrances that can be worn at night to help them sleep or refresh their sheets, research firm Mintel has found.

US

CNN Money: Brookstone’s bankruptcy woes don’t mean the mall’s dead. Pairing entertainment with retail is key because while Americans’ average expenditures on apparel are still below pre-recession levels, spending on entertainment is up, from $2,376 in 2006 to $2,572 in 2011, according to Mintel Group, Ltd.

New York Times: Fake meats, finally, taste like chicken. Mintel, a market research firm, reports that sales of meat alternatives grew 8 percent from 2010 to 2012, when sales hit $553 million. MorningStar Farms accounts for more than 60 percent of the market, according to Mintel, while new competitors like Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek have sprung up in the last five years.

Chicago Tribune: Teenie-weenie Afro helping change views of beauty. “For a lot of black women, hair is an accessory, but they’re also looking for validation,” said Tonya Roberts, who studies multicultural trends at the Chicago office of market researcher Mintel. “When things become acceptable to society, it’s a wink to (the black community) that it’s OK — especially if the question is: Will I be able to get a job with this hairstyle? Will my co-workers or family members accept me?”

CNBC: Fake meats, finally, taste like chicken. Mintel, a market research firm, reports that sales of meat alternatives grew 8 percent from 2010 to 2012, when sales hit $553 million. MorningStar Farms accounts for more than 60 percent of the market, according to Mintel, while new competitors like Beyond Meat and Hampton Creek have sprung up in the last five years.

Huffington Post: McDonald’s testing McCafe at retail. As reported here previously, researcher Mintel says the single-serve-pod market was worth $3.1 billion in the U.S. last year and could account for 50 percent of coffee sales by 2018. The total coffee market was valued at $11.7 billion, according to MarketWatch.

Huffington Post: Relaxers won’t be around for long. Consequently, according to market research firm, Mintel, relaxer sales have dipped by 15 percent since 2011.

NPR: It’s official: Americans are floating in a pool of ranch dressing. Lynn Dornblaser, new-product expert at the market research firm Mintel, says it hits all the right flavor notes. “It’s cool, creamy, dairy, and it has a little bit of nip to it, but not much.”

Christian Science Monitor: Is McDonald’s free coffee a convenient excuse for bigger plans? Researcher Mintel estimated U.S. coffee sales at $11.7 billion in 2013, up 11.4% from 2012. Consumers spent $3.1 billion on single-serve coffee pods last year, according to Mintel. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that business?

Business Insider: McDonald’s tests selling coffee in supermarkets. As reported here previously, researcher Mintel says the single-serve-pod market was worth $3.1 billion in the U.S. last year and could account for 50% of coffee sales by 2018.

Advertising Age: Oscar Mayer plugs new ‘bold’ flavors by attacking the deli case. The deli business has an advantage because the personalized customer service allows for flexibility in portion sizes, sampling and “arguably perceptions of greater freshness,” Mintel stated in a report. Growth in the packaged segment is expected to be driven by flavor innovation and “better-for-you” varieties with lower sodium and fat content, according to Mintel.

Consumer Reports: The refrigerator features you can’t live without. The Mintel Group reports that people who bought a refrigerator in the last two years were more likely than less recent purchasers to express interest in things such as high-capacity ice makers, temperature-controlled compartments, and sparkling water dispensers.

Crain’s Chicago Business: Oscar Mayer plugs new ‘bold’ flavors by attacking the deli case. The deli business has an advantage because the personalized customer service allows for flexibility in portion sizes, sampling and “arguably perceptions of greater freshness,” Mintel stated in a report. Growth in the packaged segment is expected to be driven by flavor innovation and “better-for-you” varieties with lower sodium and fat content, according to Mintel.

Food Technology: Consumers nutty for nut-based, sweet spreads. While many nut-based and sweet spreads already have very high household penetration rates and have become pantry staples, new research from Mintel reveals that there is still room for growth, especially related to ingredient, flavor, and multi-use innovation.

BRAZIL

Meio & Mensagem: Mamãe vai às Compras. Nessa linha, segundo a analista sênior de estilo de vida da Mintel, Sheila Salina, o mercado poderia evidenciar mais o momento “mae e filho”, que se torna cada vez mais raro e celebrado como uma ocasiao especial.

Brasil Econômico: Campo livre para os salgadinhos. Os dados da Mintel projetem que essa alta sera mais lenta do que vinha acontecendo. Especialmente porque entre 2006 e 2007 o salta na venda desses itens foi de 78%, de acordo com pesquisas anteriores da consultoria.

Valor EconômicoCafeterias crescem com sabores especiais. De xicara em xicara, as cafeterias ja somam cerca de 3.500 endereços em todo o Brasil, e se transformaram num agente de mudanca do consumo da bebida no Brasil, de acordo com o relatorio “Cafe”, divulgado em 2013 pela Mintel.

Supermercado ModernoMercado de salgadinhos e snacks crescerá 40% até 2018 Essa é a previsão da empresa de inteligência de mídia Mintel. Hoje com faturamento estimado em R$ 5,18 bilhões pela companhia, esses aperitivos deverão chegar a R$ 7,26 bilhões nos próximos quatro anos. A Mintel também elaborou cenários mais otimistas (alta de 49%, somando R$ 7,75 bilhões) e pessimistas (alta de 30%, para R$ 6,77 bilhões) em torno de sua previsão central.

Cosmetica NewsMintel celebra o Brasil na in-cosmetics Hamburgo A equipe global de especialistas de indústria da Mintel estará na Área de Inovação, mostrando exemplos arrojados de produtos brasileiros aos visitantes. Na ocasião, Chris Lindsley, analista global de Cuidados da Pele.

GCIAn Eye on Brazil’s Beauty Trends at in-cosmetics 2014. Setting his sights on in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg, Germany, Mintel global skin care analyst Chris Lindsley blogged about trends and innovations expected to be highlighted at the event, particularly the country focus on Brazil

Cosmeticos BRBrasil foi o pais que mais lancou produtos para cuidados para o cabelo Uma nova pesquisa da Mintel, fornecedora global de inteligência de mídia, consumidor e produto, revela que o Brasil foi responsável por 9% dos lançamentos de produtos capilares no ano passado em todo o mundo, à frente do Reino Unido (8%) e os EUA (7%)

Mundo do MarketingBrasil é o campeão em lançamentos para os cabelos A indústria nacional foi responsável por 9% das novidades apresentadas no ano, à frente do Reino Unido, com 8%, e dos Estados Unidos, com 7% do total de produção, é o que aponta uma pesquisa da Mintel.

EMEA

La Repubblica (Italy): Protegge, colora, nutre vincel’effettomultiplo. Una tendenza che è stata definita “mixologiste” e che Jane Henderson, presidente della Divisione bellezza e cura della persona di Mintel, descrive così: «Si tratta di un macrotrend che caratterizza un po’ tutte le categorie di prodotto.”

Reuters (France): L’Italien Zanetti vise une introduction en Bourse en novembre. MZB, qui a lancé la marque Segafredo Zanetti en Chine en janvier, recherche une acquisition en Asie et bâtit actuellement une usine au Vietnam -le pays du monde où le marché du café connaît la plus forte croissance, selon le cabinet d’études Mintel- laquelle devrait être opérationnelle d’ici la fin de l’année.

Le Nouvel Observateur (France): L’Italien Zanetti vise une introduction en Bourse en novembre. MZB, qui a lancé la marque Segafredo Zanetti en Chine en janvier, recherche une acquisition en Asie et bâtit actuellement une usine au Vietnam -le pays du monde où le marché du café connaît la plus forte croissance, selon le cabinet d’études Mintel- laquelle devrait être opérationnelle d’ici la fin de l’année.

La Tribune (France): L’Italien Zanetti vise une introduction en Bourse en novembre. MZB, qui a lancé la marque Segafredo Zanetti en Chine en janvier, recherche une acquisition en Asie et bâtit actuellement une usine au Vietnam -le pays du monde où le marché du café connaît la plus forte croissance, selon le cabinet d’études Mintel- laquelle devrait être opérationnelle d’ici la fin de l’année

Boursorama (France) : L’Italien Zanetti vise une introduction en Bourse en novembre. MZB, qui a lancé la marque Segafredo Zanetti en Chine en janvier, recherche une acquisition en Asie et bâtit actuellement une usine au Vietnam -le pays du monde où le marché du café connaît la plus forte croissance, selon le cabinet d’études Mintel- laquelle devrait être opérationnelle d’ici la fin de l’année

Food and Drink Europe (France): Middle East: The next gluten-free boom? Chris Brokman, senior food and drink analyst at Mintel, said that the gluten free market in the Middle East was about 4 to 5 years behind Europe in terms of penetration and product development.

Lettera 43 (Italy): Yummies, gli uomini narcisi non sono più una minoranza. Richard Cope, un ricercatore del gruppo Mintel ha spiegato nel report: «Sentirsi orgogliosi e sicuri di sé grazie al proprio aspetto fisico curato fa ormai parte del tratto distintivo di ‘essere uomo’ nella società d’oggi.

APAC

Inside Retail Asia: H&M eyes China’s smaller cities. According to Matthew Crabbe, head of Asia Pacific research for Mintel, H&M’s move reflects the strong competition in bigger cities and the recognition of the opportunities in smaller cities.

Reuters (India) : Dharavi’s once-booming leather industry losing its edge. India’s leather goods retail market by volume grew 6.3 percent each year between 2008 and 2012, but is expected to slow to an annual growth of 5.9 percent in the five years to 2017, according to research firm Mintel.

Food-Navigator AsiaGreen tea cereal: The next big nutritional punch at breakfast. According to Mintel, breakfast cereals containing green tea remain a very niche sector but between 2009 and 2013 there was a 63% increase in new products on the market.

Retail in Asia (Hong Kong): More wealthy Chinese think local luxury brands “on par or above” foreign brands, says new study. The sophistication of China’s luxury consumers is evident in a new study from market research firm Mintel that underscores their preference for quality and craftsmanship and desire to seek new brands including local luxury brands.

 

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