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:

US AND CANADA

Reuters: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste: study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Business Insider: 10 things in advertising you need to know today. 5. Ad spending for social media is projected to nearly double by 2017, from about $6.1 billion to $11 billion, according to research firm Mintel. The study also predicts a rapid increase in money spent on native advertising.

Washington Post: Cancer-linked Colgate Total ingredient suggests FDA approval-process flaws. Procter & Gamble, which makes Crest 3D White and Crest Pro- Health — the top two U.S. toothpastes according to Mintel — has sought to capitalize.

LA Times: Anhueser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import. Nearly 43% of U.S. consumers drank imported beer last year, according to a report by research firm Mintel, but Mexican brands lead the pack in terms of affordability, popularity and successful marketing strategies — think Dos Equis and its “the Most Interesting Man in the World” campaign.

Wall Street Journal: Floating an idea: would P&G sell Ivory soap? Cheer and Era together have a roughly 3.5% share of the U.S. laundry business, according to market research firm Mintel Group.

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: Spanish drought stirs fears of olive oil shortage. David Turner, global food and drink analyst at consumer research firm Mintel, said retail prices in the U.S. and U.K. could rise by around 3% to 5% by early next year.

Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: Americans eat most of their meals alone. “Breakfast sales rose over 5% to $27.4 billion last year at quick-service and fast-casual restaurants, according to analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by research firm Mintel.

Bloomberg Businessweek: West Palm Beach-based CEO Tisi plans Slim-Fast makeover. Mintel reports that in 2012, the top three meal replacement brands had a combined $783 million in sales. Abbott Labs Inc. (Ensure, PediaSure and others) had a 64 percent market share, followed by Nestle (Boost and others) with 17 percent and Unilever’s Slim-Fast with 9 percent. Other private labels made up the rest of sales.

Huffington Post: McDonald’s McCafe in supermarkets in 2015. Mintel reports U.S. consumers bought $3.1 billion worth of coffee pods in 2013, compared with $132 million in 2008.

Christian Science Monitor: McDonald’s McCafe in supermarkets in 2015. Mintel reports U.S. consumers bought $3.1 billion worth of coffee pods in 2013, compared with $132 million in 2008.

Christian Science Monitor: Keurig coffee lovers, take note: K-Cup prices are going up. And that’s not surprising, as U.S. sales of pods tripled to $3.1 billion between 2011 and 2013, according to market research firm Mintel Group.

KGO Radio: Economic Trend Follower? Not for Lipstick Sales. *radio interview with Shannon Romanowski where she discusses the color cosmetics industry. Click for audio.

LA Times: Food buyers lean toward ‘natural,’ a claim that’s hard to define. There’s something about “natural” food that appeals to consumers. In one study from the consumer research firm Mintel, people were given a list of food product claims and asked which ones mattered most to them. “Natural” tied for No. 1 with the claim that a product contained a full serving of fruits or vegetables.

Chicago Tribune: Food buyers lean toward ‘natural,’ a claim that’s hard to define. Companies also are making specific statements on labels, such as no GMOs (genetically modified organisms) or no artificial colors, according to Lynn Dornblaser, the director of Innovation and Insight at Mintel.” In the bigger picture, this is the way things are going,” she says. “Companies are talking more and more about what’s in the product rather than slapping some ill-defined label on it.

San Francisco Chronicle: Hampton Creek takes crack at breaking up egg industry. General sales of meat alternatives reached $553 million in 2012, according to market research firm Mintel.

Houston Chronicle: As gluten’s stigma declines, wheat is put in spotlight. “It’s really interesting to see that consumers think gluten-free foods are healthier and can help them lose weight because there’s been no research affirming these beliefs,” said Amanda Topper, Mintel’s food analyst.

MSN Money: Now there may be an olive oil shortage. David Turner, global food and drink analyst at consumer research firm Mintel, said retail prices in the U.S. and U.K. could rise by around 3 percent to 5 percent by early next year.

Politico: Lawmakers seek to protect student data. A recent study by Mintel, a market research firm, found that 60 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds are willing to provide information about their preferences and habits to marketers, an increase from previous generations.

Prevention Magazine: 11 new trends taking health food from cardboard to crazy good. Since 2011, the market for everything wheatless has grown at a rate of 44%, reaching sales of $10.5 billion in 2013, finds Mintel. The ethnic-food sector is expected to grow more than 20% over the next 3 years, and shoppers—4 in 10, finds a Mintel report on the topic—are asking for more options in the freezer aisle.

MediaPost Marketing Daily: Lip cosmetics leap with glossy sales. Sales say it all. Chicago-based marketing research firm Mintel says nearly one third (32%) of lip product users aged 18-24 are looking for intense lip colors, compared to less than 20% of respondents aged 25 and over. “This trend-driven and cyclical nature of the category has elevated the status of lip makeup, making it a ‘must have’ item for many women,” says the report.

Drug Store News: Bold colors lead to big gains for lip cosmetics category. “Lip cosmetics has the highest overall reported use among color cosmetics. Lip balm, lipstick and lip gloss all have similar rates of penetration, suggesting that many women rely on a suite of lip products depending on the occasion or desired look,” says Shannon Romanowski, beauty and personal care analyst at Mintel.

Skin Inc.: Lip lock: lip cosmetics segment grows substantially. Although Mintel research finds color cosmetics users rely on mass brands, it seems many are inclined to turn to prestige brands for facial cosmetics.

Beverage Industry: High-income consumers have favorable view of warehouse/club stores. However, recent research from Chicago-based Mintel found that no matter what your socio-economic background is, consumers understand that a dollar saved is a dollar earned.

Nightclub & Bar: Sales of craft beer could eclipse $20 billion in 2014. Sales of craft and craft-style beer will likely eclipse $20 billion in 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Mintel.

Store Brands: Lip cosmetics poised for growth. According to new research from global market research firm Mintel, the lip cosmetics segment posted gains of nearly 9 percent between 2012 and 2014, with sales poised to reach nearly $1.4 billion this year.

Yahoo! News: Gluten-free food labels finally have teeth. Another market research firm, Mintel, estimates that sales of gluten-free foods and beverages will soar to $15.6 billion in 2016.

Yahoo! News: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste: study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Yahoo! Finance: Dollar stores hope wider aisles, better food will get middle America to like them. In a 2013 survey by Chicago-based research firm Mintel, one-third of people who earned more than $150,000 said they didn’t shop at dollar stores at all.

Yahoo! Finance: Cancer-linked Colgate Total ingredient suggests FDA approval-process flaws. Total, the No. 3 selling brand in the U.S., lost 2 percent of its market share last year, with $189.8 million in sales for the year that ended on Jan. 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd. Colgate’s Tom’s of Maine line grew 14 percent, to $38.9 million, suggesting shoppers are gravitating toward more natural options, the report said.

MSN: In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry. In one clue to the potential for Africa, market research firm Mintel put the size of the black haircare market in the United States at $684 million in 2013, estimating that it could be closer to $500 billion if weaves, extensions and sales from independent beauty stores or distributors are included.

Consumer Reports: Milk substitutes: should you sip or skip? Twenty-one percent of Americans report picking up more milk alternatives, and 15 percent say they’re buying less milk or none at all, according to a report from the market research firm Mintel.

Chicago Tribune: Colgate’s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over Triclosan in Total. Total, the No. 3 selling brand in the U.S., lost 2 percent of its market share last year, with $189.8 million in sales for the year that ended on Jan. 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd. Colgate’s Tom’s of Maine line grew 14 percent, to $38.9 million, suggesting shoppers are gravitating toward more natural options, the report said.

Detroit Free Press: Metro Detroit in a kosher restaurant boom as diners seek healthy options. Kosher is a $12.5-billion industry in the U.S., according to the most recent data by Mintel, a market research firm that tracks the field. The report says that the major reasons for purchasing kosher food is food quality (62%) or general healthfulness (51%). Thirty percent cited religious observance; 14% follow kosher rules; 10% follow some other religious rules with eating restrictions similar to kosher, and 6% follow halal rules. Others cited ethical reasons and allergies.

Adweek: Why don’t Americans like breakfast cereal anymore? Sales of cold breakfast cereals slipped 3 percent over the decade between 2001 and 2010, according to research from Mintel.

Advertising Age: Category close-up: frozen pizza getting cold as economy improves. And conditions might get tougher as the economy improves and more people are able to afford restaurant pizza, according to Mintel. The market-research group projects sales of packaged pizza will remain relatively flat at $5.5 billion annually through 2019, while pizza chains will grow sales by 18% between 2013 and 2018, reaching $45.3 billion.

Seattle Times: VIP credit cards tout luxury, but experts say plastic fine for most people. During the first three months of 2014, about 992 million credit card offers were mailed to consumers, up about 7 percent from the same time last year, according to Mintel Group in Chicago.

The Globe and Mail: Could the ‘miracle fruit’ help in the fight against obesity? “It’s a hard plant to grow and its productivity is relatively low, since only a quarter of all plants ever bear fruit. When you compare it to the cost of artificial sweeteners, investing money in miraculin doesn’t really make economic sense at the moment,” says Laura Jones, a global food-science analyst at consulting firm Mintel.

MediaPost Marketing Daily: Social media ad spend shown to influence product and service research. According to a new Mintel report, total advertising spend on social media in the US will surpass $11 billion by 2017. And, nearly 40% of US social networkers said social media has some influence on them when conducting research for products and services.

Food Navigator USA: New trade organization forms with mission to define what ‘natural’ means. Yet according to Mintel data use of natural claims remains ubiquitous even in the face of lawsuits over the use of the term that have included such high profile defendants as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Kashi.

Packaging Digest: Packaging to brand marketers and consumers: Can you hear me now? In Mintel’s 2014 US Food Packaging Trends reports, reseal ranks second only to freshness as a most desired consumer attribute. In fact, 92% of primary or shared shoppers indicate a product that retains freshness is the most important food packaging feature, and 82% indicate resealable or reclosable packaging is most important.

Marketing Charts: Social ads’ purchase influence seen going beyond the click. Just 9% of social networkers claim to have made a purchase by clicking on a social media ad, with that figure higher among men aged 18-34 (21%) and parents (19%), reports Mintel in newly-released data from a recent study.

Beverage Daily: One swallow could make a digestive soda summer’, Mintel Canada suggests. Over forty per cent of Canadian consumers would be interested in carbonated soft drinks such as Coca-Cola if they aided digestive health, according to Mintel.

Food Technology: Healthy solutions and cutting edge culinary concepts. According to Mintel’s “How Sweet Is Sweet Enough?” presentation, sucralose was the dominant high intensity sweetener in foods/beverages introduced in 2013, followed by acesulfame potassium; stevia and luo han guo showed slow growth.

Beverage Industry: Energy positioning from other segments impacts energy category. Alex Beckett, global food and drink analyst for London-based Mintel, also calls attention to these blurring boundaries and cautions the impact this could have on the energy category.

Happi Magazine: Fashion drives hair color and styling market in Latin America. The styling category still has plenty of room to grow, according to a recent Mintel report about hair care product usage by Brazilian consumers (Base: 1,500 adults aged 16+/January 2014). By analyzing usage levels according to gender, Mintel researchers verified that after the shampoo category, the styling products have the smallest difference between groups.

GCI Magazine: South Korea trending up in beauty with new Mintel reporting. To help beauty brands and manufacturers tap into that potential, Mintel Beauty & Personal Care is announcing the expansion of its beauty coverage into Korea.

Specialty Food: Volatile cocoa market drives up chocolate prices. “Brands like Mars and Hershey try really hard to hold down prices,” explains Marcia Mogelonsky, director of insight at market research firm Mintel’s Food and Drink division. “But there is a limit to how long you can keep the price down when demand goes up.”

Supermarket Guru: Specialty spread get some love. According to Mintel, it was the hot pace of new product innovations that drove 34% growth in the nut-based and sweet spread category to $3.9 billion between 2008 and 2013.

Candy Industry: Chocolate bar trends: candymakers continue to raise the bar. U.S. chocolate sales increased again in 2013, according to a report from Mintel, “Chocolate Confectionery – US.” Overall, they grew 24 percent from 2008-2013.

Brewbound: Mintel: sales of craft beer could eclipse $20 billion in 2014. Sales of craft and craft-style beer will likely eclipse $20 billion in 2014, according to a new report from market research firm Mintel.

Functional Ingredients: The future of energy drinks. To help combat some of PLD’s effect, many sufferers have moved beyond coffee to energy beverages, which have seen their popularity grow steadily each year from 2008 to 2013, according to research firm Mintel.

Bloomberg: Cancer-linked Colgate Total ingredient suggests FDA approval-process flaws. Colgate spent 10 years and $38 million developing Colgate Total, according to Mintel.

Bloomberg: Consumer advocates put pressure on retailers to drop triclosan. Crest 3D White and Crest Pro-Health are the best-selling toothpastes in the U.S., followed by Total, according to research firm Mintel Group Ltd. Total uses triclosan as an antibacterial to ward off gum disease.

UK AND IRELAND

CNBC: Jonny Forsyth, global drinks analyst at Mintel, comments on Heineken and Carlsberg’s earnings, and says Carlsberg is now suffering from its heavy exposure to Russia.

Bloomberg: Mintel Retail Analyst Richard Perks discusses the trends in retail and the consumer’s shift to technology and mobile with Manus Cranny and Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.”

The Guardian: Christmas high-street sales to rise by less than 2% as shoppers head online. Online sales are expected to rise by about 14%, according to research agency Mintel, with a quarter of shoppers planning to buy more on the internet this Christmas.

The Independent on Sunday: We do love ‘Bake-Off’ – but not baking. New data from market research firm Mintel suggests that millions of people have stopped in the past year, with the number of people baking at home at least once a year falling from 85 per cent in 2013 to 77 per cent this year.

Daily Mail: Younger than Google, tech-savvy and ready to take over the world: How teenage entrepreneurs of ‘Generation Z’ are already making more money than most will in a lifetime. Ina Miskavets, senior consumer and lifestyles analyst at research firm Mintel said: ‘Having come of age in an era of rising self-employment and new ideas driven by rapid advancements in technology, children and teens are beginning to aspire to one day owning their own businesses.

Reuters: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste – study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

The Daily Telegraph: Fears internet is running out of space as eBay crashes. Richard Perks, for the market analysts Mintel, said: ‘If such problems become a regular feature, then that is a serious problem both for the firms and for the economy in general.’

The Daily Telegraph: Your favourite brew? Nonsense, say experts, all lager tastes the same. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

The Times: Rosy not rose: Humble cuppa must win battle with the bottle. Sixty-two per cent of adults polled by Mintel agreed with the statement that tea was a good alternative to having alcohol on a night in, according to a new report.

The Guardian: The Great British Bake Off is therapy for the austerity generation. So it’s not surprising to me that a new survey suggests people aged 25 to 34 are the ones most likely to bake at home these days. Indeed, while 40% of this age bracket said they cooked from scratch once a week, only a third of the over-65s said they had baked from scratch in the past year.

The Guardian: To the virtual (junk) shop that taught the world to buy online, many happy returns. Richard Perks, a retail analyst at the market research firm Mintel, said eBay’s early success in reassuring the public of the security of buying and selling online via its dedicated PayPal service kickstarted the online sales revolution.

Daily Mail: How Britain got the taste for TAPAS: From paella to patatas bravas, millions are tucking into their favourite holiday food at home. According to retail analysts Mintel, 74 per cent of us say it is worth going to Spain specifically for the food and the wine — so perhaps it is unsurprising that we now want to enjoy it at home, too.

Daily Mail: Do you clean for five hours each week? Average Briton spends that amount of time tidying – with kitchens getting the most attention. Market analysts Mintel found a clear division of labour.While the average Briton spends 4hrs 40 minutes cleaning their home each week, men spend just 3hs 53 mins compared to 5hrs 25mins for women.

Daily Star: The Net’s Broken. Richard Perks, of market analysts Mintel, said: ‘Online firms build up their reputations on trust – on delivering a flawless experience to the customers.’

Retail Week: Analysis: Can retail’s big-hitters sooth a troubled maternity market? The maternitywear market is expected to grow only £6m to be worth £147m in the next three years, according to Mintel. In kidswear, the specialists picked up just 3% of the estimated £6.5bn 2013 market, losing out to general retailers.

Retail Week: Comment: Retailers’ thoughts turn to the crucial Christmas period. Thoughts of the crucial Christmas trading period begin to loom large for the sector, amid warnings of another unspectacular festive period from Mintel.

Retail Week: Christmas set to be ‘unspectacular’ this year with 3% sales growth forecast. Sales growth is expected to be unspectacular this Christmas with just 3% growth in December forecast, a slower rate than last year, according to Mintel.

Retail Week: Need to know: The opticians market as John Lewis plans to enter. A steady rise in overall sales of optical goods is set to continue according to Mintel, which puts the size of the market at £2.82bn in 2013. If things continue as they are, the market will be worth £3.21bn by the end of 2018, and could exceed that.

Lingerie Insight: Mintel expects “unspectacular” Christmas. Retail sales growth over the Christmas trading period is expected to be “unspectacular”, Mintel said in a report today.

Woman’s Own: 10 Headache Busters. More than 30 million of us have suffered from headaches or migraines in the past six months, according to research by Mintel.

Food Manufacturer: Almond crop not enough for demand. Nut consumption in the western world has increased by 53% since 2008, according to a recent Mintel report. Consumers were switching from eating three meals a day for lighter snacks, such as nuts, which was driving the increase, said the report.

Daily Mail: Top websites crash as web ‘starts to run out of space’: Fears major technical problems could become regular occurrence.Richard Perks, from the market analysts Mintel, said: ‘Online firms build up their reputations on trust, on delivering a flawless experience to their customers.’

Daily Mirror: CityDesk: Xmas won’t gift a sales lift to shops. But a report from industry experts Mintel forecasts they’re in for a tough time, with December sales to rise only 3% on last year to £36.5 billion.

Convenience Store: Customer Missions: Beverages to go. Sales of hot chocolate and malted drinks are expected to grow by a third in the next three years, according to Mintel research.

Thisismoney.co.uk: Lager? It all tastes the same: Drinkers struggle to distinguish between big name brands in blind taste tests. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach £12 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Get The Gloss: A Healthy Curiosity: The ultimate guide to protein. A Mintel report said that nearly one third of all food and drink launches in the last two years carry ‘high protein” claims on their labels, and one in five gym users told another survey that they take a protein supplement or snack of some sort in the belief it enhances their exercise.

Money – AOL.co.uk: Would you spend $800 on a camper van… for a dog?”According to Mintel’s Pet Food and Supplies UK March 2012 report, 66% of pet owners say they ‘treat their pet with as much care as they would a child’, says Catherine Cottney of Mintel. “As a result, we’ve seen a blurring of boundaries as companies market to increasingly humanised animals.”

Food Manufacturer: Food and drink industry set for ‘depressing Christmas’ Food and drink businesses are set for a depressing Christmas as price competition among major retailers will damped price inflation on food products in December 2014, according to a report by Mintel.

Food Manufacturer: Online shopping to hit Christmas high-street sales. In comparison, research agency Mintel expects to see online retail sales grow by 14% over the Christmas period. Online sales are forecast to be worth £4.7 billion this Christmas, but it is still just 13% of all retail sales.

Fresh Business Thinking: Online shopping to hit Christmas high-street sales. In comparison, research agency Mintel expects to see online retail sales grow by 14% over the Christmas period. Online sales are forecast to be worth £4.7 billion this Christmas, but it is still just 13% of all retail sales.

The Times: Need to know: Your 5-minute digest. Sixty-two per cent of adults polled by Mintel agreed with the statement that tea was a good alternative to having alcohol on a night in, according to a new report.

Daily Mail: Lager? It all tastes the same: Drinkers struggle to distinguish between big name brands in blind taste tests. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach £12 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Drinks Industry Ireland: Visiting UK pubs. Consumer confidence returned to pre-recession levels in early 2014, according to a new market report from Mintel entitled Pub Visiting – UK in which Mintel takes a look at present trends, developments and attitudes in the UK pub scene.

CWB: Christmas 2014 sales predictions. Non-food retailers will see growth at 3.5-per-cent at Christmas 2014, according to Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence.

Yahoo! News UK & Ireland: Save Our Pubs: Why Are So Many British Boozers Calling Last Orders? The figures on British pubs, then, come as something of a surprise, particularly when research firm Mintel found that the nation’s pubs actually enjoyed a revenue increase of 2.8% in 2013, to £22.15bn.

Daily Mail: Tropical treat we’ve all gone nuts for. Alex Beckett, of retail analysts Mintel, says: ‘Coconut water has been a runaway success story in the UK since 2010. Heightened awareness of the nutritional benefits of coconut water has driven interest in this drink.’

Thisismoney.co.uk: Coconut water is low calorie and full of minerals so it’s no wonder sales are up 120% in a year. Alex Beckett, of retail analysts Mintel, says: ‘Coconut water has been a runaway success story in the UK since 2010. Heightened awareness of the nutritional benefits of coconut water has driven interest in this drink.’

Thisismoney.co.uk: ‘Generation Z’ teen entrepreneurs already making more money than most will in a lifetime. Ina Miskavets, senior consumer and lifestyles analyst at research firm Mintel said: ‘Having come of age in an era of rising self-employment and new ideas driven by rapid advancements in technology, children and teens are beginning to aspire to one day owning their own businesses.

Daily Mail: Younger than Google, tech-savvy and ready to take over the world: How teenage entrepreneurs of ‘Generation Z’ are already making more money than most will in a lifetime. Ina Miskavets, senior consumer and lifestyles analyst at research firm Mintel said: ‘Having come of age in an era of rising self-employment and new ideas driven by rapid advancements in technology, children and teens are beginning to aspire to one day owning their own businesses.

Mortgage Introducer: EXCLUSIVE: The damning verdict on aggregators. Intermediaries have continued to fight the good fight and have, according to Mintel last year, increased their share of the household market.

Food Manufacturer: Street food tells manufacturers what’s on trend. Meanwhile, last December Mintel told us street food was ‘putting the excitement back on the menu.’

Shropshire Star: You can’t beat milk say Shropshire farmers. The research from retail analysts Mintel shows a staggering one in five households in the UK now chooses to buy non-dairy, plant-based products such as soya, rice, oat, almond or coconut milk as a lifestyle choice or for medical reasons.

Sweets & Snacks Europe: A spotlight on Brazil. And future prospects look gloomy, with growth predicted by market research company Mintel Group to be just 0.2 per cent between 2013 and 2017

Cosmetics Business: Targeting the tween market. In the US alone, the 20 million 8-12 year olds are spending an estimated US$30bn of their own money and $150m of their parents’ money each year, according to Mintel.

Pharmaceutical Journal: Bestway aims high in the pharmacy market. One thing is clear. After the sale goes through in October, all eyes will be on how the new player in pharmacy does things. Richard Perks, director of retail research at analyst Mintel, sums it up: “If they have any sense they will learn the business.”

The Grocer: Galaxy to offer ‘value treating’ with 23g bar. ‘Forced to increase the price of chocolate confectionery, Mars is presenting a way that they can keep prices lower – smaller products,’ said Mintel insight director Marcia Mogelonsky. ‘This not only gives them a price point that will seem manageable for the consumer, but also gives them a new product to promote, leveraging convenience, ‘treat-ability’ and other positionings that have become popular.’

The Grocer: Own-brand breakfast cereals on the rise. In fact, one in five people say they don’t even have any time for breakfast at all, according to research from Mintel about breakfast eating habits.

The Grocer: Packaging innovation set to boost take-up of pre-filled wine format. It was a view echoed by Mintel senior drinks analyst Chris Wisson, who said the market was viewed as niche as none of the biggers players had become involved.

The Guardian (Family): From the home front. 40% People aged 25-34 bake at home the most, with 40 per cent of this age group baking from scratch once a week. Only a third of people over 65 said they had baked from scratch in the past year.

Independent Retail News: Bowled News. A trend towards premium products, and the growth of hot cereals, has helped protect the value of the market and volumes fall – by 7% between 2008 and 2013, despite a 9% rise in value during that time, say Mintel.

British Baker: Is GBBO’s impact now receding? Research from Mintel showed 85% of UK adults baked at home in 2013, but this figure has dropped to 77% in 2014.

British Baker: In this issue we highlight, via Mintel, how the boom in home baking seems to be slowing down.

The Caterer: Moveable feasts: And it’s worth remembering that Mintel reports that 32% of consumers eat cheese itself as a snack.

Cosmetics Business: Eat yourself beautiful. Mintel, however, detects a trend towards shot-based supplements and its research shows that more than one in five European consumers would be interested in taking vitamins and supplements in liquid format, especially younger consumers.

International Business Times UK: Great British Beer Festival: Exploring London’s Booming Craft Brewing Sector. The research firm Mintel estimates that 23% of British people above the legal age for drinking have consumed a craft beer in the past six months. In London, the figure is 38%. That means more than 2 million Londoners have polished off a craft beer this year.

Cosmetics Design Europe: Croda’s cosmetics launches get the superfoods treatment. According to Mintel, ingredients derived from ‘superfood’ sources have become increasingly popular and the number of personal care products with claims focused on superfood connotations, have more than doubled in the last few years.

Food and Drink Business.com: UK Soft Drinks Sales Going Flat. One in four UK consumers are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) than they were six months ago and half of those are doing so because they contain too much sugar, new research from Mintel reveals.

Marketing Week: Three things we’ve learned this week. Health-conscious Britons might be falling out of love with fizzy drinks after Mintel finds 25 per cent are drinking less than they were six months ago.

The Scotsman: Baking passion goes stale ahead of Bake Off return. Last year, more than five out of six adults (85 per cent) baked at home, but this year the figure is forecast to fall to 77 per cent, according to research by consumer analysts Mintel.

Fashion United: Mintel predicts an “unspectacular” Christmas 2014. Christmas sales growth is expected to be “slightly more modest” and “unspectacular”, according to predictions by research group Mintel.

Scottish Sun: Tops for clean-ups. When it came to divvying out chores market analysts Mintel said seven in 10 women reckon they do the most, compared to 40 per cent of men.

The Wall Street Journal Europe: Time to say goodbye to ivory? Cheer and Era together have a roughly 3.5% share of the US laundry business, according to market research firm Mintel Group.

Stylus: Smart Grocery Shopping. Around 20% of UK adults now do all or most of their grocery shopping online, according to market research firm Mintel.

The Star: My View, Charlotte Taylor – In celebration of baking. Sadly this week research from Mintel suggests fewer of us are baking at home this year compared with last year, with the downturn being attributed to health concerns and the change in the economic climate.

Display Monitor: UK Christmas Sales Show Low Growth. Mintel expecrs the UK’s Christmas retail sales to grow 3% YoY in 2014, to £36.5 billion ($61 billion).

Management Today: Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club. But getting to the top of a market worth more than £2.1bn in 2013, according to researchers Mintel, will require some pretty impressive growth. EasyCar Club currently has ‘in the mid 1,000s of drivers’ and 1,000 vetted vehicles, just over half of which are available to actively rent on the site.

The Wall Street Journal Europe: Spanish drought stirs olive-oil supply fears. David Turner, global food and drink analyst at consumer-research firm Mintel, said retail prices in the US and UK could rise by about 3% to 5% by early next year.

Sunday Express: Dairy-free demand helps Rebel with a cause. ‘Free-from’ products, once a category for those with food intolerances, are becoming more mainstream. Sales are forecast to rise 68 per cent and top £560 million by 2017, according to market research group Mintel.

The Grocer: Editors note. This week a report by Mintel suggested that the tea industry should pitch itself as an alternative to alcohol, amid warnings that the cuppa would continue to lose share to coffee and soft drinks.

BRAZIL

Exame PME: Com o copo cheio. Consumo de cervejas especiais cresceu 36% nos ultimos tres anos no Brasil.“Esse é um nicho especialmente atraente para empreendedores da cadeia cervejeira”, afirma Jonny Forsyth, analista global de bebidas da Mintel.

Meio & Mensagem: Diga como comes e te direi quem es. Falta de tempo para atividade fisica entre casais com filhos e habitos alimentares desregrados dos solteiros abrem oportunidades para novos produtos e servicos.

DCI: Rede Johnny Rockets projeta abertura de ate 150 unidades. Conforme relatorio divulgado pela Mintel, especializada em pesquisa e inteligencia de mercado, estima-se um crescimento de 47% no numero de lojas de fast-food no Brasil.

Cosmetica News: Mintel anuncia expansao da sua cobertura na Coreia do Sul. Os clientes Mintel que querem aproveitar essas oportunidades têm, a partir de agora, uma grande ferramenta ao seu dispor, já que a divisão de Beleza e Cuidados Pessoais da Mintel anuncia a expansão da sua cobertura para a Coreia do Sul.

O Estado de S. Paulo: Banco do Brasil cria cartão ‘seguro’ para compras online. Relatorio da Mintel, empresa fornecedora de inteligência de mídia e mercado, revela que o setor saltou de R$ 14,8 bilhões em 2008 para R$ 51 bilhões em 2013, aumento de quase 250%.

O Estado de S. Paulo (blogs): Um a cada três brasileiros tem medo de comprar pela internet por receio de fraude. De acordo com levantamento da Mintel, 30% dos entrevistados afirmam ter medo de possíveis farsas através de sites falsos e uso indevido de cartão de crédito.

Revista Ingredientes e Tecnologia: Melhorar a percepção de saudabilidade e trazer mais inovações podem impulsionar o consumo de margarinas. Margarina é amplamente consumida, porém é considerada como pouco saudável por muitos consumidores. Dentre as categorias de óleos, margarinas e manteigas, a margarina comum é a mais consumida.

Cosméticos BR: Beleza sem gluten em ascensao. Mesmo que muitos cosméticos sejam isentos de glúten, apenas 1% dos lançamentos destacaram essa característica no ano passado, de acordo com a Mintel.

Sweets and Snacks Europe: A spotlight in Brazil That said, chocolate sales are soaring, rising in value at an extraordinary 69 per cent between 2008 and 2013 to BRL9.23 billion (US$418m), according to a Mintel Brazil chocolate confectionery report published in February. Volume sales grew 16 per cent over the same period to 242 million kg.

Happi: Fashion Drives Hair Color Styling Market in Latin America. The styling category still has plenty of room to grow, according to a recent Mintel report about hair care product usage by Brazilian consumers (Base: 1,500 adults aged 16+/January 2014). By analyzing usage levels according to gender, Mintel researchers verified that after the shampoo category, the styling products have the smallest difference between groups.

Cosmetics Design: Brazil market for cosmetics goes premium, raising the bar on ingredients. The claim is also backed by another market research group, Mintel, which highlights research showing 42% of middle class and AB consumers bought more toiletries, fragrances and cosmetics.

Brazil Beauty News: Produtos multifuncionais e anti-idade sao apostas do setor de skin care no Brasil. Uma pesquisa da consultoria Mintel publicada no início de 2014 mostrou que a busca por produtos mais práticos e fáceis de usar é cada vez mais evidente no Brasil.

Mundo do Marketing: Quais são os sabores de refrigerante prediletos do brasileiro? O sabor cola é o mais consumido pelos brasileiros, com 78% de declaração, seguido pelo sabor guaraná (70%) e laranja (44%). De acordo com dados da Mintel, somente o segmento de colas representou 53,9% do mercado de 2012 em volume, e 58,9% em valor, para o mesmo período.

Alimento Seguro: Fisa: tendências chaves em “food ingredients”. A Mintel, fornecedora global de inteligência de mídia, consumidor e produto, informa que está presente na Fisa* por meio do patrocínio da New Product Zone, estande D110, onde são mostradas novidades em produtos e há apresentações diárias de especialistas do setor.

EMEA

Hospodářské Noviny: Česko vstupuje do zlaté éry pánského modelingu. Celosvětový trh s módou pro muže aktuálně roste zhruba dvakrát tak rychle ve srovnání s dámskou. Již v roce 2016 by jeho hodnota měla podle analytické společnosti Mintel překročit 18 miliard dolarů.

RB.ru – Russian Business: 10 косвенных признаков кризиса в России. ФОТО . По данным Mintel, в 2007-2008 гг. рынок косметики в Великобритании вырос на 7,4%.

PR-Inside.com: Online retailers need to be mobile to benefit from the anticipated 14% increase in online sales this Christmas. As retailers start planning for the Christmas season, online sales are expected to rise by about 14%, to an estimated £4.7bn according to research agency Mintel, with a quarter of shoppers planning to buy more on the internet this Christmas.

Cosmetics Design Europe: Mintel recognises Korea potential and expands beauty coverage. Mintel Beauty & Personal Care announces it has expanded its coverage and GNPD scope in South Korea as the market continues o grow in Asia-Pacific.

Aripaev.ee: Microsoft avalikustas 19 eurot maksva Nokia telefoni. Last year, Nokia’s market share was 25.2 percent among the cheap phones. “Emerging markets have been entrusted to the Nokia brand,” said the research firm Mintel analyst Sam Gee CNBC-le.

Bakery and Snacks: Consumers want fruit & veg servings in hot cereal. Hot cereals accounted for 12% of the overall US breakfast cereal market in 2013, according to earlier research from Mintel.

Euronews: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste – study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion (11.92 billion British pound) in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Beverage Daily: ‘One swallow could make a digestive soda summer’, Mintel Canada. Over forty per cent of Canadian consumers would be interested in carbonated soft drinks such as Coca-Cola if they aided digestive health, according to Mintel.

SpecialChem4Cosmetics.com: Mass Market Color Cosmetics Sales to Reach 1 Billion Pounds in 2014 in UK: Mintel. Whilst the use of prestige versus mass market cosmetics has been at the center of many media disputes, Mintel’s latest research reveals that mass market color cosmetic sales are set to hit £1 billion in 2014, with prestige sales additionally predicted to reach £552 million.

La Voz de Almeria (Spain): Los mercados estan preocupados porque Espana pierde aceite. David Turner, de Mintel, estima que para comienzos del ano que viene el precio al consumidor podria haber subido entre el 3% y el 5%.

Газета.Ru (Russia): Британцы тратят на уборку дома по пять часов в неделю. Жители Великобритании тратят на уборку дома почти по пять часов в неделю, сообщает The Daily Mail со ссылкой на новое исследование Mintel.

Teleboerse.de (Germany): Dürre lockt Spekulanten an Wird Olivenöl bald knapp und teuer? David Turner, Lebensmittel- und Getränkeanalyst bei der Marktforschungsfirma Mintel, sagt, dass die Einzelhandelspreise in den USA und in Großbritannien Anfang nächsten Jahres um 3 bis 5 Prozent steigen dürften.

CapitalMadrid (Spain): Los mercados están preocupados porque España pierde aceite.  David Turner, de Mintel, es­tima que para co­mienzos del año que viene el precio al con­su­midor po­dría haber subido entre el 3% y el 5%.

iHNed.cz (Czech Republic): Hercigová v kalhotách? Česko vstupuje do zlaté éry pánského modelingu. Již v roce 2016 by jeho hodnota měla podle analytické společnosti Mintel překročit 18 miliard dolarů.

Memurlar.Net (Turkey): Mutfak ustalarının yeni lezzeti cranberry. Mintel Global Yeni Ürünler Veritabanı’na göre, son 12 ayda dünya genelinde piyasaya sürülen yeni ürün sayısı bin 500’den fazla.

Haberciniz.Biz (Turkey): MUTFAK USTALARININ YENİ LEZZETİ CRANBERRY. Mintel Global Yeni Ürünler Veritabanı’na göre, son 12 ayda dünya genelinde piyasaya sürülen yeni ürün sayısı bin 500’den fazla.

APAC

Campaign (Asia Pacific): The next big ‘Thin': Oreo seeks appetite beyond kids and moms. Focusing on a new target audience of young urban females who are found to be socially savvy ‘always-on’ and ‘always-in’ according to research by Mintel, We Are Social and State Of Style, the brand adapted the product’s marketing.

Reuters (Seoul): Chic and cheap: China takes shine to South Korean cosmetics. “Most Korean beauty products emphasize natural ingredients and they are made for Asian skin. They are endorsed by various Korean celebrities as well,” said Lui Meng Chow, a research analyst at Mintel, a global consumer research company.

Bloomberg: How China’s Love for Alien TV Comedy Lifted Kospi Stocks. “Many girls may think their skin could be as good as those drama actresses’ if they switch to Korean cosmetics,” said Laurie Du, an analyst at consumer-research firm Mintel Group Ltd. in Shanghai.

Daily Times: Top websites crash as web ‘starts to run out of space’. 海峡财讯. Richard Perks, from the market analysts Mintel, said: ‘Online firms build up their reputations on trust, on delivering a flawless experience to their customers.’

梅花网: 微软手机品牌明确:Nokia为何倍受重视. 市场研究公司Mintel的电信及媒体行业分析师SamGee表示:“在新兴市场,Nokia是一个受到大家信任的品牌”,微软希望依靠Nokia品牌,获得新兴市场数以百万计的用户,再过几年,这些用户可能会升级到微软的智能手机或移动设备。

中山日报: 数说营销:腾讯Q2网络广告营收20.64亿元. 【9%】根据Mintel发布的数据,只有9%的社交网络用户声称在点击社交网络的广告后他们购买了产品,这个比例在18-34岁的人群中高达21%,在父母群体中则为19%。

家电网: 数说营销:腾讯Q2网络广告营收20.64亿元. 市场研究公司Mintel的电信及媒体行业分析师SamGee表示:“在新兴市场,Nokia是一个受到大家信任的品牌”,微软希望依靠Nokia品牌,获得新兴市场数以百万计的用户,再过几年,这些用户可能会升级到微软的智能手机或移动设备。

驱动之家: 微软手机确定:诺基亚倍受重视. 而在这些廉价功能手机中,微软仍然沿用了“Nokia”品牌。市场研究公司Mintel的电信及媒体行业分析师SamGee表示:“在新兴市 场,Nokia是一个受到大家信任的品牌”,微软希望依靠Nokia品牌,获得新兴市场数以百万计的用户,再过几年,这些用户可能会升级到微软的智能手机 或移动设备。

搜狐女性: 男妆小时代:谁将主宰男人的面子. 来自英敏特对中国消费者的研究报告指出:“中国市场在短期内涌现出众多男士护理品牌,看似是众多品牌对于商业机会的敏锐扑捉,其实质却是男士护理作为个人护理市场的重要细分市场已形成。

金羊網: 微軟手機品牌明確︰Nokia未消失反倍受重視. 市場研究公司Mintel的電信及媒體行業分析師SamGee表示︰“在新興市場,Nokia是一個受到大家信任的品牌”,微軟希望依靠Nokia品牌,獲得新興市場數以百萬計的用戶,再過幾年,這些用戶可能會升級到微軟的智能手機或移動設備。

Baomoi.com: Consumer activists put pressure on retailers to drop triclosan. Crest 3D White and Crest Pro-Health are the best-selling toothpastes in the U.S., followed by Total, according to research firm Mintel Group Ltd. Total uses triclosan as an antibacterial to ward off gum disease.

Yahoo! India Finance: PlayStation 4 sales hit 10M in blow to Microsoft. “Xbox has suffered from a huge amount of negative publicity which has hurt it,” Sam Gee, senior technology analyst at Mintel, told CNBC in a phone interview.

国联资源网: 英国烘焙DIY“糖恐慌”. 全球知名市场调查公司英敏特(Mintel)的一名分析师称,今年的英国家庭烘焙数量下降了8%,而下降的原因很可能是由“糖恐慌”引起的,但天然甜味剂——甜叶菊可以缓解这个情况。

Globrand: 餐饮品牌策划:外卖O2O,未来看点还有很多. Mintel报告表现,中国快餐和外卖市场规模,预计2017年达到1.8万亿元。

市场营销智库: Mintel:社交广告影响不止步于9%的广告点击购买群体. 根据Mintel发布的数据,只有9%的社交网络用户声称在点击社交网络的广告后他们购买了产品,这个比例在18-34岁的人群中高达21%,在父母群体中则为19%。

51资金项目网: 外卖O2O,未来看点还有很多. Mintel报告表现,中国快餐和外卖市场规模,预计2017年达到1.8万亿元。

梅花网: 社交广告影响不止步于9%的广告点击购买群体. 根据Mintel发布的数据,只有9%的社交网络用户声称在点击社交网络的广告后他们购买了产品,这个比例在18-34岁的人群中高达21%,在父母群体中则为19%。

文匯報: 網絡世代創業吸金 超過他人一生所賺. 不過,環球市場研究公司Mintel分析師歐文娜指出,Z世代習慣從多個平台及渠道取得資訊,很容易形成缺乏耐性的行為,想速戰速決的心理,以及只顧及時行樂的想法。

Reuters India: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste: study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

Europe News: Save Our Pubs: Why Are So Many British Boozers Calling Last Orders? The figures on British pubs, then, come as something of a surprise, particularly when research firm Mintel found that the nation’s pubs actually enjoyed a revenue increase of 2.8% in 2013, to £22.15bn.

看看新闻网: Mintel:社交广告不止影响9%的广告点击购买群体. 【Mintel:社交广告不止影响9%的广告点击购买群体】一半社交网络用户称社交网络对购买决策没有影响,只有9%声称在点击社交网络广告后购买了产品。有趣的是:声称看到广告但没有点击却购买了产品的比例更高,11%的受访者有过这样的经历。

The Star Online: For Euro pale lagers difference is in label, not taste – study. Meanwhile, sales of craft beers have continued to rise and are estimated to reach $20 billion (11.92 billion British pound) in 2014, according to the research firm Mintel.

世界包装博览: 打造精酿啤酒创新标签. 最近,Mintel的一份报告显示,精酿啤酒的受欢迎度持续上升,销售量增长110%。

Mydigitalfc.com: Total recoil: toothpaste may be carcinogenic. Total, the number three selling brand in the US, lost 2 per cent of its market share last year, with $189.8 million in sales for the year that ended on January 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group.

Livemint.com: Colgate’s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over triclosan in Total. Total, the No.3 selling brand in the US, lost 2% of its market share last year, with $189.8 million in sales for the year that ended on 26 January, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

Malaysian Digest: Colgate’s Unseen FDA Pages Flag Concerns Over Triclosan In Total Toothpaste. Total, the No 3 selling brand in the US, lost two per cent of its market share last year, with US$189.8 million (RM607m) in sales for the year that ended on Jan 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd. Colgate’s Tom’s of Maine line grew 14 per cent, to US$38.9 million, suggesting shoppers are gravitating toward more natural options, the report said.

The Malay Mail Online: Colgate’s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over triclosan in Total toothpaste. Total, the No 3 selling brand in the US, lost two per cent of its market share last year, with US$189.8 million (RM607m) in sales for the year that ended on Jan 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

The Edge Malaysia: Colgate’s unseen FDA pages flag concerns over triclosan in Total Business & Markets 2014. Total, the No 3 selling brand in the US, lost two per cent of its market share last year, with US$189.8 million (RM607m) in sales for the year that ended on Jan 26, according to market research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

Europe News: Great British Beer Festival: Exploring London’s Booming Craft Brewing Sector. The research firm Mintel estimates that 23% of British people above the legal age for drinking have consumed a craft beer in the past six months. In London, the figure is 38%. That means more than two million Londoners have polished off a craft beer this year.

Global FoodMate: Anheuser-Busch targets Latinos with new Mexican beer import. Nearly 43% of U.S. consumers drank imported beer last year, according to a report by research firm Mintel, but Mexican brands lead the pack in terms of affordability, popularity and successful marketing strategies — think Dos Equis and its ʺthe Most Interesting Man in the Worldʺ campaign.

东方早报 (Simp.): 泰禾玩商业,18个月收回成本?。英敏特报告称,预计到2019年,中国网上零售市场总值将达8.34万亿元,相对2014年的2.79万亿元增长198%。75%的受访者认为网购终将取代实体店购物。

第一食品网: 英国市场珍珠奶茶店大量涌现. 根据市场研究公司英敏特国际集团(Mintel),英国民众愈来愈喜欢珍珠奶茶,甚至连德国人也爱上这种“股溜股溜”的好滋味,麦当劳也都开始卖珍珠奶茶。

东方财富网: 泰禾玩商业 18个月收回成本?英敏特报告称,预计到2019年,中国网上零售市场总值将达8.34万亿元,相对2014年的2.79万亿元增长198%。75%的受访者认为网购终将取代实体店购物。

NDTV.com: Have kitchen gadgets become status symbols? Market researchers Mintel found earlier this year that 20% of us have ditched our kitchen kettles in favour of coffee machines.

TuoiTreNews: In Africa, haircare becomes a multi-billion dollar industry. In one clue to the potential for Africa, market research firm Mintel put the size of the black haircare market in the United States at $684 million in 2013, estimating that it could be closer to $500 billion if weaves, extensions and sales from independent beauty stores or distributors are included.

中华油脂网 (China): 媒体报道:西班牙干旱 橄榄油价格或上涨. 消费者研究公司――Mintel公司的全球食品及饮料分析师David Turner称,到明年年初美国和英国的橄榄油零售价格将会上涨3到5%。

JoongAng Daily (Korea): China’s love for Korea’s stars lifted Kospi stocks. “Many girls may think their skin could be as good as those drama actresses’ if they switch to Korean cosmetics,” said Laurie Du, an analyst at consumer-research firm Mintel Group in Shanghai.

The Telegraph (India): Pucker up: US lip cosmetics market set to reach $1.4 billion this year. It’s not just lip service according to new research from Mintel, after experiencing a 2% decline from 2011-2013, the lip cosmetics segment posted gains of nearly 9% between 2012 and 2014, with sales poised to reach nearly $1.4 billion this year.

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