Mintel in the Media is a review of the past week, 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

The Guardian Gluten-free: health fad or life-saving diet? “That gives you an idea of the rate of growth,” says Douglas Faughnan, senior food and drink analyst at Mintel. Increasing numbers of the general public are buying gluten-free products, he says, because “they believe it to be healthier”.

The Times Men spend more on bags than women “While man-bags may have begun to see the item as acceptable to wear most of the time,” said Tamara Sender, a senior fashion analyst at Mintel. “As they become accustomed to the practicality of using a man-bag they are likely to continue to use them as they age.”

Metro I’m sweet enough, say half of Britons. Mintel’s Emma Clifford said: ‘Dangers related to consuming too much sugar became the major food issue of 2014. Consumers are expecting the food industry to respond.’

City A.M. London toasts boom in craft beer start-ups Recent research from Mintel estimated 38 per cent of Londoners over 18 have drunk a craft beer in the last six months.

London Evening Standard What’s hot dot com: time to try some e-tail therapy In total, the UK’s online fashion market was worth an estimated £10 billion last year, with Mintel predicting it will grow to £19 billion by 2019.

The Independent The nuts-for-spices crisis: How a complex supply chain makes tracing dodgy food difficult The UK spice market was worth £327m last year – while in the US it was valued at £2.7bn and is expected to increase to £3.3bn within five years, according to the Mintel research agency.

Daily Mail Revealed: Men actually splash out £42 MORE on designer manbags than women do on handbags Market researcher Mintel found men are more likely to choose bags made by luxury brands, while women tend to look for cheaper High Street styles. Senior Fashion Analyst Tamara Sender said: ‘Whilst manbags in the past have been met with mockery, men have now begun to see the item as acceptable to wear most of the time and as they become accustomed to the practicality of using a manbag they are likely to continue to use them as they age.’

Reuters.co.uk London’s fashion pack turns focus to business for online sales With online fashion sales expected to reach 19 billion pounds in the next four years, according to research firm Mintel, designers are turning to social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to help drive more online purchases.

Mirror.co.uk How cola is being replaced by Britain’s new favourite drink Health concerns are the main reason that Brits have been cutting back on the cola and other fizzy drinks, according to consumer research experts Mintel.

Retail Times Nearly half of US Millennials find store brand food products more informative than name brands, Mintel reports. “We’re seeing a shift in consumer thinking at the grocery store,” said Mintel food analyst, Amanda Topper.

The Grocer Pizzas try to steal a slice of the health food market. Mintel has tipped pizza as a sector set to tap growing demand for gluten free, following growth in the US.

The Grocer “Demonisation” of sugar having real impact on consumer Consumers’ attention to sugar has undoutedly been heightened by the high-profile sugar debate uring 2014 whilst has acted to demonise this ingredient,’ said Emma Clifford, senior food and drink analyst at Mintel.

The Grocer 10 things you need to know about… frozen food With the help of Mintel, we’ve trawled freezer cabinets around the world to find the hottest frozen launches, from bento boxes to peelable ice pops…

Marketing Week McDonald’s takes on premium coffee shops. The coffee shop market grew 3.5% to £1.45 bn between 2013 and 2014, according to research company Mintel… The research company’s report also suggests it is McDonald’s reach and ability to pitch at a lower price where it will continue to thrive. A quarter (24%) of adults polled by Mintel late last year found that price is more important to them than the brand of coffee chain.

Daily Star Guys with baggage. Men blew more money than women on designer bags in the last year. They spent an average £105, compared to £63 by women. But most were handbags bought as gifts for their partners, research by Mintel showed.

US

Fast Company THE HOPPED-UP QUEST FOR A GLUTEN-FREE BEER THAT DOESN’T SUCK Despite minimal increases in the number of Americans with celiac disease, market research firm Mintel estimates that sales of gluten-free products reached $8.8 billion in 2014—a 63% increase in annual sales from 2012—2014.

USA Today Must-have kitchen appliances? Infographic using Mintel’s data shared on Twitter and print.

Adweek Since the Ebola Scare, This Sanitizer-Dispensing Ad Company Has Been Cleaning Up Among Americans, 43 percent regularly use hand sanitizer, with 50 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds doing so, according to Mintel, a market research firm.

Gourmet Retailer The Late, Lamentable All-Natural When it comes to product claims, all natural continues to influence 62 percent of consumers, according to the 2014 “Today’s Specialty Food Consumer Report,” produced by the Specialty Food Association (SFA) and Mintel International. Locally sourced sways consumers, especially those in the 55+ age group and gluten-free claims resonate with 25 percent. Sustainable, Non-GMO and Fair Trade all increased vs. 2013, according to the study.

New York Observer The Dermatologist Who Gets All the Guys Men’s grooming products are one of the beauty industry’s fastest growing segments. In the U.S., Mintel, a leading marketing intelligence agency, forecasts that men’s toiletries will be a $3.2 billion market by 2016.

Brandchannel Brandspeak: Why Product Launches Will Save Brand-Building According to a study by Mintel, there are 20,000 new products introduced worldwide every single month. In the US, only 15 percent of those will be around in two years. Consumers won’t hesitate to leave a familiar brand in order to find greater value, because they fully expect something better is right around the corner.

Convenience Store Millennials Find Store Brands More Innovative Private-label food products are grabbing the attention of younger shoppers. A new report from global market intelligence firm Mintel shows that 42 percent of Millennials (aged 18-36) agree that store-brand food products are more innovative than name-brand products.

Gournet Retailer Near and Dear Jennifer Zegler, beverage analyst for research firm Mintel, reports that locally made micro-brewed beer, in particular, continues to spike in popularity. “Local craft beer is huge. It’s appealing to Millennials of drinking age, who go to farmers’ markets and care about how and where foods are made. Craft beer taps into that, because it’s local and because you have the chance to talk to the people who brewed it, because they often visit stores and bars,” she says. Additionally, she says, in today’s post-recessionary merchandising environment, “People want to make sure they are sponsoring businesses they believe in.”

Food Navigator Tapping into the flavour pairing trend For Mintel analyst, David Turner, an increased interest in the relationship between science and food is positive for manufacturers in that it may bring about a shift in consumer attitudes towards the ‘industralisation’ of food.

MediaPost 42% Of Millennials Think Private-Label Foods Are More Innovative It’s no secret that store brands have seen explosive growth in recent years, and a new Mintel report documents that positive perceptions of these products have taken hold among significant numbers of Millennials and other consumers.

Reuters London’s fashion pack turns focus to business for online sales With online fashion sales expected to reach 19 billion pounds in the next four years, according to research firm Mintel, designers are turning to social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to help drive more online purchases.

Store Brands Almost half of U.S. millennials find store brand food products more innovative than name brands Private label food products are getting some much-needed attention, especially from young shoppers, according to “Private Label Foods: What’s Driving Purchase? — US,” a February 2015 report from global market intelligence firm Mintel.

Advertising Age Fashion Brands Go Digital at London Fashion Week And fashion is the biggest online shopping category, with 70% of U.K. internet users buying clothes and footwear online, according to research firm Mintel.

Food Manufacturing Study: Consumers More Mindful of Sweeteners, Yet Purchase Behavior Isn’t Changing The 2015 Sweetener360 is a custom research study commissioned by the Corn Refiners Association and completed in part by Mintel Consulting and Nielsen.

CANADA

Reuters Canada London designers pin hopes on next generation of online shoppers With online fashion sales expected to reach 19 billion pounds in the next four years, according to research firm Mintel, designers are turning to social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to help drive more online purchases.

Winnipeg Free Press Business blunder or free advertising? “What we’re seeing among consumers is demand, not just for heat, but more complex, regional flavours,” said Beth Bloom, a food and drink analyst for Mintel. “With Sriracha, Huy Fong introduced a new style and a whole new category of hot sauce.”

BRAZIL

Doce Revista Alta crocância. Pelas planilhas da empresa de inteligência de inteligência Mintel, que também audita o varejo de biscoitos, o gasto per capita do brasileiro em 2013 foi de US$ 22,96, patamar que vem sendo mantido nos últimos cinco anos.

Doce Revista Crescimento Suado. Setor de balas e candies supera fase de acomodacao e luta para manter a demanda acesa no pais. Apenas para comparação, os dados da Mintel revelam que a categoria de chocolate seguiu a tendência com 20% de valorização (de R$22,00 a R$26,00 o quilo).

APAC

Forbes Asia Mocha Migration: Korean Entrepreneur Taps Into China’s Coffee Craze “It is very good at creating a relaxing environment,” says Esther Lau, research analyst at consultancy Mintel. “It is not as business-oriented as Starbucks and Costa Coffee.”

CNA台湾中央通讯社 大陸戀上咖啡 星巴克賺飽飽 市場研究公司英敏特(Mintel)分析師劉欣琪向金融時報表示,未來這塊市場將日趨多元化,歐美、南韓和大陸業者將創造大幅成長的局面。

Channel News Asia London’s fashion pack turns focus to business for online sales according to research firm Mintel, designers are turning to social media like Instagram, Facebook

China Daily Campus caffeine fix brings students together According to research conducted by Mintel, a market researcher in the UK, the number of coffeehouses in China doubled from 15,988 in 2007 to 31,783 in 2012.

EMEA

Kosmetiek De 9 Topredienten van 2015 We vroegen het ann Ronald van Wellie, Directeur ban de Nederlandse cosmetica vereniging, en David Tyrrell, Global Skincare analyst van marktonderzoeksbureau au Mintel in Londen.

LSA L’Angleterre, le pays où l’innovation est « reine » Au-delà, les distributeurs britanniques surfent sur des tendances bien affirmées : « Ces cinq dernières années, les produits free from (sans gluten, sans lactose…) ont constitué une énorme plate-forme d’innovation, explique Yannick Troalen, consultant en tendances et innovations au sein du cabinet d’études Mintel.

Bakery and Snacks Slow-burning energy…Novel baked apple snack with isomalt shows satiety potential Laura-Daisy Jones, Mintel food science analyst, said: ‘Ingredients from protein to wholegrains and complex carbohydrates to sulouble fibers are being utilized more for their supply of slow-burning energy.’

Bakery and Snacks Health claims and indulgence can go ‘hand in hand’ for breakfast cereals: Mintel To catch up with competing breakfast products like Belvita Breakfast Biscuits, David Jago, director of innovation and insight at Mintel, suggested cereal manufacturers must ‘play the game’.

Beverage Daily UK sugar industry sales drop by 14% The sugar industry in the UK is facing a challenging time according to a new report from Mintel. Last year it suffered a sales drop of 14%, while nearly half of British consumers reconsidered using sugar.

Lasprovincias.es El 23% de los libros que se publican en España ya son digitales Un informe publicado por la consultora Mintel sobre el mercado de libros, recoge que entre los motivos están el menor precio de los ebooks frente al aumento de los precios de los libros tradicionales, y la comodidad de tener varios en un mismo dispositivo.

ABC.es El 23% de los libros que se publican en España ya son e-books Un informe publicado por la consultora Mintel sobre el mercado de libros en España recoge que entre los motivos están el menor precio de las obras digitales frente al aumento de los precios de los libros tradicionales y la comodidad de tener varios en un mismo dispositivo.

Actua Litté Édition en Espagne : croissance de l’ebook, mais le papier dégringole Un rapport présenté par le cabinet Mintel sur le marché montre que le prix de vente, plus bas que celui des ouvrages papier, joue pour beaucoup dans cette tendance.

Marketinginfo Nyereséges lett Nagy-Britanniában is a Starbucks Mindezt egy olyan országban, ahol már a 17. század óta nagy kultusza van a különféle koffeines italoknak és ahol a Mintel piackutató vállalat adatai szerint a lakosság évente 1,45 milliárd fontot hagy a kávézókban.

Beverage Daily We don’t want your plonk!’ German wine consumers turn to higher quality wine German consumers are prepared to pay more for a better quality still wine, says Mintel, as drinkers become sceptical of mass-production and demand authenticity and quality.

Noticias de Navarra El 23% de los libros que se publican ya son digitales Un informe publicado por la consultora Mintel sobre el mercado de libros, recoge que entre los motivos están el menor precio de los ebooks frente al aumento de los precios de los libros tradicionales, y la comodidad de tener varios en un mismo dispositivo.

TeInteresa.es El 23 por ciento de los libros que se publican en España ya son digitales Un informe publicado por la consultora Mintel sobre el mercado de libros, recoge que entre los motivos están el menor precio de los ebooks frente al aumento de los precios de los libros tradicionales, y la comodidad de tener varios en un mismo dispositivo.

El Norte de Castilla.es El 23% de los libros publicados en España ya son ‘e-books’ Según un informe publicado por la consultora Mintel sobre el mercado de libros los lectores que prefieren los ‘e-books’ incrementan la cantidad de libros que leen de media.

Food and Drink Business.com Growing British Consumer Interest in Chinese Cuisine New research from Mintel reveals that almost four in five (78%) British consumers have eaten Chinese food at home in the past three months, with 12% eating it at least once a week.

Начало – Webcafe.bg Обичай ме безглутеново Според Mintel, една от водещите световни компании за пазарен анализ, през 2014 година индустрията за храни, изключващи определени алергени добива стойност от 365 милиона паунда във Великобритания.

Bakery and Snacks UK energy bar sales triple and set to rise According to Mintel, almost a quarter of respondents said they had not chosen a cereal or nutrition bar because they considered them to be too sugary.

Beverage Daily Coconut sugar: The latest sugar alternative According to David Turner, food and drink analyst at Mintel, this is part of a growing trend: “People are turning to alternative sugars- coconut sugar, apple sugar or agave – because they seem healthier even if they are still 100% sugar.”

Shopper Marketing Update Jonge shoppers vinden huismerk veel innovatiever Het is maar met welke bril je dat bekijkt, want 42 procent van de millennials (18 – 36 jaar) denkt daar anders over. Dat staat te lezen in een recent gepubliceerd rapport van onderzoeksbureau Mintel, ‘Private Label Foods: What’s Driving Purchase? – US‘.

Dirigentes Digital Los británicos gastan más en vino que los franceses “Esto es parte de una tendencia que muestra que los consumidores aunque beben menos, cuando lo hacen prefieren buscar algo un poco más especial”, según explicó Chris Wisson, un analista de bebidas de Mintel, una empresa de investigación de mercado.

elEconomista.es Las reservas de los turistas británicos para el próximo verano crecen un 3% Un estudio de Mintel que analiza el turismo británico en España durante los últimos cinco años pone de manifiesto que un 20% viajó durante un puente o un fin de semana (city break), mientras que un 14% se desplazó por motivos culturales.

News4business MTI: Nyereséges lett Nagy-Britanniában is a Starbucks Mindezt egy olyan országban, ahol már a 17. század óta nagy kultusza van a különféle koffeines italoknak és ahol a Mintel piackutató vállalat adatai szerint a lakosság évente 1,45 milliárd fontot hagy a kávézókban.

Asia News Fashion retailers dress up for the online surge With online sales of clothing and footwear expected to develop to 㾿 billion ($29.25 billion) in the next four years, according to analysis firm Mintel, some designers are relying solely on the use of social media to aid grow their businesses.

Food Navigator Tapping into the flavour pairing trend For Mintel analyst, David Turner. an increased interest in the relationship between science and food is positive for manufacturers in that it may bring about a shift in consumer attitudes towards the ‘industrialisation’ of food.

EcoDiario.es Los diseñadores británicos ponen sus esperanzas en las ventas online En un momento en que se prevé que las ventas online de calzado y ropa crezcan aproximadamente hasta los 25.000 millones de euros en los próximos cuatro años, de acuerdo con la firma de investigación Mintel, algunos diseñadores están confiando únicamente en las redes sociales para ayudar a crecer a su negocio.

Reuters España Los diseñadores británicos ponen sus esperanzas en las ventas online En un momento en que se prevé que las ventas online de calzado y ropa crezcan aproximadamente hasta los 25.000 millones de euros en los próximos cuatro años, de acuerdo con la firma de investigación Mintel, algunos diseñadores están confiando únicamente en las redes sociales para ayudar a crecer a su negocio.

Euronews London’s fashion pack turns focus to business for online sales With online fashion sales expected to reach 19 billion pounds in the next four years, according to research firm Mintel, designers are turning to social media like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to help drive more online purchases.

Nutrition Insight New Carbohydrate Claim to Help Boost Sports Nutrition, Says Volac Louise Mahrra, Volac’s Marketing Manager suggested that whey permeate is one solution that could help recover the downtrend recently seen in the soft drinks market: “The most affected category by the war on sugar appears to be health drinks. In fact, recent Mintel research showed the growth of the traditional sports drinks market had slowed down in recent years because consumers are opting for other sources of replenishment when undertaking sports.”

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