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

UK & IRELAND

BBC Breakfast: Sainsbury’s and Netto open first of 15 new discount stores. Live interview with Richard Perks.

Bloomberg Businessweek: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia. “Although chia, with is a complete protein, has been rumoured to reduce food cravings, lower blood pressure, and aid in weight loss, studies have been unsuccessful at validating these claims.” – Stephanie Pauk, global food science analyst at Mintel.

The Daily Telegraph: The frizz factor. Add to that Brazil’s mixed race demographics – L’Oréal have defined eight distinct categories of hair texture, ranging from straight through to afro, the broadest range in the world – and it’s no surprise that the Brazilian haircare market is projected to see double-digit annual growth over the next four years, with Mintel estimating that it will reach R$12.45 billion (£3.16 billion) by 2017.

The Daily Telegraph: Gwyneth Paltrow and the cult of kale. According to retail analysts Mintel, between 2012 and 2013 there was a 166 per cent rise in the number of food and drink products launched containing the curly green stuff.

The Economist: The fitness industry: It works out cheaper. Although budget chains constitute only 8% of the revenue, they now account for 21% of all fitness-club members. Low-cost gyms boast around 5,000 members per club compared with an industry average of about 1,900, according to Mintel, a consultancy.

The Sunday Times: We were born to do it. Even though Homebase announces last month that it is to close a quarter of its stores by 2018, partly because of ‘the rise of a generation less killed in DIY projects’, the fine art of putting up a shelf or requiring a plug is not yet in its death throes – 78% of homeowners expect to do some form of DIY over coming year, according to the market-research firm Mintel.

Daily Mail: Porridge in a pot costs SIX times more. Senior food analyst Emma Clifford says: ‘Porridge pots have been a rising star in the hot cereals market thanks to their strong convenience positioning, with many requiring only the addition of hot water.’

London Evening Standard: Male order of the day as raft of retailers head to Mayfair hub. Grosvenor has been targeting menswear due to the growth in the sector — the UK menswear market has grown by 18 per cent in the last five years and is now worth £12.9 billion, according to Mintel.

The Grocer: Cheddar fans show no preference on origin. In research by Mintel with 1,402UK adults who buy and eat cheese, 48% agreed with the statement ‘I have no preference between buying British or Irish cheddar.’

The Grocer: Hair today… male body shaving hits new heights. Six out of 10 British men aged 16 to 24 now regularly remove body hair, according to a study by Mintel published last month.

Drapers: Brands should venture carefully into ecommerce. Research from Mintel estimates UK online sales of clothing and footwear will reach £10.7bn this year, or 17% of total spending.

Top Sante Health and Beauty: Can you afford to be fit? Figures from market research organisation Mintel show that UK consumer expenditure at sports goods retailers rose from £3.6 billion in 2013 to an estimated £3.8 billion in 2014.

just-style.com: Wearable technology a key trend for 2015. Looking ahead to 2015, Mintel’s Senior Trend Consultant Richard Cope discusses the four key UK consumer trends identified by Mintel for 2015 - and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Popsop.com: Mintel reveals top four consumer trends in the UK for 2015. The research consultancy Mintel yesterday shared their insights on the upcoming consumer trends in the UK for 2015.

Warc: China’s consumers fear pollution. The Consumer Trends 2015 report from researcher Mintel, based on consumer surveys in first- and second-tier cities along with assessment of FMCG trendsand contributions from its analysts, identified four “megatrends” that will affect many categories in some way in the near future.

US

CNN: How South Korea drives Asia’s love affair with cosmetics. Vivienne Rudd, director of global innovation at market researcher Mintel, said South Korean beauty and personal care retail market posted 5.8% growth year-on-year to 2013 compared with just 2.1% for the UK and 3.9% for the US. “The success of South Korean brands has a lot to do with Chinese consumers copying the style of South Korean soap opera and music stars,” Rudd told CNN. “They’ll even go so far as to get the particular products being used by these stars. The stores will try to get in the exact shades that South Korean actresses are using.” She said the same way that H&M and Zara will get catwalk styles in quickly, South Korean retailers will do the same with cosmetics. “This is particularly true with lip color,” Rudd said.

Forbes: What’s cool and hot about today’s ice cream market. The Mintel report also states that as a product’s health profile becomes increasingly important as consumers are veering towards perceived better-for-you frozen yogurt and fruit- and vegetable-based flavors. Frozen options, such as sorbets and fruit bars or pops, may sate the market segment that wants something cool but with fewer calories.

Chicago Business Journal: Mintel looks into its crystal ball and shares top 2015 consumer behavior trends. And in their consumer behavior trend analysis role for Chicago-basedMintel, a consumer research organization, they have pinpointed what they believe will be four major trends in 2015.

Consumer Goods Technology: Four Impactful Consumer Trends for 2015.
Looking ahead, Mintel’s trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key US consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015 — and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Convenience Store News: Four consumer trends that will define 2015. With the new year approximately two months away, Mintel trend analysts identified four key U.S. consumer trends that will have the most impact in 2015.

CSPnet.com: Four Trends Changing Consumer Culture. A new report compiled by Chicago-based Mintel titled “US 2015 Consumer Trends” depicts an evolving consumer that has their fair share of demands and expectations.

Food Dive: Mintel releases 2015 consumer trends research. Mintel has released its lists of consumer trends in regions across the globe. Many of the trends will have a considerable impact on food production, marketing, and sales.

Gourmet Retailer: Mintel: 4 Key Consumer Trends for 2015. Mintel has identified four key US consumer trends as the most impactful for 2015 — Get Smart; My Wallet, My Way; Fight for Your Rights; and Gender Agenda.

Happi Magazine: Four big consumer trends in 2015. Market research and analysis firm Mintel has revealed four key US consumer trends for 2015: Get Smart; My Wallet, My Way; Fight for Your Rights; and Gender Agenda.

Herald Sun: Superfoods kale and quinoa to be overtaken by cauliflower, brussels sprouts. Sales of the gluten-free grain amaranth are also expected to surge, Mintel’s Consumer Trends 2015 report forecasts.

Motley Fool: Disrupting Regulation: Uber, AirBnB, and Tesla Challenge the Status Quo. In its Consumer Trends 2015 report, the industry watchers at Mintel say the rise of on-demand convenience is “blurring the lines between digital and brick-and-mortar retail, not only driving convenience in shopping, but also expanding it into any customer interaction with business.

GCI Magazine: Mintel explores 2015 US consumer macro trendsMintel trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key U.S. consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015—and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Progressive Grocer: Mintel Unveils Top Consumer Trends for 2015. With the new year approximately two months away, Mintel trend analysts identified four key U.S. consumer trends that will have the most impact in 2015: smart technology; the blending of digital and brick-and-mortar retail; a growing awareness of consumers’ rights; and the rejection of gender stereotypes.

Retail Times: Mintel pinpoints four key US consumer trends for 2015. Looking ahead, Mintel’s trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key US consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015 — and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Vending market watch: Mintel releases 2015 US Consumer Trends.  Looking ahead, Mintel’s trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key US consumer trends identified by Mintel as the most impactful for 2015 — and what this will mean for both consumers and brands in the year ahead.

Wall Street Journal: Are you bathing your baby too much? In a report published online in the journal Pediatric Dermatology in September, Dr. Simpson analyzed the usage of baby-skin-care products in the U.S. based on data collected by market-research firm Mintel Group. Households reported using baby wash and shampoos around five times a week on average.

Business Insider: We tried the meatless burgers and nuggets coming to restaurants near you. That makes it one of the top five meatless brands in the country, according to sales estimates by Mintel.

Los Angeles Times: Generation Z (or is that Edge?) shows a fluid sense of style. Teen edgers’ allowances add up to $44 billion a year, according to a 2013 report from market researcher Mintel.

Consumer’s Digest: Innovations & Healthy Choices: Specialty Kitchen Appliances. In a May 2014 study, market-research company Mintel found that 88 percent of consumers say improving health through diet is a.

Discovery Health: How do antiperspirants keep you from sweating? More than 90 percent of American teens and adults use sprays, solid stick or roll-on products containing antiperspirants (which limit perspiration) or deodorants (which mask its aroma), according to a 2012 study by Mintel, a market research firm

Nasdaq: Wal-Mart vs. Amazon: which will win Christmas this year? First, analysts at Mintel are looking at online sales to grow 14% this year — better even than the National Retail Federation’s prediction that holiday sales will grow between 8% and 11% in 2014 rising to as much as $105 billion — and it anticipates store-based retailers will garner more than half of all online sales, suggesting that as the world’s biggest retailer Wal-Mart will hold its own against online-only sites like Amazon.

Nasdaq: Disrupting regulation: Uber, AirBnB, and Tesla challenge the status quo. In its Consumer Trends 2015 report, the industry watchers at Mintel say the rise of on-demand convenience is “blurring the lines between digital and brick-and-mortar retail, not only driving convenience in shopping, but also expanding it into any customer interaction with business.”

WebMD: Should you jump on the protein bandwagon? A report released in 2013 by another market research group, Mintel, concluded that the U.S. is by far the world’s biggest market for high-protein products. Introductions of foods and drinks making a high-protein claim in 2012 were almost triple that of any other country, according to the report.

San Francisco Chronicle: We tried the meatless burgers and nuggets coming to  restaurants near you. Sales of meat alternatives in the US rose to $553 million in 2012, up from $513 million two years earlier, according to market-research firm Mintel.

Brand Packaging: Consumer insight. To quote Mintel, “Marketing to the under- and unemployed requires tact and sensitivity in order not to remind those in this situation that they are living on the edge or to make them feel less deserving than others. The likely reward for providing products and services of value during this time of need is a loyal customer for the long run.

Private Label Buyer: Private label pizza trends. According to the June 2014 “Pizza—U.S.” report from Mintel, the overall retail pizza market is expected to experience flat sales between 2014 and 2019 due to an anticipated resurgence of visits to pizzerias, as well as carry-out and delivery, in the wake of the slowly recovering U.S. economy.

Baking Business: Frozen pizza sales as flat as pizza crust itself. In a June report, researchers at Chicago-based Mintel noted annual retail sales of pizza have hovered around the $5.5 billion mark from 2009 through 2014, and the outlook is for more of the same. In fact, Mintel projected that retail sales will remain unchanged or slightly down through 2019.

Dairy Foods: The next big thing in yogurt is up for grabs. “According to Chicago-based Mintel, more than a quarter of category participants eat yogurt as a dessert. Consumers are looking for flavors that they can indulge in, without all of the calories associated with a dessert.”

Nutraceuticals World: Key trends in functional foods & beverages for 2015. Sales of beverages mentioning “skin protection” and similar terms have almost doubled in south Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore) and according to Mintel’s Global New Product Database, product launch numbers have also doubled.

Nutraceuticals World: Form & function: focusing on delivery and bioavailability. BASF Corporation, Florham Park, NJ, cited Mintel research that found nearly 37% of vitamin users aged 18+ have used a gummy/soft chew format, while another 35% would be interested, suggesting possible further gains in the gummy segment.

Happi Magazine: Black consumers and anti-aging products. According to data crunched by Mintel, just 36% of Black consumers (vs. 48% of white consumers) report using anti-aging facial moisturizers and four in 10 (41%) don’t use any type of anti-aging facial skincare product at all—a number that drops to 35% for white consumers.

EMEA

La Tribune (France): Yildiz, le groupe turc qui veut grignoter sa part du marché du biscuit à Mondelez. Jodie Minotto, analyste spécialiste du marché agroalimentaire mondial au sein du cabinet Mintel, estime que: “Ülker est un bijou de la couronne pour le groupe Yildiz. (…) Cet accord est particulièrement avantageux “

Cosmetics Design: US consumer trends to influence beauty and skincare brands in 2015. Mintel just released its trends report for the coming year, and some personal care brands are ahead of the curve, developing products and consumer relationship solutions that anticipate emerging consumer expectations.

Food Manufacturer (France): Smart technology shapes shopping patterns. Separate studies from Mintel and posh retailer Wairose both identified smart devices as key drivers of change.

Food Navigator (France): Mobile apps ‘will take consumer awareness to the next level’, says Mintel. Consumers are exploring new ways of educating themselves about food and increasingly are using mobile pps to make well-informed choices, according to Mintel’s ‘Consumer Trends 2015′ report.

Food Navigator (France): Yildiz still lacks ‘power brands’ after United Biscuits buy: Analyst. Yildiz Holding’s acquisition of UK United Biscuits makes it the world’s third largest biscuit player, but now it will have to work hard to find its ‘power brand’ answer to Mondelez’s Oreos, according to a Mintel analyst.

Portugal Têxtil (Portugal): Explosão no retalho online. As vendas no retalho online estão previstas duplicar na Europa até 2019, com o corrente ano a registar um aumento de 17%, segundo revela um novo estudo da Mintel, com o comércio eletrónico a desempenhar um papel preponderante nesse crescimento.

Trade magazin (Hungary): Izgalmas Y férfiak. A Mintel piackutató (USA) adatai szerint a 18–64 éves férfi korosztály több mint fele elsődleges bevásárlónak vallja magát a háztartásban.

Novinky (Czech Republic): Evropu zachvacuje bezlepková horečka a touha po zdravém životním stylu. Podle marketingové společnosti Mintel se sídlem v Londýně drží čtyři procenta francouzské populace bezlepkovou dietu, v Itálii to je osm procent, v Německu sedm a ve Španělsku šest procent. Lepek je obsažen v některých obilninách, především v pšenici, žitu a ječmeni.

Lidovky.cz (Czech Republic): Je libo bezmasé steaky? Evropu zachvacuje bezlepková horečka. Podle marketingové společnosti Mintel se sídlem v Londýně drží čtyři procenta francouzské populace bezlepkovou dietu, v Itálii to je osm procent, v Německu sedm a ve Španělsku šest procent.

Premium Beauty News (Czech Republic): Consumers turn towards anti-pollution cosmetics. As the number of consumers living urban lifestyles continues to grow around the globe, it seems that many are turning towards beauty products to protect themselves from the impact of pollution. This is particularly the case in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, according to a new research from Mintel.

Český Metropol (Czech Republic): Evropu zachvacuje bezlepková horečka. Podle marketingové společnosti Mintel se sídlem v Londýně drží čtyři procenta francouzské populace bezlepkovou dietu, v Itálii to je osm procent, v Německu sedm a ve Španělsku šest procent. Lepek je obsažen v některých obilninách, především v pšenici, žitu a ječmeni.

Týden.cz (Czech Republic): Velký hit Nový trend ve stravování: Evropu zachvátila bezlepková horečka. Podle marketingové společnosti Mintel se sídlem v Londýně drží čtyři procenta francouzské populace bezlepkovou dietu, v Itálii to je osm procent, v Německu sedm a ve Španělsku šest procent.

EuroZprávy.CZ (Czech Republic): Lepek: Zlá bílkovina nebo trik, jak prodat drahé potraviny? Podle marketingové společnosti Mintel se sídlem v Londýně drží čtyři procenta francouzské populace bezlepkovou dietu, v Itálii to je osm procent, v Německu sedm a ve Španělsku šest procent.

Food & Nutrition (Netherlands): Gezonder snacken in verzadigde markten. Ambachtelijkheid en gezondheid zijn de trends in hartige snacks in verzadigde Westerse markten. Hier groeit de categorie nog wel in waarde, onder meer door productconcepten die inspelen op bovengenoemde trends. Beeld: Mintel

La Dépêche.fr (France): Croissants végétaliens ou pâtes sans gluten, l’Europe se met aux nouvelles tendances. Vrai ou faux, cette tendance séduit l’Europe, où le marché des produits anti-gluten se développe, selon l’étude de Mintel.

RTBF.be (Belgium): Croissants végétaliens ou pâtes sans gluten, l’Europe se met aux nouvelles tendances. En France, 4% de la population dit suivre un régime sans gluten –une protéine qu’on trouve dans le blé, le seigle et l’orge –, comme 8% en Italie, 7% en Allemagne et 6% en Espagne, selon Mintel, une société d’études de marché basée à Londres.

Food & Drink Europe (France): Special K global rebrand set for 2015. David Jago, director of innovation at Mintel, previously told BakeryandSnacks.com that Kellogg would have to work hard to spark renewed interest in Special K. However, he said it would be important not to do anything, ‘too radical, becuse let’s not forget it’s still a multi-million brand’.

APAC

AsiaOne: Chinese consumers’ appetite grows for healthy food, lifestyle. Chinese consumers have become more concerned about healthy lifestyles and eating habits, which also drives the market to shift to those more natural and healthier food products, according to a report by the United Kingdom-based research firm Mintel Group Ltd.

Campaign Asia: Functional foods and ‘naturalness’: Mintel spotlights 2015 trends. Mintel’s Consumer Trends 2015 report is based on consumer surveys, analysis of a database that captures descriptions and benefit claims for new FMCG products, and the input of Mintel’s global and in-country analysts.

上海商报 (China): 智能化、健康化产品最受市场欢迎. 全球化的市场研究咨询公司Mintel英敏特最新发布了《2015年中国消费者趋势》,该报告显示,超过81%的中国消费者愿意为更便捷的产品和服务买单;同时,有40%的中国消费者愿意为“保护他们免受环境污染的产品”上花更多的钱,这意味着智能化、健康化产品会迎来更广阔的市场。

看看新闻网 (China): 199IT每日报告:Mintel:2015年中国消费者趋势洞察报告. 【Mintel:2013年美国原生广告支出13亿美元】 在销售原生广告的时候,发行商应该清楚了解他们的受众。TripleLift and DMR发现在衡量在哪里进行原生广告战略时,受众是媒体买家的首要关注,有70%的人选择。内容紧随其后,占24%,位置不怎么重要(6%)。

Hong Kong Economic Times (Hong Kong): 【駐滬專電】調查:75%中國消費者認為O2O將取代實體店. 《經濟通通訊社駐滬記者吳天佑7日上海專電》市場調研機構英敏特(Mintel)在上海發表「2015年中國消費者趨勢」調查結果,強調線上到線下(O2O)消費的需求正迅速提升,75%受訪中國成人更認為網上購物最終將取代實體店。

ET Net (Hong Kong): 【駐滬專電】調查:75%中國消費者認為O2O將取代實體店. 《經濟通通訊社駐滬記者吳天佑7日上海專電》市場調研機構英敏特(Mintel)在上 海發表「2015年中國消費者趨勢」調查結果,強調線上到線下(O2O)消費的需求正迅速 提升,75%受訪中國成人更認為網上購物最終將取代實體店。

上海热线财经频道(China): Mintel英敏特发布2015年中国消费者趋势近日,全球领先的市场研究咨询公司Mintel英敏特,最新发布了《2015年中国消费者趋势》的研究成果,报告基于消费市场现况并结合消费者导向,客观揭示四大或将重要影响2015年中国消费市场的综合趋势,并给出对于中国消费市场发展契机的精准洞察。

新华网上海频道 (繁体) (China): 先睹為快!2015年巧克力流行趨勢大解讀. 世界最大巧克力博覽會——第20屆 Salon du Chocolat——本月下旬即將在巴黎召開。據法新社報道,Mintel集團調查了2015年的巧克力流行趨勢,巧克力愛好者們請先睹為快!

大众网 (China): 美食达人2015年都吃什么巧克力?虽然橙子味巧克力糖果十分普遍,但据Mintel的调查,在过去的几年中,全球柠檬味巧克力产品翻了一倍。

和讯新闻 (China): 号外:美食达人2015年都吃什么巧克力?虽然橙子味巧克力糖果十分普遍,但据Mintel的调查,在过去的几年中,全球柠檬味巧克力产品翻了一倍。

和讯新闻 (China):  2015年巧克力流行趋势抢先看. 木槿是一种常见的花茶,现在也融入了巧克力之中。Mintel指出,具有花香味的巧克力并不多见,这是一个值得探索的巧克力种类。

YOKA男士网 (China): 号外:美食达人2015年都吃什么巧克力?世界最大巧克力博览会——第20届 Salon du Chocolat——本月下旬即将在巴黎召开。据法新社报道,Mintel集团调查了2015年的巧克力流行趋势,巧克力爱好者们请先睹为快!

中国食品商务网 (China): 进口葡萄酒总量增长 竞争加剧促企业调整. 同时,市场情报供应商Mintel最新发布的葡萄酒行业消费信息显示,中国的葡萄酒消费能力在2013年第一季度处于上升势头,Mintel同时预测中国. 2017年消费总额有望超千亿元。

新浪新聞 (Taiwan): 花小錢練肌肉 英平價健身房興起. 根據市場研究機構「敏特」(Mintel)的調查,每家平價健身房的會員數約5千人,遠高於業界平均值1,900人。

ニコニコニュース (Japan): ココナッツウォーターってそんなに体にいいの?. 「マージンがものすごく高くて、アメリカのブランドはココナッツをタダ同然の値段で買っている」とBeverage Dailyに語っているのは、MintelのアナリストのJonny Forsythさんです。

中国吃网 (China): 互联网外卖“蛋糕”瓜分大战. 而快速消费品资讯服务商英敏特发布的报告预测,中国的快餐和外卖市场规模在2017年预计将达到1.8万亿元。可见,在线订餐确实是一块“大蛋糕”。

Brazil

Forbes: Os energeticos chegam à idade adulta. Juventude e vida noturna eram o foco unico destes produtos ate recentemente, mas agora… Forbes Brasil teve acesso a um relatorio inedito sobre o setor de bebidas energeticas no pais feito pela agencia de pesquisas de mercado Mintel. A autora do estudo, Naira Sato, é analista senior da categoria.

Doce Revista: Quem ganha é o consumidor. Pelas planilhas da empresa de inteligência Mintel, que tambem audita o varejo de biscoitos, o gasto per capita do brasileiro em 2013 foi de US$ 22,96, patamar que vem sido mantido nos ultimos cinco anos, com excecao de 2011 (US$ 28,10).

Supermercado Moderno: Brasileiros mantêm velhos hábitos para lavar roupas. Os amaciantes e detergentes em po tradicionais sao os produtos para lavar roupas escolhidos com maior frequencia no Brasil. Segundo pesquisa da Mintel, sao usados por 79% e 78% dos consumidores, respectivamente.

Meio & Mensagem: O que faz voce feliz? Dividas parecem incomodar ou influenciar o estado emocional de cerca de quatro em cada dez (42%) brasileiros. Isso é bastante evidente entre os integrantes da classe media. Estudos Mintel.

Cosmetica News: Maquiagem no Brasil: Evolução acelerada. Outra demanda que o mercado de maquiagem começa trabalhar para suprir é a maquiagem para pele madura. Segundo dados da Mintel, na área demaquiagem, somente 72% das mulheres acima de 55 anos usam os cosméticos, comparado com 92% das mulheres entre 16 e 24 anos. O desafio aqui é desenvolver produtos que, além de cor.

Decision Report: E-commerce seguro: qual o desafio?. Um estudo realizado pela Mintel, divulgado em julho deste ano, apontou que 30% dos usuários deixam de comprar um produto na internet por receio de golpe. A mesma pesquisa concluiu que um em cada quatro brasileiros prefere sair de casa para comprar em lojas físicas em vez de utilizar os meios digitais.

Gôndola: Um Brinde aos bons negocios (O mercado de bebidas alcolicas esta em ascensao). De acordo com levantamento divulgado pela Mintel, empresa de pesquisa de mercado, o aumento do poder aquisitivo do consumidor brasileiro e a consequente demanda pelo consumo de categorias com maior valor agregado destacam-se como motivo para esta movimentacao.

Gestão e Gastronomia: Food ingredients South America 2014 reune marcas lideres da industria. Pesquisas de mercado tambem foram apresentadas por empresas conceituadas mundialmente como a Mintel. Pela Primeira vez na feira, o espaco New products Zone, em parceria com a Mintel, apresentou os lancamentos de produtos de expositores e tendencias em ingredientes.

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