UK

  • The Guardian: Control Freakery: “The innovation is obviously being driven by manufacturers’ desire to add value and to differentiate themselves,” says analyst Neil Mason, head of retail research at market research company
  • The Daily Telegraph: Beauty Spots. A Mintel report says that 15 million Brits — or  40 per cent — have interacted with beauty brands via social media, and that 34 per cent of people use Twitter or Facebook to research before buying beauty products.
  • The Daily Telegraph: High Street cheer on the cheap. Richard Perks, retail analyst at Mintel, says its success shows our fondness for “cheap, disposable fashion. They’ve hit the mood perfectly.
  • The Guardian: BrewDog to open bars outside the UK. Europe is following a trend in the US where craft beer sales nearly doubled between 2007 and 2012 to $12bn, according to market research firm Mintel.
  • The Daily Mail: The future of cider looks rosy. Britons guzzle £2.7billion of cider as 60% of adults admit to drinking it.
  • Research: Mintel appoints insights VP for beauty and personal care. Consumer intelligence provider Mintel has appointed Hannah Roberts as vice president of global insights for its beauty and personal care service.
  • Marketing Week: Cider sales closing in on lager. Chris Wisson, senior drinks analyst at Mintel says brewers need to invest more in the premium end of the market to reap “spectacular rewards”.
  • EasyJet mag: Survive A Girly Ski Holiday In The Alps. According to market researchers Mintel, the European market alone was worth €6.6 billion in 2010 and is estimated tohit €7.2 billion by 2014.

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  • CNNIndia’s new craving for luxury chocolates. “There is tremendous untapped market opportunity for Western premium chocolate brands in India,” said Peter Ayton, global consumer analyst at Mintel.
  • Los Angeles TimesJewish delis in a pickle Jewish delis are also part of a restaurant sector that has struggled overall since the recession. Sales at family sit-down restaurants stagnated between 2007 and 2011 and grew a stingy 0.5% last year, according to research firm Mintel.
  • Food Technology: New product health, nutrition claims continue to grow. The researchers then used Mintel’s Global New Product Database to compare the nutritional profile of new products with health- and nutrition-related claims to all new products over 2009 to 2010.
  • Baking Business: Separating sweetener fact from fiction. In reality, most consumers look to reduce or avoid any added sugars, not HFCS specifically, according to a study designed and executed by Mintel Research Consultancy. In the study, more than 2,000 consumers were asked a series of questions about their dietary habits. By asking participants open-ended questions, the survey helped determine what was top of mind for consumers with regard to sweeteners.
  • Drug Store NewsConsumers pamper pets with good health. Such products as Nylabone — a rawhide chew alternative that is fortified with vitamins and minerals — are driving growth in the pet products category, according to a recent report from Mintel. Mintel expects chews, toys, grooming products made with natural ingredients and other supplies that contribute to the health and well-being of dogs and cats to drive sales in the pet supplies segment.
  • CSP Magazine2013 Beverage Report, Part 4: Energy Drinks. “According to [product research firm] Mintel, we can anticipate 14% growth in total energy-drink sales in 2012 and 13% growth in 2013 and 2014,” Guy Wootton, director of category insights for Red Bull North America, Santa Monica, Calif., told CSP Daily News.
  • Gourmet RetailerMoving on up. The gluten-free industry is booming, growing 27 percent since 2009, exceeding $6 billion in 2011, and fueled by an abundance of new products in 2010 and 2011 that bear a gluten-free claim, according to Chicago-based market research firm Mintel.
  • Happi MagazineMintel names new VP Mintel. continues to expand its global team with the appointment of Hannah Roberts as new VP global insight for Mintel’s premium Beauty and Personal Care service.
  • Creditcards.comRate survey: credit card interest rates hold at 14.95 percent. For example, issuers dialed back the number of card offers they mailed to consumers in 2012 by nearly 40 percent compared to the previous year, according to research by Mintel Comp. eremedia.

Brazil

  • Diário de Natal. Coluna Negócios e Finanças _ Adocica. Sugar and gum confectionery.
  • Brasil Energia. Carro elétrico acelera nos EUA.
  • Zoonews. Os preços do café premium, contudo, seguem sendo impulsionados pela demanda crescente. ‘Contrariando as tendências recessivas que levaram os consumidores a reduzir gastos, os cafés premium de dose única lideraram o crescimento da categoria de café entre 2010 e 2012′, conforme relatório da empresa de pesquisas Mintel sobre o mercado norte-americano.
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