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 this week include:

UK:

  • The Times: Consumer Goods: Mintel. A survey of spending habits among British consumers by the research group shows that even though times are tough, women still buy beauty products.
  • The Times: The extra drink that helps Britons to forget. A study by Mintel on the changes that consumers have made to cope with the economic turmoil found that a generation of thrifty consumers claimed they were drinking less at home.
  • BBC Radio BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 2 Radio, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service Radio, BBC Wiltshire, BBC Sheffield, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Solent,BBC Northampton, BBC Stoke, BBC Gloucester, BBC Jersey, BBC Sheffield, BBC Kent, BBC Bristol, BBC Essex, BBC Cambridgeshire, BBC Suffolk, BBC Cumbria, BBC Hereford and Worcester, BBC Cornwall, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Newcastle, BBC Guernsey, BBC Tees, BBC Oxford, BBC Manchester: British Lifestyles 2013. Broadcast. Interviews to Mintel consumer analyst Ina Mitskavets.
  • ReutersChampagne celebrations turn to prosecco in frugal Britain – report. British consumers are adjusting to the new economic reality, with financial prudence and savvy shopping already the default for many,” Mintel consumer analyst Ina Mitskavets said in a statement with the report.
  • International Business Times: Champagne celebrations turn to prosecco in frugal Britain – report. British consumers are adjusting to the new economic reality, with financial prudence and savvy shopping already the default for many,” Mintel consumer analyst Ina Mitskavets said in a statement with the report.
  • The Daily Telegraph: Save for the future. Research by Mintel shows that the main financial priority of 40% of us is to build up for rainy day savings.
  • The Daily Telegraph: Surge in beauty sales despite Brits feeling worse off. According to the latest British Lifestyles report from Mintel, spending on beauty and personal care products has increased by 11pc per person since the onset of the credit crisis in 2007.
  • AOL: Bleak Brits quaff cider not Champagne. That’s the stark evidence presented by Mintel’s annual British Lifestyles report that asked how people’s spending habits have changed over the past five years.
  • Scotsman: Austerity creates nation of frugal shoppers. The annual British Lifestyles report by consumer analyst Mintel shows that the legacy of the financial crash is a more cautious, frugal nation – and one less satisfied with their lot.
  • Harpers: Consumers notice ‘little difference’ between Champagne and Prosecco. Mintel’s British Lifestyles report said “sparkling wine… looks set to continue overshadowing its more illustrious cousin (Champagne) as the reputation of drinks such as Prosecco continues to grow, with over a third (36%) of Champagne and sparkling wine drinkers claiming that there is ‘little difference’ between the two”.
  • Housewares: Savvy spending rules, says Mintel survey. With the lifestyles of many consumers in Britain in flux over the past five years, Mintel’s annual British Lifestyles report reveals the legacy of the economic downturn.
  • Cambridge News: Is what you fancy breaking the bank? Ina Mitskavets, senior consumer and lifestyles analyst at Mintel, said: “The biggest finding for us was that more than half of consumers were only buying things when they were absolutely necessary.
  • Morning Advertiser: Four in 10 customers spending less on drinking in pubs, says Mintel. Just over 4 in 10 (43%) consumer spent less on drinking in pubs and bars in January 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. That’s according to a new report by Mintel called British Lifestyles 2013: Examining the legacy of the economic downturn.
  • DIY Week: Home improvements take a hammering in financial squeeze. According to this year’s British Lifestyles report from Mintel, squeezed finances mean 56% of Brits, or 23m adults, now only buy items when absolutely needed and 37% are buying fewer treats for themselves and their families.
  • Retail Times: Mintel’s British Lifestyles report highlights the legacy of the economic downturn. With the lifestyles of many consumers in Britain in flux over the past five years, Mintel’s annual British Lifestyles report reveals the legacy of the economic downturn.
  • Retail Gazette: ‘Lipstick effect’ brings boost in beauty sales. The latest report from Mintel found spending on beauty and personal care products has increased 11 per cent since the beginning of the credit crisis in 2007.
  • The Daily MailTime to bin your toner! One in five still use them daily, but their harsh ingredients can damage your skin. So which ones won’t? Toning is meant to remove the last traces of dirt and grime, leaving skin dewy and pores closed. According to market intelligence firm Mintel, one in five of us uses toners daily – which range in price from £1.32 for Simple’s to £110 for Kanebo Cosmetics’ Sensai Hydrachange Essence.
  • Lonely Planet Magazine: Family adventures -the hot travel trend? Traveller readers who have had children say they have continued to take imaginative holidays More than 40% of British children have flown abroad by the age of four.
  • The Times: Sunday lunch still alive and kicking …in time for dinner. The survey, which the market research organisation Mintel said was a modern-day census on the nation’s eating habits, found that 84% of families find time to sit down together at least twice a week.
  • The Daily Mail: Mothers have to cook at least two dinners each day to meet their family’s dietary needs. The poll of 2,500 British families’ dining habits was carried out by supermarket Sainsbury’s and consumer analysts Mintel.
  • This is Money: Food bills rise £235 a year if Dad does the shopping: Men are more likely to impulse buy and fail to plan for meals. The poll of 2,500 British families’ dining habits was carried out by supermarket Sainsbury’s and consumer analysts Mintel.
  • Stylist: Eye Tech. The latest figures from market researchers Mintel show 47% of us will drop our mascara for a new one faster than we can say “I want what she’s having” because we are so hell-bent on creating perfect lashes.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: Broadcast. Richard Perks: Home Retail.

 

US

  • ForbesMcDonald’s all-day breakfast bet: how midnight mcmuffins could boost its bottom line. “For the industry, it’s been hard to wean customers off their value menu,” said Kathy Hayden, food service analyst at market research firm Mintel. “They want a burger or they want breakfast, and breakfast is a slightly less expensive way to eat. This move would add value but not take away from the bottom line.” The company has chosen the right time to consider this move, per Mintel’s research. The breakfast category posted gains of 19.5% in dollar sales from 2007 through 2011, and it’s forecast to grow by 25.7% through 2017.
  • MediPost Marketing DailyNew Toro machines: mowing time, two seconds. Chicago-based market research firm Mintel has its own weather forecast for lawn care. The firm says lawn and garden product sales — which had a steep post-recessionary decline — will grow 20% over the next five years, reaching a total of $45.1 billion by 2016. And forget Millennials for now. The firm says younger consumers are the least likely to bite as they don’t have much in the way of outdoor space. This generation group does, however, over-index for gardens.
  • Yahoo! Finance2013 survey of balance transfer offers. You don’t necessarily need pristine credit to take advantage of these offers, either, says Lisa Hronek, senior analyst for market research firm Mintel Comperemedia. Because there are so many of these offers out there, they’re likely spread across a range of credit scores, she says: “Card issuers can play with things like credit limits if a person’s credit profile is risky,” says Hronek.
  • Denver PostDenver firm that pioneered Smashburger sets sights on gourmet pizza. Food-service analyst Kathy Hayden of Chicago-based Mintel said artisanal pizza in fast-casual restaurants has good potential for growth. “The style makes sense,” she said. “It’s certainly an emerging sector, and it seems to be gaining momentum.”
  • Creditcards.comCard add-on products stage a comeback. Although check-boxes to opt into credit protection on applications largely disappeared, some issuers continue to include the offers in reduced volumes, said Lisa Hronek, senior analyst at Mintel Comperemedia.”I think the issuers are temporarily backing away,” she said. “It was the marketing that got them into trouble.”
  • New BeautyFinding the perfect dry shampoo is about to get harder. According to new research from Mintel, dry shampoo now accounts for three percent of global shampoo launch activity in 2012, compared to just one percent in 2008.

EMEA

  • Reuters Espana: El vino espumoso sustituye al champán en las celebraciones en Reino Unido. El informe anual de la empresa de investigación global Mintel sobre “Modos de vida en Reino Unido” señaló un día después de que el país eludiera una triple recesión que los consumidores habían hecho del pago de sus facturas y el ahorro sus principales prioridades.
  • Yahoo! Finanzas: El vino espumoso sustituye al champán en las celebraciones en Reino Unido. El informe anual de la empresa de investigación global Mintel sobre “Modos de vida en Reino Unido” señaló un día después de que el país eludiera una triple recesión que los consumidores habían hecho del pago de sus facturas y el ahorro sus principales prioridades.
  • Glamour: Ou Sont les hommes? Le bureau international d’etude de narche’ Mintel estime que le secteur des soins beaute’ pour hommes atteindra les 7,2 milliards d’ici 2014
  • China Daily – Europe: Asia’s sales boost Starbucks’ Q2 results. As it expands in China, the number of cafes in the country has doubled to nearly 32,000 in the past five years, according to Mintel Group.
  • Biz Report: Consumers buy green products to improve image. According to Mintel’s research, one in five (19%) say it’s important to them that others perceive them as being “green”.
  • Die Welt: Deutsche Babynahrung wird in China zur begehrten Schmuggelware. Sales of baby food have risen to 95.2 billion yuan (11.9 billion euros) last year by 29 percent, more than four times as much as is implemented in the U.S., so the data industry analysts Mintel Group.

APAC: 

Brazil

  • Forbes: Profile of Jon Butcher, Mintel’s Brazil presence and future trends.

 

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