Mintel in the Media – this week's highlights

June 6, 2013
10 min read

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 two weeks include:


The Financial Times:  Mothers turn to buffaloes, goats and massage after baby milk crisis. Mintel, the retail consultancy, said more than 60 per cent of new milk products launched in the first half of last year were goat milk products.

Financial Times: Rivals sought for big five banks. Data on personal current accounts show the dominance of UK banking’s “big five”. According to Mintel, Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Santander had an 87 per cent market share last year. And this is a marked increase from 2007, when the then biggest banks had a share of 71 per cent.

The Independent: Britain’s got talons: Polish is not enough. Now fingertips are being judged as works of art. A Mintel consumer research report noted that “nail colours are often touted as an inexpensive means of updating women’s wardrobes and staying abreast of fashion trends. It may also be considered a relatively inexpensive pick-me-up when consumers are obliged to keep a close eye on their spending.”

The Daily Telegraph: Vacant: problems behind Britain’s empty pubs revealed. Chris Wisson, of Mintel, the market-research company, said: “Complaining about tax [beer duty] is an easy thing to do but rather than laying the blame externally, pubs should be looking to matters within their control. They should start asking themselves if they are doing enough to justify the prices: can they do more to improve their overall appeal, to improve what they offer, improve the decor?”

BBC Radio 2: Simon Mayo Show.  Broadcast. Laura Jones’ interviewed by Patrick Kielty on coconut water.

Daily Mail: Sales of coconut water soar 168% after Madonna ploughs £1million into Britain’s leading brand. Jonny Forsyth, Global Drinks Analyst at Mintel, said: ‘Coconut water contains naturally high levels of electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and magnesium, which have made it popular as a sports drink for natural foods consumers.

BBC:  Have British men caught the shopping bug? While the womenswear market has stagnated during the recession, with limited growth predicted, men’s fashion has flourished. The UK menswear market has grown by 12% in the last five years and is now worth £12bn according to a study by Mintel. It’s set to maintain this level of growth, with a further 11% rise predicted in the next five years.

BBC: How did stevia get mainstream? Even sugar giant Tate & Lyle has responded with a sugar-stevia hybrid. You can now find stevia-based sweeteners in products as varied as yoghurts, chocolates, and even beer, says Mintel’s global food and drinks analyst David Turner.

The Times: Should we say goodbye to the daily shower? Teenagers fare no better: a Mintel report suggested that 37% take thye shower in a can option of spraying on deodorant instead of using soap and water.

CNBC World: Broadcast (Euro closing bell). Richard Perks interview

Daily Mail: The disturbing new trend for ‘cleansing reduction’ which involves bathing just once a week. It is the younger generation are joining who are leading this trend for the great unwashed, with 37 per cent admitting to taking a ‘shower in a can’ – that’s a quick spritz of deodorant to you and me – on a regular basis, according to market analysts, Mintel.

Marketing Week: Profile: Blackberry. The Analyst’s View: Samuel Gee, Technology analyst, Mintel

City AM: Dylan Jones: fashion’s leading man. According to a study by Mintel, the UK menswear market has grown by 12 per cent in the last five years and is worth £10.4bn, with a potential to grow a further 11 per cent by 2017.

The Drum: 15% of 10-15 year olds think they will be left out if they are not constantly on social media. Over half a million children between the ages of 10 and 15 are worried that they will be left out of their social circle if they’re not always on Facebook or Twitter, research from Mintel has found.

Daily Star: Crime to be quiet on Facebook or Twitter. Harry Segal, Consumer Research Analyst at Mintel, said: “Our study highlights the impact that social networks are having on the teens and tweens age group and the pressure they feel to be connected.

Talking Retail: Tesco Q1 sales fall – reaction. Mintel’s director of retail Richard Perks said: “Tesco First quarter figures were expected to be poor and they are with a like for like decline of 0.9% (excl petrol).”

Esprit: Building Foundation. Mintel report that face colour cosmetics account for the largest chunk, 38%.



Globo TV (Bem Estar Program): Empresa propõe mudanças para melhorar saúde de funcionários. Inteview with Sheila Salina about the importance of sleeping.  She appears from 00:43 to 00:45 and 00:48 to 1:02.

G1 (Globo): 37% da classe C planejam se mudar ou comprar casa dentro de 1 ano. Dado é da pesquisa ‘Estilo de vida da classe média brasileira’, da Mintel. Investir em educação é a prioridade para mais de um terço dos jovens.

Yahoo Notícias: Quase 40% da classe C pretendem mudar ou comprar uma casa dentro de um ano. Aproximadamente 37% dos brasileiros pertencentes à classe C pretendem mudar ou comprar uma casa no período de um ano. Ao menos, é o que revela estudo da Mintel, divulgado nesta terça-feira (4).

Consumidor ModernoEstudo mostra maior intenção de compra e aluguel de imóveis. A classe C brasileira, que prioriza morar bem, quer uma casa maior, mais bem estruturada e decorada, com mobília na cozinha, quarto e sala com espaço para lazer. Por isso, as empresas e marcas de produtos para o lar poderiam incentivar as pessoas desse grupo a fazerem suas residências mais confortáveis e convidativas já que elas passam muito tempo dentro delas”, afirma Sheila Salina, analista sênior de Estilos de Vida da Mintel.

Diário do Nordeste: 37% querem comprar imóvel. Mais de um terço dos brasileiros da classe C planeja se mudar ou comprar uma casa dentro de um ano, segundo dados de pesquisa da consultoria Mintel.

DCI: Um em cada três brasileiros da classe C quer mudar de casa. SÃO PAULO – Um levantamento do instituto de pesquisas Mintel lançado ontem revela que 37% dos brasileiros pertencentes à classe C pretende mudar ou comprar uma casa dentro de um ano.

BBC BrasilAdoçante estévia ganha popularidade e vendas avançam. Refletindo isso, entre 2008 e 2012 houve um aumento global de 400% na venda de novos produtos à base de estévia, com uma elevação de 158% apenas entre 2011 e 2012, segundo a Mintel, consultoria internacional do setor de alimentos.

Insumos (Aditivos e Ingredientes): Cranberry desidratada: Ingrediente inovador para a indústria alimentícia brasileira. De acordo com o levantamento da Global Market Research & Market Insight (Mintel), em 2012, no ranking dos 10 países que mais investiram neste mercado estão: Estados Unidos, com 243 produtos; Alemanha (116), Inglaterra (109).



Bloomberg: Get over your fear of sweet wine, be bold with Sauternes. At London’s International Wine Fair last month, drinks analyst Jonny Forsyth of global market research firm Mintel pointed out that sweet-toothed millennials in the U.S. are beginning to impact drink trends. Think of the popularity of sweet moscato.

Reuters: ‘Healthier’ chocolates gives U.S. cocoa demand a shot in the arm. Meanwhile, a recent study by global market research provider Mintel showed U.S. consumer preferences shifted away from milk chocolate toward dark chocolate, which is considered to have more health benefits. “In general, people don’t eat chocolate to feel well, they eat it to feel good,” said Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Innovation and Insight at Mintel. “The last thing on most chocolate eaters’ minds is health.

Fox Business: Why 0% APR offers might not be good for your credit. According to the Mintel Group, direct mail credit card solicitations increased by 18.5% in the first quarter of 2013 from the previous quarter.

Chicago Tribune: Caffeine and kids: a safe mix? Sales of energy drinks grew by 78 percent from 2006 to 2011, according to the market research firm Mintel, and a recent study in the journal Pediatrics found that half of the energy drink market consists of children, adolescents and young adults.

San Francisco Chronicle: Peet’s joins hot single-cup coffee market. About 22 percent of the coffee sold in grocery stores is pods, according to Peet’s. Single-cup coffee sales have increased from $381 million in 2010 to nearly $1.8 billion last year, according to Mintel Group Ltd. The international market research company says single-cup pods rank second, after ground coffee, in consumers’ daily brewing choices.



The Times of Israel: Kosher meets industrial food at enzymes, acids. US sales of kosher prepared foods, meat, fish and dairy topped $12.5 billion in 2008, according to market research firm Mintel. That was projected to grow by this year to about $15.3 billion as more and more existing products join Oreo cookies and Tootsie Rolls candy in becoming certified, the firm said.

Food Stuff South Africa: The trend to bite-sized chocs in bags. Resealability, says Mintel senior global packaging analyst Benjamin Punchard, gives a feeling of choice to the consumer. “Whether it’s something they really want or brands are using it to hide behind, to say: ‘We’re not giving people large portions,’ that’s another question.”

Food Stuff South Africa: Consumer tastes are changing – but wine has been slow to adapt. Source: Mintel

L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques (France): Innovations et tendances pour les homes. Selon une récente recherche du cabinet d’études Mintel, les soins pour hommes continuent leur belle croissance.

4 Hoteliers (United Arab Emirates): The Free From business is abuzz. In the UK, the signs are also pointing towards growth in the Free From segment. Experts at renowned London market research agency Mintel forecast a profit increase of more than 50% for the British market by 2016 – which translates to about EUR 600 million.

Food and Drink Europe: Premium kids’ home baking range pegged for success: Mintel analyst. A premium baking mix range targeting kids is set for success given the growth in home-baking and parents’ concern over natural and healthy choices for their children, a Mintel analyst says.



Reuters India: ‘Healthier’ chocolates gives U.S. cocoa demand a shot in the arm. “In general, people don’t eat chocolate to feel well, they eat it to feel good,” said Marcia Mogelonsky, director of Innovation and Insight at Mintel. “The last thing on most chocolate eaters’ minds is health.”

Food & Bev Asia: Tropical storm in the food and drink market: launches of coconut water quintuple over the past five years. While coconut water was once the preserve of exotic holidays, according to new research from Mintel, coconut water has been the surprise toast of the beverage industry in recent years. Indeed the number of product introductions more than quintupled (+540%) in the past five years (2008/2012) and products containing it have been taking off on an international scale.

Free Malaysia Today: ‘Healthier’ chocolates gives U.S. cocoa demand a shot in the arm. Meanwhile, a recent study by global market research provider Mintel showed US consumer preferences shifted away from milk chocolate toward dark chocolate, which is considered to have more health benefits.

Australian Food News: New coconut water products quintuple globally over past five years. Coconut water has taken the global beverage industry by storm, growing by 540 per cent between 2008 and 2012, according to new findings from global research organisation Mintel.

China Food Industry: Promising low-alcohol & small-packing wine. On low alcohol wine.


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