Mintel in the Media – this week’s highlights – September 10th 2013

September 10, 2013
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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 week include:



Bloomberg: Nestle’s Brabeck Ponders L’Oreal Lift for Sagging Growth. Boosting its stake in L’Oreal could provide Nestle “an entree to a range of new products,” Marcia Mogelonsky, an analyst inNew York for market researcher Mintel, said in an interview.

CNN iReport: Protein enhanced food. And now, according to market analysts Mintel, foods made with extra “lust-provoking” protein may just be the next big health trend in the UK.

Crain’s Chicago Business: Why is everyone selling protein bars? Sales of health and wellness bars leaped 32 percent last year to $583 million, according to Chicago-based market research firm Mintel U.S.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Milk…or something like it. For those under the age of 45 looking to improve their diets, these are healthier options than milk, according to a recent market research report from Mintel International Group.

Yahoo! Finance: Rate survey: credit card interest rates rise to 14.99 percent. The number of credit card offers mailed to consumers’ homes, for example, has more than doubled since the summer of 2012, according to research from Mintel Comperemedia, which tracks credit card mailings.

Happi Magazine: Drastic action needed for older consumers. In 2012, Mintel recorded a 30% increase in anti-aging facial skin care launches, compared to a 23% increase for total facial skin care.

Beauty Packaging: Hair relaxers are out, natural is in. Mintel’s research estimates the relaxer segment will reach $152 million this year, down from $206 million in 2008.

Happi Magazine: UV protection: a must-have accessory. According to new research from Mintel, 2013 has seen a nearly 50% increase in BB cream/crème product launches over 2012. And data suggests there’s room for growth.

Grocery Headquarters: Food and drink launches containing vitamin K on the rise. Mintel research has recorded a higher penetration of soy based drinks (25%), drinking yogurts and cultured milk (8% respectively).



The Guardian: Protein-enhanced food: the latest health craze. “The general awareness of protein among consumers has increased considerably,” explains Laura-Daisy Jones, a global food science expert at Mintel. “People are looking to increase their intake for a number of reasons, from weight loss to trying to maintain a healthy weight. They’re also recognising the role of protein in general nutrition, and its ability to fill you up for longer.”

The Guardian: Nail varnish sales boom points the way beyond the lipstick effect. Charlotte Libby, household and personal care analyst at Mintel, said: “The fact that the nail colour cosmetics market has equalled that of the lip colour market for the first time highlights the growing popularity of nail polish.

The Daily Telegraph: These colourful fingertips are too cuticle for comfort. Statistics released yesterday by the consumer group Mintel show that the trend for talons is pushing sales  of nail varnish ahead of  lipstick for the first time,  with £229m spent on the industry in the past year, equivalent to a million bottles a week.

BBC: Radio 4 You & Yours. Interview with Neil Mason, Head of Retail Research at Mintel, on the airport retailing market.

BBC: Radio 4 You & Yours. Interview with Laura Jones, Global Food Science Analyst at Mintel, on low carb food.

The Times: Don’t get lippy now. According to the consumer analysts Mintel, both markets were worth £229 million last year.

Financial Times: Verizon Wireless race switches gears. Source: Mintel.

Vogue: Nails Or Lips? Whilst sales of nail polish aren’t rising as quickly as they did at the beginning of the nail art craze, research from Mintel predicts that by the end of this year sales will reach £233 million – compared to £232 million for lipsticks – thanks to the ever-increasing variety of textures and hues available.

The Daily Mail: Sales of nail polish match lipstick for the first time: Celebrity endorsements, long-lasting gels and unusual colours fuel surge in demand. Research by consumer analysts Mintel reveals that in 2012, the value of the UK nail varnish market equalled lipstick sales with both having a market value of £229 million.

The Daily Mirror: Nail polish sales set to overtake lipstick for first time. Nail varnish sales will top £233million by the end of the year, with lipstick sales trailing £1million behind, analysts Mintel found

Marketing Week: Smoothing out troubling issues. The sector, which is set to be worth £3.6bn by 2015 according to Mintel, has exploded in recent years, fuelled by TV shows such as The Only Way is Essex, whose characters talk about cosmetic surgery as freely as others might talk about make-up. But it has also been dogged by scandal.

The Grocer: Dettol promises to kill germs with antibacterial Laundry Cleanser. Antibacterial laundry products were already widely used by hospitals and catering operations, said Mintel global household analyst Henrik Moller Jorgensen.

Easy Jet mag: Are you part of generation easyJet? With them came a paradigm shift, as international travel became accessible to all. The world was suddenly a smaller place, but back then, the number of routes offered was relatively low, as were the frequency of flights and actual bums on seats. Even by 2000, just one in 10 passengers at UK airports were using a low-cost airline, according to figures from market research giant Mintel.

The Marketer: In-store marketing. Mintel UK consumer preference research from April 2012 found people were worried about how easy it would be for thieves to use lost or stolen contactless cards and devices. But limited acceptance and the lack of a compelling reason to switch from chip and pin are bigger barriers to use. Of those who have used a contactless card, three-fifths agree it is more convenient than chip and pin.

The Marketer: Emerging markets. Mintel figures show that one in 10 urban Chinese consumers claim to have visited at least one coffee shop over the past year, a quarter two or more shops and nearly the same number three or more.

Cosmetic Business: UK nail colour market catches up with lips. Research by Mintel has revealed that in 2012, for the first time, the value of the UK nail colour market equalled that of lip colour, with both posting a market value of £229m.



Supermercado Moderno: Elevando as vendas de sopas processadas.Entrevista com Jean Manuel Goncalves sobre como supermercados e empresas podem incentivar o consumo de processed soup in the Brazilian market.

Cosmetica News Decifrando o Consumidor de Perfumes. A diversidade de ocasiões de uso de perfumes, que inclui a rotina e situações especiais, se confirma com os resultados apresentados pelo relatório Fragrância para Homens e Mulheres, da Mintel.

Doce Revista:  É bom, mas nem tanto? Pesquisa do Consumidor da Mintel, recém-tirada do forno, capta uma preocupação importante dos brasileiros: 72% dos entrevistados têm interesse em saber da sua predisposição para problemas de saúde.

Atualidade Cosmética: Cenário de Cores. Pesquisa da Mintel aponta quais são as atitudes em relação à maquiagem e aos esmaltes nos Estados Unidos e onde residem as possibilidades de crescimento da categoria.



Mail & Guardian (South Africa): Smartwatches aren’t as dumb as they sound. A slew of surveys have shown that many young people do not bother with wristwatches, using their cellphones to keep time instead. When Mintel, an industry analyst, surveyed Britons in 2010, it found 28% of 15 to 24-year-olds had no use for a wristwatch.

La Stampa (Italy): Nell’estate di Instagram i ricordi sono quadrati. Nell’estate di Instagram i ricordi sono quadrati. Il ciclone scatenato da Instagram, oltre alle buone forchette, rischia di travolgere anche i produttori di fotocamere compatte e i fotografi professionisti, che si sentono accerchiati. Secondo i ricercatori di Mintel in cinque anni il mercato ha perso un terzo del suo valore complessivo, stimato in un miliardo di euro.



Economic Times (India): Danone Finds Yogurts All Greek as Oikos Chases Chobani. Oikos grew 165% in the year through May,according to researcher Mintel.

The Telegraph (India): BB Cream product launches in US increase nearly 50% since 2012, reports Mintel. The color cosmetic category has grown slowly over the years (a mere 13% increase from 2008-13); however inspiration from the Asian market might be about to speed things along, according to new research from Mintel.

Indian Express: Preparing ahead. The numbers make this picture even clearer. The digital camera market in the UK, for example, was worth £843 million in 2006, and shrank to £598 million by 2011, according to market research firm Mintel.

MedIndia: Nail Polish Industry All Set to Boom in Britain. The research conducted by market research firm Mintel reveals that the value of the British nail varnish market equalled lipstick sales with both having a market value of 229 million pounds.

The Telegraph (India): Hair relaxer sales decline 26% over the past five years, reports Mintel. New research from Mintel reveals that natural may be the new normal in Black haircare, as relaxers account for just 21% of Black haircare sales and the sector has declined 26% since 2008 and 15% since 2011 when sales reached $179 million??the only category not to see growth.


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