Mintel in the Media – this week's highlights – June 13th 2013

June 13, 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 this week include:

 

US:

 

Fox NewsDemand for ‘healthier’ chocolates on the rise in US. “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.

Yahoo! FinanceCronut-onomics: inside the new dessert craze. Also according to Mintel, as the economy heats back up, stand-alone bakeries like Dominique Ansel’s are facing increasing competition from in-store bakeries that are more convenient for shoppers with new jobs and little spare time.

NY Daily NewsFrozen yogurt shops wage war in Astoria, with three in a seven-block area. The frozen treat was big in the mid- to late-1990s, said Kathy Hayden, a food service analyst at the market research group Mintel. But demand died down. It staged a comeback a few years ago, because of the Greek yogurt craze, the appeal of self-serve and the belief that “fro-yo” is healthier than ice cream, she said. “We’ll see if consumers continue to want it,” Hayden said.

MediaPost Marketing DailyMany grooms overwhelmed by wedding planning. Mintel found that men are becoming just as flustered as women, with 32% of men saying that planning a wedding is overwhelming, compared to 42% of women reporting as much.

Beauty PackagingTubes lead as packaging choice. According to the Mintel Global New Products Database, this package choice outshines all others for new product launches in the U.S., with bottles the runner-up, clinching 22.31% of the category during the same time period.

Bloomberg BusinessweekBaby bounce: royal infant may help UK economy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage. “These kinds of events do raise sense people’s sense of pride,” Cope said. “It makes them enjoy being British.”

​New York PostThat’s one powerful newborn!: British officials hope royal birth will boost economy.

 

BRAZIL:

 

UOL Economia: 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), que aponta também que este percentual cresce para 42% quando se trata de pessoas entre 35 e 44 anos.

Mundo do Marketing: 37% dos brasileiros pretendem trocar de casa em um ano. Uma pesquisa da Mintel aponta que 37% desses cidadãos pretendem comprar uma casa nova ou mudar de aluguel. Esta parcela é ainda maior na faixa etária entre 35 e 44 anos, chegando a 42%.

Supermercado Moderno: Consumo de detergentes para roupas no Brasil passa por sofisticação. Para muitos consumidores, já não é o preço que define a compra de um produto para lavar as roupas. Foi isso o que constatou a empresa de inteligência de mídia Mintel, ao realizar uma pesquisa em que apenas 13% dos entrevistados afirmaram que compram sempre o lava-roupas mais barato.

 

UK:

 

Financial Times: ‘In’ crowd shuns nightclubs. Nightclubs made £1.8bn in revenues in 2007. But a mixture of looser licensing laws benefiting pubs, fewer and increasingly cash-strapped students coupled with high youth unemployment caused this figure to fall more than a quarter to £1.3bn in 2012, according to a report by Mintel, a research company. A 12 per cent dip in the number of university admissions in 2012 has heaped more pressure on the sector. “That’s not a one-off,” said Mintel’s Paul Davies, author of the report. “It will hit years two and three as well.”

The Economist: On a roll. Britons’ appetite for fancy burgers reflects broader shifts. Since the financial crisis consumption of fish, fruit and vegetables has dropped; ready meals, particularly meaty ones, are up. Yet people are still eating out. It has consistently topped spending priorities after utility bills, says Helen Spicer, an analyst at Mintel, a market researcher.

The Daily Telegraph: Brewing giant sparks fury as it scraps 200 historic pub signs. Earlier this week market research specialist Mintel urged pub companies to invest far more in their pubs, launching concepts such as ‘Try Before you Buy’ and online shopping pick up points in a bid to boost business. Mintel said 40 per cent of the public no longer go to the pub for a drink.

Washington Post Europe: Baby Bounce: Birth of royal infant may help sluggish UK economy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.

The Independent: The new kids on the burger block are… American. They each want a bite of Britain’s booming burger market, which was worth £2.8bn last year, according to Mintel, the market research analysts.

BBC: Breakfast: Making a meal out of it. “Innovation is crucial for operators looking to break consumers’ habitual routine of eating breakfast at home,” says Helena Spicer, senior food services analyst at Mintel.

Sky News/CBS News: Broadcast. Richard Perks discusses ASOS results.

The Daily Telegraph: Bite-sized treats taste all the sweeter. From doughnuts to cake pops (an enticing sphere of sponge on a stick), muffins to macaroons, small cakes now have a market value of £492 million. According to researchers at Mintel, our taste for large cakes has staled, with sales dropping 3 per cent in two years.

Daily Mail: Cupcakes on the rise as Victoria sponge falls flat: Appetite for individual teatime fancies helps sales surge. New research by consumer analysts Mintel reveals that volume sales of small cakes – 139 million kilograms in 2012 – have now overtaken large cakes (116 million kilograms last year).

Daily Express: Crumbs! Muffins are on the rise. According to a survey by Mintel, one in four Britons wants more choices of cakes sold in individual portions.

Huffington Post (My Daily): My love affair with pleather. Richard Cope, Director of Trends for Mintel believes pleather is part of a wider trend of “fauxthenticity” which is very much about products looking, feeling, smelling and even tasting like the thing they are imitating

London Loves Business: Forget beer! Check out four hot summer beverage trends. According to a recent study by market researchers Mintel, Europe accounted for 34% of all new coconut water purchases last year, up almost three times in just five years. Global demand since 2008 has meanwhile skyrocketed more than 500%.

London Loves Business: How a London tea tycoon got bankers hooked on “monkey picked oolong”. As you’d expect from a former City man, Spence revels in demonstrating his market savviness. In the process of reinventing We Are Tea, he made sure to stay on top of Mintel market reports and breezily notes that there was a “massive uplift in herbal and green teas, with a downfall in black teas”.

The Daily Mail: Is your coffee making you FAT? Fattening latte, frappuccinos and ice blended drinks from High Street coffee chains will ruin your bikini diet. A study by Mintel found that herbal tea drinkers believed they gained numerous health benefits from their choice of refreshment over coffee consumers.

The Scotsman: Paul Hollywood a role model as more men baking. Supermarket Asda says sales of breadmakers have risen 27 per cent and recipe books are up by 34 per cent, while research by retail analysts Mintel found more than two-thirds of men (68 per cent) now bake, with bread being the most popular thing to make.

 

APAC:

 

Yahoo! Finance (Australia): Baby Bounce: Royal infant may help UK economy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.”These kinds of events do raise sense people’s sense of pride,” Cope said. “It makes them enjoy being British.”

Sydney Morning Herald (Australia): UK hopes for bouncing baby buoy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.
“These kinds of events do raise people’s sense of pride,” Cope said. “It makes them enjoy being British.”

Australian Food News: Dark chocolate improves mood, and its sales keep climbing. The latest research from Mintel showed that while milk chocolate is still the most popular choice for just more than half (51 per cent) of all adult consumers, dark chocolate’s popularity is growing. In 2012, 35 per cent of all adult consumers favoured dark chocolate, up from 33 per cent in 2011. Just 8 per cent of consumers preferred white chocolate in 2012.

Adelaide Now (Australia): Royal baby bounce tipped for UK economy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.

IOL: Infant boosts economy. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.

China Daily: Flat-lining UK economy to get royal baby boom. Richard Cope, director of trends at the global market research firm Mintel, says the possibilities abound for using the royal birth to economic advantage.”These kinds of events do raise people’s sense of pride,” Cope said. “It makes them enjoy being British.”

Food and Bev Asia: Small cakes are the icing on the UK cake market: volume sales of small cakes overtake large cakes. Indeed, highlighting our love for the miniature, new research from Mintel finds that, volume sales of small cakes (139 million kilograms in 2012) have now overtaken large cakes (116 million kilograms in 2012), with a market share of 44% and 37% respectively.

Zaobao (Singapore): 让孩子喝上放心奶. 英国《金融时报》驻上海记者 帕提•沃德米尔 吴艳仙(音译)正帮助中国母亲给孩子 聚氰胺 售咨询公司英敏特(Mintel)表示,在去年上半年推

 

EMEA:

 

Cosmetics Design Europe: Now it is time to put DD cream on your radar. At the end of last year Vivienne Rudd told Cosmetic Design that one of the biggest global trends in the industry was the growth and evolutions of BB creams and CC creams.

Yahoo! Noticias (Spain): El heredero británico, un impulso para la economía. Richard Cope, director de tendencias de la empresa de investigación de mercado global Mintel, dice que el nacimiento del heredero puede rendir económicamente de muchas maneras. “Este tipo de eventos eleva el orgullo nacional -dijo Cope-. Hacen que la gente se sienta contenta de ser británica.”

Milano Finanza (Italy): L’Inghilterra punta sull’uomo. Uno studio della societa’ di consulenza Mintel prevede infatti che nel 2016 il business maschile del made in UK arrivera’ a toccare quota 11,5 miliardi di sterline.

Food & Drink Europe: Nestlé shrugs off Mondelez move to launch copycat Nespresso pods. Jonny Forsyth, Mintel Global Drinks Analyst, told beveragedaily.com today: “My view is that, this is very bad news for Nespresso and will eat into its European profits substantially.”

Décision Boissons: L’eau de coco trouve son créneauSelon la recente etude de Mintel, les boissons a l’eau de coco sont, depuis quelques annees, des acteurs de plus en plus presents dans l’industrie des boissons.

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