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Winter Holidays Abroad - UK - May 2015
The ageing of the population and the growing importance of affluent Baby Boomers to the travel market are strong plus-factors for winter holidays abroad in the coming years. Holidays with a ‘soft wellness’ angle (ie ‘winter tonic’ breaks with the emphasis on general wellbeing and revitalisation), as well as more energetic products such as ‘Silver Skier’ breaks, and exotic winter cruises are likely to be key areas of growth.
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Carbonated Soft Drinks - Brazil - May 2015
Consumption of regular carbonated soft drinks is falling, while consumption of light/diet varieties has increased from 2014-15. This may be due to consumers’ demands for healthier options, and it highlights an opportunity for companies to explore innovation in this area, not only by launching lower-calorie products, but also by using natural ingredients and functional claims. This is important, especially considering the current situation of the Brazilian economy – companies of CSDs need to improve the value-for-money image of their products, in order to make consumers become less influenced by price fluctuations.
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Social and Media Networks - China - May 2015
There are an increasing number of specialised social and media networks, which differentiate themselves from the leading networks by focusing on a specific group or fulfilling specific user needs. Compared to fully-featured social and media networks that serve the mass audience, these niche platforms offer brands good marketing opportunities due to their targeted audiences and specialised features.
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Dishwashing Products - US - May 2015
While dishwashing product sales have outpaced those of most other household care product categories in recent years, category growth slowed in 2014, indicating that price competition has grown more intense. Accelerating sales growth beyond this modest pace may require more compelling new product launches in both segments. Dishwashing liquid brands’ efforts to expand usage beyond dishes could also help to accelerate sales gains.
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Holiday Car Hire - UK - May 2015
The holiday hire car market is forecast to grow steadily, supported by a strong holiday market, a resilient Pound against the euro and low petrol prices. There are a number of opportunities for car hire companies to engage with younger consumers particularly for shorter hire terms and alternative fuel cars. However, prices and fees remain a key factor for the vast majority of consumers.
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Trends in Health and Wellness - China - May 2015
Chinese consumers’ consciousness towards health and wellness is rising. The good news for brands and companies is that there are great opportunities between consumer demands and current products in the market. And products can become more attractive by leveraging better ingredients and product packaging. On the other hand, consumer segmentation becomes more important as the development of health awareness, thus all-in-one product tactics will no longer be applicable.
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Competitive Shift: Retail into Foodservice - US - May 2015
Food retailers have gained traction in the freshly prepared meals category by providing foods that are of high quality, healthy, and competitively priced. Further, they have renovated stores and spaces to highlight their offerings, making these products easy for consumers to find and purchase. Foodservice operators need to focus on promoting their healthy offerings, snack foods. and convenience, in order to compete. Working on efficiencies to cut down on wait times and offering a wide variety of menu items also will help appeal to busy consumers looking to save money and time by purchasing ready-made foods.
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Car Purchasing Process - Canada - May 2015
The challenge for automotive manufacturers is multi-faceted with bottom line results relying on factors such as attracting new customers to a brand, for example Millennials, who are less car-dependent than in previous decades and who rely on mobile technology in their everyday lives. Additionally, automotive brands face production uncertainty in Canada and the fallout that occurs with vehicle recalls.
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DIY Retailing - France - May 2015
The DIY sector in France has been tough over the last few years; weak consumer spending, falling prices and a sluggish housing market have made it hard for retailers to grow sales. The French economy shows few signs of any significant upswing and we expect conditions to remain difficult for some time to come. Most growth in the market is coming from the big box stores and from e-commerce. However, there are only very few opportunities to open more large-scale stores and e-commerce remains underdeveloped, despite there being many online retailers to choose from. This report provides data on spending on DIY goods, DIY specialists' sales, leading specialists' sales performance and online activity. In our consumer research for this report we asked which retailers consumers had bought DIY go
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Device Integration and the Connected Home - UK - May 2015
Brands that best deliver on the four C’s – convenience, cost, control and confidentiality – should help consumers to realise the benefits of the connected home, and overcome scepticism from those who are less interested in smart home devices.
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Gifts and Greetings Cards - UK - May 2015
Despite competition from digital communications and social media, sales of greetings cards are holding up well. Sales of single cards (not including boxed) grew from £1,428 million in 2013 to £1,456 million in 2014, up 2%.
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Social Networking - UK - May 2015
Privacy has become one of central debates surrounding social/media networks as users increasingly question the ways in which their data is being obtained and used. There is a need for the major networks to increase their transparency regarding their use of data, and ensure that opt-out options are clear and accessible. Otherwise networks will be open to regulatory penalties and may see more data-conscious consumers shift towards other options.
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IT Services - UK - May 2015
Continuous technological developments in computer hardware, software, and telecommunication bandwidths have given commerce, industry and service organisations increased tools to fundamentally change the way they conduct their business, and to reach opportunities previously unavailable. This has fuelled growth in the IT services sector as rapid technological changes constantly alter company opportunities and challenge existing practices. Changes in the use of IT have been profound in the last 20 years, but developments are still accelerating exponentially, constantly changing the fundamental dynamics of business. The IT services sector has developed to assist companies and organisations to harness these powers, challenge existing practices and achieve cost reductions.
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DIY Retailing - Spain - May 2015
As the economic recovery takes hold consumer confidence is growing and the housing market is starting to pick up after a seven-year slump. We think this will encourage people to start investing more in basic home maintenance as well as bigger home improvement projects. But the last thing Spain needs is another property boom. The banks may be easing their lending criteria and the retail trading climate is becoming more benign but people are unlikely to forget just how far the value of their homes fell. This report provides data on spending on DIY goods, DIY specialists' sales, leading specialists' sales performance and online activity. In our consumer research for this report we asked which retailers consumers had bought DIY goods from in the last year, both online and in-store, and w
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DIY Retailing - Germany - May 2015
Germany’s DIY sector has been unexciting in the last few years. There was some evidence of catch-up spending in 2009 to 2011, but since then the sector has done little. The collapse and disappearance of Praktiker has not helped. But we think that in Germany, as elsewhere in Northern Europe, there are reasons to be very cautious about the prospects for DIY spending. The trend back to living in inner cities is happening in Germany, as elsewhere. The proportion of people renting their homes is one of the highest in Europe and has edged up further in recent years. The population is ageing and less inclined to do DIY itself. This report provides data on spending on DIY goods, DIY specialists' sales, leading specialists' sales performance and online activity. In our consumer research
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DIY Retailing - Europe - May 2015
This report series looks at the DIY sector in the five largest Western European countries – the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. The DIY market is much more diverse than a simple definition of core DIY products, and the market, as it exists at the moment, reflects the product offer of the major DIY superstores rather than that of a small edge-of-high-street hardware shop. In each country we provide: a Mintel market size estimate annual sales data and forecasts for the specialists sector sales and outlet figures for the leading specialists as well as market shares And for each country we provide dat
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Marketing to Teens - US - May 2015
The teen years are a unique middle ground; teen consumers are not quite children, not quite adults. A big part of being ‘not quite an adult’ is that teens rely heavily on their parents to buy things for them. This means that brands often have to gain the approval of both teens and their parents.
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Car Finance - UK - May 2015
New car sales have increased strongly over the past three years, driven by the availability of cheap point-of-sale credit. Some dealers and manufacturers remain confident the market has further to run, while others expect to see a softening in demand. In the short term, much may depend on what happens to used car values, and if and when the Bank of England decides to raise interest rates.
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Ready and Prepared Meals - Canada - May 2015
Perception around the overall quality of ready-to-eat frozen meals is a challenge for the category. When asked, only one quarter of consumers prefer ready-to-eat meals when other options are available indicating efforts around freshness and authenticity are needed to support growth. Turning to category strengths, messaging that promotes ready-to-eat meals as a vehicle for trying new flavours is likely to resonate based on consumer input.
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DIY Retailing - Italy - May 2015
Although overall participation in DIY is high in Italy there is seemingly little interest in doing heavy end jobs with the majority only completing basic DIY jobs in the last year. The sector is also very fragmented; the major DIY specialists chains account for just 24.1% of total retail sales of DIY goods and they face competition from a large number of independent town centre stores, hypermarkets and, increasingly, pureplay retailers, which can all compete mainly at the softer end. This report provides data on spending on DIY goods, DIY specialists' sales, leading specialists' sales performance and online activity. In our consumer research for this report we asked which retailers consumers had bought DIY goods from in the last year, both online and in-store, and we asked which fact
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Brand Perceptions of Canadian Financial Service Institutions - Canada - May 2015
Although there is a common perception that all banks are the same, a more in-depth look beneath the surface reveals distinct brand characteristics with some major players succeeding in projecting a more innovative and friendly brand image.
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Marketing to Chinese Tourists - China - May 2015
According to Mintel’s Chinese Spending Habits – China, April 2015 report, holidays account for 11% of total consumer expenditure, which is the third most important spending after housing and finance and in-home food. This shows the importance of holidays to Chinese consumers. Chinese are both travelling more often and spending more during each holiday. Holidays are very important occasions for Chinese people to switch-off from a heavy work load and relax. Thus they pay more attention to better catering and accommodation to indulge themselves while on holiday. As disposable income continues to grow, Chinese consumers are also likely to seek richer, new experiences in addition to just comfort. Their focus is shifting away from the traditional activities of site-seeing and p
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Womens Clothing - US - May 2015
The women's clothing market will be supported by a growing female population and a strengthening economy in spite of continuing obesity rates. Consumers’ continued emphasis on savings, convenience, and selection are key factors that influence where, why, and how they shop. Women 18-34 are the most engaged in the category, concerned with being in style, and welcome to ideas and inspiration from others.
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Pub Catering - UK - May 2015
The expansion of casual dining and ethnic food venues and the new threat posed by coffee shops trialling evening menus should act as a clarion call to pubs to ensure they can compete when it comes to modern dining trends.
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Prepared Meals Review - UK - May 2015
Actively encouraging people to give prepared meals their own twist may make these products more attractive through added involvement in the preparation process, also tapping into many consumers’ interest in experimenting with food. Here, recipe ideas can help to illustrate the versatility of products.
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Chocolate - China - May 2015
Mass-market brands could use cocoa butter substitute as an ingredient to lower the cost given the majority of consumers do not have safety concerns over it yet, while brands that do not use cocoa butter substitutes need to enhance the value and quality perceptions to justify the comparably higher price points. Ingredient-wise, brands could also add more filling textures/ingredients to chocolates and build the connection between the hunger-filling chocolate and meals to target the on-the-go occasions.
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Family Dynamics of Black Consumers - US - May 2015
Black families are very different from other families, due in part to household dynamics. Although there has been some improvement over the years in how Black families are depicted in advertising, many ads today are still viewed as stereotypical or not inclusive of the lifestyle of Black families. It’s important now more than ever given the population and spending power growth for marketers to engage with Black consumers
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Shopping Malls - China - May 2015
Shopping malls need to offer wider ranges of retail and non-retail outlets, including the familiar outlets people expect them to provide, and the excitement of new and niche products, brands and services. But they must also become easier to navigate and offer a more appealing shopping experience. Increasingly they need to use Big Data predictive analysis to engage more closely with their shoppers, and become more responsive to their rapidly changing needs. Those changing needs come from increasingly consumer diversity, which is creating demand for an ever broader mix of products and services, and the outlets that serve them.
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Alcoholic Beverage Mixers and Liqueurs - US - May 2015
Dollar sales of alcoholic beverage mixers declined from 2009-14, settling at just over $315 million. While cocktail culture is in full swing, cocktails experience lower consumption than beer, wine, and spirits.
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Consumers and Financial Advice - UK - May 2015
The importance of receiving financial advice has never been greater, and it is in the best interests of all parties to fill the advice gap in order to encourage people to become more financially aware and foster a more long-term approach towards savings and investing. This will prove especially challenging considering the economic recovery which the UK is currently experiencing, as credit levels edge upwards and savings ratios remain modest. Advice companies will have to look toward re-assessing their cost models and to innovate online in order to ensure that accessing financial advice is within reach of the average consumer.
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Heart Health - US - May 2015
About 85.6 million Americans are living with some form of CVD (cardiovascular disease), also known as heart disease, which includes HBP (high blood pressure), heart attack, chest pain, heart failure, and the after effects of stroke. CVD is the leading cause of death in the US as well as globally and has a significant financial impact on more than just sufferers.
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Haircare - Brazil - May 2015
Haircare is the top beauty and personal care category in terms of new product launches in Brazil. Well-known brands of shampoo, conditioners, and hairstyling products operating in the country show steady performances in the market, and consumers are on the lookout for innovative and higher value-added products.
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Oral Care - US - May 2015
Sales within the oral care market remain steady, benefiting from widespread product usage. Opportunities exist in the $7.2 billion category for brands to increase the frequency of product usage, especially through portable oral care products, and a focus on new product innovations within the floss/accessories/tools segment. Additionally, brands can benefit from educating consumers on proper children’s oral care.
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Theme Parks - US - May 2015
Most theme parks have benefited from increased attendance and guest spending in the past few years, driven in part by a healthy economy and consumers’ desire to spend in experiential categories. Industry leaders drive attendance by regularly unveiling new attractions, many of which are based on popular movies and TV shows, ensuring a built-in audience. Park visitors, looking to make the most of their trip, are choosing their destination based on park reputation, and appealing attractions for kids and adults alike.
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Energy Drinks - US - May 2015
The energy drink and shot category posted stellar gains of more than 50% between 2009 and 2014, thanks to consumers’ needing extra energy for their hectic lifestyles and specific popularity with Millennials. It has recovered from its lowest sales gains in 2013, when the category came under fire for ingredient safety, and is expected to see strong growth through 2019, increasing an estimated 52% from 2014-19.
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The Role of Loyalty in Financial Services - US - May 2015
Loyalty efforts should not be kept a secret. FS providers can be up front and ask consumers about their loyalty, especially if these firms are providing great customer experiences. Customers who are given the opportunity to make a recommendation will be more likely to do so. Addressing consumers’ concerns by providing solutions to issues (security and technology) helps create a foundation to a loyal relationship.
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Internet Ads: Search, Display and Video - US - May 2015
Online advertising revenue is expected to reach $79.6 billion by 2019. Search and video have historically driven the market, but consumers are increasingly ambivalent about advertising and protective of their privacy. This report provides guidance for brands and advertisers in engaging consumers as they become skeptical of marketing claims and increasingly avoid ads.
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Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners - US - May 2015
The sugar and alternative sweeteners category reached almost $5 billion in 2014, representing growth of only 3% from 2009-14. Sugar’s negative impact on health has impaired growth; however, honey represents the category sweet spot and is indicative of the future natural direction of the market. At the same time consumers are demanding more natural sweeteners, they remain confused about which sweeteners truly are natural and the differences between types. This confusion creates opportunity for manufacturers to be proactive with this type of information, especially as some consumers are actively researching sweeteners before they make a purchase.
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Womenswear - UK - May 2015
While women continue to prioritise buying new clothes over other areas of spend, with the womenswear market rising, sales slowed compared with the previous year due to high levels of discounting.
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Pub Visiting - UK - May 2015
More one-off promotions, for example, linking into seasonal produce, and enabling consumers to redeem the offer on smartphones rather than with paper vouchers could help to boost usage of promotions.
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Womens Facial Skincare - UK - May 2015
The women’s facial skincare market has seen sales stall in 2014, with the mass market slipping into decline. Changing consumer behaviours, including switching to discount retailers and online channels, are enabling women to save money on their purchases. Meanwhile the prestige market is also suffering as women switch to smart foundations to treat skin issues, and trade down to cheaper cleansers after investing in facial skincare devices.
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Family Dynamics of Hispanics - US - May 2015
Family unity is important to Hispanics. Tensions caused by different levels of acculturation and levels of English proficiency under the same roof are minimized by the level of attachment that Hispanics have to their families. Even when younger Hispanics look for their own identity, they do it from home as they are not in a rush to live on their own.
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Facial Skincare and Anti-Aging - US - May 2015
Growth in the near-$7 billion facial skincare and anti-aging category is slow, driven by the highly competitive category landscape and continued below-average usage among men and older adults. Also, as skincare staples like facial cleansers offer more comprehensive benefits, specialty skincare segments struggle to grow. While new product development is critical in driving growth and keeping consumers engaged, tools that help consumers navigate the complex facial skincare category are equally as essential.
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Dishwashing Products - UK - May 2015
In hand dishwashing, the development of more powerful washing-up liquids that remove the need for excessive scrubbing or the soaking of dishes and pans can help to add value to the market In machine dishwashing, an emphasis on protection and prevention can help build sales.
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OTC Analgesics and Cold and Flu Remedies - UK - May 2015
In 2014/15 the UK cold/flu remedies market benefitted from the seasonal flu vaccine being less effective than usual, resulting in many lapsed users returning to the category. Cold/flu remedy brands could now use this to their advantage, using marketing and product developments to reignite interest in the category.
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Children and Teens as Influencers - UK - May 2015
Today’s kids and teens crave novelty like no generation before them, owing to the speed of innovation, early exposure to the internet and ubiquitous advertising. Impressionable and fickle, children could benefit from a more balanced perspective on how shopping decisions are made – something that will allow them to grow up into more discerning consumers.
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Retirement Planning - US - May 2015
There is a retirement planning crisis in this country. Whether because they can’t, they don’t know how, or they don’t know they should, people are not saving what they will need even to be sure they won’t outlive their savings. Tools are available to help, but many people don’t utilize them. There is opportunity for financial institutions and advisers in the retirement planning market, but educating people has to be part of the process.  Doing that, however, requires resources as well as the willingness to work with clients who may not fit the typical profile of advice clients. This report examines some of the factors behind this crisis, as well as some steps institutions and advisers can take to help consumers save the money they need to enjoy the r
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - April 2015
Economic improvements are finally beginning to be felt at the consumer level. Falling prices of essentials and rising wages are helping incomes go further and there are indications that people are beginning to relax their budgets and spend on items and experiences that have been out of reach during the years of austerity. However, lessons learned mean that people are still cautious with savings safety nets still being important and concern about future prospects still being common. As this is likely being exacerbated by uncertainty related to the election it is plausible to expect caution to abate slightly once the results have been announced, but it will take time before consumers feel completely comfortable in their new found freedom.” 
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Mens Facial Skincare - UK - May 2015
The high proportion of men describing their skin as neutral presents opportunities in the market for better diagnostic tools and more help for men to identify their skin’s needs and products suited to them. Male-specific expertise is important, with most men choosing and purchasing their own skincare products. Product usage shows that men may be using anti-ageing products for prevention rather than cure, with the high proportion of young men with little concern about wrinkles using anti-ageing products. Growing urbanisation also presents opportunities, with urban men showing higher usage of moisturiser and cleanser than a year ago.
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The Connected Consumer - UK - May 2015
Effective segmentation and focused targeting strategies through content personalisation are the key to making the benefits of contextual marketing to consumers outweigh the perceived disadvantages, thus boosting acceptance and adoption.
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Bread - Ireland - April 2015
Consumer interest in healthy baked goods should inspire NPD activity. Incorporating wholegrain as well as ancient grains such as chia and spelt is further likely to enhance the appeal of the category.
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Mortgage Advice - UK - April 2015
The Mortgage Market Review (MMR) has tipped the scales in favour of advised sales. Increased demand following the pension reforms is set to create further opportunities for advisers. However, the housing shortage means younger consumers are pushed a step further away from affording their first home. This creeping marginalisation of potential first-time buyers – a key market segment for advisers – is a shadow on an otherwise bright future for the advice market.
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Baby Food and Drink - UK - April 2015
Brands could offer parents more reassurance about the healthiness of manufactured baby/toddler food by referencing more actively on-pack all the nutritional qualities the product has to offer, acknowledging key nutrients such as protein, calcium and carbohydrates.
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Residential Flooring - US - April 2015
An improving economy and a strengthening home renovation market have helped the $21 billion residential flooring market notch steady gains since 2010. Looking ahead, further improvement in the broader economy should help drive continued growth. While the need to replace old or worn out flooring is the most commonly cited reason for purchasing new flooring, category competitors can accelerate growth, by tapping into more discretionary motivations.
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Infant Milk Formula - China - April 2015
There is a large portion of mums who tend to focus on combining infant milk powder products with other products for an optimal baby diet. Moreover, close relatives and online consumer reviews are regarded as more trustworthy than product experts in influencing the purchasing decisions of certain brands through certain channels.
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Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers - UK - April 2015
After a period of impressive growth since its launch, the breakfast biscuits market lost momentum in 2014. That a quarter of users are interested in breakfast biscuits with a high fruit content, and a similar number are interested in high-protein versions, signals scope for further development.
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Dairy and Non-dairy Milk: Spotlight on Non-diary - US - April 2015
Consumers want the healthiest beverage; however, many are not certain what that beverage is. Conflicting reports on health leaves consumers confused, and forcing heated segment competition. To resonate, milk manufacturers must continue to educate consumers.
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Frozen Snacks - US - April 2015
The frozen snacks market continues its relatively flat performance of recent years, as consumers find other snacking options increasingly palatable in terms of convenience, flavor, and nutrition, leaving frozen snacks relatively few new consumer bases to mine. Households with children remain the $4.5 billion category’s key audience, but growing the category will require healthier reformulations, novel formats, and flavor innovation.
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White Goods - UK - April 2015
Large domestic appliances are not a ‘take home today’ purchase and so most people will order them for home delivery. Plus they are mainly products which have definite specifications, making them easy to find online and for people to compare prices. So online shopping has grown rapidly and we estimate will account for just over half of the market by value in 2015.
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DIY and Gardening Retailing - Ireland - April 2015
DIY and garden retail was more likely to comprise of products from the softer ends of the categories in 2014, with a focus on décor and plant/flowers perhaps indicating that consumers’ understanding of DIY has increasingly transitioned towards creating a look rather than carrying out extensive home improvement works
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Attitudes towards Low- and Non-alcoholic Drink - UK - April 2015
Cost is also a barrier hampering over-45s’ interest in the market and introductory offers or money-back guarantees could encourage trial to try to address the doubts about the quality of these drinks.
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Mobile Phone and Tablet Accessories - US - April 2015
As mobile hardware and connectivity increasingly become central to consumers’ lives, a wide variety of accessories are being purchased to facilitate usage. Looking forward, sales will be driven not only by a desire for necessities such as cases and chargers, but also by products that increase functionality, such as portable external battery packs and keyboards. Product selection is also expected to shift from a pursuit of the tried and true, toward the accessories that have unique designs and which inspire impulse purchasing.
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Brazilian Lifestyles 2015: Living Online - Brazil - April 2015
Interacting with others through email and social media and reading the news are the main activities Brazilians perform online. However, internet usage has much more room for growth in Brazil, and providing trustworthy online reviews and enhancing anti-fraud tolls are essential for the popularization of financial transactions online. The current economic scenario challenges online retailers to offer not only strengthened security measures but also unbeatable prices to drive consumers’ interest to the world of online sales.
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Deposit and Savings Accounts - UK - April 2015
Although most savers say they are prepared to switch savings provider to receive a better rate, less than a third actually did so in the last year or so. With interest rates so low across the board, the cash benefit of switching accounts is usually marginal for all but the heaviest savers.
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Chocolate Confectionery - Canada - April 2015
Demographic changes in Canada are likely to impact the chocolate confectionery industry. While an aging population presents challenges, this may be offset a Millennial cohort entering into their family and therefore ‘prime chocolate eating’ years. Canada’s increasing reliance on immigration for population growth can also translate into an avenue of category evolution given chocolate’s popularity among Chinese Canadians.
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Chinese Spending Habits - China - April 2015
Chinese consumers are by no means ‘single minded’. They have developed sophisticated needs when consuming different categories which lead to varying preferences between Chinese and international brands. The key to the future success of Chinese brands lies in innovation and brand building while international brands will in general need to work to localise their product or service offerings to the particular taste and spending preferences of Chinese consumers.
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Marketing to Kids - US - April 2015
Today's kids are the true digital natives; they do not remember a time without smartphones and constant connectivity. Modern kids can be difficult to impress and even more difficult to captivate.
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American Lifestyles 2015: The Connected Consumer - Seeking Validation From The Online Collective - US - April 2015
Americans have endless choices to make on a daily basis and even the simple act of buying staple household products can be overwhelming to those who have yet to establish a routine or build brand loyalties. In a never-ending quest to buy the ‘best,’ consumers are looking to others’ opinions and experiences via online review sites to validate their choices – and to avoid feeling buyers’ remorse.
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Saving and Investing for Children - UK - April 2015
Due to the initial government incentivisation Child Trust Fund ownership levels have remained considerably above those for Junior ISAs. However, as of April 2015 CTF owners have the option to switch their accounts to JISAs. As the JISA market is far more competitive than the now-stagnant CTF market, this is a significant opportunity for providers and consumers, yet awareness of and interest in JISAs remains low. Providers would do well to improve this so as to maximise this opportunity for themselves and children’s savers.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Full Service Restaurants - Casual, Family and Fine Dining - US - April 2015
Foodservice operators, including full service restaurants, have been focusing mostly on Millennials, but there are other demographics that also offer lucrative opportunities, such as Baby Boomers and Hispanics. Since price is still a consideration for so many of the younger population, it makes sense to focus on those with more disposable income. Refreshed menus, renovated spaces, better and faster service are items that appeal to a variety of consumers.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Treatment - China - April 2015
Given consumers’ repertoire behaviour and brands’ high churn rate (ie the percentage of shoppers buying one brand that discontinue buying in a given time period), brands need to continue launching new products and upgrading current line in order to attract new users and win back lapsed ones. Mintel has highlighted that most consumers are driven by functional needs and trust when it comes to new product trial.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Car Usage Habits - China - April 2015
With fierce competition in the market, car marketers not only need to create more appealing stories and use them to impress consumers, but also need to make their marketing approaches less intrusive and more interactive. There is also a new and untapped opportunity for brands to catch consumer attention by addressing health problems associated with overuse of cars.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Disposable Baby Products - US - April 2015
As long as birth and fertility rates remain flat, maximizing growth through 2019 may hinge on attracting consumers ready to invest more, on high-end products, which may include natural and customizable offerings. Opportunities for growth appear strongest with first time parents and Hispanics, whose attitudes reveal a level of interest and concern with innovative disposable baby products.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Color Cosmetics - Brazil - April 2015
Many young female users of color cosmetics own more than 10 makeup items. These young women especially look for products to improve their skin texture, as well as products that claim to be waterproof.
Published Date: Apr 2015
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Package vs Independent Holidays - UK - April 2015
The overseas holiday market has a positive outlook for 2015 and beyond. Package holiday volumes are rising at a higher rate than independent holidays. Consumer confidence improvements will see increases in the value of holidays, however habits developed during the recession to save costs continue to be part of the holiday booking process. Consumers are prepared to pay extra during their holidays, however for many this revolves around eating out, rather than upgrading to luxury options. Holidaymakers that are looking to take relaxing holidays, such as spending time at the beach or going on a cruise, are more likely to book a package, proving that they want the relaxation to start before they get on holiday.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Eating Out: The Digital Consumer - UK - April 2015
As the mobile platform remains a relatively underdeveloped part of the restaurant market in the UK, there is much scope for operators to use smartphone apps to push more impulsive eating out habits, such as through ‘push’ marketing techniques.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Department Stores - Europe - April 2015
This report series covers the five large Western European countries – the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Our exclusive consumer research spans all five countries. In each of these markets, we asked consumers: Which department stores they had visited or bought anything from in the last six months, and whether this was online or in-store. Attitudes towards shopping at department stores. Additional questions were asked to consumers for the UK report.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $4689
Department Stores - Germany - April 2015
This year, our exclusive consumer research asked German consumers: Which department stores they had visited or bought anything from in the last six months, and whether this was online or in-store. Attitudes towards shopping at department stores.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Canadian Lifestyles - Canada - April 2015
While the drop in oil prices was expected to give consumers extra cash for spending on other items, the record-high level of household debt is top of mind among Canadian consumers leading them to adopt a slightly more conservative approach to spending: focusing on paying off debts and making cutbacks in many areas. There is a glimmer of hope for retailers, however, with consumers still looking to treat themselves to long- and short-term rewards, creating a mood of ‘sensible spending’ among Canadian consumers for 2015.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

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Loyalty in Financial Services - Canada - April 2015
The preference of high income earners for unique/non-purchasable rewards is an opportunity for marketers to think out-of-the-box and come up with creative rewards which may not be materially extravagant, but appeal to the status conscious.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Seasonal Shopping (Autumn/Winter) - UK - April 2015
This report will help you to uncover opportunities and understand the key issues affecting your market. How? By giving you instant access to analysis and critical recommendations. It will also challenge routine thinking by providing fresh, new perspectives that energizes your thought processes. Mintel research sources can include exclusive consumer data, brand/company research and insights from key trade members. This means that we provide you with the complete picture and robust information you need to make the decisions to drive your business forward.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3555
Personal and Stakeholder Pensions - UK - April 2015
Concerns have been raised that the new pension freedoms will lead to many making poor decisions when they come to access their pensions in retirement. However, Mintel’s research suggests that consumers should be given more credit. Many are aware of the potential dangers and will likely cautiously evaluate their options, and take advantage of the Pension Wise service, before making any decisions. Indeed, only 4% say they have already made changes as a result of the new pension rules.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
UK Retail Rankings - April 2015
Retail is changing faster than ever. In food retailing the 60 year trend to ever larger stores has come to an abrupt halt, throwing into doubt the investment strategies of all the market leaders and forcing some very painful re-assessment of long term strategies.  Non-food retailers are adjusting to the fact that online is just the opposite side of the coin to in-store retailing and that this brings with it new opportunities. The development of click and collect is bringing people back to the high street. Out-of-town retailing is more uncertain. The trend towards "urbanisation" - younger people choosing to live closer in to the city and not owning or even being able to drive a car - is leading to major changes in their shopping habits and falling demand for the out-of-town superstor
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Department Stores - France - April 2015
This year, our exclusive consumer research asked French consumers: Which department stores they had visited or bought anything from in the last six months, and whether this was online or in-store. Attitudes towards shopping at department stores.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Department Stores - Italy - April 2015
This year, our exclusive consumer research asked Italian consumers: Which department stores they had visited or bought anything from in the last six months, and whether this was online or in-store. Attitudes towards shopping at department stores.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Department Stores - Spain - April 2015
This year, our exclusive consumer research asked Spanish consumers: Which department stores they had visited or bought anything from in the last six months, and whether this was online or in-store. Attitudes towards shopping at department stores.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Cough, Cold, Flu and Allergy Remedies - US - April 2015
OTC manufacturers of cough, cold, flu, and allergy remedies have built-in demand: there is no shortage of cold, flu, and allergy sufferers. While providing relief is important, further investment should be made in finding more effective remedies and in promoting methods for reducing the transmission of infection. These efforts will resonate with younger adults who want their suppliers to be good corporate citizens.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
British Lifestyles 2015: At the Intersection of Tradition and Globalisation - UK - April 2015
Having basked in the glory of the London Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Brand Britain now needs to figure out how to capitalise on opportunities provided by the increased pace of globalisation and also address the unique challenges open markets present. Britain now stands at the intersection of tradition and innovation spurred on by globalised markets, which can be an uncomfortable place for some established domestic businesses. But numerous benefits in the form of lower prices and increased product variety, to name a few, appear to outweigh the short-term pain in the eyes of the consumer.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3555
Department Store Retailing - UK - April 2015
The main department stores have been among the types of retailers leading the way in both expanding delivery options and click-and-collect as consumers are increasingly looking for the easiest and most convenient way to shop and receive their purchases.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Convenience Stores - UK - April 2015
Convenience stores are most used in urban environments with the majority of consumers using c-stores close to their home. The millennial generation, aged 16-35, are the most likely to visit c-stores and also are the most frequent users of the format. This generation is increasingly migrating to urban areas and should become the focus for convenience store retailers.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Pasta, Rice and Grains - US - April 2015
The pasta, rice, and grains categories face stagnant sales due to perceptions that, in general, they are high in gluten and carbohydrates and the mixes may be too processed. Brands must provide more healthful options to spur sales. Emerging grains can help breathe new life into this category, with additional focus on new flavors and health benefits.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Milk and Flavoured Milk - China - April 2015
This report will help you to uncover opportunities and understand the key issues affecting your market. How? By giving you instant access to analysis and critical recommendations. It will also challenge routine thinking by providing fresh, new perspectives that energizes your thought processes. Mintel research sources can include exclusive consumer data, brand/company research and insights from key trade members. This means that we provide you with the complete picture and robust information you need to make the decisions to drive your business forward.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Potable Water and Sewerage - UK - April 2015
The estimated cost of implementing the Water Framework Directive (WFD) is around £30 billion over 43 years, of which around 40% will be accounted for by water companies’ direct infrastructure and management spending. The WFD will continue to be a key driver for capital investment in the water and sewerage industry, with companies also beginning to look at technologies that offer the best solution to implementing the directive.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Car Purchasing Process - UK - April 2015
The new car market is currently experiencing one of its most buoyant periods in recent times with sales reaching a new high in 2014. Yet despite such bravado the market is passing through a period of intense change which is forcing manufacturers and sellers to continually keep abreast of consumer demands.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Womens Haircare - UK - April 2015
The women’s haircare market is challenged by changing product usage, with traditional styling products falling from favour and natural botanical oils threatening leave-in conditioners and serums. Inspiring an older female audience and expanding product repertoires are essential for returning the market to a faster pace of growth.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Contract Cleaning - UK - April 2015
With staffing expenditure accounting for up to three quarters of the cost base for some contract cleaning operators, minimum wage rises ahead of inflation will squeeze operating profits further.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Cleaning the Bathroom - UK - April 2015
Room exists in the market for brands to focus on the promotion of both products with multiple benefits to cater for the different aspects of bathroom/toilet cleaning and specialist products focused more on protection and bathroom maintenance. Focusing on the importance of a clean bathroom for good health and emotional wellbeing can also help to drive increased sales of general bathroom and shower cleaners, and specialist products, including those with odour eliminating and longer-lasting freshening properties.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Mobile Phones - UK - April 2015
The factors determining consumers’ choice of mobile phone will become increasingly centred around the capabilities of the operating system used, as more people consider compatibility with their favourite services, software programmes, and integration with their ‘Internet of Things’.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Betting Shops - UK - April 2015
Betting shops need to address some significant gaps in their customers’ sporting knowledge as a pre-requisite for the revival of horseracing.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Spirits - Brazil - April 2015
The Brazilian spirits market is slowly shifting from high volumes of cheap products to lower amounts of more expensive products. Volume sales of cachaça have been in decline while value sales keep going up, meaning more premium and craft products are being purchased. At the same time, vodka and whiskey, which have a more expensive average price, are being more heavily consumed. Promoting the culture of cocktails and educating the consumer on the various aspects and versatility of spirits can help increase spirit consumption among Brazilian consumers. Social networks should be more actively used by spirits companies, especially national ones, which are lacking a bigger online presence and staying behind international brands in terms of exposure and interaction with consumers.
Published Date: Apr 2015
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996