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Theme Parks - US - April 2017
Theme park revenues are forecast to increase more rapidly over the next five years. Rising attendance and per capita spend help spur growth. While Disney and Universal dominate the market, nearly all other major theme park companies are showing positive results. Visitors seek a balance between familiar attractions and new thrills. Theme parks should continue to grow with the help of an enthusiastic family crowd and key innovations in sensory immersion.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Handbags and Accessories - US - April 2017
Consumers remain cautious when it comes to spending their discretionary income, and for most, handbags and accessories aren’t at the top of the priority list. In fact, consumers are buying fewer accessory items and/or shifting toward more affordable options instead of designer labels. Young, urban, and upscale consumers represent the primary target opportunity, yet they need to be reminded – and may need to be persuaded – to accessorize.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Toilet Cleaning, Bleaches and Disinfectants - UK - April 2017
Dettol’s launch of a spray format has added versatility and convenience to disinfectants, and has rejuvenated the segment as a consequence. Prominent product launches and advertising campaigns from Bloo and Duck have also shown that there is potential for value growth within the toilet cleaning segment, despite an overall decline in the category for the third year in a row.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Mattresses - US - April 2017
The mattress category has undergone significant change in recent years due to new product segmentation, changing consumer needs, and e-commerce sales. Mattress purchasers are primarily quality driven, especially as sleep becomes a health priority.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Car Purchasing Process - UK - April 2017
Car sales reached an all-time high in 2016. While this is good news for those involved in this sector, and a reflection of the efforts to stimulate new car sales in recent years, there are many reasons to be concerned about the next few years. Numerous factors appear set to impact on demand resulting in evermore creative approaches being required in order to continue to encourage purchasing.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Seasonal Shopping (Autumn/Winter) - UK - April 2017
The autumn seasonal events continued to rise in value during 2016, in line with the fairly positive consumer sentiment and willingness to spend. With the retail market facing a challenging 2017, it is difficult to predict whether spending on these events will be significantly impacted. Back-to-school sales should remain resilient, while Halloween and Bonfire Night can be marketed as an opportunity for family entertainment and quality time spent together.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Hair Colourants - UK - April 2017
The hair colourants category has fluctuated in value in recent years as temporary colour products, which are typically priced lower than permanent products, continue to boom in popularity. Consumers are also showing a more relaxed approach to colouring, with colourant users extending the longevity of their colour as well as only targeting specific areas of their hair, such as the roots or areas of grey.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Shampoo, Conditioner and Hairstyling Products - US - April 2017
The mature shampoo, conditioner, and hairstyling products market has posted steady growth, driven by gains in the larger shampoo and conditioner segments, allowing the market to overcome struggling sales of hairspray and hairstyling products. However, concerns over damage and preferences for simplicity have left consumers skipping daily washing, creating longer purchase cycles. Natural offerings, which are perceived as being gentler on hair, can promote more frequent shampooing
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Hard Surface Cleaning and Care - UK - April 2017
The dominance of multipurpose cleaners, a lack of product development and reduced advertising spend have created a perfect storm for the hard surface cleaners category, which continues to struggle to show growth despite the rising population and number of households. However, with discounting and product promotions reaching a plateau, growing concern about the impact of household cleaners on health could result in buying decisions being as guided by ingredient transparency and safety profile as by efficacy, convenience and low prices.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Beauty Habits - Brazil - March 2017
Brazil’s current economic crisis might have had a positive impact on Brazilian consumers’ beauty habits. They have reported to be using less water when getting ready to go out and not buying a new beauty product until their current one runs out completely. These new habits coud mean a more sustainable type of consumption and the search for more environmentally friendly products and brands.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Mortgages - Ireland - March 2017
Having been turned upside-down and inside-out by the financial crisis and ensuing economic recession, the mortgage market in Ireland has somewhat stabilized, but with the Brexit presenting a threat to consumer confidence in 2017, this may see willingness to buy a house decline once again.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Cakes and Cake Bars - UK - March 2017
The market has remained resilient amidst the sugar debate; however, sugar reductions are now expected by the government. While there is some openness towards low-sugar cakes, many put taste ahead of healthiness in this market. Smaller formats remain a key avenue to explore as they are widely seen as a good alternative to cutting sugar content.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Healthy Dining Trends - US - March 2017
Health is becoming less of a section on a menu and is gradually becoming an overarching lifestyle experience at restaurants. As restaurants continue to use claims focused on real, natural food the overall health message is becoming less about what you can’t have, and instead is focused on creating a craving for what’s in front of you. However, healthy dining is not without its challenges, and restaurants still face competition from the home kitchen where consumers feel more in control of what goes into their meal.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Attitudes towards World Cuisines - UK - March 2017
World cuisines are a near-universal part of British diets, with many people’s food adventures stretching well beyond the established Chinese and Indian cuisines. High levels of interest towards the less used cuisines highlight great potential for NPD. Tackling uncertainty in terms of preparation and taste will be key to unlocking this potential.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Travel in Canada - Canada - March 2017
The travel and tourism industry in Canada is in a position to take advantage of a weak Canadian Dollar in attracting international visitors (particularly US residents) as well as those Canadians deterred from travelling to the US due to the stronger US Dollar. Operators in the category will need to address cost-sensitivities as the majority of consumers are influenced by price when choosing a destination.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Special Interest Holidays - UK - March 2017
The ageing of the population, in particular the Baby Boomers, is likely to be a positive growth factor for special interest holidays in the coming years as a travel-hungry generation with relatively high levels of affluence finds more time to explore its hobbies and personal passions.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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COMMERCIAL BANKING AND FINANCE - UK - MARCH 2017
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union in June 2016 has created an environment of uncertainty for small business owners, which is likely to continue for the foreseeable future while exit negotiations take place. ‘Brexit’, as well as low interest rates and potentially weaker economic growth going forward, is expected to weigh on UK-focused banks.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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GAS SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION - UK - MARCH 2017
Ofgem has introduced a new regulatory framework, known as the RIIO model, for the current eight-year price controls for gas transmission and distribution networks, which run from April 2013 to March 2021. Under the new framework, the revenue earned by network operators is strongly linked to incentives, innovation and outputs.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Bundled Communications Services - UK - March 2017
With the launch of Sky Mobile in January 2017, the big four bundle providers now all offer quad-play options. Data flexibility will be an important promotional feature as providers look to attract increasingly data-hungry consumers. Providers can also utilise their exclusive TV content to help prompt mobile take-up.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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ONLINE AND MOBILE RETAILING - IRELAND - MARCH 2017
Despite looking for lower delivery costs, Irish consumers are interested in paying an annual or monthly postage fee to have goods delivered the next day. Such an approach offers consumers both immediacy and cost savings. Retailers will need to be very clear about how the savings of the upfront cost break down and how quickly a subscription ‘pays for itself’ to encourage uptake.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Online Grocery Retailing - UK - March 2017
Online grocery is the quickest growing grocery channel, but equally the smallest. Once seen as simply a service to replicate the needs of a supermarket shop online, a number of new services came to market in 2016 that have the potential for online grocery to transcend this barrier and adequately serve the more fluid and frequent shopping behaviours seen in the wider market.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Video - DVDs, Downloads, On-demand and Streaming
The growth of the streaming segment has balanced out declining physical video sales, maintaining equilibrium in the UK video market. The rapid growth of the streaming segment has put pressure on broadcast TV providers to ‘Netflixify’ their offering and provide on-demand content across a range of devices. Growth in streaming subscription shows no signs of disappearing in the near future, with original content and tiered subscriptions offering more opportunities for growth going forward.
Published Date: Apr 2017
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Disposable Baby Products - US - March 2017
Sales growth of disposable baby products has reached a five-year high in 2016, driven by training pants, natural brands, and private label. Future sales are projected to grow annually as parents continue to value the safety and gentleness of these products, brand name, product efficacy, and value.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Menswear - UK - March 2017
As more retailers are entering the menswear market and men are faced with greater choice of products, styles and sizing, the sector is becoming more competitive. Millennial men are also becoming more demanding, wanting higher quality pieces, frequently updated ranges and unique designs, and they will choose to buy clothes from those retailers and brands that step up to the plate.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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DAIRY AND NON-DAIRY MILK - CANADA - MARCH 2017
Canada is experiencing a shift with respect to dairy milk as usage has declined and this trend is expected to continue. As the category contracts it remains important to benchmark usage across different demographics to hone in on relevant target groups and identify gaps, understand the drivers for drinking milk, understand how milk (both dairy and non-dairy) is used and ascertain general attitudes towards both dairy and non-dairy milk as a tool to help inform messaging and promotional strategies.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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BOTTLED WATER - CHINA - MARCH 2017
The bottled water market in China is stable yet the growing speed in value and volume sales has shown signs of a slowdown. Premiumisation, along with the development of heathy water, is still a key trend that drives value consumption. Meanwhile increasingly sophisticated consumers will look for more justifications before paying a premium. While high-quality water sources are still most strongly associated with ‘premium’ bottled water, different age groups have different interpretations of ‘premium’, suggesting companies and brands will need to target accordingly.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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CONSUMER SPENDING PRIORITIES - CHINA - MARCH 2017
The relaxation of the one-child policy and the returning migrating population due to the climbing living cost in tier one cities have made a noticeable impact on the spending priorities of Chinese families. Marketing messages could target specifically those confident yet under-pressure younger generations.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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SPECIALIST FOOD & DRINK RETAILERS - UK - MARCH 2017
Specialist food and drink retailers have enjoyed two years of growth, but rising inflation and successful turnaround strategies implemented by the supermarkets make for a challenging time ahead. Specialists can ensure their appeal extends beyond price by delivering a shopping experience that helps articulate their expertise while highlighting the transparency of their supply chain.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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The International Hotel Industry - March 2017
There is an increasing blurring of the lines in the lodging sector between hotels and alternative accommodation, such as peer-to-peer rentals, serviced apartments, hostels, etc. AccorHotels has plunged head first into the alternative accommodation space with their 2016 acquisition of onefinestay and their newly launched Jo & Joe brand.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Cruises - China - March 2017
The overseas cruise market is booming in China. With more players joining the competition, driving awareness and establishing unique identities is vital. There is potential for brands to exploit older consumers. To sustain growth, more destinations should be explored.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Changing Household Cleaning Habits - Brazil - March 2017
Higher participation of young consumers in household cleaning tasks and the need to save money and time are some of the main factors influencing consumer purchases and product launches.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Cleaning the House - China - March 2017
Rather than trying to speed up consumers’ cleaning frequencies or creating more cleaning tasks for Chinese consumers, opportunities for market growth exist in niche segments such as hard surface cleaners where the product usage is relatively low due to cross-category competition. A good way to drive product usage is in providing extra benefits such as anti-bacterial, long-lasting efficacy or ease-of-use packaging to exceed the surrogates that consumers are currently using.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Railway Engineering - UK - March 2017
The largest rail infrastructure project over the next two decades is set to be the development of the national high speed rail network HS2. The hybrid bill, effectively the planning permission for the first phase of HS2, received Royal Assent in February 2017. Major enabling works contracts for the project were already awarded in 2016, while some £11.8 billion worth of civils contracts are due to be awarded in the early summer.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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SOFTWARE - UK - FEBRUARY 2017
“By far the most significant disruption to the growth of the software market has arisen from the migration of computing to the cloud and the use of software-as-a-service rather than a capital purchase. Nonetheless, the constant evolution of software capability and availability, combined with long-term trends surrounding mobility, big data and increasingly artificial intelligence, provide long-term growth prospects.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Casinos and Bingo - UK - March 2017
The traditional gambling products at the heart of the casino and bingo club experiences remain central to their appeal and stand as important differentiators of these venues from both online alternatives and high street rivals in the out-of-home entertainment sector.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Digital Advertising - UK - March 2017
Ad personalisation through user input is key to boosting engagement; particularly as many consumers are showing interest in ad-blocking. But there isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all solution to balance personalisation and intrusiveness, as individual users have different attitudes towards their personal information and the extent to which they are happy to share it in exchange for a free service or other benefit.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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DIGITAL TRENDS: SPRING - US - MARCH 2017
This Report tracks trends in ownership of electronics, intent to purchase electronics, hardware used to access the internet, and online activities, separating definite shifts in consumer behavior from the hype often associated with mainstream reporting. Findings include the lasting desirability of PCs even during the continuing transition to mobile computing, the adoption of new interfaces in living room hardware, the shift to streaming media consumption, the slow pace of adoption for wearable tech, and a growing interest in smart home hardware.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Black Consumers' Perceptions of Auto Brands - US - March 2017
Black consumers have strong opinions about car brands – the ones they currently drive as well as their dream car. Most Black consumers’ opinions are driven by pragmatic criteria, but subjective characteristics shape their preferences and desire to upgrade to something better within their price range.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Hispanics' Perceptions of Auto Brands - US - March 2017
Hispanics tend to gravitate toward five automotive brands – a mix of both foreign and domestic makes – they consider have a strong reputation. The challenge for most brands is to build awareness and a reputation for reliability and durability that gives them a place in the consideration set of Hispanics. Highlighting style and advanced technology can increase appeal but may not be enough to drive purchases if more pragmatic needs such as price and functionality are not met.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Children's Footwear - US - March 2017
The children’s footwear market is driven largely by replacement purchasing, yet a stable economy could result in more discretionary purchases. It may impact how often parents purchase children’s shoes, when they do so, how many pairs they buy, and if they are willing to spend more for special features.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Exercise Trends - Canada - March 2017
Canadians are active, with 68% reporting that they exercise at least once per week. The drive towards regular exercise stems from addressing not only their physical health but also their mental health. The majority of consumers gravitate towards convenient and cost-effective options, with relatively few showing an interest in buying more equipment, memberships or adopting technology. Younger consumers struggle with sustaining motivation, though their quest for new experiences drives an interest in both traditional and experiential fitness events.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Loyalty and Brands - UK - March 2017
The expression of personality that can be gained from buying and using brands appears to appeal to 16-34s in particular: these active advocates are more likely to consider brands as favourites and more likely to use them on a regular basis. Meanwhile, older groups tend to show less of an affinity with the average brand, suggesting that they may be more influenced by factors that can hinder the generation of true loyalty, such as price and convenience.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Marketing to Singles - China - March 2017
The singles market is made up with diverse minds – some happy (and voluntary) to be single and some struggling to get married (ie married-people-in-waiting), but their passions, hobbies and interest in diverse campaigns and promotions are similar to married people. That singles are less active in social activities, less happy or lacking the ability to build intimate and close relationships with parents and potential partners are proved to be misunderstandings.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Bottled Water - UK - March 2017
That 46% of drinkers/buyers cut back when money is tight signals a warning for the market, given the economic uncertainty and threat of future inflation. An emphasis on environmental preservation offers a promising means for companies to differentiate their offering given the strong consumer interest in this area.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Drinking Out - Brazil - March 2017
Brazilians are cutting down on drinking outside of the home. It is expensive and drinks specials and promotions are good motivators to make consumers drink more. To remain visible and relevant during the recession, brands and venues need to expand and offer special experiences and beverages to consumers. Venues also need their clients to talk about their establishments to family and friends as well as posting about them on social networks.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Travel Money - UK - March 2017
The travel money market has benefited from rising numbers of people going abroad. However, the decline in the value of the Pound following the Brexit vote will change the way people shop for travel money. Exchange rates are already one of the most important factors when choosing travel money; however, holidaymakers now expect to spend more time shopping around for a good deal and ensuring they budget accurately.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Unsecured Loans - US - March 2017
The US economy remains relatively strong and many consumers are confident about their personal finances. However, relatively few plan to take on any additional unsecured debt in the next year, meaning lenders will have to fight for customers.
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Motor Insurance - UK - March 2017
The motor insurance industry has been hit hard by recent legislative changes to insurance premium tax and the personal injury discount rate. This will inevitably pass higher premiums on to young drivers in particular, who are already considering alternatives to car ownership such as car sharing schemes. As a result providers will need to develop more flexible policies to suit part-time drivers, with InsurTech start-ups leading the way with the launch of on-demand insurance models.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Saving and Investing for Children - Canada - March 2017
Making Personal Financial management tools more appealing and useful might be a helpful stimulus to motivate parents to save small amounts regularly to enhance RESP contributions.
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Mortgages - UK - March 2017
The mortgage market is in a healthy state but still faces a number of challenges, from the need to increase housing stock, to increasing regulatory requirements and Brexit. Crucially though, consumers have a healthy appetite for mortgages, giving plenty of opportunities to incumbents and challengers alike.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Convenience Store Foodservice - US - March 2017
The c-store (convenience store) foodservice market is marked by two distinct consumer types. One group includes frequent c-store customers. These consumers value variety at c-stores and generally have very positive views surrounding c-store foodservice offerings.
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OTC Sleep Aids - US - March 2017
The majority of adults struggle with sleep. The inability to get a good night’s sleep paired with the spotlight placed on the importance of sleep have helped strengthen OTC sleep aid market growth and should continue to boost sales as consumers face many sources of sleeplessness. However, persistent consumer concerns with dependency and the ability to wake when needed have the potential to dampen sales growth.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Vitamins & Supplements - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Residential Flooring - US - March 2017
A healthy housing market combined with innovation in the category is supporting continued sales growth in the flooring market. Although wall-to-wall carpeting still maintains dominance in reported coverage, shifting consumer attitudes and competitive prices are driving recent purchase of hard-surface flooring at a faster pace. Flooring that looks good and is easy to clean is important for most consumers; however, secondary attributes linked to health and product safety are ways brands can distinguish their products.
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Children's Social Care - UK - February 2017
The fragmented allocation of funding for parental and family support services, the majority of which comes via targeted, time-limited central government grants and not core LA budgets, makes strategic planning difficult and raises doubts over the long-term sustainability of running such services. This provides further difficulties for both commissioners and providers in how they distribute and access funding, as well as long-term planning.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Accounting and Financial Management - UK - February 2017
Consultancy will continue to represent the strongest growth potential for accountancy firms, with digital technology and data analytics expected to become an even bigger part of the consulting market. While Brexit-induced uncertainty is likely to negatively impact the market, it will also present opportunities for accountants to provide advisory services and guidance to clients in these uncertain times.
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Single Lifestyles - US - March 2017
In the US, singles account for a growing number of adults due to a steady number of marriages and a growing population. In 2016, 48% of adults age 15+ identified as single – nearly 123.5 million – and 44.1% are under age 30. Singles are active and mobile and often participate in “couples” activities such as traveling or dining out. However, single consumers are limited in their discretionary spending compared to married adults because a larger portion of their lower household income is allotted to fixed expenses.
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Bicycles - UK - March 2017
The good weather and Olympic success have culminated in a much more positive year for the cycling market than was witnessed in 2015. Although the effect of Brexit on the exchange rates will impact the cost of imports over time, with more work being done to encourage UK consumers to take up cycling, and those already participating generating a healthy source of custom, the market is likely to grow at around 3% making it worth a predicted £1.25 billion by 2021.
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - March 2017
Consumer sentiment has remained strong, reflecting growing real wages, low unemployment and, as yet, the absence of any major economic upheaval post-EU vote. When it comes to the impact of the vote, people are relatively positive about the big-picture issues such as the UK’s economic growth, and most feel that it won’t have any real impact on their household income or career prospects.
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Women's Haircare - UK - March 2017
The women’s haircare sector has struggled to show growth in recent years as savvy shopping behaviours continue to take their toll, with the category showing value growth of just 0.3% in 2016. The value of the prestige sector has shown a particular rise, keeping the category afloat, suggesting a willingness to trade up in the sector. However, trends favouring natural hairstyles and textures, as well as women worrying about damaging their hair, are impacting washing and styling behaviours.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Beauty Retailing - China - February 2017
Online shopping is supporting the growth of the beauty retailing market and compensating for stagnating offline sales. Concern about product authenticity does not prohibit consumers from looking for products online, even for premium products, because the wide selection of imported products and competitive prices in online stores are still strong incentives.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Beauty & Personal Care - Ireland - February 2017
Mass market brands continue to dominate the beauty and personal care market however the rise in non-specialised retailers signals scope for growth of premium own-label brands in 2017. In terms of new product development the increased prevalence of allergies and lifestyle-related skin complaints highlights opportunities for brands that boast ‘dermatologically tested’ claims. Going forward companies would be advised to capitalise on the clean eating trend by promoting any use of natural ingredients and their benefits on product packaging
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Outdoor Enthusiasts - US - March 2017
More than three quarters of adults have participated in an outdoor activity in the last year and nearly nine in 10 claim to be at least somewhat enthusiastic about the outdoors. Although leisure outdoor participation is more prevalent, adults involved in physically active outdoor pursuits tend to be more engaged in all things related to outdoor recreation. While most outdoor enthusiasts cannot completely disconnect from technology, environmental consciousness and the dedication of active outdoor participants should maintain strong interest in outdoor activities
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Wine - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.  
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Consumers and Credit Risk - UK - February 2017
The changing demographic profile of the UK highlights the growing need for more non-mainstream lending products. However, despite positive signs of engagement, there is a disconnect between how confident people feel about being able to access credit, and the likelihood that they are trying to improve their credit score.
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Attitudes towards Home-Delivery and Takeaway Food - UK - March 2017
Price is a key consideration when ordering home delivery. This translates to lower consumer spend, as opposed to the average dine-in visit at a restaurant. Changing British lifestyles boost takeaway/home delivery services as consumers turn to delivery services to provide quick meals as they find themselves having no time to cook at home and to wash dishes. Mobile ordering is still very new and the market is small. It is important to note that home delivery is still driven by traditional methods of ordering in person at the venue and by phone.
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Pasta, Rice and Noodles - UK - February 2017
Health concerns over carbohydrate intake continue to plague the category. However, NPD centred on ‘positive nutrition’ and tapping into the ongoing interest in gluten-free food should help to polish its image. Demand for convenient mealtime solutions should continue to benefit the category even as the rising costs of imports threaten to put upward pressure on prices.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Baby Food & Drink - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Chips and Dips - US - February 2017
Both chips and dips have performed well in recent years, boosted by consumer interest in snacking, a variety of innovative flavors and formats, and the category’s status as a permissible indulgence. New tastes and experiences will continue to drive sales in coming years, along with a greater emphasis on premium quality and fresh ingredients.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Pasta, Rice & Noodles - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Cereal, Snack & Energy Bars - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
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Bread, Bakery & Cakes - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
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Air Care - US - March 2017
The air care market experienced a slight sales decline in 2016, reflective of flat market penetration, increasing competition, and a functional approach to the category. However, interest in air purifying and aromatherapy benefits may encourage increased consumer spend. Adults may also be drawn to retailers with enhanced shopping experiences, including those that use technology to improve scent testing or selection.
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Consumer Trends, Attitudes and Spending Habits for the Home - UK - March 2017
Decorating, buying new furniture and flooring top the wish list for 2017. Owner-occupiers are the most engaged with spending on the home. Consumers are seamlessly using a range of channels when shopping, although their desire to judge for themselves remains a major reason why they will continue to visit physical stores when choosing goods for the home.
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Price: $2479
Baby Durables - US - March 2017
Most consumers acquire baby durables new, but women are more likely to buy second-hand while men prefer to buy new. Online has become an important part of the baby durables market, with many consumers opting not only to research products online, but also to actually complete their transactions, making the online presence critical for brands and retailers in the market.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Food Safety, Regulations & Labeling - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1995
Emerging Science - Global Annual Review - 2017
Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1995
Electrical Goods Retailing - Germany - February 2017
German consumers across all ages are now completely at ease with shopping for electrical goods both online and in-store simultaneously allowing the market leader, Media-Saturn, to return to growth. The challenge for smaller specialists is finding a way to differentiate themselves in a sector where consumer spending has continued to fall despite a buoyant economy.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1236
National Newspapers - UK - February 2017
Heightened controversy over the spread of fake news and misinformation in 2016 has presented established national newspaper brands with an opportunity to reaffirm to the public the important role they play in terms of offering reliable journalism.”
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Mobile Phones - China - February 2017
In the saturating mobile phone market, replacement purchase is the key driver as consumers show the potential to trade up. This is especially the case for lower tier cities and rural areas. Brands should focus on offering outstanding premium phones and also pay attention to developing offline retail channels to win in lower tier markets.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Electrical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2017
Rather than the usual deflation seen in the price of electrical goods, retailers are going to have to decide how to tackle rising prices in 2017 due to the devaluation of Sterling. Whilst this is clearly a challenge the bigger issue will be if wider consumer demand slows due to economic uncertainty following the EU referendum. If consumers become more cautious then it will be the discretionary retail categories, which electricals fall into, that suffer the most.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Major Appliances - Canada - February 2017
Major appliance brands operating in Canada are facing a changing environment of evolving preferences and consumer demand. Manufacturers will need to address cost-sensitivities as the majority of consumers are influenced by price. This may translate to more entry-level devices with less features or more compact design.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Toy Retailing - UK - February 2017
In an increasingly competitive toy market, toy specialists need to do all they can to stand out from generalists. Given that almost two fifths of shoppers have visited a store before buying a toy and parents view shopping trips as a way of bonding with their kids, there are more opportunities for toy retailers to make the in-store shopping experience more fun in order to encourage families to see them as a destination venue where they can spend time playing as well as shopping for toys.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Optical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2017
Concentration of the retail sector has continued and major suppliers have moved into online selling. The largest retailer, Specsavers, has continued to build market share, thanks to the expansion of the chain, as well as the addition of related services such as domiciliary and hearing services. In its latest move, Specsavers is determined to develop MECS (Minor Eyecare Conditions Schemes), adding to its portfolio of services. 
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Beach Holidays - UK - February 2017
It is still unclear how Brexit negations will affect the overseas holiday market. However, because beach breaks tend to be longer summer holidays, it is likely that sizeable proportion of consumers will cut back on short city breaks in the low seasons before they forgo their main beach break in the summer.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Children’s Eating Habits - Ireland - February 2017
Parents consider regular exercise as the most important step to improving children’s health and diet. This reflects the increasingly sedentary lifestyles of children and with technology a significant contributor to this, utilising bloggers, vloggers and YouTube channels, for example, can help brands to encourage children to take more exercise and extend their influence into new areas.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1378
Private Label Food and Drink Trends - US - February 2017
Private label food and drinks category sales declined by -2.2% from 2015-16 and are forecasted to continue to decline into 2021. Increased confidence in the economy may lead many consumers to opt for name brands over store brands, especially for products located in the brand-centric center store area. Opportunities for retailers to elevate the perception of their store brands will come through product innovation, sampling, and increased ingredient transparency.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Hispanics' Snacking Preferences - US - February 2017
Practically all Hispanic households consume snacks. However, they consume a wider variety of snacks as they become acculturated, resulting in snacking habits, preferences, and motivations for consumption becoming increasingly complex. Since less-acculturated Hispanics gravitate toward fewer types of snacks, there are opportunities for brands to connect with Hispanics as they become more bicultural/acculturated and open to try types of snacks.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Packaged Red Meat - US - February 2017
Sales of red meat tumbled in 2016 as a convergence of factors negatively impacted the category. Commodity prices remain at their lowest levels in years, and while consumers indicate they are still eating red meat, there has been a pronounced reduction in their frequency of consumption. Health, environmental, and even cost concerns are driving consumers to other protein sources, and the category will be hard-pressed to manage any noteworthy sales growth in the short to near term.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Chocolate Confectionery - Brazil - February 2017
Declining volume sales in chocolate confectionery show the continuing need for brands to use innovation to encourage consumers back into eating. Messages should focus on trying new products, flavors, and formats. They could have the “treat” factor attached to them, as many people eat chocolate to treat themselves. Keeping prices low should also be a priority for brands, as the current economic scenario is not favoring the category.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Menu Flavours - UK - February 2017
The spectacle of freshly prepared food gives people additional reasons to visit a restaurant, given the frugal mindsets of today’s consumer. In terms of flavours, diners want to see more ethnic flavours injected into familiar dishes. When it comes to grab-and-go lunch options, diners seek a wider range of hot foods. Desserts are still seen as indulgent treats regardless of sugar content but diners want control over their own portion size. The over-55s are most interested in British cuisines while tasting menus appeal to all age groups
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Income Protection - UK - February 2017
The need for workers to formally protect income is apparent, and yet the income protection gap is yawning. Many workers simply avoid trying to understand their financial resilience and their financial planning suffers as a result. Providers may be able to increase sales through group policies and by exploring the potential for direct online distribution. Education is still sorely needed, but traditional advice may not be the only way to deliver this.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Retail Banking and Credit Unions - US - February 2017
There are few industries that reach as many consumers across the US like financial services do. Nearly 100% of American consumers currently own some sort of financial account at a retail bank or credit union and are affected by the proliferation of financial technology, products, and trends. The total number of banks and credit unions has been declining but the number of accounts, credit union memberships, and overall deposits continues to rise. While the industry may change with technological developments, financial accounts remain an almost universal need.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Travel Insurance - UK - February 2017
Travel insurers face a number of key challenges. One of the most important is cost control, against a backdrop of intense price competition and slow market growth. Containing costs has become even more important recently, as a result of higher foreign medical bills linked to a weaker Sterling. At the same time, providers need to constantly remind consumers to consider quality of cover when buying online through a price comparison site, and the importance of answering questions about pre-existing medical conditions honestly.”
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510
Beverage Blurring - US - February 2017
Two thirds of US adults have consumed any of the hybrid drinks measured in this Report. Bottled water with added health benefits (eg protein, vitamins) leads consumption, followed by carbonated juice, and bottled water with added functional benefit. The strongest limitation to adoption is perceived high price but they encourage trial of new beverage types and may improve permissibility in struggling beverage categories.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Plant Protein Drinks - China - February 2017
Expanding consumption occasions is the key for PPDs’ future development. Usage of PPD can be expanded to different times of the day beyond breakfast only, while different types of PPDs beyond the traditional types such as soy or walnut drinks can also be explored and developed. Promoting PPDs consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle can potentially add a new angle to the slowing market and attract non-drinkers. Apart from packaging design, PPDs for children should have a wider appeal such as functional benefits and nutritional value.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Beer, Craft Beer and Ciders - Canada - February 2017
While beer remains far and away the most popular alcoholic beverage in Canada, the ground is shifting. As competitive pressures mount, brewers need to have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what Canadians are drinking, what’s important to them when selecting the beers or ciders and areas of possible interest. This Report endeavours to provide readers with a snapshot based on consumer feedback to answer these questions, understand where the market is and identify trends that provide a fact-based input to inform go-forward strategies.
Published Date: Mar 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Marketing to Millennials - Canada - February 2017
In Canada, 18-34s represent close to one-quarter (23%) of the population. An open-minded segment, they have a strong sense of individuality with an optimistic outlook, of the belief that they have the power to impact change in the world. They feel understood by marketers, though not well represented in ads. Being highly connected, online reviews are now weighted on par with personal recommendations. Though connectivity is important, real connections remain rooted in physically spending time with others.
Published Date: Feb 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3995
Marketing to Men - UK - February 2017
Marketing aimed at men continues to be heavily focused on high-achieving sportsmen and well-groomed male models, offering the brands behind them little differentiation in the minds of those they are targeting. This paves the way for brands to take a different approach in their campaigns, such as featuring role models that tap into men’s strong belief in equality and family.
Published Date: Feb 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2762
Christmas Shopping Habits - UK - February 2017
It was a great Christmas, better than anyone expected. But the more one looks at the performance, the more one feels that there are warning signs. We think that people are worried about rising prices in 2017 and that they pulled spending forward for that reason. We think they are right to be worried and that real incomes are going to come under pressure as inflation rises. The prospects for Christmas 2017 are rather worse than for the Christmas just gone.
Published Date: Feb 2017
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2510

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