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Attitudes towards Family Dining - UK - April 2014
More in-store entertainment and ordering/payment services are likely to take on a technological guise in the coming years as restaurants catch up to the fact that consumers, particularly children, are increasingly tech-savvy.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Fridges and Freezers - UK - April 2014
There are pressures for manufacturers to create ever-more innovative products that serve the lifestyle needs of their customers. We expect to see more gadgets, more smart applications as well as carefully crafted product designs. Yet, at the same time, shoppers have the ability to seek out the keenest prices. So how do manufacturers build their profitability for the future? Branding will be absolutely central and we expect to see brands employ innovative strategies to create trust and differentiation in order to add value in this competitive marketplace.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Shopping for Home Decor - US - April 2014
Most consumers buy home décor to update the look and feel of their homes and many also buy home décor simply to treat themselves. As consumers are so inclined to buy for themselves/their homes more often, retailers should focus on encouraging more impulse buys in this category. Showcasing new items and unique offerings will generate interest from home décor shoppers.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Cough, Cold, Flu and Allergy Remedies - US - April 2014
Despite increasing sales, the cough, cold, flu, and allergy market is up against several challenges. Most consumers seek to prevent getting sick, lessening the need for remedies to treat their ailments. Additionally, it is difficult to predict the severity of a given cold or flu season. Providing ways to help consumers get the exact product to fit their needs can help to increase brand loyalty.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Loyalty in Financial Services - UK - April 2014
Financial services firms cannot expect their clients to exhibit loyalty when they feel that new customers are the ones getting the best deals. Indeed, most of the “loyalty” in the financial services market is due to customer inertia. Going forward, firms need to look at how they can reward long-standing customer relationships in order not to alienate the core of their customer base. Competing for new customers should not be a race to the bottom, especially as those who are more attracted to better rates or discounts will happily move again in the future anyway.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Spectator Sports - UK - April 2014
App developers should now look to create customised apps to facilitate consumers’ unique second-screening habits. Broadcasters could develop bespoke apps to accompany their televised events; letting users pull in content from social media, sports news websites, or even from completely unrelated sources.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Snowsports - UK - April 2014
Aside from growing the snowsports customer base as a whole, complimentary pre-season and post-season lessons in the UK could also aid brand loyalty by tying a customer in to a given brand’s ecosystem. Operators could take a more hands-on approach and have their own reps or instructors leading or contributing to lessons to customers in the UK, thereby creating a sense of uniformity and trust for both first-timers and experienced skiers.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Food and Drink Retailing - Brazil - April 2014
The food and drink retailing sector in Brazil is highly competitive and dynamic. Brazilian towns everywhere are dotted with all types of outlets, ranging from hypermarkets to small bakers. Retailers must cater to demanding customers both in the local neighbourhood shops and in the more distant hypermarkets, and place emphasis on the price proposition.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Group Holidays - UK - April 2014
Escorted tour operators need to dispel negative perceptions of a lack of freedom and privacy associated with their products, especially among over-55s. But, given the right balance, many older independent travellers can be persuaded to trade an element of freedom in return for greater depth, expertise and richer experiences plus convenience; a combination they would find it hard to organise on their own.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Soap, Bath and Shower Products - China - April 2014
Retailers need to ensure there is enough in-store marketing to recruit new shoppers day in, day out. Cross-category brand extensions and creating limited edition ranges can leverage consumers’ ’infidelity‘ behaviour and capitalise on shoppers’ desire for newness and excitement.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Consumers and Financial Advice - UK - April 2014
The advice gap presents an opportunity for the financial advice industry. Firms that are able to innovate and offer low cost solutions will prosper in future, while those who do not address this part of the market will forfeit share to online competitors.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Own Label Alcoholic Drinks - UK - April 2014
Retailers should proactively promote their quality and awards won to level the playing field against brands, particularly as the economy improves and brands are poised to benefit from an easing of the budgeting mentality.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Haircare - UK - April 2014
While the haircare markets remain in growth, the pace has slowed in 2013 as consumers turn to savvier shopping methods to secure the cheapest prices, and scientific as well as technological advancements cause a cannibalisation of product needs.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Bathroom Equipment (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2014
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.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Breakfast Eating Habits - UK - April 2014
Operators could look to marketing to reposition breakfast as a way to connect people or to offer a bit of me-time before tackling the day, reminding consumers that, for example, a bowl of porridge or a crumpet with butter is worth savouring.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Disposable Baby Products - US - April 2014
Disposable baby product sales are expected to be stagnant to declining into 2018. To boost sales and stave off competition from private label, companies and brands should consider expanding the current category and better engage Hispanic parents.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Shampoo, Conditioner and Hairstyling Products - US - April 2014
The haircare category has experienced steady gains, though sales of styling products and treatments have struggled. Styling products and treatments that engage men and an aging population as well as reinforce healthy looking hair should help boost segment sales.
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Cough, Cold, Flu and Allergy Remedies - UK - April 2014
In 2013, the cold/flu and allergy relief remedies market benefited from increases in product launch activity and marketing activity. Going forward, brands could look to more specifically target the key young adult demographic, who are the most likely to suffer from cold/flu and allergy-based ailments, as well as encouraging people in general to prepare ahead of both cold/flu and hayfever seasons, stocking up on products in advance.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Pasta - Brazil - April 2014
Price increase in the category together with an increasing demand for healthier products has had a negative impact on the sales of pasta. The subcategories with the greatest potential for growth are whole-grain and fresh pasta, given consumers’ interest for these types of products.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Deposit and Savings Accounts - UK - April 2014
The prolonged period of low rates of return on savings products has been detrimental to savers. Consumers are now showing a tendency to grow their in-credit current account balances, which often offer more attractive rates and benefits, instead of moving money to their savings accounts.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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The Private Label Household Care Consumer - UK - April 2014
The finding that such large proportions of people have noticed improvements to own-label household care products in terms of quality and selection in recent years gives grounds for optimism, as does the number of people who think further improvements would tempt them to buy more own-label versions of products. Raising awareness of what own-label has to offer and using in-store marketing to encourage trial and repeat purchasing, including through injecting more personality into ranges, will be vital for increasing sales.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Contract Cleaning (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2014
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.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Frozen Snacks - US - April 2014
Concerns about the nutritional value of frozen snacks will continue to be top of mind for consumers. Manufacturers will need to reformulate or expand their product offerings, ensuring these items meet consumer preferences for high-quality ingredients and convenient formats. More frequent snacking occasions will also impact product offerings, as well as the retail locations in which these products are sold.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Potable Water (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2014
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.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Price: $1612
Gas Supply and Distribution (Industrial Report) - UK - April 2014
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.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers - China - March 2014
Product innovation is key to business growth, since consumers are open towards different types of biscuits and are eager to try new products. Healthy and indulgent are the two key areas for product innovation as they are the main purchase drivers.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Bicycles - UK - March 2014
If safety concerns around cycling on the roads can be definitively tackled, it could open the floodgates to a new era of mass cycling participation.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook - China - March 2014
Saving remains an important financial priority for consumers and the idea of spending the money to enjoy life now without thinking about tomorrow is still uncomfortable for many. This means that while consumers are confident about making more purchases, they are still spending within what they can afford and according to their priorities. It is therefore important for businesses to understand where consumers are more likely to allocate their spare money and the differences in their attitudes towards managing their finances.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Mortgages - UK - March 2014
Current market conditions present an opportunity for lenders to start promoting long-term fixed rate mortgages among UK consumers. As interest rates will only increase in the future, there has never been a better time to get people thinking about the advantages of longer-term mortgage products.
Published Date: Apr 2014
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Lotteries - UK - March 2014
The biggest issue facing the lottery industry over the last 12 months has been the impact of the £2 Lotto ticket. Unfavourable economic conditions surrounding its launch mean a true picture will take time to emerge but initial indications are that while around half of players have reassessed their habits, only a small number have stopped spending altogether.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Food and Drink Retailing - UK - March 2014
Food retailing remains highly competitive, but all the evidence indicates that competition is moving away from price. With almost perfect information in the market and most of the majors doing some form of price matching, we think that the competitive agenda will move to all the other key factors that make someone choose a particular retailer.  Top of the list is the quality and range of own brands, but following that are store standards, product innovation, availability service standards. Food retailing has always been about value for money and that covers all the factors we have mentioned.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Menswear - UK - March 2014
While men are still much more interested in branded clothes than women, there has been a notable change in male attitudes towards brands in fashion over the last year. Males aged 25-44 are no longer as willing to pay more for a brand they like.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Bottled Water - China - March 2014
Pure sourcing is key to attracting bottled water consumers, which has created intense competition between manufacturers for acquiring water sources and has even led to merger and acquisition activity. Wide availability in both the on-trade and off-trade, as well as the introduction of smaller pack sizes, is encouraging impulse purchases and on-the-go consumption.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Non High Street Foodservice Trends - UK - March 2014
Concerns over the future of the high street and the mature eating out market have seen operators attempt to widen distribution channels. High footfall areas such as travel hubs, shopping centres and university campuses are proving popular choices for operators looking for new opportunities.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Noodles - China - March 2014
Consumers are demanding a wider variety of new and exotic flavours, as more people travel overseas, and are exposed to more new cuisines. This provides an opportunity for noodle manufacturers to create bold new flavours that generate interest among increasingly sophisticated consumers.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Snack and Nutrition Bars - US - March 2014
Even as snack and nutritional bars take on product attributes from each other and attempt to provide a range of attributes within a single product or brand, brands have an opportunity to stand out from their competitors by maintaining focus on a singular use. For example, energy bars can be just that and not strive to also be snack foods and meal supplements.  Similarly, organic brands can build on that attribute to be distinct from other brands, rather than also trying to be small indulgences. Consumers know what they want and may be skeptical of brands that try to be too many things to too many people.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Refrigerators, Freezers, and Dishwashers - US - March 2014
While an improving economy and housing market is driving sales for the market as a whole, other factors give individual brands and retailers opportunities to gain competitive advantage. Superior owner protection is one such area. Another is finding a way to appeal to a new generation of appliance shoppers who want the most advanced features but may find them out of reach.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Digital Trends Spring - US - March 2014
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.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Price: $3996
Mobile Network Providers - UK - March 2014
For the moment, until the data-driven services willingly choose to interact or are subject to legislative restrictions forcing them to become more open, network operators remain the most cohesive and simple way for consumers to talk to each other based on a single identifier; the phone number.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers - UK - March 2014
The majority of users want to see more on-the-go packs of savoury biscuits and crackers. Offering snack packs containing one or two servings and placing them next to other on-the-go snacks such as cereal or chocolate bars near supermarket tills should forge associations with on-the-go occasions.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Car Purchasing Process - US - March 2014
As new and used car sales plateau again, as is expected in the Mintel forecast, auto manufacturers, car dealers, and marketers looking to grow their brands will have no choice but to cannibalize sales from their competitors. This will highlight the importance of effective targeting of first-time car buyers, or car buyers with relatively little experience or prejudices, uch as targeting Millennials or Hispanics.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Technology in Restaurants - US - March 2014
Technology continues to increase at a rapid pace and the majority of the population use smartphones or other mobile devices. However, the majority of consumers either do not use technology in restaurants or have maintained similar usage compared to last year. More than half of respondents do not use online or mobile ordering or payment apps or loyalty programs. Since the use of technology by consumers at restaurants is a developing opportunity, these rates are likely to increase over time, especially as Millennials gain spending power.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Car Retailing - China - March 2014
It is imperative to apply different strategies to different target groups as they are different in their attitudes towards car purchasing and retailing. The 4S model needs to change if it is to remain competitive in this ever changing market environment, where online purchasing is starting to emerge as a viable sales channel. 
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Cookies and Crackers - US - March 2014
Less than 10% of cookie and cracker buyers look for gluten-free varieties. While gluten-free developments attract attention due to new product innovation, at this point, this feature does not make or break cookie or cracker purchase.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Toy Retailing - UK - March 2014
Toys are a treat so shopping for them should reflect this. Going to shop for toys should be great fun, an experience for parents and kids. And stores should be inspiring, lively places which entertain as well as sell. If not people won’t bother to go to a toyshop, they will be more likely to buy online or from a supermarket.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Bottled Water - UK - March 2014
There is a lot of scope for packaging innovation, to increase the convenience of these products for users, make them more visually appealing and give them standout. Importantly, this would help position the company as being more innovative and forward-thinking than its competitors.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Coach Holidays - UK - March 2014
By positioning themselves as ‘premium escorted tours’, offering exotic or unusual itineraries abroad and a broader, deeper destination experience, coach holidays stand the best chance of appealing to affluent, travel-hungry Boomers.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Online Grocery Retailing - UK - March 2014
Grocers can cultivate greater shopper loyalty by encouraging cross-channel shopping: we think consumers are more likely to stick with those shoppers who are providing an integrated mix of supermarkets, online and c-stores that caters to different shopping missions.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Mobile Service Providers - US - March 2014
Brands are becoming increasingly savvy in making adjustments in pricing that favor their ARPU, but as subscribers themselves become increasingly sophisticated, these shifts will eventually become transparent to them. It may be time for marketers to primarily focus on growing new services that benefit consumers, rather than tinkering further with plans.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Private Healthcare (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2014
The private healthcare market faces a year full of change, with the provisional remedies proposed by the Competition Commission following its two-year investigation into the sector potentially marking a shift in the balance of power from private hospital operators to private medical insurers.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Hispanic Consumers and Household Products - US - March 2014
While Hispanic consumers are not a homogeneous group, one value that practically all share is their belief that personal appearance says a lot about a person. It is for this reason that they strive to take good care of their clothing and household. Brands that can partner with them to facilitate these objectives at an adequate value have a significant opportunity to succeed in this market.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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OTC Pediatrics - US - March 2014
After a series of product recalls, the OTC pediatrics market appears to have fully recovered. However, the market faces a few challenges to growth, including a declining population of households with children, and an overall movement toward prevention rather than treatment. Manufacturers and retailers that can meet parents’ unique needs will be best positioned to maximize sales.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Convenience Store Foodservice - US - March 2014
Convenience stores today have to perform a tricky balancing act in regards to foodservice: consumers are asking for healthy options, an array of foods and beverages, freshly made sandwiches and entrees, and indulgent treats, all while still providing quick service at a low price. Operators will need to focus on broad appeal – making sure every customer can find something they crave within their walls.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Healthy Lifestyles - Brazil - March 2014
Despite the wide availability of affordable fresh food in the country, Brazilians are increasingly consuming processed low-nutritional food products, skipping meals, and focusing on convenient products. They are making up for bad food habits by exercising more and doing more sports, but without a balanced diet this might not be enough.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Smoking Cessation Products - US - March 2014
E-cigarettes are the latest threat to the beleaguered smoking cessation products’ market. Prior to the rapid arrival and use of e-cigarettes, the fast-following introduction by private label manufacturers of every new product innovation launched by national brands helped commoditize the market and erode dollar sales growth. Future innovation should focus on smaller, cheaper product offerings that position cessation products for sale in new distribution channels, such as convenience stores, where most cigarettes and e-cigarettes are sold.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Black Consumers and Household Products - US - March 2014
Maintaining a clean home is important to Black consumers. A clean home is direct reflection of what others think about them, and a clean home means a healthy family. Black consumers are all about prevention, and rely on products that have ingredients to help remove germs and odors. Blacks teach their children early in life to do their part of chores around the house.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Educational Lending - US - March 2014
The student loan crisis continues, driven by the escalating cost of college as well as slow recovery, which is hindering graduates’ abilities to repay their loans. The government is beginning to take the problem seriously, and proposals to help solve the problem are being considered both to help students repay their loans and to make lenders more accountable for the loans they make.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Childrens Personal Care - US - March 2014
The CPC market is expected to grow slowly into 2018. Better engagement of dads, creating products to keep children in the category for longer, and reinvigorating the struggling haircare segment could help accelerate sales growth for this market.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Electrical Wholesalers (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2014
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.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Marketing to the Green Consumer - US - March 2014
Enthusiasm for green products has increased since 2012, perhaps this is due to consumers’ perception of green as money saving. However, consumers refuse to be inconvenienced by green. They value accessibility, affordability, and quality. Companies should not presume that loyalty will come easily as consumers seek transparency and authenticity from companies that produce green products.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Soap, Bath and Shower Products - US - March 2014
The soap, bath and shower category has experienced steady gains, despite being a functional and mature market. However, brands should be prepared to address the changing regulatory environment and an aging population in order to stay on a positive growth path.
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Motor Insurance - UK - March 2014
The potential of telematics-based motor insurance is not being realised. Younger motorists who could save the most by using the technology are the least interested, while the reverse is true of older drivers. Motorists’ low estimation of their own driving ability could be behind the problem, with 36% of policyholders believing that their driving is worse than average. If motorists are to habitually use telematics they need to be nudged into doing so, by being shown the benefits – making the ambiguous concept of ‘safe driving’ more tangible.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Digital Trends Spring - UK - March 2014
Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp is the latest example of a brand intending to acquire users now, before making money from them later. Companies are desperate to tie consumers into their eco-system, but at some point they will have to decide whether to start charging more for services, or whether to introduce advertising.  The effectiveness of personalised advertising suggests there may be room for a third option. Brands could offer those willing to share their details a discounted subscription rate in return for displaying fewer, but more relevant ads - something that could suit all parties.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Bottled Water and Cold Beverages Mixes - US - March 2014
Offerings that stress hydration, health, and convenience will support increased bottled water consumption. Consumers remain price sensitive in the category, and with so many choices, value will be what consumers fall back on. Products with higher price points need to be justified through unique flavors and innovation to draw in new users. However, the ultimate goal should be easy accessibility in a variety of forms.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Long-haul Holidays - UK - March 2014
Full-service airlines will ultimately be forced to react to compete by launching their own no-frills fares, as a number such as BA and Air France have already done in the short-haul market, or in emulating the bundled fare options offered by American Airlines. Such a move would allow full-service airlines to capitalise on stronger reputations and brand heritage, while retaining a foothold on the first page of comparison websites.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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The Green Consumer - UK - March 2014
Green consumer habits have become increasingly driven by the financial advantages they bring to the consumer. However, consumers have also come to expect a high level of environmental and ethical integrity from the brands they patronize, despite the fact that they are often unprepared to pay more for the benefits.
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Grilling and Barbecuing - US - March 2014
The grilling category is unique in that, for many adults, it is strongly associated with positive memories and emotions of cookouts past. Those who purchase a grill are not just buying an appliance upon which they can prepare food; they are buying it for the experiences they can have through ownership.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Courier and Express Delivery (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2014
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.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Price: $1612
Childrens OTC - UK - March 2014
The market has been impacted by parental reluctance to treat their child without professional help as well as reduced innovation. Encouraging parents to treat their children at home, by offering better advice, as well as raising their confidence in brands by better engaging with them using social media could encourage product usage. Additionally, as parents show interest in dosing tools, this suggests room for innovations in this area.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Buy-to-let Mortgages - UK - March 2014
Although the new rules linked to the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) will not apply to non-regulated buy-to-let business, there will still be some ramifications, not least because many lenders operate in both the mainstream residential and specialist buy-to-let sector.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Personal and Stakeholder Pensions - UK - March 2014
Although at first glance the government’s pension auto-enrolment scheme can be seen as a threat to the personal pensions market, rising interest in pensions and retirement savings, particularly among younger savers, is an encouraging sign. Appealing to the younger generation will have to involve fresh and innovative ways of educating and engaging with them through a range of channels.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Babies and Childrens Personal Care Products, Nappies and Wipes - UK - March 2014
The disposable nappy and personal care segments were the worst performers in the market in 2013. Encouraging consumers to switch back to brands, and move away from savvy shopping techniques will be essential for returning the categories to growth.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Attitudes Towards Germs - UK - March 2014
Continued growth in sales of germ-killing products will come from giving younger people in particular more information on hygiene and germ hotspots, as well as through promoting specific products as being better for use on surfaces coming into contact with food. Brands also have an opportunity across the wider household and personal care market to increase their sales by expanding their offer in categories where antibacterial claims are less common.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Railway Engineering (Industrial Report) - UK - March 2014
The anticipated increase in demand from passengers together with growth in the rail freight sector will put additional strain on the UK’s rail system over the coming years, with the network already nearing its capacity limits. Thus continued investment in the rail infrastructure will be necessary over the coming years.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Salty Snacks - Brazil - March 2014
Although health claims are used by most product categories, this doesn’t seem to be the case with salty snacks, which focus instead on indulgence and convenience. The microwave popcorn segment is becoming increasingly popular among Brazilian consumers, showing how the convenience of microwave ovens is contributing to the growing consumption of salty snacks in Brazil.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Price: $3996
Convenience Stores - US - March 2014
Quick stops to pick up a few items or get gasoline are the primary reasons that consumers visit convenience stores. While convenience stores have a reputation for unhealthy food, many are improving their offerings to provide healthier alternatives appealing to shifting consumer tastes, hoping to encourage more visits.
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Nut-based Spreads and Sweet Spreads - US - March 2014
Greater competition from other brands both within and outside of the nut-based and sweet spreads market will have an impact on the category. To fight the competition, manufacturers need to promote the versatility of their spreads for use as an ingredient, dip, snack, and beyond to help increase product appeal. Spreads made from natural ingredients that are free from additives, and spreads with nutrition-boosting claims will continue to be important for new product development.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - Italy - February 2014
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the Italian market:
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - Germany - February 2014
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the German market:
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Lawn and Garden - US - February 2014
Technology is gaining importance in the lawn and garden sector, and it is particularly attractive to urban dwellers. This demographic tends to be made up of home renters, young adults, and the tech-savvy, which are all important targets for the sector. Brands and retailers must overcome consumers’ frustrations in their inability to make ‘major’ changes to the lawn/gardening space of their rental properties in order to welcome them into the fold of lawn and garden enthusiasts.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Holiday Lifestyles - China - February 2014
Chinese travellers are now more complicated than they were in previous years; holiday operators/destinations therefore need to identify and map out the diverse needs and wants of Chinese travellers from different demographics and typologies in order to be able to offer them customised holiday products and services.
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - France - February 2014
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the French market:
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - Spain - February 2014
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the Spanish market:
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook - US - February 2014
Consumers are a little more optimistic than they were last year but still wary. Many (but not all) are aware that they are not saving enough, both for the short term as well as for retirement. This presents a wonderful opportunity for financial services firms to take a holistic view of the customer and help encourage them to find room in their budgets for saving and investing.”Issue: consumers aren’t saving enough
Published Date: Mar 2014
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Residential Windows and Doors (Industrial Report) - UK - February 2014
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.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - Europe - February 2014
The electrical goods market is very diverse, ranging from televisions and tablet computers to household appliances and personal care devices. In part because of the diversity of the market, there is fragmentation, to varying degrees, in the retailing of electrical goods across Europe. Non-specialists, such as online-only retailers, mixed-goods stores, catalogues and grocers, are prominent in some markets.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Hispanic Consumers and the Perimeter of the Grocery Store - US - February 2014
Hispanics are far from being a homogeneous group; in addition to differences by country of origin, country of birth, age, and gender to name a few, the role that the American or Hispanic culture plays in the life of any Hispanic adds complexity to this market. However, something that Hispanics have in common is their passion for food. Preparing nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients is a priority to many of them; it’s here where grocers can partner with them by offering the right ingredients and value that they are looking for.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Small Format Grocery Stores - Brazil - February 2014
In Brazil, small format grocery retailing, which consists of gas station convenience stores, minimarkets, and bakeries, has a strong convenience positioning. Retailers can succeed in the segment through outlets that are well-located, with good presentation and a limited range of products of good quality and price.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Tea Drinks - China - February 2014
The RTD tea drink market enjoyed a strong performance over 2008-10, with double-digit annual growth. This was fuelled by consumers’ increasing awareness of the negative health implications of drinking CSDs, and heavy investment in tea drinks by the established and new operators.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Household Paper Products - US - February 2014
In spite of low overall sales growth and universal household penetration, the household paper market holds opportunities for brands that emphasize quality and performance and that explore ideas that make it easier for consumers to use paper products in a wider array of occasions. At the same time, sustainability is poised to become a more important issue in the category, presenting marketers with a new set of issues and opportunities.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Electrical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2014
Mid-market store-based retailers will have to come up with genuinely compelling reasons for shoppers to migrate back from pureplays: we think multichannel retailers need to imitate Amazon’s spirit of innovation, as their service and convenience advantages wane fast.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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The Locavore: Attitudes toward Locally-Sourced Foods - US - February 2014
As local claims become more widespread, product marketers will need to develop a means to authenticate provenance. Exploring a system of official certification and communicating a transparent path to market information to interested buyers will be necessary to stand apart from the competition.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools - UK - February 2014
Technology (whether in the form of an app or wearable products) can be a powerful tool to boost motivation and increase retention levels, because it allows regular and accurate measurement of performance and fitness.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Mobile Phones - US - February 2014
Mobile Phones - US - February 2014Smartphone manufacturers are expected to know what consumers want before they themselves know it, and to provide bleeding-edge technology at prices for all income brackets. Risks of missteps are very high, but in the absence of taking those risks, brands take on a greater peril: a stodgy image and irrelevance.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Cooking in the Home - UK - February 2014
Men are markedly less likely than women to have responsibility for cooking and/or preparing foods in British households, and also cook meals from scratch far less frequently, showing that traditional stereotypes still ring true. So it is interesting to note that men (31%) are more likely than women (26%) to feel pride from cooking a meal, and are also more likely to feel adventurous. Food marketers could harness this through messages urging men to be bold and ‘have a go’, portraying the meal preparation as a man’s audacious mission to feed his loved ones.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Mobile Phones and Apps - China - February 2014
China is the number one market in terms of mobile phone volume sales. The market also exhibited very positive growth in 2013. The strong annual increment was fuelled by enthusiastic consumers with a strong demand for mobile phones, and smartphones in particular.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Compact Cars and Crossovers - US - February 2014
Compact cars and crossovers are getting unprecedented attention from desperate consumer groups who are looking for fuel efficient vehicles that are easy to navigate in a dense urban environment. New compact car and crossover intenders include wealthier Baby Boomers and growing Hispanic families. How to cater to this more diverse group of consumers will require creative messaging and new product introductions, such as three-row compact vehicles.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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OTC Sleep Aids - US - February 2014
Despite positive growth of OTC sleep aids, the category is still up against several challenges. Consumers are concerned about side effects, and usage of other ways to help them fall asleep is more prevalent than OTC sleep aids. The growth of fitness devices to track sleep patterns could also negatively impact the market of OTC sleep aids.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Beauty Retailing - China - February 2014
Deals and discounting can be an entry point to attract new customers and personalisation and relevance in promotion will become the critical point for retailers in coming years. But in the long run, creating unique shopping experience remains essential.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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Sweet and Savoury Spreads - UK - February 2014
Despite the openness to jam as part of a healthy snack among families, few brands have actively targeted this occasion with marketing or through specific product formats. Examples from markets such as cheese, where snacking formats have posted rapid growth, show how more specific targeting can help brands drive standout.
Published Date: Feb 2014
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