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Thermal Insulation - UK - September 2015
Thermal insulation installers are increasingly adopting a multi measure approach, ranging from insulation through to heating, plumbing and renewables. Companies are also branching out from the retrofit market to different new build and commercial sectors. This strategy is designed to counteract volatility in the retro-fit sector caused by the stop-start nature of government funding schemes
Published Date: Sep 2015
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Coffee - UK - August 2015
Instant coffee, which still accounts almost three quarters of all value sales of UK coffee, has seen a sales fall as it loses drinkers. Meanwhile the pods segment continues to go from strength to strength.
Published Date: Sep 2015
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Baby Boomers and Financial Services - UK - August 2015
While younger generations seem to generally be more trusting towards the financial services industry, Baby Boomers are more sceptical. Their views are tainted by witnessing some of the most notorious financial scandals of the last few decades, including the rise and fall of endowment mortgages and the mis-selling of pensions and payment protection insurance (PPI). Many feel let down by the industry, while others feel that banks do not pay enough attention to the needs of their generation. This cynicism makes it challenging for financial providers to reach out to this generation, particularly for new and less familiar products, as well as new technology such as mobile banking.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Music Concerts and Festivals - UK - August 2015
The UK live music industry has continued to grow during the past five years, despite the tough prevailing economic environment. Despite steadily rising prices, consumers have demonstrated that they are still prepared to pay ‘top dollar’ to see the most popular acts, while festivals continue to draw the crowds, although perhaps not all are enjoying the same sort of attendances they did before the financial crash of 2008.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Marketing to Sports Fans - US - August 2015
Technology has impacted sports by changing the way fans follow their favorite teams and as digital marketing takes precedence. Modern fans expect to be targeted online and will increasingly expect leagues to offer a seamless experience across various devices and platforms.
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Baby Personal Care - China - August 2015
In order to add more values for baby personal care products, companies and brands could leverage successful examples from other babycare industries (eg infant formula milk) to promote new baby personal care products with advanced claims (eg contains human affinity ingredient) or functions (eg make babies stronger).
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Energy and Sports Drinks - Canada - August 2015
The challenge for energy drink brands is altering negative perceptions of their authenticity, as well as their negative side effects. Naturally sourced ingredients in energy and sports drinks are important to consumers, as is providing validity to the benefits of these ingredients and documentation of their origins through multimedia channels.
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Pet Insurance - UK - August 2015
The pet insurance market has huge potential for growth, with 56% of pet owners currently uninsured. Pet insurers that wish to capitalise on this opportunity, however, face an uphill struggle as those yet to take out an insurance policy are put off by accelerating premiums that leave them questioning the value of the product. Innovation in company strategy, product design and advertising will be needed if this challenge is to be overcome successfully.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Desktop and Laptop PCs - UK - August 2015
While volumes are forecast to continue to decline, constant innovation and improved mobile concepts will help to revive the market and contain short-term decrease rates, particularly with the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, which is anticipated to boost consumer demand.
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Marketing Health to Women - US - August 2015
Half of women consider themselves healthier today than they were a year ago. Generally, women are engaged in some aspect of their health – whether taking a vitamin, mineral or supplement, eating a healthy diet, exercising, or staying positive – yet express the most concern over the effects of stress on their wellbeing. Looking forward, women will seek relatable health role models that motivate them to achieve their health goals.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Short and City Breaks - UK - August 2015
The outlook for the short break market is promising; overall, consumers are planning to take more short breaks in the next 12 months. The top three most popular overseas destinations for short breaks remain France, Spain, and the Netherlands, all of which saw growth. Holidaymakers’ choice of destination is primarily influenced by the ability to relax, value for money, climate, and a ‘sense of the unknown
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Burger and Chicken Restaurants - UK - August 2015
A slower-growing core user base places an onus on fast food operators to work ever harder to engage with them. Using digital technology to a greater extent and making restaurants more inviting as a place to socialise should help them to do so.
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Certified Pre-owned Cars - US - August 2015
The certified pre-owned car market is small but growing. Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are used cars that have been certified by a manufacturer or dealership. Certification means that these vehicles are in very good or excellent condition and have passed an inspection by a trained technician, and it often means that these vehicles are under a certain amount of mileage or under a certain age. CPO cars often come with a factory- or dealer-backed warranty, a roadside assistance plan, a service plan, or some combination thereof. They are also often regarded as being better-maintained by the first owner than most used cars.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Colour Cosmetics - China - August 2015
High frequency of usage proves that once consumers adopt colour cosmetics products, many of them will develop a routine to wear them on a daily basis, meaning that opportunities for increasing frequency of usage amongst these users could be limited. Sales growth can be achieved by product extension, category extension or premiumisation of existing products.
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Annuities - UK - August 2015
In retirement, people still want a predictable, guaranteed income more than anything else. Hybrid, or ‘third way’, products that provide this alongside more attractive rates and the ability to keep some pension funds invested to draw a more flexible income from seem well set for significant growth in the years to come.
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Regional Newspapers - UK - August 2015
Regional/local newspapers continue to struggle as the industry faces print circulation declines, job losses and closures. Publishers are putting extra investment into developing their online products in terms of content, format, advertising and paywalls in order to best compensate for the decline of print.
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Movie Sales and Rentals - US - August 2015
The Big Three subscription services have become staples of American life and are now also major forces in original content, with substantial ad budgets. Based on the success of these services, myriad new streaming services are sprouting up, including HBO Now, and Showtime Anytime. While households have often being willing to keep adding services to date, the industry will eventually run up against concerns about cost, making ad-supported streaming services more competitive.
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Use of Insurance and Mortgage Brokers - Canada - August 2015
Improving the reputation and image of insurance brokers will require a commitment from the insurance industry to address issues surrounding transparency around broker compensation.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - August 2015
The generally positive outlook of the economic climate, and the benefits that are gradually being witnessed at the individual level, means that the people of Britain are finally regaining their confidence. For the first time since the economic downturn, Mintel’s data shows that more people feel better off compared to a year ago than feel worse off, and planned spend reflects people’s growing confidence. However, the scars left by the crisis run deep and caution still prevails. Even those who consider themselves financially healthy are still more likely to add to their savings than to indulge in material purchases. As such, gains in confidence and resultant changes in behaviour will be gradual and phased rather than dramatic shifts.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Leisure Habits of Millennials - UK - August 2015
Millennials have grown up in a digital world and one of their defining characteristics is their enthusiasm for technology and spending time online. However, they are also constantly on the lookout for new experiences, which can be as simple as trying a new type of food or going to a pub quiz. This need means that this group are also likely to go to live music festivals or sports events.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Bakery Houses - China - August 2015
The bakery houses market is a dynamic market. From simple bread products expanding to a variety of innovative product offerings, one area of considerable interest to bakery stores is the introduction of café and fast casual dining formats to break through the traditional self-service format and capitalise lifestyle elements. Consider how experiential consumption gives bakeries deeper meaning, bakery operators are increasingly seeking a wider food and drinks menu to incorporate seasonal and ethnic elements, and offering comfortable seating area to encourage visiting.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Home Laundry Products - US - August 2015
Sales of home laundry products continued a slow decline in 2015 as consumers took advantage of discounts and promotions and other ways to save money. Still, ample opportunities exist in the $12.4 billion category for marketers and retailers that offer consumers ways to simplify the laundry process and improve results.
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Black Consumers and Haircare - US - August 2015
Haircare is perhaps one of the largest areas of consumer expenditures among Black consumers. Hair is an important part of Black consumers’ image – it shapes their identity and sends a signal to the world of who they are as a person. With the variety of ways that Black consumers wear their hair come differences in their attitudes toward hair, the products they use, and their general outlook of the beauty category as a whole.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Fragrances - US - August 2015
The impact of a saturated marketplace and increased competition from scented toiletries has led to flat performance in the $3.7 billion fragrance category. To combat consumer apathy and confusion, industry players can leverage new product development and honed marketing emphasizing value-added benefits/functionality, demographic-specific use, and customization. Delivering unique consumer experiences will be instrumental to encourage greater frequency of use and an increased repertoire of fragrance variety.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Black Consumers and Haircare - US - August 2015
Haircare is perhaps one of the largest areas of consumer expenditures among Black consumers. Hair is an important part of Black consumers’ image – it shapes their identity and sends a signal to the world of who they are as a person. With the variety of ways that Black consumers wear their hair come differences in their attitudes toward hair, the products they use, and their general outlook of the beauty category as a whole.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Holiday Shopping - Canada - August 2015
Holiday shopping represents the most lucrative time of year for retailers across all categories, much of it driven by Christmas. For the upcoming holidays, nine of 10 Canadians will be buying gifts.
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Events Tourism - Ireland - August 2015
Past events in Ireland have proved beneficial for the events tourism market, with the 2015 Tall Ships held in Belfast – the largest event in NI in 2015 – attracting more than 500,000 visitors, benefiting local businesses as well as the events market. Looking ahead, the Irish events market is forecast to continue to build momentum into 2015 with music festivals and concerts expected to aid this growth most.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Fruit - US - August 2015
The fruit market has experienced fairly steady growth since 2010, and Mintel expects much of the same through 2020. Like the vegetables market, fruit’s performance has been bolstered by fresh fruit , and hurt by shelf-stable segments. The frozen fruit segment may be small but it has maintained rapid growth and generally favorable consumer perception. Buying fruit for snacking purposes is commonplace, but consumers, especially Millennials and parents, are increasingly seeking fruit in convenient formats outside this market’s core segments (bars, snacks, drinks).
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Food Packaging Trends: Spotlight on Food Labeling - US - August 2015
While grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning. Differentiation exists across generation groups in terms of the type of information sought from labels. Inspiring purchase can come from boosting ingredient transparency, enhancing functional packaging elements that preserve freshness, and engaging consumers with brands beyond the store.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Bathrooms and Bathroom Accessories - UK - August 2015
The trend to want en-suite bathrooms is encouraging home owners to add extra bathrooms, sometimes by extending their homes. This is stimulating demand for showers as well as for bathroom fittings that work well in small spaces. People also want sleek, stylish bathrooms, inspired by what they see on television as well as their experiences of staying in hotels. This is helping fuel demand for fully fitted bathroom furniture which allows them to store their possessions out of sight making for a sophisticated look in the bathroom.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Fragrances - UK - August 2015
The category as a whole has shown incremental growth in value in the past, and, despite a decline predicted in 2015, is likely to show growth again in the future. Improved financial situations and savvy shopping behaviours are driving down the value of the mass fragrance and body sprays segments as consumers prove more willing and able to trade up to prestige versions – albeit also at a discounted rate. Niche and artisan fragrances have the ability to drive growth further as buyers seek out more unusual scents, whilst the emergence of unisex fragrances that challenge gender expectations could further pique interest in the category.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Bread and Baked Goods - Brazil - August 2015
The bread and baked goods market is still developing as consumers are eating more packaged bread although not necessarily eating less freshly baked bread from bakeries. Companies must invest in innovation, especially those regarding flavors and freshness.
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Marketing Pollution-proof Products - China - August 2015
In February 2015, Under the Dome, a documentary that investigated air pollution in China, became a smash hit in China. It attracted hundreds of millions of viewers in a very short time after it went live online. The popularity of the documentary could be regarded as a demonstration of the high awareness and concern about pollution among Chinese consumers. Chinese consumers are more willing to take measures to protect themselves against pollution. This suggests great potential for pollution-proof products, especially purifiers and personal care products with anti-pollution benefits. However, the markets of pollution-proof products are still in the early stages and manufacturers and marketers should take more efforts in promoting their products, such as demonstrating the usefulness o
Published Date: Aug 2015
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In-salon Hair Services - UK - August 2015
Salons competing for loyalty, and a new generation of booking platforms have resulted in a strong discounting culture in the hair services market, with sales declines anticipated for 2015 as a result. Encouraging clients to trade up, or expand to new treatments and services is essential for returning the market to growth
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Bridging Loans - UK - August 2015
Although the bridging loans industry has traditionally been largely unregulated, stricter regulation in the wider lending market has led to many bridging lenders becoming wary of their operations, though they are still taking full advantage of opportunities presented.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Luxury Goods Retailing - International - August 2015
The concept of luxury goods is still highly subjective. It is usually obvious where a product is luxury and equally obvious where it isn’t, but there is a grey area that is more subjective. Take the Swatch group, for example. Swatch itself is clearly mass market and, while they are more upmarket, we think that Longines and Tissot are too. But Omega is a luxury brand, and one of the more desirable as well. Or look at Net-a-porter, in which Richemont has just sold a controlling interest to Yoox. Some of the brands are most definitely luxury brands (eg those from the Kering and Prada stables), but others are not. J Crew is a US mass market brand.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Hispanics and Healthcare - US - August 2015
Living a healthy life is top of mind for Hispanics; however, they feel that they are healthy, which reduces their motivation to proactively make significant changes in the way they live. While they see value in health insurance, financial constraints also limit the access that less-affluent Hispanics have to health insurance. Moreover, while having insurance gives Hispanics peace of mind, it is not a driver for them to consult with healthcare professionals unless it is really necessary.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Hot and Cold Cereal - US - August 2015
The hot and cold cereals market continues to see sales declines similar to recent years, mostly driven by the cold cereal segment, with many consumers believing offerings are too processed and not convenient enough. The only growth occurring is in hot cereal, albeit from a small base. To grow the category, manufacturers will need to focus on developing more natural, better-for-you offerings that can be prepared and consumed easily on the go.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Defining Ethnic Food - US - August 2015
Consumers are embracing a host of ethnic cuisines and, in the process, are expecting those dishes to deliver not only more flavor than mainstream foods but also specific attributes by cuisine. Mexican and Latin American dishes appear to be the domain of spicier flavor profiles, while Mediterranean and Thai offerings merge novel flavors, a greater array of fruits and vegetables, and more healthy attributes, just to cite a few cuisines. The term "ethnic" appears by no means to be derogative or belittling and, instead, as more a means of classification and better quantifying consumer expectations and, particularly in the case of older generations, distinguishing the familiar. To consumers, the use of “ethnic” as a descriptor is more a means of categorizing specific foods as unique
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Baby Boomers and Technology - UK - August 2015
Baby Boomers are a service-driven generation. While they are generally slightly less likely to own the latest technology products, manufacturers and retailers that offer face-to-face consultations and high quality customer service throughout the purchasing journey stand the best chance of reaching this group.
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Online Media Consumption Habits - China - August 2015
Offering personalised media contents and services will be big topics for online media operators, as consumers expect better customer service to become subscribers. For marketers, the growing popularity of online radio and evolving interactive technologies both exhibit good business opportunities. However, it is important to make sure that online advertisements do not bring disturbance to people’s media consumption experience.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Credit Cards - UK - August 2015
Credit card issuers who are considering scaling back their customer rewards in order to offset a reduction in interchange fee income should heed the warning of Mintel’s research. Around one in five credit and charge card holders would either use their card less or stop using it altogether if their provider withdrew the rewards they currently offer.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks - US - August 2015
Total retail sales of yogurt and yogurt drinks posted 2.9% gains in estimated 2015. Pace has slowed from strong year-over-year growth in 2011-13 as the novelty of Greek-style products fade. Overall sales are expected to continue upward as consumers remain interested in health, nutrition, and high-protein food and drink products.
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Watches - UK - August 2015
As the smartwatch market develops, the smartwatch could become the latest desirable fashion accessory, posing a direct threat to the fashion watch market as both attract a young demographic. While uptake of smartwatches has been slow due to caution surrounding first editions of new technologies, this is likely to change as more companies enter the market and as people get used to their functionality.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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The Online Foodservice Consumer - US - August 2015
Consumers continue to seek convenient solutions for their busy lives. One way to enjoy the restaurant experience without leaving home is to order foodservice foods via online ordering. Even restaurants not equipped for delivery now have the ability to employ the services of a third-party delivery service in order to be in the game. This has heated up competition in terms of speed of delivery and quality of the items received.
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Winter Holiday Shopping - US - August 2015
Retailers have their work cut out for them during the 2015 winter holiday season given that 2014 was touted as one of the strongest in recent years. However, positive economic factors like higher consumer confidence, lower gas prices, and an improving job market signal that comping over 2014 is attainable. A majority of consumers state intentions to start shopping prior to Thanksgiving, and to conduct most of their shopping online.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Public Expenditure - UK - August 2015
Public spending as a percentage of GDP is set to further reduce during the current parliament from just under 41% to a projected 36.3% by 2019/20. Nonetheless, opportunities for private companies in public sector service provision remain aplenty, reflecting the continued drive for efficient service provision. Justice, defence and welfare remain the biggest markets for outsourcing.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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The Green Household Consumer - UK - August 2015
Performance and price dominate consumer considerations when it comes to shopping for household care products, with other factors, including environmental impact, falling by the wayside. A focus on the potential health benefits of eco-friendly formulations in addition to their minimal impact on the environment could help to drive consumer interest and engagement in this market.
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Burger and Chicken Concepts - US - August 2015
As Americans continue to gravitate toward chicken and sandwich concepts, operators are answering their desire for premium and better-for-you products that are natural and highly customized. More restaurants are focusing on making a better burger and chicken sandwich through high quality meats, cheeses, and toppings. International flavors have also made an appearance on these sandwiches as the trend of consumers trying new ethnic ingredients continues to grow.
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The World of Real Estate - US - August 2015
The real estate market has begun to recover from the recent crisis. Mortgage rates are still low, housing prices have rebounded in many markets, and most people have a positive attitude toward buying property. However, there are social trends and economic challenges that are influencing the market, causing a shift toward renting rather than purchasing.
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Leisure Time - US - August 2015
Leisure expenditures are expected to grow at nearly the same rate as overall US expenditures through 2020 as confidence remains high and as consumers become more experience oriented; however, several demographic and lifestyle shifts are expected to alter perceptions of leisure time and change consumer behavior. As the traditional 9-5 work schedule becomes less standard, companies should expect consumers to seek out quick tastes of leisure that fit their erratic schedules. This is especially true for women, who still spend more time than men on chores and childcare. Activities that help these consumers to unwind while balancing their need to work toward life goals should do well with these consumers, as should activities that are highly social or require a great deal of interconnectivity.
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Laundry Detergents and Fabric Care - UK - August 2015
A focus on fragrance and more premium products has helped encourage shoppers to trade up and expand their product repertoires; in-wash scent boosters and antibacterial laundry cleaners in particular have created new product categories and helped return the market to growth. The next challenge for the sector is to encourage trading up in laundry detergents, its largest segment, to compensate for declining volume sales.
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Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses - US - August 2015
Strong sales of contact lenses, driven by more widespread use of daily contacts and higher consumer spend, have boosted the eyeglasses and contact lenses market. The market will likely experience further growth due to an aging population as well as product innovations that address a wider variety of vision concerns. Meanwhile, unilateral pricing policies will impact the retail landscape, leading to further tension between independent vision retailers and online merchants.
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Dentistry - UK - August 2015
The continued strain on NHS finances could lower confidence within the industry that the NHS will be able to offer appropriate remuneration to dental practices. Smaller practices will particularly suffer, especially as compliance costs are likely to rise. This could offer a further incentive for dentists to offer private or cosmetic dental services as a way of guaranteeing more income and revenue.
Published Date: Aug 2015
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Fish and Shellfish - US - July 2015
Although fish and shellfish consumption per capita lags far behind meat and poultry (see Market Drivers), brands may be able to leverage consumers’ expanding palates by targeting fish eaters with campaigns that encourage them to try different species that offer unique or exotic flavors, as nearly six in 10 buyers say they eat fish for the taste. These types of buyers may be interested in unique or exotic species that provide a new twist on fish/shellfish flavor. If they opt for one of these species rather than selecting a meat or poultry item, their fish/shellfish purchase frequency may increase.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks - UK - July 2015
Estimated at just shy of £2 billion, sales of yogurt and yogurt drinks enjoyed estimated growth of 12% in value terms over 2010-15. However, this was driven by rising prices, with volume sales falling by an estimated 4% over the period. The drinking yogurt segment in particular was hit by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)’s rejection of health claims related to probiotics in December 2012. The sharp decline in volume sales seen in 2013 continued into 2014. Meanwhile consumer concerns around the added sugar content of yogurts may have played a role in the troubles of spoonable yogurts, partly offset by the recent growth of the Greek/Greek-style category.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Recruitment Consultants - UK - July 2015
The recruitment consultant industry is continuing to change structure. The largest companies tend to be generalist recruiters, often combining temporary and permanent placements across a broad range of industries. Many operate internationally to protect them from the vagaries of a single economy. At the other end of the scale, there is the constant development of new companies, often with a very specific industry or job role specialisation, which tend to benefit from close relationships with their customer base, but can be subject to strong uncertainties when the economy turns down in a specific industry.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Private Medical Insurance - Ireland - July 2015
Although the recession certainly had a negative impact on private medical insurance ownership levels among RoI consumers, the effect was not nearly as profound as might have been expected given the severity of the downturn. This illustrates the strong attachment that RoI consumers have for private cover. It can therefore be expected that economic growth will bring about a corresponding increase in ownership among RoI consumers. The situation, however, is very different in NI; NI consumers do not have anything like the same level or strength of attachment to private medical insurance and, because affordability is not the main obstacle for consumers in the region, economic growth will not inevitably lead to increased ownership of private medical insurance among NI consumers. Rather, among NI
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Eating Out: The Decision Making Process - UK - July 2015
Competition for the leisure pound means that foodservice operators cannot rely on rising real wages alone to prompt higher spend. Innovative restaurant design can help them create standout. While making the restaurant experience more engaging, interactive features can also bolster secondary expenditure.
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Sports Betting - UK - July 2015
The sports betting market in the UK is reaching a tipping point beyond which it becomes digital first and football-led: betting on sport is now more common online than in shops and is rapidly approaching equivalent value also, while the national game relentlessly closes in on the traditional staple of horseracing across all measures.
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Technology and Irish Tourism - Ireland - July 2015
Online sources are the preferred method for booking a holiday or short break in Ireland. Consumers in NI show greater usage of third party websites, such as Expedia, while RoI consumers prefer to book directly with service providers. As such, Irish tourism companies should look to adopt a region specific strategy that places the emphasis of their marketing efforts on the main channels used within NI and RoI to drive bookings and usage of their services.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Digestive Health - US - July 2015
The OTC digestive health market experienced solid growth, posting gains since 2013, with similar growth trends expected through 2020. The majority of consumers turn to some form of OTC digestive aids to treat gastrointestinal distress, with antacids accounting for the largest share of all digestive health remedy sales. Looking forward, consumers’ need for digestive health treatments is not expected to change, however interest in proactive health options such as probiotics and prebiotics is growing.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Footwear Retailing - UK - July 2015
The footwear sector is exceptionally fragmented with footwear specialists losing share to non-specialists, as clothing retailers, sports stores and pureplays all grow their focus on the market. Specialists can use their expertise in the market to stand out by providing exceptional customer service and a wider range of shoes in different size options including narrow and wide fit.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Attitudes Towards Innovation in the Food Market - UK - July 2015
Sampling remains popular among would-be users as a prompt for trial. Further value can be built into free samples in the eyes of consumers through positioning them as exclusive, as many people like to be the first to try a new product.
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Teens and Tweens Technology Usage - UK - July 2015
Parents’ fears regarding their child’s use of technology are numerous, with stranger danger, access to inappropriate content and cyberbullying at the top of the list. Technology brands are attempting to respond to these fears, giving parents greater control and creating child-friendly versions, as well as emphasising the positive role technology can play in aiding child development.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Hot and Cold Cereal - Canada - July 2015
The decline in cereal volume and value sales suggests challenges for the industry impacted by demographic changes. An aging population can adversely affect the cereal market as it is perceived to be a convenience food most frequently eaten by the time-starved. That said, Millennials aging into their family years can prove a boon for the category if it can meet the demands of this cohort.
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Baby Boomers Travel - UK - July 2015
Baby Boomers have lived through all of the key changes that have taken place within the travel industry over the past few decades, through the early years and development of the package holiday industry, the birth of backpacking, the emergence of low cost air travel, online booking and the growth of independent travel, mobile technology, the staycation and so on. As a generation they have acquired an unprecedented wealth of travel experience, and the size and relative affluence of this demographic is widely seen as a big opportunity by travel brands.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Sports Participation - Canada - July 2015
Canadians are active as demonstrated by the two thirds of the population who play sports weekly, driven by participation in individual sports or fitness activities. Motivating participation is a strong belief in the benefits that extend beyond the improvement of physical health, including mental and emotional gains as well as the development of life skills for children. Challenges to increase engagement in sports vary by demographics; lack of time, motivation and confidence prove to be the main barriers. Although there is interest in exercise enhancing tools (such as mobile apps or wearables), Canadians have been slow to adopt their use.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - UK - July 2015
Lending has increased since the recession and people have started to show signs of becoming more comfortable with credit, whether out of necessity or choice. Rising confidence in line with the economic recovery is only making people more certain their repayments will remain manageable, but an interest rate rise could leave them exposed.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Tea - UK - July 2015
The downward trajectory within the overall tea market continues. Overall volume sales dropped by 15% between 2010 and 2014, with an annual decline of 7% forecast for 2015. Despite a rise in average selling price, the value of the market has also been steadily slipping over the 2010-15 period, with an overall decline of 6% to £654 million. This poor performance, however, masks very contrasting performances from the different segments within the tea market. The downfall is almost completely attributable to diminishing sales of ordinary teabags, which dominate the market. Meanwhile, fruit/herbal tea, speciality tea and green tea continue to enjoy strong growth. As such, these segments have become hotbeds of innovation activity.
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Business Traveller - UK - July 2015
Travel management companies will need to adapt to the fact that business travellers are increasingly taking control of their trips, arranging and booking themselves on many of the wide array of smartphone apps available. In addition, companies are sending more of their employees on business trips. However, they are travelling less frequently.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Holiday Rental Property - UK - July 2015
Holiday rentals are performing well in a difficult market, remaining stable in the UK market which is declining overall. Overseas holidays are rising, but consumers are increasing their use of hotels and moving away from the more cost-effective options. There are opportunities to appeal to a new audience and perhaps persuade those who have rented in the past to come back to the market.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Laundry and Fabric Care - China - July 2015
In order to boost sales in a mature market such as laundry and fabric care, companies and brands could not only tap into more subdivided segments (eg products designed for kids in different age ranges) but also target specific consumer groups (eg 20-24-year-olds).
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Commercial Property - UK - July 2015
The UK’s current mild deflation is mainly due to a sharp fall in oil prices rather than weak demand in the UK, which is not expected to pose a threat to the commercial property market. Occupier demand and activity remains healthy across keys sectors of the commercial property market, while deflation is sustaining property’s appeal to investors by delaying interest rate rises.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Price Comparison Sites in General Insurance - UK - July 2015
Price comparison websites have cemented their role in the way that people buy financial products, particularly within the insurance sector. Market leaders are spending generously in order to stand-out from their rivals. Within such a competitive market environment building trust should not be overlooked in favour of creating a memorable image, as trust will be a longer-term determining future success. This, and rewarding loyalty, which market leader Comparethemarket has successfully made strides toward with its ‘Meerkat Movies’ promotion, will set the tone for the market over the next few years.
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Online Retailing - France - July 2015
Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in some of the major economies, notably Italy, it is still remarkably underdeveloped. The report provides market size data and forecasts for 18 European countries, 2010-20, and includes profiles of 21 major online/multichannel retailers. The five major economies are looked at in detail: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are each covered in separate country sections, w
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Online Retailing - Spain - July 2015
Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in some of the major economies, notably Italy, it is still remarkably underdeveloped. The report provides market size data and forecasts for 18 European countries, 2010-20, and includes profiles of 21 major online/multichannel retailers. The five major economies are looked at in detail: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are each covered in separate country sections, which are also available f
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Online Retailing - Europe - July 2015
Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in some of the major economies, notably Italy, it is still remarkably underdeveloped. The report provides market size data and forecasts for 18 European countries, 2010-20, and includes profiles of 21 major online/multichannel retailers. The five major economies are looked at in detail: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are each covered in separate country sections, w
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Online Retailing - Italy - July 2015
Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in some of the major economies, notably Italy, it is still remarkably underdeveloped. The report provides market size data and forecasts for 18 European countries, 2010-20, and includes profiles of 21 major online/multichannel retailers. The five major economies are looked at in detail: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are each covered in separate country sections,
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Online Retailing - Germany - July 2015
Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in some of the major economies, notably Italy, it is still remarkably underdeveloped. The report provides market size data and forecasts for 18 European countries, 2010-20, and includes profiles of 21 major online/multichannel retailers. The five major economies are looked at in detail: the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain are each covered in separate country sections,
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Shopping for Household Care Products - US - July 2015
Long after the official end of the recession, getting the lowest price remains a key objective of household care product shoppers. This interest in savings, along with retailers’ and manufacturers’ willingness to play into it with discounts and promotions, helps to explain why most major household care categories have experienced little or no sales growth in recent years. For category competitors looking for growth, a key challenge is to encourage consumers to think about more than just price when shopping for household care products.
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Attitudes Towards Alcoholic Drinks - UK - July 2015
Rather than focusing only on under-35s, flavoured NPD (New Product Development) should also be looking to appeal to the profitable over-35 group, focusing less on sweet tastes and more on factors such as premium ingredients and unique production processes.
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Mobile Advertising and Shopping - US - July 2015
With rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, mobile ad sales and mobile shopping are both seeing dramatic growth: Mobile ad sales grew 76% in 2014 and 41% in 2015. Mobile shopping sales grew 57% in 2014 and 32% in 2015. Even so, mobile commerce represents only 22% of total online sales, and mobile ads carry only 31% of total online ads. Online shoppers continue to prefer the PC over mobile, and the majority of smartphone users would likely prefer an ad-free experience. However, penchants for mobile shopping and interests in mobile ads vary sharply between demographic groups, as delineated in the surveys conducted for this report.
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Collective Investments - UK - July 2015
The UK investment market performed strongly in 2014 and the first half of 2015. The gross value of retail sales of unit trusts and OEICs grew by 15% in 2014, while sales in Q1 2015 were 5% higher than the year before. This increase in value is expected to continue and Mintel forecasts the market to grow by 49% over the next five years, aided by a strong UK economy and the opportunities presented by the pension freedoms.
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Tea Drinks - China - July 2015
Consumers in the RTD tea drinks market have become savvier. Simple extrinsic cues such as product prices achieve limited impact on consumers’ perception and purchase decision-making process. The era of having simple one-for-all products is long gone. Consequently, finding the right communication channels combined with specific claims to target various groups of RTD tea drinkers has become of paramount importance. Wisely using health and beauty claims can help RTD tea brands gain a foothold in booming new territories.
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Facial Care - Women vs Men - China - July 2015
Chinese women perceive that a healthier and happier life can lead to good skin in the long term, so brands need to think of skincare from a bigger picture and tap into consumers’ everyday life 24/7. While for male users, a short-term approach is more effective. Brand communication should be built on help them to get rid of their bad habits or through offering product solutions that can help them to remedy the effects of their “bad habits
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Consumer Attitudes toward Debt - US - July 2015
Consumers have begun to borrow again and banks have begun to lend. This is likely to continue as the economy strengthens, unemployment continues to decline, and interest rates stay low. As loan demand grows, however, the industry is facing disruption by P2P (peer-to-peer) lenders that match borrowers and investors, cutting out the bank in the process. While these new lenders currently have a very small percentage of the market, their growth has been extraordinary over a very short time, and the online nature of their business makes them appealing to Millennials and iGen and a future challenge to traditional lenders.
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Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties - US - July 2015
Ice cream and frozen novelties eked out dollar sales growth of 10% from 2010-15 (zero growth when adjusted for inflation). The mature category remains popular with consumers; 90% of respondents to Mintel’s custom consumer survey purchased frozen treats in a store in the past six months. Recent listeria-related product recalls are not expected to hamper this engagement. Gelato and dairy alternatives appear as bright spots for the category, while frozen yogurt’s popularity is on the decline. Whereas health plays a role in category participation, consumers turn to frozen treats as an indulgence, meaning balancing permissibility with enjoyment will be necessary.
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The Ethical Consumer - US - July 2015
Ethics have become increasingly important to a company’s reputation. In the internet age, consumers can easily access information on a company’s ethical track record and opinions (both positive and negative) can spread quickly through social media. Due to a nearly ceaseless stream of information, consumers are bombarded with issues to care about, and many do feel that they should take a stance in support of or against differing opinions. How they go about showing or demonstrating a commitment, however, varies from passive avoidance (ie, inaction) to zealous evangelism.
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Current Accounts - UK - July 2015
The current account market has always been labelled as being notoriously ‘sticky’. The launch of the CASS had as a primary goal the removing the barriers to switching and boosting competition. Even though the market has heated up with deals to lure switchers, activity remains split somewhat equally among switchers and non-switchers. Even dissatisfied customers fail to switch providers, revealing the prevailing power of customer inertia in the face of hassle avoidance.
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Digital Trends - China - July 2015
Chinese consumers spend more money on technology products than people from the UK, Canada, the US or Brazil. In 2014, technology and communication account for 7.3% of total household expenditure in China making it the fifth largest spending sector. The increasing penetration of the Internet and growing sales of technology products indicate the prosperity of the digital market and online services in China.
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Online Retailing - UK - July 2015
Growth in total online sales slowed to 13.2% in 2014 following surprisingly strong growth of 15.3% in 2013. This represents a return to a longer term trend of decelerating growth as the market matures and we expect this to continue over the next five years. Consumers are increasingly appreciating the benefits offered by strong multi-channel operators that are able to combine the strengths of selling online and in-store, such as Dixons and John Lewis. Meanwhile, pure plays have come to realise that they can’t afford to keep on selling at ultra-low prices if they want to be profitable and instead need to focus on playing to their strengths of offering convenience and breadth of range whilst working to improve service.
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The Restaurant Decision-making Process - US - July 2015
Restaurants have many operational and menu elements to balance to service the greatest number of consumers. While operators may not be able to please all the people all the time, they can look at the demographics that spend the most and evaluate what they are looking for. In some cases, it’s healthy menus, and in other cases, it is indulgent desserts. Some consumers care about long wait times. If those who most value short wait times are big-spending demographics, it’s time to address the issue.
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Perceptions of Auto Brands, Trust, Loyalty - US - July 2015
A series of major recalls has rocked the automotive industry throughout this decade, and no company or brand has been spared. Consumer perceptions of the industry have been affected by the recalls, but there are ways brands can adapt to changing consumer perceptions and loyalties.
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Sports Goods Retailing - UK - July 2015
The specialist sporting goods market is estimated to have enjoyed a good 2014 with the market growing. We expect 2015 to be another good year for the market reflecting a more confident consumer who is more willing to spend on discretionary items.
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Digital Trends - Asians - US - July 2015
Despite their relatively small share of the US population, Asians play an important and growing role in the markets for consumer electronics (CE) products and digital services. Young, affluent, and educated, Asians are leaders in adoption of new technologies, participation in online activities, and engagement with the mobile web, and their influence will only grow over the next decade.
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Healthy Dining Trends - US - July 2015
As Americans continue to be plagued with chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, etc, there is rising interest on the part of consumers to eat for better health. Since they visit restaurants so often, they seek better-for-you (BFY) restaurant foods. However, foodservice operators still struggle with providing foods that are healthier (and often costlier), while still delivering on taste. While there are more healthy-positioned items on the menus, consumer demand for items that fit into their diets (eg gluten- and allergen-free, etc) and that are more natural continues to rise. Operators who address these challenges will gain the loyalty of the more nutritionally conscious consumer.
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Consumer Spending Habits - Brazil - July 2015
Food prices continue to rise and many consumers are cutting back on eating out in order to save money for priorities such as in-home food. However, those in the Central-West seem to be a little better off, as they are the most likely to say they have changed their purchasing habits because they are treating themselves more and are the most likely to buy on the spur of the moment, suggesting potential for marketers to attract them with messages such as ‘well-deserved.
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Digital Trends - Black Consumers - US - July 2015
Despite having lower household incomes on average, Black consumers’ strong desire to keep up with the latest in technology suggest they are willing to sacrifice in other areas so that they can have the same products that higher income earners have. This consumer group loves being among the first to own the latest gadgets – both for the entertainment value and the image it projects – smart, tech savvy, successful, etc.Blacks also value technology that adds both entertainment and fun to their lives.
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Health and Fitness Clubs - UK - July 2015
Nearly four fifths of UK adults have at least one health or fitness goal, yet only 12% currently use a gym. However, the indications for the private health and fitness club sector remain promising, with the continued rise of budget gyms helping to break down the barriers associated with more established clubs; namely cost, location and the commitment of entering long-term contracts.
Published Date: Jul 2015
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