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Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks - US - August 2014
The largest percentage of yogurt and yogurt drink users do so for health reasons. Some 44% say they use products in the category because they are healthier than other snack options. Treat positioning is the consumption driver for a smaller 33% of consumers.
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Leisure Time - Canada - August 2014
With the aging population correlating with an expected increase in smartphone and tablet usage over the next decade, leisure operators should be exploring ways of engaging older consumers with apps and online tools.
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Fashion Online - UK - August 2014
One of the main barriers to shopping online for clothes is fit and it is still a category where consumers like to try on and see items in person. However, trust in a retailer where they already shop and previous experience of their clothes sizes makes it easier for them to migrate online. This benefits multichannel retailers and means that pureplays have to work hard to gain trust and loyalty from customers.
Published Date: Aug 2014
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Baking and Dessert Mixes - US - August 2014
The US baking and dessert mixes category experienced flat sales in 2013 and 2014 at $2.7 billion. Sales are forecast to remain flat in 2015 and decline to $2.5 billion by 2019. Concerns about the health impact of eating too many baked goods are negatively impacting sales. Additionally, recovering consumer confidence means more people will spend on dining out rather than cooking and baking at home.  When marketing to families brands must focus on providing more products using premium, natural, and BFY (better-for-you) ingredients. Emphasizing premium ingredients will also appeal to the 44% of respondents who say they buy mixes because they taste good.
Published Date: Aug 2014
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Winter Holiday Shopping - US - August 2014
The winter holidays are serious business – both for retailers hoping to make their revenues for the year and for consumers trying to make the perfect dinner and find the right gift at the best price. As the sector grapples with tepid consumer confidence, rampant discounting and smaller families, there may not be much to celebrate in the coming seasons.
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Home Laundry Products - US - August 2014
While overall sales of home laundry products remain weak, opportunities exist in all segments for brands that that tap into the emotional importance that consumers place on getting the job done right.
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Diabetes - US - August 2014
The percentage of Americans who suffer from diabetes (type 1 and type 2) has increased from 5.1% in 1997 to 9.3% in 2013. While this presents a large market of consumers for products and services specifically aimed to treat diabetes, it also indicates a need for education and solutions to help prevent diabetes from being diagnosed in the first place.
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Coffee - China - August 2014
Brands can market the western coffee culture to Chinese consumers, but still need to localise their products to fit Chinese palates. For the dominant instant coffee segment, growth opportunities come from expanding usage occasions and upgrading the majority medium users to heavy users through product innovation and advertisements. Moreover, there exists opportunities to encourage consumers to drink more premium products, such as premium instant coffee and fresh coffee.
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Movie Sales and Rentals - US - August 2014
Buying and renting movies online takes less time than buying or renting in-person. Being able to view content on any device at any time also brings greater convenience to the consumer. In spite of these advantages, the transition to digital movies has impacted sales negatively. Consumers are increasingly seeking value, and vendors unmindful to this concern will eventually lose business to lower-cost services and ad-supported viewership.
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Mortgages and HELOCs - US - August 2014
While most young Millennials – aged 18-24 – are not ready to purchase a home, they soon will be, and it is more important to them to work with a lender they trust than it is to get the best interest rate. This priority differentiates them from older borrowers who historically focus only on interest rates. Lenders need to understand this key difference in order to attract the younger segment.
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Airlines - US - August 2014
While airlines have regained their financial footing and have returned to profitability, the industry is facing a new set of challenges.
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Certified Pre-owned Cars - US - August 2014
While CPO vehicle sales have seen tremendous growth over the past few years, they still only constitute about 14% of used car sales at franchise auto dealers. Factory-CPO vehicles suffer from poor consumer awareness and aren’t very well differentiated from dealer CPO programs.
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Marketing to Families - China - August 2014
Dads are getting more involved in household duties such as grocery shopping, cooking, and taking care of children. It is vital for companies and brands to understand that the traditional parental roles and priorities no longer exist nowadays to modern parents in their 20s and 30s. Dads may still be the breadwinner in some families, however they are generally spending more time with their family and their care of their families is no less than that of mums. It is also important for companies to examine the influence that kids have on family purchases (eg safety, education, health), the emotional bonding between the kids and the parents, and what they can do to optimize marketing and product development efforts.
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Retirement Planning - Canada - August 2014
The financial industry needs to go beyond projecting retirement dollar amounts and offer solutions that include effective decumulation strategies and more customized long-term insurance products that are aligned to government health care coverage.
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Luxury Goods Retailing - International - August 2014
Especially in China, we expect 2014 and 2015 to be years of lower demand for ostentation and greater demand for niche, discreet luxury brands.
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Credit Cards - UK - August 2014
Reward schemes have the power to influence consumer behaviour and encourage more frequent credit card spending. However, providers need to ensure that not only are cardholders aware of the benefits, but that they are also kept interested and engaged so as to choose to adapt their spending in order to make use of the rewards offered.
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Fragrances - US - August 2014
Shoppers are bombarded with scent variety across numerous categories including fine fragrance, personal care, and household. As a result, consumers are overwhelmed and a bit apathetic, leading to sluggish fragrance sales. Brands will need to focus on delivering more value-added benefits, especially when targeting older consumers, as a way to help curb sales declines.
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Seasonal Shopping - UK - August 2014
For store-based retailers facing competition from online-only rivals, seasonal occasions provide opportunities to make their shops destinations. Seasonally-themed ranges, merchandising and in-store events can provide shoppers with reasons to visit their stores.
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Current Accounts - Ireland - August 2014
The end of fee-free banking in RoI has made the prospect of owning multiple current accounts more expensive; and thus we have seen the incidence of consumers owning three or more accounts fall between 2009 and 2014. Moving forward, with more banks seeking to upgrade consumers to paid-for premium/packaged accounts, it will help to boost revenue generated from current accounts, but perhaps further lower the incidence of multiple account ownership.
Published Date: Aug 2014
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Bathrooms and Bathroom Accessories - UK - August 2014
To succeed in tomorrow’s tough trading environment, bathroom retailers will need to work harder and smarter, investing and innovating in order to keep ahead of the competition. Showrooms need to be inspiring, giving people ideas about how to create an attractive and practical bathroom.
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Energy Drinks - US - August 2014
While the energy drink and shot category is still young and growing, many consumers are still not consuming them. New launches and marketing is increasing awareness, but the food and beverage industry is overflowing with offerings that provide similar energy functions without the safety and health stigma that plagues energy drinks/shots. However, consumer concerns offer the category more avenues to innovate and attract new users.
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Hot and Cold Cereals - US - August 2014
Overall, the cereal category faced another years of sales declines mainly as a result of increasing competition from other convenient and nutritious foods. The category’s sweet spot, the hot cereal segment, has increased, albeit minimally, but helps balance the category overall. The question remains, will innovative packaging and marketing, and improved nutritional profiles be enough to turn around category sales?
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Families - UK - August 2014
Grandparents play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives, offering practical, financial and emotional support. Going forward, brands/retailers could benefit from highlighting this special relationship, not only in their marketing but also in the products and services they offer.
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Air Care - US - August 2014
Though air care products enjoy a relatively high incidence of use, category sales have fluctuated in recent years and were flat during 2013-14. Consumers approach shopping the category with a cost-savings mindset and this has kept growth tempered. Continued integration of added functional benefits as well as new product innovations will be needed to reinvigorate air care sales.
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Events Tourism - Ireland - August 2014
Events targeted at family and kids are the most popular types of events in Ireland, this indicates that children are a key motivating factor in making the decision of what events to visit. As such, event organisers and promoters should look to include child-friendly activities as part of their events to increase the appeal of their shows among this potentially lucrative segment of the market.
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Menswear Retailing - China - August 2014
China’s menswear market continues to grow well, helped to a large degree by the growth of online retailing, but leading retailers continue to struggle with high degrees of market fragmentation and over-supply, especially in the formal and business casual sectors. Retailers appear to have been slow to react to a shift in purchasing among men away from formalwear and more towards casual dressing. In order to reverse this situation, retailers need to become more differentiated, by producing and selling more unique styles, providing more attractive stores, offering a higher quality of value-added service and with better online-to-offline coordination, to meet the increasingly high demands of male clothes shoppers. There is a shift away from formality and conservatism, with the most
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Mens and Womens Fragrances - UK - August 2014
Growth in the fragrances market has begun to slow in 2014, with online pureplayers gaining traction through sampling opportunities and flexible delivery options, as well as tempting consumers away from store-based retailers with cheaper prices. However launch activity remains strong, with men’s and unisex fragrances receiving an increased focus and gaining momentum. Fragrance brands will be challenged by planned ingredient regulations, however they can take this opportunity to respond to consumer concerns over chemicals and interest in alternative formats.
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Waste Management (Industrial Report) - UK - August 2014
Waste management has changed significantly over the last two decades, with this change more evident over the last five years largely due to the growing importance of reaching EU directive targets. There has been a sharp decline in the amount of waste disposed to landfill and an increase in recycling.
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Funerals and Funeral Planning - UK - August 2014
Death is becoming less of a taboo and the majority of over-50s are open to discussing their end-of-life wishes with their loved ones. Financial brands would benefit from promoting more open conversations about people’s end-of-life requirements, whilst taking into account the often sensitive nature of the subject.
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Plumbing (Industrial Report) - UK - August 2014
The plumbing products sector is now benefiting not only from stronger new construction activity, but both kitchens and bathrooms are widely perceived as key rooms for home improvement. The rooms are seen to add appeal to a property at the time of a house sale, as well as being a statement of lifestyle. With house price inflation now a firm feature of the UK market (and a feature that will need to be externally controlled in the medium term), there is a major stimulus to the market and the prospects are that demand will strengthen in excess of average GDP growth in the UK.
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The Shopping Experience of Asian Americans - US - August 2014
Though Asians represent an enticing market, with substantial and growing buying power and many high-income and highly educated shoppers, marketers need to remember that Asians are an extremely diverse and multifaceted population.
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Home Laundry Products - UK - August 2014
More sophisticated versions of laundry capsules coming onto the market, such as Ariel 3in1 Pods and Persil Dual Action Capsules with liquid and powder detergent, are boosting this format’s share of the laundry detergents market.  The effective removal of stains is the most important factor likely to determine product choice, but washing clothes also extends to getting rid of unseen body oil/sweat stains, killing germs, prolonging the life of garments and not causing any reaction on sensitive skin.  Being able to perform these functions at low temperatures to save energy will be increasingly important, especially with the trend towards more concentrated formulations that require smaller dosing.
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Business Traveller - UK - August 2014
Services such as Rocketrip that incentivise employees to hunt for deals and spend under budget are set to accelerate the shift towards self-booking and provide a significant threat to the continued relevance and appeal of travel management companies.
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Desktop and Laptop Computers - UK - August 2014
Chromebooks have the potential to really shake up the laptop market and offer consumers a much cheaper alternative to mobile computing.
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Electronics Retailing - US - August 2014
Retailers face a considerable challenge in selling electronics as consumers shift more spending toward mobile technology and traditional big-ticket items reach saturation. Although consumers clearly show an interest in upgrading their current technology, they are also beginning to feel overwhelmed by the myriad upgrades that are available.
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Home Laundry Products - Brazil - August 2014
Brazilians take their personal hygiene very seriously. Consumers constantly change and wash their clothes, and spend more on home laundry products than their counterparts in the Northern hemisphere.
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Deodorants - Brazil - July 2014
While expanding the scope of advertising to cover other occasions of use is important to give relevance to Motionsense technologies, a clear communication and consumers' usage tests can help better address concerns with non-staining formulations.
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Sports and Energy Drinks - China - July 2014
To sustain the growth, brands need to go beyond using vitamin enriched drinks as the only way to convey a healthy image for sports and energy drinks. Consumers’ concern over negative ingredients suggests there is potential demand for more products with natural ingredients, reduced calorie and are free from additives.
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Pet Food - US - July 2014
While pet ownership is down, this has not deterred pet owners from continuing to view their pets as family members, and treating them accordingly. The humanization of pets and their dietary needs continues unchecked, as pet food resembles more and more that which one would find on the grocery store shelves for people.
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Black Consumers Attitudes toward Advertising - US - July 2014
Many marketers are shifting their dollars away from the Black consumer segment, while others are moving their initiatives away from traditional to digital. Since Blacks are receptive to advertising and want to see more targeted to them, they are paying attention to which companies demonstrate a sincere commitment and understand the cultural nuances. For now, marketers may not feel the pinch, but what are the long-term effects?
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Gastrointestinal Remedies - US - July 2014
GI remedy sales are expected to remain flat in the coming years. To boost sales and address consumer tendency to not treat or use alternative remedies, companies must look to brand extension within the natural realm, improve consumer education, and leverage OTC remedies as a way to combat and prevent GI issues among an increasingly stressed out society.
Published Date: Jul 2014
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Air Conditioning (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014
With large elements of the market dependent on construction activity in commercial and industrial sectors, the market has inevitably suffered a difficult period post 2008. However, the prospects are now for strong growth over the next five years as construction in important sectors, such as factories/warehouses, offices and retail, drive demand. Add to this retrospective installations and replacements, and the increased frequency of retail and hotel refurbishment among chains, and the market is set for strong growth.
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Carbonated Soft Drinks - Canada - July 2014
Natural sweeteners such as stevia may help to reduce these perceptions of artificiality and help to boost consumption among Millennial females.
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Civil Engineering (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014
The prospects for the civil engineering sector remain strong over the next five years, with development significantly exceeding GDP growth. Development is set to be driven by the buoyant transport and electricity sectors, which are set to attract significant investment over the next decade.
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Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties - US - July 2014
While more than half of frozen treat buyers express the importance of product price in their purchase decision, flavor rules. In practice, gelato (with its corresponding higher price point) has driven growth in the category in recent years.
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Butter, Margarines and Oils - US - July 2014
As consumers increasingly turn to butter over margarine/spreads for its natural appeal, spread brands are challenged to provide products that more closely align with consumer needs. Spreads that contain only natural ingredients, without artificial preservatives or additives, are likely to hold the most appeal for consumers who dislike the processed nature of spreads.
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Garden Products Retailing - UK - July 2014
Garden centres have developed robust strategies for compensating for the risks associated with peaks and troughs in demand caused by variable weather. We are seeing far more major garden centres investing in refits and extensions. More space in garden centres is sheltered from the weather, including areas where plants are sold. And far more space is actually enclosed and heated, making for a pleasant shopping environment throughout the seasons. Businesses have realised the importance of creating more reasons to visit and are investing in expansion of their concession operations as well as in-store restaurants and coffee shops. Added leisure attractions such as play areas and ice rinks, both permanent and seasonal, will encourage more people to visit, stay longer and spend more.
Published Date: Jul 2014
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Marketing Financial Services to Small Businesses - US - July 2014
The strengthening economy is paving the way for small business growth, both because loans are becoming more plentiful and consumers have become more willing to spend. Offering superior customer service and state-of-the-art technology will be crucial in financial services institutions’ efforts to take advantage of the growing strength of the sector and attract small business customers.
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - US - July 2014
Despite a recent increase in residential mortgage and auto vehicle lending, consumers remain cautious about taking on new loans, while lenders remain cautious about extending new credit. Consumers are particularly reluctant to borrow on their credit cards or against the equity in their homes to finance spending. At the same time, the explosive growth in student loans may prevent consumers from saving as much as they need for retirement.
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Eating Out: The Decision Making Process - UK - July 2014
Recommendations from family/friends are key influencers in venue choice, whilst online review sites populated with customer-generated content are also now popular among diners. Operators are encouraged to embrace the new era and promote peer-to-peer reviews and, where possible, create their own legion of brand ambassadors.
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Collective Investments - UK - July 2014
To many people, the very word 'risk' implies that they are likely to lose their money. This needs to change. One of the most powerful things that providers can do to reduce people's anxiety about risk, is to encourage them to think long term.
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Dining Out: The Restaurant Decision-Making Process - US - July 2014
The US restaurant industry is so large and mature that it’s increasingly difficult to carve out opportunities for growth. Operators must focus on differentiation, not only with menus but overall positioning. The answer may lie in even greater customization, with tailored restaurant concepts for niche audiences and for different day parts. They need to know who their core customer is and create an entire environment just for them.
Published Date: Jul 2014
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Tea and RTD Tea - US - July 2014
The healthfulness of tea has been heavily pushed through media and marketing. However, consumers’ focus may be switching away from health, which they have most likely come to expect from the category, and are now looking for flavor and product innovation to keep them interested.
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Washers and Dryers - US - July 2014
Bolstered by continued modest improvement in the economy and a strengthening housing market, sales of washers and dryers have turned in solid sales performance since the end of the recession, rising to an estimated $13.1 billion in 2014.
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Baby Food and Drink - China - July 2014
Vegetables, organic ingredients, and minimising packaging size to control nutritional intake could be the springboard for baby food producers to expand penetration among younger parents.
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PC Gaming - UK - July 2014
Of the 18 billion hours played on Steam games, more than half was taken by just six games. Some 37% of games have never been played at all, whilst 17% of all purchased games have been played for less than one hour.  This hyper-fragmentation of attention, where consumers are interested in games for only as long as it takes to buy them, before moving on, is a problem for games trying to use in-app purchases and downloadable content to mitigate the loss in revenue caused by high volume discounted sales. An environment where consumers are flitting between games at speed, or in which games are purchased primarily because they’re inexpensive and not because the consumer has a striking interest in them, is unlikely to allow for the sale of further add-on content.
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Recruitment Consultants (Industrial Report) - UK - August 2014
Recruitment agencies with developed talent sourcing and research capability are expected to perform well as the market becomes more candidate-led and available skilled professionals are scarcer.
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Footwear Retailing - UK - July 2014
Footwear specialists are competing with non-specialists such as grocers, clothing chains and department stores. Those specialists that are succeeding against this competition are making themselves real destinations for fashionable footwear. Those specialists with a broader positioning have fewer points of difference, so shoppers have fewer reasons to choose them over non-specialists.
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Rail Travel - UK - July 2014
Fast growing tablet ownership, in connection with emerging superfast Wi-Fi, offers opportunities to provide bespoke online entertainment packages to travellers, for example by partnering with content providers such as Netflix, Spotify Premium, tablet magazine/newspaper publishers and e-booksellers.
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Healthy Lifestyles - Canada - July 2014
Providing incentives like free gym trials, online tools/apps, more affordable options for wearable tech and athletic gear, and increased well-being education could be avenues for both companies and health organizations which are looking to appeal to less affluent Canadians who would like to lead a healthier lifestyle.
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Term Assurance - UK - July 2014
Increased mortgage lending in 2013 did not result in a corresponding increase in new term assurance sales. Regulatory demands have made cross-selling term assurance products less of a focus for intermediaries. Developing profitable and efficient direct-to-consumer channels will therefore become an increasingly important priority for providers in order to reduce their reliance on intermediaries.
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Beer - Brazil - July 2014
Beer is the favorite alcoholic beverage in Brazil. The country is by far the largest beer market in Latin America and the third largest market in volume in the world. Brazilians drank the equivalent of 66 liters per capita last year.
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Sports and Energy Drinks - UK - July 2014
Brands in this market need to find new ways of convincing users of the safety and efficacy of their drinks. At the same time, it is necessary for them to identify new angles to engage prospective consumers. Drinks made from natural ingredients show strong potential with more than seven in 10 people showing interest.
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OTC Contraceptives - US - July 2014
Despite an uptick in sales from 2013-14, the contraceptives market is still up against several challenges. An aging population puts downward pressure on the market, as usage declines among older, monogamous couples. Furthermore, competition from distribution of free or low-cost contraceptives cuts into sales.
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Marketing to Sports Fans - US - July 2014
Watching sports on TV is not going to be enough for today’s young adult and teen fans. To keep them involved with sports, leagues will have to operate across all media channels, including those yet to be developed. This will likely require the cultivation of diverse revenue streams to reduce leagues’ reliance on income from television rights.
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Occupational Health (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014
The aftermath of the financial crisis had a contrasting impact on the occupational market. On the one hand, employees feared for their employment status as companies sought to cut costs by making redundancies, reducing absentee rates. However, this also increased the levels of presenteeism (attending work while sick), while the threat of being made redundant also increased mental ill-health and stress in the workplace.Organisations of all sizes are finally starting to realise the benefits of having an OH service, but how they make the best use of these services (by greater employer-employee interaction and targeting prevention of, rather than curing, illnesses) will determine the development of the market.
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E-Commerce - France - July 2014
Mintel commissioned extensive consumer research in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In each of these markets, we asked a representative sample of internet users: Which devices (laptop/desktop, tablet or smartphone) respondents had used to buy products online in the last 12 months, and whether they used them at home or out of the home; Which product categories respondents had bought online in the last 12 months, and whether they did so using a laptop/desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet; Which factors or innovations would most improve the online shopping experience for them.
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E-Commerce - Italy - July 2014
Mintel commissioned extensive consumer research in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In each of these markets, we asked a representative sample of internet users: Which devices (laptop/desktop, tablet or smartphone) respondents had used to buy products online in the last 12 months, and whether they used them at home or out of the home; Which product categories respondents had bought online in the last 12 months, and whether they did so using a laptop/desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet; Which factors or innovations would most improve the online shopping experience for them.
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E-Commerce - Germany - July 2014
Mintel commissioned extensive consumer research in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In each of these markets, we asked a representative sample of internet users: Which devices (laptop/desktop, tablet or smartphone) respondents had used to buy products online in the last 12 months, and whether they used them at home or out of the home; Which product categories respondents had bought online in the last 12 months, and whether they did so using a laptop/desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet; Which factors or innovations would most improve the online shopping experience for them.
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E-Commerce - Spain - July 2014
Mintel commissioned extensive consumer research in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. In each of these markets, we asked a representative sample of internet users: Which devices (laptop/desktop, tablet or smartphone) respondents had used to buy products online in the last 12 months, and whether they used them at home or out of the home; Which product categories respondents had bought online in the last 12 months, and whether they did so using a laptop/desktop computer, a smartphone or a tablet; Which factors or innovations would most improve the online shopping experience for them.
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - China - July 2014
In the near future, the biggest opportunity still lies in loans for financing large household purchases.  Consumers want to have more say in the loan design, which is currently the biggest gap in the market.
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Tea and Other Hot Drinks - UK - July 2014
Higher-caffeine teas could help brands increase usage by positioning the drink as an energy-boosting alternative to coffee while in hot chocolate, new formats would provide a platform for trading drinkers up.
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Whole of Life Insurance - UK - July 2014
Funeral price inflation, coupled with the continued squeeze on household finances, is posing a challenge in the over-50s market. Guaranteed acceptance plans offering increasing premiums can help mitigate the uncertainty over the real value of policyholders’ future payouts. However, the key demographic faces the risk of not being able to afford to pay rising premiums, leading to a loss in cover and potentially negative publicity for the industry.
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Family Car Buying - US - July 2014
New family car sales are outpacing the general market due to an ongoing influx of first-time Millennial buyers who are beginning to form married couple families. Millennials have a slightly different take on the family car than non-Millennials do, by wanting a vehicle that is not only versatile but also one that is sporty to drive and that features the latest styling and cutting-edge tech features.
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Cookware - US - July 2014
The cookware market has continued to grow modestly due to consumers’ continued need for cookware and bakeware to facilitate meal preparation tasks. Accelerated category growth can be achieved by focusing on the emotional benefits of cooking as well as positioning cookware ownership as a means to enhance one’s skill and confidence in the kitchen.
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Packaged and Current Accounts - UK - July 2014
Tesco Bank has finally launched its current account offering. The account performs strongly in a number of areas, and will offer clients the chance to earn interest on balances. One of the main attractions of the newly launched account is the link to Clubcard points.
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Public Expenditure (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014
The public sector has long represented a major opportunity for private companies to sell products and services. With effectively no prospect of government spending falling to below 40% of UK GDP in the short term, the market is vast, and the drive for efficient service provision can only intensify with upward financial pressures on critical areas for environmental, social and demographic reasons. 
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Price: $1612
Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks - UK - July 2014
That half of users of yogurt/yogurt drinks express concern about the sugar content in these highlights the need for the industry to tackle this issue. Trends towards clearer on-pack labelling in the UK will shine more light on the sugar content of yogurts.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Colour Cosmetics - UK - July 2014
As trends and behaviours continue to evolve in the colour cosmetics market, opportunities arise for brands to appeal to new consumers including older women, as well as inspiring a higher spend per product with technological advancements such as 3D printing and individually tailored products.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Consumers and The Economic Outlook - Quarterly Update - UK - July 2014
Although people are still more confident than they were in 2013, Mintel’s data suggests that they’re not entirely convinced by the economic revival. Across all three key measures (current situation, impact of the slowdown and how they expect their finances to fare over the next year), sentiment was slightly more negative in June 2014 than we’d seen earlier in the year.  Although the gap has narrowed dramatically, wages are still failing to keep pace with the cost of living. In particular, our research shows that those in the middle age groups are still finding it hard to make ends meet. Until the income squeeze eases significantly, people will remain wary.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Hispanics and American Culture and Identity - US - July 2014
While the majority of Hispanics are speaking English and the influence of the American culture in their lives is strong, there are cultural differences beyond language that need to be considered when determining the most efficient way of communicating with them. In order to successfully communicate with Hispanics, it is important for marketers to learn as much as they can about them and be able to put the cultural differences in the right perspective.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Sports Goods Retailing - UK - July 2014
While specialist sports goods retailers are not yet projecting their traditional in-store expertise online and through social media, closer links with participation facilities could extend their dominance of the shop-bought segment.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2836
Mobile Advertising and Shopping - US - July 2014
With smartphone penetration rising quickly through the late majority, brand spend on mobile ads and consumer spend on mobile shopping will both see radical growth.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Researching and Buying Technology Products - UK - July 2014
Looking ahead, young consumers will find deals in new ways, opting in to receive alerts from the brands they are happy to engage with via their smartphones.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Marketing to Men - US - July 2014
Men are a broad consumer base that are increasingly being recognized by marketers. The emerging male consumption patterns can be attributed to both shifting societal norms as well as shifting demographics. Traditional gender roles continue to blur, and today’s Millennial males buck tradition by taking on household chores that had been the sole responsibility of women in the past. Coupled with the trend of putting off marriage, a large share of male 18-34s are single and are new to making purchase decisions for their own households.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Fragrances - China - July 2014
Most consumers only wear fragrances on special occasions. Smart brands know to tie up their fragrance story based on special occasions. Fragrance concepts developed around emotions and mood could also be more appealing to women.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
Health Insurance - Canada - July 2014
Leveraging themes of peace of mind and risk avoidance are factors which could boost engagement with the market. The increased use of positive associations such as these could make Canadians think more positively rather than negatively about health insurance.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
E-Commerce - Europe - July 2014
E-Commerce – Europe, July 2014 covers the 19 leading economies of Europe. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. The remaining countries are either too small (eg Luxembourg) or are not sufficiently well developed to warrant detailed coverage (eg Romania and Bulgaria). The report provides market size data and forecasts for 19 European countries, 2009-19, and includes profiles of 23 major online/multichannel retailers, ranging from Amazon to Zalando.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $4689
Retailer Loyalty Programs - US - July 2014
While loyalty programs likely do not lead to complete loyalty to a specific retailer, many consumers are likely to change their shopping habits in order to earn incentives. However, there is also a significant demand for more meaningful rewards and easier ways of earning them, suggesting that consumers see a lot of room for improvement in existing loyalty initiatives.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Furniture Retailing - US - July 2014
Unmotivated by sales messages, afraid of buying online, and reluctant to spend another $1,000 on furniture before they absolutely have to, furniture retailers face numerous challenges in getting consumers back into stores before their current furniture is worn out. Retailers must find new ways to motivate consumers to visit furniture stores or web presences more often, and once there, inspire them to make a purchase.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
E-Commerce - UK - July 2014
We think consumers are likely to become more demanding and that those retailers that innovate relentlessly - such as Amazon – are best-placed to win shoppers’ loyalty.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Air Care - UK - July 2014
Nearly nine out of 10 people use at least one type of air freshener at home but significant scope exists to encourage people to use a wider range of products and use them more regularly, such as for scenting more rooms or using air care products for a wider variety of reasons. Brands need to focus on both everyday odour elimination and freshening of the home, as well as the usage of air fresheners to give an extra fragrance boost to rooms and appeal more strongly to the senses, which will help increase average spending and trading up to premium products.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - UK - July 2014
A good, fairly priced payment protection product should be a positive proposition for most consumers, especially those vulnerable to difficulty, such as people with poor health, insecure employment or limited finances.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3555
The Private Label Healthcare Consumer - UK - July 2014
Improving financial situations could see people go back to branded products, after using lower-priced private label products during tough economic times. Growth of private label is therefore reliant on competitive pricing and innovations, in both product and packaging.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Color Cosmetics - US - July 2014
The color cosmetics category can be complex – the number of products, claims, and the introduction of multitasking formulas can overwhelm even the savviest of make-up users. As a result, women are looking for guidance from a variety of sources including both online and in-store.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Chocolate Confectionery - China - July 2014
Product innovation is key to business growth, since consumers are open towards new and luxurious chocolate flavours and are willing to pay extra for chocolates with health-enhancing benefits. Meanwhile from an execution perspective, manufacturers could resort to launching seasonal flavours and packaging to both maintain consumer excitement and attract new users.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3990
House Building (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014
The threat to the industry is the growing likelihood of an increase in interest rates, in turn leading to a rise in mortgage repayments. Mortgage lending rules are also being tightened as a consequence of the increasing risk of another housing bubble, making it harder for buyers to secure finances to purchase a home.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1612
Food Packaging Trends - US - July 2014
Shoppers remain concerned about the safety of food packaged in plastic or cans, which creates an opportunity for manufacturers to be proactive about offering information to alleviate these concerns. This may include information about packaging materials, or ingredient sourcing, as well as sustainability initiatives.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $3996
Healthy Lifestyles - UK - July 2014
Health, fitness and nutrition brands could promote the idea of longer-term health as an investment, with incremental steps taken every day, creating a virtuous circle of healthy habits for life.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $2835
Technology and Irish Tourism - Ireland - July 2014
With internet-enabled mobile devices playing an increasingly prominent role in how consumers experience holidays, Irish tourism companies should look to make greater use of these devices’ GPS capability. This could help to generate awareness of Ireland’s less well-known sites and encourage consumers to venture off the beaten track for a more authentic experience.
Published Date: Jul 2014
Published By: Mintel

Price: $1774