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Hispanics and Alcoholic Beverages - US - December 2016
Hispanics’ expenditures on alcoholic beverages have experienced significant growth over the past five years due to improving economic conditions that allow for increasing expenditures on discretionary items. Despite this, Hispanics’ share of expenditures on alcoholic beverages under index relative to Hispanics’ share of the US population, in part because Hispanics gravitate toward consuming products they are familiar with such as beer and tequila, and lag for the rest.
Home Hair Color - US - January 2017
Home hair color sales have remained flat, as preferences for natural looks, concerns over damage, and ombre styles, which have made roots less taboo, have all placed downward pressure on the market. Despite challenges, opportunities exist to reinvigorate sales, exemplified by positive men’s hair color sales, suggesting that expanded availability of men’s hair color offerings may increase market penetration.
Property and Casualty Insurance - US - January 2017
The insurance industry is competitive, as most people make their insurance choices based on price. However, technology is sparking some real innovations in the industry, and they are beginning to attract attention. Because it is easier to attract new, young customers than it is to get older ones to switch, insurers should focus not just on price but also on technological solutions that allow consumers to interact with insurers in exactly the way they want and to get exactly the type of insurance they need.
Sports Participation - UK - December 2016
Participation sport is turning to technology to help it kick on from the plateau it has inhabited since the London 2012 Olympics, with its first target being to move beyond the individual focus of performance tracking and develop new products and services that promote the fun and social sides of taking part.
Spirits/Mixed Drink - Canada - December 2016
Mintel forecasts spirits sales to grow over the next five years with whisky and gin having led the charge in recent years. This growth has occurred as consumers look forward to innovation while also harkening to past eras for inspiration, such as the early 1960s serving as the milieu for earlier Mad Men episodes where Madison Avenue ‘ad execs’ stimulated their creative minds with a glass of Crown Royal whisky.
Life Insurance - US - December 2016
The majority of American consumers currently have life insurance, but are still looking for ways to customize their current plans. Those who do not have life insurance would be hard-pressed to find a reason to apply for and purchase a policy. Marketers who can inspire consumers to focus more on the life portion of life insurance may be able to garner more excitement for a purchase that many only think about when the premiums come due
Consumers and General Insurance - UK - December 2016
Sales of general insurance are well set to grow by volume because of the captive customer bases in car and home insurance. However, intense price competition could hold back growth in premiums. Looking ahead to 2017, the pending rise in IPT will further squeeze the profitability of policies. Despite these challenges, there are great opportunities for insurers, particularly in the improved use of data to improve both underwriting and the customer experience.
Home Insurance - UK - December 2016
New technology has the potential to substantially boost consumer engagement by providing policyholders with a means to take greater control of their home insurance policies, leaving behind the passive products of the past. With start-ups waiting in the wings, insurers must rise to the occasion and use the technology to their advantage to build brand trust and advocacy, as well as forge new partnerships with tech suppliers and specialist insurance providers to maximize reach.
Household Cleaning Equipment - US - December 2016
Sales of household cleaning equipment have experienced marginal growth due to inflation and price competition. Cleaning equipment used in lighter cleaning continues to be more frequently used, as spot cleaning gains wider acceptance as the norm in housecleaning. This shift coincides with a respective drop in cleaning equipment used in deep cleans, such as gloves and other durable equipment.
Utility Capital Expenditure - UK - December 2016
The approach to infrastructure investment is in transition across the utility industry. Whereas spending was previously mainly output-driven, future investment decisions will be increasingly centred on innovation, asset optimisation and long-term outcomes. Operators will also be challenged by rising pressure from industry regulators to reduce costs for consumers, which highlights the importance of cost efficiencies in capital investment decisions.
Oral Hygiene - China - December 2016
The increase in electric toothbrush adoption and the success of local brands selling premium pharmaceutical toothpaste products clearly shows the trend that Chinese consumers are not only just paying more attention on oral care, but are also spending to upgrade. This underlines the importance of product efficacy. The competition is hence concentrating more on product innovation, rather than price competition.
Natural and Organic Personal Care Consumer - US - December 2016
The natural and organic personal care market has grown within natural supermarket channels with many users saying they buy more of these products now than they did one year ago. To increase sales and household penetration, players should work to reduce skepticism evoked by fragmented and confusing claims, and emphasize purchase motivators, ie safety and quality.
European Retail Rankings - December 2016
This report provides a snapshot of the leading retailers in Europe, ranked by 2015 revenues translated into Euros at the average rate ruling through the year. We cover the Top 350 European retailers and include country and sector sections, which detail those of the top 350 companies that are present in those markets. In the text we cover the main trends by country and sector and the leading retailers in each country and sector as well.
Leisure Review - UK - December 2016
Social media has become increasingly image-based, which leisure venues need to take into account as they look to utilise social media for promotion and engagement. Leisure venues should be looking to offer creative, visually rich experiences that people will want to post pictures and videos of online
Visitor Attractions - UK - December 2016
Visitor attraction numbers should continue on their growth path towards 2021. People are looking to escape the political and economic uncertainty that dominates the news at the moment. This means that they will be looking for forms of escapism close to home. The fall in value of the pound makes overseas trips more expensive for UK consumers so many will opt for domestic trips instead.
Coffee Houses - China - December 2016
The out-of-home coffee market is expected to continue robust growth although coffee houses may face increasing competition from non-specialist coffee places. As brands target more locations and go premium, they must bear in mind that experience is what matters the most.
Luxury Cars - Canada - December 2016
Luxury automobile manufacturers and brands operating in Canada face a very competitive market with a plethora of models and options for consumers to choose from. A strong interest among consumers in considering a luxury vehicle for their next purchase displays positive signs for the segment.
Lifestyles of Affluent and High Net Worth Consumers - US - December 2016
US Affluent and HNWIs, with their large amount of income-producing assets, are important to lifestyle brands, particularly those offering value-added products and services. With higher-than-average household incomes, they command a significant amount of purchasing power across a variety of areas, from in-home food to household care to leisure and travel.
Sugar and Sweeteners - US - December 2016
Dollar sales of sugar and sweeteners fell from 2011-16. Three category segments (sugar, sugar substitutes, and syrup) experienced overall declines, due to the stigmatization of sugar, and concerns about artificial sweeteners. Improving the perception of the category is in order.
RTD Alcoholic Beverages - US - December 2016
RTD (ready-to-drink) alcoholic beverages make up a small share of alcohol sales. Fortunately, declines among prepared spirits-based cocktails and wine coolers may be slowing. The category delivers on convenience, with the highest percentage of participants turning to RTDs over other alcohol types because they don’t require preparation.
Healthy Eating Trends - Brazil - December 2016
Brazilians already seem aware that healthy eating contributes not only to weight loss, but also to good general health. There is an interest in products that contribute to both physical health (such as those that help with muscle development) and mental wellbeing (such as stress relief).
Outbound Travel - China - December 2016
Chinese outbound travellers are becoming more demanding than ever before. The most popular outbound travel themes are romantic getaways and family trips. Consumers take their travel inspiration from a variety of sources including films and books, meaning marketers can also leverage various information channels to market travel destinations.
Secondary Residences and Holiday Rentals - International - December 2016
The wind is shifting as increasingly the luxury segments of resort and other exclusive property markets are encountering weakness while the lower and medium tiers of the market remain resilient. So far Airbnb has enjoyed phenomenal success by trying to be ‘all things to all people’. However, the accommodation-rental market is getting more sophisticated and fragmented as consumers demand more specific amenities, as well as assurances and security.
Beer - UK - December 2016
With the concept of pairing beer with food having gained traction among UK consumers, “dine in” meal deals look to be a huge missed opportunity for beer. These would provide an ideal platform to give world beers - which are already growing in popularity - even more visibility through partnering them with the cuisine from their respective countries of origin.
Consumers and Direct Investment - UK - December 2016
Direct-to-consumer investing has grown steadily in the last five years and this growth will continue in the coming years. As well as positive market conditions for growth, there is also consumer demand for direct services. People are keen to take control of their finances and will look for the tools that allow them to do so.
Dining Out: A 2017 Look Ahead - US - December 2016
Restaurant sales are predicted to grow at a steady rate with yearly growth near 4% through 2021. Consumers are craving unique experiences, and legacy chains can no longer rely on what’s worked in the past, especially as the environment becomes more competitive. Across demographics, consumers still find value in a dining out experience that offers something they’re unlikely to prepare at home, whether that’s in a traditional restaurant, retail setting, or gourmet food hall.
Live Entertainment Venues - US - December 2016
As streaming music subscriptions replace album sales, recording artists hit the road to generate income from touring. This has led to an abundance of exciting live shows to choose from in the past few years, including record-breaking concert tours. Fans continue to show their enthusiasm for the live entertainment experience by attending, recording, and sharing their event experiences. Although ticket resale sites give fans a second chance to see their favorite performers, the prevalence of ticket bots and service fees discourage some from attending.
Youth Fashion - UK - December 2016
Growth in the market is slowing as young women spend less on clothes. Outperforming the market have been the fashion pureplays. Social media plays an important role in fashion purchasing, and without a physical store presence, the pureplays have been highly innovative in building up a social dialogue with young shoppers, while offering the value for money that they seek.
Brand Leaders - UK - December 2016
Perceptions of the biggest brands in FMCG sectors tend to be fairly secure and steady, suggesting that consumers have a mindset about familiar brands that rarely wavers. However, in other more dynamic markets there is less of a bias towards heritage brands, allowing new entrants to compete with established brands almost immediately.
Coffee Shops - UK - December 2016
Coffee shops have countered brand fatigue by experimenting with quick-service formats and better food options. Price-led concepts rival non-specialists that are eating into the market share. Meanwhile, efforts in cutting down packaging waste and reducing added-sugar content give coffee shops an edge over competitors.
Healthy Eating - Ireland - December 2016
In today’s market, most consumers aim to achieve a balanced diet – a middle ground where some unhealthy foods have a place. However, this has led to a decline in light or diet foods with a harsh attack witnessed on sugar in recent years. Meanwhile there is strong demand for highly nutritious food, which is seen to offer added value reflecting the growing interest in superfoods.
Prestige Beauty - UK - December 2016
The prestige beauty market fared well in 2015, driven by a positive financial sentiment driving high purchasing levels among affluent, young consumers. As prestige BPC products are purchased by both men and women because they want to treat themselves, encouraging self-indulgence will be key to driving growth going forward, with the ‘lipstick index’ potentially returning during the post-Brexit period of economic uncertainty.
Skincare Ingredient and Format Trends - US - December 2016
The skincare market is highly saturated, and brands are challenged by consumer preferences for simplicity as well as a tendency to stick with the same products each time they make a purchase, limiting product trial. Brands will focus on unique offerings to capture the attention of consumers, with Korean skincare trends continuing to impact the US market, while also looking to other regions including Africa and Australia for inspiration.
The Affluent and High Net Worth Premium Brand and Luxury Consumer - US - December 2016
Affluent and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) are key consumers of luxury brands. However, these wealthy individuals are less likely to be swayed by luxury brands’ marketing strategies, as they skew older, male, and retired – demographics that tend to be less engaged with consumption and fashion trends.
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets - Brazil - December 2016
Due to the economic situation, grocery retailers need to learn how to deal with a much more selective consumer who is concerned with low prices and cheap offers, is looking for alternative brands in order to save money, and plans ahead before going shopping.
Attitudes towards Weddings - UK - December 2016
Nearly half of all adults have attended at least one part of a wedding/civil partnership celebration in the last three years, presenting opportunities for retailers to tap into the need for gifts and new clothes amongst future guests. The charity sector could also look to benefit from stronger associations with the highly emotive event, perhaps by encouraging more couples to ask for donations to a cause instead of - or even in addition to - a more conventional wedding gift.
Beer - China - December 2016
Chinese consumer spending has been hit by the economic slowdown; beer sales in China are also slowing, essentially caused by premiumisation (quality over quantity which has resulted in reduced volume sales) and unfavourable weather (eg a rainy summer and severe flooding influenced levels of beer production).
Changing Face of US Healthcare - US - December 2016
Most consumers, particularly seniors, have visited a healthcare provider in the past year with the largest share of visits going to general practitioners. While healthcare costs are concerning, consumers are not very likely to discuss these costs with their healthcare provider. Some healthcare providers have an opportunity to refocus on wellness and proactive care and offer guidance to consumers.
Small Kitchen Appliances - US - December 2016
After years of stable gains, small kitchen appliance sales remained relatively flat due in part to the struggling beverage making appliance segment. Going forward, product innovations that focus on design and function, as well as a stabilizing beverage maker segment, may help restore category growth.
Free-from Foods - UK - December 2016
The free-from market continues to see impressive growth. NPD has been a key part of recent growth, enabling the market to gain share of users’ spend through unlocking new occasions and encouraging trading up. High interest in products delivering on health, naturalness and portability highlight areas of innovation going forward.
Sexual Health - UK - December 2016
Durex is by far the dominant player in the market. Far from resting on its laurels, however, the brand consistently aims to instil in young adults the importance of safe sex, with initiatives that leverage the cultural themes and media most resonant with this group.
Travel Agents - UK - December 2016
The main selling point in a world of increasing automation will become human expertise (or innovative combinations of the technological and the human). For travel shops this is likely to mean increasing specialisation of knowledge and personalisation of product in order to offer customers something not easily replicated online in their own living room.
Manned Security - UK - December 2016
The value of the manned security industry has fluctuated significantly over the past five years, punctuated by a number of demand spikes following major national events. The manned guarding sector continues to be dominated by small-to-medium sized enterprises, which have enjoyed ongoing prosperity despite the presence of some large-scale international operators; while custodial services and the cash-in-transit sector remain dominated by large companies.
The Night Out: Entertaining Out-of-Home - Ireland - November 2016
The majority of Irish consumers think that nights out of the home are getting too expensive. As such, operators within the night out economy will be increasingly challenged to demonstrate the value that they offer. Introducing unusual and surprising concepts that can showcase their wares in a new light can help them to achieve this and stand out from rivals to ensure that they are one of the places that Irish consumers visit on a night out.
Marketing to Mums - China - December 2016
Modern Chinese women are more confident than ever. But when they become mums, their life is no longer the same and they feel somewhat disoriented and helpless. New mums will see the world from a new perspective and learn how to walk the crooked path of motherhood independently. They are not perfect and instead need more understanding and tolerance.
Hybrid and Electric Cars - UK - December 2016
From what can be considered as comprising a niche market, hybrid and electric cars are quickly establishing themselves as a fast-developing market. Stimulated by support from government and manufacturers, demand for these vehicles has led to them becoming the most dynamic segment within the UK car market. With support and innovation continuing, Mintel predicts further expansion with these vehicles becoming a common feature on our roads.
Home Storage Solutions - UK - December 2016
The UK’s homes are getting smaller, but people have more and more possessions. Home storage has become an integral part of every home, serving to help households run smoothly, take control of their surroundings and keep on top of clutter. By storing things better, tasks around the home, including cooking, become more pleasurable.
Beauty Tools and Accessories - UK - December 2016
The beauty vlogger phenomenon has boosted the popularity of make-up brushes and blenders, with innovation in the market now focusing on keeping these products clean and hygienic. This hygiene focus presents opportunities for other tools such as hairbrushes and nail files, to encourage more frequent replacement.
Suncare - UK - December 2016
The suncare sector is estimated to show little change in value in 2016, despite a rise in usage of sun protection and self-tanning products. This is likely due to savvy shopping behaviours which have seen discounters rise in popularity. NPD in usage occasions has boosted usage in the self-tanning sector, whilst myth-busting educational campaigns can be used to encourage purchase in sun protection.
Supermarkets - Spain - November 2016
The grocery sector in Spain continues to be dominated by a small number of leading retailers, with Mercadona the biggest player in the market. Mercadona not only attracts consumers with quality and clear pricing, but also has a strong own-brand proposition. However, the market is becoming increasingly competitive. To offset pressure from discounters and Amazon, retailers need to tap into the opportunity provided by online to stay competitive.
New Cars - Canada - November 2016
Automobile manufacturers and brands operating in Canada are facing a changing environment of evolving preferences and consumer demand. Generational considerations for type of vehicle and interest in vehicle features can be contrasting, as younger consumers prefer newer models and the latest technology innovations, while older drivers lean towards reliability and safety-oriented features.
Childrenswear - UK - November 2016
The growing tween and teen population presents opportunities for the sector, particularly for retailers that offer the latest trends in age-appropriate styles because over half of children aged 10-14 want their clothes to be fashionable. Young fashion retailers are in a good position to target this demographic with specific teen collections as these social media-savvy digital natives are influenced by the same fashion images as older teens.
Premium Brands - UK - November 2016
There are different approaches to the perception of premium attributes among consumers. Brands that are considered exclusive by a higher proportion of consumers tend to conform to the traditional idea of luxury, however, brands that benefit from a high-quality image are often everyday brands that people use on a more regular basis.
Affluent/Mass Affluent Investing and Banking - Canada - November 2016
Financial advisors serving the affluent must not only develop a wider range of skills but also understand their attitudinal differences such as those related to risk perception and charitable giving.
Health Cash Plans - UK - November 2016
There is a clear need to improve consumer awareness and understanding of health cash plans, as many people confuse them with PMI and few consider them good value for money. Only by overcoming these obstacles can providers significantly increase take-up.
Healthy Lifestyles - Brazil - November 2016
Brazilian attitudes toward health are polarized. While females focus on dieting and weight, males are more likely to exercise. Healthy habits increase with income and with age. However the growing interest in certain health solutions and tools indicates that this scenario could soon be changing.
Water Filtration - US - November 2016
Despite more than half of adults owning either a water filtration system or product, and nearly one third saying they avoid drinking tap water as much as possible, sales of the water filtration market are expected to decline by 1% in 2016.
Electricity Industry - UK - November 2016
A key focus for DNOs is the development and roll-out of innovative smart grid technologies to support the growing clean energy capacity coming onto the grid. New challenges for operators of the UK’s regional electricity networks have already started to arise from shifts in the way electricity is produced to include more renewable electricity (mainly onshore wind and solar PV) directly connected at the regional network level, known as distributed generation (DG).
Online Gaming and Betting - UK - November 2016
Smartphones and tablets are changing online gaming and betting habits within the home rather than expanding activity outside it as consumers embrace the ‘anytime’ nature of these technologies ahead of their ‘anywhere’ potential.
Pizza and Pasta Restaurants - UK - November 2016
Digital innovation and authentic dishes made from simple and fresh ingredients are transforming pizza and pasta into a destination business, helped by the expansive store presence of leading players.
The Black Premium Brand and Luxury Consumer - US - November 2016
Black consumers over index vs the general market on buying luxury brands, but it’s not necessarily an exercise simply in conspicuous consumption. Several factors drive luxury brand purchase including the need to have agency of their identity, the desire for elevated status among their peers, and a connection to quality product craftsmanship.
Supermarkets - UK - November 2016
Supermarkets remain the dominant sector within the wider grocery market but continue to lose market share. This is as much to do with increased choice in the market and demographic shifts as it is the fault of supermarket operators. However, there is a need to redefine what a supermarket can offer grocery shoppers and give them further reasons to visit when faced with greater, and often more convenient, options in the market.
Juice - Canada - November 2016
Canadians are drinking less juice than they used to. Different factors contribute to this challenging growth environment, such as an aging population in Canada and concerns around sugar. Based on predicted category trends juice companies will need to maintain or grow their share of a shrinking pie to achieve growth and will need to respond nimbly to category trends and evolving areas of consumer demand.
Dark Spirits - US - November 2016
Distilled spirits (both white and dark) have enjoyed a significant (23.9%) growth since 2011, due in no small part to the rapid influx of flavors in the white spirit segment and a surge in interest in tequila. Similar flavor innovation is leading to growth in dark spirits, whiskey and brandy in particular, as Millennial consumers appear significantly interested in novel flavors within the category. Curiously, at the same time, authenticity and complexity appear to be key to consumer interest in craft forms of dark spirits.
Fruit Juice, Juice Drinks and Smoothies - UK - November 2016
Concerns around sugar continue to plague the category. While fruit juice is struggling under this pressure, the launch of no added or low sugar products and varieties claiming functional benefits appear to be helping fruit juice and smoothies. Unease around artificial sweeteners however, remains a concern.
Wine - US - November 2016
Dollar sales of wine are estimated to reach $61 billion in 2016, an increase of 22% since 2011 (14% inflation-adjusted). Volume sales are growing at a slower rate (7% from 2011-16), pointing to the influence of higher price point products.
Luxury Travel - UK - November 2016
While high-net-worth individuals should have the means to cope with any negative economic effects caused by Brexit, a sizeable proportion of luxury travellers are actually more concerned with Brexit than the average holidaymaker population. One way to encourage bookings in the next year could be a more flexible range of payment options.
Supermarkets and Hypermarkets - China - November 2016
The disruptive growth of online grocery retailing is seriously challenging the supermarket and hypermarket sector. It can offer chain store retailers greater reach, and they have the advantage of logistics and existing customer bases of often loyal consumers. But, in order to face the online challenge, supermarket and hypermarket chains must raise their game by providing both better-quality products and service. They can use online integration to reach more consumers, including in rural areas.
Supermarkets - Italy - November 2016
The Italian economy has improved, but years of challenging market conditions have taken their toll. Fragmentation is growing as consumers spread their shopping around to get the best value for money. The discounters and conveniently located supermarkets are the strongest performers currently while the over-spaced hypermarkets are finding life increasingly difficult.
Supermarkets - Germany - November 2016
The supermarkets had a better year in 2015, helped by an improving economy and a transitioning Aldi. To maintain momentum the supermarkets need to continue investing in the things that consumers are willing to pay extra for, convenience and reliability.
Supermarkets - France - November 2016
Hypermarkets and large supermarkets are a key feature in the French grocery retail sector, but they have seen competition increase from several other channels in recent years, namely from discounters, online and smaller more local stores and specialists.
Automotive After Market - China - November 2016
The auto aftermarket in China is expected to exceed RMB one trillion in 2017. Chinese car owners spend RMB 5K-6K on maintenance annually on average. 4S store remains a key channel to visit with the leading satisfaction rate. Yet, Mintel’s study shows experienced maintainers have switched to franchise stores and online platforms to look for more cost-efficient solutions with the same quality.
Hispanics Attitudes Toward Advertising - US - November 2016
Hispanics consume media content using a variety of devices. They expect advertising to be entertaining, as they prefer ads that are engaging and tell a story. This creates a challenge for advertisers, as they may have more success resonating with Hispanics if they can fit their narratives into that context.
Wine - China - November 2016
Although domestic wine players are still the market leaders, along with easier access to online shopping and international products, consumers in China have become more aware of foreign brands and imported wines. Wine in China is no longer seen as an indulgence of the elite as it previously was, but is being embraced nationwide by many consumers in various city tiers and demographics.
Small Kitchen Appliances - UK - November 2016
Creating healthier foods for wellbeing in a convenient way is the key theme driving demand for blenders, kitchen machines and soup makers. This segment of the market has been strong, taking over from juicers and food processors which had been on trend in the previous couple of years. Meanwhile demand for premium coffee makers remains high, as consumers continue to want to create coffee shop quality at home.
Grocery Retailing - US - November 2016
The grocery industry is arguably the most dynamic and fragmented retail sector there is. Groceries are deemed necessities so this industry remains somewhat protected from outside influencers that could cause steep sales variances, but the largest factor right now impacting the category is declining foods costs. This benefits the shopper but not so much the supermarkets or farmers.
Pizza Restaurants - US - November 2016
Pizza is a segment where innovation is consistently occurring from a menu and service perspective. While the segment is becoming more competitive and consumers value a premium pizza experience, there is an interest in menu items that go beyond the pizza, with a focus on healthier sides and appealing non-pizza items on the menu.
Household Surface Cleaners - US - November 2016
The market for household surface cleaners is mature, with a growth rate that is being outpaced by inflation. Convenience of multi-surface cleaning and antibacterial power are the leading attributes most consumers look for in surface cleaners, but secondary benefits such as scent, packaging, and natural ingredients are important among niche groups. These attributes represent opportunities for brands to distinguish and promote products, which will be central in driving future sales.
Aerospace Industry - UK - October 2016
The vote to leave the EU could weaken the UK’s standing in the industry over time, with some industry executives admitting that it will force them to work harder to win new business. However, it must be remembered that ‘Brexit’ also has the potential to open up new markets not restricted by EU agreements.
The Food and Drink Shopper: Spotlight on Technology - US - November 2016
The competition for share of food/drink sales rages on. Consumer interest in low prices, convenience, and fresh options is fueling a shift in how they shop for food and drink, including a move away from traditional grocery retailers. Non-store retailers, including online merchants and subscription services, are expanding retailing possibilities.
Tablets and Hybrid Products - US - November 2016
The once high-flying tablet market has taken a tumble. Sales growth, which stood at 52% in 2012, fell to less than 10% in 2013 and 2014, and then the market contracted in 2015 and 2016. This Report provides guidance for marketers facing significant headwinds as consumers shift to larger and newer mobile phones, and as latent demand to upgrade laptops emerges as a competing factor for tablet sales.
Pharmacy Retail - China - November 2016
Pharmacy retailing is growing continuously and is expected to expand further, thanks to the solid consumer needs, pharmacies’ business expansions as well as the medical reform. The government is still exploring the best medical system for the country, leaving opportunities and challenges for different players at the same time.
ISAs - UK - November 2016
The ISA market is at a turning point. Overall contributions continue to grow driven by the stocks and shares sector of the market, but the number of accounts fell in the last tax year, as low interest rates undermine the incentive to save among many consumers.
Hotels - UK - November 2016
The growing likelihood of rising inflation in the coming months could impact on how much UK consumers are willing to spend on their short break habit. There may well be an accelerated ‘flight to value’ which is likely to increase still further growing the market share of the rapidly expanding budget hotel sector (including so-called super-budget offerings) as well as increasing the attractiveness of cheaper alternatives such as Airbnb.
Cinemas - UK - November 2016
The industry as a whole is looking in good stead to continue to grow as more and more innovation from technology and the independent sector keep movie goers keen to visit the cinema. Developments in 3D and 4D technology are likely to draw in crowds of children and hard-core movie fans, while the growth of event cinema and diverse food and drink offerings provided by independents means cinema is becoming a destination for consumers who are not typical cinema fans.
Tires - US - November 2016
The replacement tire market is an extremely competitive market with a large number of brands competing for consumers in the US. Mintel forecasts a drop in sales, so brands will have to work to gain market share to continue growth.
Sun Protection and Sunless Tanners - US - November 2016
A hotter than average summer resulted in strong 2016 sun protection and sunless tanner sales. Brands are challenged by seasonal usage, with adults typically reserving sunscreen use for warmer summer months when sun exposure is more relevant and top-of-mind.
Beauty for Teens and Tweens - UK - November 2016
The popularity of beauty vloggers has proved hugely beneficial for piquing the interest of girls from a generation which is too old for toys and too young for boys in the beauty market. However, with the focus heavily on improving appearance with make-up, there exists an issue of low self-esteem amongst girls that brands have some responsibility to help address.
The Asian Premium Brand and Luxury Consumer - US - November 2016
The market for luxury goods in the US has been estimated at a value of about $35.3 billion, accounting for about 22% of the luxury goods market in 2015. Japan is in the second position at an estimated $30.5 billion and a 19% share, followed by Germany and China at $11.7 billion and a 7% share.
Movie Theaters - US - November 2016
Both theater owners and studio executives continue to see moderate revenue growth. While consumers remain hesitant about the overall cost of going to the movies, they are willing to spend around $20 per person for the entire experience.
Cooking Enthusiasts - US - November 2016
In 2016, 45% of Americans aged 18+ are considered Cooking Enthusiasts – or adults who cook from scratch multiple times a week, enjoy the cooking process, have skills in the kitchen, and cook because they want to rather than because they have to. Due to factors such as the lower cost of groceries and a variety of sources for new recipes and learning skills, cooking enthusiasm is flourishing and driven by men, Millennials, and parents.
Grocery Retailing - Canada - November 2016
Canadian grocery shoppers are engaged with the centre of the grocery store, buying pantry staples as well as snacks and drinks. However, the area suffers from a bit of a bad reputation given the adage ‘to stay at the perimeter in order to shop healthier’.
The Car Aftermarket - UK - November 2016
Replacement parts are an integral feature of the automotive market. Yet whereas recent years have seen relatively strong growth in the number of cars owned, and indeed new car sales, the value of the car aftermarket has expanded much more slowly.
The Affluent Consumer - UK - November 2016
The EU referendum in June 2016 has sparked a wave of economic uncertainty across the UK, with Britain’s most wealthy consumers a key consumer group for brands and businesses.
Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies - US - November 2016
The homeopathic and herbal remedies market continues to grow steadily. In 2016, total US retail sales are estimated at nearly $5.4 billion, and Mintel forecasts a stable growth trajectory through 2021.
Traditional Toys and Games - US - November 2016
The toy market totals an estimated $26.2 billion in 2016 and has experienced strong growth in the past two years. This trajectory is likely to continue into 2017 given the positive economic climate and the anticipated release of new installments in movie franchises popular with kids.
Beauty Devices and Appliances - UK - November 2016
The beauty devices and hair appliances sector is expected to rise in value in 2016 driven by NPD; however expense remains a barrier, particularly for beauty devices. Those interested in buying beauty devices also cited a lack of research as a reason for not buying, suggesting education opportunities.
White Spirits - US - October 2016
The white spirits category is poised for continued modest growth sustained by vodka and propelled by growing interest in the complexities of tequila. Opportunity to grow the category can be leveraged by cross category consumption.
Consumer Attitudes to Organic Food - Brazil - October 2016
The category of organic food/drinks enjoys a positive perception by consumers, who tend to think organic products are healthy, tastier, sustainable and transparent. The many positive qualities associated with organic food/drinks create vast opportunities for companies to develop the category even further in Brazil.
Fabric Care and Other Washing Ancilliaries - UK - November 2016
New product launches have created growth in value sales in fabric care, in contrast to many other household care categories including laundry detergents. While recent launches in the fabric conditioner space have focused on premium fragrances and longer-lasting freshness, there may be scope to add value through increased functionality.