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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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Color Cosmetics - US - July 2015
Slow growth in the color cosmetics category is reflective of an intensely competitive category landscape. While beauty trends such as bold brows and bright lips are translating to gains for certain segments, overall category growth has been kept in check. Brands are challenged with keeping women engaged in the category through the introduction of new products while simultaneously offering them tools to simplify the shopping experience.
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Petcare - UK - July 2015
People are increasingly treating their pets as humans, relying on them for companionship and gaining a sense of fulfilment from needing to be needed as they look after their pets. They want their pets to feel cared-for, comfortable and mentally stimulated. So there is driving demand for added-value products, often mirroring mainstream human styling and healthcare trends. As a result people are prepared to pay more for their petcare products and to replace them more often.
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The Business Traveler - US - July 2015
Continuing corporate profitability has boosted the business travel market, estimated to reach $234 billion in 2015. All segments of the market – including airlines, hotels, and rental car companies – have benefited as companies boost business travel spending. Heightened demand, industry consolidation, and pricing action have been advantageous for the travel market. Travel brands that reinvest profits in mobile booking tools, automated check-in, Wi-Fi connectivity, and improved work spaces can pass the benefits along to business travelers in a meaningful way.
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Digital Trends - Hispanics - US - July 2015
Hispanics embrace the internet as it allows them to consume the content they want when they want, and stay connected with friends and family. As a result, they are equipping their households with consumer electronics (CE) staples such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. However, as they become bicultural, Hispanics are adopting an even greater array of digital devices.
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Tea & RTD Tea - US - July 2015
The tea and RTD (ready-to-drink) tea category has experienced stellar growth in recent years, the result of growing interest in health and wellness and greater availability in both bagged/loose leaf and RTD teas."
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Frozen Breakfast Foods - US - July 2015
The frozen breakfast foods category reached $3.2 billion in 2015, although it struggled to grow sales over the last two years. The category continues to face competition from other breakfast foods viewed as healthier or more convenient, as well as foodservice options.
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Beer - Brazil - July 2015
The craft beer movement continues to grow and although it still does not represent a threat to the major players in the sector, these brands have started acting by partnering with craft beer producers or launching products that directly compete with craft beers. On the other hand, beer drinkers do not see craft beer exactly as premium, leaving the difficult task of craft brewers convincing them their products are worth the higher price. Branding is also a key factor, so building up a strong relationship with consumers should be a priority for any brewery.
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The Ethical Consumer - UK - July 2015
For today’s consumers there is a sense that companies are inherently immoral, unless they can demonstrate that’s not the case. The most effective way of asserting CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) credentials is not via annual company reports, but via product packaging and television, which will have the most direct impact on people’s purchasing decisions.
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Online to Offline Retailing - China - July 2015
The online retail market in China has grown very rapidly, and has caught many retailers off guard. Yet the online retail market still struggles to be profitable, and continues to be regarded as a means to get cheap products. The online retail advantage of lower prices, more choice and more convenience vie with the in-store advantage of intimate product contact, direct staff advice and the immediate thrill of direct purchase. Stores can also provide a pleasant shopping environment and entertainments that websites cannot. Yet multi-channel can bring the best of both online and offline together, and provide real competitive advantages to retailers and consumers. Online retail sites can become more appealing, entertaining and with faster home delivery. Physical stores can provide online
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Headphones - UK - July 2015
With over half of current owners willing to spend more on a product that they can try out before purchase and about a third of them looking to match their headphones with their personal style, in-store interactive product displays and individual product personalisation are likely to be the greatest drivers of market growth.
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Retailer Loyalty Programs - US - July 2015
While loyalty memberships for retail are likely to increase through 2018, many consumers are beginning to feel fatigue from the sheer number of loyalty accounts they have. For market segments experiencing growth, digital and multichannel engagement has become key to ensuring that loyalty promotions remain relevant. Struggling segments need to evaluate their programs more closely and ensure that the value offered matches consumer demand.
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Shopping for Household Care Products - UK - July 2015
Competition for spending in the household care market has been increasing, with the growth of discount retailers as a source of purchase posing a threat to the dominance of the big four supermarkets. Promotional offers will therefore remain a key weapon in the battle to retain customer loyalty, including those that encourage shoppers to expand the repertoire of household care products that they purchase.
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - Canada - July 2015
The entrance of marketplace lenders in Canada offers another borrowing outlet for consumers who are carrying credit card debt or using expensive payday loan services.
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Contraceptives - US - July 2015
After years of focusing on protection benefits, contraceptive brands have shifted to promoting other sensorial benefits, helping to stabilize category growth. The market is driven largely by male condom sales; however, with the recent change in OTC availability of emergency contraceptives, sales improved for the female contraceptive segment as well as boosting the entire OTC contraceptive market.
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Home Linens - US - July 2015
Opportunities exist in the home linens category for brands to emphasize product innovations, such as linens that prevent bed bugs or that improve sleep, as well as focusing on quality in order to attract consumers. Brands can also market toward younger consumers aged 18-44, who are in need of a wider range of products as they are beginning their own households and are more likely to have children living in the home."
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Private Healthcare - UK - July 2015
With the NHS under increasingly intense budgetary pressure, NHS hospitals may increase their private patient capacity over the coming years to balance the books, unless necessary government funding is provided. Public concerns over the increased privatisation of the NHS, following the implementation of the ‘private sector-friendly’ Health and Social Care Act and the slight increase in NHS funds directed to private providers, has to be carefully managed by the government.
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Utility Capital Expenditure - UK - July 2015
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. Although changes in the regulatory framework are likely to restrict traditional network investment, they will also provide opportunities for the supply industry, particularly for companies offering innovative solutions and new technologies that facilitate efficient and optimised asset management. The strongest growth is expected in the energ
Published Date: Jul 2015
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Eating Out Review - UK - June 2015
The eating out market continues to grow modestly and has largely held its own as a key area of discretionary expenditure. However, the share of people deeming eating out as their top spending priority shows a downward trend.
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Bicycle Accessories - UK - June 2015
There is potential to take wearable technology to the next level, with the development of smartwear. In some sectors this is already a reality – a good example being eyewear. However, there is also scope to develop smart clothing and smart helmets.
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Small Business Banking - UK - June 2015
Banks have a larger potential customer base for small business banking products than ever before. However, there are gaps in the market that must be addressed. Convincing sole traders of the benefits of business accounts over personal ones is key to growing account numbers.
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Ice Cream - Brazil - June 2015
The investments made in 2014 will continue to have an impact on market growth in the next few years, especially through higher-priced products, such as premium/gourmet ice creams, and/or ice creams with healthy claims.
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Snacking in Foodservice - US - June 2015
The limited service specialty snack segment is growing, as consumers continue to snack on-the-go and enjoy the variety of foods and beverages that snack shops offer. Snacking in LSRs (limited-service restaurants) can be healthful or indulgent, but customization is the key focus. Portability and convenience are important in the segment, meaning presentation and packaging also are important considerations. Consumers like the affordability snacks offer, as they are an economical way to enjoy a dining out experience, especially as many consumers still struggle to find more disposable income.
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Haircolor - Brazil - June 2015
The consumer research shows that 24% of Brazilian consumers think that hair colorants damage hair. In addition, 29% of users look for products with minimal odor; however, "scent free" products are still very rare in Brazil. There is space, therefore, for brands to invest in better communications in order to make consumers more confident regarding hair colorants, in addition to developing products with subtle scents and offering custom hair coloring service, considering that 17% of consumers report being worried about not being happy with the results of home hair color treatments.
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Ceramic Tiles - UK - June 2015
The underlying market conditions are now strongly favourable for ceramic tiles, but substitute materials continue to offset some growth. Ultimately, long-term fashion trends, such as laminate flooring and splash boards, are only partially offsetting the more positive influences of en-suite bathrooms, conservatories and the overall market drivers of house building growth and investment in home improvements encouraged by house price inflation.
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B2B E-Commerce - UK - June 2015
In absolute terms the B2B e-commerce market it is also growing at a faster rate than the B2C sector. Yet the B2B sector still has major growth opportunity. More than half of companies make purchases through e-commerce, but less than 22% of companies actually make sales through e-commerce.
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Ice Cream and Desserts - UK - June 2015
There is no shortage of innovation in the ice cream and desserts market. There is nonetheless plenty of scope to take NPD in new directions to inject even more excitement into the category and grab the attention of experimental “foodie” consumers keen to step outside their comfort zone. Super sour flavours (as seen in the sugar confectionery market), spicy flavours and even savoury flavours all attract interest.
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Hand and Bodycare - UK - June 2015
Body moisturiser sprays have been positioned in the market as an easy-to-use format, with focus on their quick absorption properties. With high usage of the format amongst those concerned about skin irritation, future claims opportunities could focus on reduced risk of aggravated skin from using the format. The men’s market offers opportunities for body oils, particularly as men show a lower likelihood to associate body oils with being messy, suggesting they could be encouraged into trying them. In the hand care category, innovations offering added-benefits could help to steal back share from own-label brands.
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Ice Cream - China - June 2015
From fashion to foodservice, the beauty of simplicity is gaining greater momentum in China to help consumers to balance their overwhelming lifestyles. In the case of ice cream, the preference for products to maximise sensory enjoyment is clear as simple flavour and texture are no longer the most important elements to attract the more demanding consumers.  Also, in the future, it will be more common to see ice cream brands expanding the eating occasions and further penetrate into the adult market.
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Digital Trends Summer - UK - June 2015
As the UK economy improves, unemployment falls, and more young people find jobs, the outlook for the consumer technology market is promising. Millennials (16-35) remain key adopters of new technology." This edition of Digital Trends examines the trends in consumer technology and digital media in the UK, looking at changes in device ownership and consumers’ purchasing intentions. It focuses on a broad range of devices, particularly televisions, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches. It also looks at how consumers access the internet, what they are doing online, and what devices they are using to do so. 
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Bakery Products - Canada - June 2015
Consumers are very clear about what matters to them when it comes to selecting bakery products and that is freshness. While this is not startling, what is of note is how much other concerns are less important. Gluten-free has garnered a great deal of attention, but when asked consumers rate it as being a low priority behind all other considerations suggesting manufacturers should look to other attributes when deciding on innovation and crafting strategic messaging 
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Home, Auto and Travel Insurance - Canada - June 2015
The challenge for home, auto and travel insurers is multi-faceted, with bottom-line results relying on factors such as attracting new customers. Making insurance easier to purchase by simplifying insurance language and providing consumers with easy step-by-step procedures online, along with allowing consumers to choose what coverage suits their needs, will allow for the greater chance of affinity and increased usage from under-penetrated demographics.
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Workplace Pensions - UK - June 2015
The workplace pension supply chain has been hit with double-edged reform over the past few years – first with auto-enrolment and now with pension freedoms. The freedoms have drawn due attention from the industry, but more work is needed to plug the advice gap and support savers as they reach retirement. Auto-enrolment continues to pose challenges, as rafts of small businesses are set to reach their staging dates over the next few years.
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Magazines - UK - June 2015
With print circulation continuing its decline, magazine publishers are exploring ways of monetising their still powerful brands by diversifying their platform options. Alongside their centrepiece print and digital editions, publishers are focusing on the opportunities presented by apps, websites, e-commerce, events, data-gathering and advertising technology.
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Bodycare - China - June 2015
The reason for not using bodycare products is not only related with consumer perceptions but also about the bodycare product itself. In order to encourage females to purchase their initial bodycare products and get in the habit of using them, companies and brands need to do more in terms of product innovation as well as marketing activities. International brands, on the other hand, also need to go further to better satisfy female consumers so as to stand out and earn more profit.
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Emerging City Destinations in Europe - June 2015
It is in the interest of these cities to position their tourism product upmarket in order to attract a discerning and high-value-adding customer base. All the cities covered in this report certainly offer world-class attractions that would interest the most discerning and well-travelled tourist. However, in order to attract a high-spending ‘upper-crust’ clientele, the destinations need to have in place the right infrastructure in terms of air route networks and luxury hotels to serve a demanding customer base.
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Term Assurance - UK - June 2015
Consumers want life insurance but only at the right price and as long as it’s easy to access. New technologies and channels can be utilised to re-engage the public, by offering access to affordable products, greater interaction between companies and their customers and, crucially, expert advice.
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Travel Retail - UK - June 2015
In most instances the primary reason for visiting travel hubs is not to visit stores: retailing is an added extra as part of a journey. The task for retailers in such hubs is to appeal to consumers in the limited time they spend there and provide retail formats tailored to the way in which consumers travel through each of the distinct hubs. It is crucial that retailers that operate in travel hubs do not apply a one size fits all approach to their formats; each hub possesses inherent strengths and weakness for retailing and formats must be tailored to fit the needs of the in-transit consumer base travelling through them.
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Shopping Locations - UK - June 2015
This report aims to clarify what is happening to our retail locations in the face of competition from online retailing. It is not enough to say that online retailing grew by 13% in 2014 to 11.3% of all retail sales and it is therefore gaining share of retail sales because over half of all online sales are through the websites of store-based retailers.
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Attitudes towards Sports Nutrition - UK - June 2015
Whilst three in four adults exercise, with six in 10 doing so at least once a week, only 28% of adults eat/drink sports nutrition products. Positioning sports nutrition products as an important part of an ‘everyday’ exercise routine thus offers potential for the market to bring new users into the category.
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Loyalty and Trust in Travel Markets - UK - June 2015
This report will help you to uncover opportunities and understand the key issues affecting your market. How? By giving you instant access to analysis and critical recommendations. It will also challenge routine thinking by providing fresh, new perspectives that energizes your thought processes.
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Personal Investment Products - China - June 2015
Most individual investors in China are not sophisticated yet. This gives financial institutions a good opportunity to provide professional suggestions and help people make better investment decisions. Financial institutions should also lower the minimum investment amount required, simplify the transaction procedures and enrich the meaning of making investments to engage more consumers to buy investment products.
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On-trade Alcoholic Drinks - China - June 2015
The market as a whole is showing signs of recovering, albeit in a volatile way. Levels of wine imports are recovering from the huge dip in 2013, baijiu brands are reporting rather positive figures in their first quarter reports in 2015, and beer, despite the disappointing 2014, is looking to a mild recovery.
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Garden Products Retailing - UK - June 2015
The garden products market was helped by good weather and improved consumer confidence. Spend is expected to grow by helped by a real upturn in personal disposable income which should boost consumer confidence further. The long-term trends are for market growth, but individual years can be volatile, affected by the weather, particularly in the key spring season.
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Cleaning the House - US - June 2015
While Americans’ lives may be busier than ever, they continue to carve out time for housecleaning, reflecting the importance they place on keeping their homes clean. The amount of average time adults spend cleaning the house in a typical week confirms an ongoing opportunity for household cleaning products that help save time and effort.
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Commercial Banking and Finance - UK - June 2015
Banks results from 2014 showed that strengthening economic conditions during the first part of the year  helped reduce impairment charges and boost profitability
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The Ethical Food Consumer - UK - June 2015
Ethics is becoming ever more ingrained into food and drink operators’ sourcing policies but it is a complex area which is important to get right. Not only do consumers expect good ethical practices from operators, they also expect to be informed and reassured over why they’re paying extra and where the money is going.
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Vegetables - US - June 2015
The roughly $50 billion vegetable market has grown 2-5% annually since 2010. The market has been bolstered by fresh segments (fresh-cut salad and fresh vegetables), and hampered by the smaller frozen and shelf-stable vegetables segments. Mintel expects much of the same through 2020 as consumers further latch on to the fresh food trend while dismissing all things processed. The organic food movement is also significantly benefitting this market, and innovation in this area, especially when coupled with convenient and portable prepared salads and cut vegetables, will move the market forward.
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Health Insurance - US - June 2015
This report will help you to uncover opportunities and understand the key issues affecting your market. How? By giving you instant access to analysis and critical recommendations. It will also challenge routine thinking by providing fresh, new perspectives that energizes your thought processes.
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Online Shopping - US - June 2015
With a 16% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) from 2010-14, e-commerce is the engine of growth for retail, driving gains in excess of $500 million for 11 retailers in 2014 alone. At the same time, many e-tailers are having trouble profiting even on these high levels of topline growth, with Amazon, Etsy, Zulily, ThinkGeek, and CafePress reporting profit losses for 2014 or in the first quarter of 2015.
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Financial Services: The Path to Purchase - UK - June 2015
Online channels now dominate all stages of the research and purchase process in most financial markets. There is still a group who prefer to use branch-based services, but most consumers now expect to be able to find, research and arrange any product online. A provider that has a sub-standard offering is now at a major disadvantage.
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Carbonated Soft Drinks - UK - June 2015
That nearly half of adults view low sugar content as more important than the brand highlights how essential it is that brands’ diet/light variants are widely available to retain users. However, concerns continue to linger about artificial sweeteners, translating to marked interest in plant-derived sweeteners in the CSD (carbonated soft drink) market.
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In-store Bakeries - US - June 2015
In-store bakeries will continue their recent pattern of sustained, if not spectacular, sales growth, particularly as innovation in baked items deliver healthier indulgences and more convenient breakfast baked goods. With a fairly sizable portion of consumers not even thinking of their in-store bakery as an option for breads and other baked goods, retailers should concentrate on improving product quality and introducing consumers to the available products. Furthermore, mass merchandisers and natural food stores are likely to increase their attention on their in-store bakeries and present greater competition to supermarkets, particularly in the area of natural/organic and allergen-free baked goods.
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Social Media: BPC - UK - June 2015
Social media has grown in recent years to be an integral part of marketing and promotional activity in the beauty and personal care markets. Brands and retailers are now harnessing the opportunities the social media space offers, in regards to engaging in two-way communication with consumers, and using word of (online) mouth to increase awareness around product launches. Consumer research for this report explores the online platforms consumers are more commonly engaging with beauty and personal care brands on, as well as the type of content consumers are interested in - currently as well as in the future. Attitudes towards beauty blogs and vlogs have also been explored, and how these, often unofficial, experts are viewed by BPC consumers.
Published Date: Jun 2015
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Sports Fashion - UK - June 2015
Growth in the sportswear market in the UK is being driven by a trend for sporty clothing and footwear being worn both for sports and as leisurewear. Women are also showing more interest in the market and brands are responding by designing more stylish female sportswear.
Published Date: Jun 2015
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