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LSR: Ethnic Concepts - US - February 2015
Consumers have favorable opinions about ethnic food and flavors, as well as the LSR brands that offer them. For operators who want to remain in a good light, they need to be up-to-speed with restaurant mobile technology, use high-quality ingredients, and offer both new ethnic fare and ‘tried-and-true’ items to be top of mind with potential customers.
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Salty Snacks - Canada - February 2015
As consumers snack during many diverse occasions, manufacturers will be tasked with meeting their varying need states. While some consumers look for healthier salty snacks, others like to indulge on various varieties and flavours and prefer taste above all else.
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Consumers' Eating Out Habits - China - February 2015
Menu diversity should be the core agenda for foodservice operators who are determined to be stand out from the crowd in the Chinese market, and it is imperative that they attract either the adventurous foodies or family diners.
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Electrical Retailing - France - February 2015
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the French market: Which retailers, if any, have you bought electrical goods from, either online or in-store, in the last 12 months? Which factors are most important to you when choosing one retailer over another?
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Travel Insurance - UK - February 2015
If consumers are not asking for specialised policies or extra benefits, why not cut through the competing marketing messages by becoming the most convenient insurer? Convenience is a highly prized commodity in modern society and harnessing this could be a successful way of boosting policy sales.
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Electrical Retailing - Europe - February 2015
The electrical goods market is very diverse, ranging from televisions and tablet computers to household appliances and personal care devices. In part because of the diversity of the market, there is fragmentation, to varying degrees, in the retailing of electrical goods across Europe. Non-specialists, such as online-only retailers, mixed goods stores, catalogues and grocers, are prominent in some markets.
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Electrical Retailing - Spain - February 2015
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the Spanish market: Which retailers, if any, have you bought electrical goods from, either online or in-store, in the last 12 months? Which factors are most important to you when choosing one retailer over another?
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Electrical Retailing - Germany - February 2015
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the German market: Which retailers, if any, have you bought electrical goods from, either online or in-store, in the last 12 months? Which factors are most important to you when choosing one retailer over another?
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Menu Flavours - UK - February 2015
The interest in trying new dishes as hobby further signals the importance of unique dishes in driving interest particularly among those who see themselves as ‘foodies’ and underlines the role of dining out as a leisure activity, competing with other experiences.
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Electrical Retailing - Italy - February 2015
For our report, we surveyed representative samples of consumers. This year our survey asked consumers in the Italian market: Which retailers, if any, have you bought electrical goods from, either online or in-store, in the last 12 months? Which factors are most important to you when choosing one retailer over another?
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Attitudes to Healthy Eating - UK - February 2015
That only 7% of people trust health claims on food dilutes their ability to add value. The food industry stands to benefit from combatting the serious lack of awareness about the high level of regulation in place that this implies.
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Home Hair Color - US - February 2015
Sales of home hair color remain stagnant, as consumers are increasingly reliant on the salon for hair coloring services. Still, growth opportunities exist in the more than $2 billion category, including hair color products that promote hair health and salon-quality results. Focusing on relatively untapped demographics, such as men and older adults, could also yield solid results.
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Grocery Retailing - Canada - February 2015
Beyond re-creating the traditional coupon experience on a new platform, grocery retailers have the opportunity to adapt technology in ways that could vastly improve the grocery shopper experience. This will be increasingly important as the cost of food continues to rise and the market becomes more crowded.
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Salty Snacks - China - February 2015
Are consumers willing to compromise health for taste? - No. But do they still buy ‘unhealthy’ snacks to eat? – Yes. Brands could make more effort to market the health-related features to reassure consumers and stand out from the competition.
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Mobile Network Providers - UK - February 2015
When it comes to selling triple-play packages, the mobile industry still has a large proportion of pay-as-you-go and rolling month-by-month contract customers to market to, free of restrictions on when they can enter into new agreements.
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Meal Accompaniments Review - UK - February 2015
There remains plenty of scope to build the penetration and usage frequency of ancient grains, for example by communicating their versatility, convenience and value for money. Their health credentials in particular are a key angle that operators can leverage given the current low levels of awareness of the nutritional benefits many of these offer over rice.
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Income Protection - UK - February 2015
The majority of UK households have no income protection insurance, and a low level of savings. Providers must continue their efforts to lower the barriers that are preventing the market from reaching its full potential: low product awareness or, at least, ongoing confusion over the different product types available, as well as high levels of consumer inertia.
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Chocolate Confectionery - US - February 2015
Chocolate confectionery is a treat. Nearly three quarters of consumers turn to these products as a treat, meaning the category will need to promise and meet this most basic expectation.
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Streaming Media - UK - February 2015
Device and service integration is only likely to become a bigger topic for streaming brands in 2015, as consumers give more consideration to compatibility with their ever-evolving ecosystem, something which could be an advantage to brands that control the operating systems that will bring devices and apps together.
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Household Paper Products - US - February 2015
While a budget-conscious mindset among household paper product purchasers has kept sales growth in check, opportunities exist for brands and retailers to offer value in the form of superior quality, added benefits, and new use occasions.
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Mobile Financial Services - UK - February 2015
Although technology and innovation have added more digital channels in the financial services arena, these are not replacing the more traditional channels. People still value face-to-face interaction. Instead, they are additional requisites to customer service giving a more integrated, multichannel customer experience and keeping financial providers competitive.
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Banks and Credit Unions - Canada - February 2015
The death of the traditional branch network, widely touted a few years back, appears to be greatly exaggerated.
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Packaged Red Meat - US - February 2015
The red meat category features lamb and other red meats that are not regularly eaten by mainstream meat consumers. There is an opportunity to educate consumers about the lower saturated fat levels in these other meats, and provide them instruction about how they can be used in some of their favorite dishes. Offering the new meats in familiar formats, such as stews, wraps, bowls, etc, could entice consumers to try them.
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Software - UK - February 2015
Such are the advances in sales of the software sector that the post recession flat economy merely stunted growth in the market. 2014 saw a return to double-digit growth and the continued challenges of corporate cost control and adding value in the enterprise sector will further stimulate the market over the next few years. Software as a Service is developing into a major quantum change in the market, offering lower initial capital expenditure to the corporation, and security against both technological capability advancements in software and potential growth in the corporation. At the same time, it offers secure long-term income to the software industry.
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In-home and Individual Fitness - UK - February 2015
Wearable technologies remain an early-adopter purchase but an expansion of functionality to health metrics as well as fitness ones is broadening their appeal to women and older people.
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Cut Flowers and Houseplants - UK - February 2015
Florists are in a prime position to capitalise on changing shopping habits as consumers do more of their food shopping locally at convenience stores, but they will need to play their part in promoting sales of flowers both for self-purchase and gifting.
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Electrical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2015
Perhaps it is time for some specialists to move closer to EDLP (everyday low pricing) and away from the questionable deep discounting that has traditionally been a feature of the sector.
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Black Millennials - US - February 2015
While there are some similarities among Millennials, Black Millennials are different. They enjoy experiencing other cultures, and many have integrated it as part of their day-to-day life, but they have a strong connection to Black culture. Their outgoing, outspoken, and strong social media presence – coupled with their sensitivity to stereotypes, discrimination, and things that have a negative impact on the Black community – makes them a powerful force.
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Packaged Red Meat - US - February 2015
The red meat category features lamb and other red meats that are not regularly eaten by mainstream meat consumers. There is an opportunity to educate consumers about the lower saturated fat levels in these other meats, and provide them instruction about how they can be used in some of their favorite dishes. Offering the new meats in familiar formats, such as stews, wraps, bowls, etc, could entice consumers to try them.
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The UK Car Review: An Insight into Brand Preferences and Market Trends - UK - February 2015
Although manufacturers have long sought to differentiate themselves and their cars to gain competitive advantage, our research suggests this can be taken to the next level for their benefit. Micro segments exist across the car market, suggesting that an ever more detailed approach to segmentation is required to fully benefit from current strong sales.
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Milk and Dairy Drinks - Brazil - February 2015
Brazil, together with China and the US, has delivered the highest level of innovation in the last five years in the milk market; however, compared to the two other countries, companies in Brazil don’t seem to be exploring the category’s full potential. In terms of flavors, the Brazilian market is heavily focused on chocolate-flavored milks.
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Beverage Packaging Trends: Spotlight on Beverage Labeling - US - February 2015
Beverage packaging options have a greater opportunity than ever to establish a rapport with the consumer and find a place as part of their daily lives. QR codes can allow manufacturers to communicate virtually directly to the consumer, a majority of whom want more information about the beverages they are buying.
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The Premium vs Budget Traveller - UK - February 2015
A falling oil price and strong Pound should generate freer spending on short-haul holidays in general. These factors are also likely to act as a further incentive for ‘mix and match’ or ‘hybrid’ travel behaviour – travellers who seek to economise as much as possible on the transport component of their holiday in order to trade up and spend more on accommodation or in the destination itself.
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The Drug Store Shopper - US - February 2015
Retail channel lines continue to blur with more outlets like mass merchandisers and supermarkets clambering to become consumers’ primary destinations for their drug store needs including OTC and prescription medications. Traditional drug stores can no longer afford to be just drug stores, and should continue evolving their positioning as health and wellness authorities to capture a greater share of younger shoppers highly interested in more effectively managing their health, and who will drive the future of the market.
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - February 2015
People are finally starting to feel the benefit of the recovery in their pay packets. After five years, average wages are finally increasing more quickly than prices. Although this will take time to feed through into consumer confidence, there are signs that spending habits are changing. People are making more use of credit, for example, showing that they’re confident enough to bring forward spending in the expectation of future pay rises. And Mintel’s research showed an increase in planned financial activity in January, particularly when it comes to big-ticket purchases such as holidays and home improvements.
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Marketing to Millennials - US - February 2015
Millennials will continue to play an increasingly important role in the workplace and the economy. In order to effectively target Millennials, brands must understand how they see themselves (and their generation overall), how they are rethinking traditional adulthood milestones, and how to market to Millennials without alienating older generations.
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OTC Sleep Aids - US - February 2015
Building market share may require more granular outreach to consumers and targeted marketing to address the different needs, interests and concerns of young, active, tech-savvy 18-35-year-olds; busy parents and aging baby boomers. Key opportunities may lie in areas such as promoting natural products, mobilizing the insights offered by wearable fitness trackers and helping consumers create their own personal, flexible plans for getting the most, high quality sleep night after night.
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Optical Goods Retailing - UK - February 2015
The market for optical goods in the UK is concentrating into the hands of three major companies: Specsavers, Boots Opticians and Vision Express. Although Specsavers is reaching saturation in terms of store numbers we have seen Boots on an expansion trail, while Vision Express has been expanding by buying up established businesses. Meanwhile, small-to-medium sized chains have been under intense pressure and many established names have been subsumed into the larger groups. Established opticians are also facing new challenges as Tesco and Asda’s in-store chains reach maturity. In these tough market conditions we see continued efforts to persuade consumers to switch retailers, as well as companies aiming to expand their services by adding other revenue streams including hearing care an
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Automotive Innovations - US - February 2015
User convenience and driver distraction collide as smartphones become more and more a part of the in-car experience. Safety comes first for consumers, even in an area of increasing access to in-car apps and smartphone integration.
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Christmas Shopping Habits - UK - February 2015
The distinction between online and in-store retailing is becoming more and more irrelevant. For any store based retailer it is not how people buy that matters, but whether they buy from you at all. The key is to make it as easy as possible for customers to buy from you in the way that suits them best at the time. In that way store based retailers can make the most of the advantages that each channel offers and internet pure players will be seen to be at a disadvantage without a store network.
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Household Paper Products - UK - February 2015
Paper products suffer from being seen as commodity items that are bought mainly in response to special offers and finding the cheapest price, making sales growth difficult to come by. Kitchen roll offers the best prospects for adding value to the market through encouraging usage for a wider range of tasks and more segmentation of the product offer, while moistened toilet tissue has further scope to grow sales. Facial tissues with added benefits need to appeal more to younger people and also outside the cold and flu season.
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Marketing to Baby Boomers - UK - February 2015
Whilst many Baby Boomers enjoy financial stability, health is a major consideration for all in this generation. Brands could benefit from focusing on this aspect through their marketing, offering help, guidance and advice to Baby Boomers with existing conditions, or positioning products as helping to keep potential health issues at bay.
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Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways - UK - February 2015
Whilst online ordering and the expansion of large chains should boost growth in the sector, operators must do more to improve on the market’s Achilles heel; a low perception of value for money.
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Outdoor Enthusiasts - US - February 2015
The outdoor recreation market has remained stable over the past several years with about half of Americans aged six and older participating in outdoor activities. However, participants are engaging in these activities infrequently, spending most of their leisure time watching TV or on the computer. Marketers must find compelling ways to encourage more frequent participation in order to encourage market growth.
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Retail Banking and Credit Unions - US - February 2015
The banking industry is becoming increasingly competitive and new entrants into the market are largely technologically-based alternatives. Millennials are the prime target of these upstart companies, as well as everyone else, and the country’s changing demographics are providing a growing new group of customers.”
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Mobile Phones - US - February 2015
Customer loyalty has solidified the position of current market leaders for the short term. However, these and all mobile phone brands will face a mounting pressure to lower prices in light of greater competition globally and approaching smartphone market saturation in the US.
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Marketing to Over 55s - China - February 2015
In China, the number of people above the aged 60 or over will reach 400 million in the early 2030s, representing a quarter of the country’s total population. To put this into perspective, the total US population is officially forecast to be 359.4 million in 2030. The United Nations forecasts that 30% of all Chinese people will be older than 60 by 2040, and a quarter of the population by 2050. National Bureau of Statistics forecasts hold that 2015 will see the over-60s population surpass 230 million. Yet the number of products and services aimed at the over-55s consumer group remains pitifully small. Of the nearly 15,000 new products picked up in China by Mintel’s GNPD new product database during 2014, only 33 (0.2%) made the claim of being aimed at people over the age of 5
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Road Haulage - UK - February 2015
Falling fuel prices in 2014 provided much needed relief for hauliers, whose margins remain thin - if a little healthier than in previous years. Modest economic growth is expected in 2015, but trading conditions will stay highly competitive.
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Private Label Foods: Whats Driving Purchase? - US - February 2015
Improvements made to the quality and varieties of store brand foods have not gone unnoticed by consumers. However, there is opportunity to increase category participation among older consumers, and to introduce more premium product lines featuring organic, non-GMO, and/or vegetarian products which consumers feel are lacking in the current market.
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Hispanic Millennials - US - February 2015
Hispanic Millennials are a significant and coveted market. In any typical day, they are bombarded with ads and many other things that fight for their attention. To improve the odds of getting noticed, it is important for marketers to learn as much as they can about Hispanic Millennials to be able to gain relevance by connecting with them in culture.
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Soap, Bath and Shower Products - US - February 2015
The soap, bath and shower category continues to grow steadily as a fundamental element of personal hygiene. Opportunities do exist for makers and marketers of soap, bath and shower products to improve transparency and efficacy claims, focus on the differentiated needs of the multicultural consumer, and address efficiencies in product usage to match fast-paced consumer lifestyles.
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Railway Engineering - UK - February 2015
Network Rail is currently undertaking its ‘biggest investment in rail infrastructure since the Victorian era’, which is driven by capacity requirements and the modernisation of the UK rail network. However, recent delays in engineering works have highlighted continued shortcomings by Network Rail to deliver work on time. The rail operator will now have to demonstrate that it is capable of maintaining a decent service to passengers while enhancement work is carried out. This will - in addition to the higher efficiency saving targets imposed by the ORR for CP5 - put further pressure on Network Rail and its delivery partners to deliver projects more efficiently, on-time and at lower cost.
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Smoking Cessation and E-cigarettes - UK - February 2015
Vaping has become a lifestyle choice, whether by choice due to health or money-saving benefits, or from long-term use as a smoking cessation method. Changing legislation will help consumers understand how to use it as a smoking cessation method, which may impact long-term usage. The smoking cessation market could learn from the experiential and personalised shopping experience offered by many E-cigarette retailers, as well as focusing more on innovation to bring attention back to smoking cessation brands and products.
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Consumers and the Economic Outlook - US - February 2015
Consumers are optimistic about their financial situation but still skeptical of the future of the economy. Their perspective seems to reflect a cognitive dissonance considering the economic conditions do impact their personal finances. This can be their strategy to cope with the challenging reality of their financial situation; believing they are doing great financially helps them keep their hopes alive believing that their situation will get better regardless of its status.
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B2B Insurance - UK - February 2015
The B2B insurance market is going through a transitional period. The expected introduction of the Solvency II framework from 2016 has led to insurers already adjusting their risk management structure to give themselves the best chance of avoiding any financial repercussions from not achieving the required risk profile level. The rise of cyber threats to businesses, which can lead to high financial and productivity losses, has presented a great opportunity to the market as more and more companies seek protection from such events. The digitisation of the market will also have an impact on the development of the industry.
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Savings - Ireland - January 2015
Despite consumers still feeling the squeeze on their finances, there is still some appetite for precautionary saving: the two most common reasons for saving are for security and to cover unexpected events.
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Sugar and Gum Confectionery - UK - January 2015
Rising dental health concerns can create an opportunity for chewing gum brands. Currently much of the marketing for sugar-free gums centres around fresh breath, however, the dental health benefits, particularly for children, could warrant more focus. Though explored internationally, tooth-friendly gums tailored for children remain rare in the UK market.
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Golf Tourism - Ireland - January 2015
With golf club memberships in decline and participation in golf low across Ireland – particularly in RoI – the sport will have to do more to adapt to lifestyles of modern consumers and offer less expensive and time-consuming ways to participate in the game. This will ensure the economic viability of clubs and courses, and drive future domestic golf tourism. However, in introducing any changes to the format of play, golf clubs and courses will have to ensure that they do not alienate their current player base.
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Crisps, Savoury Snacks and Nuts - UK - January 2015
Strong consumer interest in new concepts such as savoury-flavoured cereals and meat-flavoured nuts should add interest to the savoury snacks market, whilst vegetable crisps would benefit from a more mainstream operator entering the market.
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Beauty Retailing - Spain - January 2015
Beauty Retailing – Europe provides detailed coverage of the beauty retail sectors in five Western European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report, which gives a full overview of beauty retailing in these markets. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In the European Summary – The Market section we also provide data for European beauty retailing beyond these five countries. Our Europewide data in European Summary – The Market includes: Consumer spending on personal care goods and services for 18 European countries, 2009-14; Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales, 2009-14, and forecasts, 2015-19 for 19 European c
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Living Room Hardware - US - January 2015
Having become acclimated to a touch-based and cloud-oriented experience on tablets and smartphones, consumers are expected to yearn for a similar experience in their living room. The industry is supplying that experience in spades.
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Beauty Retailing - Italy - January 2015
Beauty Retailing – Europe provides detailed coverage of the beauty retail sectors in five Western European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report, which gives a full overview of beauty retailing in these markets. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In the European Summary – The Market section we also provide data for European beauty retailing beyond these five countries. Our Europewide data in European Summary – The Market includes: Consumer spending on personal care goods and services for 18 European countries, 2009-14; Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales, 2009-14, and forecasts, 2015-19 for 19 European c
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Beauty Retailing - Europe - January 2015
Beauty Retailing - Europe provides detailed coverage of the beauty retail sectors in five Western European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report, which gives a full overview of beauty retailing in these markets. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In the European Summary - The Market section we also provide data for European beauty retailing beyond these five countries. Our Europewide data in European Summary – The Market includes: Consumer spending on personal care goods and services for 18 European countries, 2009-14; Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales, 2009-14, and forecasts, 2015-19 for 19 European countries;
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Festive Foods - China - January 2015
Value for money products will prevail in the festive food market in the future. However, this does not mean that products should be simple and dull with a cheap image. Manufacturers have various ways to provide more value for consumers, such as using the packaging to highlight the festive theme, making the product more interactive to engage consumers and applying more creative means in the gift packs to help consumers convey personal messages to the recipients.
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Beauty Retailing - Germany - January 2015
Beauty Retailing – Europe provides detailed coverage of the beauty retail sectors in five Western European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report, which gives a full overview of beauty retailing in these markets. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In the European Summary – The Market section we also provide data for European beauty retailing beyond these five countries. Our Europewide data in European Summary – The Market includes: Consumer spending on personal care goods and services for 18 European countries, 2009-14; Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales, 2009-14, and forecasts, 2015-19 for 19 European c
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Cooking Sauces, Pasta Sauces and Stocks - UK - January 2015
Although chilled cooking sauces are an established part of the market, their use continues to lag behind that of ambient ones. While the price premium of chilled sauces is curbing uptake, lack of variety in the segment, heavily geared towards pasta sauces, also seems to play a role. Exploring other cuisines could bolster sales given strong demand among cooking sauce buyers/users.
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Beauty Retailing - France - January 2015
Beauty Retailing – Europe provides detailed coverage of the beauty retail sectors in five Western European markets: the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The data in its entirety is contained in the single copy five-country report, which gives a full overview of beauty retailing in these markets. Single country reports are also available for the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. In the European Summary – The Market section we also provide data for European beauty retailing beyond these five countries. Our Europewide data in European Summary – The Market includes: Consumer spending on personal care goods and services for 18 European countries, 2009-14; Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales, 2009-14, and forecasts, 2015-19 for 19 European c
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Mobile Phones - China - January 2015
Chinese consumers attach importance to mobile phone brands, while consumers’ brand stickiness can be enhanced via high-quality products, outstanding consumer services, brand integrated cross-devices platforms as well as breakthrough features.
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Household Care Packaging Trends - US - January 2015
Household care product packaging can do much more than just hold and dispense the product. Innovative packaging features can become an important part of the usage experience and a way for brands to set themselves apart.
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Marketing to Consumers in Tier 1, 2, 3 Cities - China - January 2015
Consumers in tier one to three cities make up for more than 70% of the total urban population in China, making them the target of the majority of leading companies that have been trying to increase their product user base – especially in the lower tier cities – for further growth. However, Chinese consumers are diverse; people living in different city tiers have different spending power, live in different retail environments, with their interests and needs varying as well, which can all have business implications for companies and brands when marketing to consumers in different city tiers. This report focuses on the following aspects when studying the differences across city tiers: consumers’ spending priorities, shopping needs and habits as well as leisure prefer
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Consumer Attitudes toward Sugar and Sweeteners - UK - January 2015
‘Naturalness’ appears to have become almost synonymous with healthiness and elicits trust from consumers, while anything artificial people tend to be wary of. This creates opportunities for manufacturers to move away from refined sugar and towards those with strong natural connotations in their recipe formulations.
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Full Service Restaurants - China - January 2015
The Chinese full service restaurant market will see low but stable growth over the five years to 2019. The rise of an experiential consumption culture exemplifies Chinese consumers’ eagerness to chase a lifestyle-driven experience, which can potentially outweigh the effects of anti-extravagance campaigns and the fierce challenge from fast casual operators.
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Retirement Planning: At/post Retirement - UK - January 2015
Without the comfort of generous defined-benefit (DB) pensions, relatively few people will be able to enjoy the luxury of actively choosing to embark on a phased retirement. More likely is that phased retirement will most commonly be a result of people working to supplement their state pension, and attempting to leave their private pension relatively untouched.
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Nutritional and Performance Drinks - US - January 2015
The category can position its products as relatively affordable tools of support, to help consumers meet their personal health and wellness goals. Promoting products for their proven efficacy in meeting a range of specific consumer needs (eg hydration, weight management, skin health, sustained energy) will be one means of encouraging consumption.
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Beer - US - January 2015
While beer is still a significant part of consumers’ drinking repertoire, Big beer needs to embrace the full food/drink expectations and behaviors of their key Millennial audience as they drive the rest of US consumers toward the same: ingredient scrutiny, quest for food/drink experiences, appreciation of brand and product stories, desire for quality, adventuresome palates and a return to return to cooking for health/taste reasons. Craft beer has found a relevant place with younger adults by ticking almost all of these boxes. But even regular beer drinkers are looking for flavor to halt beer boredom. With consumers drinking overall less often, with less frequency, and with many more choices, beer manufacturers may need to adjust their growth strategies toward quality versus quantit
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Accounting and Financial Management - UK - January 2015
Growth in the UK accounting and financial management market has been restricted by the sluggish economy in recent years. However the market has started to show stronger growth in 2014 in line with the more robust economic recovery. Consultancy is expected to remain the strongest growth sector, as accountancy firms continue to strengthen their consultancy capabilities in a bid to reduce their dependence on more mature accountancy functions and to become truly multi-disciplinary professional services businesses.
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The Protein Report: Meat Alternatives - US - January 2015
Protein alternatives fall in two camps: eggs and everything else. Eggs are widely, almost universally, consumed and have the advantage of a host of health benefits to appeal to consumers; however, their cholesterol levels impact those health-based purchase occasions. Meat alternatives, on the other hand, remain a niche market at best and will require significant resources to grow beyond that state, as their consumption levels remain relatively low: roughly two thirds of all consumers never consume meat alternatives, and 69% of those nonconsumers indicate they simply prefer real meat.
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Foodservice Trends - Canada - January 2015
Imparting a sense of value will be key to encouraging restaurant patronage, be it dine in or takeout, especially in light of increasing grocery costs. Outside of loyalty programs, restaurants can also create value in adjustments to menu items such as offering smaller portions with smaller price tags. Accordingly, full service venues may benefit from adopting the practice of value-items from quick service restaurants. Given that half of the Canadian population is overweight according to Statistics Canada; healthy options such as smaller portions are becoming increasingly important.
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Pharmacy Retailing - Brazil - January 2015
Considering the fact that 26% of consumers cite variety of products as an important factor when deciding where to buy, pharmacies and drugstores should offer a wider range of products. Generic medicines are largely popular in pharmacies and drugstores, but not as much as in other countries, such as the US.
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Plant Protein Drinks - China - January 2015
Given the stagnant prices of PPDs, the market is increasingly under pressure to premiumise. Brands and operators will certainly benefit from a new PPD market with an expanding premium segment.
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Chips, Salsa and Dips - US - January 2015
While consumers report buying chips/dips mostly to satisfy a flavor craving or facilitate snacking, health claims have the greatest potential to give another reason to buy. As many consumers are migrating away from processed foods toward fresher options, they may be less concerned about fat, salt, or calorie counts than artificial ingredients and preservatives. Brands have better opportunity to grow sales via unprocessed/fresh/natural attributes versus low/no/reduced fat, salt, and calorie claims.
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Beach Holidays - UK - January 2015
Creating and packaging high contrast ‘beach-plus’ combination holidays such as ‘beach plus activity break’ could help to reinvigorate the short-haul beach market and help destinations with a ‘bucket and spade’ image to diversify their tourism offering.
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Loans - UK - January 2015
Customers are seeking a greater level of transparency with loan products – as is reflected in the surge in usage of price comparison websites when applying for loans. However, it would be a mistake to overstate a trend towards digital as Mintel data suggests that face to face is undergoing somewhat of a revival – especially when looking at loans taken out more recently.
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Online Dating - UK - January 2015
The abuse that is directed principally towards women on online dating websites and apps, along with issues of safety, has received increased publicity over the last few years. Dating sites/apps need to explore more ways to combat these issues to avoid them causing significant damage to the industry.
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Consumers, Saving and Investing - UK - January 2015
Once consumers start saving, the benefits of having money set aside become more tangible. This increases their commitment to saving, and makes the habit self-perpetuating. The challenge for providers, therefore, is to find a way of encouraging consumers to take the first step.
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Cleaning for the Family - UK - January 2015
In promoting cleaning products to families, campaigns most likely to appeal are those focused on making the most disliked tasks less of a chore and those reassuring parents that products can help to safeguard the family home in terms of being safe to use around children and maintaining hygiene.
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Sugar Confectionery - Canada - January 2015
Sugar and gum confectionery have broad appeal, but manufacturers are hampered by a number of industry problems. Consumers tend to eat confectionery only occasionally and their usage of gum is on the wane. Competition from other treat categories is taking candy and gum users away, and concern about childhood obesity is causing parents to cut back on purchases for the youngest and most enthusiastic candy eaters. Nonetheless, there is room to grow the category by taking advantage of seasonal opportunities and expanding beyond the ‘big four’ holidays to encourage consumers to view ‘seasonal’ sugar confectionery consumption more broadly.
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Fleet Services - UK - January 2015
With technology driving innovation in vehicle manufacture and fleet management tools, leasing companies are having to move quickly to keep pace. Fleet managers are armed with more data and information than ever before, so the demands on leasing operators are expected to increase.
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DIY Auto Maintenance - US - January 2015
Only 11% of respondents are doing their own work on cars. Given the complexity of modern vehicles and a general lack of interest in DIY work as a hobby, DIY marketers face an uphill battle. However, there is room for expanding this market and encouraging more DIY behavior. Online tools such as video tutorials and smartphone apps can help merge consumers’ use of technology to support DIY activities.
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Savings and Investments - Canada - January 2015
Devising innovative incentive schemes is the key to encouraging product consolidation and achieving the Holy Grail of increasing customer wallet share in the savings and investments marketplace.
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Homewares - UK - January 2015
Many homewares, such as curtains, linens, decorative accessories and cushions help define the way that the home looks and feels. People’s choice of colours, textures, styles and unusual items allow them to inject their own personality into their homes and create rooms that reflect their sense of design and comfort. While furnishings and walls are often fairly neutral, homewares can add a splash of colour, a hint of design and a homely touch. This is one of the reasons that we see people buying several items at one time, to create the look they want. And, with such a large choice at affordable prices, retailers can encourage people to refresh their rooms more often, changing colour scheme or atmosphere by buying new homewares.
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Beauty Retailing - UK - January 2015
Department stores look most at risk from the growth in online-only retailers because both channels are biased to branded merchandise (particularly premium/luxury labels) which makes it easier for shoppers to compare prices. Where price is a major factor then people are more likely to choose the pure player over a department store, particularly on repeat purchases.
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Handbags - UK - January 2015
There is real growth potential for the men’s accessories market as younger generations of men have become accustomed to using manbags, with 20% of 18-24s carrying one with them most of the time.
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Beauty Retailing - US - January 2015
For many consumers, buying beauty products can become somewhat of a mundane task. Shoppers in this category have a multitude of options to choose from including where they shop and what they buy, but still, many will frequent a few favorite places, and/or buy the same brands repeatedly. Retailers need to determine more ways to intercept these routines whether it be through pop-up retail or through little surprises like free samples or specialized offers such as gifts based on reaching a certain purchase level.
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Arts and Crafts Consumer - US - January 2015
The abundance of online communities available to support craft inspiration and instruction has opened new doors for novices and experts interested in crafting. Moreover, these digital platforms have given marketers fresh insights into the wants and needs of the target crafting audience. With this wealth of information available, marketers have the opportunity to engage with crafting consumers at the right time, with the right message, to meet their needs.
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Salty Snacks - US - January 2015
As consumers continue to snack more frequently on salty snacks and other options, manufacturers will be tasked with meeting their varying need states. While some consumers look for BFY snacks, the top reasons for buying salty snacks are as a treat or to satisfy a craving, indicating there is room in the market for both healthy and indulgent salty snacks.
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Marketing to Singles - Brazil - January 2015
The segment of products and services focused on singles has become quite attractive for brands, services, and supermarkets, as the number of singletons keep growing, reaching nearly half the population. Luxury items, travel, spa services, and upgrades of any sort should be marketed heavily to singles, utilizing ‘you deserve it’ messaging, as they like to pamper themselves. They also want smaller packages when it comes to grocery shopping, as a way to prevent food wastage.
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Hair Colourants - UK - January 2015
Despite strong grey coverage claims in the category, the oldest demographics with the most grey are less likely to colour their hair. Repositioning part-colouring techniques, such as highlighting, as ways to complement grey hair rather than covering it could be more appealing. Young men, who have more grey than young women, are not colouring their hair as much which may be driven by a lack of brands aimed at them. Temporary hair colours have seen a big jump in value in 2014, driven by the breadth of recent innovation and experimental nature of the segment.
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Family Leisure Trends - US - January 2015
Technology has permeated family life, for better or for worse, and work continues to encroach upon family time. In the meantime, the definition of the ‘typical American family’ has shifted. Companies and marketers need to continue to expand how they define ‘family’ in an effort to resonate with increasingly diverse family households. 
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Bundled Communications Services - UK - January 2015
Including a free tablet with a data connection would induce the customer into a quad-play contract, with a mobile SIM attached to their name. It would increase the number of connected devices in the consumer’s home, leading to a greater liklihood of the user upgrading to a superfast connection down the line. Finally, it may well habituate the user to using video on demand services, which the telco can then use as an ancillary source of revenue.
Published Date: Jan 2015
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