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Consulting Engineers - UK - July 2016
Consultants’ income derived from the roads/rail sector is expected to continue to account for the largest share of the market. The sector is set to be driven by major rail projects and the government’s renewed commitment to road spending. However, the recent referendum vote to leave the EU may put some transport infrastructure projects at risk.
Business Traveller - UK - July 2016
Brands – whether travel management companies or direct suppliers – need to increasingly respond to the personalised needs and preferences of business travellers, particularly the travel-literate and tech-savvy Millennial generation who are the core business travel demographic.
Black Consumers and Beauty Products - US - July 2016
The growing Black population, which includes a large share of iGeneration and Millennials, and interest in natural products are key positive drivers. Nurturing highly engaged consumer segments will also be important for market growth.
Marketing to Sports Fans - US - July 2016
Professional football leads the pack as the most popular American sport, followed by baseball and basketball. Avid Fans often follow all three (or more) traditional sports and keep up with their favorite teams by watching sports news, reading articles online, and even scanning the local paper.
Healthy Lifestyles - Canada - July 2016
The emotional benefits of feeling good and being happier are keeping consumers motivated and engaged. Canadians remain steadfast in cooking and less willing to compromise health for convenience.
Sports and Energy Drinks - China - July 2016
Thanks to increasingly health-conscious consumers and their fast-paced lifestyles, China’s sports and energy drink market has experienced explosive growth and will continue to expand quickly.
Hispanics and Beauty Products - US - July 2016
Hispanic women over index for use of most beauty product categories. However, brands face challenges growing their share; Hispanic women tend to be young, value oriented, and their willingness to experiment and try new products makes achieving brand loyalty difficult.
Whats for Breakfast - US - July 2016
Consumers are eating a variety of breakfast foods, at home and away, with their preference for healthy or indulgent foods differing by the day of the week. One constant however, is their need for quick, portable, and healthy breakfast foods that keep them full and energized.
Commercial Mortgages - UK - July 2016
In the wake of the EU referendum decision, some lenders have stated that it remains too early to announce any changes to their respective mortgage offerings, while others have already changed their rates.
Airlines - US - July 2016
The US airline industry is enjoying a nearly unprecedented stretch of success, with 2015 profits nearly triple those of 2014. Low fuel prices and relatively strong demand indicate that 2016 will show similar results.
Breakfast Eating Habits - UK - July 2016
Breakfast is an almost universal occasion. While 55% of people eat it at home every day, almost half (49%) sometimes eat breakfast out of home. That 28% do so once a week or more demonstrates that this is an established habit for a sizeable minority.
Digestive Health - US - July 2016
After experiencing solid sales in 2014-15, growth in the digestive health market is expected to soften somewhat in 2016. The majority of consumers are turning to some form of OTC (over-the-counter) digestive remedy for treatment, with antacids accounting for the largest share of all digestive health remedy sales.
Grilling and Barbecuing - US - July 2016
Grill ownership is strong and positive sales are expected through 2021. Gas format grills are most popular in full-size units, whereas portable units are most popular in charcoal format. Consumer sentiment toward grills differs by generation, in which younger adults enjoy grilling to socialize while older adults grill to cook.
Bridging Loans - UK - July 2016
Bridging has provided a vital resource to those looking to secure immediate finance. The industry’s substantial growth over the last seven years suggests that the scope for innovation and collaboration between lenders and brokers will expand alongside
Banking Channel Usage and Preferences - Canada - July 2016
The merging of digital and human channels in the form of chatbots and robo-advisors is the next key development in the world of banking channels.
Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties - US - July 2016
As volume sales in the saturated category decline, dollar gains have cooled. While health leads reasons for cutting back, sales of traditionally health-focused products (including low- fat/calories) struggle, and indulgence appears as a strong purchase driver.
Air Care - UK - July 2016
Value sales in the air care category have stalled somewhat, but market conditions look set to ensure it returns to growth.
Tea and Other Hot Drinks - UK - July 2016
UK retail value sales of tea have been in decline, with growth in sales of green, fruit/herbal and speciality teas not enough to make up for a fall in sales of standard black tea that dominates the market.
Fruit - US - July 2016
Fruit sales in the US have surpassed the $48 billion mark, growing consistently for the past decade, aside from a slight slowdown in 2014-15 due to an increase in fresh fruit prices. Fruit’s overall healthy reputation and the consumer desire for fresher foods should propel fruit sales even higher through 2021.
Beer - Brazil - July 2016
Apart from the economic crisis, which affects their pockets, consumers are worried about health issues.
Health and Fitness Clubs - UK - July 2016
Flexibility and technology are two important emerging forces in the private health and fitness club market, the former filtering up from a rapidly-expanding low-cost sector that is bringing new users into the market and the latter filtering down from a premium segment focused on improving experiences and the sophistication of training programmes.
Marketing to Baby Boomers - US - July 2016
Baby Boomers are aged 52-70 and are making the transition from parents to grandparents and from full-time employment to full-time retirement. Although Baby Boomers have entered the second half of their lives, they don’t necessarily feel “old” and want to continue to have exciting, active, and fulfilling lives.
Restaurant Breakfast and Brunch Trends - US - July 2016
Breakfast and brunch has gained attention from both chefs and consumers, as a number of chains have revamped or expanded their morning menus. While consumers tend to eat breakfast at home, many diners report buying breakfast at restaurants more often compared to just a year ago.
Body Care and Deodorant - US - July 2016
The $6 billion body care and deodorant market has shown fairly stable growth in recent years. Near universal routine usage of deodorant and body care presents both opportunities and challenges for future growth. Spray formats, natural formulations, and the integration of added benefits have propelled consumer interest in the market.
Furniture Retailing - US - July 2016
Nearly three quarters of purchases are conducted in the store where shoppers can personally experience products.
The Brazilian Economy - Changes in Saving and Spending Habits - Brazil - July 2016
The recession, with higher inflation and interest rates, more difficult access to credit, and rising unemployment has made consumers change their spending and saving habits.
Patio and Outdoor Living - US - July 2016
The patio and outdoor living market continues to steadily gain momentum parallel to the improving economy and housing market. While the majority of Americans have some form of outdoor space, living situation and household income determine what purchases and enhancements can be made.
Medicated Skincare - US - July 2016
The rate of growth for medicated skincare market continues to decelerate. Anti-itch treatments remain the strongest performing segment, while foot medications, cold sore treatments, and skin growth removers continue to stagnate.
Lifestyles of Children and Teens - UK - July 2016
As watching TV and using technology remains the top activity both after school and on weekends, today’s kids and teens are far more exposed to advertising than previous generations ever were.
Families - UK - July 2016
Over half of all parents believe that families today are not as close as they used to be, reflecting how the pressures of modern life are preventing them from enjoying important quality time with their children.
Family Car Buying - US - July 2016
This Report will dive into the profiles of family car buyers, their motivations, features that appeal to them, and how they are marketed to.
Consumers and Taxes - US - July 2016
Most people need to pay taxes. However, while many taxpayers don’t mind paying taxes if they believe the money is used constructively, most would also like to pay the least amount possible.
Colour Cosmetics - UK - July 2016
New products, beauty bloggers and innovative campaigns will all ensure sales in the colour cosmetics market remain buoyant in 2016. Women are interested and engaged in the market, enjoying browsing stores and reading marketing communications.
Waste Management - UK - June 2016
Investment in new waste treatment infrastructure is expected to slow over the next few years as the requirements for municipal residual processing infrastructure are close to being met.
Holiday Rental Property - UK - June 2016
The holiday rental property corporate landscape saw further change during 2015 and into 2016 as major industry players jockeyed for position. The scramble for scale among these companies is not unconnected with the continued surge in usage of industry disrupter Airbnb.
Travel Retail - UK - June 2016
There is no doubt that shopping in travel hubs is a secondary function to travelling. That is a primary reason why retail purchasing is concentrated towards those that can provide food-to-go items. However, there are few locations that can boast such high and consistent footfall and therefore travel hubs provide a great opportunity for retailers.
Carbonated Soft Drinks - UK - June 2016
The sugar tax is likely to have a severe impact on CSD sales in 2018, and as such is the single biggest challenge facing the industry.
Coffee and Tea - Canada - June 2016
Coffee and tea are integral to how Canadians eat and drink. Coffee has been an area of growth in Canada, spurred on by its emergence as a strategic focus based on its ability to support traffic growth at foodservice and the rise of convenient and customizable single-serve format at retail.
Soup - US - June 2016
While the soup category is facing challenges due to the decline of RTS (ready to serve) wet and condensed soup, areas of opportunity exist. Sales of broth are up due to a cooking culture, and refrigerated soups are performing well in the market due to positive consumer sentiment surrounding the category.
Ice Cream and Desserts - UK - June 2016
Opportunities are ripe for operators to explore healthier formulations in ice cream and desserts, with significant interest in low-sugar and low-fat products. Resizing offers another potential route to explore in ice cream, while tapping into the ‘health halo’ of yogurts and fruit snacks offer desserts a potential way forward in this space.
Chocolate Confectionery - China - June 2016
Geographical expansion will be the big issue for foreign companies to achieve sales growth. The lessons from Hershey’s acquisition of Shanghai Golden Monkey will lead foreign players to be cautious when acquiring Chinese companies for their local distribution power.
Commercial Property - UK - June 2016
UK commercial property yields have generally edged down between April 2013 and April 2016, reflecting stronger investor demand across most sectors. Investor buying power has been boosted by the improving availability of finance, with high competition keeping lending margins under pressure, particularly at the prime end of the market.
The Holiday Planning and Booking Process - UK - June 2016
Mobile bookings are on the increase. More holidaymakers feel comfortable using their smartphone due to larger screen sizes and travel brands improving their app and mobile web functionality.
Oral Care - US - June 2016
The US oral care category has suffered from slow growth in recent years and grew only 2.2% in 2016. Near universal penetration of everyday products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss leave little room for increased usage.
Baby Personal Care - China - June 2016
The baby personal care market is looking promising along with the government’s end of one-child policy. That said, competition is escalating while maintaining consumers’ loyalty could be challenging. More new international brands are being introduced, especially via online retailers.
Workplace Pensions - UK - June 2016
Pension providers and advisers are about to face their busiest period yet, as nearly 600,000 small and micro-sized employers reach their staging date for auto-enrolment during 2016/17 and a further 1.1 million new employers stage in 2017/18.
Ready Meals - China - June 2016
Convenience and fast to serve are the most common features in the ready meals category, but in fact ‘taste’ is considered as the most important purchase decision factor.
Equity Release Schemes - UK - May 2016
The growth of the equity release market is almost guaranteed by a number of strong market drivers, such as population growth, house price rises and changes in retirement preparation.
Brazilian Lifestyles 2016: Adapting to the New Normal - Brazil - June 2016
As Brazil continues to dive deep into a recession and political upheaval, consumers have had to tighten their budgets, making significant changes to their lifestyles and purchasing habits during the last year.
Fruit Juice - Brazil - June 2016
Despite high sugar content, fruit juice has a positive image among Brazilians as 98% agree that they are better for their health than CSDs (carbonated soft drinks). There is space for innovation and brands should use health credentials to boost sales.
Tires - China - June 2016
Despite the pressure on supply side, domestic passenger car tire market is expected to thrive again, driven by continuous growing car parc and increasingly knowledgeable consumers.
Shopping Locations - UK - June 2016
As retailers endeavour to keep up with evolving consumer shopping habits, the challenges facing the retail market are as apparent as ever.
Auto Service, Maintenance and Repair - Canada - June 2016
Auto service, maintenance and repair are vital to the proper operation of any vehicle and prevent vehicle component failure and loss of money. Consumers today are looking for good customer service, but at the right price and at a facility that is conveniently located.
Marketing to Generation X - US - June 2016
Generation X is often overlooked, bookended by larger generational groups on either side (Baby Boomers and Millennials). However, in the middle stages of their life, Gen Xers are facing their own unique challenges.
Researching and Buying Technology Products - UK - June 2016
Brands’ presence needs to become device-agnostic in order to be able to convert shoppers into buyers at any point of the consumer journey regardless of the device they are on, thus eliminating the risk of losing them in the process of redirecting to another device/platform.
Holiday Booking Process - China - June 2016
Companies can gain more market share through providing comprehensive holiday products. To compete with online booking channels, traditional travel agencies need to aim at outbound travellers and premium tourists and focus on improving their consumer experience.
Garden Products Retailing - UK - June 2016
Competition in garden retailing is intensifying as merger and acquisition activity is reshaping the specialist and DIY sectors, creating large multiple chains in an industry which as recently as 10 years ago was dominated by independent companies and small chains. The nature of specialist retailing is also changing with major garden specialists developing a broader offer in restaurants, clothing and housewares to attract customers year round.
Underwear - UK - June 2016
Men are driving growth in the underwear market, as they take a greater interest in their appearance and are now more inclined than women to see the latest fashion as an important factor when buying underwear.
Fast Fashion - China - June 2016
After years of rapid growth, the fast fashion market is slowing down. Meanwhile, shoppers are demanding better quality products and customer service. They are also demanding more individual styles to suit diversifying tastes.
Carbonated Soft Drinks - US - June 2016
Total retail sales of CSDs (carbonated soft drinks) remained flat from 2015 to 2016 estimate – the result of a shift in consumer preferences for BFY (better-for-you) beverages; backlash from artificial ingredients and sweeteners, and high sugar content; and increasing competition from other drink innovations entering the market.
Hispanics and the Car Purchasing Process - US - June 2016
Hispanics are more likely than the average to plan on buying a car in the next three years. As they go through the car buying process, Hispanics show some flexibility in terms of the makes and models they want, particularly when they intend to purchase a used car.
The Importance of Brands in Technology - China - June 2016
Chinese consumers are willing to pay premium prices for the technology brands they like. Constantly communicating innovation, setting up brick-and-mortar stores, engaging fans and users with marketing events as well as being socially responsible can help brands to foster popularity among Chinese consumers.
Cleaning the House - US - June 2016
Cleaning the house may not be something everyone looks forward to, but it remains an essential regular task, with consumers spending an average of more than four and a half hours on housecleaning every week.
Dishwashing Products - UK - June 2016
The dishwashing category is in decline, with value sales impacted by the increasing influence of discounters and discount grocers, larger economy packs and the continuing development of all-in-one detergents.
Holiday Car Hire - UK - June 2016
This mature market is dominated by a relatively small number of well established companies with little apparent brand differentiation, and could benefit from an injection of competition and excitement generated by a new disruptive business model - an ‘Airbnb of car hire’ perhaps.
Analgesics - US - June 2016
The analgesics market has experienced modest growth in recent years. The majority of consumers turn to some form of OTC (over-the-counter) analgesic to treat pain, with internal analgesics remaining the dominate choice for pain relief, though external analgesics continue to experience faster growth.
The Unbanked and Underbanked - US - June 2016
Un- and underbanked Americans are underserved by traditional financial institutions because many don’t have the identification or money to qualify to open accounts. Instead, they are increasingly serviced by alternative financial services companies and are often limited to products that are more restrictive and have higher fees.
Shopping for Home Decor - US - June 2016
Home decor is a $38+ billion industry, according to 2015 consumer expenditure data, and is forecasted for continued growth through 2021 when sales should reach $45.8 billion, 19% above this year’s estimates. Most purchasing occurs in-store, but growth is coming from online channels as more and more consumers are lured by the convenience of online shopping.
Black Consumers and the Car Purchasing Process - US - June 2016
Black consumers can be influenced by strategic marketing messages during the research and consideration phase of the car buying process as they seek information from multiple sources in their determination of type, make, and model to purchase. Demographics play a role in which resources are most likely to help guide them toward their choice.
Nuts, Seeds and Trail Mix - US - June 2016
The nuts, seeds, and trail mix category continues its steady growth trajectory as Americans adopt frequent snacking occasions, and seek convenient foods they can feel good about eating.
Attitudes Toward Gaming - US - June 2016
The video game market is benefitting from a growing audience, but this also means that consumers are placing new pressures and demands on the video game industry. While many gamers don’t have the time to play as much as they would like, they still like to be competitive and are highly engaged in the hobby.
Marketing to Renters - UK - June 2016
With home ownership seemingly on a permanent decline (and the corresponding rise in renting), companies and brands operating in the home and garden sector need to re-think their strategies.
Chinese Spirits - China - June 2016
The Chinese spirits market developed slowly but is now resilient and shows signs of recovery. Price reduction is not a sustainable tactic for premium baijiu market players to deal with the pressure of anti-extravagance; companies and brands should concentrate on the uniqueness of baijiu to differentiate it from other spirits.
Beverage Packaging Trends - US - June 2016
The non-alcoholic drink market has grown moderately from 2010-15. As consumers look for healthy and functional beverages that fit their lifestyles, categories with traditionally high market penetration are losing share to smaller, trending beverages that focus on nutritional benefits and added function.
Dentistry - UK - June 2016
Private practices are becoming more attractive, with those buyers finding themselves priced out of the NHS market due to the lower profits available now considering good quality general dental practices. However, NHS and mixed practices are likely to continue to be in high demand due to the protected income stream and monopoly trading position associated with them.
Health and Wellness Retailing - Canada - June 2016
Canadians take a holistic approach to managing wellness, with physical and mental health being the top priorities. Though they generally see themselves as healthy, weight remains a concern for about half the population (54%).
Cookware - US - June 2016
The cookware market continues to experience slow growth, benefiting from continued consumer interest in cooking or baking at-home and a variety of innovative cookware features that simplify cooking and cleanup.
Oral Care - UK - June 2016
Value sales growth in the UK oral care market has been increasingly undermined by falling sales in the mouthwash segment and a decline in new product launches. This underlines the importance of product innovation to the category if it is to return to a higher growth rate in the future.
Private Healthcare - UK - June 2016
The financial struggles of NHS Trusts provide an even greater opportunity for private providers to take on more NHS work and could see more people turning to private healthcare to guarantee access to healthcare services.
Car Sharing - US - June 2016
Advances in technology and changes in consumer behavior have produced an emergence of car sharing services and products in select markets in the US.
Marketing to Mintropolitans - China - June 2016
Brands should particularly focus on attracting young and affluent consumers and invest in setting up membership programmes to foster loyal users for long-term success.
Carbonated Soft Drinks - Brazil - May 2016
There are two main factors affecting the consumption of carbonated soft drinks: the first one is the economic recession; the other is that Brazilian consumers are opting for products they consider to be more healthful.
Courier and Express Delivery - UK - May 2016
The increasing popularity of online shopping in both the B2B and B2C sectors is driving demand for parcel operators.
IT Services - UK - May 2016
Computer technology has migrated away from its origins of providing new ways to undertake activities to increase capabilities, improve efficiency, and transform cost competitiveness.
Data Centres - UK - May 2016
Exponential growth in data, set to further increase with the Internet of Things; continued migration to the Cloud; advances in communication speeds; ever advancing technology in computing power; and the trend to third-party outsourcing of non-core activities can only result in growing data centre demand.
Social Networking - Ireland - May 2016
Social media is seen as a good source of company information among consumers. This indicates that platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are becoming increasingly important to Irish consumers during the research phase of many types of purchase decision.
Nightclubs - UK - May 2016
The potential of smartphones within the nightclubs market, in terms of promotion, booking and in-club behaviour, is still underexplored. However, high interest in such features among young club goers suggests the smartphone is set to become a far greater element of nightclub visits in the coming years.
DIY Retailing - Italy - May 2016
The slowdown in price growth across the category helped encourage consumer expenditure on DIY in 2015, with the softer end of the market outperforming the heavy end, which helped soft end-focused Leroy Merlin consolidate its market leading position.
DIY Retailing - Spain - May 2016
There is a long way to go but the DIY market in Spain is showing signs of recovery, with both consumer spending on DIY products and DIY specialists’ sales growing strongly in 2015.
DIY Retailing - Europe - May 2016
DIY faces challenging times. The superstores are under pressure in both Germany and the UK and if Bunnings is successful with Homebase that pressure can only increase for the rest.
The Connected Home - UK - May 2016
The smartphone is consumers’ preferred control mechanism for the connected home. However, current platform fragmentation means that consumers may need several different apps to control all of their connected home devices. Android and iOS continue to dominate the smartphone OS market in the UK, holding a combined 85% share of users.
Car Insurance - Ireland - May 2016
Having benefited from several years of intense price competition among car insurance providers, consumers both in NI and RoI are being confronted now with a harsh new reality: significant increases in motor insurance premiums over the past couple of years, with further (albeit less severe) increases almost inevitable in the months and years ahead.
DIY Retailing - Germany - May 2016
DIY superstores are under pressure. The collapse of Praktiker has given them some respite but the underlying trend appears to be downwards. There has been a small, but significant upward move in the proportion of people renting their homes and there is an ageing population, less inclined to do home improvements themselves.
DIY Retailing - UK - May 2016
The UK DIY market remains challenging with growth in consumer spending slowing and retail sales through the specialists going into decline. Quality and staff expertise are key points of difference for the specialists, but they need to find a way to bring this closer to the everyday lives of consumers. The introduction of Bunnings will increase competition at the harder end of the market, so now is the time to start looking at how best to capitalise on a growing generation of renters.
Winter Holidays Abroad - UK - May 2016
Additionally, consumers’ increasing desire for authentic experiences has resulted in growing numbers of people taking winter holidays in the Nordic countries and this remains a prime area of potential for the future.
Attitudes towards Leisure Venue Catering - UK - May 2016
Secondary spending at leisure venues remains in the line of fire, with most diners willing to cut back on their food and drink spend if ticket prices rise.
Ice Cream and Frozen Novelties - Canada - May 2016
In the face of demographic pressures, this Report identifies opportunities and what considerations are more likely to resonate with different segments to inform targeted innovation and messaging strategies.
Pub Visiting - UK - May 2016
Many publicans have evolved their venues and placed a greater emphasis on food in order to remain profitable.
Car Finance - UK - May 2016
With car market volumes and the prospects for the UK economy set to remain favourable, further growth in this market is forecast.
Refrigerantes - Brasil - Maio 2016
A retenção destes consumidores é primordial e, para tanto, as empresas vêm investindo em bebidas gaseificadas mais saudáveis, com chás e suco de fruta natural.