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Mintel is an independent award-winning provider of world-leading market intelligence, delivering robust information, analysis and critical recommendations. Mintel's trusted portfolio of proprietary industry solutions and products has been supporting high profile clients in key sectors such as FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and education for 40 years.

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  • Agricultural Machinery - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Machinery

    106 Pages

    The UK market for agricultural machinery is expected to contract by 3% in real terms in 2015, as falling commodity prices in 2014 are likely to negatively affect spending levels during the current year. Between 2016 and 2019 agricultural machinery demand is anticipated to demonstrate moderate annual growth. Market development is expected to be largely driven by innovation, reflecting the...

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  • Attitudes towards Premium Soft Drinks - UK - February 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Soft Drinks

    62 Pages

    Sugar attracted negative media coverage in 2014, also affecting soft drinks. That half of premium soft drinks users are interested in reduced sugar versions of these signals room for growth in this area.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Established World Cuisines - UK - February 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    79 Pages

    The improving consumer confidence suggests both the need and opportunities for premiumisation in the retail channel. The strong interest in a wider offering of chilled cooking sauces among ethnic food buyers highlights this as a potential key area. The ingredients segment should also justify further attention as people in higher-income households are the most likely to buy scratch cook...

    USD 2834View Report
  • Soap, Bath and Shower Products - UK - February 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    54 Pages

    Retail sales declines are evident for the second year in a row in the soap, bath and shower (SBS) market (-1.2% to £638 million in 2014) as the trend of saving money on day-to-day hygiene essentials continues; consumers are maintaining their reliance on price promotions, as well as trading down to cheaper products such as bar soaps.

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  • LSR: Ethnic Concepts - US - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    184 Pages

    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

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    89 Pages

    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.

    USD 3996View Report
  • Consumers' Eating Out Habits - China - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    137 Pages

    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.

    USD 3990View Report
  • Electrical Retailing - France - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    80 Pages

    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?

    USD 1612View Report
  • Travel Insurance - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Insurance

    95 Pages

    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.

    USD 2835View Report
  • Electrical Retailing - Europe - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    367 Pages

    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...

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  • Electrical Retailing - Spain - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    85 Pages

    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?

    USD 1612View Report
  • Electrical Retailing - Germany - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    73 Pages

    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?

    USD 1612View Report
  • Menu Flavours - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    96 Pages

    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.

    USD 2835View Report
  • Electrical Retailing - Italy - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    66 Pages

    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?

    USD 1612View Report
  • Attitudes to Healthy Eating - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    79 Pages

    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.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Home Hair Color - US - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Hair Care

    47 Pages

    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.

    USD 3995View Report
  • Grocery Retailing - Canada - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    101 Pages

    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.

    USD 3995View Report
  • Salty Snacks - China - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    144 Pages

    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.

    USD 3990View Report
  • Mobile Network Providers - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Telecommunications

    95 Pages

    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.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Meal Accompaniments Review - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    101 Pages

    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.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Income Protection - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Insurance

    94 Pages

    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.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Chocolate Confectionery - US - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    283 Pages

    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.

    USD 3995View Report
  • Streaming Media - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Media

    107 Pages

    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.

    USD 2834View Report
  • Household Paper Products - US - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Housewares

    78 Pages

    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.

    USD 3995View Report
  • Mobile Financial Services - UK - February 2015

    Feb 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    89 Pages

    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.

    USD 3555View Report