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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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  • Spirits - Brazil - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Alcoholic Beverages

    72 Pages

    The Brazilian spirits market is slowly shifting from high volumes of cheap products to lower amounts of more expensive products. Volume sales of cachaça have been in decline while value sales keep going up, meaning more premium and craft products are being purchased. At the same time, vodka and whiskey, which have a more expensive average price, are being more heavily consumed....

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  • Snacking Motivations and Attitudes - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    51 Pages

    Nearly all Americans snack, especially younger adult consumers who also are more likely to have increased their snacking frequency over the last year. Snacking may also be replacing standard daily meals, and this behavior is likely to continue. Americans claim a preference toward healthier snacks, specifically those with simple ingredients and low calorie counts; however, they most often snack...

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  • Convenience Stores - China - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    101 Pages

    While shopping from convenience stores is almost universal among urban consumers, there is an increasing need for chains to adapt their products, services and stores to suit the individual needs of different customers and communities. As competition heats up in developed cities, and expands into new ones, developing business models to suit local needs will become increasingly important....

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  • The Role of Trust in Financial Services - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    40 Pages

    The FSI’s (financial services industry) reputation has been damaged since the recession hit in 2008-09. Consumers quickly blamed the industry for the crisis and ever since have had a hard time trusting its products and services. However, not all sectors were negatively impacted; credit unions continue to attract more consumers as do alternative banks. Understanding customers’ needs...

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  • Car Purchasing Process - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Machines

    90 Pages

    With so many buyers using their cars for personal reasons, it makes sense to market the car as more than just a commuter-coddler. Proving that your car, truck, or SUV is versatile while loaded with the tech drivers’ desire is a good way to take advantage of market growth.

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  • Gift Registries - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Lifestyle

    72 Pages

    The demographic groups most interested in creating registries are also the most digitally connected, but they are split in preference between online and in-store registry experiences. Therefore, gift registries are prime candidates for reaching across the digital and brick-and-mortar gap to create seamless retail experiences regardless of which channel customers are using.

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  • Baby Durables - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Baby Products

    108 Pages

    There are many opportunities for retailers serving the baby durables market to improve customer service. In a category like this where strong emotions can come into play, a human touch can go a long way. Retailers can stand out above the rest and earn customer trust and loyalty by providing personalized services such as product or gift registry consultations or rewards incentives that consider...

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  • Shampoo, Conditioner and Hairstyling Products - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    72 Pages

    The shampoo, conditioner, and hairstyling product market is stable, posting steady gains of 2-3% on a yearly basis since 2011, with similar growth trends expected through 2019. Current hairstyle trends and consumer perceptions of having healthy hair are driving sales of conditioners, shampoo alternatives, and smoothing products. Looking forward, category growth will continue to be inspired by...

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  • Black Consumers Lifestyles and Entertainment - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Lifestyle

    116 Pages

    Black consumers participate in a wide range of activities. Community, cultural and faith-based activities are front and center. There’s been a rise in entertainment expenditures over the last five years, and it’s expected to increase. There’s an opportunity for marketers to tap into this segment, particularly among single Millennials and families.

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  • Millennials and Finance - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    144 Pages

    Millennials are young and in the beginning stages of establishing themselves, their households, and their families. Their needs at this time are quite specific and revolve largely on learning how to manage their day-to-day finances. Institutions that can best help them with these most fundamental are likely to be those Millennials will look to stay with as time goes on.

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  • Hispanic Lifestyles and Entertainment - US - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Lifestyle

    126 Pages

    While Hispanics spend their ‘me’ time, if any, at home, mostly consuming content, out-of-home activities typically involve friends and family. In this context, Hispanics look for events or activities with them in mind. If friends and family are not on board with the idea, Hispanics may simply move on to the next one.

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  • Mens Haircare - UK - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    95 Pages

    New product development in the Men’s haircare category has seen an overall decline, despite trends in men’s hair styles favouring higher maintenance longer hair. With longer hair trends looking set to stay, haircare brands can do more to offer products that reflect the latest fashions. Young men pose opportunities with their greater interest in wanting more specific help,...

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  • Childrens Social Care - UK - April 2015

    Apr 2015

    By Mintel

    Industry Profile

    125 Pages

    The structure of the children’s social care market has inevitably been affected by the government-led public expenditure cuts over the last five years, as local authorities dictate the quantity of services provided and which companies provide them. However, the sector has avoided the widespread cuts seen in adult social care as only a few areas have seen spending fall. The Children and...

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  • Mortgages - Ireland - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    98 Pages

    After years of decline and contraction, growth and momentum has returned to the Irish property market, which has, in turn, fostered confidence and positivity among Irish consumers. Once again, purchasing residential property in Ireland looks to be attractive and consumers view a mortgage loan as an opportunity rather than a millstone.

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  • Beauty Retailing - China - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    162 Pages

    The China beauty retailing market is evolving fast with both supply and demand side driven by the online-to-offline movement. From the supply side, it is the technology giants’ dive into the retailing market, the large beauty chain stores expand into lower tier cities. From the demand side, it is consumers’ social shopping behaviour, their multiple characteristics...

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  • Attitudes towards Emerging Cuisines - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    63 Pages

    While penetration of emerging cuisines is still low, interest is high. The presence of emerging cuisine restaurants on the high street is growing while there is greater focus from retailers like M&S on expanding their ethnic offering. These trends are helping to bring the less established cuisines into the spotlight and out of the shadow of Chinese and Indian with are firmly embedded...

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  • Convenience Store Foodservice - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    111 Pages

    While some consumers have a less-than-stellar opinion of c-store foodservice, this sentiment is beginning to wane, especially among younger consumers. Now is the time for c-store operators to showcase their new food and drink capabilities that can rival those of quick service, be just as fresh as fast casual, and become a category in foodservice where customers crave their menu offerings.

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  • Telecommunications - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Telecommunications

    90 Pages

    Telecommunications usage is changing significantly thanks partly to technological developments, but strict regulation and intense competition are driving market revenues down. Major structural changes in the industry are now materialising as the UK looks to move in the same direction as much of Europe and the US. Quad play, combining the triple play service of broadband internet access,...

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  • Shopping for Major Appliances - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Retail

    49 Pages

    The major appliance market has rebounded in recent years, driven by improvement in the overall economy and in the real estate and home renovation markets. Low prices remain an essential part of the major appliance shopping process, but a variety of other factors come into play as well and provide retailers with opportunities to set themselves apart. Shoppers consult an increasingly wide...

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  • Bottled Water - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Non-Alcoholic Drinks

    155 Pages

    Although convenience/PET bottled water accounts for a majority share of bottled water sales, the sparkling water category is growing at a far more rapid pace as consumers look for alternatives to CSDs and other sugary drinks. Convenience/PET brands may need to focus more on enhanced water to significantly increase sales growth. At the same time, sparkling brands risk being pigeonholed as...

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  • Bottled Water - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Non-Alcoholic Drinks

    103 Pages

    That the concept of water filling stations resonates with almost four in 10 bottled water users indicates that opportunities are ripe for brands to explore this scheme. As well as helping to position companies as forward thinking and socially responsible, such a move would be in tune with the younger generation’s increasingly on-the-go lifestyles, helping to heighten engagement.

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  • Motor Insurance - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Insurance

    60 Pages

    Motor insurers have endured a prolonged period of difficult trading conditions, characterised by falling average premiums. However, improved household finances will provide a more accepting environment for insurers to introduce premium rises in the coming year, returning the market to growth.

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  • Nappies and Baby Wipes - China - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    102 Pages

    When it comes to baby care-related matters, safety remains the top concern for mothers. Seemingly a simple formula, brands are making extra efforts to optimise purity and natural-focus in product ingredients and scents as a way to rebuild consumer confidence. As opposed to added benefits such as nourishing skin provided by baby wipes or advanced wetness signals on nappies, a claim of 100%...

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  • Buy-to-let Mortgages - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    81 Pages

    For the majority of people who will benefit from the pensions freedoms, a buy-to-let investment is unlikely to be either a viable or an enticing investment option. Even ignoring funding complications, the perceived hassle of being a landlord puts many off. As Mintel’s data reveals, among those already retired and who are non-landlords, 94% would not consider investing in property in...

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  • Pizza - Canada - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    112 Pages

    Sales challenges for in-store pizza highlight a need to develop and execute more targeted strategies that address specific population segments the category underperforms against and grow its frequency among those more likely to eat pizza. As the sales pie has shrunk, the battle for share of stomach versus other in-store brands and foodservice has become all the more critical.

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