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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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  • Sports and Energy Drinks - UK - August 2015

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    After a period of robust growth, sales in the sports and energy market lost momentum in 2014. While energy drinks are doing well, this has been offset by the poor performance of the sports drinks segment. The energy drinks segment makes up the vast majority of the market. This has been supported by new product launches and marketing, as well as the enduring popularity of the energy...

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  • Thermal Insulation - UK - September 2015

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    Thermal insulation installers are increasingly adopting a multi measure approach, ranging from insulation through to heating, plumbing and renewables. Companies are also branching out from the retrofit market to different new build and commercial sectors. This strategy is designed to counteract volatility in the retro-fit sector caused by the stop-start nature of government funding schemes

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  • Coffee - UK - August 2015

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    Instant coffee, which still accounts almost three quarters of all value sales of UK coffee, has seen a sales fall as it loses drinkers. Meanwhile the pods segment continues to go from strength to strength.

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  • Baby Boomers and Financial Services - UK - August 2015

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    While younger generations seem to generally be more trusting towards the financial services industry, Baby Boomers are more sceptical. Their views are tainted by witnessing some of the most notorious financial scandals of the last few decades, including the rise and fall of endowment mortgages and the mis-selling of pensions and payment protection insurance (PPI). Many feel let down by the...

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  • Music Concerts and Festivals - UK - August 2015

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    The UK live music industry has continued to grow during the past five years, despite the tough prevailing economic environment. Despite steadily rising prices, consumers have demonstrated that they are still prepared to pay ‘top dollar’ to see the most popular acts, while festivals continue to draw the crowds, although perhaps not all are enjoying the same sort of attendances they...

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  • Marketing to Sports Fans - US - August 2015

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    Technology has impacted sports by changing the way fans follow their favorite teams and as digital marketing takes precedence. Modern fans expect to be targeted online and will increasingly expect leagues to offer a seamless experience across various devices and platforms.

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  • Baby Personal Care - China - August 2015

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    In order to add more values for baby personal care products, companies and brands could leverage successful examples from other babycare industries (eg infant formula milk) to promote new baby personal care products with advanced claims (eg contains human affinity ingredient) or functions (eg make babies stronger).

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  • Energy and Sports Drinks - Canada - August 2015

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    The challenge for energy drink brands is altering negative perceptions of their authenticity, as well as their negative side effects. Naturally sourced ingredients in energy and sports drinks are important to consumers, as is providing validity to the benefits of these ingredients and documentation of their origins through multimedia channels.

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  • Pet Insurance - UK - August 2015

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    The pet insurance market has huge potential for growth, with 56% of pet owners currently uninsured. Pet insurers that wish to capitalise on this opportunity, however, face an uphill struggle as those yet to take out an insurance policy are put off by accelerating premiums that leave them questioning the value of the product. Innovation in company strategy, product design and advertising...

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  • Desktop and Laptop PCs - UK - August 2015

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    While volumes are forecast to continue to decline, constant innovation and improved mobile concepts will help to revive the market and contain short-term decrease rates, particularly with the launch of Windows 10 in July 2015, which is anticipated to boost consumer demand.

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  • Marketing Health to Women - US - August 2015

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    Half of women consider themselves healthier today than they were a year ago. Generally, women are engaged in some aspect of their health – whether taking a vitamin, mineral or supplement, eating a healthy diet, exercising, or staying positive – yet express the most concern over the effects of stress on their wellbeing. Looking forward, women will seek relatable health role models...

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  • Short and City Breaks - UK - August 2015

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    The outlook for the short break market is promising; overall, consumers are planning to take more short breaks in the next 12 months. The top three most popular overseas destinations for short breaks remain France, Spain, and the Netherlands, all of which saw growth. Holidaymakers’ choice of destination is primarily influenced by the ability to relax, value for money, climate, and a...

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  • Burger and Chicken Restaurants - UK - August 2015

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    A slower-growing core user base places an onus on fast food operators to work ever harder to engage with them. Using digital technology to a greater extent and making restaurants more inviting as a place to socialise should help them to do so.

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  • Certified Pre-owned Cars - US - August 2015

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    The certified pre-owned car market is small but growing. Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars are used cars that have been certified by a manufacturer or dealership. Certification means that these vehicles are in very good or excellent condition and have passed an inspection by a trained technician, and it often means that these vehicles are under a certain amount of mileage or under a certain age....

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  • Colour Cosmetics - China - August 2015

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    High frequency of usage proves that once consumers adopt colour cosmetics products, many of them will develop a routine to wear them on a daily basis, meaning that opportunities for increasing frequency of usage amongst these users could be limited. Sales growth can be achieved by product extension, category extension or premiumisation of existing products.

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  • Annuities - UK - August 2015

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    In retirement, people still want a predictable, guaranteed income more than anything else. Hybrid, or ‘third way’, products that provide this alongside more attractive rates and the ability to keep some pension funds invested to draw a more flexible income from seem well set for significant growth in the years to come.

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  • Regional Newspapers - UK - August 2015

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    Regional/local newspapers continue to struggle as the industry faces print circulation declines, job losses and closures. Publishers are putting extra investment into developing their online products in terms of content, format, advertising and paywalls in order to best compensate for the decline of print.

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  • Movie Sales and Rentals - US - August 2015

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    The Big Three subscription services have become staples of American life and are now also major forces in original content, with substantial ad budgets. Based on the success of these services, myriad new streaming services are sprouting up, including HBO Now, and Showtime Anytime. While households have often being willing to keep adding services to date, the industry will eventually run up...

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  • Use of Insurance and Mortgage Brokers - Canada - August 2015

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    Improving the reputation and image of insurance brokers will require a commitment from the insurance industry to address issues surrounding transparency around broker compensation.

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  • Consumers and the Economic Outlook: Quarterly Update - UK - August 2015

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    The generally positive outlook of the economic climate, and the benefits that are gradually being witnessed at the individual level, means that the people of Britain are finally regaining their confidence. For the first time since the economic downturn, Mintel’s data shows that more people feel better off compared to a year ago than feel worse off, and planned spend reflects...

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  • Leisure Habits of Millennials - UK - August 2015

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    Millennials have grown up in a digital world and one of their defining characteristics is their enthusiasm for technology and spending time online. However, they are also constantly on the lookout for new experiences, which can be as simple as trying a new type of food or going to a pub quiz. This need means that this group are also likely to go to live music festivals or sports events.

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  • Bakery Houses - China - August 2015

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    The bakery houses market is a dynamic market. From simple bread products expanding to a variety of innovative product offerings, one area of considerable interest to bakery stores is the introduction of café and fast casual dining formats to break through the traditional self-service format and capitalise lifestyle elements. Consider how experiential consumption gives bakeries deeper...

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  • Home Laundry Products - US - August 2015

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    Sales of home laundry products continued a slow decline in 2015 as consumers took advantage of discounts and promotions and other ways to save money. Still, ample opportunities exist in the $12.4 billion category for marketers and retailers that offer consumers ways to simplify the laundry process and improve results.

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  • Black Consumers and Haircare - US - August 2015

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    Haircare is perhaps one of the largest areas of consumer expenditures among Black consumers. Hair is an important part of Black consumers’ image – it shapes their identity and sends a signal to the world of who they are as a person. With the variety of ways that Black consumers wear their hair come differences in their attitudes toward hair, the products they use, and their general...

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  • Fragrances - US - August 2015

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    The impact of a saturated marketplace and increased competition from scented toiletries has led to flat performance in the $3.7 billion fragrance category. To combat consumer apathy and confusion, industry players can leverage new product development and honed marketing emphasizing value-added benefits/functionality, demographic-specific use, and customization. Delivering unique consumer...

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