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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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  • Fish and Shellfish - US - July 2015

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    Although fish and shellfish consumption per capita lags far behind meat and poultry (see Market Drivers), brands may be able to leverage consumers’ expanding palates by targeting fish eaters with campaigns that encourage them to try different species that offer unique or exotic flavors, as nearly six in 10 buyers say they eat fish for the taste. These types of buyers may be interested in...

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  • Yogurt and Yogurt Drinks - UK - July 2015

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    Estimated at just shy of £2 billion, sales of yogurt and yogurt drinks enjoyed estimated growth of 12% in value terms over 2010-15. However, this was driven by rising prices, with volume sales falling by an estimated 4% over the period. The drinking yogurt segment in particular was hit by EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)’s rejection of health claims related to...

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  • Recruitment Consultants - UK - July 2015

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    The recruitment consultant industry is continuing to change structure. The largest companies tend to be generalist recruiters, often combining temporary and permanent placements across a broad range of industries. Many operate internationally to protect them from the vagaries of a single economy. At the other end of the scale, there is the constant development of new companies, often with a...

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  • Private Medical Insurance - Ireland - July 2015

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    Although the recession certainly had a negative impact on private medical insurance ownership levels among RoI consumers, the effect was not nearly as profound as might have been expected given the severity of the downturn. This illustrates the strong attachment that RoI consumers have for private cover. It can therefore be expected that economic growth will bring about a corresponding...

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  • Eating Out: The Decision Making Process - UK - July 2015

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    Competition for the leisure pound means that foodservice operators cannot rely on rising real wages alone to prompt higher spend. Innovative restaurant design can help them create standout. While making the restaurant experience more engaging, interactive features can also bolster secondary expenditure.

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  • Sports Betting - UK - July 2015

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    The sports betting market in the UK is reaching a tipping point beyond which it becomes digital first and football-led: betting on sport is now more common online than in shops and is rapidly approaching equivalent value also, while the national game relentlessly closes in on the traditional staple of horseracing across all measures.

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  • Technology and Irish Tourism - Ireland - July 2015

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    Online sources are the preferred method for booking a holiday or short break in Ireland. Consumers in NI show greater usage of third party websites, such as Expedia, while RoI consumers prefer to book directly with service providers. As such, Irish tourism companies should look to adopt a region specific strategy that places the emphasis of their marketing efforts on the main channels used...

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  • Digestive Health - US - July 2015

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    The OTC digestive health market experienced solid growth, posting gains since 2013, with similar growth trends expected through 2020. The majority of consumers turn to some form of OTC digestive aids to treat gastrointestinal distress, with antacids accounting for the largest share of all digestive health remedy sales. Looking forward, consumers’ need for digestive health treatments is...

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  • Footwear Retailing - UK - July 2015

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    The footwear sector is exceptionally fragmented with footwear specialists losing share to non-specialists, as clothing retailers, sports stores and pureplays all grow their focus on the market. Specialists can use their expertise in the market to stand out by providing exceptional customer service and a wider range of shoes in different size options including narrow and wide fit.

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  • Attitudes Towards Innovation in the Food Market - UK - July 2015

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    Sampling remains popular among would-be users as a prompt for trial. Further value can be built into free samples in the eyes of consumers through positioning them as exclusive, as many people like to be the first to try a new product.

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  • Teens and Tweens Technology Usage - UK - July 2015

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    Parents’ fears regarding their child’s use of technology are numerous, with stranger danger, access to inappropriate content and cyberbullying at the top of the list. Technology brands are attempting to respond to these fears, giving parents greater control and creating child-friendly versions, as well as emphasising the positive role technology can play in aiding child development.

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  • Hot and Cold Cereal - Canada - July 2015

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    The decline in cereal volume and value sales suggests challenges for the industry impacted by demographic changes. An aging population can adversely affect the cereal market as it is perceived to be a convenience food most frequently eaten by the time-starved. That said, Millennials aging into their family years can prove a boon for the category if it can meet the demands of this cohort.

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  • Baby Boomers Travel - UK - July 2015

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    Baby Boomers have lived through all of the key changes that have taken place within the travel industry over the past few decades, through the early years and development of the package holiday industry, the birth of backpacking, the emergence of low cost air travel, online booking and the growth of independent travel, mobile technology, the staycation and so on. As a generation they have...

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  • Sports Participation - Canada - July 2015

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    Canadians are active as demonstrated by the two thirds of the population who play sports weekly, driven by participation in individual sports or fitness activities. Motivating participation is a strong belief in the benefits that extend beyond the improvement of physical health, including mental and emotional gains as well as the development of life skills for children. Challenges to increase...

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  • Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt - UK - July 2015

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    Lending has increased since the recession and people have started to show signs of becoming more comfortable with credit, whether out of necessity or choice. Rising confidence in line with the economic recovery is only making people more certain their repayments will remain manageable, but an interest rate rise could leave them exposed.

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  • Tea - UK - July 2015

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    The downward trajectory within the overall tea market continues. Overall volume sales dropped by 15% between 2010 and 2014, with an annual decline of 7% forecast for 2015. Despite a rise in average selling price, the value of the market has also been steadily slipping over the 2010-15 period, with an overall decline of 6% to £654 million. This poor performance, however,...

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  • Business Traveller - UK - July 2015

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    Travel management companies will need to adapt to the fact that business travellers are increasingly taking control of their trips, arranging and booking themselves on many of the wide array of smartphone apps available. In addition, companies are sending more of their employees on business trips. However, they are travelling less frequently.

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  • Holiday Rental Property - UK - July 2015

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    Holiday rentals are performing well in a difficult market, remaining stable in the UK market which is declining overall. Overseas holidays are rising, but consumers are increasing their use of hotels and moving away from the more cost-effective options. There are opportunities to appeal to a new audience and perhaps persuade those who have rented in the past to come back to the market.

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  • Laundry and Fabric Care - China - July 2015

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    In order to boost sales in a mature market such as laundry and fabric care, companies and brands could not only tap into more subdivided segments (eg products designed for kids in different age ranges) but also target specific consumer groups (eg 20-24-year-olds).

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  • Commercial Property - UK - July 2015

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    The UK’s current mild deflation is mainly due to a sharp fall in oil prices rather than weak demand in the UK, which is not expected to pose a threat to the commercial property market. Occupier demand and activity remains healthy across keys sectors of the commercial property market, while deflation is sustaining property’s appeal to investors by delaying interest rate rises.

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  • Price Comparison Sites in General Insurance - UK - July 2015

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    Price comparison websites have cemented their role in the way that people buy financial products, particularly within the insurance sector. Market leaders are spending generously in order to stand-out from their rivals. Within such a competitive market environment building trust should not be overlooked in favour of creating a memorable image, as trust will be a longer-term determining future...

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  • Online Retailing - France - July 2015

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    Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK...

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  • Online Retailing - Spain - July 2015

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    Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK lead the way, but even in...

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  • Online Retailing - Europe - July 2015

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    Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the UK...

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  • Online Retailing - Italy - July 2015

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    Online Retailing – Europe - July 2015 focuses on the five major economies in Europe, though we do also include estimates for 13 smaller, but important economies in the Executive Summary – the Market section. In total these countries account for around 95% of all European retail sales, excluding Russia. E-commerce is developing at different rates around Europe. Germany and the...

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