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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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  • 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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  • Bicycles - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Sports Equipment

    117 Pages

    With the increase in average spend on bikes and growing demand at the premium end of the market, there is potential for a different approach to obtaining the use of a top-end bicycle. Additionally, while industry sourcing strategies are well-established, there is an opportunity for a more agile supply chain which could respond more rapidly to patterns of demand.

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  • Courier and Express Delivery - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Industry Profile

    85 Pages

    With the economic inefficiency of home delivery stretching margins for industry operators, there is a need to sway retail customers away from automatically selecting home delivery. But which alternative is most likely to do this?

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  • Car Model Preferences - China - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Machines

    77 Pages

    The new passenger car market in China has experienced a significant leap in the past few years. As a consequence, the market has become more sophisticated and complex than ever. Consumers are also becoming more diversified in their needs for cars. This requires businesses to adopt different marketing methods to target each individual.

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  • Snack, Nutrition and Protein Bars - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    172 Pages

    Consumers want healthy options. When asked to create their ideal bar, 65% of respondents built a bar they categorized as healthy (compared to 28% who built an indulgent bar).

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  • Consumer Spending Priorities - China - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Financial Services

    57 Pages

    The Chinese economy grew by 7.4% in 2014, the lowest rate since 1990. According to the government, the goal of economic growth has been adjusted to around 7% a year during the 13th five-year plan from 2016 to 2020. This suggests that slower growth rates than previously recorded will become the norm for the Chinese economy in the near future. The overall confidence levels of...

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  • Holiday Review - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Travel Services

    85 Pages

    Active professionals looking for adventure holidays and city breaks, affluent families seeking to take advantage of likely fare reductions and APD tax rate cuts on long-haul trips, and over-55s buying cruises, upmarket escorted tours and cultural/historical trips are likely be to among the most lucrative travel markets in the next five years.

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  • Online Grocery Retailing - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    141 Pages

    The online sector is starting to mature – this way of shopping for food is not for everyone. That is good news for retailers as they have a vested interest in customers using their physical stores where they can market opportunistic buys more effectively and encourage impulse purchasing. In contrast passing trade is limited online. Customers tend to know what they are looking for...

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  • National Newspapers - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Media

    84 Pages

    Compensating for declining circulation revenue without raising cover prices continues to be a struggle for newspapers. Going forward, the best option for boosting digital revenue may be a ‘soft’ paywall, where more exclusive digital products are made paid-for, while basic news remains free in order to keep audience reach high.

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  • Consumer Snacking - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    87 Pages

    Despite the interest in added value snacks, the current offering is limited when it comes to various health-related factors. However, with spending habits predicted to relax, operators could be missing out on consumers being better able to trade up to these types of products.

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  • Cleaning the House - China - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    82 Pages

    Providing not just effective household cleaning products but also professional cleaning services could help brands to stand out of the crowed and form consumers’ cleaning habits and brand stickiness.

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  • Air Care - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Housewares

    152 Pages

    To help encourage growth, market players must combat cannibalization within the category by promoting complementing suites of products for greater efficacy, focus on improving the multifunctional capabilities of air care products.” Molly Maier, Category Manager, Health, Household, Beauty and Personal Care This report covers the following areas:...

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  • Smoking Cessation and e-cigarettes - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Personal Care

    161 Pages

    The smoking cessation products and e-cigarettes market is in a period of flux, as e-cigarettes continue to gain mainstream acceptance and the NRT category adapts to a new pool of potential customers.  Brands that can adapt to meet the needs of more consumers in more ways will be able to profit from these changes.” Molly Maier, Category Manager, Health,...

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  • Mortgages - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    127 Pages

    The costs of renting put such a strain on people’s finances that home ownership starts to seem like an impossible dream. The negative consequences of this can be combated if more lenders work with savings providers and government initiatives to help renters take proactive steps towards saving for their first home.

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  • Consumer Lending - Canada - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Banking

    88 Pages

    Leveraging the goodwill generated through customer interactions while selling complex products such as mortgages, can be a catalyst for the sale of other lending products.

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  • Made to Order: Smoothies - US - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    188 Pages

    Foodservice operators who focus primarily on smoothies are experiencing competition from brands that are not smoothie-centric, retail products, and consumers preparing their own smoothies at home. Operators need to show consumers their products have value, by offering fresh ingredients, produce that consumers may find hard to source, or items that are more expensive at home. Further, they have...

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  • Attitudes to Home-delivery and Takeaway Food - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Food

    74 Pages

    Some concerns still linger about the quality of food offered by UK takeaway operators. Leveraging the demand for fresh and ‘real’ home-delivered food should help operators to increase their competiveness in this market.

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  • Online and Mobile Retailing - Ireland - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Telecommunications

    157 Pages

    In 2015 online and mobile retail is an activity that consumers are more likely to engage in whilst in the home, with laptop/desktop computers being the main purchasing devices. Increasing consumers’ confidence in online shopping outside the home, and offering a high quality and value-added experience when using mobile devices will be key in driving purchasing behaviour in these usage...

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  • Gas Supply and Distribution - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Industry Profile

    142 Pages

    Ofgem has adopted a new regulatory framework for the current price control period for gas distribution and transmission networks, known as the RIIO model. A key element of the RIIO approach is that it gives greater focus to incentives and innovation than the previous regulatory regime. This means new technologies and innovation play a more pivotal role in the efficient operation of the...

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  • Living and Dining Room Furniture - UK - March 2015

    Mar 2015

    By Mintel

    Housewares

    83 Pages

    Our research confirms that people who rent their homes from private landlords move regularly and are in the market to buy their own furniture. So there is huge potential to sell furniture that is easier to move. And fewer homes will have enough space to accommodate dining furniture or multiple sofas. So we expect to see greater demand for space-efficient arrangements of sofas such as corner...

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