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Jan 08, 2015, 12:17 ET

Stepping into action--eighteen percent of exercisers use wearable fitness trackers

 A new year usually brings new resolutions, and getting in shape is often on the list. In general, people exercise because they have...

Dec 19, 2014, 16:27 ET

Two thirds of shoppers plan to buy at least half of their gifts online, reports Mintel

 Holiday sales as compared to overall annual retail sales have been trending downward for about a decade. Holiday sales in 2013, at $663.5...

Nov 18, 2014, 11:17 ET

Gluten-free foods surge 63% in last two years

 It seems these days, grocery shelves are exploding with gluten-free choices, due in large part to greater awareness of a gluten-free diet as a...

Oct 23, 2014, 10:22 ET
Mintel releases 2015 US consumer trends

Mintel releases 2015 US consumer trends

 Looking ahead, Mintel's trends analysts Stacy Glasgow and Jenny Zegler discuss the four key US consumer trends identified by Mintel as the...

Sep 22, 2014, 12:02 ET
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Four in ten Black consumers interested in anti-aging haircare

While Black consumers love trying new products and experimenting with their appearance, they appear to under-index when it comes to...

Sep 09, 2014, 12:27 ET
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Life of leisure: 30% of Millennial men in Canada look to friends and family for relaxation recommendations

 Helping to affirm the old adage that word-of-mouth is one of the best forms of advertising, new research from Mintel shows that 30% of...

Sep 05, 2014, 09:37 ET
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#Trending: Mintel identifies three social media trends that are shaping the consumer marketplace

As timely as a tweet and invaluable as a Facebook birthday reminder, Mintel is back again with the latest social media trends update from social...

Aug 28, 2014, 10:09 ET
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Food for thought: 27% of US consumers like to order healthy meals with familiar ingredients

 Most Americans would agree that eating healthfully should be a priority in their daily life, but what truly drives consumers to choose healthy...

Aug 19, 2014, 11:54 ET
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Pucker up: US lip cosmetics market set to reach $1.4 billion this year

 It's not just lip service—according to new research from Mintel, after experiencing a 2% decline from 2011-2013, the lip cosmetics...

Aug 05, 2014, 14:15 ET
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This isn't your father's pop up ad: Social media brands engage to the tune of $11 billion in ad spend by 2017

When it comes to social networking landscape, advertising is merely one piece of the social media puzzle, but it's a big one. Mintel predicts that...

Jul 25, 2014, 11:43 ET
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A matter of style and substance: craft beer sales surge 110% as Americans embrace sense of individual style

New research from Mintel suggests that while craft beer drinkers may indeed love the big, bold flavors of their favorite artisanal brew, they also...

Jul 15, 2014, 13:05 ET
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Mintel appoints new global packaging director, David Luttenberger

 Maintaining their continued investment in global packaging expertise, Mintel is delighted to announce the appointment of new global packaging...

Jul 11, 2014, 09:41 ET
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High-income households flock to warehouse clubs in a quest for quality

 While warehouse clubs may be perceived to be the domain of those looking to stretch a tight budget - new research from Mintel reveals that it...

Jul 01, 2014, 15:28 ET
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Bye bye frozen American pie: Frozen pies and cakes decline as Americans seek gourmet flavors and snackable indulgences

Few things are more American than baseball, blue jeans and apple pie, just so long as that apple pie isn't frozen. While total retail sales of...

Jun 25, 2014, 12:54 ET
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The World Cup runneth over as Americans flock to bars in record numbers

 While World Cup fever in the US usually doesn't amount to much more than a case of the sniffles, it finally seems to be heating up, with the...

Jun 20, 2014, 10:24 ET
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In with the old: Chia seeds, prickly pears, find new life as ancient superfoods

 The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and...

Jun 16, 2014, 09:49 ET
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Sensitive skin claims represent a quarter of new launches in 2014

 Sometimes it's not about what's in your beauty products—but what isn't, and this seems to be especially true of the skincare sector....

Jun 03, 2014, 14:26 ET
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Dining out through a filter: 29.2 million Americans have posted a food or drink picture at a restaurant in the past month

Check out any social media feed and it is likely dominated by a core group of consistent regulars: babies, weddings, pets and food. New Mintel...

May 21, 2014, 15:08 ET
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Americans becoming more "self" and "spend"-centered as consumer expenditures surpass $10 trillion for the first time

 Americans appear ready to move on from worrying about the recession and one thing seems clear: they need a vacation.  Mintel's annual...

May 07, 2014, 14:45 ET
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E-cigarettes ignite interest as market grows by $250 million over the past year

With each passing day, the national pool of smokers seems to be going up in smoke, as Americans feel mounting pressure to quit for health and...