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Nov 18, 2015, 11:49 ET

56% of Americans stop buying from brands they believe are unethical

 Ethics have become increasingly important to a company's reputation at a time when public opinion can go viral in an instant. New research...

Sep 10, 2015, 13:48 ET

Football frenzy: Half of Americans are professional football fans

With the NFL regular season kicking off today, new research from Mintel reveals that half of Americans are professional football fans (50 percent),...

Jul 24, 2015, 08:30 ET

Eyebrows on fleek: One quarter of US women use eyebrow pencils, while 19% wear eyebrow make-up

Recent trends in color cosmetics are leading to shifts in how US consumers are allocating their beauty spending, according to Mintel's Color...

Jul 09, 2015, 14:15 ET

A snacking nation: 94% of Americans snack daily

 Snacking may very well be the new American pastime. According to the recent report from Mintel, Snacking Motivations and Attitudes US 2015,...

Jun 22, 2015, 09:30 ET

One quarter of US pet owners worry pet food is making their pet obese

American pet owners want the best for their pets, so much so that the pet food category is experiencing a trend in humanization evolving beyond...

Jun 03, 2015, 00:01 ET
Mintel's flagship report American Lifestyles 2015 offers a comprehensive look at US consumer markets.

America is back to pre-recession spending habits of 'save less and spend more;' uptick in recreation and technology spending for 2015

 Thanks to increasing wages, the lowest jobless rate since 2008 and improved consumer confidence, Americans feel more comfortable accruing debt...

Jun 03, 2015, 00:01 ET

Seven in 10 Americans seek out opinions before making purchases

 A snapshot of the American consumer in 2015 would be incomplete without a smartphone or mobile device, accompanied by the moniker "constantly...

Apr 20, 2015, 09:00 ET

52% of US College Students Accept Debt as a Necessary Part of Life

College enrollment is projected to increase almost 9 percent in the United States from 2014-2022, according to a new report from Mintel. The...

Mar 30, 2015, 13:30 ET

Mintel Beauty and Personal Care Announces Seasonality as a Key Beauty Trend

 Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC) has announced Seasonality as a key beauty trend. While the calendar often shifts diets towards...

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...