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Jun 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Americans cash in on recession savings in pursuit of experiential activities: Leisure and entertainment markets continue to thrive, while clothing and household care markets take a hit

The improving economy has left Americans with a little extra money in their pockets, encouraging many consumers to increase spending across...


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),...


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...


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

 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 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 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 #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 19, 2014, 11:54 ET 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 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 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 11, 2014, 09:41 ET 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 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 03, 2014, 14:26 ET 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 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 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...


Apr 30, 2014, 16:28 ET Mintel welcomes new executive director of business development & accounts, BPC

 Mintel Beauty and Personal Care is proud to announce the addition of Mikel Sacher, who joins the BPC team as Director of Business Development...


Mar 28, 2014, 14:35 ET That's nutty: influx of new varieties helps peanut butter spread the wealth

With an influx of new products in recent years, including industry game-changer Nutella, the $3.9 billion nut-based and sweet spread category grew...


Feb 20, 2014, 11:18 ET Mintel appoints Marla Commons, vice president of research

 Mintel is proud to announce the appointment of Marla Commons as the new Vice President of Research. Marla has a strong background in...


Feb 10, 2014, 11:37 ET Consumers court fragrances with unique benefits, fresh perspective

This Valentine's Day, love will not be the only thing in the air, as consumers begin to express a desire for fragrances that offer more practical,...


Feb 07, 2014, 11:25 ET Consumer concerns lead to less than explosive growth for GI remedies

 With Nexium losing patent protection this year and the return of Rolaids after a three-year hiatus, the gastrointestinal remedies market is...


Jan 28, 2014, 11:08 ET Domestic beer falling flat as Americans tackle bold flavors, healthier options

 As Americans stock their refrigerators in advance of the Super Bowl, it would appear that the contents in the cooler may not align with what...


Jan 10, 2014, 08:39 ET Mintel releases 2014 US consumer trends

As 2014 begins, Mintel's Consumer Trends Analysts Jennifer Zegler and Stacy Glasgow outline the four trends set to impact the American consumer...


Jan 03, 2014, 13:37 ET Nearly six in 10 energy drink consumers worry about their safety, reports Mintel

As a new year begins and consumers return to work, many will be looking for an energy kick. But according to new research from Mintel, nearly six...