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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...

Apr 30, 2014, 16:28 ET
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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...

Apr 17, 2014, 13:28 ET
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School's Out: Only 20% believe that student loans are a good investment, down from 54% in 2012

Even as the country's total consumer debt decreased 8% from Q1 2009 to Q4 2013, total student debt rose 63% over the same time frame, far...

Apr 09, 2014, 13:52 ET
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Organic claims declining on US restaurant menus

Recently, consumer confidence in the food industry has been shaken by food scandals, lack of transparency in food preparation and questionable...

Mar 28, 2014, 14:35 ET
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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...

Mar 18, 2014, 12:37 ET
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Mintel reveals top five social media trends shaping the marketplace this quarter

 In keeping with quarterly tradition, Mintel is pleased to offer up its latest social media trends update from social media analysts Gabi...

Mar 07, 2014, 14:46 ET
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The oversharing generation: 60% of Millennials willing to share personal info with brands

With consumer privacy at the forefront of the nation's collective consciousness given the recent Target data breach and ongoing NSA spying scandal,...

Feb 27, 2014, 11:37 ET
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Content is still king, as nearly half of online adults binge on streaming video

As popular original programming such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards continue to surge in popularity and make their case for...

Feb 20, 2014, 11:18 ET
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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...