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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Apr 10, 2013, 13:53 ET
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Consumers willing to spend money to save time, reports Mintel

When it comes to cleaning…time is of the essence, especially with the spring cleaning season in full swing. Overall, the household surface...

Mar 07, 2013, 14:01 ET
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Mintel welcomes Tonya Roberts as new multicultural analyst

 Mintel, the leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence is pleased to announce the addition of Tonya Roberts to their...

Oct 18, 2012, 13:24 ET
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Digital movie sales quadrupled in the past five years, reports Mintel

As household TV screens continue to increase in size, so do the sales and rentals of digital movies. According to Mintel's latest research digital...

Oct 04, 2012, 13:56 ET
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The sweet smell of success for men's fragrance category in China

While the men's global perfume and fragrances market remains strong-driven by celebrity endorsement and associations with success, until recently,...

Aug 15, 2012, 15:12 ET
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Americans prefer to polish their smiles outside the dentist chair, reports Mintel

Despite financial woes, Americans are smiling ... and when they smile, they want their teeth looking as bright and white as possible. However,...

Jul 16, 2012, 14:07 ET
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Americans are hungry for healthy foods, reports Mintel

 Healthy eating has come to the forefront of many minds over the past several years with help from the First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move...

Feb 29, 2012, 13:29 ET
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Authenticity is Key Ingredient in Ethnic Fare, Reports Mintel

Ethnic food preparation and consumption has been on the rise over the past several years and according to Mintel's latest research, it will...

Dec 05, 2011, 15:24 ET
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Five Foodservice Trends From Mintel Set to Shape Restaurant Menus in 2012

 Competition in the foodservice industry is always fierce and restaurant chains are constantly jockeying for your business, money and...

Oct 10, 2011, 13:35 ET
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Mintel Acquires Access Asia to Provide Chinese Consumer Intelligence for Clients

Mintel Group Ltd has announced today the acquisition of Access Asia into its global portfolio to enable comprehensive research capabilities into...

Sep 30, 2011, 13:11 ET

Budgeting Makes a Comeback for the Newly Prudent Consumer

With stagnating house prices, bleak unemployment data and a Eurozone in crisis, it's no surprise that consumers have continued to re-assess their...

Jul 15, 2011, 16:11 ET
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Mintel Announces IFT 2011 Taste Test Winners

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) gathered in New Orleans from July 11-14 to learn about innovative new food and beverage products...

Apr 26, 2011, 14:25 ET
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One in Four Hispanics Who Access the Internet Do So Via Their Mobile Phone, Reports Mintel

The Internet is how many Americans get their news and weather, or interact with friends and loved ones—and Hispanics are no different. While...

Feb 23, 2011, 14:40 ET
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Fees could alienate online bill pay users according to Mintel Comperemedia

Online banking continues to grow in popularity, and according to Mintel, 79% of consumers visit their banks' online website on a daily or weekly...