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Sep 21, 2018, 12:19 ET Re-thinking American pride: Less than half of consumers consider the US a global leader, but 71% say America always bounces back

After seeing that the divisive political climate did little to disrupt the economy in 2017, Americans are rolling with the punches this year, even if ...


Aug 30, 2018, 12:01 ET Flavor innovation set to drive ready-to-eat popcorn as US sales increase 118% in 5 years

While popcorn has traditionally benefited from a health halo, new research from Mintel reveals that Americans are now embracing flavor innovation,...


Dec 12, 2017, 12:01 ET Mintel announces five global packaging trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging...


Dec 07, 2017, 08:00 ET Mintel Comperemedia announces marketing trends for 2018 for the financial services, insurance, and telecommunications industries

Mintel Comperemedia has announced key marketing trends that will impact the North American financial services, insurance, and telecommunications...


Dec 06, 2017, 10:23 ET Mintel announces four US foodservice trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 6, 2017) announced four key trends set to impact the US foodservice...


Nov 15, 2017, 09:45 ET Mintel announces four global beauty and personal care trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (November 15, 2017) announced four trends set to impact the global beauty and...


Oct 26, 2017, 10:52 ET Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (October 26, 2017) announced five key trends set to impact the global food and...


Oct 11, 2017, 10:10 ET Mintel announces four key North American consumer trends for 2018

Mintel announced today (October 11, 2017) the four key trends set to impact North American consumer markets over the coming year. With surprises at...


Sep 19, 2017, 12:19 ET Black haircare regimens boost shampoo sales in the US to reach $473 million in 2017

While the natural hair movement has driven sales of styling products in the Black haircare market in recent years, today, consumers are getting back...


Sep 15, 2017, 10:00 ET Non-alcoholic beer sheds its stigma: One in four Germans say low/no alcohol beer tastes just as good as regular beer

Oktoberfest will soon draw all eyes on Germany, with the beer tents opening tomorrow (September 16). But as global consumers' interests and...


May 23, 2017, 08:00 ET American Dream unfulfilled: Half of Americans consider themselves "middle class," but only a third are satisfied with their financial situation

Fondly known as the land of opportunity, America's fabric is a complicated weave of varying identities, aspirations and lifestyles and, despite...


Apr 11, 2017, 12:00 ET Moving from screen to voice: One third of Americans interested in digital assistants

As consumer lifestyles become more and more automated, the appeal of digital assistants and the ability to control the home via voice command is...


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 from...


Sep 10, 2015, 01:48 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, 02:15 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, nearly...


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, 12:01 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...


Jun 03, 2015, 12:01 ET 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 and...


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 growing...


Mar 30, 2015, 01:30 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 seasonal produce,...


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 to—not because...


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 result ...


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 most...