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Dec 20, 2012, 10:45 ET Cafe outlets in China double over past five years as Chinese consumers develop a taste for coffee culture

With leading coffee retailers announcing massive expansion plans across China and a new generation of cafe loving consumers, the market for cafes in...


Dec 19, 2012, 10:24 ET American consumers set to cook up a storm over the holidays as over a quarter "love" cooking

With the holidays quickly approaching, the minds of many Americans will turn to seasonal cooking and their big holiday meal, but will they enjoy...


Dec 18, 2012, 10:17 ET Alternative fuel vehicles hit the road in the US, as they reach record high in 2012

For years, alternative fuel vehicles appeared to be a somewhat futuristic dream for environmentally concerned individuals but today they are a...


Dec 12, 2012, 10:17 ET US consumers have a healthy appetite for breakfast as sales grow and nutritional claims thrive, reports Mintel

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, the old adage says, and it looks like US consumers are growing more conscious of the importance of a ...


Dec 05, 2012, 10:24 ET Three quarters of Chinese middle class families expect their children to attain a postgraduate degree, reports Mintel

Following China's One-Child Policy in 1979, more than eight in ten Chinese families in tier 1 and tier 2 cities now have only one child - the...


Nov 28, 2012, 01:44 ET Mintel hires new automotive analyst, Colin Bird

Mintel is pleased to announce the addition of Colin Bird to its team of dedicated analysts in the role of automotive analyst. Colin brings more than...


Nov 26, 2012, 01:47 ET Premium beers set to drive growth in the off trade Brazilian beer market, reports Mintel

hile the appeal of standard beer for consumers in Brazil is far from flat with local beer brands now accounting for 19 out of every 20 beers sold in...


Nov 15, 2012, 02:19 ET A retirement crisis is looming for women, reports Mintel

The impending fiscal cliff is not the only financial crisis that Americans are facing. According to the latest Mintel research, most Americans,...


Nov 13, 2012, 10:58 ET Low price and right fit will drive more jeans into our wardrobes, reports Mintel

Most of us have our favorite pair of jeans, the ones that are comfortable and perfectly worn in in all the right places. But, just because you have...


Nov 08, 2012, 03:14 ET Mintel launches Brazilian report series

New research and analysis into changing Brazilian consumer habits will be highlighted today (November 8) as Mintel announces the launch of a new...


Nov 07, 2012, 13:53 ET India's craving for chocolate unwraps business opportunities for manufacturers, reports Mintel

While India celebrates Diwali, latest research by Mintel into the Indian Chocolate confectionery market highlights that India's love of chocolate is...


Nov 07, 2012, 01:58 ET Canadian banks should target Millennials via mobile channels, reports Mintel

Mobile banking is a hot topic in financial services right now, especially for those targeting the Millennial generation. According to Mintel...


Nov 05, 2012, 12:16 ET Man's best friend gets the royal treatment, despite recessionary woes

Pets are not only a man's best friend, they are often looked upon as a four-legged member of the family. As a result, the retail sales of pets and...


Oct 30, 2012, 10:51 ET Men more likely than women to be concerned with STDs, reports Mintel

As we all know by now, sales in many categories declined during the recession, however over the counter (OTC) contraceptives have flourished. Sales...


Oct 25, 2012, 01:00 ET Mintel's Director of Innovation & Insight Lynn Dornblaser to judge Project Carton contest

Mintel, a leading market research company, is proud to announce that Director of Innovation & Insight Lynn Dornblaser will be a packaging industry...


Sep 27, 2012, 02:25 ET Rising in the East: Asia-Pacific consolidates its position as largest regional luxury goods market

New research from Mintel on the international luxury market reveals that while Asia-Pacific overtook Europe to become the largest regional luxury...


Sep 07, 2012, 01:38 ET We all scream for ice cream

It's been a hot summer, and what's better to cool people off, but ice cream...and it appears that the market for ice cream in America has got it...


Aug 31, 2012, 11:37 ET Low/no/reduced sodium NPD claims decline despite salt concerns, reports Mintel

Despite increased awareness about the risks of too much sodium in consumers' diets and pledges from governments around the world to reduce salt...


Aug 29, 2012, 12:50 ET Classic cocktails making a menu comeback, reports Mintel Menu Insights

If you want to know what cocktails people are ordering in bars and restaurants, you don't need to look any further than an episode of Mad Men....


Aug 23, 2012, 12:13 ET No loyalty in lotion, affordability is key, reports Mintel

Loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products. New research from Mintel reveals that nearly a quarter (23%) of those who use body care products ...


Aug 16, 2012, 10:52 ET Breakfast key to growth of foreign fast food market in China, reports Mintel

With the total amount of foreign fast food outlets in China set to break the 50,000 mark this year, up from 48,477 in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006, and...


Aug 16, 2012, 01:11 ET Hispanics prefer at-home activities to costly out-of-home options, reports Mintel

It's summertime, and entertainment options for the ever-growing US Hispanic population are endless. The latest research from Mintel shows that cost...


Aug 02, 2012, 10:28 ET Eighty-one percent of urban Chinese hair care consumers prefer to purchase all-natural products, reports Mintel

The high profile of product safety scandals in China continues to dent consumers' confidence and loyalty in the hair care realm, as the market is...


Jul 24, 2012, 12:32 ET Women more likely to visit a salon, but a growing number of men interested in these services, reports Mintel

It's clear that women make up the majority of salon customers (72% of women vs. 52% of men have used professional care services, according to latest...


Jul 18, 2012, 11:37 ET Thirst quenchers and imported beer are favorites among Hispanic beverage consumers, reports Mintel

Hispanics are the fastest-growing consumer group in the US, with almost every consumer product vying for their attention and dollars. The alcoholic...