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Jul 13, 2012, 10:20 ET Chinese middle class embraces technology as the "perfect storm" for online retail in China approaches, reports Mintel

While the Eastern promise presented by Chinese consumers has become universally acknowledged in recent years, out of the increase of power and...


Jun 15, 2012, 01:39 ET American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams, the West leads in NPD, reports Mintel

The $2.3 billion (in 2011) US anti-aging skincare market has experienced substantial growth in the past five years, as women continue to clamor for...


Jun 13, 2012, 10:39 ET China beer consumption hits the 50 billion liter mark for first time in 2011, reports Mintel

It's the largest beer market in the world and it seems that when it comes to its importance for manufacturers, there will be no half measures—as...


Jun 11, 2012, 05:21 ET New Mintel data highlights most frequent new product on-package claims in food & beverage industry

New data from Mintel's Global New Products Database (GNPD), has spotlighted the most frequent health-focused on-package claims for new products in...


Jun 04, 2012, 02:34 ET Millennials value branch locations over online services and ATMs, reports Mintel

Nearly one in three adults in the US today are defined as Millennials, (consumers aged 18-35) and this group could be a lucrative target for...


May 23, 2012, 10:31 ET Mintel launches new Household & Personal Care service

When choosing insightful market research, making the right decision has never been more important to drive successful product innovation. But leading ...


May 10, 2012, 01:04 ET Being a mom changes your purchasing habits, reports Mintel

With Mother's Day right around the corner, many children, fathers and loved ones are shopping for the perfect gift to show their appreciation for...


May 01, 2012, 01:33 ET No sweat for marketers as deodorant industry sees continued growth, reports Mintel

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry continues to enjoy the sweet smell of success...seeing a 16% growth between 2006 and 2011 and according to...


Apr 24, 2012, 02:37 ET University foodservice moves to the top of the class, reports Mintel

Did you ever think the food on campus would weigh in on your decision of which university to attend? Well, it just might. University foodservice has...


Apr 19, 2012, 01:00 ET Increased NPD could rehydrate consumer demand for instant noodles in China, says Mintel

The versatility and convenience of instant noodles has made them hugely successful in China - today, they are so common a product that they are...


Apr 12, 2012, 01:29 ET Fifteen Percent of Dieters are Concerned About Salt Intake, Reports Mintel

Consumers are interested in healthy eating more than ever, and Mintel's research reveals that approximately half (52%) of American adults are...


Apr 03, 2012, 01:22 ET Bumper Year for Easter Chocolate Innovation, Reports Mintel

It's that time of year again, when the shops are chock a bloc with Easter goodies and this year could prove to be a bumper year for egg hunters as...


Mar 26, 2012, 02:35 ET Carbonated Soft Drinks -- Chinese Consumers Embrace no Additives, Preservatives Trend -- But Manufacturers Slow to Respond, Reports Mintel

In a new series of reports from Mintel, examining consumer behavior in China, Mintel finds that while consumers in China are ready to switch to...


Mar 26, 2012, 01:55 ET Mintel Launches China Report Series

Mintel has announced today the first consumer research report in an in-depth series examining Chinese consumer behavior. The in-depth report titles...


Mar 21, 2012, 12:57 ET Local Produce Edging Out Organic in Importance Among Consumers, Reports Mintel

It seems like just yesterday natural/organic was the hot ticket, but local is quickly becoming a consumer favorite, as locally-sourced products are...


Mar 19, 2012, 12:22 ET A Quarter of Male Shoppers Lack Fashion Sense, Reports Mintel

Whether you enjoy shopping or abhor the mall, the fact remains that adequate clothing is a necessity. While it's true that some of us are born with a ...


Mar 12, 2012, 12:41 ET Mintel's 2012 Dining Out Report: A Look Ahead

Interest in where food comes from, as well as changes in restaurant spending will both be driving the foodservice rollercoaster in 2012, according to ...


Feb 29, 2012, 11:38 ET Mintel Beauty & Personal Care Forecasts Kinetique as Key Trend for 2012

Mintel Beauty & Personal Care (BPC) has announced the key trend set to impact global beauty consumers in 2012 - Kinetique. Encompassing electricity...


Feb 22, 2012, 04:20 ET Could You Be Gluten Intolerant? Some May Be Suffering In Silence, Reports Mintel

The gluten-free industry is booming, growing 27% since 2009 and exceeding $6 billion in 2011, and fueled by an abundance of new products in 2010 and...


Feb 14, 2012, 11:54 ET Pizza Restaurants Keep Prices Flat to Maintain a Piece of the Pie, Reports Mintel

Pizza restaurants continue to be the big cheese and are performing well, despite tough economic conditions. A new report from Mintel shows that pizza ...


Feb 09, 2012, 03:18 ET Beauty Basics Targeting Younger Faces, Reports Mintel

If you think young girls are making an effort to look more mature at a younger age, you're not mistaken—and beauty manufacturers are ready to help...


Feb 02, 2012, 12:26 ET Healthy Snackers Looking to Nibble Their Way Into 2012, Reports Mintel

We've made it a month into the 2012 resolution-season...and you have to wonder, who is still sticking to their New Year's healthy eating resolution......


Jan 30, 2012, 01:34 ET Coffee Drinkers Like Their joe One Cup at a Time, Reports Mintel

Most consumers would agree that their morning doesn't officially start until they've enjoyed their first cup of joe—whether they brew at home, at...


Jan 25, 2012, 03:29 ET Consumer Demands for Family Midscale Restaurants: Health and Convenience, Reports Mintel

While the restaurant industry as a whole spent 2011 in a recessionary slump, the family midscale segment has been the most negatively impacted and...


Jan 16, 2012, 10:48 ET Mintel Group Names New VP of Beauty and Personal Care Division for US and Canada

Mintel Group has named Katie Gross as the Vice President of Beauty and Personal Care division for US and Canada, based in Chicago. This new position...