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November 5, 2012

Sales of color cosmetics lost some of its shimmer during the recession as beauty mavens reduced purchase cycles, traded down to value brands and cut back on experimenting with new products. However, consumers are returning to the category, which is likely to spell strong sales for spring and beyond.


Sales of color cosmetics lost some of its shimmer during the recession as beauty mavens reduced purchase cycles, traded down to value brands and cut back on experimenting with new products. However, consumers are returning to the category, which is likely to spell strong sales for spring and beyond.


November 5, 2012

New introductions should put some heat back into the soup category. The category’s performance — according to a recent report from Mintel — has been lukewarm, with a compounded annual growth rate of only 1% from 2006 to 2011.

New introductions should put some heat back into the soup category. The category’s performance — according to a recent report from Mintel — has been lukewarm, with a compounded annual growth rate of only 1% from 2006 to 2011.

Mintel expects performance to improve as the economy bounces back and as manufacturers bring more innovation to the sleepy category. The market research firm expects the soup market to reach $7.2 billion in sales in current dollars by 2016, a compounded growth of more than 2%.

November 5, 2012

Drug stores saw a modest increase in air freshener sales last year, according to Mintel research — a lift likely due to sales of private-
label products. 


Drug stores saw a modest increase in air freshener sales last year, according to Mintel research — a lift likely due to sales of private-
label products. 


Sales were down elsewhere in the market in a category that has suffered from a shrinking economy and competition from scented candles and scented 
cleaning products.


Sprays and aerosols are most popular with consumers and have the most consistent use, followed by candles for burning, candles for decoration 
and plug-ins.

 

 

October 9, 2012

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Lemonade-and-tea drinks — sometimes called “Arnold Palmers” —  have become more popular with consumers. Arizona Beverage Co.’s Arnold Palmer line had strong growth last year, and Snapple and Sweet Leaf both launched lemonade-and-tea beverages.

October 9, 2012

Frozen food unit sales were up in the drug channel, outpacing unit growth in other channels, according to SymphonyIRI data. 


Frozen food unit sales were up in the drug channel, outpacing unit growth in other channels, according to SymphonyIRI data. 


Hand-held frozen foods are the stars of the category, according to Mintel. Frozen breakfast food dollar sales were up 3.6% in the drug store channel, according to SymphonyIRI data, for the 12 weeks ended Aug. 12. Frozen appetizers and snacks also had single-digit growth.

 

 

September 10, 2012

The ice cream market has emerged from struggling sales, posting a 4.1% increase in retail sales to $10.7 billion, and is expected to grow an additional 4% this year, according to Mintel.

CHICAGO — The ice cream market has emerged from struggling sales, posting a 4.1% increase in retail sales to $10.7 billion, and is expected to grow an additional 4% this year, according to Mintel.

September 4, 2012

It seems that the number of products touting low/no/reduced sodium claims have declined over the past few years, despite the increased awareness about risks of over-consumption.

CHICAGO — It seems that the number of products touting low/no/reduced sodium claims have declined over the past few years, despite the increased awareness about risks of over-consumption.

August 24, 2012

Judging by the results of new research from Mintel, loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products as nearly a quarter of those consumers who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale.

CHICAGO — Judging by the results of new research from Mintel, loyalty is lost when it comes to body care products as nearly a quarter of those consumers who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale.

The research found that 23% of those who use body care products at least once a week usually just buy what’s on sale, which has contributed to a 10% decline in sales of body care products from 2007 to 2012.

August 16, 2012

There’s good news for retailers and manufacturers of at-home teeth whitening solutions, as new research indicates that most consumers seeking a brighter smile will tend to opt for at-home options compared with professional whitening services.

CHICAGO — There’s good news for retailers and manufacturers of at-home teeth whitening solutions, as new research indicates that most consumers seeking a brighter smile will tend to opt for at-home options compared with professional whitening services.

According to new research from Mintel, only 10% of those looking for whiter teeth took a seat in the dentist chair for a professional whitening service.

July 31, 2012

Sales of sauces and marinades has been robust as consumers prepare more meals at home. A recent SymphonyIRI MarketPulse survey found that 63% of consumers eat out less frequently today than they did before the economic downturn began.

Sales of sauces and marinades has been robust as consumers prepare more meals at home. A recent SymphonyIRI MarketPulse survey found that 63% of consumers eat out less frequently today than they did before the economic downturn began.

July 25, 2012

Although women make up the majority of salon customers, a growing number of male-focused salons have men primed to increase their usage of these services, according to new Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Although women make up the majority of salon customers, a growing number of male-focused salons have men primed to increase their usage of these services, according to new Mintel research.

July 18, 2012

Hispanics are more likely to consume certain nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages when compared with any other ethnic group, according to new Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Hispanics are more likely to consume certain nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages when compared with any other ethnic group, according to new Mintel research.

July 17, 2012

A consumer push for healthier snacks has led to an explosion of yogurt sales. Sales of yogurt have increased every year since 2006, according to Mintel.

A consumer push for healthier snacks has led to an explosion of yogurt sales. Sales of yogurt have increased every year since 2006, according to Mintel. The market research firm expected sales growth to continue, reaching a forecasted $6.9 billion in 2012 and $9.5 billion in 2016.

June 21, 2012

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization.

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization. That’s according to a recent report by market research company the NPD Group, which found that teens’ and tweens’ regular use of beauty products stabilized in 2011, following evidence in 2009 that the youth beauty consumer was becoming less engaged in the beauty category overall.


June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.


Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.


June 18, 2012

American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, according to new research from Mintel.

CHICAGO — American women lead the way in anti-aging facial skin care usage when compared with their counterparts in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, according to new research from Mintel.

The $2.3 billion (in 2011) U.S. anti-aging skin care market has experienced substantial growth in the past five years, as women continue to clamor for the next advancement to stave off the signs of aging.

June 12, 2012

More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

CHICAGO — More than one-quarter of new food and beverage products introduced in 2011 touted a kosher on-package claim, according to Mintel.

May 18, 2012

Sales of coconut water continue to soar. According to a recent report from Mintel, the U.S. market for coconut water was around $350 million in 2011, representing 2% of the total fruit juice and drinks sales.

Sales of coconut water continue to soar. According to a recent report from Mintel, the U.S. market for coconut water was around $350 million in 2011, representing 2% of the total fruit juice and drinks sales. The report suggested that coconut water offers growth opportunity in an otherwise maturing fruit juice/drinks market; in all three outlets, coconut water sales grew by 165% to $59 million during 2010-2011.

May 10, 2012

Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

The research firm found that being a mother influences shopping habits as an increased emphasis is put on the safety, value and nutrition of everyday purchases:

  • More than half of moms who only have children younger than 6 years old (51%) said they question how safe things are for their children to eat, use and wear;

  • 40% said think about the long-term impact products have on their children;

May 1, 2012

The deodorant and antiperspirant industry in the United States will continue to relish in the sweet smell of success through 2016 and beyond, according to a new Mintel report.

CHICAGO — The deodorant and antiperspirant industry in the United States will continue to relish in the sweet smell of success through 2016 and beyond, according to a new Mintel report.

April 13, 2012

While more than half of U.S. adults currently are "watching" their diet, a fraction of them are doing so because they are concerned about their "salt intake," according to Mintel research.

CHICAGO — While more than half of U.S. adults currently are "watching" their diet, a fraction of them are doing so because they are concerned about their "salt intake," according to Mintel research.

April 13, 2012

Beauty is increasingly extending beyond the shelf thanks to greater interactivity between the virtual and beauty worlds. 


Beauty is increasingly extending beyond the shelf thanks to greater interactivity between the virtual and beauty worlds. 


April 4, 2012

Global Easter-themed chocolate product launches have increased 45% over the past year, according to new Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Global Easter-themed chocolate product launches have increased 45% over the past year, according to new Mintel research.

March 26, 2012

Beauty is “plugging in,” a trend that is set to drive innovation in the year ahead, according to recent research by Mintel Beauty and Personal Care.


Beauty is “plugging in,” a trend that is set to drive innovation in the year ahead, according to recent research by Mintel Beauty and Personal Care.


“We’re seeing this trend manifest itself in several ways,” stated Nica Lewis, global skin care analyst at Mintel. “From the next generation of at-home beauty devices that harness energy and light to new ingredients that boost cellular energy, beauty brands are giving consumers more power and vitality for better results.”


March 21, 2012

Despite the recent organic product boom, it seems that many consumers are putting more of an emphasis on buying local produce over organic options.

CHICAGO — Despite the recent organic product boom, it seems that many consumers are putting more of an emphasis on buying local produce over organic options.

According to recent Mintel research, more than half (52%) of consumers said locally-sourced products are more important that organic products. What's more, according to Mintel's Global New Products Database, fruit products with a natural/organic claim have declined 58% between 2008 and 2011, while vegetable product launches with that claim have decreased by 77% during the same time period.