Monthly insights, thinking and perspectives from Mintel - JULY 2014

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JULY 2014 - Each month we offer you fresh perspectives, new data and ground breaking insight into the markets that matter. You’ll hear from our global expert analyst team about the key trends that are happening right now - and what you need to know about what is coming next. This month's hightlights: - What's your flavour? 2014 global ice cream trends - Home of the Future - Singapore Detox Diets: Just a little crush? - Gluten-free beauty is on the rise - Man v Food: 3 ways for brands to successfully target the male dieter - Debit card for kids of the digital generation - Feeding Time: Pet food market review - Mintel's Canadian launch matters now more than ever - German Sausages: Will the makers meat their match? - A toothpaste that fights the common cold—and three other products on US dads’ personal care wish list

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  • CONSUMERS INNOVATION MARKETS JULY 2014 Each month we offer you fresh perspectives, new data and ground breaking insight into the markets that matter.
  • mintel.com2 Although mature markets such as the US, are seeing lower rates of growth in ice cream, manufacturers have managed to maintain momentum by innovating to stimulate consumption. Here are some of the main trends and more quirky developments in global ice cream innovation, and the products launched to make the most of them. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/food-market-news/whats-your-flavour-essential-2014-global- ice-cream-trends What's your flavour? 2014 global ice cream trends
  • mintel.com3 Due to a lack of innovation since the postwar 1950s era, the very phrase Home of the Future conjures up retro images of everything from The Jetsons to Presidents Khrushchev and Nixon bickering over which superpower could boast the best kitchen at the notorious American National Exhibition in Moscow in 1959. In reality, the 21st century home of tomorrow will be shaped less by science fiction and more by statistical fact - namely the demographics of occupancy. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/consumer-market-news/home-of-the-future Home of the Future
  • mintel.com4 Consumer awareness in the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in Singapore is, like most places, increasing. Whilst obesity is a global issue, initiatives like the Singaporean governments campaign to highlight the dangers of popular greasy and salty hawker foods are all contributing to the overall awareness of the need for a healthier lifestyle and body image. One of the trends growing out of this movement is fruit and veg, or rather the detox juices that are made from them. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/drink-market-news/singapore-detox-diets-just-a-little-crush Singapore Detox Diets: Just a little crush?
  • mintel.com5 The growing awareness of gluten-related illnesses, such as coeliac disease, is encouraging those looking to remove gluten from their diets to take a more holistic approach. But it is not just food and drink where brands are looking to support consumers in this, rates of beauty products positioning themselves as gluten-free are on the rise. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/beauty-market-news/gluten-free-beauty-is-on-the-rise Gluten-free beauty is on the rise
  • mintel.com6 With the swimwear season in full swing, many Brits will be closely counting their calories as well as their ab crunches. However, despite the large portion (61% in total) of men in the UK looking to manage their weight, the weight-loss industry is heavily female-centric, with most dieting products and information aimed at female dieters. We look at the three essential ways brands can create diet products that tap into the male market. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/consumer-market-news/man-v-food-3-ways-for-brands-to- successfully-target-the-male-dieter Man v Food: 3 ways for brands to successfully target the male dieter
  • mintel.com7 For many of todays kids, their smartphone is at the centre of their life. But without a payment card, it can be hard to make the most of the new digital world. London-based start-up company, Osper, has created a mobile-only banking service for children aged 8- 18. By combining a prepaid debit card and a smartphone app, it caters to both young people and parents alike, by giving children the freedom and experience of managing their money, while parents can monitor and control their childrens spending. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/finance-market-news/debit-card-for- kids-of-the-digital-generation Debit card for kids of the digital generation
  • mintel.com8 This months Market Review looks at the global pet food market. A study of the pet market can reveal much about a nation including attitudes and affluence.There are features which make pet food different from other consumer markets; the prime being that the end user is not the purchasing decision maker and competition comes from products which have no consumer value. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/food-market-news/feeding-time-pet- food-market-review Feeding Time: Pet food market review
  • mintel.com9 Even today, there is an oversimplified view that Canadians are similar to their US neighbors, and what works well in the US would also translate to Canada. However, this is some way from being a universal truth, as Canadians are in fact very different from Americans in a number of ways. Mintels new report series will help brands to understand the marketplace and Canadians preferences in a range of markets from beer to retirement planning. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/mintel-market-news/why-mintels- canadian-launch-matters-now-more-than-ever Why Mintel's Canadian launch matters now more than ever
  • mintel.com10 News recently broke of price-fixing agreements that have been practiced over several decades during regular meetings of sausage producers, which were set up for information exchange about price developments in the German market. Due to the wide variety of sausage products and packaging sizes available in German retail, price ranges were agreed for certain product groups among sausage manufacturers when negotiating price increases. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/food-market-news/german-sausages- will-the-makers-meat-their-match German sausages: Will the makers meat their match?
  • mintel.com11 In the past few years, childrens personal care (CPC) product sales have fluctuated greatly, with total US retail sales reaching $686 million in 2013. While the product types in this segment may be considered personal care staples for maintaining daily hygiene, parents do not necessarily view the childrens version of each personal care product as being must haves for their children. CONTINUE READING: http://www.mintel.com/blog/personal-care-market-news/childrens- personal-care-trends A toothpaste that fights the common coldand three other products on US dads personal care wish list
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