Mintel revises forecasts to take account of global crisis
Mintel has revised its forecasts from the past two years to more accurately reflect the unprecedented global economic situation and highlight which sectors are growing during the crisis.
Cheese & onion flavour drives UK sales for crisp makers
Despite today's overarching trend towards new and exotic flavours, when it comes to crisps, traditional flavours like cheese & onion and ready salted are best, generating strong sales and bolstering growth for snack makers despite the challenging...
Healthy packed lunch trend drives development
New standards for food in schools is driving innovation in lunchbox-friendly products as parents heed official messages about healthy eating, according to the latest research from Mintel.
An expert from Mintel gives a taster of new flavor trends in the US, and predicts how long it could be before we are all enjoying the likes of peri-peri, lavender and cactus.
Organic sales set to slip, says Mintel
A new survey from Mintel shows that seeking out organic food is slipping down consumers’ ethical agenda as the credit crunch begins to bite.
Baobab to hit the big time next year, predicts Mintel
Dried baobab pulp, which gained novel foods approval for the EU in June, could be the headline superfruit of 2009, according to Mintel.
Gap is closing on aspartame’s lead over sucralose: Mintel data
The number of new food and beverage products containing aspartame has continued to fall since 2005, indicates data from Mintel, while the number of those using sucralose has risen.
Health boom sets sales soaring for dark chocolate
The wave of health and wellness comes ashore for chocolate makers,
with latest figures from Mintel showing the fresh healthier image
for dark chocolate has brought a much-need, and strident, upward
shift in sales for 2007.
Consumers go for green products, Mintel
Research by Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) shows that
an increasing number of new products boast environmentally-friendly
Sandwich growth hinged on niche groups, report
High saturation in the US sandwich market will force manufacturers
to focus on niche age and ethnic markets in order to boost market
share, predicts a new Mintel report.
UK organic market stifled by supply problems
Growth of Britain's organic market is being hampered by supply
problems, with local growers unable to meet surging demand, say
Mintel stresses need for niche cookies
Although the overall US cookie market has increased 14 per cent in
value between 2002 to2007, manufacturers will have to focus on
niche trends in order to boost individual consumption, according to
a new Mintel report.
Manufacturers tap trends to boost sandwich sales
UK consumers will spend a massive £4.1bn (€5.8bn) on sandwiches
this year, thanks to manufacturers catching up with the health,
ethnic and ethical trends dominating the market, according to
Specialty foods driven by quest for premium, says Mintel
Consumer demand for quality and taste as well as an increased
interest in international food traditions are key drivers for the
specialty foods market in the US, says a new report by Mintel.
Yellow fats can still melt into market, Mintel
As the yellow fats market competes against products for consumers
aspiring to healthier lifestyles, Mintel has highlighted how
manufacturers of these goods should play up their taste attributes.