May 13, 2011

In the wake of the turbulent economy, the cosmetic and skin care market, while not yet thriving, is showing signs of improvement. And drug stores and mass merchandisers prove to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing, according to a recent Mintel survey.

April 15, 2011

Despite soy's reputation as a good-for-you superfood, the soy market has declined 16% from 2008 to 2010, according to Mintel.

April 7, 2011

When shopping for soap, bath and shower products, scent and moisturizing capabilities are cited most often as influencing purchase decisions, according to a recent Mintel survey.

March 15, 2011

Most consumers believe that aging gracefully is genetic but also believe that such factors as diet, exercise and sunscreen play an important role in warding off the signs of aging, according to recent Mintel research.

March 9, 2011

Consumers are just as interested in utilizing green services as they are in purchasing green products, according to new Mintel research.

March 8, 2011

Economic uncertainties may have prompted beauty mavens to develop a "skimp and splash attitude," whereby their consumer behaviors have changed for the long term.

March 4, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Juicy Fruit has expanded its sugar-free gum offerings with new mystery-flavored Juicy Secret gum. The gum builds on the 2009 launch of Juicy Fruit’s foray into sugar-free treats with its pellet gum, available in parent company Wrigley’s Big E-pak. Juicy Secret will be available in a 15-stick slim pack nationwide.

March 4, 2011

American cuisine always has been influenced by the country’s diverse population. An expanding ethnic population and a proliferation of TV cooking shows have led to even greater interest in ethnic foods among American consumers.

February 17, 2011

While some ethnic cuisines have become mainstream, such as Italian and Chinese food, some lesser-known ethnic food products are enjoying growth in the marketplace, according to new research by Mintel.

February 8, 2011

While many consumers tend to choose less expensive products when times are tough, lower-income Hispanics that predominantly speak Spanish tend to buy brand-name personal care products at a higher rate than their English-dominant counterparts, according to recent research by Mintel.

January 21, 2011

It seems that private-label brands are getting a sterling reputation among shoppers.

January 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new product label to help consumers easily identify those products composed of — or partially composed of — renewable resources.

January 6, 2011

Beauty companies will be looking to get "down to Earth" in 2011, according to Mintel, an independent provider of market intelligence.

December 29, 2010

More than half of beer drinkers want to try more craft brews, according to research from Mintel.

November 18, 2010

Health experts have addressed the benefits of drinking wine to boost overall health, and it...

November 17, 2010

Instant gratification translates well among customers that seek incentives for their participation in loyalty programs,...

November 4, 2010

A “natural shakedown,” a twist on sustainability and "old is new" are some consumer packaged...

October 28, 2010

A woman's mood is the biggest motivator when selecting a fragrance, according to recent research...

October 26, 2010

A new report by Mintel noted retailers should be aware of certain consumer trends that...

October 21, 2010

More than 13,000 new sustainable food and drink products have been tracked in the Mintel...

September 19, 2010

More than 3,700 products boasting a "whole grain" claim have launched in the United States...

August 11, 2010

Despite a surge of sales among energy drink products, the industry may have trouble attracting...

July 18, 2010

High costs and a high caloric count have spelled trouble for the juice category. At...

July 18, 2010

Latinas tend to over-index on beauty products as, in their opinion, beauty means power and...