Mintel's articles

  1. Department: Beverage
Consumers around the globe are drinking coffee with a conscience. According to research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), nearly half (48%) of all new coffee product launches in 2020 carried an ethical or environmental claim***, close to double the number from almost a decade ago (2012) when just one in four (25%) coffee […]
  1. Department: Food
Mintel Global Food and Drink Analyst Katya Witham discusses five ingredients that are making an impact on bakery, snacks and cereals in 2021 and beyond. Seeds Seeds and kernels are nutrient powerhouses that have an opportunity to grow in bakery, cereals and snacks, offering new flavours, textures and nutrition. Seeds and kernels are expanding across […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Following this year’s informative first all-virtual Mintel Big Conversation, our Global Food & Drink Analyst Ophélie Buchet and Senior Innovation Analyst Rosalia Di Gesu highlight some of the standout disruptive innovative products featured at the event. These food/drink and beauty innovations are rated ‘best in class’ by both Mintel clients and our analysts, and tap […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In the post-pandemic era, health has become one of the hot topics of the day, and Chinese consumers’ concern for their own health has risen to a new level. Experts in what consumers want and why, Mintel predicts that the Chinese in-home food and health supplements industry will see a boom in consumption.  According to […]
  1. Department & Category
US consumers are prioritizing restaurants that offer value and familiarity, both of which can be delivered by working with well-known packaged brands. Packaged food and drink brands can lend a helping hand as the US foodservice industry recovers from the challenges brought on by the pandemic. Well-known food and drink brands can provide the value […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
Following the recent release of the Mintel Sustainability Barometer 2021, host Samantha Dover sits down with consumer lifestyle experts, trend spotters, and futurists to discuss the current state of global consumers’ sustainability behaviours, preferences, and purchases. The question of whether or not the average consumer really cares about sustainability is an important one, but equally […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Although nearly all COVID-19 restrictions across England are at last lifted this week, consumers’ shopping habits won’t be the same as they were pre-pandemic. The retail landscape is changing due to emerging, innovative formats that came into play over the past year. In this collaborative blog, Mintel retail and foodservice experts discuss the retail trends […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
‘Freedom day’ on July 19th is when many of the old freedoms to attend events in England are expected to return. Despite this new found liberty, how will live events venues need to adjust and tap into newly formed consumer habits?  The pandemic has accelerated consumers’ demand for livestreaming, virtual reality (VR) and digital experiences. […]
  1. Department: HBC
Despite the growing interest in CBD (Cannabidiol), the FDA’s current stance is that it is illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement. If officially allowed to innovate with CBD, brands need to be mindful of product positioning as many consumers will be looking to them […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Harrods has teamed up with rental platform My Wardrobe HQ for a new rental service. As part of the launch, a pop-up will be revealed at Harrods’ flagship in Knightsbridge. Customers are able to rent 1,000 items by a wide range of designers from the store, through the My Wardrobe HQ platform for up to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
COVID-19 has been the biggest disruptor the retail industry has ever experienced. At its onset, it was difficult to see beyond closed stores, masks and panic buying of essential goods. However, more than a year later, the industry, powered by resilience, has emerged to be in a place of strength. New protocols, services and shopping […]