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Hotspots brings you the Mintel Trends team’s top observations on product and service launches from around the world. From a gaming glossary that gives a greater context to abbreviations and terms to herbal supplements, find out the most innovative global initiatives happening this month. Gamers Get It- North America The PlayStation Ultimate Gaming Glossary defines […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The largest 4-day working week trial started this month with 70 UK companies taking part across a range of sectors. The pilot, organised by the 4 Day Week Global campaign group, is following the 100:80:100 model, whereby employees get 100% of pay, for 80% of time, at 100% of productivity. Offering workers flexibility and a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The pandemic has changed consumers’ way of life, and the importance of ethics and the changing role of identity and technology are set to greatly influence the future of the beauty industry according to global market intelligence firm, Mintel.  Over the next two years: Ethics and sustainability will merge; consumers will want to express a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Host Andrew McDougall and his guests track the trajectory of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs—the latest blockchain technology to capture attention—from both the consumer and brand perspective. While much of the noise right now is centred around celebrities and influencers launching their own projects, the technology could hold great value in how they encourage loyalty, display […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The pandemic has elevated Thai consumers’ need for self-care and emotional wellness through snacking. The latest research from Mintel shows that 77% of Thais* are turning to salty snacks** as a way to treat themselves. This number rises further to 81% among those aged 25-34. Furthermore, pandemic-induced stress and anxiety, coupled with hectic urban lifestyles, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Condiments experienced a significant sales surge during the pandemic, with a 21.3% year-on year growth of 2020. Statistics show that the category has maintained that advantage, falling just 1% in 2021 from that high. 2022 is a good time for condiment brands to lay the foundation to further extend their pandemic gains, while addressing challenges […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Following two years of pandemic-induced cancellations, Mintel forecasts UK sales of music festivals and concerts will bounce back during 2022 and that the value of the market will surpass its pre-COVID level in 2023. Sales are set to reach nearly £2.79 billion next year, up from £2.77 billion in 2019. By 2026, Mintel estimates the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
During periods of lockdown the consumption of live entertainment was consigned to the home, as artists and organisers developed online or virtual alternatives to in-person events in an effort to continue to reach fans. As business returns to normal and with Glastonbury around the corner, we examine 3 ways that event organisers can continue using […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
At Mintel, our most valuable resource is the expertise of our team of analysts. We know anyone can provide you with data, but it’s the knowledge and insights that our experts provide that set us apart in our industry. So on the engineering team, we’re always looking for new and better ways to make that […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Recent inflation is bringing new pressures to consumers who identify their financial situation as Tight, Struggling or In Trouble. Consumers are feeling pressure regardless of their financial situations, but more restricted household budgets could face broad consequences, as 75% of US adults see a link between their financial wellness and personal wellbeing, and 80% of […]
  1. Department & Category
On June 7, Mintel participated in the four-day Seoul Food Trade Show. At the event, visitors checked some of the latest food and drink products launched globally, why they are rated ‘best in class’ by both Mintel clients and our analysts, and tap into six on-trend themes: Better for You The use of health-relevant flavors […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
With consumers gearing up to go back to pre-COVID-19 times, the packaged food and drink industry is eyeing a stronger festive season compared to the last two years. As explored in Mintel 2022 Global Consumer Trend Enjoyment Everywhere, consumers are proactively seeking joyful respites to combat the anxiety and stress caused by the global pandemic […]