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October 7, 2013

Dollar stores are not just for lower- and middle-income shoppers.

Chicago -- Dollar stores are not just for lower- and middle-income shoppers. In fact, half (50%) of respondents from the highest-income households ($150k+) say that they are shopping at dollar stores the same amount this year compared to last year, with 10%  say they are doing so more than last year, according to new research from Mintel. Only 32% of respondents from the highest-income households claim not to shop at dollar stores.

January 30, 2013

Automation and mass production will continue to make life easier in the years ahead, but consumers and companies will react by valuing – and promoting – human services and artisan goods.

Chicago -- Automation and mass production will continue to make life easier in the years ahead, but consumers and companies will react by valuing – and promoting – human services and artisan goods. That’s one of the key trends research firm Mintel predicts will be impacting consumer behavior in the next five to 10 years.

As part of its lunch of Mintel Futures, a new program designed to forecast long-term industry trends, Mintel identified six key trends affecting the global consumer market in the near future:

December 8, 2011

With the holiday season in full swing, Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has looked into its market intelligence to find out just what U.S. consumers do to make their holidays special.

Chicago -- With the holiday season in full swing, Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has looked into its market intelligence to find out just what U.S. consumers do to make their holidays special.

Here are 10 interesting insights:
 
• Some 13% of U.S. consumers think a cell phone is a good gift for children aged 6-11, up from just 4% earlier this year.

December 6, 2011

New York City --  Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence, has identified five trends that will shape how restaurant operators appeal to their customers in 2012.

September 20, 2011

A survey released Monday by Mintel Inspire found that bargain-hunting has become a desirable pastime among shoppers.

Chicago -- A survey released Monday by Mintel Inspire found that bargain-hunting has become a desirable pastime among shoppers.

According to the latest data, Mintel found that nearly two-thirds (64%) of U.S. moms said they're spending more time looking for sales, discounts and coupons, compared with last year, while 28% of U.K. consumers were classified by Mintel as "bargain hunters" due to their dedication to comparing prices and reading online reviews.

October 27, 2010

Consumers will shop for bargains, look online for deals, and work beyond retirement age in...

October 21, 2010

Predicting consumer behavior is always risky, particularly in today’s uncertain economic climate.

Predicting consumer behavior is always risky, particularly in today’s uncertain economic climate. But global market research firm Mintel has taken on the challenge, identifying nine key consumer trends for the coming year. From shopping for bargains to working beyond retirement age, a good number of the trends are tied into the recession and its lingering aftermath.

November 9, 2008

The organic-growth market is expected to decline as the economy continues to struggle, according to...

November 9, 2008

The organic-growth market is expected to decline as the economy continues to struggle, according to...