Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.
Trusted traditions, plant-power, waste not, time sensitive, the night shift – these are the big food trends to watch for in 2017, says food industry analyst Mintel.
According to the latest research from Mintel, UK consumers spent £66 million on sports nutrition food and drink products in 2015, up 27% on 2013.
Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has highlighted the continuing popularity of superfoods, revealing that between 2011 and 2015 there was a massive 202% increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched containing the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’. The research found that in 2015 alone there was a 36% rise […]
The latest research from Mintel has revealed that sales of free-from foods are forecast to grow 13% to reach £531 million in 2016, up from an estimated £470 million in 2015. The market intelligence agency also forecasts the market will continue to grow to reach £673 million by 2020. From the six months to September […]
According to new research from Mintel, only one in six Brits (15%) consider themselves as being either somewhat or very unhealthy, with 50% of the nation describing their general health as either very or somewhat healthy. In its Healthy Lifestyles UK report, the market intelligence agency found that the health of the nation actually shifted […]
McDonald’s in Germany is offering a 100% organic burger for a limited period in an attempt to revamp its image and appeal to its health-conscious customers. The McB burger will be produced from meat sourced from organic farms in Germany and Austria. This follows the fast-food chain’s announcement that it will use eggs from cage-free […]
Mintel has just published its report Global Food and Drink Trends 2016, outlining the top trends set to impact global markets and the implications for consumers and brands – and nearly every one of these have their origins in or are championed by the natural food sector. For example, one of the noticeable trend is […]
New research from Mintel has revealed that when it comes to ethical claims made by food and drink companies, concerns over animal welfare top the list, coming ahead of environmental concerns. The Ethical Food Consumer UK 2015 report found that 74% of the 1,500 UK consumers polled say that meat coming from animals which are […]
To kick off World Vegan Month, World Vegan Day will take place on 1 November, celebrating all things vegan, the demand for which has rocketed in recent years. Each year the event commemorates the coining of the term vegan and the founding of The Vegan Society in November 1944. This World Vegan Day will see […]
New research from Mintel has revealed that over a third (37%) of people say they rarely consider the healthiness of the food they eat when dining out, and this figure rises to 44% for those diners aged 65 and over. Despite the fact that 55% of Britains say they have attempted to drop the pounds […]
Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]
Mixologiste is predicted to be the next key beauty trend for 2014 according to Mintel, which says that manufacturers are creating new combinations which blur the lines between beauty technology, overlapping skincare, hair care and colour cosmetics. “Mixologiste is fast becoming the stand-out trend that spans all beauty and personal care categories … While manufacturers […]
According to a new Mintel report Vitamins and Supplements UK (September 2013), while women, the elderly and those with young children consume the most vitamins and supplements, men are becoming more aware of their health and appearance and this is driving the sector’s performance. 38% of men are using vitamins and supplements on a daily […]