Superfoods soar in popularity, says Mintel

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 […]

May 18, 2016 Continue Reading

Most Brits see themselves as healthy

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 […]

January 11, 2016 Continue Reading

McDonald’s introduces organic burger in Germany

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 […]

October 30, 2015 Continue Reading
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Animal welfare tops ethical claims list, says Mintel

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 […]

July 28, 2015 Continue Reading

World Vegan Day just around the corner

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 […]

October 24, 2014 Continue Reading

Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

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 […]

August 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Mixing it up

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 […]

February 25, 2014 Continue Reading

Male consumers drive supplements market

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 […]

September 27, 2013 Continue Reading