Research company Mintel is predicting making and marketing ‘green’ products will be a top trend in the beauty industry in 2011. Its Beauty Innovation arm has dubbed the trend, ‘Down to Earth’, and says it is closely linked with sustainability.
Mintel has predicted worldwide consumer packaged goods (CPG) trends set to make an impact in 2011. “These annual predictions represent continuations of current big-picture trends, rather than major changes in the marketplace and what companies are doing,” said Lynn Dornblaser,
Despite some signs of a slowing in the wider economy, Brent Cross Shopping Centre has reported a strong quarter. Bucking the wider trend, the Centre claims its customers are shopping strategically. They are buying in Brent Cross’s mix of upper-middle
Matt Brittin, managing director of Google UK and Ireland, emphasised the importance of keeping up with the consumer via social media and mobile connections at the 2010 IGD Convention. Brittin highlighted the growth of Facebook (500m people are on Facebook
Whole grain products are taking off in the US as consumers seek out affordable better-for-you food amidst constant obesity concerns, according to recent research from Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD). It found more than 3,700 products were launched since
Spar UK has posted a 3.1% sales increase in the three months to end July 2010, lifted by the trend to shop locally and growth in sales of own brand products, fresh food and wine. Spar said its 2,583 stores
Tesco Mobile, the 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and O2, claims it is bucking the trend by offering customers shorter, 12-month contracts on all tariffs and plans plus a range of longer term contracts. According to research conducted by Tesco