Why do 73% of your category recommendations never make it into store?’.

Why do 73% of your category recommendations never make it into store?’.

The answer is ‘Category Management’. And before you roll your eyes and think Category Management is dead, it is not. Yes, when Category Management launched in the early 1990’s I remember my colleagues at Sainsbury’s Head Office writing ‘Category Management 2pm-4pm in their diary’. Move forward 30 years and that approach to Category Management is […]

First ever gin made from surplus table grapes to launch across UK

First ever gin made from surplus table grapes to launch across UK

A major British fruit supplier and a craft spirits producer have come up with a unique way to recycle an estimated 166 million surplus table grapes – by turning them into premium gin. Called HYKE, the gin goes on sale exclusively at 300 Tesco stores on Monday 18 March and supports the supermarket’s commitment to […]

UK : Asda to remove 6500 tonnes of plastic packaging

UK : Asda to remove 6500 tonnes of  plastic packaging

Asda has announced it has removed 6500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The milestone marks a significant step towards the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of plastic used in product packaging. Through product innovation and redesign, Asda has reduced plastic in almost 1000 individual product lines – […]

How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

The pace of change is faster than ever and will only increase as technology and consumer behaviour continue to develop. Disruption is the new norm, challenging established global brands to stay ahead of the curve. Low barriers to market entry combined with new consumer pain points and delivery systems create equal opportunity for incumbents, insurgents and local […]

CHINESE CONSUMERS CLOSER TO HERITAGE

CHINESE CONSUMERS CLOSER TO HERITAGE

In celebration of China’s Lantern Festival (19 February), Beijing’s Forbidden City, now known as the Palace Museum, was illuminated for two nights on 19-20 February, putting on an astounding light show for visitors. For the first time in 94 years, the UNESCO world heritage opened its doors to the public for night visits, drawing massive […]

6 TRENDIEST BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

6 TRENDIEST BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

At the Home and Personal Care Ingredients (HPCI) Exhibition and Conference India 2019, Mintel will shine the spotlight on the major trends set to shape the global beauty and personal care industry in 2019 and beyond. Visit us at Mintel Innovation Zone (Booth 161) where we will showcase some of the most interesting product innovations from across the globe […]

Frozen Food Day: Anuga Frozen Food places the focus on frozen food

Frozen Food Day: Anuga Frozen Food places the focus on frozen food

6 March 2019 is Frozen Food Day. The culinary public holiday was introduced in 1984 by the American President, Ronald Reagan, as “Frozen Food Day” to pay tribute to the services of the frozen food industry in the USA. In the meantime, the birth of frozen food is recognised internationally too, hence this year the […]