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Mar 14, 2019, 10:00 ET Canada is a nation of video game lovers - despite worries of addiction and online insults

80% of Chinese Canadians play video games, compared to 65% of all Canadians. 71% of male video game players aged 18-24 have been insulted while playing online. 22% of Canadians think eSports are just ...


Dec 11, 2018, 16:00 ET Mintel Comperemedia announces four financial services marketing trends for 2019

Mintel Comperemedia has today (December 11, 2018) announced four trends set to lead the momentum of the Canadian financial services industry in 2019. The 'Platformification' of Financial Services...


Dec 11, 2018, 15:46 ET Mintel Comperemedia announces four insurance marketing trends for 2019

Mintel Comperemedia has today (December 11, 2018) announced four trends set to reshape the Canadian insurance industry in 2019. Partners in Prevention Growth across the Internet of Things (IoT),...


Dec 11, 2018, 15:43 ET Mintel Comperemedia announces three telecommunications marketing trends for 2019

Mintel Comperemedia has today (December 11, 2018) announced three trends predicted to make an impact on the Canadian telecommunications industry in 2019. The 5G Shakeup 5G wireless will drive...


Oct 11, 2018, 11:51 ET Canadians spend their extra dollars on entertainment, travel and dining out in 2018

As the saying goes, "money can't buy happiness," and while the jury is still out on whether or not that's true, the majority seem to agree that life isn't about material items as 58% of Canadians...


May 31, 2018, 16:58 ET Dining discord: Young Canadians drive non-traditional dining out, but struggle with financial implications

While traditional meals such as lunch (60%) and dinner (77%) are by far and away the most likely occasions Canadian diners* go out to eat, it seems the country's youngest consumers are driving...


Apr 11, 2018, 10:39 ET Positive future for plant proteins: More than half of Canadians eat meat alternatives

It seems meat alternatives are increasingly making their way onto plates across the country as new research from Mintel reveals that more than half (53%) of Canadians say they eat meat alternatives,...


Mar 15, 2018, 12:48 ET 1 in 4 Canadian bank consumers visit their local branch more than once a month

Digital channels provide customers with the freedom to bank when and where they want, but the majority of Canadians haven't lost their connection with their local branch. New research from Mintel...


Feb 15, 2018, 11:23 ET India vies with China for the title of world's biggest packaged tea market

India is global leader in volume sales of packaged tea and infusions. UK bags second spot in the global per capita consumption ranking. Europe leads the way in hot tea NPD/launches. North American...


Dec 12, 2017, 13:01 ET Mintel announces five global packaging trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (December 12, 2017) announced five trends set to impact the global packaging industry over the coming year. In 2018: Packaging will...


Dec 07, 2017, 09:00 ET Mintel Comperemedia announces marketing trends for 2018 for the financial services, insurance, and telecommunications industries

Mintel Comperemedia has announced key marketing trends that will impact the North American financial services, insurance, and telecommunications industries in 2018. 2018 Marketing Trends Financial...


Nov 15, 2017, 10:45 ET Mintel announces four global beauty and personal care trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (November 15, 2017) announced four trends set to impact the global beauty and personal care market over the coming year. In 2018:...


Oct 26, 2017, 10:52 ET Mintel announces five global food and drink trends for 2018

Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence agency, has today (October 26, 2017) announced five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market over the coming year. In 2018, expect to...


Oct 11, 2017, 10:10 ET Mintel announces four key North American consumer trends for 2018

Mintel announced today (October 11, 2017) the four key trends set to impact North American consumer markets over the coming year. With surprises at every turn and vague uncertainty gripping Americans ...


Aug 30, 2017, 14:30 ET Low-income Canadians least likely to participate in retailer loyalty programs

Retailer loyalty program membership is nearly universal across Canada, but it appears that participation wanes among the nation's lower income households. New research from Mintel reveals that while...


Jun 14, 2017, 08:00 ET 'Made in Canada' is a badge of honour: Three quarters of Canadians are proud to live in Canada

With 2017 marking Canada's 150th anniversary, it seems that national pride is alive and well as new research from Mintel's annual Canadian Lifestyles report reveals that three quarters (73 percent)...


Mar 01, 2017, 14:00 ET Two in three Canadians agree eating healthy positively impacts emotional well-being

With the rise of superfoods and trends in holistic health, it seems that Canadians are taking a new approach toward nutrition. New research from Mintel reveals that two in three (63 percent) Canadian ...


Jun 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Canadians adopt conservative spending mentality: Rising cost of food drives consumers to forego spending in pleasure-related categories

The higher cost of goods is weighing heavily on the minds of Canadians, leading consumers to practice conservative spending. New research from Mintel reveals that food-related categories such as...


Jun 03, 2015, 00:01 ET Goal-oriented Canadian consumers adopt 'sensible spending' attitude for 2015, despite forecast spending increases across nonessential categories

The face of the Canadian consumer is ever evolving while the economy continues on a steady, but uncertain trajectory in 2015. According to Mintel flagship report Canadian Lifestyles 2015, a...


May 22, 2015, 11:47 ET Pizza battles for share-of-stomach with mounting pricing issues swaying Canadian consumption

Even as Canadians become more aware of how eating habits affect their health, pizza remains a staple of their diets. According to a new report from Mintel, three quarters (74 percent) of Canadian...


Apr 29, 2015, 15:15 ET Nearly Half of Canadians Interested in Using Smartphones to Redeem Grocery Coupons and Promotions but Adoption is Slow

There is no question that smartphone ownership and engagement is on the rise in Canada with 67 percent of the population currently owning a smartphone. Furthermore, usage of smartphones is extending...


Mar 18, 2015, 14:00 ET Canadian Financial Institutions Solid amid Challenges with Online and Mobile Consumer Adoption

Almost all Canadians use a bank or a credit union with Canada having one of the highest banking penetrations in the world. According to the recently released Banks and Credit Unions - Canada 2015...


Dec 10, 2014, 11:22 ET One in 10 Canadians have been a victim of credit card fraud in the last two years

With the holiday shopping season in full swing and the spate of data breaches showing no signs of slowing down, it's safe to assume that payment security is top of mind for many Canadians. Indeed,...