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2014-08-05 16:25:39

CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to social networking landscape, advertising is merely one piece of the social media puzzle, but it's a big one. Mintel predicts that the total advertising spend on social media in the US will surpass $11 billion by 2017--and it's apparently working. Nearly 40% of US social networkers said social media has some influence on them when conducting research for products and services. Men and women aged 18-34 are the most likely to use...

2014-07-28 04:21:13

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With news that Unilever has launched a new global platform to support innovative start-up firms with new technologies and General Mills unveiling a new product line-up tapping into the latest consumer-driven food trends, the Fi Global Summit [http://fieurope.ubm-info.com/c/1dkgdsXuJ8aT1Vlj0XNvk53 ] welcomes key figures from these industry-leading companies to discuss their innovation plans, reveal where they are finding success and where...

2014-07-15 12:27:25

CHICAGO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maintaining their continued investment in global packaging expertise, Mintel is delighted to announce the appointment of new global packaging director, David Luttenberger. David has nearly 25 years of diverse packaging experience, and in his new role at Mintel, will be responsible for putting the business and innovations of packaging in context with the consumer, brand, retail, designer and converter landscapes....

2014-07-11 12:23:07

CHICAGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While warehouse clubs may be perceived to be the domain of those looking to stretch a tight budget - new research from Mintel reveals that it is not just those of lower incomes having to 'make do.' High income consumers think their products are on a par with leading brands. Indeed, 38% believe store brand or private label brands at warehouse clubs are comparable to name brand items in terms of quality--a number that increases to 44% of households...

2014-07-01 16:27:39

CHICAGO, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Few things are more American than baseball, blue jeans and apple pie, just so long as that apple pie isn't frozen. While total retail sales of prepared cakes and pies grew 24% from 2009-14 to reach $11.2 billion, frozen and refrigerated cakes and pies was the only segment to decline (2.4%), as consumers focus on fresh flavors and shift towards viewing pies and cakes as an indulgent snack. In fact, according to new Mintel research, some 41% of...

2014-06-25 12:28:01

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While World Cup fever in the US usually doesn't amount to much more than a case of the sniffles, it finally seems to be heating up, with the US-Portugal match being the most watched soccer match in the US...ever. With this fervor comes a unique opportunity for bars and restaurants across the country to capitalize on this phenomenon, all in the name of patriotism, coupled with a healthy dose of good old fashioned American capitalism....

2014-06-24 23:07:21

Shampoo brand engages firm with retail, social, digital expertise to create their first integrated national campaign. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 After a competitive review with several New York agencies, shampoo brand OGX® has named Atlanta, Ga.-based independent advertising agency 22squared their first advertising agency of record. OGX is the agency’s first health and beauty client and they join 22squared’s roster of iconic retail and CPG brands, a group that includes...

2014-06-20 12:24:25

CHICAGO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The rediscovery of ancient foods like quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to Mintel, the use of chia seeds as an ingredient has continued to grow, with a tenfold increase in ingredient penetration globally between 2009 and 2014. North America saw the majority of chia seed food and...

2014-06-03 16:23:19

CHICAGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check out any social media feed and it is likely dominated by a core group of consistent regulars: babies, weddings, pets and food. New Mintel research shows that posting food pics has gone beyond a few fringe foodies and is infiltrating the mainstream: 13% of those who have dined out in the past month and use social media have posted a food or drink picture to social media, which equates to approximately 29.2 million hungry amateur food...

2014-05-21 16:25:25

CHICAGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans appear ready to move on from worrying about the recession and one thing seems clear: they need a vacation. Mintel's annual comparative audit report, American Lifestyles 2014, suggests that renewed consumer spending is in line with pre-recession trends and consumer optimism is higher than it's been in years. In 2013, Mintel estimates that personal consumption expenditures on consumer goods reached $10 trillion for the first time. The...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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