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Business model by subscription: 11 examples analyzed
Sep30

Business model by subscription: 11 examples analyzed

Subscription is a business model that has been adopted in many industries. Companies have realized that they can earn more revenue in the long term and increase their profitability. Subscription models often use specific pricing techniques to reduce the perceived price paid. The subscription business model is so profitable that it leads some companies to abuse it to prevent you from terminating (e.g., Amazon Prime). In this article,...

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No crisis for the luxury car market
Sep28

No crisis for the luxury car market

The impending crisis will not affect all sectors in the same way. In particular, the luxury sector may come out on top. At least, that is what the economic indicators for the luxury car industry suggest. While the major automotive groups have taken advantage of the component crisis to move upmarket and increase their margins, it is in the ultra-luxury sector that the progress is most spectacular. The annual progression of cars costing...

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Market research and surveys: beware of the Cloud Act
Sep26

Market research and surveys: beware of the Cloud Act

The Cloud Act poses a real legal problem for European companies. Unfortunately, they pay too little attention to it. In this article, we present the solution we have developed so that the surveys we realize are both GDPR compliant and protected from the abuses of the American Cloud Act. If you only have 30 seconds The Cloud Act represents a potential danger for all European companies that store their data with AWS, Google, or...

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Patek Philippe Nautilus: how have prices changed in 4 years?
Jun15

Patek Philippe Nautilus: how have prices changed in 4 years?

How much does a Patek Philippe Nautilus cost? How will Nautilus prices evolve? Answering these questions, as relevant as they are, has become extremely difficult following the bubble formed in the luxury men’s watch market. Some models have seen their prices explode. The Nautilus from Patek Philippe is one of them. This article analyzes the price history of 31 Patek Philippe Nautilus models. We reveal the models that have gained...

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Luxury watches for men: analysis of a market in full swing
Jun10

Luxury watches for men: analysis of a market in full swing

In times of war, only two things retain their value: a Rolex and gold. This famous adage has been illustrated in recent months by the explosion in the price of luxury watches for men. It’s pretty simple: there is nothing left to sell for some brands. For example, at Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Audemars Piguet, there are no more products available, and the waiting period is up to 10 years for some models. As a result, the market...

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Luxury product packaging: an incredible parallel market
May18

Luxury product packaging: an incredible parallel market

Vuitton paper bags that sell for a few euros, empty Hermès boxes for a few dozen euros, luxury watch cases without their precious watch for several hundred dollars. Classified websites are full of this type of offer. How can we explain that objects that seem so insignificant find a buyer? From where does their value come? This article explains the role of packaging in the buying experience and analyzes why some people are willing to...

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Car market 2021: sales down but profits up
May11

Car market 2021: sales down but profits up

Is the automobile market really in crisis? Sales have collapsed in the wake of Covid, inflation, and telecommuting. But paradoxically, car manufacturers’ profits have never been higher. For example, Stellantis’ sales fell 12% in volume between 2020 and 2021, but its profits rose 12%. How can we explain that car manufacturers’ profit margins have exploded between 2020 and 2021? The Automobile Market Statistics 2021...

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Improve your focus groups with these 10 online tools
May09

Improve your focus groups with these 10 online tools

Today, more and more focus groups and individual interviews are conducted remotely. This transition to the virtual presents specific difficulties. One of the most significant challenges remains the remote participation in projective techniques? This article presents 10 tools for conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups remotely, using methods such as collages, perceptual maps, and many others. At the end of this article, you...

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The Organic Market: 2021, the year when everything went haywire.
Nov12

The Organic Market: 2021, the year when everything went haywire.

Has the organic market entered a period of crisis? Can organic farming reach 25% of cultivated areas as the European Commission would like? These are some of the questions that the latest statistics on the organic market in France shed light on. They show that the effects of Covid on organic food consumption were only temporary. Other effects added up to contribute to a historical drop in sales.         Statistics...

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Social marketing: the example of food waste [Case study]
Oct13

Social marketing: the example of food waste [Case study]

Social marketing aims to use marketing techniques to promote social or public interest causes. We have given several illustrations in our reference article on the subject. To illustrate the idea of social marketing, we analyze in this article the case of food waste following the 4Ps method (marketing mix). This case study will allow us to understand how consumers are encouraged to act against food waste, an issue that we can sometimes...

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The Covid crisis: a double financial and technological bubble is forming
Aug30

The Covid crisis: a double financial and technological bubble is forming

Do you remember the technology bubble of the 2000s? Do you remember the financial bubble of 2008? Well, 2021 marks the birth of a double bubble of technology AND finance that will wreak havoc. Get ready for a tidal wave that will engulf everything. If you don’t believe in the end of the world today, take the time to read the following lines to convince yourself. Onboard the crazy car of debt, we are heading at full speed towards...

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Wine: increase in purchases and domination of bag-in-box [Market research]
Apr07

Wine: increase in purchases and domination of bag-in-box [Market research]

2020 will have been a very atypical year. Market Research on the wine market in France shows that the habits of the French have changed. Consumption has increased significantly, and Bag-in-Box (BIB) now represents almost half of the wine sales in supermarkets. In this article, we propose a reading of these trends and highlight the changes in the behavior of wine buyers. In particular, we will look at the wines benefiting the most from...

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What are the different types of focus groups?
Apr02

What are the different types of focus groups?

It is a fact today that focus groups are probably THE most well-known market research technique. Several types of focus groups exist, which we will present to you in today’s article. This will also be an opportunity to advise the best kind of focus group to use depending on the context. Summary Introduction The different types of focus groups Two-way focus groups Dual-moderator focus groups Dueling-moderator focus groups...

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Valentine’s Day Figures [Market Research]
Feb17

Valentine’s Day Figures [Market Research]

Commercial party or a romantic celebration? The debate is topical every year. What about Valentine’s Day figures? More than 27 billion dollars were spent in the United States in 2021 for February 14, compared to about 13 billion euros in France (or more than 15 billion U.S. dollars). A look back at market research and figures related to February 14. Some figures on February 14 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates sold in...

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Market research in the Netherlands: the 10 best data sources
Nov24

Market research in the Netherlands: the 10 best data sources

This week we list our TOP 10 data sources to help you with your market research in the Netherlands. We have already named several sources to help you conduct your research in Europe (a full list of countries whose data sources have been analysed can be found at the end of this article). Next week we will reveal the data sources for the European Union. As far as the sources for the Netherlands are concerned, a checklist among others,...

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Covid-19: Impact on the cultural sector [research]

The second wave of the Covid is suffocating the cultural sector even more. Theatres, opera houses, museums, concert halls are all places that had to close their doors even though they were not a source of contamination. Since the beginning of the Covid crisis, governments have been indiscriminately hitting entire sectors of the economy, making a possible recovery even more hypothetical. The under-use of cultural venues, however,...

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Market research in Portugal: the 10 best data sources
Nov17

Market research in Portugal: the 10 best data sources

Continuing our series on the best data sources, we now detail which sources to use for your market research in Portugal. A checklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national statistics Companies financial data Consumer protection Customs and border protection Sector data for your market research in Portugal Health The food industry Agriculture Energy Education Innovation Also, worth consulting Official...

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Market research in Italy: the 10 best data sources
Nov03

Market research in Italy: the 10 best data sources

This article provides you with our TOP 10 data sources to consult if you wish to carry out your market research in Italy. We have already listed several sources for your research in Europe. We will continue to provide you with more to take advantage of the opportunities that these markets and territories have to offer. A cheklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national statistics Companies financial data...

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Market research in the UK: the 10 best data sources
Oct27

Market research in the UK: the 10 best data sources

We continue our European tour of the best data sources. We stop today across the Channel to provide you with our Top 10 essential resources for your market research in the UK. A checklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national statistics Companies financial data Consumer protection Customs and border protection Sector data for your market research in the UK Health The food industry Agriculture Transport...

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Market research: shared electric scooters
Oct23

Market research: shared electric scooters

Shared electric scooters can be found in many cities and have gradually taken their place in the market for shared means of transport. While shared bicycles are a well-known mobility option and are present in many metropolises, shared electric scooters have established themselves as an essential part of urban mobility over the last 2 years or so. Summary Market statistics for shared electric scooters Market overview Competition and...

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Market research: Bulk buying and zero waste market
Oct16

Market research: Bulk buying and zero waste market

Many social movements point to our environmental footprint. To take the example of the city of Brussels: climate protests were organised once a week for several months in early 2019. Consumer behaviour is following this trend as more and more consumers are starting to shop in “zero waste” shops. Indeed, consumers are becoming more and more aware of their environmental footprint and their responsibilities in this respect,...

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Market research in Luxemburg: the 10 best data sources
Oct13

Market research in Luxemburg: the 10 best data sources

For several weeks now, we have been providing you with the data sources that you should consult when you want to open a new business or set up in a new geographical area. Today, we detail our top 10 data sources to help you with your market research in Luxemburg. A checklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national statistics Financial data of companies Consumer protection Customs and border protection...

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Market research in Switzerland: the 10 best data sources
Oct06

Market research in Switzerland: the 10 best data sources

In the following article, we provide you with our TOP 10 data sources to consult if you wish to carry out your market research in Switzerland. This directory, based on our 15 years of experience in conducting market research in many countries, will enable you to find out about the Swiss market and the opportunities to be seized in this territory. A checklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national...

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Market research in Belgium: the 10 best data sources
Sep29

Market research in Belgium: the 10 best data sources

Last week we delivered our Top 10 in France. This week, find the 10 data sources to consult for your market research in Belgium. These sources will be useful to you, whether you are a newcomer to the market, a young entrepreneur or you want to expand your field of activity. A checklist is also provided at the end of this article. Summary Official national statistics Companies financial data Consumer protection Customs and border...

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COVID-19: The market for luxury cars does not follow the same trends
Sep11

COVID-19: The market for luxury cars does not follow the same trends

Update: 13th October 2020. The market for automobiles has been affected by the COVID crisis, as have many other sectors. While annual sales are down for many manufacturers and dealerships, what about Luxury cars? If you only have 30 seconds   The European (or even world) automobile market should fall by around 25% in 2020 compared to the previous year (ACEA). This decline is the strongest ever recorded on the European automobile...

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Market research: Tax incentives for electric cars in Europe
Sep04

Market research: Tax incentives for electric cars in Europe

Today, electric vehicles are even more expensive to purchase than internal combustion vehicles. Fortunately, there are tax incentives for the purchase of electric cars in Europe. These incentives are intended to simplify the transition to cleaner mobility. Discover in this article a comparison of the different financial incentives depending on the country.   Summary France Belgium Luxemburg Great Britain Germany In France The...

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Post Covid-19 strategy: keep cost-cutting or start investing?
Aug31

Post Covid-19 strategy: keep cost-cutting or start investing?

The return to work and school in September 2020 is atypical and is subject to uncertainty. Companies are wondering whether the long-awaited recovery will finally take place. Nothing is more uncertain. Nevertheless, companies that wait too long could be the ultimate casualties. And here’s why. If you only have 30 seconds The end of the year 2020 will see only a slow economic growth from September 2020. Companies will remain on...

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What’s the impact of COVID by sector of activity?
May11

What’s the impact of COVID by sector of activity?

What will be the impact of Covid-19 by sector of activity? To answer this question, we rely on the different sectorial analyses we have produced. In the article below we present a concise synthesis of the impact of COVID for each sector of activity. To know in detail the effects of COVID on the sector in question, you will find at the beginning of the paragraph the link to the complete analysis. Only for our subscribers: exclusive...

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COVID-19 : 9 specific impacts on the advertising industry and its future
May06

COVID-19 : 9 specific impacts on the advertising industry and its future

After a detailed analysis of the impact of the Covid crisis on the media industry, today, we look at the consequences of COVID for the advertising industry. The advertising industry is inseparable from the media business model. Except for public service media, financed by taxes, the entire media ecosystem is dependent on advertising revenues. The coronavirus crisis has very strongly impacted advertising revenues. This crisis will...

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COVID-19: the impact on the future of the media industry
May04

COVID-19: the impact on the future of the media industry

Few economic sectors have fared well – apparently – during the Covid19 crisis. The media sector is one of them. The need for information has never been more pronounced and the time available so critical. In this in-depth analysis, we propose to go through together the effects of Covid-19 on the different types of media: press, radio, television, internet, out-of-home (OOH), cinema. The advertising sector, which is...

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9 concrete impacts of COVID19 on the future of the food retail sector
Apr20

9 concrete impacts of COVID19 on the future of the food retail sector

After my forecasts on the future of the aviation sector, I propose today to focus on the future of the retail food industry, in other words, the trade and mass distribution sector. 25% of jobs in the US are in the retail industry. The stakes of the effect of the coronavirus on this sector are therefore significant. To write this article, I interviewed several leaders of the retail sector, including CEOs of well-known brands. I also...

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COVID-19: 7 specific impacts on the future of the aviation sector
Apr13

COVID-19: 7 specific impacts on the future of the aviation sector

Drastic reduction of fleets, staff cuts, accelerated closure of unprofitable subsidiaries, adjustments to security measures and sluggish demand. This is what awaits the airline industry. The COVID-19 crisis will have an impact for years, and the market will take years, perhaps a decade, to return to pre-crisis levels. In this article, we propose to analyse the domino effect that the paralysis of air traffic will have. You will...

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Market research on the market for organic products
Mar30

Market research on the market for organic products

In Europe, the organic market and thus, the consumption of natural products is growing steadily. The mass retail sector dominates the sale of food products, while the short distribution channel and specialist shops are competing fiercely for ever more significant market share. In this article, we look at some key figures of the organic food market to provide an overview of the organic food market. Update (April 2021) Online market...

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Netflix: development and expansion outlook for 2020
Jan29

Netflix: development and expansion outlook for 2020

Netflix’s growth is decelerating, mainly driven by market share gains outside North America. Netflix boss Reed Hastings is preparing the financial community for lower than expected financial results. This is what emerges from the 2019 last quarter results presented by Netflix last week. We analyse these figures in today’s article, and we are now predicting Netflix’s medium-term business strategy. Our forecast is for...

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[Podcast] 30 years of advertising history with Bruno Liesse
Jan20

[Podcast] 30 years of advertising history with Bruno Liesse

In this podcast, we continue our musings on advertising in general and digital advertising in particular (if you haven’t listened to it yet, we also recommend our podcast with Paul Lee, Director of Media & Telecom Research at Deloitte). For this podcast, we have invited a media and advertising specialist in the person of Bruno Liesse. His 30 years of expertise in the field give us a comprehensive look at developments in the...

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Market research: how to conduct a qualitative interview?
Jan08

Market research: how to conduct a qualitative interview?

At IntoTheMinds, we place particular importance on the development of qualitative interviews, whether face-to-face interviews or focus groups. They are part of the keys necessary for a complete market research study. Of course, they must be part of an overall methodology (you will find the details of this approach in our market research guide) and meticulously prepared through desk research. This qualitative phase is essential for the...

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