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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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Market research: How to carry out desk research
Jun19

Market research: How to carry out desk research

You are managing or creating a company, and you are asking yourself questions about the strategy to adopt to approach the market as effectively as possible. Market research is the ideal way to answer your questions. But where do you start? Perhaps you are asking yourself one of the following questions: “Which offer should I put on the market to satisfy my customers? What is the best distribution channel through which to reach...

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Evolution of alcohol consumption and the market for de-alcoholisation
Jun12

Evolution of alcohol consumption and the market for de-alcoholisation

The evolution of alcohol consumption in Europe is leading many industry players to rethink their offer. In this article, we return in particular to the initiative launched by Philippe Stassen and the Meurens brothers who are joining forces to propose a new de-alcoholisation offer in the Charleroi region. Alcohol consumption in Europe In France, alcohol consumption has been on the decline for nearly 80 years. While a Frenchman consumed...

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EMAC conference 2019 : 5 marketing researches you need to know
Jun11

EMAC conference 2019 : 5 marketing researches you need to know

The European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC) is the number 1 marketing conference in Europe for academics. It’s a well attended (more than 1000 visitors) 3-day conference with up to 10 parallel tracks and hundreds of highly challenging presentations. This year I’ve chosen to present you the results of my 5 preferred research works. I tried to summarize the research as concisely as possible and highlighted the results...

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Market research: visualizing the shadow economy
Jun03

Market research: visualizing the shadow economy

In light of our recent post on credit card ownership, we used once again Tableau to explore data related this time to analyse and visualize the shadow economy. The shadow economy is the part of the economy that runs “off the records”. From a fiscal viewpoint the shadow economy can be defined as all the activities that evade taxation; in other words all activities for which taxes should be paid and aren’t. Assessing...

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The secrets of conducting market research or how to ensure the success of your (future) business: Part 3
May01

The secrets of conducting market research or how to ensure the success of your (future) business: Part 3

How to do market research? You will find the answers in this article, offered to you by the market research agency IntoTheMinds. Find here episode 1 and here episode 2. We completed this series of articles in 2018 with the creation of an online market research guide that you can access free of charge on our website. For any question, request or quote for market research in Belgium, France or elsewhere, do not hesitate to contact us....

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Qualitative studies: The Critical Incident Technique
Apr22

Qualitative studies: The Critical Incident Technique

After having explained how open-ended and closed-ended questions work and the contexts in which they are applied, we return in this article to the Critical Incident Technique as part of market research, using the Sage Encyclopedia on methods for qualitative research. Summary Background information Developments in the method 5 steps to follow Only for our subscribers: exclusive analyses and marketing advice Email address  *...

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Music streaming: the primary source of income for the music industries
Apr05

Music streaming: the primary source of income for the music industries

While the sales physical formats are suffering, the SNEP (National Union of Phonographic Publishing) report reveals that only the sales of vinyl’s are on the rise in France, attracting consumers to their vintage and authentic side. More and more music lovers are using digital platforms such as music streaming platforms to listen to their favourite artists and music while discovering new musical creations. Summary What is Music...

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What are the habits related to money withdrawals in Europe?
Feb27

What are the habits related to money withdrawals in Europe?

Withdrawals of money from ATMs are, for many Europeans, the most efficient way to obtain cash. Recent events with the Bpost Bank in Belgium prove that consumers are very attached to their money habits. This article aims to understand the differences in money withdrawals across Europe and continues the report that we have written on payment methods in the countries of the European Union. Summary The Connection to Cash The Conditions...

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Market research: who are the customers of ride-hailing applications?
Feb26

Market research: who are the customers of ride-hailing applications?

Travel options are changing, and many American consumers’ habits are also changing. 10 years after the creation of Uber, what is the status of private transport and ride-hailing applications? Who uses this type of application, how and why? In this article, we propose to analyse the evolution of transport applications for private individuals according to their consumers. As most of these applications originate from the United...

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How FP Journe created a niche market without market research
Aug08

How FP Journe created a niche market without market research

Is there any better market research than receiving customer requests for a product that doesn’t exist yet ? I’ve explained in other articles that an alternative way to do market research is to test the traction for an idea directly on the market (provided of course that it remains affordable). I recently stumbled upon an interesting example in the luxury watch sector. François-Paul Journe is an independent watchmaker who...

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Market research: be careful when choosing the location of your store
Jul18

Market research: be careful when choosing the location of your store

A customer recently asked us to help him decide between several locations for his next store. This exercise is like doing a little market research and it’s actually crucial to the success of your business. The wrong location can lead to the death of your business. You’d better spend a little time on your market research, wouldn’t you? Here are a few tips we’d like to give you. If you want to deepen your...

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