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Featured Database: Mintel

January 26th, 2021

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Mintel, brought to you by Mintel Group Ltd.


Mintel includes market research reports for Europe, the UK, and the US that cover a variety of sectors including consumer goods, travel and tourism, financial industry, internet industry, retail, and food & drink.


The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.


Click Getting Started with Mintel to see the basics of using Mintel.

Why Should I Know About This?

Mintel reports discuss market drivers, market size & trends, market segmentation, supply structure, advertising and promotion, retail distribution, consumer characteristics, and market forecasts.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore are:

  • BCC Market Research, contains market research reports, industry reviews, newsletters and conferences for competitive business intelligence.
  • Frost & Sullivan, provides practical industry insights and analysis with real-world statistics and research results.

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