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Information is broken down into easy-to-understand sections:

  • Market sizes and trends 
  • Market segmentation 
  • Consumer attitudes and purchasing habits 
  • Future trends and predictions

Buying this information can be expensive, but we subscribe to some of the UK's biggest players in the industry.

Please note: Mintel and IBIS World are only available at the Business & IP Centre Manchester in Central Library.

Often quoted in the news, Mintel is a global supplier of  consumer, media and market research, focusing on: market size; trends & structure; consumer profiles; advertising and promotion; future forecasts Regular reports in four sectors: Market, Retail, Leisure & Finance.  No photocopying

IBIS World:
Provides independent, accurate, comprehensive and current research on 100s of industries in the UK, including statistics, analysis and forecasts.

Datamonitor: Market research reports from around the globe. Oil & Gas; Basic Materials; Industrials; Consumer Goods; Health Care; Consumer Services; Telecommunications; Utilities; Financials; Technology.
Available at some Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside & Trafford libraries.

COBRA : Available to all Ask About Business participating library members.