Tough times call for special treats NewsSeptember 16, 2009The Media CounselThe Media Counsel reports on Mintel's analysis of global consumer behaviour. We may be trading down and keeping it simple, but some luxury goods we can't live without.Consumer-Counsel-Global-Trendsconsumer behaviourglobal trendsrecessionMintelThe Media CounselShareThis is a community discussion forum. Comment is free but please respect our rules:Don’t be abusive or use sweary type wordsDon’t break the law: libel, slander and defamatory comments are forbiddenDon’t resort to name-calling, mean-spiritedness, or slagging offDon’t pretend to be someone else.If we find you doing these things, your comments will be edited without recourse and you may be asked to go away and reconsider your actions. We respect the right to free speech and anonymous comments. Don’t abuse the privilege.