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  • Latin Americans, Italians and Chinese most frequently entertain guests at home, of 17 nations
    • 07/26/17
    • Belgium
    • English

    Latin Americans, Italians and Chinese most frequently entertain guests at home, of 17 nations

    On average, a quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly, and a further third entertain monthly. Less than one in ten people say that they never entertain guests in their home. These insights are from an online survey across 17 countries conducted by global researchers, GfK, with the definition of ‘entertain guests’ left open, so it covers everything from dinner parties to having friends around to watch a film or sports or simply to chat over a coffee.

  • GfK Consumer Climate Europe: The EU consumer climate remains friendly
    • 07/18/17
    • Public Services
    • Belgium
    • English

    GfK Consumer Climate Europe: The EU consumer climate remains friendly

    The positive mood among European consumers has also continued into the second quarter of 2017. After the nine-year peak at the beginning of the year, the consumer climate has remained at a high level for the EU 28 and closed at 19.1 points at the end of June. Overall, the results of the GfK consumer climate study are again quite mixed for Europe in the second quarter of 2017. 

  • Tech Trends 2017 Vol. 2: Latest technologies and a growing 5G trend
    • 07/10/17
    • Technology
    • Connected Consumer
    • Belgium
    • English

    Tech Trends 2017 Vol. 2: Latest technologies and a growing 5G trend

    We thought it was time to take another look at the hottest technologies impacting consumers’ lives and talk about a brand new trend which is set to transform today’s global industries and businesses.

  • Teenagers and higher-income households most likely to struggle with technology addiction
    • 06/28/17
    • Technology
    • Belgium
    • English

    Teenagers and higher-income households most likely to struggle with technology addiction

    A third of people (34 percent) in an online survey of 17 countries firmly agree that they “find it difficult to take a break from technology (my mobile device, computer, TV, etc.), even when I know I should”. This compares to less than half that number (16 percent) who firmly disagree that it is difficult to take a break. 

  • E-commerce in Belgium – Q1 2017
    • 06/06/17
    • Shopper
    • Belgium
    • English

    E-commerce in Belgium – Q1 2017

    For the first time, e-commerce in Wallonia grows faster than in Flanders.

  • Retail Reports Q1 2017
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail Reports Q1 2017

    Welcome to the first Retail Report of 2017! Stay tuned if you want to know how the Belgian non-food market performed in this first quarter.

  • Retail in general: 2017 off to a good start
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail in general: 2017 off to a good start

    2017 started off on a positive note, with a total increase in the non-food sales of 1.4%, compared to the same period last year. Although the year 2016 rounded up a negative growth of 0.7%, it concluded on a positive momentum in its last quarter, of +2% compared to Q4 2015. Let us hope that this positive trend is here to stay, for a great 2017! The comparison is based on the sum of all non-food markets measured by GfK POS Measurement.

  • IT & Office: IT & Office show upward trends
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: IT & Office show upward trends

    During the first quarter of 2017 the IT and Office Equipment market increased in value by almost 2%, for a total value of close to 500 Mio €.

  • Consumer Electronics: Consumer Electronics –  Under pressure
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer Electronics: Consumer Electronics – Under pressure

    For the 6th year in a row we are facing a decline in the first quarter of the year within the Consumer Electronics business. Whereas in Q1/2011 the CE category reached a turnover of more than 400 Mio € it wasn’t able to attain the mark of €230mio in Q1/2017?!

  • Major Domestic Appliances: A jump- start for Major Domestic Appliances
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: A jump- start for Major Domestic Appliances

    Once again we saw green figures in white goods in Q1 2017: every product group advanced in units and value. The washing category, last year’s fastest growing, again accounts for the biggest gain. Cooling holds off cooking as second best performing category.

  • Telecom: Positive vibe in Q1
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Positive vibe in Q1

    The telecom market had a positive start in Q1 of 2017 with a turnover growth of 3.5%. However, market growth is slowing down if compared with the growth rates of the first quarters of the last 3 years. We are a step closer to saturation.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: Thumbs up for Small Domestic Appliances
    • 06/06/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: Thumbs up for Small Domestic Appliances

    In the first quarter of 2017 a lot of product categories within Small Domestic Appliances showed positive results, only a few declined.

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