In the third quarter of 2016 the smartphone passed the tablet as the third most popular device for online shopping: 16 percent of Belgians purchased a product or service via their smartphone. Although laptops and desktops are still by far the most important devices for e-commerce, this information does indicate an important, mobile trend.
GfK Belgium was recently invited to join the key note speakers at the global Motorsport Marketing & Sponsorship Forum at the Motorsport Vision Centre in Brands Hatch London. On January 26th, GfK will discuss the latest trends in sponsorship & sports marketing research & strategy.
GfK Belgium was appointed by the European Sponsorship Association (ESA) to be in the jury of the ESA Excellence Awards, celebrating the best sponsorships across Europe.
Internationally, the top five physical conditions that people worry most about having, either now or as they age, are eyesight getting poorer, not being as mentally alert, lacking energy, having trouble taking care of themselves physically, and being unable to walk or drive.
The top transnational issue in the third quarter, especially at the beginning, was the British people's decision to leave the EU. It was otherwise mainly country-specific themes that dominated discussions in the individual European countries. The economic and income expectations and propensity to buy indicators have not developed uniformly across Europe. Overall, the consumer climate for the EU28 fell from 13.1 points to 12.3 points from June to September 2016.
A recent, international GfK survey, conducted online in 16 countries, shows one in three people (33 percent) currently monitor or track their health or fitness via an online or mobile application, or via a fitness band, clip, or smartwatch.
Latest GfK-results of the gardening market for the first half of 2016.
Binge-watching is defined as watching three or more episodes of a TV show in one day. 56% of Belgian consumers admit to binge-watching on a monthly basis, while 1 in 3 admits to doing this even weekly.
When it comes to what aspect of their home people would most like to improve, the most popular answers among the online population across 22 countries are the interior décor or design (39 percent), the overall size or layout (38 percent), and the furniture (35 percent).
Since its release on July 6th 2016, Pokémon Go has been breaking records all over the place. Only a few days after the launch, the app was used more often than Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram and Facebook on a day-to-day basis.
Close to a third (32 percent) of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree that they are always concerned about their safety and security, compared to only ten percent who firmly indicate that they are not.
GfK conducted research on how Belgians have experienced the Euro 2016 and more specifically the games of the Red Devils.