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  • Opportunity for brands that can give back time or experiences to consumers
    • 05/25/17
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Opportunity for brands that can give back time or experiences to consumers

    Three in ten people (31 percent) would firmly prefer to have more time than more money – compared to only nine percent who firmly disagree with that. And over four in ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that. 

    • 05/18/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead

    New GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead. Find out more about the full findings here.

  • What’s happening with prices in consumer durables?
    • 05/12/17
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    What’s happening with prices in consumer durables?

    How much a product costs is an important factor; not just for consumers but also for retailers. For the consumer this doesn’t simply mean that cheapest is always the best option, but price is an important part of most buying decisions.

  • Are aspirational home furnishings still relevant to consumers?
    • 05/12/17
    • Retail
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Are aspirational home furnishings still relevant to consumers?

    Imagine this – you’re walking through any given department store, home furnishings retailer (or even supermarket these days) when you see the most beautiful sofa table in green marble and you decide to splash out and go for it. It then turns out upon delivery that your new fancy sofa table is actually bigger than your living room, and you end up feeling pretty disappointed.

  • Five Tech Trends you can’t afford to ignore in 2017
    • 05/10/17
    • Connected Consumer
    • Tech Trends
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Five Tech Trends you can’t afford to ignore in 2017

    The pace of change driven by new technologies never slows. For our latest thinking on how five key trends will impact Connected Consumers now and next, explore our full Tech Trends 2017 report

  • Understanding how customers connect with alcohol brands
    • 05/10/17
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Understanding how customers connect with alcohol brands

    In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, how can brands increase the effectiveness of their touchpoint activations. Find out in our white paper.

  • Premium opportunities despite challenging conditions for the IT market
    • 05/08/17
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Premium opportunities despite challenging conditions for the IT market

    The retail IT market continued to see challenging conditions in the first quarter of 2017, with the value generated by sales of IT products falling by 5% compared to the first quarter of 2016.

  • A slow start for total consumer electronics sales in 2017 but 4K and Audio HIFI are still positive
    • 05/08/17
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A slow start for total consumer electronics sales in 2017 but 4K and Audio HIFI are still positive

    There is still considerable consternation among many in the consumer electronics industry that Brexit will have a negative effect on market volume sales and turnover in 2017 and beyond.

  • Hybrid technology holding its own in decorative sundries
    • 05/08/17
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Hybrid technology holding its own in decorative sundries

    Over the last 12 months DIY decorative sundries* have been in decline by -6.4% value and -7.9% volume year-on-year (YOY).

  • GB premium paint positive in an overall declining market
    • 05/05/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Home and Living
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GB premium paint positive in an overall declining market

    The total paint* market achieved its twelfth consecutive month of decline. This fall reached -8.2% in value and was even bigger in litres (-9.5%) in the first quarter of 2017 versus 2016.

  • Pyrolytic cleaners turning up the heat within the cooking market
    • 05/04/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Pyrolytic cleaners turning up the heat within the cooking market

    The first quarter of 2017 has seen less growth for MDA than last year with total value growth only slightly below 1%. Cooking is one product group which has stayed relatively flat, down 1% at £189million.

  • Cooking Pot Growth Fails to Electrify the SKA Market
    • 05/04/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Cooking Pot Growth Fails to Electrify the SKA Market

    Total Small Kitchen Appliances (SKA) saw a drop in value of over 9% in the first 3 months of 2017 with the majority of categories declining including kettles, toasters and food preparation.

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