The fashion industry has been struggling across Europe for a while, and the concern is that the UK, which has up to now maintained a flat performance, may start to decline.
We share our latest thinking on what a UK fashion brands need to do to be successful in today’s ever changing environment and to inspire and engage tomorrow's fashion consumer.
After months of speculation about Apple’s much anticipated iPhone 7, the rumours around their intention to do away with the long-serving 3.5mm headphone jack were confirmed at Apple’s launch event in Cupertino, California.
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The UK Consumer Confidence Index has risen five points in August after recent Brexit falls, as Brits carry on shopping while motivation to save collapses. GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by five points this month to -7. All five measures used to calculate the Index saw increases.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by five points this month to -7. All five measures used to calculate the Index saw increases.
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GfK has appointed Imran Choudhary as Key Account Director, Technology. Imran brings a decade’s experience of consumer insight and client management to the role.
New connected consumers in emerging markets, especially rural China, continued to drive smartphone growth in 2Q16. Resilient mid-range to high-end sales mean GfK upgrades its 2016 smartphone market value forecast to USD 426 billion. No immediate impact in the UK from Brexit.
Helen Roberts, consumer and retail lead at Gfk, assesses what industry data is telling us about the current market.
Despite being close together geographically the Irish and UK markets vary in a number of ways, and it is important to consider these intricate differences when pulling together a strategy for the Irish market. Key changes in the market, as well as the buoyancy of the core computing categories in 2015, have ensured that increased focus is being given to Ireland by manufacturers and retailers alike.
The second quarter of 2016 saw continued challenges to the retail Information Technology (IT) market. The overall market declined in value by 6% compared with the same period of 2015. Both traditional computing and tablets contributed significantly to this drop, and areas such as storage and networking that had previously been strong also slipped into decline. However, some areas of IT, many associated with PC gaming products, provide something of a silver lining.
With access to more devices and new formats of viewing than ever before, the video viewing landscape is changing rapidly. We’re now viewing videos not only at home and on the go, but also across multiple devices. Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services in particular is growing fast. According to BARB, UK households subscribing to Netflix, Amazon Video and Now TV have increased from 14% to 24% year on year.