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  • The future of the UK fashion industry
    • 09/20/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Digital Market Intelligence
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    The future of the UK fashion industry

    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.

  • Apple and Motorola removing the 3.5mm jack on their latest handsets is music to the ears of Wireless Headphone manufacturers
    • 09/15/16
    • Press
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Apple and Motorola removing the 3.5mm jack on their latest handsets is music to the ears of Wireless Headphone manufacturers

    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.

  • GfK at the Omnishopper Interational event
    • 09/12/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • FMCG
    • Shopper
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    11/15/16 - 11/17/16
    GfK at the Omnishopper Interational event

    Define the future of retail with revolutionary shopper insights and activation strategies

    Join James Llewellyn  and Peter Vankeulen at the Omnishopper international event on the 15th - 17th Novembers at the Marriott, Canary Wharf.

  • UK August 2016 Consumer Confidence Landscape
    • 08/31/16
    • -SOLUTIONS
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK August 2016 Consumer Confidence Landscape

    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.

  • Consumer Confidence Index rises five points after recent Brexit falls
    • 08/31/16
    • -SOLUTIONS
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index rises five points after recent Brexit falls

    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.

  • Home improvement: women aspire to better décor; men to better size and layout
    • 08/24/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Home and Living
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Global Study
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Home improvement: women aspire to better décor; men to better size and layout

    International findings show top five countries most interested in each area of home improvement

  • GfK appoints Imran Choudhary to technology team
    • 08/22/16
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK appoints Imran Choudhary to technology team

    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.

  • Emerging markets power smartphone sales
    • 08/19/16
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Connected Consumer
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Emerging markets power smartphone sales

    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.

  • Brexit, Zika, terror and how this amounts to a 'holiday re-think'
    • 08/10/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Brexit, Zika, terror and how this amounts to a 'holiday re-think'

    Helen Roberts, consumer and retail lead at Gfk, assesses what industry data is telling us about the current market.

  • The Irish opportunity: The value of a focussed strategy
    • 08/05/16
    • -INDUSTRIES
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    The Irish opportunity: The value of a focussed strategy

    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.  

  • Gaming a silver lining for IT
    • 08/03/16
    • -INDUSTRIES
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Gaming a silver lining for IT

    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.

  • Video viewing landscape across devices
    • 07/29/16
    • -INDUSTRIES
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Technology
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Video viewing landscape across devices

    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.

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