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  • Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success
    • 12/07/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Retail Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success

    Reignited hype and significant financial backing suggests we may be teetering on the edge of a second wave of virtual reality (VR) success. 20 years of inconspicuous availability is now overshadowed as expectations have surged. Some of the world’s largest companies are in support of VR, while PC and mobile manufacturer launches have driven momentum in 2016. Now up for debate is whether VR will become a mass market entity, and how.

  • A craving for trust – a consumer trend of heightened importance to the travel sector
    • 12/07/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A craving for trust – a consumer trend of heightened importance to the travel sector

    Of UK consumers agree they only buy from trusted brands +7 pts. vs. 2011

  • A snapshot on Cruise - Watch-outs for the growing cruise sector
    • 12/06/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A snapshot on Cruise - Watch-outs for the growing cruise sector

    Continued growth in the international cruise market highlights an increasing important segment of the international market.  

  • Don’t be left in the dark about Black Friday
    • 12/05/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Don’t be left in the dark about Black Friday

    Black Friday has become one of the most important dates in the UK's retail calendar in the space of a few years. Are you maximizing the opportunities? Do you understand what happens at this all-important promotional period, why, and what it means for your business?

  • Online sales account for a record breaking 48% of total Black Friday sales
    • 12/02/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Home Appliances
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Retail Analytics
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Online sales account for a record breaking 48% of total Black Friday sales

    This year we’ve seen a further evolution of Black Friday. The event, which in reality is still only a few years old on these shores, has become the key trading period in the UK retail calendar.

  • Motor insurance: why premium prices might remain subdued in 2017
    • 12/01/16
    • Automotive
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Motor insurance: why premium prices might remain subdued in 2017

    On the face of it, last week’s Autumn Statement was bittersweet for the motor insurance industry. The good news is that the government announced plans to push ahead with legal reforms to cut compensation for whiplash injuries which are costing insurance companies c£1bn a year. Insurers cheered this news and pledged to pass on the savings to motorists.

  • UK travellers seek out safe-haven destinations in wake of terror attacks
    • 11/30/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK travellers seek out safe-haven destinations in wake of terror attacks

    Latest data shows outbound demand ahead of last year

  • UK Confidence
    • 11/30/16
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Confidence

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has decreased by five points this month to -8. All five of the measures in the Index saw decreases in November.

  • Generosity lives: Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month
    • 11/30/16
    • Public Services
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Generosity lives: Four in ten people help others a minimum of once a month

    Mexico, USA and Netherlands lead for populations who help others a minimum of once a month. Men slightly ahead of women overall, while 20-29 year olds lead across age groups.

  • Consumer Confidence Index drops five points
    • 11/30/16
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Panels
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index drops five points

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has decreased by five points this month to -8. All five of the measures in the Index saw decreases in November.

  • The Road Ahead for UK Automotive Innovation
    • 11/22/16
    • Automotive
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    The Road Ahead for UK Automotive Innovation

    Regardless of what Brexit may bring, there are clear signals from UK consumers which features they value in a car, indicating the road ahead for automotive innovation.

  • How can the CCB Forecasting tool help my business?
    • 11/22/16
    • Automotive
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    How can the CCB Forecasting tool help my business?

    Our CCB foresting tool combines new vehicle registrations with our Consumer Confidence Barometer (CCB) data to forecast if sales will increase or decrease in the next three to four months.

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