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  • Going round in circles
    • 01/17/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Going round in circles

    We talk about the sharing economy as if it is a fairly new concept, but is it really that new or is it simply an old behaviour reinvented and enabled by technology?

  • Consumer Confidence Index increases one point
    • 12/22/16
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index increases one point

    Roller-coaster year for UK consumer confidence

    London, December 22, 2016 – GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by one point this month to -7. Two of the five measures saw increases in December with the remaining three measures decreasing.

  • In a challenging economic climate, growth for B2B ITC and Telecoms vendors in 2017 will depend on understanding customer priorities
    • 12/14/16
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    In a challenging economic climate, growth for B2B ITC and Telecoms vendors in 2017 will depend on understanding customer priorities

    2016 has been a tumultuous year, and it’s still unclear what the consequences of the Brexit vote, the policies of President-elect Trump, and the economic slowdown in previously high-growth regions such as China will be.

  • UK TV viewing trends
    • 12/14/16
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK TV viewing trends

    OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

  • GfK at the Omnishopper Interational event
    • 12/13/16
    • 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

    On the 15th - 17th November,  James Llewellyn  and Peter Vankeulen spoke at the Omnishopper international event, Canary Wharf.

  • 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

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