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    • 06/16/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Exit Poll Spot on Again.

    A scatter of results either side of the actual winning margin, and wrong by no more than 3% - the exit poll yet again produced a remarkably accurate result. The exit poll was conducted by GfK in partnership with Ipsos MORI, on behalf of the BBC, ITV, and Sky News, and got every party almost exactly right. See results!

  • 1.625 million UK households are dispassionate towards their car – an opportunity for mass-market multi-brand dealerships
    • 06/12/17
    • Automotive
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    1.625 million UK households are dispassionate towards their car – an opportunity for mass-market multi-brand dealerships

    Over 100 years ago, Henry Ford made the car available to the masses by revolutionising the manufacturing process. A car became a status symbol – and by the end of 2016, 30.9 million cars1 were registered on Britain’s roads. But, looking closer at the record year 2016, we see only a 0.8%2 yoy increase of private new car registrations; the market has been slowly moving towards saturation for a while now. And another trend is making itself known: The attitude towards car ownership is shifting – the car has lost some of its standing as status symbol.

    • 06/02/17
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism

    Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism

    Immigration and Brexit are not voter priorities

    A survey to understand the top concerns of British consumers conducted in the first half of May 2017 has revealed that “NHS and the cost of healthcare”, “terrorism” and “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” are more important to voters than the issues of immigration and Brexit.

  • UK Consumer Confidence increases two points to - 5. But when will the squeeze in living standards hit home?
    • 05/31/17
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases two points to - 5. But when will the squeeze in living standards hit home?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to - 5 in May. Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged. 

  • 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.

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