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  • Global Travellers Want Relaxing Yet Fulfilling Breaks
    • 02/16/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global Travellers Want Relaxing Yet Fulfilling Breaks

    It’s often been said that the world is divided into two kinds of people; those who like to spend their holidays seeing and doing things, and others who just want to lie on the beach. Recent global research from GfK shows that the truth is a little more complicated.

  • Deliberations on the UK tyre market and Brexit
    • 02/16/17
    • Automotive
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Deliberations on the UK tyre market and Brexit

    All in all, 2016 has been a successful year for tyre manufacturers in the UK. Following the increasing number of SUVs on the road, 4x4 tyre sales grew notably by 18% units sold* yoy, but overall GfK’s Panel Market GB was flat.

  • Explore the world of the Connected Consumers through our insights
    • 02/15/17
    • Connected Consumer
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Explore the world of the Connected Consumers through our insights

    Consumers are more connected than ever. New technologies and the benefits they bring have a significant impact on people’s behavior and their relationships with brands. Find out what that means for your business!

  • GB Inflation Watch
    • 02/14/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GB Inflation Watch

    Nearly three out of four GB consumers think prices have risen over the past year and they expect more rapid rises to come

  • Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ drives into pole position for its online video streaming service
    • 02/10/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ drives into pole position for its online video streaming service

    Amazon’s biggest visual production to date, The Grand Tour, shows clear appeal among UK SVOD viewers. GfK’s established SVOD content tracking and analysis finds that the show swept the board versus other titles viewed on Amazon. It was the most viewed title in both November and December 2016, attracting the biggest audience reach for an Amazon show in the UK since GfK’s tracking service began in 2015.

  • Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016
    • 02/08/17
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Tech Trends
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Smartphone market up 6.6 percent year-on-year in 2016

    Continued 4G expansion in China, plus accelerating growth in Russia, drove global demand over the year. Smartphone sales in 4Q16 totaled 391 million units globally, up six percent year-on-year. All regions except Western Europe saw year-on-year growth in 4Q16.

  • Supercrunch by GfK launches
    • 02/02/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Supercrunch by GfK launches

    GfK launches Supercrunch. The new unit with an independent market appearance offers customers a com-pletely new type of automated, user-defined analysis, helping them solve central marketing issues quickly and cost effectively.

  • Health and fitness – a January fling?
    • 01/31/17
    • Retail
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Health and fitness – a January fling?

    Every year in January the word “gym membership” peaks in number of searches on Google and the gyms across the UK are filled with people determined to start a new, healthier life. GfK data shows that health and fitness is not just a January fling but is instead becoming a key feature of our general lifestyles.

     

     

  • A big sigh of relief as consumers spend at Christmas
    • 01/31/17
    • Retail
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A big sigh of relief as consumers spend at Christmas

    Whilst a positive result is often referred to as Christmas coming early, given the uncertainty of the past 6 months, our retailers were just grateful that Christmas came at all this year.  And come it did, with overall year on year December retail growth up 4.3%, and all the big generalist retailers making lots of positive noise around December/Xmas trading results.

  • Only a slight decline for consumer electronics sales in 2016, Brexit fears notwithstanding
    • 01/31/17
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Only a slight decline for consumer electronics sales in 2016, Brexit fears notwithstanding

    Although the referendum vote to leave the European Union caused anxiety about its effect on business (as indicated by the pessimism and caution registered in GfK’s post referendum consumer confidence survey) sales of electrical durables over the second half of 2016 appeared largely unaffected.

  • Washing Machine Consumers Load Up On Smart, Efficient Models
    • 01/31/17
    • Home Appliances
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Washing Machine Consumers Load Up On Smart, Efficient Models

    Alongside cooling, washing machines have been instrumental in driving Total MDA value (+6%) and volume (+7%) growth in 2016.

  • UK Consumer Confidence creeps up two points
    • 01/31/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence creeps up two points

    But does January’s dip in Major Purchase Index predict slowing consumer spending for 2017?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points this month to -5. Three of the five measures saw increases in January, one was unchanged, and the other decreased.

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