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    • 07/21/16
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    One in three ‘always concerned’ about their safety and security

    Close to a third of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree that they are always concerned about their safety and security. Brazil and Turkey have highest levels of people concerned; Sweden, Germany and Netherlands lead for feeling safe. Women not always more safety concerned than men.

  • UK Consumer confidence dives post-Brexit
    • 07/08/16
    • Financial Services
    • FMCG
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer confidence dives post-Brexit

    In a special GfK Consumer Confidence Barometer (CCB) to measure post-referendum economic sentiment in the UK, the core Index has fallen eight points to -9. In fact, all of the key measures that are used to calculate the overall Index have fallen. This long-running survey dates back to 1974, and there has not been a sharper drop than this recorded for 21 years (December 1994).

  • Consumer Confidence Index still in negative territory at -1
    • 06/30/16
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index still in negative territory at -1

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remained the same in June at -1.  Two of the measures used to calculate the Index saw increases this month, with one measure showing a decrease and the remaining two measures staying the same.

  • Considering switching energy supplier? Of those who did in Q1 half stayed for a better deal – but can the sector afford it?
    • 06/15/16
    • Press
    • Energy
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Considering switching energy supplier? Of those who did in Q1 half stayed for a better deal – but can the sector afford it?

    According to our latest Quarterly Energy Monitor, of all the British households who considered switching, more than half decided to stay put - having been offered a better deal with their current supplier.

  • Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders in the UK
    • 06/10/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders in the UK

    Natural pet food cornered well over a third (38 percent) of the UK's total spend in the ‘pet specialty’ market last year, while grain-free accounted for 15 percent.

  • Low consumer confidence reflects persistent doubts about the economy
    • 05/27/16
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Low consumer confidence reflects persistent doubts about the economy

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points in May to -1.  All of the measures, except one, used to calculate the Index saw increases this month.

  • Global smartphone sales growth driven by China
    • 05/19/16
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global smartphone sales growth driven by China

    Q1 2016: Low-end smartphones continue to drive market volume growth; increases in average selling price partially offset volume decline in the saturated Western Europe market; China delivers strongest sales growth of 19 percent.

  • British pets are munching through a lot of chicken
    • 05/09/16
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    British pets are munching through a lot of chicken

    GfK data reveals most popular pet food flavors across eight countries

  • Drivers of online and in-store shopping are not as sharply divided as you think
    • 05/05/16
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Shopper
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Drivers of online and in-store shopping are not as sharply divided as you think

    The top five most important factors that shoppers say swayed their decision to make a purchase online rather than in-store, or in-store rather than on-line.

  • Economic uncertainty clouds consumer confidence
    • 04/29/16
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer Goods
    • Consumer Panels
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Economic uncertainty clouds consumer confidence

    Index tumbles into negative territory for the first time in 15 months. 

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped three points in April to -3. 

  • Savers just outnumber fun-lovers internationally
    • 04/28/16
    • Financial Services
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Savers just outnumber fun-lovers internationally

    Internationally, people with a ‘save now’ mindset just outnumber people with a ‘have fun now’ mindset – but the numbers are very close.

  • Business to business market growth
    • 04/26/16
    • -INDUSTRIES
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Business to business market growth

    The value of the B2B market registered a year-on-year growth of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2016. This modest growth comes as something of a surprise considering that the previous three quarters had all seen double-digit growth rates. The main contributors to this slower growth were smaller growth rates in the key B2B categories software and mobile computing, as well as declines in some of the other categories.

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