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  • 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.

  • European retail in 2016: Slow but real-value growth
    • 04/19/16
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    European retail in 2016: Slow but real-value growth

    GfK study on retail conditions in 33 European countries. GfK has carried out a comprehensive analysis of the European retail scene in 33 European countries. The study examines purchasing power, the retail share of the population's total expenditures, inflation, sales area productivity as well as a turnover prognosis for 2016. The study is part of the new edition of ACROSS Magazine, which is being launched at the 2016 ICSC European conference in Milano, Italy. 

  • Nursery: The flight to quality
    • 04/05/16
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Nursery: The flight to quality

    The UK nursery industry moved into high gear in 2015 as consumers moved towards premium purchases helping to push double digit value growth across the year compared to a very volume-driven 2014.At the Harrogate Nursery Fair, GfK explored the reasons behind this flight to quality. 

  • Consumer Confidence stalls at zero
    • 03/31/16
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence stalls at zero

    Do Brexit jitters explain 18-point fall since March 2015 in sentiment over future prospects for general economy?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remained at zero in March. 

  • Top 3 most important corporate responsibilities, according to consumers
    • 03/17/16
    • Press
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Top 3 most important corporate responsibilities, according to consumers

    Consumers say companies should focus on providing good jobs, good quality products and being environmental.

  • Four million homes switched their energy supplier in 2015
    • 03/10/16
    • Press
    • Energy
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Four million homes switched their energy supplier in 2015

    Close to 15 percent of homes switched energy supplier in 2015, up from 12 percent the year before according to latest figures from GfK’s Quarterly Energy Market Monitor. GfK prepares the Monitor using a nationally representative panel of 12,000 households that reflect the composition of the 26m households in Britain.

  • Global smartphone sales hit a quarterly high in Q4 2015
    • 03/02/16
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global smartphone sales hit a quarterly high in Q4 2015

    Global smartphone demand hit 368m units in Q4 2015, up 14 percent quarter-on-quarter and up six percent year-on-year. However, this was offset by a global decline in the average selling price (ASP) of six percent year-on-year, which caused revenue growth to plateau at US$115bn.

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