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.
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.
Consumers say companies should focus on providing good jobs, good quality products and being environmental.
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 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.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has decreased four points to zero in February.
A 22-country GfK survey show that just under a quarter (23 percent) of online consumers agree1 that virtual interactions with people and places can be as good as being there in person. This compares to just 15 percent who disagree1.
GfK has acquired Netquest, the leading access panel provider with strong presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points to +4 in January.
Women spend an average of almost five hours a week on personal grooming (bathing, shaving, dressing, hair, make-up), while men spend just over three hours. What motivates people to try to look their best?
Paris has pushed London off the top spot to win back the number one place as the highest rated city in 2015, out of a total of 50 cities. Sydney, which had been in the top three since 2011, falls back to fourth place, overtaken by New York, as well as Paris.
First time the Index has shown positive scores for an entire calendar year. GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased one point to +2 in December.