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    • 04/19/18
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer sentiment in Europe stayed cautiously optimistic for Q1

    In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, despite slight declines after the overall upward trend seen throughout 2017. At the end of the quarter, the GfK Consumer Climate for the 28 EU stood at 20.6 points, compared to 21.1 points in December – but is still higher than at the same time last year. For 2018, GfK predicts an increase in private household consumer spending in the European Union, from 1.5 to 2 percent in real terms.
    • 04/11/18
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Was it Good Friday or Black Friday? Tech Sales Soar at Easter while DIY struggles

    The early timing of Easter 2018 combined with crazy weather conditions, has brought about a very different pattern of trade to that seen in previous years. In fact, comparisons between Easter 2018 and 2017 show stark differences for both the Technology and DIY sectors.
    • 03/29/18
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence rises to -7 in March

    Spring is in the air with increases across the board on personal finances, the general economy and purchase intentions  GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased three points in March 2018.  All five of the constituent measures recorded higher values. 
    • 02/28/18
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in February to -10

    Overall Index Score has bounced between zero and -13 since February 2016
    • 01/31/18
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases four points in January to -9

    2018 kicks off on surprisingly upbeat note
    • 01/30/18
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Brand and Customer Experience
    • Public Communications and Social Science
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    London holds steady as 2nd highest-rated city in the world

    Paris holds onto top place for second year running, followed closely by London. Sydney knocks New York off 3rd place. Dublin and Edinburgh both show large score gains. 
    • 01/24/18
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global smartphone average sales price sees record year-on-year growth in 4Q17

    Global smartphone sales reached 397 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (4Q17), a one percent increase year-on-year.
    • 12/21/17
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in December to -13

    Nearly two years of declining consumer confidence
    • 12/06/17
    • Press
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence tumbles two points in November to -12

    No festive cheer as index notches up 20 consecutive months in negative territory
    • 12/06/17
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Contract SIM-only continues to surge in Q317 in GB

    GfK’s latest Point of Sale (PoS) and quarterly Tech Consumer 360 data on the mobile phone market reveals that the Contract SIM-only (SIMO) category was the strongest performer in Q3, up 20% on the previous quarter.
    • 12/05/17
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK scoops double award for “Best Innovation” at MRS 2017 Awards

    GfK awarded both “Winner” and “Highly Commended” for the Research Live Award for Best Innovation, at the MRS Awards 2017. 
    • 11/21/17
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer Health
    • Home and Living
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Health, financial security and free time are top factors for the Good Life, say UK consumers

    When it comes to the factors that make up ‘the good life’, the top three most popular items according to the online population in the UK are good health, financial security and leisure time. Well over half of Britons also see a home you own, a happy marriage, travel for leisure, and control over one’s life as being part of the good life. 
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