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  • GfK returns to organic growth in 2015
    • 01/29/16
    • Press
    • Investors
    • Norway
    • English

    GfK returns to organic growth in 2015

    Sales increase by 1.1 percent in organic terms
    Sales rise by 6.3 percent compared with the previous year to approximately €1,544 million
    Adjusted operating income increases by €9 million to approximately €188 million
    Margin of 12.1 percent (previous year: 12.3 percent)

  • People average 4 hours a week on personal grooming. What motivates them?
    • 01/27/16
    • Press
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Consumer Goods
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Norway
    • English

    People average 4 hours a week on personal grooming. What motivates them?

    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?

  • Fashion Talk January 2016
    • 01/22/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Norway
    • English

    Fashion Talk January 2016

    In this issue we would like to present you some pioneering shop concepts from our trend scouts for the German fashion retail industry as well as show you how we, on the basis of our study, can work with you to develop a customized Future Fashion Shop concept for your company.

  • Focus on trends: A turn of the seasons or a turning point in time?
    • 01/21/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Norway
    • English

    Focus on trends: A turn of the seasons or a turning point in time?

    As a trend analyst, I particularly value the campaign photos published by major international brands such as Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.

  • Future fashion retail
    • 01/21/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Norway
    • English

    Future fashion retail

    Baseline study on the future of fashion retail in Germany.

  • Paris wins back ‘most admired city’ from London
    • 01/19/16
    • Press
    • Public Services
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Brand and Customer Experience
    • Norway
    • English

    Paris wins back ‘most admired city’ from London

    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.

  • Money and self-pressure are the leading major causes of stress internationally
    • 11/25/15
    • Consumer Health
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Norway
    • English

    Money and self-pressure are the leading major causes of stress internationally

    With the pressure of Christmas shopping already underway, GfK has released findings from a 22-country survey looking at the major causes of stress in people's daily lives. Money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the top three major causes of stress internationally.

  • Strongest Q3 smartphone sales on record driven by demand in China, MEA and emerging APAC
    • 11/25/15
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Norway
    • English

    Strongest Q3 smartphone sales on record driven by demand in China, MEA and emerging APAC

    The record quarterly sales performance in Q3 2015 can be attributed to three markets: China, which returned to growth, the MEA and emerging APAC. In total, 324m smartphone units were sold. The US$294 average selling price (ASP) of smartphones was down 2 percent year-on-year.

  • Map of the month: New maps for Poland and all of Europe for GIS use
    • 11/18/15
    • Geomarketing
    • RegioGraph
    • Regional Market Data
    • Picture of the month
    • Norway
    • English

    Map of the month: New maps for Poland and all of Europe for GIS use

    In honor of GIS Day, GfK is releasing an extract of its new, ultra-precise digital maps of Poland. GfK offers detailed, up-to-date geodata for all of Europe in its newly released "GfK Europe Edition 2015".

  • USA regains position as top nation brand from Germany
    • 11/17/15
    • Public Services
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Norway
    • English

    USA regains position as top nation brand from Germany

    After being pushed off the number one position last year by Germany, the USA has this year taken back its position at the top of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI)

  • GfK Purchasing Power USA 2015
    • 10/28/15
    • Geomarketing
    • Norway
    • English

    GfK Purchasing Power USA 2015

    The average purchasing power in the United States of €35,179 per person is relatively high compared to other countries.

  • GfK Europe Map Edition 2015/2016 depicts current administrative and postcode boundaries
    • 10/15/15
    • Geomarketing
    • Norway
    • English

    GfK Europe Map Edition 2015/2016 depicts current administrative and postcode boundaries

    GfK has released its Europe Map Edition 2015/2016, which reflects the thousands of regional changes that have occurred in Europe over the past year.

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