GfK has achieved a sales growth of 6.2 percent in 2015, despite a stagnating market environment.
Consumers say companies should focus on providing good jobs, good quality products and being environmental.
GfK and Nielsen announce that they are in discussions to develop a set of services for advertisers, agencies and media groups...
GfK is further developing the setup of the North America business effective March 3, 2016. The business currently consists of two separate sectors, but these are being more closely combined under the One GfK strategy. The result will enable GfK to offer its range of services in North America in a more integrated manner. Gary Cofer is announced as the new lead for the joint North America business.
Global smartphone demand hit 368m units in Q4 2015, up 14 percent quarter-on-quarter and up six percent year-on-year.
Following media enquiries, GfK confirms that, represented by the Supervisory Board, it has initiated civil proceedings against two former management board members.
Results for GfK TEMAX® Western Europe for the fourth quarter of 2015
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.
Overall, consumer confidence improved slightly in February. For March, the overall indicator is forecasting 9.5 points in comparison to 9.4 points in February. There is a noticeable rise in income expectations but hardly any change in the economic outlook. The propensity to buy remains stable.
The university city of Heidelberg has Germany's highest share of households whose main earners are 30 years old or younger. By contrast, the highest share of senior households can be found in the district of Suhl in Thuringia. These are some of the findings of the study "GfK Demographics 2016", which reveals the regional distribution of family types, age ranges, income levels and accommodation types in Germany.
The majority of consumers in China believe smart home technology will make an impact on their lives in the near future – coming almost equal with mobile payment and well ahead of wearable technology. But in Japan, only one in five think smart home tech will impact them, while mobile payment wins notably higher votes. In South Korea opinion is divided at around half.
GfK has acquired Netquest, the leading access panel provider with strong presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.