Three in ten people (31 percent) would firmly prefer to have more time than more money – compared to only nine percent who firmly disagree with that. And over four in ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that.
Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for May 2017
The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has appointed Christian Bigatà Joseph (42) as the new Chief Financial Officer and Management Board member of GfK SE, effective August 1, 2017.
In the first three months of 2017, GfK recorded a decline in both sales and income. In organic terms, consolidated sales were down 2.7 percent.
“Retail Purchasing Power” and “Purchasing Power for Retail Product Lines” improve the accuracy of targeting consumers online according to their offline shopping habits.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped one point to -7 in April. Four of the five measures decreased, leaving only the Major Purchase Index showing an increase.
Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one. Brazil, South Korea and Japan lead for favoring relaxing vacations; Italy, France and Spain lead for active holidays. Teenagers are the most energetic, with 43 percent preferring active vacations.
Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for April 2017
The positive mood among European consumers has continued into the first quarter of 2017. At the end of December 2016, the consumer climate for the 28 EU countries had already risen to its highest level since January 2008. In January 2017, it further climbed by two points to 19.9 points, before settling at a level of 18.9 in March.
Upon application of GfK SE, the Register Court of Nuremberg has appointed Thomas Ebeling, Johannes P. Huth and Philipp Freise as members of the Supervisory Board, effective April 7, 2017.
GfK, in partnership with the UXalliance, will host the 12th User Experience (UX) Masterclass at the InterContinental Puxi in Shanghai on April 20.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remains stable at -6 in March. Three of the five measures stayed at the same level and two measures saw increases.