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  • Squeeze-out request submitted to GfK
    • 03/30/17
    • Press
    • HQ financials
    • Investors
    • Global
    • English

    Squeeze-out request submitted to GfK

    The formal request by GfK’s majority shareholder Acceleratio Capital N.V. (Acceleratio) for a squeeze-out of the minority shareholders was submitted to the Management Board of GfK SE today.

  • GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires
    • 03/30/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Global
    • English

    GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires

    The newly launched GfK Customer and Audience Activation service takes GfK data such as pan-European purchasing power and combines it with Eyeota’s audiences to create aggregated segments for digital activation. 

  • Higher inflation dampens consumer climate
    • 03/23/17
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Public Services
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    Higher inflation dampens consumer climate

    Consumer sentiment in Germany sends mixed signals in March. While economic expectation and the propensity to buy picked up again after a decline in the previous month, income expectations fell slightly. Because propensity to save also rose again in March, the consumer climate prognosis in April is 9.8 points, and thus slightly lower than the 10.0 points in March.

  • Majority of internet users read books either daily or at least once a week
    • 03/23/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • Global
    • English

    Majority of internet users read books either daily or at least once a week

    Nearly 60 percent of the online population across 17 countries read books either daily or at least once a week. China has highest percentage of “every day” book readers. Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books. Women are more likely to be avid book readers than men.

  • Setting the course in a challenging year
    • 03/14/17
    • Press
    • HQ financials
    • Investors
    • Global
    • English

    Setting the course in a challenging year

    In what remained a challenging market environment, GfK reported a sales decline of 3.9 percent to €1,484 million in 2016.

  • Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO
    • 03/10/17
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    Peter Feld joins GfK SE as new CEO

    The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has today appointed Peter Feld (51) as new Chief Executive Officer and Management Board member effective March 15, 2017. Feld most recently served as CEO of WMF Group. Prior to that, he was a member of the Executive Board at Beiersdorf AG.

  • Germans spend more on vacations than cars
    • 03/09/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Global
    • English

    Germans spend more on vacations than cars

    Germans spend almost five percent of their purchasing power on holiday travel. At €1,020 per person, Germans' expenditures on holiday travel exceed even what they spend on automobile purchases. Sea cruises are especially popular in northern Germany, while sport, activity and wellness-related travel is a favorite in southern Germany. These insights are from GfK's first-ever study on regional purchasing power for holiday travel and are being presented at the 2017 ITB tourism trade fair in Berlin.

  • GfK study on sales territory optimization
    • 03/07/17
    • Geomarketing
    • Geo+SalesTerritories
    • Global
    • English

    GfK study on sales territory optimization

    GfK recently researched planning practices among German companies with outside sales forces. The resulting study demonstrates that the complexity, speed of change and diversity of tasks in sales have further increased in recent years. Heads of sales use professional planning tactics, but usually only when forced to respond to an immediate need. GfK's analysis highlights improvement opportunities, which include viewing sales optimization as a strategic task, using objective and potential-oriented optimization criteria and embracing a professional approach to change management.

  • European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016
    • 03/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016

    GfK’s sales tracking of four key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain and Germany), shows a turnover of €17.6 billion for total year 2016. This is a sales value growth of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year. GfK released the findings at the international MIDO 2017 trade fair in Milan.

  • UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in February to -6
    • 02/28/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Global
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in February to -6

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has decreased one point this month to -6. Three of the five measures saw decreases in February, and two measures saw increases.

  • Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries
    • 02/24/17
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • Connected Consumer
    • Connected car
    • Global Consumer Values
    • Global
    • English

    Vehicle features: Latest driver tech ‘very important’ to 1 in 3 people across 17 countries

    GfK, has released findings showing which vehicle features, from a given list, people see as being ‘very important’ in a vehicle. 

  • German consumer optimism declines slightly
    • 02/23/17
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Public Services
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    German consumer optimism declines slightly

    After a splendid start into 2017, con-sumer confidence in Germany suffers a minor setback in February. Both economic and income expectations, as well as propensity to buy are expected to decline. The consumer climate forecast for March is at 10.0 points following a level of 10.2 in February.

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