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 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.
In recognition of carnival celebrations on Tuesday, GfK’s Map of the Month for February illustrates the share of single-person households in one of the holiday’s strongholds in Cologne, Germany. The data is displayed at the level of detailed grid cells (data source: GfK Demographics Germany 2016).
The map is a preview of the new grid analysis feature in the geomarketing software RegioGraph 2017, which GfK will release at the end of March.
Poland's 2016 retail purchasing power was approximately €89 bil. Around 43 percent of these funds were spent on food, beverages and tobacco products. Basic supply items – food, clothing, health/hygiene – comprised just under two-thirds of Poland's retail purchasing power. But according to GfK's new study, the amount and distribution of this purchasing power varies substantially from region to region.
GfK will release a completely new version of its geomarketing software RegioGraph at the end of March. RegioGraph 2017 features a new and simplified interface, faster results and numerous new options for analyzing and optimizing locations and sales territories. For the first time, users can work directly with online maps and aerial images. RegioGraph 2017 gives users from all industries an innovative and reliable basis for any location-based decision.
Mobile data exchange company adsquare is making region-based consumer insights from global market research company GfK available on their platform. The combination of rich consumer insights and a real-time mobile platform takes programmatic advertising to a new level.
GfK's Map of the Month for January illustrates Germany's 2017 per-capita purchasing power at the level of districts (source: "GfK Purchasing Power Germany 2017").
GfK's Map of the Month for December illustrates Germany's purchasing power density. Purchasing power density refers to the purchasing power sum per square kilometer (source: "GfK Purchasing Power Germany 2017").
Germans' 2017 per-capita purchasing power will increase nominally by 1.7 percent to €22,239. The country's 25 most populous districts alone comprise one-fourth of Germany's total purchasing power. These are some of the findings of the 2017 GfK purchasing power study released today.
Efficiency at the press of a button: RegioGraph supports companies of all branches in the optimal use of available resources and regional potential down to the level of street segments. A case study from the business-to-business sector shows how.
GfK's Map of the Month for November illustrates Europe's purchasing power density at the 2-digit postcode level. Purchasing power density refers to the purchasing power sum per square kilometer (source: "GfK Purchasing Power Europe 2016").
Europeans have around 0.3 percent more nominal purchasing power per person in 2016 compared to last year. The available net income of the population varies substantially among the 42 countries considered by the GfK study. The highest average purchasing power can be found in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Luxembourg, while the lowest is in Belarus, Moldova and the Ukraine. Ukrainians have only one eightieth the average purchasing power of Liechtenstein inhabitants. These are some of the findings of the study "GfK Purchasing Power Europe 2016".