During the third quarter of 2016 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by -12%, the biggest decline in years for a total value of close to €460m.
After a successful 2nd quarter, thanks to the European Championships Football 2016 in France, the Consumer Electronics business struggles in Q3/2016: a value decrease of more than 10% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2015!
We noticed a significant decline in non-food sales during the third quarter of 2016: an overall decline in sales value of -3.1% in the third quarter, compared to the same period last year. The comparison is based on the sum of all non-food markets measured by GfK POS Measurement.
Welcome to our Retail Reports of the third quarter of 2016! Are you looking for the latest trends in the non-food market?
The average person unlocks their phone more than 30 times a day, a figure that is rising all the time
GfK TEMAX® results for Germany for Q3 2016
As we now enter the month of November we are getting ever closer to the most important day in the retail calendar Black Friday, or are we?
Over the past three years this single day has represented the most important day in the retail calendar. However we are already seeing through early communication from retailers that the focus may not be just on this single day.
As in many other areas, consumers are keen to embrace technologies that make their lives easier. Find out in which country gardeners were the most enthusiastic adopters of robotic lawnmowers.
GfK has appointed Gary Schanzer to lead its Point-of-Sale (POS) teams in North America – including pet, optics and tire retail panels – and GfK’s Value-Added Services in e-commerce content, discount ad tracking, and technology research for investment firms.
2016 has seen the UK tyre market spring back to growth after a prolonged period of decline. Innovation has been a contributory factor to growth with new ranges from key manufacturers selling well from launch.
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) – with 2,200-plus tire and automotive service centers in the US owned and operated by its Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) business unit – has signed on as a charter data provider for GfK’s new point-of-sale (POS) tire panel. Bridgestone also will be among the first subscribers to GfK’s nationwide tire data.
In the run up to the festive period, the anticipation of Black Friday’s impact on Christmas 2015 retail sales was high.