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  • IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline

    During the last quarter of 2016 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by only -0,1%, the best quarter of the year 2016 for a total value of close to 545 Mio €.

  • Telecom: Positive results for 2016
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Positive results for 2016

    No double digit growth numbers for the final quarter of 2016. Nevertheless we noted a growth of 1,6% in Q4 and an excellent growth of 10,1% for total 2016 in the Telecom market.

  • Major Domestic Appliances: less dull than you think
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: less dull than you think

    Conclusions for the last quarter of 2016 are in line with previous quarters giving way to a full year review. Once again the white goods market advances, although slower than during 2015.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: A very positive year-end for Small Domestic Appliances
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: A very positive year-end for Small Domestic Appliances

    The last quarter of 2016 showed again a –very- positive growth for Small Domestic Appliances. Only a few categories showed a decline, mainly within the Personal Care segment.

  • Media & Entertainment: Struggling Entertainment market.
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: Struggling Entertainment market.

    With a 7,6% decline in the fourth quarter of 2016, there’s no denying physical media sales keep struggling in the digital age.

  • Books: Small growth in last quarter of 2016 for Books
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Books: Small growth in last quarter of 2016 for Books

    The Belgian book market is still in decline, but gradually slowing down following a decline of -1,3% in the third and a growth of 0,9% in the fourth quarter.

  • Fashion: Good performance in Q4 can’t save the year for Belgian Fashion market
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Fashion: Good performance in Q4 can’t save the year for Belgian Fashion market

    The last quarter of the year finally shows some positive results for the Belgian Fashion market: three months of growth, leading to a nice +3,7% value growth. This means a turnover increase of almost 29 million € in our Leaderpanel. After nine consecutive months of declining sales, this is definitely an important change in trend!

  • Home Improvement: Moderate growth for the Belgian Home Improvement market
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Home Improvement: Moderate growth for the Belgian Home Improvement market

    At the end of the year, we are registering a turnover growth of approximately 2% for the DIY Superstores. Although 2016 has known a troublesome start, the consecutive growth figures from July all the way to December have led to this positive result.

  • 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.

  • Global travellers want relaxing yet fulfilling breaks
    • 02/16/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global travellers want relaxing yet fulfilling breaks

    It’s often been said that the world is divided into two kinds of people; those who like to spend their holidays seeing and doing things, and others who just want to lie on the beach. Recent global research from GfK shows that the truth is a little more complicated.

  • Only a slight decline for consumer electronics sales in 2016, Brexit fears notwithstanding
    • 01/31/17
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Only a slight decline for consumer electronics sales in 2016, Brexit fears notwithstanding

    Although the referendum vote to leave the European Union caused anxiety about its effect on business (as indicated by the pessimism and caution registered in GfK’s post referendum consumer confidence survey) sales of electrical durables over the second half of 2016 appeared largely unaffected.

  • UK Consumer Confidence creeps up two points
    • 01/31/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence creeps up two points

    But does January’s dip in Major Purchase Index predict slowing consumer spending for 2017?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points this month to -5. Three of the five measures saw increases in January, one was unchanged, and the other decreased.

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