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  • Consumer Confidence Index increases one point
    • 12/22/16
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index increases one point

    Roller-coaster year for UK consumer confidence

    London, December 22, 2016 – GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by one point this month to -7. Two of the five measures saw increases in December with the remaining three measures decreasing.

  • Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success
    • 12/07/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success

    Reignited hype and significant financial backing suggests we may be teetering on the edge of a second wave of virtual reality (VR) success. 20 years of inconspicuous availability is now overshadowed as expectations have surged. Some of the world’s largest companies are in support of VR, while PC and mobile manufacturer launches have driven momentum in 2016. Now up for debate is whether VR will become a mass market entity, and how.

  • Online sales account for a record breaking 48% of total Black Friday sales
    • 12/02/16
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Home Appliances
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Online sales account for a record breaking 48% of total Black Friday sales

    This year we’ve seen a further evolution of Black Friday. The event, which in reality is still only a few years old on these shores, has become the key trading period in the UK retail calendar.

  • Home Improvement: A wonderful 3th quarter of 2016
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Home Improvement: A wonderful 3th quarter of 2016

    With a highly satisfying growth of 5% in total we finally have the results that the whole sector was aiming at.  It is a total win. All three months are in the black. July was just phenomenal with a growth of 8 %, which is remarkable as July 2015 was already a very decent month in terms of turnover.

  • Fashion: Decline within Fashion continues
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Fashion: Decline within Fashion continues

    September was a very bad month within the 3rd quarter of 2016. Not one category managed to grow, compared to last year, and this spectacular decline caused again a substantial decrease in sales revenue.

  • Media & Entertainment: The Belgian Home Entertainment market in decline, again.
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: The Belgian Home Entertainment market in decline, again.

    The 16% decrease in physical Home Entertainment is partially countered by the rush to digital, which helps mitigate the overall trend into a decline of 6,7%.

  • Stationary: Shift from September to August for buying back-to-school products
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Stationary: Shift from September to August for buying back-to-school products

    Where we hoped to make up for two bad Stationery quarters with the back-to-school period, it didn’t achieve its goal.

  • Telecom: It keeps growing strongly!
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: It keeps growing strongly!

    All months of the 3rd quarter of 2016 show double digit value growths, in September we even saw more than 30% growth!

  • Major Domestic Appliances: White goods on fire
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: White goods on fire

    The market of major domestic appliances in Belgium continues to surprise in a positive way with growth in all product families.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: Nice growth for Small Domestic Appliances
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: Nice growth for Small Domestic Appliances

    The 3th quarter of 2016 showed a nice growth for Small Domestic Appliances compared to the same quarter last year. Almost every product group showed positive results, only few declined.

  • IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline

    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.

  • Consumer Electronics: Struggling business
    • 11/24/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer Electronics: Struggling business

    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!

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