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.
Nothing seems to grab the attention of GB like a large sporting event and with 2016 having both the European football championship and Rio Olympics, there appears to be no better time to upgrade your TV.
The Consumer Electronics market has been relatively stable in the first nine months of 2016. We might even have expected better, given the stimulus of a European football championship with significant participation from British and Irish teams. This enabled retailers to sell a wide variety of ever larger TVs that were increasingly likely to be 4K Ultra high definition, not forgetting a minority of OLED products.
The key trends affecting the IT retail market is agile working and PC gaming with areas such as desk computing, mobile computing and monitors all benefiting from growth.
India’s large and young population has been fueling the demand of two wheelers such as scooters and motorcycles, which continue to remain the most popular personal transportation mode in the country.
As we hurtle towards the end of the year everyone is talking about Black Friday 2016. This retail event has changed a lot in its short life this side of the pond, and we know it will continue to change as strategies from both manufacturers and retailers evolve from the learnings of previous years.
Join GfK at Vision-X on 25-27 October in Dubai. As well as presenting keynote sessions on the global and regional trends within the Optics industry, GfK is offering complimentary Optics Consultancy Clinics.
Rising affluence and consumer sophistication in developing Southeast Asia is contributing to the positive sales trends of the major domestic appliances sector in this region. In the last 12 months period from July 2015 to June 2016, over 20 million air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators valued at over USD 6 billion were sold in seven key SEA markets—representing 2.9 and 1.9 percent sales units and value growth respectively compared to the same period a year ago.