Natural pet food cornered well over half (58 percent) of the USA’s total $13 billion spend in the ‘pet specialty’ market last year, while grain-free came in just short of the 30 percent mark.
Natural pet food cornered well over a third (38 percent) of the UK's total spend in the ‘pet specialty’ market last year, while grain-free accounted for 15 percent.
Consumers increasingly expect technology to provide them with a seamless experience that improves their lives. As more products and services become internet enabled, the idea of a fully connected home is becoming a reality.
The new year did not start well for Retail. Reasons for this bad start are multiple: Asian stock markets crashing early January, consumer confidence declining month after month, the horrible terror attacks leading to a lockdown in Brussels and a shutdown of our national airport, and our government announcing new measures will be necessary to get the budget under control.
Welcome to the first Retail Report of 2016! If you want to find out how the Belgian non-food market performed in the first quarter of 2016, then stay tuned.
Well, Belgian retail didn’t get off to a good start in 2016. Sales value of the non-food market declined by 2.5% in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year.
After a challenging 2015 for the Home Improvement market we take a look at the performance of the market in the first 3 months of 2016. In total, the market remains stable during this first quarter.
Despite a more positive trend the last few weeks, the first quarter of 2016 closed with a decline -7, 5% both in volume and in revenue.
In Belgium, the digital product sales continue growing and no longer fail to compensate for the physical loss.
Although Small Domestic Appliances have always shown a steady growth during previous years, we do see a decline during the first quarter of 2016. And besides that, some of the ‘growth drivers’ of SDA cannot attain the same sales results as previous year.
One could expect a relapse after a record breaking year 2015 in Major Domestic Appliances. Nevertheless, overall MDA market is growing slightly once more in the first quarter. The surplus originated solely from a fantastic February, exceeding the effect of an extra intercalary day this year.
For the total Telecom business 2016 started more dramatically than 2015 ended… and this is an understatement!
During the first quarter of 2016 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by nearly
-8%. This is the worst decline ever recorded during a first quarter of the year.