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  • Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders
    • 06/10/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Greece
    • English

    Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders

    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 and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders in the UK
    • 06/10/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Natural and grain-free pet food: Serious contenders in the UK

    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.

  • Smart home in the UK
    • 05/31/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Home and Living
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Smart home in the UK

    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.

  • Retail in general: 2016 is off to a bad start
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail in general: 2016 is off to a bad start

    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.

  • Retail Reports Q1 2016
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail Reports Q1 2016

    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.

  • Home Improvement: Home Improvement remains stable in Q1 2016
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Home Improvement: Home Improvement remains stable in Q1 2016

    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.

  • Books: Comic book sales hit the roof in first quarter of 2016
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Books: Comic book sales hit the roof in first quarter of 2016

    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.

  • Media & Entertainment: Increasing importance of top 10 bestsellers
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: Increasing importance of top 10 bestsellers

    In Belgium, the digital product sales continue growing and no longer fail to compensate for the physical loss.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: Difficult start for Small Domestic Appliances
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: Difficult start for Small Domestic Appliances

    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.

  • Major Domestic Appliances: Even further growth for Major Domestic Appliances
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: Even further growth for Major Domestic Appliances

    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. 

  • Telecom: Telecom business under pressure!
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Telecom business under pressure!

    For the total Telecom business 2016 started more dramatically than 2015 ended… and this is an understatement!

  • IT & Office: heavy decline
    • 05/25/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: heavy decline

    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.

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