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  • Books: Comic books keep on dominating the top 10
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Books: Comic books keep on dominating the top 10

    The sales of paper books in Flanders grew slightly by 0.2% during the year 2015. The most significant growth was in comic books and non-books.

  • Media & Entertainment: Entertainment business is doing better
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: Entertainment business is doing better

    While the movie business is slightly declining and the gaming business is remaining stable, we see a positive trend in the music business.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: Another excellent year for Small Domestic Appliances, although sales in Q4 did slow down
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: Another excellent year for Small Domestic Appliances, although sales in Q4 did slow down

    2015 has been another excellent year for Small Domestic Appliances, with a strong over-all performance.

  • Major Domestic Appliances: Impressive results for Major Domestic Appliances
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: Impressive results for Major Domestic Appliances

    MDA had a record breaking year. In 6 out of 9 product categories the total sales value was higher than ever before. As opposed to the final quarter of 2014, last year’s Q4 did beat average year growth. All retailers and manufacturers concerned are especially relieved that dropping prices are a thing of the past.

  • Telecom: Saturation of smartphones in Q4 2015
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Saturation of smartphones in Q4 2015

    In line with the evolutions of Q3/2015, we also notice a downward trend in sales of smartphones in the Belgian market in the last quarter of 2015: 1% less devices were sold in Q4/2015 compared to Q4/2014!

  • IT & Office: market in decline
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: market in decline

    During the last quarter of 2015 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by nearly -2.4%. For the whole of 2015, we noticed a decline of -3%. 

  • Consumer Electronics: Last quarter driven by promotions
    • 02/18/16
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer Electronics: Last quarter driven by promotions

    During the first 3 quarters of 2015 we noted a double digit decline in volume and turnover for the most important product group of the Consumer Electronics business: Flat Panel TV. Due to some strong promotions by Belgian operators there is a turnaround in the last quarter of the year.

  • Marketing to Millennials: the new generation of pet owners
    • 01/29/16
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United States
    • English

    Marketing to Millennials: the new generation of pet owners

    The Millennials, a generation of 18-35 year olds are marrying later (if at all) and delaying house purchase. In the US, this group overtook the Baby Boomers (those aged 50-69) as the largest population of pet owners in 2014. What does this mean for pet food manufacturers?

  • Marketing to Millennials: the new generation of pet owners
    • 01/29/16
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Canada
    • English

    Marketing to Millennials: the new generation of pet owners

    The Millennials, a generation of 18-35 year olds are marrying later (if at all) and delaying house purchase. In the US, this group overtook the Baby Boomers (those aged 50-69) as the largest population of pet owners in 2014. What does this mean for pet food manufacturers?

  • Household appliances sold in the UK get smarter during 2015
    • 01/28/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Household appliances sold in the UK get smarter during 2015

    In 2015, for the first time since the GfK consumer confidence began, an entire calendar year was spent in positive numbers. This has translated into a strong year for major domestic appliance sales, with total MDA 8* sales up 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) in value terms despite a 2.5% drop in average selling price. Tumble dryers and dishwashers were the top appliances, with +12% and +10% YOY value growth respectively. 

  • Online sales continued to grow over the festive period
    • 01/28/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Online sales continued to grow over the festive period

    In the run up to the festive period, the anticipation of Black Friday’s impact on Christmas 2015 retail sales was high. Based on our data, it is clear the dynamic of consumer shopping behaviour is changing, with Black Friday week becoming the most important of the year.

  • 2015: a positive finish to the year
    • 01/27/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Digital Market Intelligence
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    2015: a positive finish to the year

    After a difficult first ten months of the year, when volumes and market turnover declined versus 2014, as always happens after a World Cup year, there was an encouraging turnaround in the last two months of 2015. 

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