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    • 06/21/17
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    GfK wins Innovation Prize from the Association of German Market and Social Researchers

    GfK has won the 2017 Innovation Prize awarded by Association of German Market and Social Researchers (BVM). The award recognizes GfK’s innovative approach that allows new product and service concepts to be tested using an analysis of verbal feedback. The prize was awarded at the 52nd Congress of German Market Research in Berlin on June 19th 2017. 
    • 06/13/17
    • Press
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Global
    • English

    More purchasing power in Austria in 2017 – same for Switzerland, but only in national currency

    Two new GfK purchasing power studies evaluate purchasing power in Austria and Switzerland in 2017. The studies reveal substantial regional differences both within and between these two countries. GfK's 2017 purchasing power data for Austria and Switzerland is now available.
    • 06/13/17
    • Press
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Geo+RealEstate
    • Global
    • English

    European retail: Central and Eastern Europe gaining ground

    GfK has released a comprehensive analysis of the retail scene in 32 European countries. The study evaluates purchasing power, the retail share of private consumption, inflation and sales area productivity, and also includes a turnover prognosis for 2017. The study appears in the new edition of ACROSS Magazine and will be presented at the ICSC European Marketing Conference in Vienna.
    • 06/02/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • Advertising
    • TV Audience Measurement
    • Global
    • English

    MMS and GfK close-in on Total Video Ratings Currency in Sweden

    MMS – which measures the moving image in Sweden – has released its digital ad ratings service. The service covers video advertisements on broadcasters’ websites and apps viewed across PC, smartphone, tablet and smart TV. It is built upon GfK’s data integration and data science capabilities that fuse MMS’s multi-source data streams into actionable currency.
    • 05/31/17
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases two points to - 5. But when will the squeeze in living standards hit home?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to - 5 in May. Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged. 
    • 05/25/17
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • Global
    • English

    Opportunity for brands that can give back time or experiences to consumers

    Three in ten people (31 percent) would firmly prefer to have more time than more money – compared to only nine percent who firmly disagree with that. And over four in ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that. 
    • 05/24/17
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Public Services
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    Upward trend in the consumer climate continues

    Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for May 2017
    • 05/23/17
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    Christian Bigatà Joseph joins GfK SE as new CFO

    The Supervisory Board of GfK SE has appointed Christian Bigatà Joseph (42) as the new Chief Financial Officer and Management Board member of GfK SE, effective August 1, 2017.
    • 05/15/17
    • Press
    • HQ financials
    • Investors
    • Global
    • English

    GfK down versus prior year

    In the first three months of 2017, GfK recorded a decline in both sales and income. In organic terms, consolidated sales were down 2.7 percent.
    • 05/09/17
    • Press
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Global
    • English

    GfK and Eyeota consumer purchasing-power retail data available to advertisers across Europe

    “Retail Purchasing Power” and “Purchasing Power for Retail Product Lines” improve the accuracy of targeting consumers online according to their offline shopping habits.
    • 04/28/17
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Global
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops to -7: Is pre-Brexit economic turbulence brewing?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped one point to -7 in April.  Four of the five measures decreased, leaving only the Major Purchase Index showing an increase.
    • 04/27/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    Almost twice as many people prefer relaxing vacations to active ones

    Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one. Brazil, South Korea and Japan lead for favoring relaxing vacations; Italy, France and Spain lead for active holidays. Teenagers are the most energetic, with 43 percent preferring active vacations.
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