In the first quarter of 2017 a lot of product categories within Small Domestic Appliances showed positive results, only a few declined.
A first quarter growth boost in Console gaming nearly evens out the ongoing decline in Cd and Dvd. The total entertainment market increased with 1.8%.
With a decrease in value of -4%, the total Stationery market continues its downwards spiral from 2016. This decline in value is seen at all channels, where even the Stationers couldn’t find any growth in the first quarter of 2017. The biggest decline was seen at the Office Equipment Specialists. In pieces the market did a little bit better with -2.8%.
In the first quarter of 2017, the Belgian Home Improvement retail market achieved an increase in sales of 3.9% based on value. Amid signs of a moderately positive economic situation in Belgium and supported by excellent weather conditions, retailers experienced high demand for gardening products. In particular March 2017 turnover showed a stellar growth figure of more than 10%.
This year again, the sales during January caused a minor start of the year 2017. During the first month of 2017 we experienced non-typical winter weather, by which Belgium keeps on struggling with unusual weather conditions during important fashion months. Luckily, February and especially March provided the necessary growth, allowing us to end the first quarter of 2017 with a more or less stable -0.6% in value.
How GfK Belgium and Engie-Electrabel researched the customer journey via passive internet tracking
A modest portion of Belgian consumers has executed a payment at a store using their smartphone.
A soda maker machine turns normal tab water into the widest range of bubbles and cold beverages (like sparkling water, beer and other beverages). The machines generally use a carbonator (gas cylinder) filled with CO2, which is inserted inside the machine to provide the fizz in the water.
Pinnacle Sports (UK) trusted the expertise and experience of GfK Belgium to help them innovate and optimize their mobile offer in the sports betting market, for UK, Poland and Russia.
In an online survey just released by global research experts, GfK, three out of 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 out of ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that.
The Institutions and Economic Sectors Global Trust Report 2017, conducted by GfK Verein, is an International study carried out in over 25 countries to investigate trust in either institutions and industries.
This year, our very own Bert Hendrickx, Digital Lead at GfK Belgium, will be on stage at Webtomorrow on June 8th 2017.