The Belgian non-food market showed a minor decline in Q3. Continuing on the trend seen in Q2, about half of the non-food categories are struggling, while the other half show good growth.
Black Friday sales in Belgium increased by 31,5% in value and 21,7 % in units this year, compared to Black Friday 2017. The best performing category was IT, with a market share of 29,3%. Online sales increased 48,4% and traditional sales increased 26,9%.
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Read about the rise of Black Friday, and how this event affects sales in the rest of the quarter. Our Head of Retail, Michael McLaughlin, will tell you more in his new article.
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This years' Back-To-School (BTS) extravaganza has perhaps not been quite so extravagant, according to our snapshot look at the Writing category in our Weekly tracker - but it is showing growth. Find out the latest insights of this years #BTS sales in our latest blog.
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GfK has launched its Consumer Journey module of the Consumer Insights Engine, the first solution to provide a true market view of the online and offline consumer purchase journey for the technology and consumer durables industries.
Dixons Carphone and GfK have today announced the signing of a partnership to share physical and online sales information
What does the Belgian do on vacation? The latest ABTO Travel Trends Report shows that the heat wave pushed Belgian holidaymakers more towards beaches and water parks - but there was also a return of cultural activities: no less than 77% of Belgians on vacation plan at least one cultural activity.