Belgium: Economic and income expectations experience significant losses, in the GfK Consumer Climate Europe Study for the second quarter of 2018
More than one voter in two (55%), says that the litter in his / her municipality plays an "important" to "very important" role in his / her choice of vote for the municipal elections in October.
46% of Belgians claim they are interested in cyclocross - and 15% consider themselves as “real fans”, making this one of the most followed sports in Belgium, and delivering strong potential as a sport marketing platform. The “real fans” break down demographically as being mostly male, somewhat older and living in Flanders.
In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, despite slight declines after the overall upward trend seen throughout 2017. At the end of the quarter, the GfK Consumer Climate for the 28 EU stood at 20.6 points, compared to 21.1 points in December – but is still higher than at the same time last year. For 2018, GfK predicts an increase in private household consumer spending in the European Union, from 1.5 to 2 percent in real terms.
RSCA and GfK Belgium researched the impact that Belgian’s most successful football team can have on consumers and football fans.
In 2017, 8.4 million Belgian consumers shopped online at least once, representing 87 million purchases and spending € 10.05 billion.
In 2017 e-commerce once again broke a number of online records in Belgium – yet we still see that more than 90% of all purchases of physical products are made offline. Traditional retail stores therefore continue to play an important role for Belgian consumers. However, we have noticed that these traditional retailers are losing touch with the so-called Leading Edge Consumers, for whom the benefits of online shopping are often more important. This group of consumers displays typical shopping behaviour that will be adopted in future by the average consumer. The Belgian retail sector can prepare for that future by focusing on the benefits of offline shopping, on integrating those online benefits into traditional stores, and on effective pricing strategies
Google, GfK Belgium, De Persgroep Publishing* and Mediahuis Connect make a positive start to the new year to examine the effect of premium news sites on advertising. To enable advertisers who use programmatic buying to distinguish between premium content and non-premium content websites, GfK Belgium, De Persgroep Publishing and Mediahuis Connect join forces to tackle a new research project. The project was also supported with financial input from Google's ‘DNI innovation fund’ in late 2017.
When it comes to the factors that make up ‘the good life’, the top three most popular items selected by people internationally are good health, financial security and leisure time. These are followed by a happy marriage, travel for leisure, a home you own, and control over one’s life.
A GfK research project on the drivers of modern Belgian consumers.
GfK and ICF joined forces to provide EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) with consumer insights on antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The goal of this study was to tackle the risks posed by the use of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance in animal populations, and their links to human health.
Nearly half of consumers report that “low sugar or sugar-free” and “free from GMO ingredients” are very or extremely important factors when deciding which food or beverage product to eat or drink. These factors top the list, just ahead of factors such as low-salt, organic, low fat, or fortified with vitamins or minerals.