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Smart Insights: Home and Living

Consumer goods retailers and manufacturers face a growing landscape of multi-channel savvy customers, who have an increasing desire and ability to research and compare products. 

In order to be successful, ‘home and living’ businesses (e.g. DIY / Home Improvement, Gardening, Lighting and Building, Furniture, Housewares, Sanitary) need to combine a full view of the major market trends with a granular understanding of consumer demand, purchasing behavior and key influencers.

We bring together Point of Sales tracking, innovative research methods, the ability to combine multiple, complex data sets and sharp industry analysis to explain what is happening at every touch point where shoppers interact with your brand, products or services.

By turning our deep market data and custom research into relevant business insights, we help you identify smart ways to maximize your competitive performance in the home and living industry.

Latest insights

Here you can find the latest insights for home and living industry. View all insights

    • 09/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Home Appliances
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • Canada
    • English

    The mood of the world today – what are people thinking?

    In this webinar, our experts dive into current consumer confidence and other key indicators of the consumer mindset and what it means for individual markets and brands.
    • 08/23/17
    • Press
    • Consumer Goods
    • Home and Living
    • Global Study
    • Canada
    • English

    Most Canadians are infrequent gardeners

    In an online survey just released by GfK, one quarter (25%) of Canadian consumers report that they never garden or do yard work, and another 28% say they do so less than once a month. 
    • 08/30/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Home and Living
    • Canada
    • English

    Canadian Consumers See Storage Space As Top Home Improvement Priority

    A new GfK study reveals that storage space ranks as the #1 home improvement priority for Canadians, cited by more than one third (35%) of households.
    • 01/06/16
    • Technology
    • Home and Living
    • Canada
    • English

    At CES, GfK Will Share Key Findings from Global Smart Home Study

    In a recent GfK global survey, consumers said they expect Smart Home services to have a big impact on their lives – bigger than wearables, connected cars, the Internet of Things (IoT), and six other emerging technologies. But what obstacles and expectations will Smart Home need to confront on its way to mainstream adoption?

    At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), GfK’s Kevin Taylor (EVP and Head of Technology, North America) and Don Simons (Managing Director, Consumer Goods, North America) will share results from the company’s recent study, which included over 7,000 people in Brazil China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the UK, and the US.

  • Consumer Panels

    Consumer Panels

    Your business is all about your consumers. So understanding them is essential in ensuring your products and services meet their needs, and in identifying opportunities for growth.

    Our international consumer panel data and research expertise provide you with smart customer insights into who your consumers are, their attitudes and behaviors, across channels.

  • Point of Sales Tracking

    Point of Sales Tracking

    Retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to develop products and services that maximize sales and profit and to keep customers coming back.

    Success relies on having the most up-to-date sales data, combined with robust analysis to understand which products and services are performing well in the market – and which are not. With this information, clients can set clear strategies for commercial growth and increase return on investment.

  • Shopper


    Digital continues to open up new paths to purchase, changing how and where people shop. More and more data becomes available every day, as shoppers embrace multi-channel brand experiences. To stay competitive in this big data, multi-channel environment, businesses need to identify and leverage the most relevant data along the entire path to purchase. 

  • Geomarketing


    Our geomarketing solutions and consultancy provide our clients with smart insights into location-specific factors that impact the success of business sites, shops, sales territories, target groups, as well as chain store and distribution networks.

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