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  • UK Consumer Confidence stable, but still five points lower than this time last year
    • 01/31/19
    • Home Appliances
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence stable, but still five points lower than this time last year

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index stayed at the same level of -14 in January 2019, compared to last month. Two measures increased, two measures decreased, and one stayed at the same level in January.

  • Global market for technical consumer goods exceeds the one-trillion mark
    • 01/07/19
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global market for technical consumer goods exceeds the one-trillion mark

    The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion. 

  • UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in December to -14
    • 12/24/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in December to -14

    Three of the five measures used to calculate the Overall Index Score decreased and two measures saw an increase in December, in GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index.

  • Black Friday sales continue to increase in Europe
    • 12/07/18
    • Retail
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Black Friday sales continue to increase in Europe

    Discounts on so-called "Black Friday" are becoming increasingly popular among European consumers. 

  • Potential residual effect of “Beast from the East” on Gas Boilers
    • 12/06/18
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Potential residual effect of “Beast from the East” on Gas Boilers

    Recent trends across multiple sectors that we track in DIY and Trade show that increasing prices are helping to maintain value sales. This is despite slowing volumes – and we are now seeing the same trend in the Plumbers Merchants channel.  The first two months of year on year growth show average price increases of 4% and 3% for August and September 2018 respectively for the Gas Boilers market.

  • Black Friday Fatigue in 2018 - Tech Markets Decline
    • 11/30/18
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Black Friday Fatigue in 2018 - Tech Markets Decline

    Black Friday 2018 was always going to be a tough gig. This November saw a tougher trading environment, with increased media and consumer skepticism around how genuine the deals actually were.

  • UK Consumer Confidence drops three points in November to -13
    • 11/29/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops three points in November to -13

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased by three points in November 2018 to -13.  All five measures used to calculate the Index decreased.

  • GfK and Trax forge alliance for technology and durable goods industry
    • 11/29/18
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK and Trax forge alliance for technology and durable goods industry

    New level of digital insights to improve in-store performance

  • Black Friday 2018 - Deal or no Deal
    • 11/23/18
    • Retail
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Black Friday 2018 - Deal or no Deal

    Are there fewer real deals to be had this Black Friday? GfK's live online pricing intelligence data, showing what's happening so far today with TVs, laptops and washing machines...

  • Search and evaluation in the consumer journey
    • 11/07/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Search and evaluation in the consumer journey

    To maximize their performance in today’s competitive retail landscape, brands need a single, accurate view of the market with instant insight into consumer purchase behavior. Read the full blog to see the key insights from our expert!

  • Beyond Point of Sale Data: Which consumer needs trigger the start of the purchase cycle?
    • 11/07/18
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Beyond Point of Sale Data: Which consumer needs trigger the start of the purchase cycle?

    Key insight: UK consumers replace tech products long before they’re broken or obsolete. Click to read our latest consumer insights blog!

  • What do Black Fridays of the past tell us about the present?
    • 11/02/18
    • Retail
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    What do Black Fridays of the past tell us about the present?

    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.