After a particularly strong start to the season, the garden care market has settled into more modest growth (+3.1% value Jan–June YoY).
Global smartphone demand of 347 million units makes 2Q17 the best second quarter on record. Emerging markets are driving the growth. Average sales price (ASP) grew five percent year-on-year in the quarter.
We thought it was time to take another look at the hottest technologies impacting consumers’ lives and talk about a brand new trend which is set to transform today’s global industries and businesses.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased five points to - 10 in June. All five measures decreased this month.
One in three people find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should. China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who struggle to take a tech break. People in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium lead for finding it easy to ‘unplug’ .
Why do three out of four new product launches fail to achieve their potential? One area that is of paramount importance is to truly understand the target customer. Who is this product for? What are their unmet needs? And what will make them hand over their hard-earned cash? Read on to discover more.
Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism
Immigration and Brexit are not voter priorities
A survey to understand the top concerns of British consumers conducted in the first half of May 2017 has revealed that “NHS and the cost of healthcare”, “terrorism” and “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” are more important to voters than the issues of immigration and Brexit.
GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to - 5 in May. Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged.
Three in 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 in ten (44 percent) firmly believe that experiences are more important than possession – compared to just three percent who firmly disagree with that.
New GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead. Find out more about the full findings here.
How much a product costs is an important factor; not just for consumers but also for retailers. For the consumer this doesn’t simply mean that cheapest is always the best option, but price is an important part of most buying decisions.
Imagine this – you’re walking through any given department store, home furnishings retailer (or even supermarket these days) when you see the most beautiful sofa table in green marble and you decide to splash out and go for it. It then turns out upon delivery that your new fancy sofa table is actually bigger than your living room, and you end up feeling pretty disappointed.