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  • GB premium paint positive in an overall declining market
    • 05/05/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Home and Living
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GB premium paint positive in an overall declining market

    The total paint* market achieved its twelfth consecutive month of decline. This fall reached -8.2% in value and was even bigger in litres (-9.5%) in the first quarter of 2017 versus 2016.

  • Pyrolytic cleaners turning up the heat within the cooking market
    • 05/04/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Pyrolytic cleaners turning up the heat within the cooking market

    The first quarter of 2017 has seen less growth for MDA than last year with total value growth only slightly below 1%. Cooking is one product group which has stayed relatively flat, down 1% at £189million.

  • Cooking Pot Growth Fails to Electrify the SKA Market
    • 05/04/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Cooking Pot Growth Fails to Electrify the SKA Market

    Total Small Kitchen Appliances (SKA) saw a drop in value of over 9% in the first 3 months of 2017 with the majority of categories declining including kettles, toasters and food preparation.

  • Shopping online – from planning to activation in Home Enhancements
    • 05/03/17
    • Home Appliances
    • Consumer Goods
    • Home and Living
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Shopping online – from planning to activation in Home Enhancements

    Home Enhancements in the UK are important to consumers and there’s an appetite for them to improve their homes.

  • UK Consumer Confidence drops to -7: Is pre-Brexit economic turbulence brewing?
    • 04/28/17
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops to -7: Is pre-Brexit economic turbulence brewing?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index dropped one point to -7 in April.  Four of the five measures decreased, leaving only the Major Purchase Index showing an increase.

  • Almost twice as many people prefer relaxing vacations to active ones
    • 04/27/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Almost twice as many people prefer relaxing vacations to active ones

    Internationally, 59 percent of people prefer a relaxing vacation, while 35 percent prefer an active one. Brazil, South Korea and China lead for favoring relaxing vacations; Italy, France and Spain lead for active holidays. Teenagers are the most energetic, with 43 percent preferring active vacations.

  • Jackie Megahey, appointed MRS Fellow
    • 04/21/17
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Jackie Megahey, appointed MRS Fellow

    GfK is delighted that Jackie Megahey has been appointed a Fellow of our UK Industry body, the Market Research society (MRS).

  • UK Mobile market: Is 2017 the year of the mid-tier?
    • 04/05/17
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Mobile market: Is 2017 the year of the mid-tier?

    Mobile World Congress 2017 highlighted a potential shift in the UK mobile market brand and model landscape.

  • UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March
    • 03/31/17
    • Financial Services
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence stays at -6 in March

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index remains stable at -6 in March.  Three of the five measures stayed at the same level and two measures saw increases.

  • GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires
    • 03/30/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK builds out martech team with string of new hires

    The newly launched GfK Customer and Audience Activation service takes GfK data such as pan-European purchasing power and combines it with Eyeota’s audiences to create aggregated segments for digital activation. 

  • New GfK political poll shows Jeremy Corbyn as unpopular as President Trump among GB adults
    • 03/27/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    New GfK political poll shows Jeremy Corbyn as unpopular as President Trump among GB adults

    A new poll conducted by GfK shows Jeremy Corbyn is as unpopular among British adults as US President Donald Trump.

  • Over half of UK's online population reads books either daily or at least once a week
    • 03/23/17
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Over half of UK's online population reads books either daily or at least once a week

    56 percent of the UK's online population read books either daily or at least once a week - just under the international average of 59 percent (across 17 countries). China has highest percentage of “every day” book readers. Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books. Women are more likely to be avid book readers than men.