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  • Cordless products cleaning up
    • 01/24/17
    • Home Appliances
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Cordless products cleaning up

    Vacuum cleaners sales have grown consistently over recent years with the introduction of new product types fuelling greater purchases. 

  • 2 in 1s and Gaming PCs lead profitability pathway
    • 01/24/17
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    2 in 1s and Gaming PCs lead profitability pathway

    Growing popularity and demand for Gaming and 2 in 1 devices paved the way for innovative launches at CES 2017.

  • Tools powered by smaller markets
    • 01/24/17
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Tools powered by smaller markets

    The power tools* market experienced modest growth in 2016. Sales volumes increased by 3.1%, outpacing value growth of 1.1%. 

  • Wild Bird Care market flies high after strong growth 2 years in a row
    • 01/24/17
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Wild Bird Care market flies high after strong growth 2 years in a row

    2015 was a strong year for the bird care market, growing 15% in value compared to 2014. 2015 was a strong year for the bird care market, growing 15% in value compared to 2014. Growth continued on into 2016, with a 6% increase in both value and volume making 2016 the most valuable year in the past 5.

  • Going round in circles
    • 01/17/17
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Going round in circles

    We talk about the sharing economy as if it is a fairly new concept, but is it really that new or is it simply an old behaviour reinvented and enabled by technology?

  • Consumer Confidence Index increases one point
    • 12/22/16
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer Confidence Index increases one point

    Roller-coaster year for UK consumer confidence

    London, December 22, 2016 – GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by one point this month to -7. Two of the five measures saw increases in December with the remaining three measures decreasing.

  • In a challenging economic climate, growth for B2B ITC and Telecoms vendors in 2017 will depend on understanding customer priorities
    • 12/14/16
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    In a challenging economic climate, growth for B2B ITC and Telecoms vendors in 2017 will depend on understanding customer priorities

    2016 has been a tumultuous year, and it’s still unclear what the consequences of the Brexit vote, the policies of President-elect Trump, and the economic slowdown in previously high-growth regions such as China will be.

  • UK TV viewing trends
    • 12/14/16
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK TV viewing trends

    OTT (over-the-top) Services: It’s an in-home – not mobile – entertainment experience

  • GfK at the Omnishopper International event
    • 12/13/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • FMCG
    • Shopper
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    11/15/16 - 11/17/16
    GfK at the Omnishopper International event

    Define the future of retail with revolutionary shopper insights and activation strategies

    On the 15th - 17th November,  James Llewellyn  and Peter Vankeulen spoke at the Omnishopper international event, Canary Wharf.

  • Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success
    • 12/07/16
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Pushing virtual reality into its second wave of success

    Reignited hype and significant financial backing suggests we may be teetering on the edge of a second wave of virtual reality (VR) success. 20 years of inconspicuous availability is now overshadowed as expectations have surged. Some of the world’s largest companies are in support of VR, while PC and mobile manufacturer launches have driven momentum in 2016. Now up for debate is whether VR will become a mass market entity, and how.

  • A craving for trust – a consumer trend of heightened importance to the travel sector
    • 12/07/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A craving for trust – a consumer trend of heightened importance to the travel sector

    Of UK consumers agree they only buy from trusted brands +7 pts. vs. 2011

  • A snapshot on Cruise - Watch-outs for the growing cruise sector
    • 12/06/16
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    A snapshot on Cruise - Watch-outs for the growing cruise sector

    Continued growth in the international cruise market highlights an increasing important segment of the international market.  

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