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  • Consumer confidence holds steady at -13 in March
    • 03/29/19
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer confidence holds steady at -13 in March

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index stayed at the same level in March. Two measures increased, two stayed at the same level and one measure decreased in March.

  • GfK and Media-Saturn launch Key Account Data service for technical goods manufacturers
    • 03/15/19
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK and Media-Saturn launch Key Account Data service for technical goods manufacturers

    GfK Point-of-Sales information at account level for MediaMarkt and Saturn will now be available to technical goods manufacturers following the signing of an agreement between MediaMarktSaturn and GfK. 

  • MWC 2019 – the key take outs
    • 03/11/19
    • Technology
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    MWC 2019 – the key take outs

    Last week - hot out of Mobile World Congress - our director of tech research, Imran Choudhary, posted the key take-outs of the latest and greatest devices and trends that we can look forward to in 2019. Click to read all the highlights!

  • UK Consumer Confidence is “stoic amid fear of the unknown”
    • 02/28/19
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence is “stoic amid fear of the unknown”

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased by one point in February 2019 to -13.  Three measures increased and two stayed at the same level in February.

  • 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