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  • Britain’s Bugs Boost Insecticide Sales
    • 07/26/17
    • Home and Living
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Britain’s Bugs Boost Insecticide Sales

    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 peaks alongside a leap in average sales price in 2Q17
    • 07/24/17
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Point of Sales Analytics
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global smartphone demand peaks alongside a leap in average sales price in 2Q17

    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.

  • Tech Trends 2017 Vol. 2: Latest technologies and a growing 5G trend
    • 07/10/17
    • Technology
    • Connected Consumer
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Tech Trends 2017 Vol. 2: Latest technologies and a growing 5G trend

    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.

  • Three weeks after the general election, UK Consumer Confidence decreases five points to -10
    • 06/30/17
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Three weeks after the general election, UK Consumer Confidence decreases five points to -10

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased five points to  - 10 in June. All five measures decreased this month.

  • Teenagers and higher-income households most likely to struggle with technology addiction
    • 06/29/17
    • Technology
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Teenagers and higher-income households most likely to struggle with technology addiction

    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’ .

  • Targeting - Who Are We Innovating For?
    • 06/18/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Home and Living
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Targeting - Who Are We Innovating For?

    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.

    • 06/02/17
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Voters report that “having enough money to live right and pay the bills” is as important as the NHS and terrorism

    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.

  • UK Consumer Confidence increases two points to - 5. But when will the squeeze in living standards hit home?
    • 05/31/17
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases two points to - 5. But when will the squeeze in living standards hit home?

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index increased two points to - 5 in May. Four of the five measures increased, and one remained unchanged. 

  • Opportunity for brands that can give back time or experiences to consumers
    • 05/25/17
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Opportunity for brands that can give back time or experiences to consumers

    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. 

    • 05/18/17
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead

    New GfK research shows Blair less popular than Corbyn and conservatives 20 points ahead. Find out more about the full findings here.

  • What’s happening with prices in consumer durables?
    • 05/12/17
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    What’s happening with prices in consumer durables?

    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.

  • Are aspirational home furnishings still relevant to consumers?
    • 05/12/17
    • Retail
    • Consumer Life
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Are aspirational home furnishings still relevant to consumers?

    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.