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Press Releases

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    • 02/24/20
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Global smartphone sales 2020 forecast at €444 billion

    GfK experts estimate that more than 1.37 billion smartphones will be sold globally, accounting for nearly half of the consumer budget for tech and durable goods this year – and generating a total turnover of €444 billion.
    • 01/31/20
    • Retail
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases by two points to - 9 for January 2020

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points to –9 for January. Four measures increased, and one measure decreased this month.
    • 01/03/20
    • Home Appliances
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Tech Consumer Goods market estimated at €1.05 trillion* globally in 2020

    GfK experts expect the global market for technical consumer goods to grow +2.5 percent in value in 2020, with consumers spending an estimated €1.05 trillion*. Telecoms (+3 percent), Small Domestic Appliances (+8 percent) and Major Domestic Appliances (+2 percent) will drive the growth.  
    • 12/20/19
    • Retail
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence increases by three points to -11 for December 2019

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased three points to –11 for December, thanks to sharp increase in optimism for the British economy over the coming year. Four measures increased, and one measure decreased this month.
    • 12/10/19
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Black Friday 2019: ‘Trading up’ delivers best sales yet

    Sales of technical consumer goods rise 16.4% in value in Britain, compared to 2018, as shoppers ‘trade up’ to premium products.
    • 11/29/19
    • Retail
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence flatlines at -14 for November 2019

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index is unchanged at -14 for November. One measure increased, one is unchanged, and three measures decreased this month. J“In the face of Brexit and election uncertainty, consumers are clearly in a ‘wait-and-see’ mode." says Joe Staton, Client Strategy Director at GfK.
    • 10/31/19
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Life
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence decreases two points to -14 for October 2019

    Does reduced confidence in personal finances for the year ahead pose a risk to the wider economy? 
    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased two points to –14 in October, with decreases in all five measures this month.
    • 09/27/19
    • Retail
    • Consumer Insights
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence improves two points to -12 for September 2019

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index for the UK improved two points to –12 in September. All five measures increased this month.

    • 08/30/19
    • Retail
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK’s Neil Frackiewicz takes on Head of Retail UK

    GfK appoints Neil Frackiewicz as Head of Retail UK, effective from 1 September 2019. Frackiewicz takes over from Michael McLaughlin, who was promoted earlier in the year to GfK’s Head of Retail Europe.  
    • 08/30/19
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence decreases three points to -14 for August 2019

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased to –14 in August.   All five measures decreased this month. 
    • 08/20/19
    • Press
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    PC hardware for gamers: Performance and experience drive demand in a maturing market

    The gaming PC hardware market recorded a 15 percent increase year-on-year (January-June 2019) to reach over $6.1 billion turnover. 
    • 07/31/19
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence improves two points to -11 for July 2019

    UK confidence in our economic situation improved two points to –11 in July, according to GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index. Four measures increased since last month and one is unchanged.
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