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Press Releases

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    • 03/24/20
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    IT Monitor sales almost double in one week, as Britain moves to home working

    British consumers almost doubled the number of IT monitors bought during the week ending 14th March compared to the week before. In contrast to the same period last year, that is a staggering growth of 133.9% in volume, and 132.3% in value. 
    • 03/19/20
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Brits console themselves with DIY as they settle in for extended stay at home

    GfK’s point of sales data is tracking large increases in the DIY / Home market for Great Britain – with sales in the week 9th - 15th March up +4.9% in value compared to the same period last year. 

    • 03/13/20
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Sales of freezers and home office equipment soar as Brits prepare for potential isolation

    The first week of March alone saw almost a fifth of the total freezer sales in Great Britain so far this year.
    • 02/28/20
    • Consumer Insights
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence improves by two points to -7 for February 2020

    Consumer sentiment sees third monthly increase in a row. GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased two points to –7 for February. Three measures increased, one measure decreased, and one measure remained the same this month. 
    • 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.

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