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Sales increase by 1.1 percent in organic terms
Sales rise by 6.3 percent compared with the previous year to approximately €1,544 million
Adjusted operating income increases by €9 million to approximately €188 million
Margin of 12.1 percent (previous year: 12.3 percent)
Women spend an average of almost five hours a week on personal grooming (bathing, shaving, dressing, hair, make-up), while men spend just over three hours. What motivates people to try to look their best?
In this issue we would like to present you some pioneering shop concepts from our trend scouts for the German fashion retail industry as well as show you how we, on the basis of our study, can work with you to develop a customized Future Fashion Shop concept for your company.
As a trend analyst, I particularly value the campaign photos published by major international brands such as Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
Baseline study on the future of fashion retail in Germany.
Paris has pushed London off the top spot to win back the number one place as the highest rated city in 2015, out of a total of 50 cities. Sydney, which had been in the top three since 2011, falls back to fourth place, overtaken by New York, as well as Paris.
With the pressure of Christmas shopping already underway, GfK has released findings from a 22-country survey looking at the major causes of stress in people's daily lives. Money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the top three major causes of stress internationally.
The record quarterly sales performance in Q3 2015 can be attributed to three markets: China, which returned to growth, the MEA and emerging APAC. In total, 324m smartphone units were sold. The US$294 average selling price (ASP) of smartphones was down 2 percent year-on-year.
In honor of GIS Day, GfK is releasing an extract of its new, ultra-precise digital maps of Poland. GfK offers detailed, up-to-date geodata for all of Europe in its newly released "GfK Europe Edition 2015".
After being pushed off the number one position last year by Germany, the USA has this year taken back its position at the top of the Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brands Index (NBI)
The average purchasing power in the United States of €35,179 per person is relatively high compared to other countries.