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Smart Insights: Home Appliances

The home appliances market faces a three-tiered challenge: 

  • Changes in retailing from traditional formats to Omni-channel, due to the increasing importance of the Internet as an information and sales channel 
  • High innovation rates with multiple questions around trends such as ‘smart home’ and ‘smart appliances’
  • Major and Small Domestic Appliance brand performance in a progressively competitive market

To stay ahead of the competition, Small and Major Domestic Appliance (washing machines, (tumble) dryers, refrigerators, cookers, dishwashers, built-in ovens, freezers, hobs, cooker hoods, microwave ovens, air conditioners) manufacturers and retailers need to understand which market trends remain constant or are changing, and the influences impacting consumer purchases.

Our home appliance industry experts bring together Point of Sales (POS) tracking and other innovative research with the ability to combine multiple and complex data sets on a global scale. Using these insights we explain what is happening at every touch point where shoppers experience your brand, products or services.

By turning our deep market research expertise into relevant MDA and SDA insights, GfK helps you identify smart ways to maximize your competitive performance in the home appliances market.

Latest insights

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    • 05/22/19
    • Press
    • Home Appliances
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Heat wave, haze, and air pollution almost doubled the spending on air treatment products in four Southeast Asian countries in first quarter of 2019

    Air treatment products flew off the shelves in the first three months of 2019 across Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Consumers in each market turned to air treatment products to improve the air quality in their homes as they experienced heat wave, haze and air pollution during those months.
    • 04/17/19
    • Home Appliances
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Home and Living
    • Consumer Insights
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Asians show greater propensity amongst global consumers in new technology adoption

    Asians have emerged as the most enthusiastic adopters of new and innovative technology products globally. The latest findings released by GfK from the first of its kind study—the New Tech Adoption Index (NTAI)1, highlights Asia’s prominence in driving global new technology advancement; with the region’s high demand fueling growth of overall product category in majority of the region’s market by at least 35 percent in both volume and value terms in the past year. 
    • 09/07/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Singapore
    • English

    Southeast Asian households continue to trade up their major domestic appliances

    Rising affluence and consumer sophistication in developing Southeast Asia is contributing to the positive sales trends of the major domestic appliances sector in this region. In the last 12 months period from July 2015 to June 2016, over 20 million air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators valued at over USD 6 billion were sold in seven key SEA markets—representing 2.9 and 1.9 percent sales units and value growth respectively compared to the same period a year ago.
    • 06/15/16
    • Home Appliances
    • Singapore
    • English

    Strong surge in ownership of air-conditioners in Metro Manila households

    The hot tropical climate in the Philippines is driving up demand for air cooling appliance in metro Manila, with households in this region owning more units of air conditioners and electric fans to cool down their homes.

  • Consumer Panels

    Consumer Panels

    Your business is all about your consumers. So understanding them is essential in ensuring your products and services meet their needs, and in identifying opportunities for growth.

    Our international consumer panel data and research expertise provide you with smart customer insights into who your consumers are, their attitudes and behaviors, across channels.

  • Point of Sales Tracking

    Point of Sales Tracking

    Retailers and manufacturers are under pressure to develop products and services that maximize sales and profit and to keep customers coming back.

    Success relies on having the most up-to-date sales data, combined with robust analysis to understand which products and services are performing well in the market – and which are not. With this information, clients can set clear strategies for commercial growth and increase return on investment.

  • Shopper


    Digital continues to open up new paths to purchase, changing how and where people shop. More and more data becomes available every day, as shoppers embrace multi-channel brand experiences. To stay competitive in this big data, multi-channel environment, businesses need to identify and leverage the most relevant data along the entire path to purchase. 

  • Geomarketing


    Our geomarketing solutions and consultancy provide our clients with smart insights into location-specific factors that impact the success of business sites, shops, sales territories, target groups, as well as chain store and distribution networks.

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