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  • Supervisory Board of GfK elects Ralf Klein-Bölting as new Chairman
    • 08/25/16
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    Supervisory Board of GfK elects Ralf Klein-Bölting as new Chairman

    The Supervisory Board of GfK has elected Ralf Klein-Bölting as its new Chairman in an extraordinary meeting held today.

  • Emerging markets power smartphone sales
    • 08/19/16
    • Technology
    • Consumer Goods
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Connected Consumer
    • Global
    • English

    Emerging markets power smartphone sales

    New connected consumers in emerging markets, especially rural China, continued to drive smartphone growth in 2Q16. Resilient mid-range to high-end sales mean GfK upgrades its 2016 smartphone market value forecast to USD 426 billion. No immediate impact in the UK from Brexit.

  • GfK reports lower sales and income
    • 08/12/16
    • Press
    • HQ financials
    • Investors
    • Global
    • English

    GfK reports lower sales and income

    In the first quarter of 2016, the group achieved organic growth of 0.9 percent, while sales in the first half of 2016 were down 1.5 percent.

  • Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Supervisory Board leave GfK
    • 08/11/16
    • Press
    • Global
    • English

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Supervisory Board leave GfK

    Matthias Hartmann, Chief Executive Officer of GfK, has today mutually agreed with the Supervisory Board of GfK SE that he will leave the company as of December 31, 2016.

  • Brexit causes dramatic 11-point drop in UK consumer confidence
    • 07/29/16
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Global
    • English

    Brexit causes dramatic 11-point drop in UK consumer confidence

    Sharpest monthly fall for more than 26 years – GfK’s long-running monthly Consumer Confidence Index dropped 11 points in July (since the June interviews conducted before the Referendum) from -1 to -12. The survey dates back to 1974 and July sees the sharpest month-by-month drop for more than 26 years (March 1990). This is also a further 3-point drop from the -9 recorded by the Brexit Special in early July. All five measures used to calculate the Index saw decreases this month.

  • Brexit brings the upward trend in the German consumer climate to a halt
    • 07/27/16
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    Brexit brings the upward trend in the German consumer climate to a halt

    The consumer climate in Germany weakened also as a result of Brexit in the United Kingdom slightly in July.

  • Young British adults spend more time watching video on laptops than TV sets
    • 07/27/16
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • Connected Consumer
    • Video consumption
    • TV Audience Measurement
    • Global
    • English

    Young British adults spend more time watching video on laptops than TV sets

    Far from being light viewers, 18-24 year olds are voracious consumers of video content overall. 41 percent of their total viewing is spent using a laptop, whilst viewing on mobile devices is relatively insignificant. Traditional TV content and movies dominate their time spent viewing on a PC/laptop.

    • 07/21/16
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global Study
    • Global
    • English

    One in three ‘always concerned’ about their safety and security

    Close to a third of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree that they are always concerned about their safety and security. Brazil and Turkey have highest levels of people concerned; Sweden, Germany and Netherlands lead for feeling safe. Women not always more safety concerned than men.

  • Consumer climate in Europe increases significantly
    • 07/13/16
    • Press
    • Financial Services
    • Social and Strategic Research
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    Consumer climate in Europe increases significantly

    All in all, however, the consumer climate for the EU28 underwent a considerable increase from March to June 2016, rising by 4.1 points to 13.1 points.

  • UK Consumer confidence dives post-Brexit
    • 07/08/16
    • Financial Services
    • FMCG
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Life
    • Global
    • English

    UK Consumer confidence dives post-Brexit

    In a special GfK Consumer Confidence Barometer (CCB) to measure post-referendum economic sentiment in the UK, the core Index has fallen eight points to -9. In fact, all of the key measures that are used to calculate the overall Index have fallen. This long-running survey dates back to 1974, and there has not been a sharper drop than this recorded for 21 years (December 1994).

  • TV audience measurement service in Brazil reaches a new milestone
    • 07/01/16
    • Press
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Media Measurement
    • Global
    • English

    TV audience measurement service in Brazil reaches a new milestone

    GfK’s television audience measurement project in Brazil is entering a new phase today as its data will be rolled-out into the market and made available to all broadcasters, media agencies and advertisers.

  • “Experience economy” is the future of retail
    • 06/30/16
    • Press
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Retail
    • Geomarketing
    • Connected Consumer
    • Retail Consultancy
    • Global
    • English

    “Experience economy” is the future of retail

    A new report from GfK is available today that examines the co-evolution of innovative fashion and lifestyle stores alongside the increasingly significant “experience economy”. It identifies four key trends which can mitigate against the currently sinking retail share in private consumption that is prevalent in mature Western retail markets.

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