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  • Contract SIM-only continues to surge in Q317 in GB
    • 12/06/17
    • Technology
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Contract SIM-only continues to surge in Q317 in GB

    GfK’s latest Point of Sale (PoS) and quarterly Tech Consumer 360 data on the mobile phone market reveals that the Contract SIM-only (SIMO) category was the strongest performer in Q3, up 20% on the previous quarter.

  • GfK, Comp-Ware partner to empower Pet Specialty with broader data access
    • 12/05/17
    • Retail
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Pet Specialty
    • United States
    • English

    GfK, Comp-Ware partner to empower Pet Specialty with broader data access

    Consumer insights expert GfK and POS software provider Comp-Ware Systems are joining forces to give Pet Specialty outlets the information they need to compete in today's highly competitive market.

  • The Black Friday Boost in Belgium!
    • 12/01/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    The Black Friday Boost in Belgium!

    For a few years now, Black Friday is becoming more and more popular in Belgium. Originally it’s a big event in the United States, always the day after Thanksgiving and the day to start your Christmas shopping. During this Friday, retailers take the opportunity to present many promotions, giving big discounts to boost their sales. 

  • Retail Reports Q3 2017
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail Reports Q3 2017

    Hello and welcome to this quarter’s Retail Report. Are you eager to know more about the evolutions of the non-food market in this third quarter of 2017? Then you’ve come to the right place.

  • Retail in general: Q3 shows good growth rates in most panels!
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail in general: Q3 shows good growth rates in most panels!

    The third quarter of 2017 shows green figures by noting a 1.2% growth in non-food sales compared to the same period last year. On a year-to-date basis, this results in an almost flat result of +0.5% compared to the first three quarters in 2016.

  • Consumer Electronics: CE market stabilizing
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer Electronics: CE market stabilizing

    After a heavy second quarter, the CE market is stabilizing and grows 0.5% in value, the volume on the contrary decreases with 2%.

  • IT & Office: Best quarter of the year
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: Best quarter of the year

    During the third quarter of 2017 the IT and Office Equipment market increased in value by almost 8%, for a total value of close to 497 Mio €. The best quarter of this year. For the first 9 months of 2017 the increase was +2% for a total value of just over 1.435 Mio €.

  • Telecom: Delay in smartphone sales
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Delay in smartphone sales

    A while ago we predicted the saturation of the Smartphone market, however for Q3 the numbers are much worse than expected, we are talking about a decline of -9% in value and -13% in units. Is this really happening? Is the smartphone market really declining so fast? 

  • Major Domestic Appliances: Solden dominance surges
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: Solden dominance surges

    The July sales were again very prolific for the domestic appliance industry. The Sales months continue to gain in importance since online retail is also lurking. In general, a modest growth in units was completely offset by declining average prices in almost all product groups.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: Let's call summer sales a success story for SDA
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: Let's call summer sales a success story for SDA

    The market of small domestic appliances increased 9% in value with significant growth numbers in all segments.

  • Media & Entertainment: Home Entertainment spending continues to revive in Q3
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: Home Entertainment spending continues to revive in Q3

    While DVD and Blu-ray sales are persistently impacted by the accelerating rise of streaming services, surging CD and Console Gaming sales lead the physical home entertainment market to a growth of 9.9%.     

  • Stationery: Back-to-school was unable to recover the losses from Q1 & Q2
    • 11/28/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Stationery: Back-to-school was unable to recover the losses from Q1 & Q2

    Unfortunately, the total Stationery market has not yet recovered its growth. In volume, we are ending Q3 with a -0.8%, but the decline is mainly seen in revenue with -3.8%.

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