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  • Retail Reports Q4 2016
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail Reports Q4 2016

    Welcome to our Retail Reports of the fourth quarter of 2016! Are you looking for the latest trends in the non-food market?

  • Retail in general: Growth during the last quarter of 2016, but a small decline for total 2016
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Retail in general: Growth during the last quarter of 2016, but a small decline for total 2016

    We noticed an increase in non-food sales during the last quarter of 2016 of +2,0%, compared to the same period last year. When taking all quarters into account we measured a decline of 0,7% in 2016 for the non-food market. The comparison is based on the sum of all non-food markets measured by GfK POS Measurement.

  • Consumer Electronics: doubtful end of year
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Consumer Electronics: doubtful end of year

    We noticed a decline of 4,3% in the last quarter of 2016, which resulted in a total decrease of 3,7% in value for the year 2016.

  • IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    IT & Office: IT & Office continues the decline

    During the last quarter of 2016 the IT and Office Equipment market decreased in value by only -0,1%, the best quarter of the year 2016 for a total value of close to 545 Mio €.

  • Telecom: Positive results for 2016
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Telecom: Positive results for 2016

    No double digit growth numbers for the final quarter of 2016. Nevertheless we noted a growth of 1,6% in Q4 and an excellent growth of 10,1% for total 2016 in the Telecom market.

  • Major Domestic Appliances: less dull than you think
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Major Domestic Appliances: less dull than you think

    Conclusions for the last quarter of 2016 are in line with previous quarters giving way to a full year review. Once again the white goods market advances, although slower than during 2015.

  • Small Domestic Appliances: A very positive year-end for Small Domestic Appliances
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Small Domestic Appliances: A very positive year-end for Small Domestic Appliances

    The last quarter of 2016 showed again a –very- positive growth for Small Domestic Appliances. Only a few categories showed a decline, mainly within the Personal Care segment.

  • Media & Entertainment: Struggling Entertainment market.
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Media & Entertainment: Struggling Entertainment market.

    With a 7,6% decline in the fourth quarter of 2016, there’s no denying physical media sales keep struggling in the digital age.

  • Books: Small growth in last quarter of 2016 for Books
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Books: Small growth in last quarter of 2016 for Books

    The Belgian book market is still in decline, but gradually slowing down following a decline of -1,3% in the third and a growth of 0,9% in the fourth quarter.

  • Fashion: Good performance in Q4 can’t save the year for Belgian Fashion market
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Fashion: Good performance in Q4 can’t save the year for Belgian Fashion market

    The last quarter of the year finally shows some positive results for the Belgian Fashion market: three months of growth, leading to a nice +3,7% value growth. This means a turnover increase of almost 29 million € in our Leaderpanel. After nine consecutive months of declining sales, this is definitely an important change in trend!

  • Home Improvement: Moderate growth for the Belgian Home Improvement market
    • 03/07/17
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Belgium
    • English

    Home Improvement: Moderate growth for the Belgian Home Improvement market

    At the end of the year, we are registering a turnover growth of approximately 2% for the DIY Superstores. Although 2016 has known a troublesome start, the consecutive growth figures from July all the way to December have led to this positive result.

  • European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016
    • 03/06/17
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Optics and Acoustics
    • Point of Sales Tracking
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Global
    • English

    European optics market records over €17 billion in 2016

    GfK’s sales tracking of four key European retail optics markets (Italy, France, Spain and Germany), shows a turnover of €17.6 billion for total year 2016. This is a sales value growth of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year. GfK released the findings at the international MIDO 2017 trade fair in Milan.

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