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20 Oct 2016
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9 Dec 2014
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The Western European market for technical consumer goods closed the third quarter of 2014 with total sales of €47.3bn...
1 Dec 2014
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The GfK Group has closed the first quarter of financial year 2013, recording sales growth while income was down year-on-year.
15 May 2013
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The Technical Consumer Goods market closed the fourth quarter, as well as the total year, with a sales growth of 2.8%. Sales volume generated from October to December amounted to €15.1bn. The total sales volume for 2012 was around €51.6bn. This is the result of GfK TEMAX Germany for the fourth quarter of 2012.
20 Feb 2013
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The 'GfK Purchasing Power Germany 2013' study shows that in 2013, Germans will have around €554 more per capita in nominal disposable income than in 2012. However, there are strong regional variations in the consumption potential of the German population. For the first time, Baden-Württemberg will overtake the federal state of Hesse to take third place in the ranking.
31 Dec 2012
Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.
9 Dec 2012
NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.
21 Aug 2012
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.
2 Aug 2012
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The results of the GfK TEMAX® Germany for the first quarter of 2012 show that the Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market has experienced a stable start to 2012. The total sales volume in the first quarter of 2012 was just under €12.6bn, representing a positive growth rate of 0.6%. This is the result of GfK TEMAX® Germany for the first quarter of 2012.
24 May 2012
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The largely stable development of the mood among German consumers continued in spring this year. Economic expectations improved slightly once again and willingness to buy almost remained at the same high level, but income expectations fell, reversing the strong improvement of the previous month. Following a value of 6 points in March, the overall indicator is forecasting 5.9 points for April.
28 Mar 2012
CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.
22 Mar 2012
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: On the whole, the mood among German consumers was stable in February. While economic expectations and willingness to buy dropped slightly, income expectations improved noticeably. Following a value of 5.9 points in February 2012, the overall indicator is forecasting a value of 6.0 points for March.
5 Mar 2012
NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Despite continued discussions about the European economic and financial crisis, GfK predicts that retail turnover in Germany will increase by around 1% this year. Growth potential is much stronger in those retail locations which already have significant retail drawing power. This also means that economically weak locations will continue to lose sales to the top locations.
15 Feb 2012
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Following years of restraint, Germans are beginning to buy more wristwatches again. According to GfK, the number of watches sold last year increased by 11% overall, which resulted in a rise in sales of 12%.
10 Feb 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.
8 Feb 2012
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing 376.6 million unique visitors went online in October 2011 for an average of 27.8 hours per person.
12 Dec 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for technical consumer goods in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €44.4bn in the third quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 4.1% compared to last year's figures. The individual countries are developing very differently. These are the findings of GfK TEMAX Western Europe.
2 Dec 2011
NUREMBURG, GERMANY: Books, clothes and toys are the bestselling Christmas presents. Around 92% of Germans plan to spend an average of €241* on Christmas presents this year, which is almost as much as in 2010. According to a current GfK study, retailers can expect sales volumes of €13.7 billion for Christmas presents and shoppers intend to make online purchases significantly more often than last year.
1 Dec 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: According to GfK Retail and Technology, the overall market for technical consumer goods in Germany experienced a sales increase of 3.5% in Q3 2011 to reach a total of €12 billion* on a year-on-year basis. Thus, the growth trend from the first six months continues.
17 Nov 2011
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011
NUREMBURG, GERMANY / NEW YORK, US: Retailers embarking on a seasonal hiring binge this year may want to rethink their plans, according to a new survey by GfK Custom Research North America. As unemployment remains above 9% and median household incomes decline, economic anxiety continues to preoccupy the thoughts of US consumers.
25 Oct 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The consumer electronics (CE) market has registered a significant deterioration in the first half of 2011. In the first six months of the year, sales in Western Europe declined by a total of 11.3% in comparison with the same period of the prior year.
8 Sep 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The overall market for Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) in Western Europe recorded a sales volume of €41.8 billion* in the second quarter of 2011. This is a decrease of 5.1% compared to last year's figures.
5 Sep 2011
NUREMBURG, GERMANY: British consumers are facing the double whammy of still feeling the effects of recession even as rising costs fuel inflationary worries. They are not alone in the world, though, according to GfK Roper Consulting's 2011 Mood of the World Report, which is based on a global survey of more than 32 000 consumers ages 15 and older in 25 countries.
25 Aug 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: According to GfK Retail and Technology, the overall market for technical consumer goods in Germany recorded a growth of 3.2% in the second quarter of 2011, representing a total sales volume of €11.2 billion*.
15 Aug 2011
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released data from the comScore MobiLens service showing that 13.5 million users across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK), accounting for 5.8% of all mobile subscribers, accessed online retail sites in the three month average period ending May 2011.
2 Aug 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Following a slight weakening in the past few months, consumer sentiment in Germany has improved again in June this year, as GfK had anticipated. Income expectations have taken a major upward leap, while economic expectations and the propensity to buy have also increased slightly. The overall indicator is forecasting a value of 5.7 points for July, following a revised value of 5.6 points in June.
1 Jul 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: According to the latest survey by GfK GeoMarketing, there are significant regional differences in the retail purchasing power of Germans. The per capita amount available for retail spending ranges from just under €6900 in Hochtaunus district to around €4240 in the Uecker-Randow district.
13 Jun 2011
NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Trust and familiarity are the key drivers in consumer preference for mobile payment services, according to a new study. The survey by GfK NOP, a global market research agency, covered nine countries (US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea, Brazil and China) and included 8603 online interviews, with each country's sample designed to represent their online population.
23 May 2011