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GERMANY

Difficult period for technical consumer goods in Western Europe

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

THE NETHERLANDS

STIR selects GfK to provide internet audience measurement

HILVERSUM, THE NETHERLANDS: JIC STIR has signed a Letter of Intent to award a three and a half year contract to comScore and Intomart GfK, to be the official source of record for internet audience measurement in the Netherlands. Inaugural data for the Dutch market will be made available in early 2012.

12 Jul 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Retail websites reach 75% of European internet audience each month

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results from a study of online shopping in Europe. In January 2011, 270.6 million unique visitors in Europe visited sites in the retail category, representing a market penetration of 74.5% of Internet users, up 8.5 percentage points versus last year.

22 Mar 2011

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever renews Time Warner tie-up

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Unilever has extended its deal with Time Warner for product promotion across multiple global platforms.

By Josh Colley, M&M , creamglobal.com 17 Aug 2010