Stephen Hinz is director and industry analyst for The NPD Group’s U.S. Juvenile Products practice. He focuses on uncovering insights about the retail consumer and crafting stories using NPD’s robust data assets and his own industry expertise. Stephen provides strategic direction consulting and manages relationships across retailers, licensors, and manufacturers to drive thought leadership initiatives.

Stephen joined NPD in 2014, working in both the toys and juvenile products businesses. Prior to joining NPD, he held buying roles at Best Buy.