Build a best-in-class back-to-school strategy

Robust data, plus deep industry insight to answer your questions

At The NPD Group, we combine the office and school supplies industry’s most robust data with deep industry insight to help companies like yours pinpoint sales peaks, identify growth periods, and understand consumers’ shopping behaviors. It’s how we help you get the right products in the right places for the right people at back-to-school time.

Our suite of back-to-school solutions includes our Retail Tracking Service, which delivers comprehensive point-of-sale data; Back-To-School Supply List, a compilation of U.S. school supplies lists; the Back-To-School Monitor, an on-going tracking service that uncovers trends and opportunities; and a new report, Today’s Teachers: School Supply Purchasing Dynamics & Behaviors. Used together or individually, they’ll answer your questions about what teachers are purchasing for their classrooms, the products families are most often asked to provide, where consumers shop for supplies, what influences their shopping behaviors for school supplies, and much more..

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See what products teachers request even more than crayons on kindergarten supply lists, in what grade kids graduate from crayons to colored pencils, and other new insights!

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Questions? Contact your NPD account representative, call us at 866-444-1411, or email

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A Brightly Colored Back-To-School Season

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