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NPD’s B2B technology industry analyst, Michael Diamond, looks at the key trends from Microsoft’s Inspire conference that are top-of-mind for partners.
As businesses harness the power of IoT the amount of data we are generating daily is continuing to grow. This presents an opportunity for companies to enlist business intelligence and database systems software (a component of the of the overall IoT ecosystem), to make data their competitive edge.
Despite global trade challenges and a potential global economic slowdown, the channel has continued to perform well through the first half of 2019. Software led the market with an 8 percent year-over-year growth, now representing 26 percent of industry sales.
NPD Sports Industry Analyst Matt Powell reviews the performance of athletic footwear and activewear categories during the first six months of 2019. From sport and performance footwear to athletic attire and more, this performance review takes a look at where the industry currently stands and could potentially be heading.
At major music events like Coachella, festival-goers want to be camera-ready at all times. Savvy retailers are marketing to this audience, and sales of specialty hair products such as glittery and holographic hair gel rose this year in the week leading up to the festival.
Given all the headwinds in team sports and golf, the industry fared better than expected in the first half of 2019. In this post, Sports Industry Analyst Matt Powell breaks down increases and declines from the first half of the year.
The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is (almost) complete, having passed the major hurdle of gaining approval from the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday. But what have they had to sell and what does Dish need to accomplish to be successful? Read more in this blog by Eddie Hold, president of NPD Connected Intelligence.
In the automotive aftermarket, one doesn't typically think of hot and exciting innovations like those that are constantly coming out of the consumer technology industry. But there are a number of ways existing products are finding their way to consumers, and automotive suppliers should be paying attention. What might the next out-of-the-box product use be?
For decades, U.S. consumers coveted the latest athletic footwear being touted as the most technologically advanced with the power to make a consumer a better runner, basketball player, tennis player, or even an aerobics superstar. Now that athleisure is the leading footwear category, is performance footwear all but done?
The concept of 'Everyday Outdoor" captures the idea of consumers seeking outdoor products with pragmatic, everyday use, as well as those that bring the 'creature comforts' of home - like coffee that stays hot - to the outdoors.
Amazon's Prime Day has evolved into a shopping holiday. Four of NPD's Industry Advisors share their insights and expectations for the future of this retail event.
As we’re halfway into the calendar year, I wanted to take a few minutes to look at the most important beauty holidays during this period and how they are influencing the total prestige beauty market evolution in Germany.
In an era of smartphones and tablets, schools are beginning to change their curriculum, taking the focus off skills such as cursive writing. As voice-based interfaces become more pervasive, what additional changes will the future bring?
B2B Technology Industry analyst, Mike Diamond, takes a look at how the drive to enhance the customer experience is leading to sales growth in the Pro A/V segment.
Decline in children's bike sales and a look at what can be done to change directions.
NPD Senior Industry Advisor, Matt Powell, shares his thoughts around the power of networking, as well as his personal LinkedIn and Twitter strategies