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Maximizing on comfort and seeking long-term value are among the consumer preferences that accelerated during the pandemic, and will continue in the year ahead.
Dictionary.com chose “Pandemic” as the 2020 Word of the Year but their People’s Choice 2020 Word of the Year contest resulted in “Unprecedented” as the winning word to describe the yea
U.S. consumers’ eating attitudes and behaviors changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This 2021 outlook looks at how these behaviors may shift or remain the same in the new year.
Amidst the uncertainty, there remain plenty of positive opportunities for the outdoor, sports and fitness equipment, and athletic footwear markets in 2021.
Beyond the Pandemic: Canada’s Fashion Industry Poised For a Comeback
COVID-19 has changed the Canadian foodservice landscape forever. In just a matter of months, this crisis has eliminated years of growth and facilitated a decade of evolution.
Matt Powell outlines how U.S. consumer demand for sports and fitness equipment can be harnessed to keep sales and interest strong.
Online shopping, curbside pick-up, and click and collect transform Black Friday
The Power of Play: Toy and Video Game Sales Hit Record Highs as Canadians Continue to Prioritize Family
November and December traditionally account for 40% of annual toy industry sales in Canada. So what happens in 2020 when the industry is already up 15% over last year through the end of October?
Remote Working and Learning Have Led to Unprecedented Growth in the Consumer Technology Industry in Canada, but will the Momentum Last This Holiday Season?
It’s no secret that the holiday season is one of the most important times of the year for electronics spending in Canada. While 2020 has certainly presented its fair share of challenges for retail in general, consumer technology is well positioned to finish the year off strong. For the year to date ending October 2020 total technology sales are 20% ahead of last year.
Distribution continues to play a vital role as the engine of the channel and will be an important area of focus as we head into 2021.
For the quarter, athletic footwear sales in the U.S. declined in the mid-singles while activewear grew in the low single-digits. Read Matt Powell's recap here.
The commercial office supplies and B2B technology channel saw challenges this spring as schools and office buildings closed amid the pandemic. We’re sharing unique perspectives on what's ahead from Leen Nsouli, NPD’s office supplies analyst, and Mike Crosby, NPD’s B2B technology analyst.
How will athletic footwear sales fare? Will bikes and home fitness equipment sales maintain their momentum? Matt Powell outlines his holiday expectations here
Fashion footwear and accessories categories that align with consumers’ current lifestyles will emerge as winners this holiday season.