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As the country begins its slow return to ‘normal’ we’re starting to see improvement in specific industry sectors across the broader economy, while others remain severely impacted. See NPD’s B2B tech expectations for reseller channel purchasing through various vertical sectors in this latest blog by Mike Crosby.
By 2050 it is estimated that half the cars on the road, globally, will be electric powered. What does that mean for the traditional gas station? See thoughts from NPD’s Connected Intelligence President, Eddie Hold, on this topic in his latest blog.
From “House Shoes” to Heels? What Will Really Drive the Recovery in Fashion Footwear and Accessories
Beth Goldstein of The NPD Group notes that any increase in dress shoe sales will be occasion-based and surges will be short-lived.
Consumers have undeniably found refuge in the outdoor industry during the pandemic, and The NPD Group expects this engagement will endure for the long haul.
Comping 2021 to 2020 sales will prove challenging. Powell explains why the best way to measure success in 2021 is through capturing market share profitably.
Read about 2020 technology distribution highlights and a 2021 outlook from NPD’s B2B Tech analyst, Mike Crosby.
Sales in some categories recovered nicely during summer, helping 2020 sales for golf as well as tennis equipment, basketball hoops, and training aids, among others, to grow.
NPD’s Foodservice teams in Europe highlight the five most important trends they expect to see in the European out-of-home market in 2021
Historically it has become very common for a film franchise to expect sharp declines in toy sales the year after a theatrical film release. Can SVOD content stabilize toy sales years after theatrical release?
Matt Powell recaps how sneaker and sport footwear sales as well as activewear fared in the unconventional year of 2020, and which categories hold opportunity ahead.
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.