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Shonda Rhimes's first scripted Netflix original series “Bridgerton” premiered on December 25, 2020. The wildly popular series, adapted from the Julia Quinn novels, was watched by 29 million households in the United States in its first 28 days.
Sales of sport footwear grew more than 35% vs the same period for 2020 and in the high teens compared to 2019. Activewear grew about 25% compared to 2019.
According to NPD, two out of five adult females and three out of ten adult males no longer fit into last year’s clothing sizes; snacking and fitness play a role.
Sales growth for team sports equipment in the first quarter of 2021 was robust, up more than 50% compared to 2020 and up more than 40% compared to 2019.
The number of consumers willing to pay for eco-friendly apparel is rising and they understand the costs associated with higher-quality and longer-lasting items.
QSR’s resilience and ability to adapt throughout the pandemic has positioned it for growth well into the future throughout Europe
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.