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Sneakernomics: Sports Retail Holiday 2020 Expectations

How will athletic footwear sales fare? Will bikes and home fitness equipment sales maintain their momentum? Matt Powell outlines his holiday expectations here

Changes in Lifestyle Drive Shifts in Holiday Purchasing for Footwear & Accessories

Fashion footwear and accessories categories that align with consumers’ current lifestyles will emerge as winners this holiday season.

Oct 16, 2020
Beauty
Where to Find Beauty this Holiday Season

There are several key prestige beauty markers we are watching in the U.S. that will have an impact on holiday spending and beyond.

Home for the Holidays, Like Never Before

Appliance and housewares growth this holiday shopping season will be driven by consumers' increased time at home, and the resulting expansion of basic needs.

Oct 14, 2020
Apparel
Apparel Stays Home for the Holidays

Connecting through the theme of “home” will be apparel’s best approach to a very different selling season.

Eating Patterns in America Take a Sharp Turn

In mid-March, the daily rhythms of our lives were suddenly disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak and that includes our eating patterns.

Oct 12, 2020
Video Games
U.S. Video Game Spending This Holiday Projected to Reach a Record $13.4 Billion

The surge in player count and engagement, combined with reduced spending in experiential gifting should combine to result in more available holiday dollars for video game products and services in the U.S.

Oct 12, 2020
Toys
Christmas on Zoom? Really?

NPD’s global toys industry analyst’s take on sales around the holiday season.

COVID Changed Retail. Will Prime Days Change Holiday?

Prime Days are surrounded by completely different dynamics, and looking to make their mark on retail, and the 2020 holiday season in a new way.

Sep 30, 2020
Toys
Holiday 2020 and The U.S. Toy Industry

NPD’s toy industry advisor on market dynamics, challenges, and opportunities that she thinks will affect the outcome of the toy industry’s performance through the end of the year.

Sep 29, 2020
Beauty
Creating Normalcy

As consumers seek to create their own normal, returning to former beauty routines can play a comforting role in that journey.

Sep 24, 2020
B2B Technology
SMB Reemergence Critical to Post-COVID Economy

NPD's B2B Industry Analyst, Mike Crosby, takes a look at industries and regions hit hardest by the pandemic, as well as what SMB's will need to focus on post-COVID.

Verizon Steps Up; Buys Tracfone

While the Verizon/Tracfone deal will certainly increase pressure on T-Mobile and AT&T, the biggest impact may be felt by Dish, which now owns the Boost Mobile brand. Hear more from NPD's Connected Intelligence President, Eddie Hold, on the deal.

Sep 15, 2020
Food Consumption
A Fix for Coffee

One of the key things that makes the Canadian foodservice market so unique, also makes the market so vulnerable during these unusual times.

Sep 14, 2020
B2B Technology
Data Center Evolution

Hear from NPD's B2B Technology industry analyst, Mike Crosby, regarding the latest data center ecosystem sales and trends.

The Computer is Personal Again

NPD Industry Advisor, Stephen Baker, takes a look at the U.S. consumer PC market following a momentous week - and first half - and shares insights around what is to come.

Will Holiday 2020 Be Another COVID-19 Retail Casualty?

Holiday 2020 will be as unpredictable as the months leading up to it, but the season's spirit of giving will drive consumer spending, and new ways of shopping.

Aug 31, 2020
Books
The U.S. Book Market: Strong Summer Sales Continue in August

The U.S. book market is on track to have one of its best years since NPD BookScan started tracking book data in 2004.

Aug 31, 2020
B2B Technology
The Future of B2B Printing

What can the print industry do to thrive in a post-COVID world? Read on for thoughts from NPD's B2B Technology analyst, Mike Crosby.

Aug 25, 2020
Sports
Sneakernomics: Second Half Predictions for U.S. Sports Retail

Matt Powell outlines his expectations for the holiday season and second half of the year.

Aug 21, 2020
Foodservice
The State of UK’s Foodservice Industry

There is evidence of an encouraging recovery in the British out-of-home foodservice market

Back-to-School 2020 Remains a Multiple Choice Question

Footwear and backpacks are back-to-school staples, but purchase decisions will be made through a very different lens this year.

Aug 6, 2020
B2B Technology
As The Bell Rings: K-12 Education and Technology Post-COVID

NPD’s B2B Technology analyst, Mike Crosby, takes a look at COVID’s impact on education spending.

Aug 4, 2020
Foodservice
Now More Than Ever, Local Means Business

During COVID-19 crisis, Canadian consumers are being encouraged to buy local and support local independent restaurants, food suppliers, farmers, or suppliers.

Are We Still Shopping In Other Peoples Closets?

Despite the sanitization focus during the pandemic, shoppers had minimal concern with buying fashion on resale sites as closet organization added inventory.

Jul 31, 2020
Sports , Footwear
Sneakernomics: First Half 2020 Athletic Footwear and Activewear Sales Results

Matt Powell recaps how the sneaker and active apparel markets fared in the first half of 2020.

Marketing to the Lingering Effects of Pandemic Lifestyle at Home

The fall season will reinforce home-focused lifestyle changes cultivated by the pandemic, and consumers will look to solve a new set of food and beverage needs.

Jul 22, 2020
Food Consumption
Has COVID-19 Made Consumers Hit the Pause Button on Health?

The stay-at-home advisories across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many consumers to shift their priorities, including health and wellness. Consumers are eating more indulgent foods and snacks and have put their weight loss programs on pause.

The Co-Existence Conundrum

NPD’s John Buffone looks at the importance of the subscription and transactional digital video overlap.

Jul 21, 2020
Sports
Sneakernomics: Back-to-School through the Lens of Sports Retail

Matt Powell outlines how the economic and behavioral shifts due to the pandemic will impact the back-to-school environment and sneaker sales in the weeks ahead.

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