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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.
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.
The U.S. book market is on track to have one of its best years since NPD BookScan started tracking book data in 2004.
Matt Powell outlines his expectations for the holiday season and second half of the year.
Footwear and backpacks are back-to-school staples, but purchase decisions will be made through a very different lens this year.
NPD’s B2B Technology analyst, Mike Crosby, takes a look at COVID’s impact on education spending.
Matt Powell recaps how the sneaker and active apparel markets fared in the first half of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a myriad of behavioral changes, and among the behaviors is the rapid escalation of using technology to order groceries and from a restaurant.
What is driving increased viewer engagement in streaming TV and what’s contributing most to subscriber churn? Find out in this piece by NPD’s John Buffone.
Embracing outdoor moments and looking to create them in both the open-air and comfort of our backyards has been a natural response to stay-at-home orders. With air travel showing slow improvement and family vacation options limited, camping could have a breakout summer.
The home fitness trend is one of the biggest to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. Now that consumer interest is piqued on how to exercise at home, the question for retailers and manufacturers becomes, how do we maintain the momentum established over these weeks? Dirk offers up three answers.
Recent sales increases in several discretionary categories reflect today's buying behavior, but also offer insight to help prepare for a new way of shopping.
COVID-19 and British foodservice – expect to see deals, delivery and technology as part of the ‘new normal’
The ‘new normal’ we should expect to see in Great Britain’s post-COVID-19 foodservice industry will involve three key components: deals; delivery; and the increased use of technology.