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Market share is up for grabs in the footwear industry. Growth in the direct-to-consumer channel, innovation, changing consumer attitudes and shopping behaviors, emerging players, and the rise of digital native brands are all causing profound shifts. To help you understand the market landscape and competitive environment, we provide the broadest and deepest view of the footwear industry based on best-in-class point-of-sale (POS) and consumer data.

We also offer analytic solutions such as new product forecasting, segmentation, price and promotion evaluation, market forecasting, and more. Our industry analysts leverage these unmatched data assets to provide data-driven perspective as you navigate the complexities of a changing market landscape.

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DataCategories Tracked

Athletic and Outdoor Segmentation

Identify and reach specific consumer groups so you can efficiently target and capture your most valuable consumers.

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Checkout Omnichannel Tracking

Leveraging an omnichannel panel of 130,000 consumers, our Checkout service provides the total picture of what’s happening online and in stores and how that's changing over time.

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Consumer Tracking

Understand the footwear consumer and discover how, why, and where they are shopping, with this unmatched view of the marketplace across all distribution channels.

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Geo Level Information

Assess regional strengths and opportunities, monitor competitive performance by region, and plan and evaluate effectiveness of targeted activities. Call on our insight into retail sales in specific regions or store groupings using geo level information from our Retail Tracking Service.

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Retail Tracking

The NPD Group has the largest POS footprint in the industry. We collect weekly and monthly sales data from across the globe, spanning all industry channels of distribution, including independent specialty stores, department stores, mass merchants, and e-commerce. This allows you to continuously monitor sales of men’s, women’s, and children’s footwear.

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Prescriptive Analytics

Checkout Buyer Analytics

Buyer Analytics provide self-service Essentials or advanced solutions, so you can see online, in-store, and omnichannel opportunities. Dig deeper into your most valuable customer, brand loyalty, brand leakage/lift, and brand launches.

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Price & Promotion Management

Measure the effectiveness of past promotions and simulate the impact of future promotional, discount, and base price changes.

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Whether you are looking to define your customer segments or refine them, we offer a deep look into purchasing trends by segment.

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A New Look at Luxury Consumers

Our Luxury team is focused on providing your industry’s best resources for understanding the luxury market and its consumers. You can take advantage of their industry expertise and our retail tracking data with the new Luxury Reporting Series. It details today’s U.S. luxury consumer and explores market dynamics.

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We Track Fashion Footwear in the U.S. and Canada,
and Sports Footwear Across the Globe

Industry Expertise

Marshal Cohen
Chief Industry Advisor

Beth Goldstein
Executive Director, Industry Analyst

Matt Powell
Vice President, Senior Industry Advisor


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