As the economy fluctuates, so does disposable income, consumer confidence, and the demand for discretionary jewelry. So how do the world’s leading watch and jewelry retailers, manufacturers, and distributors combat industry declines to stay ahead?
They rely on The NPD Group’s robust retail tracking service and unmatched watch and jewelry industry expertise to track market trends, understand consumers, and drive profitable growth.
We collect actual point-of-sale data from thousands of retail doors in the U.S, including department, national chain, mass merchant, pure play, warehouse club, military, jewelry chain, and independent retail doors. Our team collects this information in a secure and anonymous format, so that the performance of any individual jeweler is never revealed.
Our industry experts then compile, analyze, and deliver the data in a web-based tool (or custom report) that details the performance of traditional watches, smart watches, and branded jewelry. Leverage trends in watch sales, pricing, discounting, inventory, and per door metrics, and deep dive by channel, category, brand, attribute, DMA, retailer, and more.
If you are a jewelry or watch retailer interested in joining our retailer panel we encourage you to take a look at this video.
Annual U.S. Fine Watch Market Report
Answer your fine watch market related questions with detailed information on the U.S. watch industry and the fine watch brands market. This report from LGI, an NPD Group company, is the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis of the U.S. fine watch market. It includes insight on sales and inventory trends, detailed information by gender, watch retailing and distribution data, brand rankings, and detailed brand profiles.
The Watch Collector Report
Get quantitative and qualitative consumer feedback based on survey responses from over 500 watch collectors who own more than 2,750 watches with a retail value exceeding $65 million. This report is designed to deepen manufacturers’, retailers’, and collectors’ knowledge based on detail on the profiles, preferences, and purchasing behavior of timepiece collectors.
Retail Tracking Service for Watch Brands
Our Retail Tracking Service provides the point-of-sale (POS) information and insight necessary for the watch industry to make fact-based decisions that drive sales. It’s the industry’s most comprehensive source for detail on watch market trends and unmatched industry expertise. Analyze brand, item, subcategory and attribute level information of watches across the total market and all individual channels, including jewelry chain, independent, department/national chain, and other. Watch companies, manufacturers, financial analysts, and retailers can use our watch pricing, discounting, inventory and per door metrics to identify and monetize opportunities, allocate resources, evaluate performance and understand competitive threats and opportunities.
Retail Tracking Service for Watch Retailers
Get detailed, monthly, point-of-sale (POS) watch market information to help you make more proactive decisions when purchasing and pricing watches and evaluate how you compare to the rest of the market. It’s the industry’s most comprehensive source for detail on watch market trends and unmatched industry expertise. Analyze brand, item, subcategory and attribute level information of watches across the total market and all individual channels, including jewelry chain, independent, department/national chain, and other. Retailers can use our watch pricing, inventory and per door metrics to identify and monetize opportunities, allocate resources, evaluate performance and understand competitive threats and opportunities.
Branded Jewelry Report
Rely on LGI, an NPD Group company, as your source for information on the branded jewelry market, key segments, brands, and specific SKUs. Whether to address tactical decision-making or to develop long-term strategy, look to this detail on what is selling – models, styles, price points, materials – and when.
In addition to retail and brand tracking services, custom market studies provide an even deeper dive into the U.S. fine watch and branded jewelry markets. Custom market research lets you answer your most pressing business questions, whether you want to know in which cities your brand and products resonate most, the watch characteristics consumers seek, or which competing models are top-sellers in the market.
You have opportunities. You face threats. What you need are smart, quantifiable methods of distinguishing one from the other and maximizing your chances of success. NPD’s Analytic Solutions Group includes a team of senior leaders with extensive experience developing and delivering analytic solutions that address strategic marketing, sales, and planning issues.
We combine NPD POS and consumer information, industry expertise, and custom survey research – then add state-of-the-discipline research techniques and methodologies to explain the "why behind the buy.” Through advanced modeling and analytic services, we offer insight into what will happen in the future, not just what has happened in the past, answering your most pressing business questions:
- What consumer segments should we target and why? How do we know if we’re successful over time?
- What is the optimal feature combination for my product?
- How do I monitor my performance in my sales territories, distribution areas, etc.?
- Is your promotion strategy attracting new buyers or just moving forward sales you would have gotten anyway?
- How will a competitor’s price drop impact your sales next quarter, and how should you respond?
- Will my product category grow or decline? Why? What does this mean for my market share?
- What’s the competitive landscape and where are my best opportunities (Food)?
- Which products are hot? How should we respond?
- What’s the sales potential and ROI for my new / revamped product idea?
- Is our online advertising set up for off-line sales success?
- How effectively will a new in-store display we’re developing boost point-of-sale transactions?
- Which of the new communications we’ve worked so hard on communicates the product’s value proposition most effectively?
See how clients have used our analytic solutions to solve their business challenges in our Analytic Solutions Case Study Library.
Now our market-leading information is available weekly, enabling you to more closely monitor performance and improve business results.
The NPD Group announced it is reorganizing its Softlines Sector to include Luxury tracking services, which were previously operated independently. NPD’s Luxury services -- including sales tracking for Watches, Designer Jewelry, and Diamonds -- will move into NPD’s Softlines business group, led by Diane Nicholson. The reorganization follows the departure of former NPD Luxury President Fred Levin, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.
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