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February 4, 2020

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Housewares Learns Lesson From Textiles

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski examines how the business can learn from the textiles business.


February 3, 2020

NPD: Wedding Market Still Ripe For Housewares Growth

HomeWorld Business

The NPD Group reports that wedding-associated housewares and appliance sales grew to $475 million in the 12 months ended November 2019, compared to about $443 million during the comparable year-earlier period.


January 30, 2020

Rivet’s Blueprint Report Explores Today’s Golden Age of Denim Innovation

Sourcing Journal

Welcome to 2020. There are no flying cars and we’re not wearing space suits. But lasers are making our jeans, body scanners are ensuring the perfect fit, and we’re paying for them with just the tap of a phone. 


January 29, 2020

Ironing Is Boring. Try a Fast, Cheap Handheld Steamer Instead.

WSJ

We tested three portable wrinkle-removers—suitable whether you’re traveling or at home


January 23, 2020

Victoria’s Secret Is Getting Into Shapewear

WWD

The lingerie giant’s comeback plans continue.


January 14, 2020

NPD Group: General merchandise holiday sales fall flat

Chain Store Age

Holiday sales for key general merchandise categories were disappointing despite a strong last-minute push.


January 7, 2020

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Get Ready For Sustainability 2.0

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the evolution of sustainability as a meaningful and persuasive benefit for today’s consumers.


January 6, 2020

The Aging Millennial

WWD

By 2030, the oldest Millennials will be in their mid- to late-40s. But does that mean their spending habits will mature, too?


December 26, 2019

Digital Retailers Are Taking Their Relationship With Consumers Off-line

WWD

More and more e-commerce shops are opening up stores IRL. Here's why.


December 11, 2019

How Rare Luggage Replaced Sneakers as the Latest It-Accessory

WSJ

BUYING LUGGAGE used to be about as sexy as acquiring a refrigerator. You schlepped to Sears or, if you were feeling fancy, a Tumi boutique, and chose whichever carry-on could hold the most stuff without socks and underwear erupting through the zipper. 


December 11, 2019

Fewer than 10% of Americans are buying $1,000 smartphones, report says

ARS Technica

And consumers in major cities are more likely to take the plunge than others.


December 3, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Prep For A Healthy 2020 In Housewares

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses tariffs, lifestyles, hot products and other factors set to impact the 2020 home and business.


December 2, 2019

Matt Powell Discusses Outdoor Trends

Shoe-In

The NPD Group’s Matt Powell joins the Shoe-In Show team to discuss the latest in outdoor trends for Fall ’19.


December 2, 2019

How Home Entertainment Companies Are Navigating the Streaming Apocalypse

Variety

Now that the streaming apocalypse is fully upon us, how are people in the home-entertainment business coping?


November 29, 2019

High-end watch shortages pave way for affordable brands to gain traction

WatchPro

High-end watch shortages are helping to fuel the growth of more affordable brands, as names such as Bulova, G-Shock and Fossil gain greater traction in the market.


November 29, 2019

Restaurants don’t get the Black Friday boost you might expect. Here’s why

CNBC

Black Friday is still expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year. But restaurants don’t necessarily get a spending boost as consumers head out to snag deals.


November 29, 2019

Black Friday Arrives Without the Mad Rush

WSJ

Strong economy drives spending but shopping shifts online and retailers spread out discounts


November 27, 2019

What Does ‘Black Friday’ Even Mean Anymore?

New York Times

It’s not a day. It’s a synonym for “sale.” And it needs to change.



November 25, 2019

The Generational Divide in Holiday Shopping

WSJ

As Black Friday’s hold on the season has loosened, shopping patterns diverge by age. 


November 13, 2019

Gen X will spend the most this holiday season

Retail Dive

As the generations continue to battle for domination on social media and beyond, NPD's survey points out how critical each age group is to a successful holiday season for retailers. 


November 12, 2019

Expect ‘roller-coaster’ holiday shopping season, advises NPD

Chain Store Age

Retailers shouldn’t take anything for granted this holiday season.


November 11, 2019

Gen Z shoppers grew up online but don’t like to shop there. This holiday, they’ll be at the mall

CNBC

Generation Z may be the first generation to have grown up with cellphones and laptops, but that doesn’t mean they’ll do their holiday shopping online.


November 7, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Forecasting A Bright Housewares Holiday Season

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski offers his insights into what could be another solid holiday selling season for housewares.


November 7, 2019

Podcast: Educating an Industry

The Robin Report

NPD’s Don Unser recently spoke with Zia Wigder, Shoptalk’s chief content officer, and Steve Sadove, former CEO of Saks Inc. In this podcast episode from The Robin Report, Don, Zia, and Steve discuss fragmenting consumer tribes, why digitally native brands are opening stores, and the four major barriers to business model transformation.


September 20, 2019

Is Netflix’s Q2 ’19 Subscriber Slowdown a Short-Term Blip or Start of a Long-Term Trend?

The VideoNuze Report

Did Netflix’s content underperform, or are other factors to blame, like cord cutting and the increasing popularity of streaming? Find out what actually happened in Q2.


September 11, 2019

Designer Aimee Kestenberg Receives Design Excellence Award from Accessories Council

Yahoo Finance

Designer Aimee Kestenberg was presented the 2019 NPD Growth Driver Award by the esteemed Accessories Council at the Design Excellence Awards in New York City. 


September 9, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Develop New Solutions For Busy Moms

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the need for housewares suppliers to develop new products that meet the current-day needs of busy mothers.


September 3, 2019

For Many Authors, Celebrity Book Clubs Are A Ticket To Success

NPR

Discoverability. It's a word that people who market and sell books use when talking about one of their biggest challenges: With hundreds of thousands of titles released each year, how do readers find the books that publishers want them to buy?


August 22, 2019

Finding the Key to SVOD Success

MediaPlayNews

Original content has been the star on SVOD services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, with upcoming services Apple TV+ and Disney+ teasing originals in celebrity-filled press conferences. But catalog content is an important supporting player.


August 12, 2019

In Denim, Green Is the New Blue

WWD

Denim trends for fall 2019 feature Seventies-style looks with a strong focus on sustainability.


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