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December 7, 2018

After Hours of Research, These Are the 8 Hottest Holiday Gifts of 2018

TODAY

All holiday season long, Shop TODAY's been compiling gift guides with ideas for anyone on your shopping list.


December 3, 2018

Bigger, Better & Streaming TV Drive 4K Ultra HD Adoption

The Digital Entertainment Group

Consumers are increasingly migrating to the biggest and best when buying a new TV, especially when it’s for the primary viewing room – the living room.


November 23, 2018

Black Friday Chaos Appears on the Decline as Online Shopping Gains

MarketWatch

Black Friday promotions still drive customers, but the days of doorbuster disorder may be gone, say NPD's retail analysts.


November 23, 2018

Best Buy Looks To Prove Skeptics Wrong This Holiday Season

Investor's Business Daily

Best Buy kicked off its Black Friday weekend sales with great fanfare on Thursday night with discounted big-screen televisions and other gadgets. From an impressive toy selection to digital price tags, see why NPD's analysts were impressed.  


November 19, 2018

Rolex sales surge to $1.5 billion in the United States, says NPD

WatchPro

Sales of Rolex watches in the 12 months to June this year reached $1.5 billion, according to retail analyst NPD, which tracks point of sale transactions from hundreds of independent and retail groups across the United States.


November 19, 2018

Men Will Be the Big Spenders This Holiday Season

CNBC

Men, not women, are expected to be the big spenders this holiday season.


November 18, 2018

Watch Geeks Drive Booming Trade in Preowned Pieces

The Associated Press

Around two dozen traders sit in an open-layout second floor of a building in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by computer monitors, loud conversation and ringing phones, the energy on this trading floor is high and the commodity is blingy.


November 16, 2018

NPD: 1 in 3 Shoppers to Purchase Home Goods This Holiday

Home Textiles Today

Study expects Black Friday, Cyber Monday promos to bolster category


November 15, 2018

Rolex Authorized Dealers Hoard Watches in Desperate Effort to save Stock for Holiday Season

WatchPro

Demand for Rolex is so strong in the United States that authorized dealers (ADs) are holding back what little stock they get of the most popular models so that their best customers have a chance of buying one this side of Christmas.


November 6, 2018

Tech Gifts In '18: Bigger Is Better

Marketing Daily

The trend-perfect electronic gifts this holiday season are not stripped-down bargain models, but those laden with advanced features.


November 5, 2018

HomeWorld Presents On Point With NPD: Keep Housewares Hot During The Holidays

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses ways retailers can keep housewares sales hot during the upcoming holiday season.


October 18, 2018

More Holiday Consumers Plan to Shop Both Online and in Stores

Retail Dive

As they've boosted their own e-commerce operations, brick-and-mortar retailers are getting a bigger piece of the holiday pie, both online and off.


October 18, 2018

Blended Retail Will Be the Hallmark of Holiday 2018

California Apparel News

It looks like shoppers and retailers have taken down the old boundary between bricks-and-mortar retail and e-commerce.


August 29, 2018

Spending on Video Games Increases 40% in the First Half of 2018

Fortune

This year is shaping up to be phenomenal for the video game industry, as players have gobbled up new content. Total consumer spending on games in the U.S. was up 40% in the first half of 2018 to $19.5 billion, according to The NPD Group.


July 30, 2018

E-Commerce: If You Build It, Will They Come? (Part 1)

The Robin Report

Data shows big disparities between sectors in online performance. While some sectors have shown healthy gains in both spend per buyer and in penetration, there are distinct market sectors whose e-commerce performance is clouded. 


July 24, 2018

5 Questions for … Julia Clark Day

The Daily | SUMMER MARKET

Julia Clark Day knows her numbers: She has more than 20 years of experience analyzing sports and outdoor recreation trends with Leisure Trends and The NPD Group.


July 24, 2018

Business News For Swiss Watches, America Is Back

Hodinkee

U.S. retail sales of Swiss luxury watches jumped by double digits in the first half of 2018, according to the NPD market research group.


June 10, 2018

HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD: Multi-Functional vs. Specialization

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the challenges in finding the balance between offering consumers products that are either multi-functional or offer some type of specialization.


June 9, 2018

FIFA 19 Gets UEFA Champions League in September

VentureBeat

It’s a big year for soccer heads — the World Cup begins this month, and EA’s giving them the scoop on FIFA 19 at its fan event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles. FIFA is one of the best-selling games of 2017 (and nowadays every year, given the global popularity of the sport and the growth of consoles in the former Eastern Bloc and Latin America). It’s crucial to EA’s bottom line as well, as analyst Mat Piscatella of The NPD Group notes.


June 9, 2018

FIFA 19 Gets UEFA Champions League in September

VentureBeat

It’s a big year for soccer heads — the World Cup begins this month, and EA’s giving them the scoop on FIFA 19 at its fan event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles. FIFA is one of the best-selling games of 2017 (and nowadays every year, given the global popularity of the sport and the growth of consoles in the former Eastern Bloc and Latin America). It’s crucial to EA’s bottom line as well, as analyst Mat Piscatella of The NPD Group notes.


June 9, 2018

FIFA 19 Gets UEFA Champions League in September

VentureBeat

It’s a big year for soccer heads — the World Cup begins this month, and EA’s giving them the scoop on FIFA 19 at its fan event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show in Los Angeles. FIFA is one of the best-selling games of 2017 (and nowadays every year, given the global popularity of the sport and the growth of consoles in the former Eastern Bloc and Latin America). It’s crucial to EA’s bottom line as well, as analyst Mat Piscatella of The NPD Group notes.


June 8, 2018

Guest Commentary: Spoiler Alert – The Market for Online Automotive Products Isn’t Where You Think It Is

Aftermarket News

NPD’s automotive aftermarket analyst Nathan Shipley takes a deep dive into the online market for automotive products, and uncovers some interesting trends utilizing NPD’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking, which tracks sales at the receipt level. In his article, Nathan sizes up the different types of automotive product retailers; profiles who buys automotive products online, and how much; and outlines what many automotive products retailers should know.


June 7, 2018

NPD: Toycos Capitalize on World Cup Craze

Kidscreen

New data from market research firm The NPD Group shows that the upcoming FIFA World Cup has sparked a spending frenzy throughout Europe. US$14.7 million has been spent on football (or soccer, for Westerners) and FIFA World Cup-themed toys in the UK alone in the lead up to the tournament.


June 4, 2018

HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD: Brick & Mortar Growth Begins With A Better Experience

Homeworld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses what steps retailers can take to keep their stores relevant in the era of e-commerce.


May 30, 2018

Online’s in the Kitchen

The Robin Report

Major home appliances is the latest category we’ve seen experience a huge upsurge in online sales. Between free shipping and online-only specials, consumers are only too happy to do the majority of their research and much of their shopping from the convenience of their laptop or mobile device.


May 28, 2018

Kitchen Renovation Uncovers Online Opportunity For Housewares Growth

Homeworld Business

It’s no secret that digital commerce continues to gain a competitive edge, making it more important than ever to identify new customer bases and new ways to reach consumers.


May 10, 2018

Tom Ford Designs a Watch. But the Price Isn’t What You’d Expect

The New York Times

Tom Ford during New York Men’s Fashion Week in February. His watch comes in one style, the Tom Ford 001, a quartz tank, and has several iterations: silver-toned steel, matte black metal and simple gold.


May 7, 2018

The Evolution of Smart Kitchen

Homeworld Business

The smart kitchen remains a hot topic in the world of housewares as suppliers continued to look for opportunities to bring new products to market. In the seventh episode of “HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD,” Joe Derochowski, home industry analyst for the NPD Group, discusses the opportunities for future growth with smart kitchen products.


May 2, 2018

Think Tank: Who’s Shopping for Private Label? Check the Data

WWD

Across all retail categories, private label is playing an increasingly critical role in product assortments. Private label now accounts for 30 percent of sales in some U.S. categories.


April 30, 2018

Private Label Revolution: The Second Wave

The Robin Report

Private label has always been around, but the quality and breadth of items available today are a far cry from the Brand-X macaroni and cheese in plain white boxes in the value sections of 1970s supermarkets.


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