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July 16, 2019

Four data points showing the strength of the OTT market

nScreenMedia

At the OTT_X conference in Los Angeles, there was data aplenty showing the business of online video is healthy and growing. Here are four points shared during the day, illustrating why the future is bright for FAST services, small SVOD providers, Netflix survival without licensing tentpole TV, and AVOD’s success without originals.


July 15, 2019

Amazon Kicks off Prime Day, a Two-day Shopping Event

Yahoo Finance

Amazon Prime Day has begun and over 1 million deals are being offered by the retail giant on its website. 


July 15, 2019

Will Prime Day Be a Prime Opportunity for Home?

HFN Digital

Certain home categories have yet to be maximized, according to NPD analysts


July 12, 2019

Prime Day Has Lots of New Players, But it is Still Amazon's Game, Reports NPD's Checkout

Yahoo Finance

More than two-thirds of Amazon Prime members plan to shop Amazon during the Prime Day shopping event on July 15 and 16, 2019, according to new insights from The NPD Group's Checkout receipt mining service.


July 12, 2019

Have We Reached Peak Prime Day Yet?

Forbes

It’s nearly here, Prime Day 2019. On July 15, millions of people will furiously search and click on a barrage of items at reduced prices. This annual sale has breathed new life into the notion of Christmas in July and given rise to a great summer sale event.


July 11, 2019

Who is the Amazon Prime Day shopper?

Home Textiles Today

As Amazon gears up for Prime Day next week, NPD Group looked at consumers most likely to participate.


July 2, 2019

What’s the life cycle of CP in an SVOD world?

Kidscreen

The NPD Group examines why IP owners need to get with the new streaming timelines, or risk missing big licensing opportunities.


June 18, 2019

Mechanical watches battle back despite surging sales for smartwatches in United States

WatchPro

Smartwatches overtook traditional watch sales in the holiday quarter of 2018, but the industry’s hope that Apple Watch customers today will be Swiss watch wearers in the future may be coming true, according to research by retail analyst The NPD Group.


June 12, 2019

NPD's Latest Trend Predictions (Outdoor Industry)

SNEWS

One of the best attended events at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is historically NPD’s “trend breakfast,” and it’s not because of the grub. Matt Powell, senior industry advisor and Julia Day, executive director, will serve up a heaping plate of data-based recommendations on how outdoor brands and retailers can survive and thrive in the coming year and beyond. NPD released a sneak peak of the key themes for this year’s breakfast.


May 16, 2019

NPD reports 13% rise in sales for the US watch market, but volume is down while average prices rise

WatchPro

If you take timekeeping wristwear as a whole, the American market grew by a healthy 13% in 2018. But the picture is complicated by the rise of smartwatches, which are grabbing market share from traditional watch brands at similar sub-$500 price points. 


May 14, 2019

No, millennials didn’t ‘kill’ ironing. But there is a wrinkle for iron makers.

Washington Post

Millennials are known for dumping traditional household products such as paper napkins and canned tuna. But for now, irons are still staples in most homes, even if they are gathering dust on a shelf.


May 7, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: The Importance Of Brands

HomeWorld Business

The NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski discusses how long-standing housewares brands need to continue their efforts to stay relevant as new consumers enter the marketplace.


April 29, 2019

Handbag Industry Continues to Face Declining Sales

WWD

The handbag market has continued to lag in the first quarter of 2019, according to a study published by the NPD Group today.


April 2, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point with NPD: Find New Ways to Engage Consumers

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the need for retailers to think differently and break down traditional barriers when marketing products to consumers.


March 19, 2019

Levi Strauss IPO Comes as Denim Market Braces for Year of Corporate Shake-ups

CNBC

Levi Strauss goes public as big changes are underway with its next closest U.S. competitors: VF Corp plans to spin off its jeanswear business and Gap is planning to separate into two publicly traded companies.



March 12, 2019

HomeWorld Presents On Point With NPD: Connecting Healthy Living To Housewares

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski offers tips and insights on how retailers can market housewares products to those consumers who are tapping into new diets and looking to eat healthier.


March 8, 2019

HomeWorld Presents On Point With NPD: From the 2019 IH+HS

HomeWorld Business

In a special edition of HomeWorld’s On Point with NPD, NPD’s Joe Derochowski offers his unique insight on trends seen at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show.


February 24, 2019

Target Takes on Victoria’s Secret

The Wall Street Journal

The retailer is set to launch lingerie and sleepwear brands next month, challenging Amazon and other giants


February 23, 2019

Why fashion brands are embracing a more inclusive standard of beauty

CBS News

Fashion brands are embracing a more inclusive standard of beauty, and women who used to be customers are now part of the changing face of the industry.


February 5, 2019

HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD: Overcoming Uncertain Economic Times

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski offers retailers tips on how they can promote key housewares segments as money-saving investments for consumers.


February 4, 2019

After hours of research, these are the 13 hottest Valentine's Day gifts of 2019

Today
The big day's just 10 days away!


January 29, 2019

Luxury Watch Sector Drives Growth Across American Market

WatchPro

Reginald Brack joined NPD at the beginning of 2018 with a mandate to turn point of sale information from thousands of retailers and ecommerce businesses into data that not only paints a picture of the past and present, but also provides pointers to future trends that businesses can use to make better buying decisions.


January 7, 2019

HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD: Evolution Key To Growth In 2019

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the steps retailers can take to further evolve and continue to grow housewares sales in 2019.


January 3, 2019

What to Watch: Online Retailers Begin to Shift Luxury Watch Market

WWD

The clock is ticking. The Internet, once thought of as a back-alley resource for luxury mechanical timepieces, now has a mix of e-commerce players leading a new charge, with watch brands taking notice.


December 24, 2018

Data Doesn't Lie: Competing Trends in Consumer Spend

Shopcast: Talking Retail Strategy with Michael Dart

Michael Dart welcomes Don Unser, Retail Group President of NPD Group and Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor of the NPD Group to discuss the current state of retail after this holiday season, and political climate.


December 17, 2018

Fanny Packs Are so Popular, They Make up 25 Percent of Accessory Sales Growth

TODAY

We never thought we'd say this, but fanny packs are back! And this time, they mean business.


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.  


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