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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


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


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

The big day's just 10 days away!

January 29, 2019

Luxury Watch Sector Drives Growth Across American Market


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. 

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