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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 2, 2019

Matt Powell Discusses Outdoor Trends


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


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

November 29, 2019

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

August 6, 2019

HomeWorld’s On Point With NPD: Resetting The Approach To Promotions

HomeWorld Business

NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the need for retailers to review their seasonal promotional schedules as consumers alter their buying habits.

July 18, 2019

EMA Event Spotlights Digital Delivery

Media Play News

The over-the-top market is exploding, and the Entertainment Merchants Association this year at its annual Los Angeles conference gave it a starring role.

July 17, 2019

The Real Reason Aromatherapy Is on the Rise

The Telegraph

According to new research from The NPD Group, lavender-based beauty products in the UK have seen an astounding increase in sales – 552% between January and April this year. 

July 16, 2019

Four data points showing the strength of the OTT market


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?


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?


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


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)


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.

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