Joe Derochowski of The NPD Group encourages the business to watch and respond to new consumer behavior that could endure long after the COVID-19 crisis clears.
After stocking up on essentials, consumers have begun targeted discretionary spending. What have they deemed worth buying during a quarantine?
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control officially recommended widespread use of face masks to help slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Dollar sales declined 16% in the third week of March as hoarding slowed, but growth in a number of key industries helped stave off an even greater decline.
The research found dollar growth to be flat as shoppers change the composition of purchases.
NPD’s Joe Derochowski explains how the business can benefit from a personalized approach to dieting and healthy living.
A day after Home Depot dazzled observers with strong sales, rival Lowe’s also reported gains, with same-store sales rising 2.6%. But its forecast for the year ahead is softer than some expected, and its reliance on brick-and-mortar sales may make it more vulnerable, as the category shifts to become increasingly omnichannel.
NPD’s Joe Derochowski examines how the business can learn from the textiles 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.
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.
We tested three portable wrinkle-removers—suitable whether you’re traveling or at home
The lingerie giant’s comeback plans continue.
Holiday sales for key general merchandise categories were disappointing despite a strong last-minute push.
NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses the evolution of sustainability as a meaningful and persuasive benefit for today’s consumers.
By 2030, the oldest Millennials will be in their mid- to late-40s. But does that mean their spending habits will mature, too?
More and more e-commerce shops are opening up stores IRL. Here's why.
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.
And consumers in major cities are more likely to take the plunge than others.
NPD’s Joe Derochowski discusses tariffs, lifestyles, hot products and other factors set to impact the 2020 home and business.
The NPD Group’s Matt Powell joins the Shoe-In Show team to discuss the latest in outdoor trends for Fall ’19.
Now that the streaming apocalypse is fully upon us, how are people in the home-entertainment business coping?
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.
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.
Strong economy drives spending but shopping shifts online and retailers spread out discounts
It’s not a day. It’s a synonym for “sale.” And it needs to change.
As Black Friday’s hold on the season has loosened, shopping patterns diverge by age.
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.