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January 30, 2018

Home’s Biggest Challenge in 2018 – Beating 2017

The home industry continues to travel along its growth trajectory, but 2018 may look a little different, merely because 2017 results took such a dramatic leap forward. [Read More]


January 29, 2018

10 Retail Predictions for 2018

2018 will be another challenging year for retail. What trends will captivate consumers? How will the online/in-store shopping dichotomy play out? [Read More]


January 24, 2018

2018 US Video Game Market Predictions

The console and PC games markets had an amazing 2017. [Read More]


January 23, 2018

Sneakernomics: Solutions for the Sports Retail Industry

In my annual predictions here, I explained why 2018 is positioned to be another mediocre year for the U.S. sports industry, as it is following in the footsteps of the tepid sales growth, heavy promoting, and weak profits of 2017. [Read More]


January 19, 2018

Apparel’s Just Gotta Have Fun in 2018

When a new year arrives, I start to think of the things I’d like to do differently from the last. [Read More]


January 18, 2018

2018’s Three C’s of Fashion Footwear & Accessories

Fashion footwear and accessories players are looking for opportunity in 2018, following a soft 2017. [Read More]


January 9, 2018

Sneakernomics: Sports Retail Predictions for 2018

On the surface, the 2017 results for the U.S. sports industry appear to be below average, but not a disaster. [Read More]


January 9, 2018

HomeWorld Presents On Point With NPD: What’s Hot For 2018

What housewares categories are the best bets for 2018? How will consumer demographic and lifestyle trends direct housewares consumption during the year? These are some of the questions answered in the third episode of “HomeWorld Presents On Point with NPD,” featuring insights and projections by Joe Derochowski, home industry analyst for the NPD Group. [Read More]


January 5, 2018

2018: A Year of Defining Uncertainty

What do you do when your boss decides you should write a “crystal ball” blog about the upcoming year? [Read More]


January 5, 2018

Beauty Outlook 2018

I once read that 90% of the decisions we make are emotional, and thinking about what will drive the beauty industry’s growth and change in the year to come, emotion is at the forefront. [Read More]


January 5, 2018

New Year, New Realities

Technology, generational change, and emerging consumer food values will result in new realities for both retail food and foodservice in 2018 and beyond. [Read More]


January 5, 2018

Peering into a Wearable Future

For a category that has faced much skepticism, it’s hard to argue that the wearable tech category has not been a success story so far. [Read More]


January 4, 2018

Is Amazon Primed for Mobile Expansion?

In my previous blog, Dishing Out Mobile Predictions, we explored Dish’s desire to launch an IoT-focused mobile network and how Amazon would be a natural partner in this enterprise. [Read More]


December 29, 2017

2018 Could Be a Rocky Road for Retail

Everyone wrote retail off during Holiday 2017, but the consumer was resilient and the economy keeps chugging along. [Read More]


December 22, 2017

The Smartwatch Boom is Here

For a product that was criticized by many only a short time ago, the smartwatch has regained momentum in the U.S. market. [Read More]


December 21, 2017

Dishing Out Mobile Predictions

It’s that time of year - presents are being wrapped, the weather is getting a lot colder, and we huddle up somewhere warm to start writing down our predictions for the New Year. [Read More]


December 18, 2017

A Look Into 2018 And Beyond: Foodservice Consumers Will Look for A New Level of Convenience and Foodservice Operators Will Do What It Takes to Oblige

U.S. foodservice industry growth may be slow, but there are certain changes taking place that will help to move the industry in a positive direction, says The NPD Group, a leading global information company. [Read More]


December 7, 2017

2018 Canada Foodservice Outlook

Another Year Has Come and Gone [Read More]


December 5, 2017

Europe 2018 Foodservice Outlook

Healthy foodservice visit growth is the story for all countries in Europe’s Big Five (Germany, France, U.K., Spain, and Italy), shown by our CREST® consumer data for the year ending September 2017. [Read More]


November 21, 2017

Food For Thought

It’s been an interesting year for the U.S. food and beverage industry to say the least. [Read More]


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