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Hooking Them Young(er)
Dec 7, 2018
Hooking Them Young(er)

NPD Connected Intelligence President, Eddie Hold, looks at the opportunity for carriers to acquire new subscribers through kid-friendly plans.

Sneakernomics: Sports and Sustainability
Aug 29, 2018
Sneakernomics: Sports and Sustainability

Millennial and Gen Z consumers want to know where their brands and retailers stand on important social and environmental issues, and are willing to take their business elsewhere if those positions don’t align with their own. Matt Powell explains how the outdoor and athletic markets are winning here, and where there’s opportunity.

Capitalize on the Selfie Moment
Aug 23, 2018
Capitalize on the Selfie Moment

Learn what’s important to consumers when they’re capturing their selfies, and how you can capitalize on the trend.

Matt Powell Talks Sports with Millennials Online vs In Store
Jan 11, 2018
Matt Powell Talks Sports with Millennials Online vs In Store

Everyone talks about how Millennials are changing the way shopping is done, but how true is that really? Matt Powell chats with graduate students at Rutgers University to find out what their shopping habits are.

Hooking Them Young(er)
Dec 7, 2018
Hooking Them Young(er)

NPD Connected Intelligence President, Eddie Hold, looks at the opportunity for carriers to acquire new subscribers through kid-friendly plans.

Gen Zs Are Discerning Grocery Shoppers with an Eye for Organic and Real Foods
Mar 21, 2018
Gen Zs Are Discerning Grocery Shoppers with an Eye for Organic and Real Foods

Gen Zs, those ages 20 and younger, have the potential to take demand for “real” unadulterated food to new heights, finds a new report from The NPD Group. Raised by Gen X parents, Gen Zs eat more organic foods and beverages than any other group, and were taught at a young age the value of food in terms of function and nutrition and not just how it tastes.

Sneakernomics: Here Comes Gen Z, Part 2
May 8, 2017
Sneakernomics: Here Comes Gen Z, Part 2

In a recent blog I highlighted some of the major differences between Millennials and Generation Z. I get a lot of questions on how to understand the profile and values of Gen Z, and for brands and retailers it’s certainly necessary to understand this important next generation.

Sneakernomics: Here Comes Gen Z, Part 1
May 1, 2017
Sneakernomics: Here Comes Gen Z, Part 1

I’ve written a lot about Millennials, but there is another cohort, Generation Z, that’s just as large in both scope and influence.

Millennials With Kids Are A Growth Group for U.S. Restaurants
Mar 20, 2019
Millennials With Kids Are A Growth Group for U.S. Restaurants

Millennial parents, just like parents from the generations that preceded them, are increasingly looking to restaurants to take on the task of cooking for their families.

The E-Commerce Effect
Jan 31, 2019
The E-Commerce Effect

2018 was a year of continued online growth for the U.S. office supplies industry; while brick-and-mortar retail sales were relatively flat, the e-commerce channel grew double digits compared to 2017. E-commerce has transformed the way consumers browse, compare, and purchase products, and this behavior continues to evolve. As a result, we expect the online channel will bring even more opportunities and changes to the office supplies space in 2019.

Online Tribes Are Defining Health for Consumers in America
Jan 7, 2019
Online Tribes Are Defining Health for Consumers in America

U.S. consumers are seeking their echo chambers of health or tribe through blogs and social media, much in the same way they use them for lifestyles and politics.

Millennials, Athleisure, and E-commerce Continue to Drive Apparel Sales, But Growth Has Slowed
Feb 21, 2018
Millennials, Athleisure, and E-commerce Continue to Drive Apparel Sales, But Growth Has Slowed

Millennials, athleisure, and ecommerce continue to be the brightest spots in the U.S. apparel industry, though they lost some of their intensity in 2017, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

Millennials and Boomers Behind Three Areas of Growth in Bras, Reports NPD
Feb 27, 2019
Millennials and Boomers Behind Three Areas of Growth in Bras, Reports NPD

Millennials’ desire for comfort, Boomers’ spending power, and their common attraction to pure-play e-commerce are fueling intimate apparel industry growth.

Aging U.S. Consumers Slow Down Food And Beverage Consumption Making It A Battle for Market Share
Oct 15, 2018
Aging U.S. Consumers Slow Down Food And Beverage Consumption Making It A Battle for Market Share

The aging population and corresponding changes in life stage will contribute to the decline in total eating occasions on a per capita basis in the U.S., according to The NPD Group’s recently released Eating Patterns in America.

Accounting for $7 Billion of U.S. Toy Industry Sales, Grandparents Hold  Considerable Spending Power, According to NPD
Sep 27, 2018
Accounting for $7 Billion of U.S. Toy Industry Sales, Grandparents Hold Considerable Spending Power, According to NPD

While parents spend the most on toys, grandparents’ spending growth in the last 12 months exceeded nearly all other consumer segments, including parents. In addition, grandparents’ online spend has grown at a faster rate than any other toy consumers.

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