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June 15, 2021

A Retail Minute with Marshal Cohen – Two Tales of Success

NPD's chief industry advisor compares categories with new healthy growth over 2020 to those who have remained strong and are now exceeding pre-pandemic norms.

June 7, 2021

Driving Growth Through Health Promises

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the food as medicine movement. Throughout most of 2020, awaiting a vaccine, U.S. consumers turned to certain immunity-boosting and anxiety-relieving substances to stay safe and healthy. Darren Seifer, our food & beverage industry analyst, explores ways to capitalize on this growing practice.

June 1, 2021

U.S. Games Industry Highlights

Check out the latest insights from the April 2021 data release.

June 1, 2021

Are You Paying Enough Attention to Pricing?

Learn how a chain operator used insights from NPD to determine their pricing strategy when launching a new menu item.

May 26, 2021

Snacks as Medicine?

The concept of food as medicine has been around for ages, but it has gained increasing importance during the pandemic as U.S. consumers put their health and well-being front and center. Explore snack foods' trending health and wellness ingredients with insights from our Future of Snacking report.

May 25, 2021

The right bun makes the burger

7 billion servings of burgers equals a lot of buns. What is trending in the bun category? It varies by DMA.

May 21, 2021

The Big Four in Canada Foodservice

Coffee, pizza, chicken and burgers are big categories in Canada foodservice, but do they represent big opportunity?

May 14, 2021

Transforming Spaces

Spending more time at home in 2020, U.S. consumers have uplifted and shifted their spaces to accommodate their new lifestyles. Explore the historic performance in the home improvement space with our quick video.

May 12, 2021

Do you want cheese on your burger?

Cheeseburgers are ordered at more than 4 times the rate of hamburgers at U.​S.​ restaurants. Where can you find opportunities for growth?

May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Snacking Trends

Spending more time at home, snacking has taken on a new role among U.​S.​ consumers. See how COVID-19 has shifted snacking patterns with insights from NPD's Future of Snacking report.

May 5, 2021

Get Your Grill On

Eager for a change of pace during the pandemic, cooking outside has become a go-to activity for many consumers. Let’s explore 2020’s grilling and outdoor cooking trends to prepare for the season ahead.

May 5, 2021

Can celebrity LTOs bring people back to restaurants?

An LTO can help drive traffic and check average increases, but how do they impact overall foodservice recovery? Hear from Stephanie Epperson and Paige Weisbrod as they share LTO insights from the 2021 U.S. Food Summit.

May 3, 2021

Fast Forward to the Future of Food

Established and emerging behaviors have accelerated, fast-forwarding at least five years into the future in the span of just months. David Portalatin, Food Industry Advisor, provides an overview of where growth and future success may be found for your business and for the overall food industry.

May 3, 2021

Americans Love Hamburgers

In honor of National Burger Month, we're sharing some quick insights about the iconic burger.

May 3, 2021

Strategize with confidence: snacking behavior insights through 2023

U.S. consumers have developed a new relationship with snacking. As a result, snacking motivations have changed, as have the snack foods that people are consuming. See the future of snacking in this quick video.

April 30, 2021

What's Driving Games Industry Growth?

Keep tabs on the consumers spending habits that are transforming today's omnichannel marketplace. See what our Checkout data has revealed.

April 29, 2021

Health and Wellness Journey Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Watch Darren Seifer's 2021 Food Summit presentation highlighting consumer behavior related to health and wellness before and during lockdowns, the pivot to indulgence, and what's on the horizon.

April 8, 2021

See How We Helped a Manufacturer Find New Opportunities

NPD can help you by providing unparalleled visibility into operator purchasing trends and your competitive landscape. See how we helped a beverage manufacturer find new opportunities.

April 6, 2021

Mobile Gaming Engagement Explodes

Go beyond the basics of mobile gaming incidence and time and money spent. Get a complete perspective on how and why consumers in the U.S. and Canada are interacting with mobile games.

March 29, 2021

A Fireside Chat with Mark Tritton, President and CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond

Join NPD's Chief Industry Advisor, Retail, Marshal Cohen as he sits down with Mark Tritton, President and CEO of Bed, Bath & Beyond.

March 23, 2021

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Ready for Retail Repositioning

NPD's chief industry advisor talks about retail’s approach to stage one of repositioning as vaccinations increase and consumer experiential spending reemerges.

March 16, 2021

Snacking Behavior Insights Through 2023

Spending more time at home, snack foods have taken on a new role. Understanding these shifts is key to predicting how U.S. consumers will emerge from pandemic-learned snacking behaviors. Explore key highlights and forecasts from our Future of Snacking report in this quick video featuring Food & Beverage Industry Analyst Darren Seifer.

March 12, 2021

Manga and Anime: The Latest Annual Insights

Manga is one of the fastest-growing specialty publishing categories, and anime series are emerging as a top-watched genre in areas like Kids' categories. Here's a look at our latest insights

March 11, 2021

NPD: Stay-at-Home Lifestyle Spending Continues in 2021

Consumers continue to spend on the discretionary categories that drove overall retail, and online growth through 2020.

February 26, 2021

Create an Effective Plan for Recovery and Growth

Our new Future of Foodservice: Restaurant Revival report helps you can overcome uncertainty about what’s ahead for the foodservice industry.

February 24, 2021

Five Reasons Why There's Opportunity in Grilling

Hear from Joe Derochowski, Industry Advisor for home and home improvement, the reasons why there is growth opportunity in grilling categories, and how manufacturers can benefit.

February 23, 2021

Player Engagement Tracker

Now you can explore gamers’ engagement in real time with insight into player retention, title cross-play, time spent, active users by title and platform, and more. Our Player Engagement Tracker is your key to understanding how gaming behavior is changing, measuring promotional impact, and benchmarking title-level performance.

February 8, 2021

Protein-packed Motivations

U.S. consumers' desire to get more protein remains on par with pre-COVID-19 levels. Food & Beverage Industry Analyst Darren Seifer discusses opportunities to capitalize on both the steady demand and the shift to making more meals at home.

February 8, 2021

Video: The Impact of SVOD Content in Toys

Over the past few years, the subscription video on demand (SVOD) landscape has completely transformed the entertainment industry and its relationship to toy sales. By combining SVOD and toys industry data from NPD, you can connect the dots between both industries. See the whole picture and leverage emerging trends.

December 21, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen - Last minute holiday rush

NPD's Marshal Cohen shares holiday retail results to date, and the importance of in-store and online shopping alignment as the season closes.

December 17, 2020

The Future of Tech

As trends, innovation, and changing consumer behavior transform the technology market, it’s more important than ever to know what the future holds.

December 15, 2020

2021 Predictions

Food & Beverage Industry Analyst Darren Seifer discusses his expectations for 2021, including the top three overarching behaviors that will determine U.S. consumption trends.

December 11, 2020

Bright Spots in the Restaurant Industry

Bright Spots in the Restaurant Industry

December 9, 2020

Customer Feedback at the Moment of Consumption

See how our client used In-the-Moment Trigger Studies to address a key business opportunity. These studies are automatically deployed when a consumption-related behavior of interest occurs, giving clients the opportunity to ask consumers questions to gain deeper insights while the event is top of mind.

December 7, 2020

Evolution of Entertainment: Spotlight on Video Games

Join Mat Piscatella, games industry analyst, for an update on industry trends based on our latest data and his deep expertise. Get a peek at the insights in the new Evolution of Entertainment Study.

November 20, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Consumers Overcome Distractions

NPD's chief industry advisor shares recent weekly sales results demonstrating the consumer’s resilience following election distraction and ahead of the holidays.

November 12, 2020

Explore What’s Inside America’s Kitchens

Learn more about generational shifts, new in-home behaviors, and uncover deep insights with Inside America’s Kitchens.

November 9, 2020

A Socially Distant Thanksgiving

With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., more people are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving at home this year compared to last year.

November 4, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Season of Uncertainty

NPD's chief industry advisor speaks to the challenges facing retail during a holiday season full of uncertainty

October 20, 2020

NPD Future of Automotive

October 13, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – New Season Equals New Opportunities

NPD's chief industry advisor highlights retail opportunities as a new season begins and consumers look to migrate back inside.

September 23, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Holiday To Do’s for Brands, Retailers

NPD's chief industry advisor speaks to the increased importance of communication, consumers, price, and product for brands and retailers this holiday season.

September 23, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Holiday Surprises

NPD's chief industry advisor provides insight into the traditional, and tangible category dynamics to watch in the upcoming holiday shopping season.

September 23, 2020

A Minute with Marshal Cohen – Uniquely Different Holiday

NPD's chief industry advisor addresses one of the most pressing retail questions of 2020 - What will be the biggest difference this holiday?

September 16, 2020

Snacking Brings Stress Relief

With many consumers staying home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the morning snack has shifted to occur later in the day, impacting motivations for snacking, and subsequently, determining which snack food will be consumed.

August 31, 2020

Are We Eating More Plants?

Offerings of plant-based food alternatives have increased, and Americans’ desire to eat healthier is prevalent – but will consumption of these products grow? Darren Seifer – Food & Beverage Industry Analyst – discusses current plant-based trends with insights from The NPD Group’s latest report: Eating Patterns in America.

August 28, 2020

Answer Your Critical Questions about the Future of Home

The Future of Home guides your strategy with forward-looking sales forecasts and industry insights.

August 10, 2020

Nutrition Paused

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to surge, consumers are adjusting their routines to fit their new schedule. Stuck at home, consumers have paused their health goals momentarily, allowing themselves to indulge in their sweet or salty cravings during these stressful times.

July 14, 2020

How can you optimize the end dish?

More consumers are cooking at home, and products that help improve the success of the end dish provide an opportunity according to Joe Derochowski.

June 26, 2020

The Home Industry Remains Hot Overall, but Consumer Spending Is Decelerating

According to The NPD Group’s Joe Derochowski, the industry needs to educate consumers on how to maximize home product use, to help people manage their budgets in the long term.

June 1, 2020

Food is Medicine

May 27, 2020

Consumers Are Seeking out Comfort Items During Quarantine

According to The NPD Group’s Darren Seifer, it is more important than ever for food manufacturers to demonstrate their product’s ability to provide comfort and convenience for consumers.

March 9, 2020

Is Breakfast on the Decline?

Many people think breakfast is on decline, but nothing is further from the truth. Breakfast is just as important to U.S. consumers as it's ever been, it's just changing. See what's trending from David Portalatin.

February 26, 2020

Technology Driving Innovation in the Beauty Industry

In the beauty industry, technology is an important driver for change, and for the success of companies in this competition to tap into purchasing power. Hear more from Larissa Jensen and FIT’s grad students.

February 19, 2020

Beauty Industry Advisor Larissa Jensen Discusses Sustainability with Graduate Students from FIT

Consumer interest in sustainability is driving growth for beauty brands that have embraced eco-consciousness today. Watch our latest video for more!

February 13, 2020

Beauty Industry Advisor Larissa Jensen Discusses Gen Z with Graduate Students from FIT

Gen Z, typically representing those born in 1997 and after, is a diverse group that defies categorization. They contradict typical stereotypes of attitudes and behaviors of teens and young adults. So what does this mean for the beauty industry?

January 30, 2020

CES 2020 Highlights

It's time to get back to working toward 2020 goals after what we hope was a productive and exciting CES for you! We want to share highlights of the Next Level Tech insights our analysts presented. You'll get a quick look at tech industry Holiday 2019 results, industry expert perspectives in key categories, and our tech revenue forecast through 2022. We enjoyed meeting and catching up with so many of our clients and friends at CES and wish you the best in the year ahead. Let us know how we can support your data-driven growth.

December 16, 2019

The Convenience of Online Grocery Shopping

The grocery industry is in its infancy when it comes to e-commerce.

December 4, 2019

Does Black Friday Drive Restaurant Sales?

From Nightly Business Report: David Portalatin explores the relationship between sales at restaurants and Black Friday. Analyzing shopper receipt data from NPD’s Checkout service, Portalatin found that Black Friday is only the 14th best day for restaurants during the Holiday shopping season.

November 11, 2019

Everybody is Talking About Restaurant Delivery

Everybody is talking about restaurant delivery, and with good reason. But David Portalatin breaks down what is really driving activity in the foodservice marketplace.

September 27, 2019

Checkout and Foodservice: The Best Data to Drive Your Business Decisions

The foodservice industry is intensely competitive; it’s a constant battle for share. See how Checkout gives you the information you need to grow your business.

September 10, 2019

Unique Retail Experiences Lead the Way

Consumers want to do something, not just buy something when shopping in brick-and-mortar retail.

September 10, 2019

Plant-Based Alternatives are Going Mainstream

Plant-based alternatives are showing up on menus, but are consumers ordering them? Hear what’s trending from Industry Advisor David Portalatin.

September 4, 2019

The Role of Sustainability Today

While sustainable products are continuing to evolve each year, there is a clear need to educate shoppers on the benefits without paying more for them.

August 29, 2019

Opting for Gender Neutrality

In response to an emerging set of consumers in support of gender fluidity, many brands and retailers are offering products made for anyone, regardless of gender.

August 23, 2019

Comfort and Wellness

Comfort and wellness is a hot topic across many different industries. But what are consumers buying to make themselves look and feel better?

August 6, 2019

Why e-commerce is more important than ever

As brands do more direct-to-consumer business, almost all of that retail penetration is coming out of e-commerce. Hear more from industry expert Matt Powell.

August 1, 2019

The Future of Apparel

Matt Powell discusses his perspective on the expected declines in apparel through 2021 but believes there is an opportunity for growth in activewear.

July 25, 2019

Digital is More than Delivery

Digital ordering may be growing by double digits, but about 90% of restaurant occasions are still at brick-and-mortar locations. David Portalatin shows you what’s trending in our new video.

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