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Unique Retail Experiences Lead the Way

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

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.

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.

The Chinese Duty Free Beauty Shopper

NPD Travel Retail Industry Advisor Lawrence Scott introduces our latest report ‘The Chinese Duty Free Beauty Buyer’ along with insights taken from the report itself.

Travel Retail: Converting the Passenger Growth Opportunity

NPD Travel Retail Industry Advisor Lawrence Scott explains the five key areas that the travel retail industry needs to address in order to capitalise on current global passenger growth numbers.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Race to the Bottom

We need to return the industry to one of aspiration or run the risk of being another teen retailer, with huge discounts needed to populate the stores.

Matt Powell on Sustainability

Young U.S. consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products. But are sports brands doing enough here?

The Importance of Brand Values to Consumers

Younger consumers have made it clear that they want to shop at retailers and brands who express their values. It’s important for brands and retailers to determine what their purpose is and come up with a strategy to put it into action.

Snack Foods Function as Between-meal Snacks and Parts of Meals

There is something new happening with snacking. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor David Portalatin.

Restaurants and Retailers Should Be a Solutions Provider

Food manufacturers, restaurant operators and retailers can find growth by inserting themselves into a consumer's decision-making process. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor David Portalatin.

NPD at CES

At CES, our analysts shared insights into the latest industry themes and trends to watch – with 2.3% revenue growth and more than $2 billion in additional revenue in 2019!

SupplyTrack: It's a game changer

Hear straight from foodservice distributors how SupplyTrack has impacted and grown their business.

Industry Disruptors and Brand Storytelling

Distruptors happen in all industries, causing shifts in the way consumers use or access products. Learn about distruptors in footwear, accessories, and watches, including how digital native startups are tapping into consumer desire in footwear and accessories and how smartwatches are affecting the traditional watch category.

The Preowned Luxury Consumer

Consumers are starting to realize not everything needs to be new, and it’s impacting retail. Get a fresh look at the preowned luxury market dynamics in watches and handbags.

Deconstructing Mobile and Tablet Gaming 2019

Gain insight into who mobile gamers (ages 2+) are — their motivations for play, behaviors, and preferences — to better understand how different audiences engage with the platform. Explore how genres are performing and examine the role that key titles have played in shaping the current landscape.

Advice for Retailers in 2019

Today’s marketplace is moving faster than ever before and keeping pace with this change can help you grow your business. Learn what industry experts Beth Goldstein and Reginald Brack think will be important in retail in the year ahead.

E-commerce and Direct to Consumer Dynamics

E-commerce is new to the luxury watch industry, while it’s a more mature industry in footwear, accounting for 30% of footwear sales. Learn how retailers are responding as consumers become more accustomed to buying almost everything online.

Growth Opportunities for Foodservice Operators

Operators who offer digital ordering, and do it well, are the ones who are able to grow in this challenging environment. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor David Portalatin.

Sustainability in Retail, Fashion, and Watches

Industry analysts Beth Goldstein and Reginald Brack explore sustainability in fashion footwear, accessories and watches. Learn about the latest insights and trends related to sustainable fashion.

Checkout: The Best Data to Drive Your Business Decisions

Checkout can help you grow your business in this rapidly changing world. We offer the most robust e-commerce data for tracking and improving performance as more business moves online plus tailored analytics to help you keep current customers and win new ones.

PlayerPulse

The exclusive view on interest in upcoming titles, current games played, and other activities related to gaming. PlayerPulse is a powerful tool for tracking consumer interests and investment, as it tracks a monthly curates list of over 100 games.

GamePulse

The industry’s most accurate game meta data tool. Empowering publishers and developers alike, to make the best games possible.

Understanding the Future of Apparel

When it's time to make critical decisions that have an impact on the future of your business, imagine how much more confident you'll be when you know what that future holds.

MI Minute – Latest Insights from NPDs Future of Tech Report

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest insights. This animated infographic looks at the outlook for voice-activated speakers and home automation devices leveraging NPD’s Future of Tech report.

Consumer Segmentation and Todays Social Shopper

Get the consumer insight needed to understand how current and future apparel buyers will shop.

Apparel Forecast Results – Growth in Designer Bras

NPD fashion practice's Todd Mick explores which bra categories are projected for growth, with insights from our Future of Apparel report. Drive business results through 2020 with forecasts and insights from NPD.

Traditional Grocery Stores Are Here to Stay

Consumers like grocery shopping, so traditional retail stores are here to stay. Hear what’s trending from Industry Advisor David Portalatin.

What the Fashion Industry is Learning From Sports

What can fashion brands learn from sports? Hear Matt Powell’s expertise.

Casualization in Apparel is Here to Stay

Hear what Marshal Cohen has to say about casualization and the impact it will have on what consumers are wearing today and in the future.

How Consumer Spend is Shifting

Marshal Cohen explores the importance of understanding today’s consumer.

MI Minute Latest B2B Technology Hyperconverged Systems Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest B2B Technology insights. This animated infographic looks at hyperconverged systems leveraging NPD’s U.S. B2B Distributor Track® and Reseller Tracking® service.

MI Minute – Latest E-commerce Smart Lighting Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest e-commerce insights, featuring NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data. This animated infographic looks to confirm or dispel the myth that sales of smart lighting are driven by repeat category buyers.

Data Driven Intelligence for Games

To understand the market, context is everything. See how we use our data-centric expertise to help game studios make the best games possible.

IDEA 2018 Highlights

IDEA 2018: Under Fire | On Fire brought together 300 leaders representing the C-suites of more than a dozen industries. Today, many companies are under fire, while others have managed to reinvent themselves and are on fire. See how our executive summit explored these themes, and what actionable insights attendees took back to their teams.

Retail Reinvented

We interviewed executives across brands and retailers to learn what companies must do to address changing consumer demands in an evolving retail landscape. See what they had to say about adapting to the DTC space, meeting demands in the last mile, and blending the e-commerce and in-store experience.

Consumer Dynamics

With today’s incredible supply of product choices and evolving consumer dynamics, how can you connect with your customers to change the trajectory of your company? Hear what executives across manufacturers and the retail industry have to say about the power of individuals, influencers, and new ways to promote growth.

Brands on Fire

How can leaders today build a brand that’s "on fire”? Hear directly from brand executives on how to remain authentic in your company culture, product messaging, and the way you connect with your core consumer. Learn how big companies tap resources to challenge what they’re doing to disrupt the marketplace.

Defining health and wellness

The American consumer is moving beyond diet and exercise when they define a healthy lifestyle. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor, David Portalatin.

MI Minute – Latest E-commerce Router/Home Automation Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest e-commerce insights, featuring NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data asset. This animated infographic looks to confirm or dispel the myth that buying a new router is strongly connected to buying home automation products.

Understand the market and find opportunity

Food manufacturers and distributors share how the power of SupplyTrack helps grow their business

MI Minute – Latest E-commerce Home Automation Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest e-commerce insights, featuring NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data asset. This animated infographic focuses on the growth of home automation through the online channel.

MI Minute – Latest 4K TV Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest e-commerce insights, featuring NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data asset. This animated infographic focuses on the growth of the 18-34 year old consumer buying group.

The Convenience Revolution

Consumers have redefined the meaning of convenience, and it's less likely to be defined as going out to a restaurant. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor, David Portalatin.

The NPD Groups Total Home Experience

No matter what consumers use in their homes, we track it. We help our clients improve performance by identifying and targeting buyers, showing their dollar value of their brands, and evaluating and guiding pricing and promotion decisions.

The Importance of E-commerce in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

E-commerce is the hottest topic trending in the automotive aftermarket today. Hear Nathan Shipley’s advice for retailers and manufacturers on how to achieve long terms success in his new video.

MI Minute – Latest Headphone Insights

The NPD Group’s Market Intelligence MI Minute explores the latest e-commerce headphone insights, featuring NPD’s Checkout E-commerce data asset.

Whats next for the Automotive Aftermarket

Looking out 2018 and beyond, our forecast shows positive growth for the Automotive aftermarket industry. What could you be doing to help drive continued growth? Find out in Nathan Shipley’s new video.

What’s happening in the automotive aftermarket?

Consumers are staying at home more than ever so how does that affect the automotive aftermarket industry? Watch to hear expert insights from Nathan Shipley, Executive Director, Industry Analyst – Automotive.

Gen Z and Food

Gen Z has the potential to be the most influential generation on eating and drinking behaviors. Hear what's trending from Industry Advisor, David Portalatin.

What's is Happening in Today's Licensed Book Market

Listen to a recording of our recent webinar that explores U.S. licensed book market trends. Learn the hot and not-so-hot licenses, see how they're ranked by category, and hear about how the licensed book industry is likely to fare this year.

The Future of Sports Retail

It’s no secret that brick and mortar retail is in trouble. Even industry giants are closing hundreds of stores. How can retailers bring shoppers back to physical stores? Hear what some Millennials had to say about the future of sports retail.

How do Millennials Communicate

Phone calls, texts, or email? Watch now to hear how Millennials prefer to communicate.

Matt Powell Talks Sports With Millennials – What Gets Millennials Into Stores?

The changing shopping tastes of the younger generation are implicated in the closing of hundreds of stores and are leading them to mostly shop online. But, what can retailers do to change this habit and get this age group to shop in stores? Watch this video to hear what some Millennials had to say.

Highlights from CES 2018

See highlights from NPD’s annual cocktail reception at CES 2018 with insights from Technology President Ian Hamilton, Industry Advisor Stephen Baker, and Industry Analyst Benjamin Arnold.

Follow Your Muse

Retailers’ days of being all things to all people are over. Consumers want to shop in stores that seem to be made just for them. Find your muse and focus on that customer. Watch Matt Powell’s view on why designing assortments for your customers is a vital component in today’s retail landscape. And, don’t forget to download his guide to retail success.

All Shopping is Social

All shopping is social. Your customers share their experiences pre-purchase, at purchase, and post-purchase. How can retailers capitalize in that sharing? Watch Matt Powell’s new video on how social media impacts in-store business and be sure to download his guide to retail success.

The Effect of Online

In the U.S., one in every four athletic shoe purchases happens online; in Germany, that number is one in three. There always will be physical stores, just fewer of them. And mobile plays an increasingly important role as the primary shopping method. Watch Matt Powell’s take on how the Internet is impacting physical store sales and make sure to download his guide to retail success.

In-Store Opportunities

There are too many stores in the U.S. Right now, the retail market has over 23 square feet for every man, woman, and child in the country. See Matt Powell’s recommendations on getting ahead of in-store opportunities and make sure to download his guide to retail success.

DeadStock "The History of Resellin"

Sports and Footwear Industry Analyst Matt Powell shares his insights on the sneaker industry in this documentary DeadStock "The History of Resellin,” which tells the story of the sneaker game and its highs and lows.

The Secret to Success in Today’s Apparel Market

It’s 2017, but real income is comparable to 2007 levels. Discretionary spending is down. What do you need to know to get ahead in the apparel market?

Smart Food Companies Are Connecting Their Products to a Broader Experience

Consumers are shifting their dollars from acquiring things to having an experience, and this includes food. Hear what's trending from Senior Industry Analyst David Portalatin.

Snack Foods and Meal Composition

Consumers are composing meals on their own terms, and this includes traditional snack foods. Learn the three keys to capitalizing on this consumer trend from Senior Industry Analyst David Portalatin.

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