Get Their Latest Insights on the Holiday Period and Beyond

Our industry experts are always on the front lines of retail shopping. They’re observing first-hand what’s happening and what motivates consumer behavior. Then they’re combining those observations with NPD’s unique data assets to provide you with thoughtful and actionable business insights. Learn what they’re learning on npdgroupblog.com.


 

"> Get Their Latest Insights on the Holiday Period and Beyond

Our industry experts are always on the front lines of retail shopping. They’re observing first-hand what’s happening and what motivates consumer behavior. Then they’re combining those observations with NPD’s unique data assets to provide you with thoughtful and actionable business insights. Learn what they’re learning on npdgroupblog.com.


 

"> Get Their Latest Insights on the Holiday Period and Beyond

Our industry experts are always on the front lines of retail shopping. They’re observing first-hand what’s happening and what motivates consumer behavior. Then they’re combining those observations with NPD’s unique data assets to provide you with thoughtful and actionable business insights. Learn what they’re learning on npdgroupblog.com.


 

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2015 Year-End Results


Get our year-end content, all in one place! Which lipstick color was most popular last year? What was the top-selling toy of 2015? Do more people own smartwatches, or fitness trackers? Get answers to questions like these and see how top industries performed in 2015 vs. 2014.



February 23, 2016

Car Sales, Miles Driven, and Record-Breaking Temperatures Fuel Growth for Automotive Aftermarket

NPD Forecasts Retail Sales Will Surpass $15B In 2016, While Miles Driven Will Return To More Modest Rate Of Growth Port Washington, NY, February 23, 2016 – The automotive aftermarket industry grew to $14.6 billion in 2015, with dollar sales increasing by 3.9 percent and units/quarts by 1.7 percent*, according to global information company The NPD Group. While dollar sales have been accelerating since 2013, unit/quart sales have been down, and 2015 marked the first year in which both ended positi...


February 18, 2016

Writing Instruments Drive Growth for Office & School Supplies Industry in 2015, NPD Reports

Port Washington, NY, February 18, 2016 – The U.S. office and school supplies industry grew 3 percent in 2015 to $12 billion, with $1.2 billion stemming from online sales, according to retail sales data from global information company The NPD Group. The bulk of the industry’s revenue came from the Writing Instruments category, which represented 20 percent of total industry sales, and was the thrust behind its growth in 2015; the category experienced dollar and unit growth of 8 percent, and ...


February 8, 2016

U.S. Athletic Footwear Industry Grows 8 Percent to $17.2 Billion in 2015, NPD Group Reports

A Trend Shift from Performance to Retro Styles Helped Classics Become the Top-Performing Category Port Washington, NY, February 8, 2016 – The U.S. athletic footwear industry grew by 8 percent in 2015*, generating $17.2 billion and marking one of the best performances the industry has had in a number of years, according to global information company The NPD Group. Unit sales grew by 3 percent and average selling price by 5 percent, to $61.15. “While there was tremendous volatility at the category...


February 3, 2016

U.S. Prestige Beauty Industry Grows 7 Percent in 2015

The NPD Group Presented its 2015 Review of Beauty Sales at “Hot Off The Press” Event in New York Port Washington, NY, February 3, 2016 – The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $16 billion in 2015, a 7 percent increase over 2014 sales*, according to global information company The NPD Group, Inc. Makeup experienced the healthiest sales growth (13 percent), while the fragrance category outperformed skincare for the first time; fragrance dollars grew by 4 percent, and skincare by 3 percent. The N...


February 1, 2016

Year-Over-Year Wearables Spending Doubles, According to NPD

Port Washington, NY, February 1, 2016 – According to global information provider, The NPD Group, annual 2015 dollar and unit sales of connected activity trackers experienced respective growth of 110 percent and 85 percent versus 2014, despite the average selling price (ASP) increasing from $96 to $109. “The increase in ASP speaks to these devices becoming more sophisticated, and that consumers are looking for better-quality devices, not just entry-level products,” said Ben Arnold, executive dire...


February 1, 2016

U.S. B2B Commercial Channel Grows for Fourth Consecutive Year, Driven by Sales of PCs and Components

B2B Commercial Channel Helps to Ease Market Fragmentation Challenges of SMB Market Port Washington, NY, February 1, 2016. – For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. business-to-business (B2B) commercial channel revenue increased.  Sales in 2015 grew 2.1 percent to more than $72 billion, according to The NPD Group’s Distributor and Reseller Tracking Services. From 2012 to 2015, the U.S. B2B commercial channel market increased at a 4.4% compound annual growth rate, adding $8.7 billion in revenue over...


January 28, 2016

Small Personal Accessories Brought Big Business Opportunity in 2015, Reports NPD

Wallets, wristlets, and key fobs are driving significant dollar volume growth, when priced right Port Washington, NY, January 28, 2016 – Approximately 20 million small personal accessories were sold in U.S. department store, national chain, and direct-to-consumer retailers in 2015, a 4 percent increase over 2014, according to Retail Tracking Service data from global information company, The NPD Group. This unit growth, combined with an increase in average selling price, drove 6 percent dollar gr...


January 20, 2016

Stellar Performance for U.S. Toy Industry, Growing Nearly 7 Percent in 2015, The NPD Group Reports

Content-Related Toy Sales Driven by Star Wars Among Top Reasons for Industry Growth Port Washington, NY, January 20, 2016 – U.S. toy sales grew by 6.7 percent in 2015*, according to retail sales data from global information company The NPD Group, generating $19.4 billion and marking one of the strongest performances the industry has seen in a number of years.  “The toy industry had an incredible year and, as is typically the case, there isn’t one reason; there were a number of factors comi...


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