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April 24, 2018

Function and Luxury Come Together to Deliver Growth Opportunities in Fashion Accessories, Reports NPD

Consumers are engaging with fashion accessories, including bags, small personal accessories, and luggage, that deliver functionality, luxury, or both, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Despite overall declines in the nearly $1.8 billion fashion accessories industry, bright spots exist in the most functional and fashion-focused ends of the spectrum, as well as where the two worlds are converging. [read more]


March 8, 2018

Online Growth Among Housewares Buyers Extends to Adjacent Categories, Reports NPD’s Checkout

U.S. online sales of housewares products increased 18 percent in 2017. A majority of these housewares e-commerce buyers also purchased home improvement items, small appliances, and home textiles online, according to e-commerce insights from The NPD Group’s Checkout. [read more]


February 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. [read more]


February 15, 2018

The U.S. B2B Indirect Hardware Market Grew Four Percent in 2017, According to NPD

In 2017, the U.S. B2B indirect hardware market grew four percent vs. 2016, from $55 billion to $57 billion, according to The NPD Group’s Distributor Track and Commercial Reseller Tracking Service. [read more]


February 6, 2018

U.S. Athletic Footwear Industry Sales Grew 2 Percent to $19.6 Billion in 2017, NPD Group Reports

– The U.S. athletic footwear industry grew by 2 percent in 2017, generating $19.6 billion in sales, according to global information company The NPD Group. [read more]


February 6, 2018

Double-Digit Growth Continues in Online Home Improvement Market

U.S. online sales of home improvement products increased 34 percent in 2017, reaching nearly $20 billion, according to ecommerce insights from The NPD Group’s Checkout consumer receipt mining service. [read more]


February 1, 2018

Macro Trends, Mother Nature, and Other Factors Shake the U.S. Automotive Aftermarket Industry in 2017

U.S. automotive aftermarket industry sales grew 2.2 percent in 2017*, according to global information company The NPD Group. [read more]


January 31, 2018

U.S. Prestige Beauty Industry Sales Rise 6 Percent in 2017, Reports The NPD Group

The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $17.7 billion in 2017, a 6 percent increase over 2016*, according to global information company The NPD Group. [read more]


January 30, 2018

U.S. Restaurant Chains Look to Value Meals and New Menu Items to Drive Customer Traffic in 2018

Total U.S. restaurant traffic ended 2017 flat and had it not been for a 1 percent increase in quick service restaurant visits, an increase primarily driven by chains, traffic would have declined, reports The NPD Group, which continually tracks the foodservice industry. [read more]


January 26, 2018

Toy Sales Globally and in the U.S. Both Grow by 1 Percent in 2017, Reports The NPD Group

On par with the world’s collective performance, toy sales in the United States, the world’s largest toy market, grew by 1 percent to $20.7 billion in 2017. [read more]


January 23, 2018

Mat’s 2017 US Video Game Market Prediction Results

Now that 2017 full year data for the video game category from The NPD Group is in the books (check out our video for all the detail), it’s time to get the report card. [read more]


January 22, 2018

NPD BookScan Recaps the Year in Books 2017

Without Harry Potter and other leading franchise titles upping the ante, print book sales in the United States returned to a more standard year for the industry in 2017. [read more]


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