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You have opportunities. You face threats. What you need are smart, quantifiable methods of distinguishing one from the other and maximizing your chances of success. NPD’s Analytic Solutions group includes a team of senior leaders with extensive experience developing and delivering analytic solutions that help clients predict areas of risk and growth to improve marketing and product development.

We combine NPD POS and consumer information, industry expertise, and custom survey research – then add state-of-the-discipline research techniques and methodologies to explain the "why behind the buy.” Through advanced modeling we offer insight into what will happen in the future, not just what has happened in the past.

To see how our Analytic Solutions team can answer your most pressing business questions, check out our suite of solutions:


What consumer segments should you target and why? And how do you know if you're successful over time? Now you can view total industry sales through a consumer-centric lens for more insight into your customers and improved decision-making across your organization. This analytic solution allows you to mesh your proprietary segmentation scheme with NPD's Consumer Tracking Service for your industry. Our team will also offer primary research to clients who would like to develop entirely new segmentation schemes.

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New Product Forecasting

What’s the sales potential and ROI for your new or revamped product idea? If you have new products in the pipeline or plans to reinvigorate the ones you’re selling now, there’s a proven approach to determine whether it will meet your goals. NPD’s new product sales forecasting service can help you assess and improve the sales potential of new or revamped products and services before you launch them. It’s how to reduce the risk of investing in ideas that will not meet your sales objectives to focus your investment on your strongest concepts.

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Price & Promotion Evaluation

Is your promotional and pricing strategy driving optimal sales for your brand? How will a competitor’s price drop impact your sales, and how should you respond? In the world of pricing and promotion, many complex, inter-related factors are at play. With our Price and Promotion Management Tool, a subscription-based suite evaluates past promotional performance and simulates future promotions and pricing decisions. This category-wide, easy-to-use tool is regularly updated to provide instant insights for faster, better decision-making.

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Market Forecasting

Will your product category grow or decline? Why? What does this mean for your market share? We’ve designed our market forecasting solution to paint a precise, full-color picture of future patterns and trends in your key categories, to help you understand what’s shaping and driving those trends. Partner with our team to predict your addressable market over time. Understand how changing market conditions, cross-category interactions, assortment, and distribution will impact your brand in the future.

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Market Mapping (Food)

What’s the competitive landscape and where are your best opportunities? This solution generates unprecedented detail on actual eating and drinking patterns, providing insight into where brands and chains play, why they are winning and losing, and what’s happening in their competitive sets. With market mapping service for food businesses, NPD offers a holistic platform across occasions, consumers, and needs that enable food companies and foodservice chains to improve their business from every angle.

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