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NPD’s Marshal Cohen Takes a Peek at What’s Going on in Holiday Retailing

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Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving retail scene. Although the stores weren’t Black Friday-esque in terms of traffic, and no consumers had to squeeze their way through doors, the resemblance to Black Friday sales was …

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NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

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Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), helping total apparel sales reach $206.3 billion, a 1% increase over the prior year, according to leading global information company The NPD Group. Activewear sales accounted for $33.7 billion, representing 16% …

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Despite Acquisition Costs, Hanesbrands Q1 Profit Beats Estimate

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Winston-Salem, NC—Though sales in its activewear division lead by Champion helped Hanesbrands first quarter results, expenses relating to its purchase of Maidenform, hit the company’s profit, pushing it down 19%. But adjusted earnings beat expectations and sales trends lead Hanesbrands to raise its earnings outlook. Sales Boost from Maidenform For …