Marshal Cohen


NPD Reports Another Spike in Basketball Footwear Sales

Nike's Kobe 8 System GUMBO iD women's basketball shoe

Port Washington, NY–Sales of athletic wear have been among the bright spots in apparel and accessories sales at retail. One of the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

What's new at J. Crew this Spring? An IPO?

New York—One potential next hot product in fashion accessories had a preview this week, but it wasn’t in a major runway show or … [Read more...]

NPD: U.S. Apparel Sales Rose 2% in 2013

Spring denim trends at Nordstrom

Port Washington, NY–Total U.S. apparel sales edged up in 2013 helped by growth in particular women’s categories. According to The … [Read more...]

2013 Footwear Sales Rise 4%: NPD

Women's Footwear

Port Washington, NY—Footwear sales took a step in the right direction in 2013, rising 4% to $41.52 billion compared with flat … [Read more...]

Lightweight Performance Running Footwear Sales Increase

An example: Puma's Faas 100 R Glow Women's Running Shoes in "Fluro Pink"

Port Washington, NY—Innovation in the category of athletic footwear is helping to boost sales in a particular niche. In a report … [Read more...]

As Online Holiday Sales Rise, Does Self-Gifting Rise Too?

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Port Washington, NY—All indications are that online sales outperformed in-store sales during the Holiday 2013 season. In a … [Read more...]

NPD: Hottest Accessories Category? Small Leathergoods

Small Leather Goods

Port Washington, NY—In a preliminary look at how sales of accessories are faring so far, The NPD Group, Inc. reported Monday that … [Read more...]

Sales Soften for Final Holiday Shopping Week

Santa Carrying Shopping Bags

Chicago—Retailers will soon be ending their holiday season, sending shoppers and employees homes to enjoy their Christmas … [Read more...]

7 Days and Counting: Holiday Shoppers Wait for Discounts

Last Minute Holiday Shopping

Chicago/New York—Snowstorms that hit much of the Midwest and Northeast last weekend may have hindered some holiday shopping, but … [Read more...]

Footwear: A Surprise Black Friday Weekend Bestseller

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Port Washington, NY—Retailers will be busy adding up their Black Friday weekend sales, but there already are some surprises in … [Read more...]

Extended Black Friday Hours Draw More Families

Ready, Set, Shop!

Port Washington, NY—The extended hours that most major retailers initiated this year for Black Friday—that is opening on … [Read more...]

New Study: Anatomy of the Early Holiday Shopper

Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY–Nearly a third of the 80% of American consumers who plan to shop this holiday season will be shopping before … [Read more...]