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A More Positive Consumer Outlook Will Boost 2015 Holiday Season, Predicts NPD

Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY– Consumers have a more positive outlook going into this holiday season, according to the 2015 Holiday Purchase … [Read more...]

Expert Opinion: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Consumer

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group: "Open-sell or caseline retail environments have to give way to means for consumers to touch, feel and try on merchandise."

People vs. Consumers There’s an interesting dichotomy that exists between us as consumers and us as people in general. As … [Read more...]

NPD’s Words of Wisdom at the Accessories Council Summit

Marshal Cohen, NPD Group

As always, when you get a group of industry experts together in one room, there is lots of wisdom spouted about. Such was the case … [Read more...]

NPD: Comfort, Fashion Help Propel Sandal Sales


Port Washington, NY– Consumers’ focus on casual and comfortable fashion is the perfect fit for comfort-oriented independent … [Read more...]

Game Changers: NPD’s Marshal Cohen on the Next Big Thing

Marshal Cohen, chief analyst, The NPD Group, Inc.

2014 ended with a good news/bad news sort of holiday season. Sure sales were up and mostly in line with forecasts. Online sales … [Read more...]

NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, … [Read more...]

Less Conventional Bags Are Now More Common Accessories, Reports NPD

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Port Washington–Women’s handbags may account for 49% of all handbags sold in the United States, but for 2014 it was men’s bags … [Read more...]

NPD: Online Shopping Satisfaction Continues to Grow

Online Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY—According to a recent survey of NPD’s Consumer panel, online was the big retail channel winner during the 2014 … [Read more...]

NPD’s Cohen: “Holiday 2014 Better than Reported”

Holiday Shopping Deals

Port Washington, NY—Holiday 2014 was better than reported. Black Friday and holiday sales are not the same as we remember from … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Important News from Final Holiday Shopping Days

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New York—With less than a week to go, here’s what the latest surveys and speculation reveal about what kind of holiday season 2014 … [Read more...]

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


Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Occupational, Outdoor Footwear Categories Experience Strong Growth Over the Past Year

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Port Washington, NY--The term fashion (non-athletic) footwear may bring women's pumps and men’s oxfords to mind, but it is the … [Read more...]