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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 Work/Occupational/Safety and Outdoor categories that have experienced significant growth so far this year (Jan’14 – Oct’14), according to global information company The NPD Group. Despite the fact that the overall …

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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% …