Marshal Cohen


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...]

NPD on Holiday: Consumers to Spend More But Seek Out Better Deals

Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY–While consumers say they plan to spend more this holiday compared to last year, their comparison shopping and … [Read more...]