Marshal Cohen


Have It Your Way: Mass Customization

Laudi Vidni design-your-own handbags

Mass customization lets customers channel their inner designers at mass production prices. By definition, mass customization … [Read more...]

Back to School Surveys: Retail Sales May Be Flat

Back to School 2011 Retail Sales

Washington–While major retailers are already touting their latest back to school offerings through advertising and social media, … [Read more...]

NPD: Back to School Sales To Focus On Value

Back to School Sales

Port Washington, NY–Cautious consumers say they plan to spend as much as they did last year on back to school merchandise, but … [Read more...]

NPD: ‘Value-Centric’ Shoppers Shift Shares in All Retail Channels

NPD Value-Centric

Port Washington, N.Y–The new “value-centric” consumer is spending, and factory outlets, warehouse clubs and online retailers are … [Read more...]

The NPD Group Offers Insights into Handbag Market

NPD Group

New York—“Basics maintain volume but innovation drives growth.” Such was the main message underscoring a lively presentation of … [Read more...]

NPD: Specialty Stores Gain Market Share in Apparel

NPD SPECIALTY STORES

Port Washington—The return of women consumers who once again are shopping for newness has helped the specialty store retail … [Read more...]

Early 2011 Report: Women’s Apparel Sales Rise on Denim

Tommy Hilfiger denim at Macy's

Port Washington, NY–A surge in spending on denim is helping to keep apparel sales growing so far this year, The NPD Group, Inc., a … [Read more...]

A Generation Gap?

Consumerology: the wheel of engagement for today's consumer

While accessories benefitted from a return to discretionary spending, Marshal Cohen of The NPD Group, Inc. cautions that future … [Read more...]

Accessories Census 2010

Accessories Census Report: 2011 projected Sales

Statistics from the retail and consumer community are clear: the U.S. recovery may be inching up but the accessories industry is … [Read more...]

NPD Group: 2010 Apparel Sales Up 2%

NPD Group

Port Washington, NY—Sales of apparel in the United States improved in 2010, rising almost 2%, but still lagging behind other … [Read more...]

NPD Group: 2010 Footwear Sales Up 7.2%

Footwear

Port Washington, NY–One of the retail categories getting a kick up thanks to consumers’ frugal fatigue is footwear. According to … [Read more...]

Holiday Sales End with Fantastic Friday

Holiday Sales

Port Washington, NY--U.S. retailers have been able to improve holiday sales without premature discounting, according to Marshal … [Read more...]