Marshal Cohen

Missoni for Target: A Lesson for Retailers?

Sold out Missoni for Target: poncho, $49.99, tote bag $34.99, scarf, $19.99

Minneapolis—When a luxurygoods brand, such as Prada or Hermès, controls how much of a new style in handbags and footwear is … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Marshal Cohen

NPD's Marshal Cohen says self-purchasing consumers are key to a successful holiday.“Without self-purchasing during the holiday season, growth is nearly impossible."

Marshal Cohen is Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. He is a nationally known expert on the retail industry and consumer … [Read more...]

NPD’S 1st Half Apparel Report: Women’s Sales “Dragging”

Apparel Shopping

Port Washington, NY–While overall apparel sales are up for the first half of this year compared to last year, women’s apparel … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: July Retail Sales Rise to 4-Month High

Retail Sales

Washington—As the third quarter and back to school selling begins, U.S. consumers are holding up despite an unpredictable stock … [Read more...]

NPD: What Apparel Sales Indicate About Back to School Sales

Back to School 2011

Port Washington, NY–With economic uncertainty weighing on the minds of analysts, retailers and consumers alike, what’s does the … [Read more...]

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


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...]