The NPD Group


NPD: More Holiday Shoppers Waiting for Thanksgiving Weekend Deals

Black Friday scramble for deals

Port Washington, NY–It may be more than a month off, but Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even “Grey Thursday” or Thanksgiving, top … [Read more...]

Athletic, Outdoor Footwear Sales Boost September

The LEBRON 12, engineered to the exact specifications of LeBron James

Port Washington, NY—Late trending back to school sales have seen had a kick, or rather kicks.For the 14 weeks ended Sept. 20, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What You Missed

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New York—Finally something spooky for retailers that won’t frighten even most cynical of Wall Street analysts: potential Halloween … [Read more...]

The Evolution of Socks: From Commodity to Statement Piece

Dog Days of socks from K.Bell

Port Washington, NY– Those boots may be made for walking (and that’s just what they’ll do), but so are socks—so much so that the … [Read more...]

Dollar Stores: Largest Increase in Shopping Visits Among Brick-and-Mortar Retail

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Port Washington, NY—If you ever wondered why the recent bidding and bickering among dollar store retailers continues to make front … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

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New York—Although the spring/summer season is typically the warmest of the year, Pantone, the color authority, has mandated that … [Read more...]

NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

Activewear as streetwear at Lululemon Athletica

Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), … [Read more...]

Athletic Footwear Sales Peak Leading Up to Back-to-School

Jordan TR '97 Mid - Girls' Grade School at Foot Locker

Port Washington, NY– Athletic footwear sales rise every year among adults and especially among children in the weeks leading up to … [Read more...]

Week in Review: What to Know Before Labor Day

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New York—Ah Labor Day, the last gasp of summer before the craziness of fall (i.e. New York Fashion Week) starts.Maybe because … [Read more...]

NPD: Men Increasingly Embrace Fashion in Footwear

Skechers casual shoe styles

Port Washington, NY—Necessity is the predominant motivation behind shoe purchasing for men, and their brand loyalty is strong and … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Things to Know

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New York—Thank heavens for international sales. Especially if you are a Michael Kors, Coach or Prada. Those luxury leathergoods … [Read more...]

NPD: Millennials Driving Growth in Women’s Footwear Market

Fall silhouettes from TOMS

Port Washington, NY– Although U.S. women’s footwear growth has been somewhat subdued during the past two years, there have been … [Read more...]