The NPD Group


Week in Review: Top Stories from NYFW

Custo Barcelona, Tory Burch, Rodarte

New York—It may be frigid, icy, snowy, rainy or slushy one or two days this week in much of the Eastern half of the United States, … [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...]

Week in Review: Top Must-Read Articles

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New York—It wasn’t as frigid this week as last, but many retailers probably felt a chill.Citing reasons such as light traffic, … [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...]

Week in Review: Chills at Retail and Everywhere

Google Glass on the runway. Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, NPD reports

New York—Americans just can’t seem to stop talking about the Arctic blast (known as the “polar vortex”) that froze nearly everyone … [Read more...]

Consumer Awareness of Wearable Tech Devices Rises

Google Glass on the runway. Consumer interest in wearable tech is on the rise, NPD reports

Las Vegas—Reports out of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) have a commanding presence in news feeds this week. That notoriety … [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...]

Week in Review: 10 Items to Read

Dec. 24, or "Mobile Eve," should see an upswing in mobile commerce as last minute shoppers search for gifts.

New York—As we enter the final stretch of the holiday season, retailers may be keeping track of how many shoppers enter their … [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...]

Week in Review: Holiday Season Must-Reads

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New York—It was a colorful week—what with all the extended Black Friday sales and a record setting day of online sales for Cyber … [Read more...]