The NPD Group


Fashion Footwear Sales: Los Angeles vs. New York

Love My Shoes

Port Washington, NY--There's always been a fashion rivalry between New York City and Los Angeles, but just how much do the two … [Read more...]

Accessories Magazine/The NPD Group, Inc. Releases 2012 Census Report

2013 Projected Market Share by Classification

In a more competitive retail reality that faces the accessories industry, the latest industry statistics give insight and provide … [Read more...]

Women’s Footwear High Stepped Back in 2012

Shoes 2012

Port Washington, NY–Women stepped up their footwear sales in 2012, helping total U.S. footwear sales to rise 3% to $54 billion, … [Read more...]

Report: For Women’s Fashion, 2013 Will Be a Very Good Year

Spring/Summer trend from Lucky Brand

Port Washington, NY—The fact that apparel and accessories sales were responsible for some of the biggest gains at retail in … [Read more...]

Holiday Retail Busiest Days Ahead?

Countdown to Christmas...

New York—Although some retail analysts have lowered their expectations for sales this season, indications are that the next couple … [Read more...]

Jumping onto Holiday Bestseller Lists: Athletic Footwear

Holiday offerings from New Balance: Limited Edition Rainbow Collection

Port Washington, NY–This time of year, you’d think it would be snow boots on everyone’s holiday wish list. Instead, more consumers … [Read more...]

Holiday Shoppers: Half Still Have to Begin Their Shopping!

christmas-shopping

Port Washington, NY–With just 10 days until Christmas, only 15% of American consumers say they have completed their holiday … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday: Another Record Breaker…More to Come?

Cyber Monday 2012

Reston, VA and Port Washington, NY—Cyber Monday, Nov. 26, didn’t feel the pinch from a stronger Black Friday weekend, thank you … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Evolving into Cyber Week?

Cyber Monday

Washington–Despite record levels of online spending over the Black Friday weekend, savvy shoppers still have plenty of appetite … [Read more...]

The Word on Grey Thursday? Consumers Responded Big Time

Shoppers line up outside a Target waiting for doorbuster deals when the store opened at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Washington—Many major retailers upped the ante this Thanksgiving weekend by offering online specials earlier and expanding Black … [Read more...]

The Day Before Black Friday: Now Grey Thursday?

Not only does Nordstrom refuse to open on Thanksgiving day, the retailer doesn't even put up holiday decorations until Black Friday rolls around.

New York—Target rather than turkey? Lining up for doorbusters instead of watching a linebacker intercept for a touchdown? Stocking … [Read more...]

NPD Group’s Holiday Retail Study: Election May Distract Consumers’ Holiday Shopping

Christmas Shopping

 Port Washington, NY—In its 11th annual survey of consumers’ holiday spending intentions, The NPD Group, Inc., today reported that … [Read more...]