The NPD Group


Footwear: A Surprise Black Friday Weekend Bestseller

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Port Washington, NY—Retailers will be busy adding up their Black Friday weekend sales, but there already are some surprises in … [Read more...]

Extended Black Friday Hours Draw More Families

Ready, Set, Shop!

Port Washington, NY—The extended hours that most major retailers initiated this year for Black Friday—that is opening on … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Tiffany & Co.

New York—It’s the day that retailers and bargain hunters have been waiting for: Black Friday. Early reports indicate that traffic … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top 10 Online Articles

2014 Headwear Hall of Famer: Queen Elizabeth II

New York—If you’re one for surprises, then you undoubtedly had a blast this week—and, for the most part, pleasantly so.A tally … [Read more...]

New Study: Anatomy of the Early Holiday Shopper

Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY–Nearly a third of the 80% of American consumers who plan to shop this holiday season will be shopping before … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Remember Online Articles

Retail Fixer: Burberry CEO Angela Adrendts soon to head Apple's retail division

New York—“The epicenter of stupidity”…that’s how outspoken L Brands chairman Leslie Wexner referred to Washington, specifically … [Read more...]

NPD on Holiday: Consumers to Spend More But Seek Out Better Deals

Holiday Shopping

Port Washington, NY–While consumers say they plan to spend more this holiday compared to last year, their comparison shopping and … [Read more...]

NPD: Tailored Is Back and Driving Growth in Apparel Sales

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Port Washington, NY—Although economists have been warnings that recovery-weary consumers are holding back on non-essential, … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 News Must-Reads

Miley Cyrus at the VMA Awards

New York—For many, the big M this week was all about Miley Cyrus, the ex-Disney-star-turned-twerking-vamp whose antics at the VMAs … [Read more...]

NPD: Most Millennials Spend in Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

Millennials

Port Washington, NY–Although they have grown up with the Internet as a crucial part of their entire lives, the Millennial … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Must-Know News

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New York—Some Wall Street analysts referred to it as a “frat boy fight” this week when William Ackman, the hedge fund founder and … [Read more...]

NPD: Footwear Shoppers’ Priorities Change for 2013

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Port Washington, NY–Not only having is having the latest styles that women and their friends like to shop for still paramount in … [Read more...]