The NPD Group


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

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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...]

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

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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...]