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2015: A Small Leathergoods Success Story Says NPD

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Port Washington, NY— Approximately 20 million small personal accessories were sold in U.S. department store, national chain, and direct-to-consumer retailers in 2015, a 4% increase over 2014, according to Retail Tracking Service data from global information company, The NPD Group. This unit growth, combined with an increase in average selling price, …

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NPD: More Than 1-in-5 Shoppers Used a Mobile Device During the Holiday Season

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Port Washington, NY– More than 1-in-5 consumers purchased or browsed for products online via a mobile device when holiday shopping for themselves or others, according to global information company The NPD Group. That number was double among Millennial consumers, between the ages of 18 and 34. “Online shopping continues to …

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Sneakers Lead in Children’s Footwear Online Sales, NPD Reports

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Port Washington, NY – Athletic footwear captured the lion’s share of children’s footwear online sales in the 12 months ending April 2015*, according to data from The NPD Group’s new Checkout Tracking service, which provides comprehensive information on consumer buying behavior at the market basket-level, based on receipts for online …

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NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, athletic performance footwear and bags. According to The NPD Group, Inc., the global information company, U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear, and accessories last year. The additional $2 billion …

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NPD’s Cohen: “Holiday 2014 Better than Reported”

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Port Washington, NY—Holiday 2014 was better than reported. Black Friday and holiday sales are not the same as we remember from past years, so traditional measures and apples-to-apples comparisons will not accurately report true holiday sales performance anymore. The 2014 holiday season did just fine–it just looked a lot different. …

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NPD’s Marshal Cohen Takes a Peek at What’s Going on in Holiday Retailing

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Port Washington, NY—I recently ventured to a local shopping mall with a group of NPD colleagues to check out the post-Thanksgiving retail scene. Although the stores weren’t Black Friday-esque in terms of traffic, and no consumers had to squeeze their way through doors, the resemblance to Black Friday sales was …

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Occupational, Outdoor Footwear Categories Experience Strong Growth Over the Past Year

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Port Washington, NY–The term fashion (non-athletic) footwear may bring women’s pumps and men’s oxfords to mind, but it is the Work/Occupational/Safety and Outdoor categories that have experienced significant growth so far this year (Jan’14 – Oct’14), according to global information company The NPD Group. Despite the fact that the overall …