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NPD: Activewear Growth Sets Pace for Overall Apparel Market

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Port Washington, NY–Growth in activewear buoyed the total U.S. apparel market in the 12 months ending June 2014 (July’13—June’14), helping total apparel sales reach $206.3 billion, a 1% increase over the prior year, according to leading global information company The NPD Group. Activewear sales accounted for $33.7 billion, representing 16% …

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NPD: Smaller Categories Help Drive 4% Increase in 2013 Women’s Apparel Sales

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Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. women’s apparel retail sales grew 4% in 2013, propelled by smaller niche categories that drove the gains, reported The NPD Group Inc., a global information company, today. Total women’s apparel sales reached $116.4 billion in 2013, up from $112.3 billion  in 2012. Double-digit increases in some …