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March 6, 2014

The NPD Group has signed a market information services agreement with Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, for school and office supplies retail market data and analytic services.

November 18, 2013

NPD Group has released its 2013 holiday gift predictions for the home.

November 18, 2013

NPD Group has released its 2013 holiday gift predictions for the home.

October 16, 2013

The NPD Group, a global information company, ha released the results of its holiday spending survey, the 12th annual survey of consumers’ holiday spending intentions. According to the report, the majority of consumers intend to spend the same as or more than last year, with fewer saying they plan to spend less.

August 22, 2013

Heading into the 2013 holiday season, NPD is forecasting that full year consumer electronics sales will rise by 9%. According to NPD’s 2013 Household Penetration Study, nearly 72% of consumers expect to buy a consumer electronics product in the next 12 months.

May 31, 2013

Floor care, water filtration devices and air purifiers generate higher average prices online than in brick-and-mortar stores, according to research from NPD Group.

March 21, 2013

Allow me to be the group historian for a minute. Does anyone remember, in 1984, the "Crafted with Pride in the U.S.A." advertising campaign, spearheaded by the late Roger Milliken, and funded by a consortium of fiber, chemical and textile companies? This was supposed to have instilled enough patriotism in the consumer to buy goods made in America at a furious enough rate to keep manufacturing here on our soil.

February 19, 2013

Despite a plethora of constantly changing products, the consumer technology industry saw its sales decline 2% in 2012, according to The NPD Group.

February 8, 2013

Most Valentine's Day celebrants plan to shop a week or less before the holiday, and many wait until Feb. 13 or 14 to make their final purchases, according to research by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.

January 28, 2013

Sharp achieved the top U.S. market share in the 60"+ LED TV segment in 2012, according to The NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service.

January 16, 2013

According to global information company the NPD Group, consumers rewarded the U.S. retail toy industry with a strong December.

January 16, 2013

According to global information company the NPD Group, consumers rewarded the U.S. retail toy industry with a strong December.

September 19, 2012

Total home improvement dollars increased by 7% when comparing the 12 months ended July 2012 with the previous 12 months, according to consumer research from The NPD Group.

February 14, 2012

Sales in the consumer electronics space would have been abysmal in 2011 were it not for tablet and e-readers, according to data from market researcher The NPD Group, which shows Target has an opportunity to gain share.

February 13, 2012

The NPD Group unveiled the top current favorite play items among children ages 14 years and younger.

February 3, 2012

The NPD Group announced that it has reached an agreement with Walmart to receive and analyze its point-of-sale information in the United States.

January 31, 2012

Ahead of the toy industry's annual convention this February, The NPD Group has reported that U.S. retail sales of toys generated $21.18 billion in 2011 compared with $21.68 billion in 2010, a decline of 2%.

December 13, 2011

Still looking for the perfect present for the kids in your life? According to The NPD Group, you can't go wrong with toys.

October 5, 2011

The NPD Group has some good news for retailers worried about weak video game sales this holiday season, according to a survey of spending habits in the second quarter of 2011, in addition to the $1.44 billion spent in the U.S. by consumers on new physical video and PC game software in the second quarter of 2011, the total consumer spend on content via other monetization methods, including used games, game rentals, subscriptions, digital full-game downloads, social network games, downloadable content, and mobile games, is estimated at $1.74 billion.

July 26, 2011

The NPD Group, Inc. has named Kevin Gilbert as director of home improvement, reporting to Perry James, the president of home and office supplies.

July 8, 2011

While agreeing on many factors, men and women still value different things when it comes to purchasing decisions.

June 28, 2011

Women are the majority spenders in the juvenile products market, accounting for 77% of total dollars spent, while nearly half of all dollars spent come from parents buying for their own children, according to The NPD Group.

June 15, 2011

Children's interest are constantly changing, but right now Justin Bieber is tops with kids.

June 7, 2011

NPD Group named Perry James, a 16-year veteran with the research firm, as the new president of home and office supplies.

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