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3 hrs ago | Re/code

As Nike Downsizes Digital Division, Data Shows It Trailing Fitbit, Jawbone

New research shows Nike is running a distant third place in the health wearables market and losing ground, which might help explain why the sports apparel giant is downsizing the division.

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8 hrs ago | CRN

The 10 Best Selling SSDs Of 2013

Deployment of solid-state drive has increased tremendously in the past year. That trend is expected to continue as prices fall, durability improves and the need for power efficiency and ever-faster data access rises more than attendance numbers at Fenway Park .

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10 hrs ago | WebWire

Nielsen Announces New Beauty Market Agreement with NPD

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, today announced a new agreement with The NPD Group, a global information company, to jointly produce the quarterly U.S. Beauty Cross Channel Monitor.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Daily Wireless

Nike Fuel: Out of Gas?

The second-generation FuelBand, released in November, will still be sold and will receive application support for "the foreseeable future," with updated colors as well, the company confirmed in a statement provided to CNET.

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Bakery & Snacks

Snacks still dominate c-store but breakfast trending, says FONA

The US's 150,000+ c-stores pulled in revenues of $40.1bn in 2013, up 1.9% over the past five years, according to flavor and NPD consultancy group FONA International.

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Boy Genius

10 apps cord cutters can't live without

So let's say you've decided to cut the cord on your expensive pay TV service and get all your favorite shows over the Internet.

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Just-food.com

JAPAN: General Mills to launch veggie-flavoured Haagen-Dazs

Editor's viewpoint: Using M&A for growth Stateside Desperate for growth in a moribund trading environment, there are signs some food manufacturers operating in the US are using acquisitions to bolster their presence in more vibrant parts of the industry.

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Related Topix: General Mills, Food, Agriculture, Advertising, Drink, Coffee

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

Three Quarters of Connected TV Device Users Say Video Apps Are...

Video apps are indispensable for most connected TV users. According to the new NPD Connected Intelligence Connected TV User Experience Report , 75 percent of connected TV app users* say video apps are 'extremely' or 'very important'.

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Investor's Business Daily

'Titanfall' A Windfall For U.S. Video Game Sales

U.S. video game sales at retail rose for the second straight month in March, thanks to next-generation consoles from Sales of new video game products rose 3% vs. March 2013 to nearly $1.03 billion last month, the NPD Group reported.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Titanfall, Game., Respawn Entertainment, Advertising, The, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox

HAPPI/Household & PP Industry

Direct Fragrance Sales Are Growing

The NPD Group, Inc. reports that direct-to-consumer sales of US prestige fragrance grew 10% p in the 12 months ending February 2014, to $285 million.

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WebWire

Consumers Want More Protein but Many Don't Know Recommended Daily Amount Needed

Consumers say they want more protein in their diets but 71 percent of them don't know the recommended daily amount they should be eating, reports The NPD Group , a leading global information company.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

MediaPost

Tablets The Next Connectivity Battleground

According to The NPD Group, there will be 34 million active mobile broadband connected devices by the end of 2015, a nearly 50% increase over the number at the end of 2013.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Joystiq

Weekly: NPD sales data, Trials: Fusion review, A Realm Reborn tips and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content.

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Related Topix: Advertising, The, Video Games, Deep Silver, Super Meat Boy, Team Meat, Ubisoft, Trials Fusion, Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CNET News.com

Xbox One totals 5M units sold to retailers worldwide

Following NPD Group's March video game sales report and a strong month for Xbox One exclusive Titanfall, Microsoft revealed that it has shipped 5 million units of its next-gen console.

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Related Topix: The, Video Games, Deep Silver, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Advertising, Microsoft, Startups

MediaPost

Macy's Reignites American Icons Campaign

Macy's is revisiting last year's American Icons marketing campaign, this time tapping the likes of swimmer Ryan Lochte, model Ireland Baldwin, and actress Zooey Deschanel.

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Related Topix: Retail, Bloomingdales, Federated Department Stores, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Advertising, Port Washington, NY

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hispanic Business

LCD TV Growth Improving, As Plasma and CRT TV Disappear, According to NPD DisplaySearch

Since reaching a peak in 2011, the global TV market has seen continuous declines, falling by 6 percent in 2012 and by 3 percent in 2013.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Advertising

Digital Game Developer

The NPD Group Reports U.S. Womens Apparel Market Grew 4 percent in...

According to The NPD Group , a global information company, total U.S. womens apparel retail sales reached $116.4 billion in 2013, a 4 percent increase over the $112.3 billion generated in 2012.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Apple Hangs On to Big Lead in Q2 Music Player Space

Apple Computer continued to lead the U.S. digital music player market in the second quarter with a 75.6 percent share, according to the NPD Group.

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Related Topix: Music Players, Apple, Startups, Computers, Advertising, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Switched

NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

By the end of 2015, active mobile broadband devices are forecast to reach 34 million, a nearly 50 percent increase from 2013, according to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market Share and Forecast Report.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Business Journal

Will Cable ever go a la carte?

"Imagine," asks the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus ,"if Cosmopolitan magazine made subscribers also take Popular Mechanics or if buyers of 'The Poky Little Puppy' also had to purchase 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

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