3 hrs ago
Cupcakes -- still a classic dessert or thing of the past? AL.com readers weigh in on...
NPD Group reports cupcake servings dipped 1 percent in the year leading up to April 2014, compared to an 8 percent jump in servings during the same period in 2011.
6 hrs ago
Watch Out: Smartwatches May Go Mainstream This Holiday Season
NPD's Weekly Tracking Service estimates that close to half a million smartwatches were sold between October 2013 and June of this year, accounting for $96 million in revenue.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Curious Capitalist
The Stunning Sales Figure That Shows Nobody Wants to Grow Up
It's not exactly like Wall Streeters have started wearing hoodies to the office, but it's in the same ballpark.
Apple and Samsung Represent 68% of Smartphones Owned in the USA
As more US consumers migrate to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung Android phones.
Protein-rich food is the new trend, but be careful
When milk marketers went searching for a replacement for their notorious 'Got Milk?' campaign, they asked 2,500 teens and adults what promise would make milk more appetizing than juice, water or soda.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Cape Cod Times
Protein: Why it's so popular right now
When milk marketers went searching for a replacement for their notorious "Got Milk?" campaign, they asked 2,500 teens and adults what promise would make milk more appetizing than juice, water or soda.
Can Americans Be Convinced Eating Salad is Cool?
Having turned his trendy chain of New York-based salad restaurants into a success, Chop't Chief Executive Officer Nick Marsh is determined to go national.
Canadian Business Magazine
A brief history of the drive-through in Canada
Canadians made 1.3 billion visits to drive-through restaurants in the year ending February 2014, according to the NPD Group.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
The Restaurant Industry Still Hasn't Recovered From The Recession
Consumers made 61 billion visits to restaurants in the year ending May 2014, which is roughly 2 billion fewer visits than in 2008, according to data from The NPD Group , an industry research firm.
NPD: 42 Million U.S. Homes Are Connecting to the Internet through TVs or Attached Content Devices
During the first quarter of 2014 there were 42 million U.S. households with a TV connected to the Internet, either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Customer Interaction Solutions
NPD: The Number of Connected TV Devices Will Be More than Double The...
Port Washington, New York July 22, 2014 By 2017 there will be 204 million connected TV devices linked to the Internet and able to deliver apps to viewers, more than double the projected number of U.S. Internet households.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Google Sells 1 Million Chromebooks to Schools in Q2
More than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in the second quarter, the latest indicator of the surging popularity of the low-cost notebooks.
PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One for sixth consecutive month in the US
Microsoft might have seen sales of the Xbox One more than double in June , but the games console is still being outsold by Sony's PS4, according to industry-tracking firm NPD Group.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
More than 1 million Chromebooks sold to schools in second quarter of 2014
As parents and college students gird their loins and budgets ahead of back-to-school season, Google's Chromebook laptops appear poised for a strong showing.
Smartwatch companies taking aim at younger set
LG Electronics, VTech Holdings and Filip Technologies have all developed high-tech watches for children, undaunted by the slow progress the industry has made in pitching the devices to adults.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Benefit From a Sluggish Retail Environment With This Stock
The economic environment in the U.S. does not look favorable for discretionary spending, and as a result, the retail sector has experienced decline in consumer spending for most of the previous year.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
PlayStation 4 Continues Us NPD Triumph, Mario Kart 8 and Watch Dogs Top Charts
Blizzard spoke with us recently about what separates the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition experience over the PC and spoke about platform differences.
PlayStation 4 Tops NPD's US Sales Chart For June
According to an earlier report, Microsoft had revealed that sales of the Xbox One had doubled following the price cut from $499 to $399 which saw the exclusion of the Kinect .
Next-gen systems drive US game retail in June - NPD
Following a big jump in US video game retail sales in May , The NPD Group has just shared its report for June, and much like the previous month, sales were up thanks to continued hardware success and two big games: Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8. Total industry revenues jumped 24 percent to $736.4 million while hardware climbed an incredible 106 ... (more)