Friday Mar 7
USA Smartphone Buyers Choosing Network Speed over Reliability
US mobile network speed has grown significantly in importance from 25 percent of smartphone buyers considering a switch in carriers in Q4 2011 to 41 percent in Q4 2012 according to a survey by NPD Group.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
The NPD Group signs exclusive deal with Nielsen
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.
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The NPD Group Reports Anti-Aging Gets Increased Attention on East...
The increase in attention being paid to anti-aging skincare between the coasts and beyond the largest markets speaks to the growing emphasis on flawless skin, and the power of anti-aging as a part of that movement, said Karen Grant, vice president and senior global industry analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. New York and Los Angeles are the leaders, ... (more)
Non-GMO Beats Organic Among Health-Driven Consumers
The "non-GMO" food/beverage product claim has for the first time surpassed "organic" in importance among health-conscious consumers, according to an annual survey of such consumers, who are often dubbed LOHAS, for their "lifestyles of health and sustainability."
NPD reports eye colour cosmetics up by 9% in the US
According to market researcher NPD Group, sales of prestige eye makeup products in the US grew by 9%, to US$ 1.1 billion in the twelve months ending December 2013.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
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Set your newly trendy watch ahead this weekend
In case you didn't know, or even if you did, we're losing an hour this weekend, when daylight saving time kicks back in at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
Who's leading the pack in 4K TV sales? China
Lately, shipments and sales of televisions are about as flat as the sets. According to the market research firm TrendForce, panel shipments for TVs amounted to just 65.07 million units in January, dropping 12 percent month-to-month.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The special Super Bowl Beats headphones
The U.S. market for premium headphones crossed the $1 billion mark for the first time last year and marked a 21 percent jump over the previous year, according to the The NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service.
Wall Street Journal
Wearable Devices Getting More Niche
Wearable devices have always been a niche accessory, appealing to the techy and fitness-conscious set.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Motley Fool
This Toy Maker Is Not a Good Investment
Although consumer spending in the U.S. increased 0.4% for the month of December, the consumer sentiment index does not show the same trend.
How much do consumers use (and understand) nutrition labels?
"There were originally two options put forward, the main proposal, which we saw behind Mrs. Obama at the launch, and one with a clear difference between 'get more' and 'get less' nutrients.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
P&G smells success in high-end fragrances
The Cincinnati-based consumer products giant has become a world player in high-end perfumes mostly behind the combined sales of three top-tier brands not usually associated with P&G: Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Hugo Boss.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Dallas Morning News
Penney's next act: making it last
So J.C. Penney has proved that there's life after Ron Johnson. The question is how long and hearty? For a day last week, the retailer thrilled Wall Street after reporting a small gain in same-store sales and positive cash flow.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Restaurant growth stallsa except for burgers
Indie burger restaurants continue to grow fast than chain burger brands or the total industry, according to research from the analyst firm NPD Group.
Your turn, HTC: Why the M8 could be company's swan song
HTC is already an also-ran in the Android marketplace - it needs the M8 to avoid becoming a non-entity.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Top 10 Best-Selling x86 Processors Of 2013
While 2013 was a down year for PCs in general, there were still plenty of x86 processors sold during the 12-month span.
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Research Associate - Connected Intelligence Group
Overview: This position is within NPDs Connected Intelligence business. Connected Intelligence is a start-up analyst business within the NPD Group.
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U.S. Consumers Interest in Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Wanes as Time Goes On, Reports NPD
Nearly twenty years after the Nutrition Facts labels were put on the back of nearly every food and beverage in stores, interest in reading the label has steadily waned among U.S. households, according to The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
Wearable Health Tech: Many Promises, Few Facts
Digital fitness devices are the rage -- among healthy people. The healthcare community won't know the value to sedentary patients until unbiased research arrives.
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The NPD Group Reports Consumers Spent $46B on Home-Related Products...
Consumers are spending more on their homes, from adding items to spruce up the appearance, to upgrading with better quality, performance, or convenience in mind, said Debra Mednick, executive director and home industry analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. All three major segments within the small appliance industry experienced dollar growth in 2013.