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33 min ago | Investor's Business Daily

Kids' b-ball shoe sales jump

Basketball shoe sales spiked 70%, year over year, within the 4 weeks ended Aug. 17, said NPD Group.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

WIBW-TV Topeka

International Bacon Day

It may technically be a Saturday, but it sure feels like Fry-day to us: August 30 is International Bacon Day.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Digital Game Developer

NPD DisplaySearch: More 4K Uhd TV Sets Shipped In Q2 2014 Than In All Of 2013

More 4K ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in the second quarter of 2014 than shipped all year in 2013.

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Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Advertising, Marketing

Wed Aug 27, 2014

FoodNavigator

Young people eating snacks to 'round out' meals, says NPD Group

Snacks and meals: 'Convenient snack foods such as yogurt, fruit or chips allow consumers to round out their meals and bring more items to the table without having to exert much effort or dedicate time toward cleaning,' says NPD analyst Younger consumers are reaching for snacks to accompany and round out meals, and the better-for-you category is set ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Investor's Business Daily

Skechers, Nike Brands Rank High As Men Jump On Trends

While men are clear in their athletic footwear preferences, their list of casual/dress favorites is more "fragmented," the study found.

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Related Topix: Apparel, Nike, Footwear, Advertising

Retailing Today

NPD Group finds that men increasingly embrace fashion in footwear

Necessity is the predominant motivation behind shoe purchasing for men, and their brand loyalty is strong and steady, according to Men's Footwear Brand Focus Study 2014, the latest report from global information provider, The NPD Group.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Newsday

Strong back-to-school sales expected for LI

Back-to-school retail season on Long Island is getting a boost as the clock winds down and shoppers scour stores and websites for supplies, clothes, footwear and electronics.

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Christian Science Monitor

Table for one? More than half of meals eaten alone, study finds.

A man eats a burger at a McDonald's restaurant in Beijing. More than half of meals in the US are eaten alone, according to research from the NPD group.

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Digital Game Developer

Blurred Lines Between Meal and Snack Foods Will Drive Growth of...

U.S. consumers are eating traditional snack foods, particularly snacks with a perceived health benefit, in between and at meals, and this behavior will drive the growth of snack foods eaten at main meals over next five years, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Stylebook Snapshot: Is denim a dying fashion trend? [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 24--Distressed isn't just a style of denim. These days it's also the state of its sales.

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Related Topix: Advertising, VF, Apparel, Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA), West Mifflin, PA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

'Dressy' sweats to bring thighs of relief for women

Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares.

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Stylelist

People are not spending money on nail products like they used to

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Notebook PC Shipment Results Improve after Seven Consecutive Quarters ...

After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook PC market improved in the second quarter of 2014.

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Lucky

Are Skinny Jeans Dead?: Seven Tempting (And Seriously Comfy) Alternatives

Numbers don't lie-sales of skinny jeans are down, and loose, louche trousers have never been hotter.

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HAPPI/Household & PP Industry

Prestige Beauty Sales Rise in Q2

In the second quarter of 2014, sales of US prestige beauty products were $2.5 billion, a 5% increase from Q2 2013, with sales growth across each of the three primary categories, according to The NPD Group.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cosmetics Design

NPD report reveals big opps in US fragrance market

The NPD Group's 2014 track report has revealed that just 1% of women use only fine fragrances, which means the wide usage of scented products is a considerable opportunity for the fragrance industry.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bloomberg

Gap Steps Back From Tight Jeans Bringing Thighs of Relief

Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Digital Game Developer

Solar Cell Production Line Upgrade Cycle Driving Module Powers to...

Manufacturers of solar photovoltaic cells are increasing research and development efforts to push cell efficiencies to record levels.

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MarketWatch

Americans eat most of their meals alone

A patron reads a menu at the bar in West Branch, a restaurant located at Broadway and 77th Street in New York City.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Rear Window, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Vocal, Alfred Hitchcock, Advertising

CRN

NPD Group: Top 5 Desktop Brands Of Q2 Running Windows 8

There has been growing consumer interest in Windows 8, and some vendors have taken advantage of this, pushing the operating system on its flagship desktop computers.

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