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Boston Globe
Plus-size ambitions for James Rhee and the Ashley Stewart brandtrend. US sales of women’s plus-size apparel increased 17 percent over the past
Plus-size ambitions for James Rhee and the Ashley Stewart brand
Boston Globe / Posted 4 hours ago
trend. US sales of women’s plus-size apparel increased 17 percent over the past three years to $20.4 billion, according to NPD Group, thanks in part to new lines at Target and JCPenney and the success of such online upstarts as Eloquii and Gwynnie... Read more
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Fortune
Why 2016 Has Been a Lousy Year For Restaurantsthe industry, U.S. eateries are facing a slowdown in traffic, according to a Th
Why 2016 Has Been a Lousy Year For Restaurants
Fortune / Posted 14 hours ago
the industry, U.S. eateries are facing a slowdown in traffic, according to a Thursday report from research firm The NPD Group. The study said total traffic was flat in the second quarter of 2016, following a flat performance in the first... Read more
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Gamasutra
NPD Group scoops up game analytics firm EEDARThe NPD Group seems to be trying to shake up its game analysis business. In rec
NPD Group scoops up game analytics firm EEDAR
Gamasutra / Posted yesterday
The NPD Group seems to be trying to shake up its game analysis business. In recent years, it's attempted to capture better information on the digital games market, and now looks to be edging into the game consultant business with the announcement... Read more
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FOX Business
Can Zoe's Kitchen Bounce Back After Last Week's 23% Drop?the handiwork of folks spending more since traffic was flat. It's a relative s
Can Zoe's Kitchen Bounce Back After Last Week's 23% Drop?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
the handiwork of folks spending more since traffic was flat. It's a relative success to its peers. Industry tracker NPD Group reported earlier that visits to fast-casual restaurants posted their first year-over-year decline in more than a... Read more
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FOX Business
Can Zoe's Kitchen Bounce Back After Last Week's 23% Drop?the handiwork of folks spending more since traffic was flat. It's a relative s
Can Zoe's Kitchen Bounce Back After Last Week's 23% Drop?
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
the handiwork of folks spending more since traffic was flat. It's a relative success to its peers. Industry tracker NPD Group reported earlier that visits to fast-casual restaurants posted their first year-over-year decline in more than a... Read more
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CNBC
Chick-fil-A is testing quinoa, kale at select US restaurantsbetter-for-you foods and beverages is just good business." Bonnie Riggs, foods
Chick-fil-A is testing quinoa, kale at select US restaurants
CNBC / Posted yesterday
better-for-you foods and beverages is just good business." Bonnie Riggs, foodservice industry analyst at the NPD Group, says that may ring true for many fast-casual chains, but for fast-food, the big money is in burgers, fries, and... Read more
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Business Insider
A staple of the American breakfast is disappearingpopulation over the next few years, and more and more Americans are choosing to
A staple of the American breakfast is disappearing
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
population over the next few years, and more and more Americans are choosing to eat breakfast away from home, according to NPD Group. Thanks to the rise of the juicing trend, however, there's now a wide array of juices and smoothies available as... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesInc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *Accordin
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 4 days ago
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *According to 2008 - 2016Metacritic.comand The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through July 2016. All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are... Read more
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Philly.com
Healthful, home-cooked dinners made easier, with recipes and groceries delivered to your doorpublicizes: "Recipes never repeated in the same year." Darren Seifer, food and
Healthful, home-cooked dinners made easier, with recipes and groceries delivered to your door
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
publicizes: "Recipes never repeated in the same year." Darren Seifer, food and beverage analyst for market research NPD Group, isn't surprised. "One of the things that consumers would like to do at dinner is try new and different things.... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesInc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *Accordin
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 6 days ago
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *According to 2008 - 2016 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through July 2016. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Madden NFL 17 brings gamers to physical storesinto stores. It's a remedy for what has become an industry dominated by digita
Madden NFL 17 brings gamers to physical stores
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
into stores. It's a remedy for what has become an industry dominated by digital sales. The market research company NPD Group found that 56 percent of all games sold in 2015 were digital versions. That's up from 52 percent in 2014 and 29... Read more
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Market Watch
Men and millennials are driving traffic growth at outlet mallswant experiences, they have to save elsewhere, such as in apparel and home,” sa
Men and millennials are driving traffic growth at outlet malls
Market Watch / Posted 7 days ago
want experiences, they have to save elsewhere, such as in apparel and home,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at NPD Group. “They are finding these savings at outlet centers.” In addition, men prefer the stores and selection at... Read more
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CNBC
North Face employee wants to be known for the world's strongest tentsU.S. recreational and backpacking tent sales were estimated at nearly $300 mill
North Face employee wants to be known for the world's strongest tents
CNBC / Posted 7 days ago
U.S. recreational and backpacking tent sales were estimated at nearly $300 million, according to marketing research company NPD Group. The marketplace is already crowded with established companies like Marmot, The North Face and Mountain Hardwear,... Read more
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The Columbian
Can’t afford the latest smartphone? Lease one— but the price is high.” Most prepaid customers — about 86 percent — now have
Can’t afford the latest smartphone? Lease one
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
— but the price is high.” Most prepaid customers — about 86 percent — now have smartphones, according to research firm NPD Group. But the vast majority of those phones are models that cost $150 or less, according to consulting firm IDC... Read more
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Business Wire
Best Buy Reports Better-Than-Expected Second Quarter Resultsthe probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be materi
Best Buy Reports Better-Than-Expected Second Quarter Results
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
the probable significance of the unavailable information, which could be material to future results. (4) According to The NPD Group’s Weekly Retail Tracking Service as published August 8, 2016, revenue for the CE (Consumer Electronics) industry... Read more
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The Morning Call
Are we on the brink of a 'restaurant recession?'of the bright spots of the broader retail industry for years now, but recent da
Are we on the brink of a 'restaurant recession?'
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
of the bright spots of the broader retail industry for years now, but recent data suggests business is getting gloomier. NPD Group, a market research firm, found that visits to fast-casual eateries fell in the most recent quarter for the first... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Are we on the brink of a 'restaurant recession?'of the bright spots of the broader retail industry for years now, but recent da
Are we on the brink of a 'restaurant recession?'
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
of the bright spots of the broader retail industry for years now, but recent data suggests business is getting gloomier. NPD Group, a market research firm, found that visits to fast-casual eateries fell in the most recent quarter for the first... Read more
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IGN
The NPD Group Release Its Official Top Sales List for Julythe PS4, but behind the earlier-gen 3DS. All in all, sales for July 2016 were
The NPD Group Release Its Official Top Sales List for July
IGN / Posted 8 days ago
the PS4, but behind the earlier-gen 3DS. All in all, sales for July 2016 were down from the year previous, something The NPD Group attributes to last year's release of Batman: Arkham Night and its strong presence in sales. The top 10 games for... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Toronto's smart thermostat startup Ecobee gets $35-million funding boostup to 32 remote sensors, so users can change the temperature based on the rooms
Toronto's smart thermostat startup Ecobee gets $35-million funding boost
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
up to 32 remote sensors, so users can change the temperature based on the rooms they are in. According to research firm NPD Group, Ecobee is the second-most popular smart thermostat in the United States (where the company sells the majority of... Read more
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NBC News
Politics dictates a lot more than just who you vote forit seems that even the all-American pastime of celebrity worship has taken on a
Politics dictates a lot more than just who you vote for
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
it seems that even the all-American pastime of celebrity worship has taken on a partisan tinge. Market research firm the NPD Group found that Americans who identify as conservative Republicans have a strong affinity for sports stars, especially... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesInc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *Accordin
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 8 days ago
Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *According to 2008 - 2016Metacritic.comand The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through July 2016. Located at 2K headquarters in Novato, California,... Read more
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Island Packet
Can't afford the latest smartphone? You can lease one, but it won't be cheap- but the price is high." Most prepaid customers - about 86 percent - now have
Can't afford the latest smartphone? You can lease one, but it won't be cheap
Island Packet / Posted 8 days ago
- but the price is high." Most prepaid customers - about 86 percent - now have smartphones, according to research firm NPD Group. But the vast majority of those phones are models that cost $150 or less, according to consulting firm IDC... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Marlborough Firm Has a Sweet Idea for Workout PantsLucas Hugh, $198 from Ultracor, and $175 from LNDR. There's enough consumer de
Marlborough Firm Has a Sweet Idea for Workout Pants
Hartford Courant / Posted 10 days ago
Lucas Hugh, $198 from Ultracor, and $175 from LNDR. There's enough consumer demand at both price points. According to the NPD Group, activewear sales grew 16 percent in 2015, dwarfing the two percent sales growth in the overall apparel market for... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Crushed: Why Second Cup is in the fight of its lifea year or more rise 2.3 per cent in its second quarter. Second Cup, meanwhile,
Crushed: Why Second Cup is in the fight of its life
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
a year or more rise 2.3 per cent in its second quarter. Second Cup, meanwhile, has lagged. According to market researcher NPD Group, the chain’s share of Canada’s coffee-chain traffic has fallen to just 0.5 per cent with its 300 or so... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Appetite grows for grocery-restaurant hybridsgrocery store a little less utilitarian and a little more on the experience sid
Appetite grows for grocery-restaurant hybrids
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
grocery store a little less utilitarian and a little more on the experience side," said Darren Seifer, an analyst with The NPD Group, a business research company. In-store dining and take-out of prepared foods from grocers has grown almost 30... Read more
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IGN
July's Top Sales Belonged to Nintendo's 3DSpublic numbers go live later today, so we'll have a firm grasp on what landed w
July's Top Sales Belonged to Nintendo's 3DS
IGN / Posted 12 days ago
public numbers go live later today, so we'll have a firm grasp on what landed where on the monthly chart. The NPD Group recently shook up the way it reports software sales, adding digital distribution to its metrics beginning last... Read more
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IGN
July's Top Sales Belonged to Nintendo's 3DSpublic numbers go live later today, so we'll have a firm grasp on what landed w
July's Top Sales Belonged to Nintendo's 3DS
IGN / Posted 12 days ago
public numbers go live later today, so we'll have a firm grasp on what landed where on the monthly chart. The NPD Group recently shook up the way it reports software sales, adding digital distribution to its metrics beginning last... Read more
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Business Wire
Skylanders Imaginators Unleashes Kaos at Gamescom 2016SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTC
Skylanders Imaginators Unleashes Kaos at Gamescom 2016
Business Wire / Posted 14 days ago
SPYRO’S ADVENTURE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTCORE and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. ¹The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and acces... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
"Deep Fried Twinkies" launched; Walmart to be only source for 3 monthsto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
"Deep Fried Twinkies" launched; Walmart to be only source for 3 months
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 16 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Burger King's latest fast food monstrosity is sadly geniusranch dressing on the side. The Mac n' Cheetos has all the trappings of a fast
Burger King's latest fast food monstrosity is sadly genius
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
ranch dressing on the side. The Mac n' Cheetos has all the trappings of a fast-food mash-up sensation, said Bonnie Riggs, NPD Group restaurant analyst. It combines an ultra-trendy food item with a brand that has massive recognition. "I think it's... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mart unwraps fried Twinkiesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Mart unwraps fried Twinkies
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food-industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Giant Tiger opens second Sudbury store todayof shipping some of them to home or a local store for pickup. Retail analyst S
Giant Tiger opens second Sudbury store today
The Sudbury Star / Posted 18 days ago
of shipping some of them to home or a local store for pickup. Retail analyst Sandy Silva, who is with market research firm NPD Group, says part of Giant Tiger's success comes from customers who like the idea of supporting a Canadian business. But... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Wal-Mart and Hostess roll out deep-fried Twinkiesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
Wal-Mart and Hostess roll out deep-fried Twinkies
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company’s financial... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Hostess launchesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company’s financial... Read more
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The Columbian
Hostess debuts Deep Fried Twinkiesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess debuts Deep Fried Twinkies
The Columbian / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company’s financial... Read more
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Philly.com
Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkies as first frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkies as first frozen treat
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'
NBC Connecticut / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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NBC Washington
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess Unveils 'Deep Fried Twinkies'
NBC Washington / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Hostess launches deep-fried twinkies as 1st frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches deep-fried twinkies as 1st frozen treat
Detroit Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company’s financial... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Hostess Launches "Deep Fried Twinkies" As First Frozen Treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess Launches "Deep Fried Twinkies" As First Frozen Treat
CBS Baltimore / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company’s financial... Read more
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KCRA 3 Sacramento
Want some deep-fried Twinkies? Head to Walmartto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Want some deep-fried Twinkies? Head to Walmart
KCRA 3 Sacramento / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
From the state fair to the Wal-Mart freezer: Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkiesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a f
From the state fair to the Wal-Mart freezer: Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkies
Los Angeles Times / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. “But there is still room for indulgence.” Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Frozen deep-fried Twinkies at home? Crispy, but not as good as fair foodto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Frozen deep-fried Twinkies at home? Crispy, but not as good as fair food
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treat
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
114 related stories
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Silicon Valley
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treat
Silicon Valley / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treat
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkiesto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches Deep Fried Twinkies
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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ITBusiness.ca
HP revamps Chromebook-alternative Stream laptopsincluding with a pair of 14-inch devices launched last fall and a fairly high-e
HP revamps Chromebook-alternative Stream laptops
ITBusiness.ca / Posted 18 days ago
including with a pair of 14-inch devices launched last fall and a fairly high-end version in April. According to the NPD Group, Chromebook sales through U.S. B2B channels increased 43 per cent year over year in the first half of 2015. In the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treatto cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a f
Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treat
The Mercury News / Posted 18 days ago
to cut down on foods that are higher in sugar content," said Darren Seifer, a food industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group Inc. "But there is still room for indulgence." Twinkies have been around since 1930, but the company's financial... Read more
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