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The Topeka Capital-Journal
U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales“Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the U.S. toy in
U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon Go to fuel holiday sales
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
“Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the U.S. toy industry grew 6.7 percent, according to NPD Group. That momentum has continued in the first half of this year: Sales gained 7.5 percent, with Star Wars, Hasbro... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Move over push-ups, it’s time to make way for the braletterunway. So why has the push-up bra fallen out of fashion? Marshal Cohen, chief
Move over push-ups, it’s time to make way for the bralette
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
runway. So why has the push-up bra fallen out of fashion? Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, told The Wall Street Journal: “Comfort is a dominant theme throughout the fashion world, and today's bra... Read more
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FOX Business
Here's Why People Aren't Eating At Fast-Casual Restaurantsout. Overall, restaurant traffic was flat in the first quarter of 2016 and it
Here's Why People Aren't Eating At Fast-Casual Restaurants
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
out. Overall, restaurant traffic was flat in the first quarter of 2016 and it stayed the same in the second, according to NPD Group. The news was especially bad in the fast-casual segment, which had been growing explosively at this time last... Read more
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FOX Business
Here's Why People Aren't Eating At Fast-Casual Restaurantsout. Overall, restaurant traffic was flat in the first quarter of 2016 and it
Here's Why People Aren't Eating At Fast-Casual Restaurants
FOX Business / Posted 2 days ago
out. Overall, restaurant traffic was flat in the first quarter of 2016 and it stayed the same in the second, according to NPD Group. The news was especially bad in the fast-casual segment, which had been growing explosively at this time last... Read more
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iol.co.za
Toy industry bets on Pokemon Go to fuel salesInsider. “Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the US
Toy industry bets on Pokemon Go to fuel sales
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Insider. “Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the US toy industry grew 6.7 percent, according to NPD Group. That momentum has continued in the first half of this year: Sales gained 7.5 percent, with Star Wars, Hasbro’s... Read more
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The Mercury News
Build your own drone — out of Legosdrones. In the year ended August 2016, U.S. consumers spent $250 million purcha
Build your own drone — out of Legos
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
drones. In the year ended August 2016, U.S. consumers spent $250 million purchasing 1.2 million drones, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm. That was up more than 300 percent from the same period a year earlier, while the number of... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesInc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com. *According
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 3 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 August 2016. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking... Read more
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CNBC
Trump or Clinton? Retailers just can't wait until it's over, and with good reasonwill be able to shake off the election's weight. Marshal Cohen, chief industry
Trump or Clinton? Retailers just can't wait until it's over, and with good reason
CNBC / Posted 4 days ago
will be able to shake off the election's weight. Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for apparel and retail at The NPD Group, wrote in a blog post Wednesday that "elections are one of the many factors that can impact retail sales." In... Read more
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Providence Business News
U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon go to fuel holiday sales“Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the U.S. toy in
U.S. toy industry betting on Pokemon go to fuel holiday sales
Providence Business News / Posted 4 days ago
“Both the toys and the video games are skyrocketing.” In 2015, the U.S. toy industry grew 6.7 percent, according to NPD Group. That momentum has continued in the first half of this year: Sales gained 7.5 percent, with Star Wars, Hasbro... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Lunch Is Too Expensive, Study Findsare ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, accordin
Lunch Is Too Expensive, Study Finds
Hartford Courant / Posted 4 days ago
are ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, according to new data from the research firm NPD Group. Lunch traffic is slowing at restaurants around the country, with weekday lunch visits down 7 percent compared to a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Lunch is too expensive, study findsare ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, accordin
Lunch is too expensive, study finds
Baltimore Sun / Posted 4 days ago
are ditching $10 sandwiches and $12 salads in favor of food from home, according to new data from the research firm NPD Group. Lunch traffic is slowing at restaurants around the country, with weekday lunch visits down 7 percent compared to a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Healthy snacks, eats on the go will be on display at Natural Products Expopacking a heavier nutritional punch into a smaller package. Darren Seifer, a fo
Healthy snacks, eats on the go will be on display at Natural Products Expo
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
packing a heavier nutritional punch into a smaller package. Darren Seifer, a food and beverage industry analyst for the NPD Group, said the role snacks play has taken a 180-degree turn since the 1980s. Whereas snacking was seen as more of a... Read more
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The Columbian
Independent restaurants slip as customers choose chainsU.S. slipped 3 percent in the spring, while the number of chain restaurants sli
Independent restaurants slip as customers choose chains
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. slipped 3 percent in the spring, while the number of chain restaurants slightly increased, according to research firm NPD Group. The drop in independent restaurants was mostly in sit-down restaurants, as Americans increasingly favor... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preordersand 80% came from men It's true that more men buy smartwatches than women in g
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preorders
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
and 80% came from men It's true that more men buy smartwatches than women in general, and the Watch is no exception. The NPD Group said 71% of smartwatch owners worldwide were men as of the beginning of this year. Samsung executives pointed out... Read more
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Business Wire
Skylanders Imaginators and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Celebrate Epic Imaginations with Two Awesome OffersSKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SPYRO’S ADVENT
Skylanders Imaginators and Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Celebrate Epic Imaginations with Two Awesome Offers
Business Wire / Posted 6 days ago
SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SPYRO’S ADVENTURE and LIGHTCORE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. 1The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and acce... Read more
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Boston Globe
Bose offers children an education in soundthe $26 billion Americans spent on toys last year, according to industry analys
Bose offers children an education in sound
Boston Globe / Posted 7 days ago
the $26 billion Americans spent on toys last year, according to industry analyst Juli Lennett at the market research firm NPD Group. Lennett said that rising demand for brainy playthings is outstripping overall growth for the entire toy... Read more
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Daily Press
7-Eleven, Wawa compete with Peninsula growth plansNo. 12 Wawa comes in ahead of Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Sam's Club and Trader
7-Eleven, Wawa compete with Peninsula growth plans
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
No. 12 Wawa comes in ahead of Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's. Still, market research from The NPD Group based in New York shows that both grocery stores and convenience stores may be competing more against fast food... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warm
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
Dayton Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warmer southern states. Robert Carter of the NPD Group in Toronto said people in the South usually choose to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warm
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 7 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warmer southern states. Robert Carter of the NPD Group in Toronto said people in the South usually choose to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warm
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 7 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warmer southern states. Robert Carter of the NPD Group in Toronto said people in the South usually choose to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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ajc.com
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warm
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
ajc.com / Posted 7 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warmer southern states. Robert Carter of the NPD Group in Toronto said people in the South usually choose to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warm
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the warmer southern states. Robert Carter of the NPD Group in Toronto said people in the South usually choose to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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The Columbian
Restaurant lunch business slides as menu prices riseare choosing to brown-bag their midday meal instead of eating lunch in a restau
Restaurant lunch business slides as menu prices rise
The Columbian / Posted 7 days ago
are choosing to brown-bag their midday meal instead of eating lunch in a restaurant as menu prices rise, research firm NPD Group said Tuesday. Lunch, which accounts for a third of restaurant traffic, has seen steep declines over the past six... Read more
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CNET
With a bullet to the head from Samsung, 3D TV is now deader than evermodels, supported 3D. Now even its most expensive 2016 sets will be 2D-only. R
With a bullet to the head from Samsung, 3D TV is now deader than ever
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
models, supported 3D. Now even its most expensive 2016 sets will be 2D-only. Related stories According to data from the NPD Group, 3D TVs have accounted for a diminishing share of US flat-panel TV sales every year since 2012, and the same goes... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Toy industry bets on Hollywood superheroes and 'Star Wars' to drive 2016 sales$19.4 billion last year, boosted by films that resulted in record domestic box-
Toy industry bets on Hollywood superheroes and 'Star Wars' to drive 2016 sales
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
$19.4 billion last year, boosted by films that resulted in record domestic box-office grosses, according to research firm NPD Group. Sales of toys based on movies grew more than 9%. Movie business analysts don't expect the 2016 box office to hit... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
In new batch of 'Star Wars' toys, heroine Jyn Erso is most popularin sales in 2015, more than the "Jurassic World," "Minions" and "Avengers" fran
In new batch of 'Star Wars' toys, heroine Jyn Erso is most popular
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
in sales in 2015, more than the "Jurassic World," "Minions" and "Avengers" franchises combined, market research firm The NPD Group said in a news release in January. For all the talk about gender, the best-selling "Star Wars" toy last year was... 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 9 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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IGN
Madden Topped August Sales, No Man's Sky Was Right Behindunits, "26 percent of all Xbox One gamepads sold for the month," making it the
Madden Topped August Sales, No Man's Sky Was Right Behind
IGN / Posted 9 days ago
units, "26 percent of all Xbox One gamepads sold for the month," making it the month's top seller. The report from the NPD Group showed spending on video game hardware, software, and accessories was up a modest one-percent over the same period... Read more
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Market Watch
Why restaurants hate it when you work from homeMcDonald’s MCD, +0.90% have dropped 4% in the quarter ending in June compared w
Why restaurants hate it when you work from home
Market Watch / Posted 10 days ago
McDonald’s MCD, +0.90% have dropped 4% in the quarter ending in June compared with the same time last year, research firm NPD Group found. The decline, which was the steepest of all main meals in that quarter, could be a big problem for... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
High-End Shopping In The Sharing Economy: Now We Can All Have Couturein number than pure luxury [products]," says Marshal Cohen, chief industry anal
High-End Shopping In The Sharing Economy: Now We Can All Have Couture
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
in number than pure luxury [products]," says Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst of the market research company The NPD Group. "Something that used to be attainable purely for the elite is now becoming more accessible to those who are... Read more
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New York Post
AIG trial just more proof of Clinton ties to financial hijinksMy money is on the likelihood that the jobs they have don’t pay enough. People
AIG trial just more proof of Clinton ties to financial hijinks
New York Post / Posted 10 days ago
My money is on the likelihood that the jobs they have don’t pay enough. People must be brown-bagging it more often. NPD Group, which tracks business at restaurants, says food-service lunch has posted consecutively steeper declines over the... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Psst, guys: Interested in a $1,000 yoga mat?well-heeled men looking for, as Yau put it, "aspirational lifestyle" items. Mat
Psst, guys: Interested in a $1,000 yoga mat?
Calgary Sun / Posted 11 days ago
well-heeled men looking for, as Yau put it, "aspirational lifestyle" items. Matt Powell, a sports-industry analyst for NPD Group, agreed that BallerYoga could potentially find its niche. "I don't know how big the market will be for it, but... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Psst, guys: Interested in a $1,000 yoga mat?well-heeled men looking for, as Yau put it, "aspirational lifestyle" items. Mat
Psst, guys: Interested in a $1,000 yoga mat?
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
well-heeled men looking for, as Yau put it, "aspirational lifestyle" items. Matt Powell, a sports-industry analyst for NPD Group, agreed that BallerYoga could potentially find its niche. "I don't know how big the market will be for it, but... Read more
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FOX Business
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitorwith prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs, such as McD
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitor
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
with prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs, such as McDonald's or Burger King. In 2014, the NPD group reported that the average ticket at QSRs totaled $5.30, versus $7.40 for fast-casual. Versus traditional casual... Read more
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FOX Business
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitorwith prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs, such as McD
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitor
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
with prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs, such as McDonald's or Burger King. In 2014, the NPD group reported that the average ticket at QSRs totaled $5.30, versus $7.40 for fast-casual. Versus traditional casual... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Restaurant lunch business slides as menu prices risein Chicago's Loop. The two are graduate students at Adler University and brough
Restaurant lunch business slides as menu prices rise
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
in Chicago's Loop. The two are graduate students at Adler University and brought their lunches from home. Research firm NPD Group says restaurants are seeing a sharp decline in lunch traffic due to rising prices and more people working from... Read more
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CNBC
People are choosing a brown bag lunch over steep restaurant priceshit. Lunch visits across the industry have plummeted 7 percent over the last s
People are choosing a brown bag lunch over steep restaurant prices
CNBC / Posted 12 days ago
hit. Lunch visits across the industry have plummeted 7 percent over the last six months, according to a report by the NPD Group. In fact, the restaurant industry as a whole would have seen even sharper declines in lunch visits if not for fast... Read more
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New York Post
Once beloved American fashion icons desperate to stay relevantand tech business is more fashionable than fashion, that’s a problem,” said Mar
Once beloved American fashion icons desperate to stay relevant
New York Post / Posted 13 days ago
and tech business is more fashionable than fashion, that’s a problem,” said Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at NPD Group. “We’ve allowed other industries to out fashion fashion.” If so, then who are the fashion houses talking... Read more
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Fortune
Meals in the Mail: How Blue Apron Got Started and Where It's Headingfor the sector to grow, however. Only 3% of U.S. adults have tried a meal-deliv
Meals in the Mail: How Blue Apron Got Started and Where It's Heading
Fortune / Posted 14 days ago
for the sector to grow, however. Only 3% of U.S. adults have tried a meal-delivery service within the past year, says the NPD Group. Blue Apron hopes to stand apart with another selling point: It takes sustainably sourced food seriously. It works... Read more
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CNET
The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is deadmyriad of different businesses. "Everybody recognizes those days won't come ba
The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is dead
CNET / Posted 14 days ago
myriad of different businesses. "Everybody recognizes those days won't come back again," said Stephen Baker, an analyst at NPD Group. Ironically, South Korea's Samsung Electronics, which in the previous decade was a scrappy low-cost player in the... Read more
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IGN
Xbox One Was August 2016's Top-Selling ConsoleLots of people bought the Xbox One S According to Microsoft, the NPD Group's m
Xbox One Was August 2016's Top-Selling Console
IGN / Posted 16 days ago
Lots of people bought the Xbox One S According to Microsoft, the NPD Group's monthly report gives the best selling console title for August to the Xbox One. Attributing the numbers to the recently launched Xbox One S and thanking its fans,... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
United States isn’t the king of coffee consumption, study findsits share of cold winters, hot drinks aren’t being consumed as much in the warm
United States isn’t the king of coffee consumption, study finds
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 17 days ago
its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren’t being consumed as much in the warmer, southern states. Robert Carter, with the NPD Group in Toronto, said people in the South usually elect to drink soft drinks instead. "You can tell an American in... Read more
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Business Wire
Introducing BeatsX: New Premium Wireless, Bluetooth Earphones from Beats by Dr. Drethe way the content creators imagined.” In 2016, Beats' wireless headphone bus
Introducing BeatsX: New Premium Wireless, Bluetooth Earphones from Beats by Dr. Dre
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
the way the content creators imagined.” In 2016, Beats' wireless headphone business as a whole grew by 127% (Source: The NPD Group, U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Stereo Headphones, Bluetooth Capable, by Units, Jan-July 2016). “Bluetooth... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Wireless headphones are still way less popular than wired onesshows, that won’t make the transition any less convenient for many people. Whil
Wireless headphones are still way less popular than wired ones
Stamford Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
shows, that won’t make the transition any less convenient for many people. While various reports this past July cited an NPD Group study that noted how Bluetooth headphones had outsold wired pairs for the first time, that statement only applied... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Wireless headphones are still way less popular than wired onesshows, that won’t make the transition any less convenient for many people. Whil
Wireless headphones are still way less popular than wired ones
Connecticut Post / Posted 19 days ago
shows, that won’t make the transition any less convenient for many people. While various reports this past July cited an NPD Group study that noted how Bluetooth headphones had outsold wired pairs for the first time, that statement only applied... Read more
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Quartz
Wildly effective marketing has led Americans to eat way more protein than they actually needmostly unnecessary protein smoothies for clients. According to Darren Seifer, a
Wildly effective marketing has led Americans to eat way more protein than they actually need
Quartz / Posted 19 days ago
mostly unnecessary protein smoothies for clients. According to Darren Seifer, a food and beverage industry analyst for NPD Group, a market research organization, “about 50% of adults” are typically looking for more protein in their food. Show... Read more
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Fortune
People Are Snapping Up These Items in a Strong Back-to-School Seasonare getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at thes
People Are Snapping Up These Items in a Strong Back-to-School Season
Fortune / Posted 19 days ago
are getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at these less expensive lower priced retailers,” NPD Group analyst Marshal Cohen said. In July, electronics and appliance sales rose 5.5%, the biggest increase in four... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Laptops and cool tops: a strong year for US back-to-school shoppingare getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at thes
Laptops and cool tops: a strong year for US back-to-school shopping
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
are getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at these less expensive lower priced retailers," NPD Group analyst Marshal Cohen said. In July, electronics and appliance sales rose 5.5 percent, the biggest increase in... Read more
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Reuters
Laptops and cool tops: a strong year for U.S. back-to-school shoppingare getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at thes
Laptops and cool tops: a strong year for U.S. back-to-school shopping
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
are getting mom to buy more for them, because they are agreeing to shop at these less expensive lower priced retailers," NPD Group analyst Marshal Cohen said. In July, electronics and appliance sales rose 5.5 percent, the biggest increase in... Read more
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AdWeek
Facebook's Key to Conquering the World: Beating the Ad Blockersdata packages. (For comparison, the average U.S. smartphone owner uses nearly t
Facebook's Key to Conquering the World: Beating the Ad Blockers
AdWeek / Posted 19 days ago
data packages. (For comparison, the average U.S. smartphone owner uses nearly three gigabytes of data every month, per NPD Group.) Therein lies the rub for MTN. Facebook is a crucial partner in helping it build data centers in South Africa to... Read more
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