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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... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesSoftware, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 3 days ago
Software, 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 reasonretailers will be able to shake off the election's weight. Marshal Cohen, chief
Trump or Clinton? Retailers just can't wait until it's over, and with good reason
CNBC / Posted 4 days ago
retailers 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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Baltimore Sun
Healthy snacks, eats on the go will be on display at Natural Products Expomeans packing a heavier nutritional punch into a smaller package. Darren Seifer
Healthy snacks, eats on the go will be on display at Natural Products Expo
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
means 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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Fast Company Magazine
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preorderswomen and 80% came from men It's true that more men buy smartwatches than wome
More Women Are Buying The Apple Watch Series 2, According To Preorders
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
women 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... Read more
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Daily Press
7-Eleven, Wawa compete with Peninsula growth plansdata. No. 12 Wawa comes in ahead of Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Sam's Club and T
7-Eleven, Wawa compete with Peninsula growth plans
Daily Press / Posted 7 days ago
data. 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 findshave its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
Dayton Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
have 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 findshave its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 7 days ago
have 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 findshave its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 7 days ago
have 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 findshave its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
ajc.com / Posted 7 days ago
have 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 findshave its share of cold winters, hot drinks aren't being consumed as much in the
U.S. no longer the leader in coffee consumption, study finds
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
have 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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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... 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... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesSoftware, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com .
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 9 days ago
Software, 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... Read more
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IGN
Madden Topped August Sales, No Man's Sky Was Right Behind79,000 units, "26 percent of all Xbox One gamepads sold for the month," making
Madden Topped August Sales, No Man's Sky Was Right Behind
IGN / Posted 10 days ago
79,000 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... Read more
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Market Watch
Why restaurants hate it when you work from homeroutines. “Lunch is the biggest meal occasion,” said Bonnie Riggs, restaurant
Why restaurants hate it when you work from home
Market Watch / Posted 10 days ago
routines. “Lunch is the biggest meal occasion,” said Bonnie Riggs, restaurant analyst of the food service division for the NPD Group. Comparatively, dinner visits were down 1%, breakfast was up 1% and snack purchases were up 6%. Some consumers... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
High-End Shopping In The Sharing Economy: Now We Can All Have Couturegreater in number than pure luxury [products]," says Marshal Cohen, chief indus
High-End Shopping In The Sharing Economy: Now We Can All Have Couture
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
greater 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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FOX Business
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitorof pricing, with prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs,
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitor
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
of pricing, 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 Competitorof pricing, with prices more expensive than quick-service restaurants, or QSRs,
Buffalo Wild Wings' Half-Priced Wings Could Pressure This High-Growth Competitor
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
of pricing, 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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CNBC
People are choosing a brown bag lunch over steep restaurant pricesanother hit. Lunch visits across the industry have plummeted 7 percent over th
People are choosing a brown bag lunch over steep restaurant prices
CNBC / Posted 12 days ago
another 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... Read more
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Fortune
Meals in the Mail: How Blue Apron Got Started and Where It's Headingroom for the sector to grow, however. Only 3% of U.S. adults have tried a meal-
Meals in the Mail: How Blue Apron Got Started and Where It's Heading
Fortune / Posted 14 days ago
room 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... 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 17 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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Detroit Free Press
The inside scoop to getting great dealsfor clothes do so at off-price stores and roughly 75% of all clothing purchases
The inside scoop to getting great deals
Detroit Free Press / Posted 22 days ago
for clothes do so at off-price stores and roughly 75% of all clothing purchases are made there, according to a study by the NPD Group, a New York-based consulting group. And Moody's — an international company that analyzes the financial risk... Read more
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The Morning Call
Wal-Mart releases list of hot holiday toyspercent in 2015, generating $19.4 billion, buoyed by sales of "Star Wars" merch
Wal-Mart releases list of hot holiday toys
The Morning Call / Posted 24 days ago
percent in 2015, generating $19.4 billion, buoyed by sales of "Star Wars" merchandise, according to market research firm The NPD Group. About 41 percent of shoppers said they would buy toys as gifts last holiday season, according to the National... Read more
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CNBC
Low-income shoppers are in worse shape than you thoughtshare, said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners. Meanwhile, d
Low-income shoppers are in worse shape than you thought
CNBC / Posted 24 days ago
share, said Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners. Meanwhile, data from Checkout Tracking, a service of The NPD Group, found that in the six-month period ended July, dollar store buyers gave roughly 30 percent of their spending... Read more
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New York Post
‘Star Wars’ fuels toy industry to record sales“The Force Awakens” topping many wish lists. Toy sales are up 7 percent in the
‘Star Wars’ fuels toy industry to record sales
New York Post / Posted 24 days ago
“The Force Awakens” topping many wish lists. Toy sales are up 7 percent in the first six months of this year, according to the NPD Group. “This has been an extraordinary 18-month period for the toy industry, which has been experiencing tremendous... Read more
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NBC News
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boostproduced by Walt Disney. The next movie is due to premiere on December 16. Acc
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boost
NBC News / Posted 24 days ago
produced by Walt Disney. The next movie is due to premiere on December 16. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7 percent to $19.4 billion last year, topping the firm's estimate of 6.2... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boostproduced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on 16 December.
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boost
Eye Witness News / Posted 25 days ago
produced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on 16 December. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, US toy sales increased 6.7% to $19.4 billion last year, topping the firm's estimate of 6.2%... Read more
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Fortune
Walmart Plans Early Layaway Program to Catch ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Boostproduced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. Acco
Walmart Plans Early Layaway Program to Catch ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Boost
Fortune / Posted 25 days ago
produced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7% to $19.4 billion last year, topping the firm’s estimate of 6.2%... Read more
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The Economic Times
Walmart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boostproduced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. Acco
Walmart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boost
The Economic Times / Posted 25 days ago
produced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, US toy sales increased 6.7 percent to $19.4 billion last year, topping the firm's estimate of 6.2... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boostproduced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. Acco
Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boost
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 25 days ago
produced by Walt Disney Co. The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7 percent to US$19.4 billion last year, topping the firm's estimate of... Read more
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Reuters
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boostby Walt Disney Co (DIS.N). The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. Accor
Wal-Mart plans early layaways to catch 'Star Wars' boost
Reuters / Posted 25 days ago
by Walt Disney Co (DIS.N). The next movie is due to premiere on Dec. 16. According to data released by research firm The NPD Group in January, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7 percent to $19.4 billion last year, topping the firm's estimate of 6.2... Read more
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CNBC
'Star Wars' redux:Mart bets on familiar names this holidayby the "Star Wars" franchise, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7 percent last year, t
'Star Wars' redux:Mart bets on familiar names this holiday
CNBC / Posted 25 days ago
by the "Star Wars" franchise, U.S. toy sales increased 6.7 percent last year, to $19.4 billion, according to The NPD Group. While that marked the industry's most robust pace of growth in more than a decade, NPD expects this year's... Read more
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Fortune
Why 2016 Has Been a Lousy Year For Restaurantspressure the industry, U.S. eateries are facing a slowdown in traffic, accordin
Why 2016 Has Been a Lousy Year For Restaurants
Fortune / Posted 26 days ago
pressure 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 27 days ago
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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CNBC
Chick-fil-A is testing quinoa, kale at select US restaurantslower-calorie, better-for-you foods and beverages is just good business." Bonn
Chick-fil-A is testing quinoa, kale at select US restaurants
CNBC / Posted 27 days ago
lower-calorie, 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,... Read more
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Gamasutra
The Art & Business of Making GamesSoftware, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com .
The Art & Business of Making Games
Gamasutra / Posted 30 days ago
Software, 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... Read more
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