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Boston Globe
Bubbles in their bloodcould help its position it in the marketplace as it grows, said Darren Seifer,
Bubbles in their blood
Boston Globe / Posted an hour ago
could help its position it in the marketplace as it grows, said Darren Seifer, a food and beverage industry analyst with the NPD Group. Just as craft beer is gaining in its share of alcohol sales, in part based on personal narratives behind each... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Star Wars may propel US toy industry to best year since '99: NPDfor Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high,
Star Wars may propel US toy industry to best year since '99: NPD
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 hours ago
for Star Wars merchandise is set to propel toy sales growth to a 17 year-high, according to industry research firm The NPD Group. Toy sales rose 7.5 percent in the first half of 2016, pointing to the fastest growth since 1999, the NPD... Read more
6h
CNBC
Millennial parents want their kids off the couch, and these companies are benefitingthe first half of 2016, toy revenues rose 7.5 percent as compared with the prio
Millennial parents want their kids off the couch, and these companies are benefiting
CNBC / Posted 6 hours ago
the first half of 2016, toy revenues rose 7.5 percent as compared with the prior-year period, according to data from The NPD Group. That rate of growth outpaced the 6.5 percent lift the industry experienced in the first six months of... Read more
7h
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
It's Already Back-To-School Time For Many Arizona Kids And Retailers Are Cashing InFor families across the Valley, it’s time to buy pencils, backpacks and laptops
It's Already Back-To-School Time For Many Arizona Kids And Retailers Are Cashing In
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 7 hours ago
For families across the Valley, it’s time to buy pencils, backpacks and laptops. According to market research firm, the NPD Group, the Phoenix area has some of the earliest school start dates in the country and retailers are ready to cash... Read more
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IGN
Overall Console Sales Were Down for June 2016Still doing well, just not as well... According to sales number released by th
Overall Console Sales Were Down for June 2016
IGN / Posted 4 days ago
Still doing well, just not as well... According to sales number released by the NPD Group, hardware sales declined by 42% over the same period last year. In its monthly statement, the NPD Group said "Eighth-generation hardware," meaning Xbox One,... Read more
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IGN
NPD Reports Overwatch Was June 2016's Top-Selling Gamemachine only include physical copies of the game. Digital data is gathered fro
NPD Reports Overwatch Was June 2016's Top-Selling Game
IGN / Posted 4 days ago
machine only include physical copies of the game. Digital data is gathered from PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and Steam, the NPD Group said. It also said it's reaching out to more digital content providers to "continue to build out the... Read more
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Business Wire
BURGER KING® Restaurants Launch $1 Classic Grilled Dogs Promotion for National Hot Dog DayMust mention offer to redeem. Limit 5 per transaction. Price and participation
BURGER KING® Restaurants Launch $1 Classic Grilled Dogs Promotion for National Hot Dog Day
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
Must mention offer to redeem. Limit 5 per transaction. Price and participation may vary. Recommended pricing of the Chili Cheese Dog is $1.29. 1 Source: The NPD Group/Fall 2015 ReCount® (excludes quick service retail) About the BURGER KING®... Read more
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New York Post
Unrest in America fires up the pizza delivery businessincreasing over the past several years by 4 percent as the number of delivery s
Unrest in America fires up the pizza delivery business
New York Post / Posted 4 days ago
increasing over the past several years by 4 percent as the number of delivery services like UberEats grows, according to the NPD Group. “People say they use delivery services because they don’t want to go out,” said Bonnie Riggs, a restaurant... Read more
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Market Watch
4 costly mistakes parents make during back-school shoppingschools now provide students with a list of supplies to purchase before the sch
4 costly mistakes parents make during back-school shopping
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
schools now provide students with a list of supplies to purchase before the school year begins, according to research firm The NPD Group. And while these lists can be helpful, “don’t assume your student needs absolutely everything on the list for... Read more
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CNBC
This industry launched 100 products last year, but a top seller is 94 years oldmanufacturers are stuck in an expensive marketing cycle that rarely turns brand
This industry launched 100 products last year, but a top seller is 94 years old
CNBC / Posted 5 days ago
manufacturers are stuck in an expensive marketing cycle that rarely turns brands into new best-sellers," said A.T. Kearney partner Hana Ben-Shabat, who co-authored the report. The firm's research analyzed sales data... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Smaller Plates, Smokey Drinks On More Menussure you hire people who have the personality and the flair and not just the mi
Smaller Plates, Smokey Drinks On More Menus
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 6 days ago
sure you hire people who have the personality and the flair and not just the mixology background.” A survey last year by the NPD Group found that nearly 30 percent surveyed said they choose to visit a restaurant because they know they can get a... Read more
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The Columbian
Board, card games make comebackand puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11 percen
Board, card games make comeback
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11 percent to $1.6 billion, according to the NPD Group. That streak continued into the first four months of 2016, with game sales jumping 24 percent — four times the... Read more
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TribLIVE
For board games, a quiet resurgenceand puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11 percen
For board games, a quiet resurgence
TribLIVE / Posted 8 days ago
and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11 percent to $1.6 billion, according to the NPD Group. That streak continued into the first four months of 2016, with game sales jumping 24 percent — four times the... Read more
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Gamasutra
2K Announces WWE® 2K17 Collector’s Edition Celebrating WWE NXT®Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . *Accordin
2K Announces WWE® 2K17 Collector’s Edition Celebrating WWE NXT®
Gamasutra / Posted 11 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 May 2016. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Happy Birthday to me! Why are we spending so much on kids' parties?on children's party party costs are hard to find. Two major research groups tha
Happy Birthday to me! Why are we spending so much on kids' parties?
The Arizona Republic / Posted 17 days ago
on children's party party costs are hard to find. Two major research groups that track many areas of consumer spending — the NPD Group and the National Retail Federation — don't keep statistics on birthday-party expenses. But there is much... Read more
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Newsmax
Consumers Dining Out Less and Buying Fewer New Cars May Be Omensand auto sales, two areas of strength during much of the economic recovery, cam
Consumers Dining Out Less and Buying Fewer New Cars May Be Omens
Newsmax / Posted 18 days ago
and auto sales, two areas of strength during much of the economic recovery, came in soft recently. (1) Empty tables. The NPD Group recently reported that visits to fast-food restaurants were flat in March, April, and May, down from a... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Clearista Is The CIA's Favorite Skin Care Productreached in terms of clinical results. And consumers are noticing, explained Ka
Why Clearista Is The CIA's Favorite Skin Care Product
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 20 days ago
reached in terms of clinical results. And consumers are noticing, explained Karen Grant, global beauty industry analyst of the NPD Group. "Today, brands offering the efficacy of scientific research and those offering the safety of natural (or a... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Wireless Generation: Why Sports Bras & Bralettes Are Disrupting Women's Underwearthat today’s youth have overthrown the yoke of body-poking wire bras for seamle
Wireless Generation: Why Sports Bras & Bralettes Are Disrupting Women's Underwear
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 23 days ago
that today’s youth have overthrown the yoke of body-poking wire bras for seamless and activewear alternatives. According to The NPD Group, 41 percent of millennials say they wore a sports bra in the past seven days (compared to just 21 percent of... Read more
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News.com.au
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ployMicrosoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones,
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ploy
News.com.au / Posted 23 days ago
Microsoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones, according to Stephen Baker, an analyst at the NPD Group. “Microsoft really has no choice but to push hard on Windows 10. [They are] facing a future with very little... Read more
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Perth Now
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ployMicrosoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones,
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ploy
Perth Now / Posted 23 days ago
Microsoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones, according to Stephen Baker, an analyst at the NPD Group. “Microsoft really has no choice but to push hard on Windows 10. [They are] facing a future with very little... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ployMicrosoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones,
Microsoft’s sneaky Windows 10 ploy
Daily Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
Microsoft has to be a bit pushy because consumers are not buying their phones, according to Stephen Baker, an analyst at the NPD Group. “Microsoft really has no choice but to push hard on Windows 10. [They are] facing a future with very little... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soonby embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” w
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soon
Connecticut Post / Posted 24 days ago
by embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” wrote Liam Callahan, industry analyst for The NPD Group, in an email to Entrepreneur. “Nintendo has always been a company willing to take risks. Regarding their recent... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soonby embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” w
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soon
Greenwich Time / Posted 24 days ago
by embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” wrote Liam Callahan, industry analyst for The NPD Group, in an email to Entrepreneur. “Nintendo has always been a company willing to take risks. Regarding their recent... Read more
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The News-Times
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soonby embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” w
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soon
The News-Times / Posted 24 days ago
by embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” wrote Liam Callahan, industry analyst for The NPD Group, in an email to Entrepreneur. “Nintendo has always been a company willing to take risks. Regarding their recent... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soonby embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” w
Why You Won't Be Playing Super Mario Bros. in VR Anytime Soon
Stamford Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
by embracing new motion control technology with the introduction of the Wii,” wrote Liam Callahan, industry analyst for The NPD Group, in an email to Entrepreneur. “Nintendo has always been a company willing to take risks. Regarding their recent... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
This isn't Candy Land: Exploding Kittens and others are reviving board and card gamesobsolete. Games and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, c
This isn't Candy Land: Exploding Kittens and others are reviving board and card games
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
obsolete. Games and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11% to $1.6 billion, according to the NPD Group. That streak continued into the first four months of 2016, with game sales jumping 24% -- four times the pace... Read more
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New York Post
Mayonnaise pulls up a chair at restaurant tables12-month period ending April 30 — after rising 18 percent the previous year, wh
Mayonnaise pulls up a chair at restaurant tables
New York Post / Posted 26 days ago
12-month period ending April 30 — after rising 18 percent the previous year, when these new products came out, according to the NPD Group. By comparison, ketchup shipments rose 4.3 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively, over the same periods.... Read more
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The Examiner
Andrew Warlen: A healthy way to start the dayAccording to a study conducted by the market research company, The NPD Group, I
Andrew Warlen: A healthy way to start the day
The Examiner / Posted 27 days ago
According to a study conducted by the market research company, The NPD Group, Inc., 10 percent of Americans always skip breakfast and more than half of Americans skip breakfast at least once a week. We have all heard that breakfast is the most... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Why are North Texas teens hanging out in hammocks?sales havedoubled since 2013, jumping from around $26 million to $53 million in
Why are North Texas teens hanging out in hammocks?
Dallas Morning News / Posted 28 days ago
sales havedoubled since 2013, jumping from around $26 million to $53 million in 2015, according to research done by the NPD Group. Some brands, like Eagle Nest Outfitters and Kammok, are so popular that users have coined the terms “enoing”... Read more
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Fortune
Americans Are Dining Out Less as Economy Coolsis also grappling with higher wage costs. The Wall Street Journal got an early
Americans Are Dining Out Less as Economy Cools
Fortune / Posted 28 days ago
is also grappling with higher wage costs. The Wall Street Journal got an early peak at some figures from research firm The NPD Group and they don’t paint a pretty picture. Visits to fast-food restaurants – which comprise of 80% of the industry... Read more
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Business Wire
“Welcome to Suplex City” – 2K Announces Brock Lesnar® as WWE® 2K17 Cover SuperstarSoftware, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.
“Welcome to Suplex City” – 2K Announces Brock Lesnar® as WWE® 2K17 Cover Superstar
Business Wire / Posted 28 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 May 2016. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking... Read more
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Business Insider
People are spending less at restaurants — and it's ominous news for the economyeconomy. Restaurant sales are virtually flat, and they're expected to remain w
People are spending less at restaurants — and it's ominous news for the economy
Business Insider / Posted 29 days ago
economy. Restaurant sales are virtually flat, and they're expected to remain weak for the rest of the year, according to The NPD Group, an industry research firm. Weak growth in the restaurant industry is a warning sign for the entire economy,... Read more
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Business Wire
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2K and Firaxis Games Partner with GlassLab Inc., to Bring CivilizationEDU to High Schools Throughout North America in 2017Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com. *
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 2K and Firaxis Games Partner with GlassLab Inc., to Bring CivilizationEDU to High Schools Throughout North America in 2017
Business Wire / Posted 1 months 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 May 2016. About Firaxis Games Firaxis Games™ is one of the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
This isn't Candy Land: Exploding Kittens and others are reviving board and card gamescreator Games and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, cli
This isn't Candy Land: Exploding Kittens and others are reviving board and card games
Los Angeles Times / Posted 1 months ago
creator Games and puzzles were the fastest-growing toy category last year, climbing 11% to $1.6 billion, according to the NPD Group. That streak continued into the first four months of 2016, with game sales jumping 24% -- four times the pace... Read more

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