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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 yesterday
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 yesterday
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 2 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 3 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 3 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 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 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 4 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 7 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. 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 7 days 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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The Arizona Republic
Who makes the best pizza when you're in a rush?bottom line. Pizza orders at convenience stores grew by more than 20 percent fr
Who makes the best pizza when you're in a rush?
The Arizona Republic / Posted 9 days ago
bottom line. Pizza orders at convenience stores grew by more than 20 percent from February 2014 to February 2015, reported The NPD Group, a market-research company. Food-court pizzas hold the flag of the "grocerant," a grocer-and-restaurant hybrid... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Curry didn't finish how he wanted but his Under Armour shoes came out aheadsocial media, "but you have to put the lampooning in perspective," said Matt Po
Curry didn't finish how he wanted but his Under Armour shoes came out ahead
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
social media, "but you have to put the lampooning in perspective," said Matt Powell, global sports industry analyst for The NPD Group in New York. "The echo chamber of the Internet makes things seem larger than they are." Powell predicted the... Read more
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Business Insider
How a Chinese power couple created a fast-food chain that's 3 times more profitable than In-N-Outin the near future. Wall Street typically applauds belt tightening, but Bonnie
How a Chinese power couple created a fast-food chain that's 3 times more profitable than In-N-Out
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
in the near future. Wall Street typically applauds belt tightening, but Bonnie Riggs-who, as senior restaurant analyst for the NPD Group, conducts market research on behalf of McDonald's and other major corporate players-believes there may be a... Read more
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Philly.com
Petite shoppers finding fewer options on the rackshalf of American women wear larger than a size 14, and a third wear larger than
Petite shoppers finding fewer options on the racks
Philly.com / Posted 13 days ago
half of American women wear larger than a size 14, and a third wear larger than a size 16, according to a 2015 study by the NPD Group Inc., a global research firm. The petite market has been falling. Total sales of petites fell 1.2 percent to... Read more
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Boulder Daily Camera
Montana entrepreneur throwing his hat into Boulder's fast-casual food scene with a Brazilian entreethe testing ground for fast-casual restaurants and has one of the strongest fas
Montana entrepreneur throwing his hat into Boulder's fast-casual food scene with a Brazilian entree
Boulder Daily Camera / Posted 14 days ago
the testing ground for fast-casual restaurants and has one of the strongest fast casual markets in the U.S.," Snyder said. The NPD Group, a market research company, defines fast-casual restaurants as "upscale quick service restaurant concepts that... Read more
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Gamasutra
Activision Blizzard Studios Expands Pioneering Skylanders Franchise Into TelevisionSKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTCORE, PORTAL OF POWE
Activision Blizzard Studios Expands Pioneering Skylanders Franchise Into Television
Gamasutra / Posted 14 days ago
SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTCORE, PORTAL OF POWER and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. ¹The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and acc... Read more
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CNBC
The rise of the 'grocerant': How millennials impact supermarket growth— are stocking shelves with prepared foods and offering in-store dining to patr
The rise of the 'grocerant': How millennials impact supermarket growth
CNBC / Posted 16 days ago
— are stocking shelves with prepared foods and offering in-store dining to patrons, according to a recent study by The NPD Group. Since 2008, in-store dining and prepared foods have grown nearly 30 percent in groceries — accounting for 2.4... Read more
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Gamasutra
CRASH BANDICOOT® IS BACK IN SKYLANDERS® IMAGINATORS AND IN REMASTERED CLASSICS!SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTCORE, PORTAL OF POWE
CRASH BANDICOOT® IS BACK IN SKYLANDERS® IMAGINATORS AND IN REMASTERED CLASSICS!
Gamasutra / Posted 16 days ago
SKYLANDERS GIANTS, SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE, SWAP FORCE, LIGHTCORE, PORTAL OF POWER and ACTIVISION are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. ¹The NPD Group, GfK Chart-track, Activision Blizzard internal estimates, including toys and acc... Read more
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CNBC
Just how powerful is the Call of Duty franchise?of 2008's "Grand Theft Auto IV" - which is the 20th best selling game of all ti
Just how powerful is the Call of Duty franchise?
CNBC / Posted 17 days ago
of 2008's "Grand Theft Auto IV" - which is the 20th best selling game of all time, per NPD.) The list put together by The NPD Groups looks at gross sales and is not inflation adjusted. The company also did not provide specific dollar or unit... Read more
17d
CNBC
The 10 best selling console video games since 1995it ignores those critics. The series claims four of the top 10 best selling co
The 10 best selling console video games since 1995
CNBC / Posted 17 days ago
it ignores those critics. The series claims four of the top 10 best selling console video games since 1995, according to The NPD Group. And it holds nine of the top 20. The list, calculated by the NPD Group, uses data that is not inflation... Read more
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ajc.com
Millennials put function over brand when selecting handbagscompanies must now use new marketing strategies to capture the millennial handb
Millennials put function over brand when selecting handbags
ajc.com / Posted 20 days ago
companies must now use new marketing strategies to capture the millennial handbag customer according to a new report by The NPD Group, a marketing research firm. NPD findings show that women 18 and over spent a total of $11.5 billion on handbags... Read more
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FOX Business
McDonald's, Wendy's Win Consumer Dollars Over RetailersBurger King, and Wendy's have sold more than 100 million additional combo meals
McDonald's, Wendy's Win Consumer Dollars Over Retailers
FOX Business / Posted 20 days ago
Burger King, and Wendy's have sold more than 100 million additional combo meals since late 2015, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm. And while deals typically account for one in four customer visits to quick service... Read more
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FOX Business
McDonald's, Wendy's Win Consumer Dollars Over RetailersBurger King, and Wendy's have sold more than 100 million additional combo meals
McDonald's, Wendy's Win Consumer Dollars Over Retailers
FOX Business / Posted 20 days ago
Burger King, and Wendy's have sold more than 100 million additional combo meals since late 2015, according to the NPD Group, a market research firm. And while deals typically account for one in four customer visits to quick service... Read more
21d
IGN
Sony Takes Top Spot for Game and Console Sales for May 2016no statement this month. Sony's console again holds the top spot in sales for
Sony Takes Top Spot for Game and Console Sales for May 2016
IGN / Posted 21 days ago
no statement this month. Sony's console again holds the top spot in sales for the month, according to numbers released by the NPD Group. PlayStation 4 was the top selling console for April 2016, and the month previous, as well. PS4 exclusive... Read more
21d
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
Stanley Cup merchandisers in "SWAT-mode" response after winshat. "They glue the logo on the team onto the hat at the last minute," said Ma
Stanley Cup merchandisers in "SWAT-mode" response after wins
WTAE-TV Pittsburgh / Posted 21 days ago
hat. "They glue the logo on the team onto the hat at the last minute," said Matt Powell, a sports industry analyst for the NPD Group Inc., a retail consulting firm in Port Washington, N.Y. "It will either have a Shark or Penguin on it, but the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Women are spending more than EVER on handbagsstart thinking about their next handbag purchase more than a month in advance,
Women are spending more than EVER on handbags
Daily Mail / Posted 22 days ago
start thinking about their next handbag purchase more than a month in advance, according to the recent study by the NPD Group and Stylitics. 'This customer starts with specific product attributes, not brand, when looking for her next... Read more
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Market Watch
Customers hate fitting rooms and clothing retailers are paying the priceexamine every item. “Make the fitting room more comfortable,” is the advice fr
Customers hate fitting rooms and clothing retailers are paying the price
Market Watch / Posted 22 days ago
examine every item. “Make the fitting room more comfortable,” is the advice from Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at The NPD Group Inc. “Make it so that there’s a reason why I want to go in there, not like I’m going into a jail cell.” A 2016... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
What’s for dinner? Meal-preparation service Fare and Square providing answerof the things that consumers always love are things that save them time,” said
What’s for dinner? Meal-preparation service Fare and Square providing answer
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 22 days ago
of the things that consumers always love are things that save them time,” said Darren Seifer, a food industry expert with the NPD Group. Fare and Square lets customers order as many meals as they like. The company cooks and packages the meals at... Read more
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Gamasutra
XCOM® 2 Coming to Consoles on September 9, 2016Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com . **Accordi
XCOM® 2 Coming to Consoles on September 9, 2016
Gamasutra / Posted 23 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 April 2016. About Firaxis Games Firaxis Games™ is one of... Read more
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Business Wire
XCOM® 2 Coming to Consoles on September 6, 2016Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com. **Accordin
XCOM® 2 Coming to Consoles on September 6, 2016
Business Wire / Posted 23 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 April 2016. About Firaxis Games Firaxis Games™ is one of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse hopes to reel in diners at new seafood restaurantat restaurants are up three percent for the year ending April 2016 compared to
Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse hopes to reel in diners at new seafood restaurant
The Morning Call / Posted 26 days ago
at restaurants are up three percent for the year ending April 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to The NPD Group/CREST, which tracks the food-service and restaurant industry. A total of 2.2 billion servings of seafood were... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Birchbox finds cute boxes filled with makeup aren't enoughIn May, she declined to say whether Birchbox had reached that goal. (The sector
Birchbox finds cute boxes filled with makeup aren't enough
Crain's New York Business / Posted 27 days ago
In May, she declined to say whether Birchbox had reached that goal. (The sector grew 7% from 2014 to 2015, according to the NPD Group, Inc., a market researcher.) Sitting in her shop, Beauchamp became animated as she described the customer she... Read more
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Swissinfo
Birchbox Finds Cute Boxes Filled With Makeup Aren't EnoughMay, she declined to say whether Birchbox had reached that goal. (The sector gr
Birchbox Finds Cute Boxes Filled With Makeup Aren't Enough
Swissinfo / Posted 27 days ago
May, she declined to say whether Birchbox had reached that goal. (The sector grew 7 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the NPD Group, Inc., a market researcher.) Sitting in her shop, Beauchamp became animated as she described the customer she... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WCNC Charlotte
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the number 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the No. 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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USA Today
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
USA Today / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the number 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 trackerthe company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnol
First look: Samsung IconX earbuds, Fit2 tracker
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 28 days ago
the company doesn't believes there's a ton of overlap in the market. Ben Arnold, executive director, industry analyst for the NPD Group, says when it comes to what we think of as smartwatches, Samsung is the number 2 brand behind Apple. “At this... Read more
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