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The NPD Group

The NPD Group presented awards during Sweets and Snacks Expo

The NPD Group presented awards during Sweets and Snacks Expo

CHICAGO — The NPD Group announced the winners of its inaugural consumer awards during the Sweets and Snacks Expo, hosted by National Confectioners Association in Chicago, May 24-25. The awards, presented by NPD’s food and beverage practice to the winning sweets and snacks manufacturers, were based on the highest share of eatings together with needs,

U.S. prestige beauty industry sales grow by 30% in 2021, says NPD

U.S. prestige beauty industry sales grow by 30% in 2021, says NPD

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – The U.S. prestige beauty industry generated $22 billion in 2021, a 30% increase in dollar sales, versus 2020, according to The NPD Group. By category, fragrance outperformed all others in 2021 with sales up 49%, year-over-year, followed by hair products (up 47%), makeup (up 23%), and skincare (up 18%). In 2021, the

NPD says double-digit retail sales close 2020 and start 2021

NPD says double-digit retail sales close 2020 and start 2021

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — The final holiday push during the last two weeks of 2020, inching into 2021, each brought 13% year-over-year dollar sales growth, resulting in combined holiday 2020 season-to-date retail growth of 2% compared to the same 13 weeks a year ago, reports The NPD Group. NPD’s Checkout data from receipts highlights the changes in

NPD: Tech products lead back-to-school sales

NPD: Tech products lead back-to-school sales

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.  – With many students around the country going back to school remotely, the supply list is proving to be very different this back-to-school season. Sales of school supplies related categories within the office supplies industry, from pencils to spiral notebooks, are down as U.S. consumers delay these purchases. Instead they are investing

NPD forecasts U.S. office supplies industry sales to remain stable through 2022

NPD forecasts U.S. office supplies industry sales to remain stable through 2022

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Office supplies industry dollar sales in the U.S. are forecasted to remain stable through 2022, with hand cleaners and other janitorial and breakroom supplies being the main source of growth as attitudes and behaviors related to COVID-19 continue to reshape the industry, according to The NPD Group’s Future of Office Supplies report. The janitorial and

NPD: There are good signs in retail spending but still many hurdles to overcome

NPD: There are good signs in retail spending but still many hurdles to overcome

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.– As consumers settled into their sheltering at home routines, spending improved for the fourth straight week, up 7% compared to the prior week, reports The NPD Group.  Retail spending also showed flat year-over-year performance during the week ending April 25, 2020 — the first time sales didn’t decline since early March. As

The NPD Group reports on U.S. toy industry sales expectations through 2021

The NPD Group reports on U.S. toy industry sales expectations through 2021

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – After a modest decline forecast for 2019, total toy industry dollar sales in the U.S. are expected to pick up again in 2020; and this trend is expected to continue through the end of 2021, according to The NPD Group’s latest report, The Future of Toys. Supercategories expected to post growth from 2018 to