NPD Group: Basketball Shoe Sales Surge 21%

NPD Group

Sales of basketball shoes rose 21%, beating athletic footwear growth of only 4%.

NPD Group: 2013 Menswear Sales Outpaced Women’s

NPD Group

Menswear grew 5% at retail last year, while women’s wear grew 4%.

NPD Group: “Tricky” Holiday Season Looms for Retailers

NPD Group

Shoppers intend to spend more or the same as last year for the holidays, but retailers face a “tricky” season, according to a new survey.

NPD Group Acquires Leisure Trends

NPD Group

NPD Group has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based Leisure Trends, a market research firm focused on the sports and recreation business.

NPD: Tailored Tops Growth in Apparel Sales

NPD Group

NPD’s research says there was double-digit growth in tailored clothing in the first half of the year compared to the same time last year.

Online athletic footwear sales in 21% surge

NPD Group

E-commerce sales of athletic footwear in the US hit an estimated $5bn in the year to April, up 21%.

NPD Group: Men are taking more fashion risks

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Men are taking more risks in their apparel purchases, with the market moving up 1% to $57 billion last year, according to new research.

NPD Group: Basketball shoe category growing

New research says basketball footwear has become one of the fastest growing athletic footwear categories in the US.

NPD Group: Children’s leads athletic footwear growth

NPD Group

Children’s is the fastest-growing segment of the US athletic footwear market, with sales up 12% by value in 2012, according to industry analyst The NPD Group.

Neckwear Notes: Ties by the numbers

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How much did the neckwear business contract since its 1995 peak and has it stopped shrinking? Harry Sheff looks into what few numbers are available.