NPD Group Acquires Leisure Trends

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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

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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.

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

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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.

NPD Group: Half of shoppers yet to start their holiday spending

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Half of all US holiday shoppers have yet to begin spending, new research suggests, giving retailers time to get customers spending in their stores.

Lightweight running shoes winning the sales race

Sales of lightweight athletic shoes have accounted for nearly 60% of the annual gain in running shoe sales in the US, with demand driven by casual wearers, according to new figures.
The latest data from market research company The NPD Group shows the m…

NPD Group: Apparel market up 4% in 2011

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The US apparel market staged a marked recovery in 2011, rising by 4% to $199 billion, according to market research company NPD Group.

NPD Group: Value mindset continues to drive apparel sales

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Retailers who can offer value, trusted brands and versatile products will be the winners in the upcoming back-to-school season, according to new research that looks at where consumers shop for apparel and the channels benefiting from the new ‘value-cen…