NPD Group has acquired Boulder, Colo.-based Leisure Trends, a market research firm focused on the sports and recreation business.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY—The NPD Group has new leaders for its fashion apparel business and its fashion footwear and accessories business. The market research firm said today that Amy Hyland, head of the toys business for NPD, will now lead the fashion apparel business, and Diane Nicholson, head of the beauty business, will add the fashion […]
Holiday 2010 retail sales were strong in the U.S., particularly in apparel. According to MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, consumer spending rose 5.5 percent over 2009 in November and December, and apparel was up more than 11 percent, driven by an impressive 10.5 percent boost in menswear. “If last year’s holiday story was about gaining some stability, […]
NEW YORK—A huge East Coast blizzard on the day after Christmas has slowed an otherwise vigorous return to spending during and after the 2010 holiday season. New York City’s Central Park reported 20 inches after the storm that dumped snow as fast as three inches per hour. “Retailers along the East Coast and Midwest tried […]