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NPD: Sales of Women’s Grooming Products Up

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-More women’s grooming appliances, such as electric shavers and other hair-removal products, have been sold over the 12 months between July 2013 and June of this year than in the previous two years, according to new research from The NPD Group. In particular, women’s electric shavers posted a unit sales increase of 22More »

Last updated: August 6, 2014

NPD: Acrylic Stemware a Strong Performer

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Sales of acrylic wine glass sales more than doubled for the year ending in April, the strongest performance of any beverageware segment, according to market researcher The NPD Group. Old fashion, goblets, and champagne styles also grew during this time period, while sales of highballs/tumblers, the largest acrylic segment, declined. “Consumers are clearlyMore »

Last updated: June 23, 2014

NPD: U.S. Single-Serve Coffeemaker Sales Near $1 Billion

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-A study by The NPD Group said U.S. sales of single-serve coffeemakers reached $930 million last year, up 8 percent from 2012. According to the research firm’s Geo Level Retail Tracking Service, the Los Angeles market posted the largest increase in single-serve coffeemaker sales, which jumped 24 percent in that market last year.More »

Last updated: May 1, 2014

NPD: Home Soda Machine Sales Rose 30 Percent in 2013

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-U.S. retail sales of home soda machines jumped 30 percent in 2013, according to data from The NPD Group. In addition, sales of complementary products such as CO2 carbonators, bottles, mixes and syrups more than doubled overall compared to 2012. “The home soda category continues to appeal to consumers seeking convenient ways toMore »

Last updated: March 14, 2014

NPD: Sales of Non-electric Housewares on the Increase

Debra Mednick

  PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-U.S. sales of non-electric housewares edged up 0.5 percent to $5.6 billion in the 12 months ending in September 2013, according to data from The NPD Group. The slight surge in sales came after years of declines for the industry, NPD said. Debra Mednick, the research firm’s executive director and home industryMore »

Last updated: December 9, 2013

NPD Predicts Top Home Gifts for Holidays

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-The NPD Group has issued its prediction for what will be the top 10 home-product holidays gifts for this upcoming season. Finishing first is coffeemakers, ranging from traditional drip machines to espresso makers and single-serve pod machines. Second is food-processing and blending solutions, with a focus on blender/mixer/chopper systems and countertop models. ThirdMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2013

Cold-Food Appliances a Hot Market, Says NPD

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-Sales of small appliances used to create cold foods and beverages jumped 41 percent in the 12 months ending this past May, according to research from The NPD Group. Among the most notable categories, dollar sales of blender/mixer/chopper systems grew 93 percent in that time frame. Sales of ice shavers/snow-cone makers and iceMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2013

NPD: The Trends That Influence Grooming Tool Purchases

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-Personal style, celebrity influence and today’s views of what’s attractive are determining grooming trends and the purchase decisions for grooming tools, according to new research by The NPD Group. These trends “also indicate how consumers are approaching hair removal, be it on their own or with the assistance of professional services or otherMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2013