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NPD: Housewares, Tabletop Makers Must Be More Enticing

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Increased consumer demand and positive November sales of housewares may help offset earlier, lackluster sales in the category this year, according to The NPD Group. November 2014 unit sales and dollar sales were both up 3 percent compared to last year, the market research firm said. The preponderance of deals, coupled with theMore »

Last updated: December 22, 2014

NPD Predicts Delayed Start to Holiday Shopping Season

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-More consumers plan to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start their holiday shopping, leading to a delayed start to the shopping season, according to a survey by The NPD Group. According to the 2014 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey conducted in September, 16 percent of consumers had already started their holiday shopping, versus 15More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

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: In Textiles, Biz is on the Table

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Table linens were a bright spot among a home fashions market that declined 2 percent for the year that ended in January, compared to the same period a year ago, according to NPD Group. Table linen dollar sales grew 14 percent in the year, bed covers 4 percent, sheets and pillowcases 2 percentMore »

Last updated: March 25, 2014

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

Weddings Mean Small-Appliances Sales, Says NPD

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-U.S. consumers spent $112 million on small appliances as gifts for engagements, bridal showers and weddings from June 2012 to May 2013, according to new research by The NPD Group. The average price paid for these gifts was 39 percent higher than the average price for gifts for non-wedding-related occasions. NPD added thatMore »

Last updated: July 1, 2013