NPD: One Third Of Holiday Shoppers Seek Home Goods

As consumers hit the stores and e-commerce outlets during the upcoming holiday season, one in three shoppers is expected to purchase products for the home, according to The NPD Group’s 2018 Holiday Purchase Intentions survey.

NPD: Late November Shoppers Focus On Savings

The week before Thanksgiving brought slower sales growth for some product categories covered by The NPD Group, and steeper declines for others, resulting in a slight overall decrease in the third week of November versus the week in 2016, according to the market research firm.

Look To Consumers For The Answers

The September 25, 2017, issue of HomeWorld Business is paired with the 19th annual HomeWorld Forecast, our exclusive consumer survey of housewares shopping preferences and expectations.

NPD: Walmart, McDonald’s, Target Top Shopped-At List

A newly released study from The NPD Group’s Checkout Tracking shows that some of the biggest names in retailing and food service have become thoroughly woven into American life, reaching a high percentage of buyers at least once a year with Walmart, McDonald’s and Target on top. More than 80% of consumers in the United States shopped at those retailers in 2016.

NPD Sees Modest Housewares Growth In 2017

Despite a challenging retail environment that continues to see traditional brick-and-mortar retailers consolidate their store operations, The NPD Group is forecasting a modest sales increase for the housewares segment in 2017.

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