NPD: Stay-At-Home Lifestyles Driving Holiday Gains

The NPD Group’s Future of Home report predicts 15% year-over-year dollar growth for the home products sector during the fourth quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new habits it is prompting homebound shoppers to develop, continue to reorder the marketplace.

NPD: Guilt, Need Critical To Holiday Buying Trends

Consumers will look to splurge on their own needs and address the guilt of missing in-person celebrations this holiday season as they engage in their annual spending, according to The NPD Group annual holiday purchase intentions study.

NPD: Bread-Centric Cookbook Sales On The Rise

According to the NPD Group, print unit sales for bread cookbooks in the U.S. grew 145% year over year, for the nine months ending September 2020, echoing the shift in cooking and eating habits that took place during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pivoting To A More Responsive Retailer Ranking

First-half retail financials confirm sudden shifts in retailer market share during the pandemic. The results also confirm an unprecedented, yet necessary, pivot by the HomeWorld Business team in the development of its annual ranking of top housewares retailers.

IHA Sets COVID-19 Webinar Series

The International Housewares Association, HomeWorld Business and NPD Group are collaborating on a series of webinars to deliver critical information for the home and housewares industry during this unprecedented time. The three sessions are free to attend.

NPD: Black Friday Still Dynamic

Black Friday remains a meaningful date even as retailers stretch out the promotion to as long as a week. About 17% of consumers responding to The NPD Group’s 2019 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey said they plan to wait to start their holiday shopping on Black Friday itself.

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