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Back fat, tattoos and thicker waists are among the new features on mannequins

...matter when shoppers make buying decisions. Forty-two percent of customers recently polled by market research firm NPD Group Inc. say something on a mannequin influences whether they buy it. In fact, mannequins ranked just behind friends and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-28/back-fat-tattoos-and-thick
Techbits: Gadget sales, Broadband Emmys and more

...on gadgets for mom this year than they did last year, approaching the same levels for dad, market researcher The NPD Group Inc. found in a comparison of electronics sales from the weeks preceding Mother's Day and Father's Day. Specifically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/10/liv_87995.shtml
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Pocket change

...than they did in 1999, according to a survey conducted by the Port Washington, N.Y., market research firm The NPD Group Inc. Of college students buying items online, 38 percent said they plan to order textbooks, 39 percent plan to buy clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/17/bus_296404.shtml
Business
Apparel retailers and manufacturers chase after hassle-free apparel

...are going to see the lowest of the low to the highest of the high," said Marshal Cohen, senior industry analyst at NPD Group Inc., a market research company in Port Washington, N.Y. Cohen estimates that about 25 percent of apparel is now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/05/liv_417921.shtml
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Celebrity-run companies target teens

...spanning cosmetics to clothing and rugs. "Success breeds competition," said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at NPD Group Inc., a market research firm in Port Washington, N.Y. The mary-kateandashley brand has been an eye opener, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/11/bus_88436.shtml
Business
High-end retail woos male shoppers with pizza, beer

...estimated $49 billion in apparel this year, a 5 percent rise from last year, said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at NPD Group Inc., a market research company based in Port Washington, N.Y. Men now buy 70 percent of their own clothing, up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/19/bus_33935.shtml
Business
Retailers hope discounts will boost fourth-quarter

...2007 in its stores. Merchants "are going to use all 31 days in December," said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at NPD Group Inc., a market research company in Port Washington, N.Y. The post-Christmas season has become more important with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/26/bus_109935.shtml
Business
Boot makers offer men's sandals

...2006, and another 13.4 percent from February last year through this January, according to data compiled by the NPD Group Inc., a market research company in Port Washington, N.Y. Seeing an opportunity, the latest companies to get into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/22/liv_125481.shtml
Life & style
TVs are hot sellers this holiday season

...unit sales are up 15 percent this year through October, according to the latest data available from research firm NPD Group Inc. That compares with a 2 percent rise during the same period in 2010. Meanwhile, prices have dropped 7 percent to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-12-01/tvs-are-hot-sellers-holida
Retailers hunt post-holiday sales with slashed prices

...they're redeemed. "Retailers have recognized that December has 31 days," said Marshal Cohen, chief analyst at NPD Group Inc., a market research firm based in Port Washington, N.Y. In fact, in an effort to prop up profits, a growing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/27/liv_36123.shtml
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