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Phones, cash top teen loves

...1 thing is the cellphone ? it's not even close," Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, says of what teenagers want.Gift-givers can then build on what the child already has."If I got you a new phone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-12-06/phones-cash-top-teen-loves
Sales of gigantic TVs are on the rise

...percent, and the average price of a 50-inch TV is down $75 from two years ago to $573, according to research firm NPD Group."TVs are more affordable than they've ever been, so a 'super sized' TV today is still far less ex pensive than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-01/sales-gigantic-tvs-are-ris
Jeans face an uncertain future amid yoga wear rage

...jeans in the U.S. fell 6 percent to $16 billion during the year that ended in June, according to market research firm NPD Group, while sales of yoga pants and other "active wear" climbed 7 percent to $33.6 billion.And Levi Strauss, which invented...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/fashion/2014-09-13/jeans-face-uncertain-future
New York supermarket combines gym with groceries

...in the store," Farrell said. "It's definitely a win for us, but that wasn't the goal."Harry Balzer of the NPD Group, a Chicago-based consumer marketing research firm, thinks it's a pretty good idea."All of us eat and 63 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-05-28/new-york-supermarket-combines-gym-g
Weak electronics sales pressure Best Buy, Sears

...stagnant. Sales haven't budged from about $145 billion in three of the last four years, according to research firm NPD Group.Part of the problem is consumers are holding out for smartphone and tablet computer launches this fall. Apple and Samsung...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/weak-electronics-sales-pre
Men's Wearhouse buys competitor Jos. A Bank for $1.8 billion

...has been relatively healthy. It's been up 4 percent over the past three years, according to market research firm NPD Group, fueled in part by tight-fitting suits that have attracted young males.The companies also have complementary businesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-11/mens-wearhouse-buys-compet
Best Buy holiday sales fall, shares skid

...an overall decline in the consumer electronics market that no one was expecting. Indeed, according to research firm NPD Group, consumer electronics sales fell 2.4 percent to $22.9 billion during the 9-week holiday period.As a result, total...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-16/best-buy-holiday-sales-fal
Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions remain

...consumers get the idea of smartwatches," says Russ Crupnick, senior vice president of industry analysis at research firm NPD Group. In a survey, the group found that the feature U.S. consumers most desire in a smartwatch is the ability to make...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-08/gadget-show-awash-wearable
Online shopping grows, with some growing pains

...complete shopping earlier completed shopping later," said Marshal Cohen, the chief retail analyst at market research firm NPD Group.The late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some packages by Christmas because of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-26/online-shopping-grows-some
Wal-Mart, Wild Oats team up to offer cheaper line of organic foods

...Inc. couldn't be immediately reached for comment. But Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at market research firm NPD Group, says that he expects Whole Foods and other retailers to react with lower prices.According to the Washington-based...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-10/wal-mart-wild-oats-team-of