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2009-04-29 08:00:00

Everything Channel Partners with The NPD Group for Awards Program Research BOCA RATON, Fla., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RetailVision, produced by Everything Channel, today announced the winners of the Best Selling Retail/E-tail Products Awards, which took place at RetailVision Spring 2009, April 27-30 at the Boca Raton Resort. Everything Channel partnered with The NPD Group, the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information, for the award program...

2009-04-28 07:00:00

RetailVision/The NPD Group Honors Targus in Its Best Sellers Product of the Year Awards As a Top-Selling Vendor ANAHEIM, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Targus(R) Inc., maker of the world's top-selling notebook computer cases and accessories, announced today it is a two-time recipient of a RetailVision/The NPD Group Best Sellers Product of the Year Award. Targus was recognized as a top seller in retail sales in the Portable Accessories and Laptop Case categories. The awards are determined...

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2009-04-17 13:20:00

Due to the recession and various other concerns, U.S. video game sales slumped more than expected in March and were flat in the first quarter when compared with a year earlier, the Associated Press reported. Market researcher NPD Group showed that March sales of hardware, software and accessories fell 17 percent to $1.43 billion when compared with the same month a year earlier. Sales were flat at $4.25 billion for the entire first quarter. Analysts were fully expecting game sales to slump,...

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2009-03-20 11:30:00

The US video game industry appears to remain resilient in the face of the recession, as it reported a 10 percent increase in game sales and an 11 percent rise in hardware sales during February, according to research group NPD on Thursday. Overall, US video game sales reached $1.47 billion last month. Game software sales rose to $733.5 million and hardware sales jumped $532.7 million, NPD said. Nintendo Co.'s Wii console led the pack with 753,000 units sold. Its Wii Fit exercise video game...

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2009-03-17 16:35:17

NPD Group  reported on Tuesday that more Americans bought digital music last year while the number purchasing compact discs declined sharply. In NPD's annual Digital Music Study of U.S. consumers, it said the number of U.S. Web users who bought digital music increased by over eight million in 2008, compared to 36 million in the previous year. It said that meanwhile, there were nearly 17 million fewer buyers of CDs in the United States last year compared to the previous year. Purchases of...

2009-03-12 15:00:00

The Leading Event for the Retail Channel Teams with a Leader in Market Research to Deliver an Industry Defining Awards Program FRAMINGHAM, Mass., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RetailVision, produced by Everything Channel, today announced their partnership with The NPD Group, the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research information. The information and industry expertise provided by The NPD Group will be used to determine this year's winners at "The Best Selling...

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2009-03-11 10:10:00

Online videogames increased from 19 percent of the gaming market in early 2008 to 25 percent this year, according to market research firm NPD. Online gamers aged 13-17 increased from 17 percent to 22 percent, but the percent dropped slightly among gamers ages 35-54. "Online gaming is enjoyed by a diverse group of players," said Anita Frazier, industry analyst with NPD. "The sheer variety of content and ease of access makes online gaming attractive to a much larger demographic than what we...

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2009-02-27 14:25:00

While T-Mobile Sidekicks aren't the top selling mobile phone in the US, they may be the most stolen ones. According to the AP, more than 300 Sidekicks were reported stolen in Boston in 2008. Those thefts alone accounted for 14 percent of all robberies in the city. In New York City, subway robberies increased by 59 percent, with cell phone thefts accounting for much of that growth. The Sidekick isn't stolen because it's a top-selling item. It has never reached the top five selling list of...

2009-02-14 13:25:11

The U.S. economic recession has not slowed the video game industry, which higher sales last month compared with the year-ago period, the NPD Group says. The market research company, based in Port Washington, N.Y., said video game companies posted $1.33 billion in revenue in January, representing a 13 percent revenue increase compared with January 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday. The net earnings of those video game companies were not reported. Even in these tough economic...

2009-02-09 05:30:00

Roxio Applications Continue to Top Category and Find Success at Wholesale Clubs and Mass Merchants NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sonic Solutions(R) (Nasdaq: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today announced its Roxio(R)-branded consumer applications were number one in U.S. retail in 2008. According to NPD Group figures, which track retail sell-through in North America, Roxio applications increased their market share over the previous year and lead the category...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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