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2014-01-21 23:01:19

According to retail sales data from global information company, The NPD Group, 2013 U.S. retail dollar sales of toys experienced a decline of 1 percent when compared to 2012*. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Retail sales do appear to be impacted by 2013’s shorter holiday shopping season. While the weeks of Black Friday and Cyber Monday saw respective sales increases of 4 percent and 24 percent (compared to the same time periods in 2012), the remaining weeks...

2013-09-16 23:00:18

The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. NPD was recognized for its DecisionKey® Web-based business intelligence tool. PORT WASHINGTON, NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, today announced that it made this year’s InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. NPD was...

2013-09-11 08:34:42

Eighth-annual U.S. awards spotlight how strong distribution partnerships optimize sales and market reach MAHWAH, N.J., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that it is a recipient of one of the technology industry's most prestigious honors - a U.S. "Rising Star" award presented by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC). The GTDC Rising Star awards recognize tech...

2013-07-25 23:19:58

The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, reports sales of makeup and skincare with SPF reached $1.1 billion in US prestige department stores from June 2012 – May 2013, a 24 percent increase from three years ago. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 “Whether it is health concerns, or a more superficial fear of looking older, the intensified focus on sun protection from the beauty and health care industries is having a real impact on consumers, and the market,”...

2013-06-25 23:04:50

Conferences in Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, and San Jose will provide new research, insight, and long-term forecasts for the solar photovoltaic industry. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 NPD Solarbuzz today announced the company’s schedule of regional photovoltaic (PV) conferences in Korea, China, Taiwan, and the US. The four conferences will focus on the most pressing issues affecting companies seeking to participate in, influence, and benefit from the global solar PV industry. “We...

2013-05-06 23:19:17

The mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.6 million units shipped in 2012 to 762.7 million globally by 2017, driven by touch-enabled form factors, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The mobile PC market is expected to increase from 367.6 million units shipped in 2012 to 762.7 million globally by 2017, driven by touch-enabled form factors, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile...

2013-04-16 23:03:00

Demand for LED lighting is growing rapidly thanks to significant expansion in manufacturing capacity, falling prices, environmental concerns, and government incentives. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 Demand for LED lighting is growing rapidly thanks to significant expansion in manufacturing capacity, falling prices, environmental concerns, and government incentives. According to the NPD DisplaySearch LED Lighting Market and Forecast Report, this new opportunity for LED lighting...

2013-03-21 23:04:09

2012 LCD TV Units Decline 1% Y/Y, While Plasma TV Shipments Fall 23% Y/Y Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) March 21, 2013 Annual global LCD TV shipments declined for the first time ever in 2012, down 1% to 203 million, according to the latest findings published in the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. Q4 was the only quarter to see any growth, rising 0.6%, but it was not enough to offset declines from the first three quarters. The preliminary outlook...

2013-01-04 12:22:25

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers skewed their consumer electronics shopping to the first few weeks of the holiday season, according to global information company The NPD Group. U.S. consumer electronics sales* were strongest at the beginning of the holiday season and declined through the remainder of the five week holiday period (November 18 - December 22, 2012) according to NPD's Weekly Tracking Service**. Forty-six percent of sales took place in the first two...

2012-09-12 23:03:43

Post-Installation Service Contracts Adding Thousands of New Sales Prospects in the Near Term Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Previously over-looked opportunities are now emerging for photovoltaic (PV) systems providers within the United States by addressing the growing requirement for post-installation service contracts across multiple installation sites, such as municipalities and school districts, according to new findings within the NPD Solarbuzz United States Deal...