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2014-09-30 23:14:50

The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, reports total back-to-school season (9 weeks ending September 6, 2014) spending levels on traditional supplies increased 2 percent versus 2013, with e-commerce acting as a key catalyst at more than 20 percent growth during the same time period. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Most back-to-school shopping occurs at retail brick-and-mortar stores (88 percent), but 2014 online sales claimed an estimated $33 million...

2014-09-30 23:12:14

Demand for larger 9-inch and larger tablet PCs will overtake smaller sizes by 2018. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Global tablet PC demand is slowing and shipments are only forecast to grow 2 percent year-over-year in 2014. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, 254 million tablet PC units will ship in 2014, which is less than the 14 percent growth NPD DisplaySearch previously forecast. Driven mainly by replacement cycles, tablet PC demand will...

2014-08-21 23:06:59

According to preliminary results from the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, notebook PC shipments reached 45.1 million units, which is an increase of 1 percent over the previous year. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 After seven consecutive quarters of shipment declines, the global notebook PC market improved in the second quarter (Q2) of 2014. According to preliminary results from the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast...

2014-08-14 23:03:58

As the tablet PC market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is weakening. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 As the tablet PC market matures and growth slows, the dominance of market leaders Apple and Samsung is also weakening. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Tablet PC Panel Shipment & Value Chain Report, total tablet PC display shipments declined 10 percent between the first half (1H) of 2013 and 2014, while combined...

2014-07-09 23:05:44

Demand for 8 to 11-inch tablet PCs will overtake smaller sizes by 2018. Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report, shipments of notebook PCs in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 were better than expected, due to the commercial PC refresh cycle and Windows XP migration; however, shipments of tablet PCs, at 56 million units, declined year-over-year for the first time. Many brands reported weak tablet PC...

2014-06-03 23:06:07

Brazil boasts strongest country-level growth performance in first quarter; China’s big screen mix surges, as growth slows Santa Clara, Calif. (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 LCD TV shipments in Brazil surged 51 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014 compared to a year ago, while plasma TV shipments grew more than 200 percent, as retailers stocked up ahead of anticipated TV demand for the World Cup tournament in Brazil this year. Total TV shipments to Brazil reached 3.3 million units in the...

2014-05-21 23:04:42

UV Movie Viewership on TVs Surges 43 Percent Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Well over half of the 16 million UltraViolet (UV) users in the U.S. are now viewing their content on a TV. TVs with an integrated Internet-connection and connected Blu-ray players are among the favored platforms for this activity, according to Wave 2 of The NPD Group’s exclusive UltraViolet report. The report found that as of February 2014, 61 percent of the U.S. UV user population has watched a...

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...


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