Roughly two-thirds of home products purchases were made in-store last year, but NPD found that consumers are increasingly looking for small appliances, home textiles, major appliances, and more online.
Driving in-store traffic and sales in a hyper-competitive world is one of the biggest challenges facing brick-and-mortar retailers today. The prevalence of online shopping and showrooming has especially affected retailers who sell consumer electronics. With so many choices, both online and in-store, savvy consumers have plenty of choice when shopping around to purchase the latest consumer electronics.
The Ultra HD/4K category has sold $688 million worth of volume so far this year, accounting for over 7 percent of total HDTV sales, according to data released this week by NPD Group.
In addition to astronomical sales of the new iPhones that arrived earlier this month, sales of accessories for the devices broke records, too. That's according to data released Friday by the NPD Group.
Six million U.S. homes added streaming media players in the past year- although penetration of the devices in Internet-enabled U.S. homes has only reached 17 percent.
That’s according to a new report, the Connected Home Report, from the NPD Group, released on Wednesday.
The number of connected TV devices connected to the Internet is expected to reach 204 million by 2017- double today's total and enough that the average Internet-connected household will have two. That's according to NPD Group numbers released Monday.
New York City’s CE Week hosted a Wearable Technology panel discussion, moderated by Lauren Indvik, editor in chief of fashionista.com, that discussed the future of wearables.
The panel predicted a bright future for the market and discussed its direction, overall coming to an agreement about where the industry is headed and what will be in store for the next generation of wearables.
New York City’s CE Week last week hosted a Wearable Technology panel discussion, moderated by Lauren Indvik, that discussed the future of wearables.
Can you watch TV and use a tablet at the same time? A majority of the tablet-owning millennial generation, it appears, very much can. The NPD Group, in a survey released Monday, said that 56 percent of people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 34 who own tablets use it for "activities related to the TV program they are watching or for other programming related activities."