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August 2018

Has 24-hour cafe culture reached the UK?

Inapub

London has seen nighttime visits increase 38 percent in the past two years to 257 million in the year ending May 2018, reports The NPD Group.

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July 2018

Vegan beauty products for a growing category

Stylist

NPD data show that vegan beauty products grew by 38% in a 12-month period.

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June 2018

Is another recession approaching?

The Morning Advertiser

The NPD Group reports that the pattern of decreasing foodservice visits seen recently in Britain was last seen at the beginning of the 2007/2008 recession.

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May 2018

Make-up sales down as "glass skin" trend picks up

Professional Beauty

Sales of make-up in the UK fell 2% in Q1 2018, while sales of prestige skincare rose 6%, according to The NPD Group.

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April 2018

Vegan Beauty 101

Evening Standard

The Evening Standard offers a rundown of vegan beauty brands, quoting NPD data that sales of vegan beauty products are up 38 percent in the U.K. in the past year. 

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April 2018

Over-50s present opportunity as foodservice visits from Millennials fall

British Baker

As visits from 25- to 34-year-olds fall, The NPD Group reports that visits from the over-50 age group will increase by 130 million by 2022.

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March 2018

Lego profits and revenue down

BBC

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March 2018

Restaurants added to list of struggling high street vendors

The Economist

In 2007's flat restaurant market, home delivery still grew 11%, according Cyril Lavenant, director of the NPD Group, a market-research firm. 

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March 2018

Luxury products worth the splurge

Hello!

The prestige fragrance market was valued at £1 billion in 2017, according to The NPD Group, a global market research firm, and interest in luxury cosmetics and scents is growing.

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January 2018

Simpler, clean, and Japanese: The trends shaping beauty in 2018

Vogue

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January 2018

Apps disrupting habitual eating-out patterns

Hospitality & Catering News

Almost one-fourth of British foodservice visits are guided by habitual behavior, a trend that is both growing and being disrupted by technology.

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December 2017

Eating out 2018: The five big trends

Foodservice Equipment Journal

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November 2017

Burgers and delivery spurring foodservice growth

The Caterer

The NPD Group forecasts an additional 83 million visits in 2018, up 0.7% year over year, and 93 million in 2019, up 0.8% year over year.

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November 2017

Athleisure skincare gaining traction

Professional Beauty

Prestige beauty sales doubled in the first half of 2017, to £60m, with growth coming from products with long-wearing and oil-controlling properties, reports The NPD Group.

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October 2017

Millennials buying into brand versions of "adulting"

New Statesman

Since 2012, there has been a 65 per cent growth in adults buying children’s toys, according to the retail analysts NPD Group.

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June 2017

Foodservice trade feels Brexit's sting

Retail Times

Data from The NPD Group shows that both full service and fast service restaurants are slowing one year after the Brexit referendum.

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January 2017

U.K. toy sales hit £3.5 billion in 2016

The U.K. toy market ranked as fourth largest in the world in 2016, though Brexit adds uncertainty to future performance, reports The International Business Times based on NPD research.

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December 2016

Toys and social media

NPD toy analyst Frederique Tutt talks to The Times about the importance of social media in selling toys.

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