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March 2018

Lego profits and revenue down

BBC

NPD toys analyst Frederique Tutt adds context to Lego's most recent financial numbers.

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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

Sales of Korean skincare products rose 66 percent worldwide in 2017, and this interest in Asian beauty regimes may extend to Japanese products in 2018.

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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

Click & collect, staff investment, and VIP treatment are among the trends that will shape the U.K. foodservice sector in 2018.

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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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May 2017

Fidget spinners disrupting toy industry

Financial Times

The fidget spinner craze is taking the toy industry by storm, though actual market size is hard to gauge, reports the Financial Times with analysis from The NPD Group.

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May 2017

Regional cities turn to prestige beauty brands

Professional Beauty

Prestige beauty is up double digits in regional cities such as Liverpool and Birmingham, as well as in London.

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April 2017

Fish and chip shops slumping, as overall U.K. foodservice market expands

The Independent

As millennials opt for more exotic takeaway, sales at fish and chip shops have fallen more than 4 % since 2009, according to NPD research. 

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April 2017

Adults buying more toys for themselves, especially online

The Times

Millennials lead the trend, but older generations are also buying toys for their own use, reports NPD.

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March 2017

Delivery surges in U.K.

The Guardian

The delivery sector rose almost 10% to 599 million visits in the U.K. in 2016, with even pubs taking part in the growth.

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March 2017

U.K. toy market up 6.3% in 2016

Express

Toy sales exceeded £2.5 billion, driven by collectables and board games, according to data from NPD, reports Express.

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February 2017

Perfume up, celebrities down

The BBC explores NPD data showing that sales of celebrity fragrances fell 22 percent in the UK last year, even as the fragrance market grew.

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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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January 2017

Celebrity scents fall 22% in 2016

The Times examines the slump in celebrity fragrances as more traditional perfume brands boom, a trend identified by NPD.

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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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December 2016

Five foodservice industry trends for 2017

NPD director of foodservice for the U.K. Cyril Lavenant looks at key market trends for out-of-home eating in 2017 with Hospitality & Catering News.

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November 2016

Prestige beauty sales jump post-Brexit

Professional Beauty reports on NPD research into prestige beauty sales, which grew twice as fast in the post-Brexit quarter, compared to the preceding quarter.

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October 2016

Breakfast on the rise

BBC News talks to NPD director of foodservice, Cyril Lavenant, about the increasing importance of breakfast in the out-of-home eating market.

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October 2016

Brows up!

The market for eyebrow products continues to grow quickly, reports the Evening Standard, thanks to NPD research.

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September 2016

Are beauty buying habits converging in the U.K. and France?

Mathilde Lion, NPD beauty analyst, discusses the differences in buying behavior between the French and the English with Premium Beauty News.

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September 2016

App-connected toys still a small category

Toy News looks at toy trends with NPD analyst Frederique Tutt.

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September 2016

Competition rises for lunch-time crowd

NPD director of foodservice, Cyril Lavenant, talks to The Caterer about lunch-time competition, the rise of breakfast, and other out-of-home trends.

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June 2016

The quick and the good: Trends and forecasts in the QSR market

Propel Quarterly

NPD foodservice expert Maria Bertoch dives deep into the European quick-service restaurant market.

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