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June 14, 2018

Déjà vu – as eating out of home declines, are British consumers behaving as they did in the 2007/2008 recession?
Dinner has been in decline for years, but now lunch and breakfast are falling too London, June 14th 2018 – Global information company The NPD Group says total visits in the eat-out or out-of-home (OOH....


June 6, 2018

World Cup fever kicks off in the U.K. toy market
6.6 million football-related toys and stickers sold since the beginning of 2018 London 6th June 2018: The NPD Group, a global information company, today reveals how World Cup football fever is impacti....


May 29, 2018

Is it curtains for contouring as Brit’s embrace glass skin?
Make-up sales decline as consumers opt for skincare to achieve a natural look London: 30th May 2018:  The sale of prestige skincare in the UK reported an increase of 6% whilst make-up sales declined b....


May 16, 2018

Netherlands: Europe’s Fastest Growing Toy Market
Paris, 14th May 2018 – Almost one year after the launch of its Toys Retail Tracking Service in the Netherlands, global information company The NPD Group looks back at the specifics of this dynamic....


April 26, 2018

The unstoppable rise of the takeaway delivery phenomenon means the market is now worth £4.2 billion, up 73% in a decade
NPD says delivery will grow 17% over next two years with British consumers spending nearly £5 billion annually London, April 19th 2018 – Global information company The NPD Group says there is no stopp....


April 19, 2018

‘Kidults’ appetite for toys continues to rise, growing 8% in value in 2017
‘Kidults spent £383 million on toys in 2017 accounting for 11% of the total toy sector£1 in every £9 spent on toys is adults buying toys for themselves London, 17th April 2018 – The trend for adult....


April 3, 2018

British foodservice operators stand to lose the best part of £1 billion of business as 25-to-34-year-olds curb their eating out habits
Global information company The NPD Group is predicting a decrease in eat-out or out-of-home (OOH) visits by consumers aged 25-to-34 between now and 2022. Citing its new report, The Future of Foods....


March 22, 2018

Vegan boost to prestige beauty market
Sales of vegan beauty products grow 38% in 12 months London: 22nd March 2018:  The sale of vegan prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of 38% in the 12-month period February 2017 ....


January 29, 2018

British foodservice consumers are creatures of habit when they eat out
One in four of us are happy to go on ‘autopilot’ when choosing a foodservice outlet if we get good pricing, convenience and the right customer experience London, January 29th 2018 – New findings from....


January 25, 2018

Toy Sales Globally and in the US Both Grow by 1 Percent in 2017 Reports The NPD Group
On par with the world’s collective performance, toy sales in the United States, the world’s largest toy market, grew by 1 percent to $20.7 billion in 2017 ....


January 22, 2018

Luxury spend on beauty products grows 4% in 2017
Valued at £3 billion, prestige beauty market boosted by weak pound London: 22nd January 2018:  The market for the sale of prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of 4% in 2017 acco....


December 11, 2017

NPD GROUP: Five Eating Out Trends to Watch in 2018
London, December 11th, 2017 – Global information company The NPD Group has identified five new trends that will shape Britain’s £57 billion foodservice industry in 2018. Power ahead with click ....


November 14, 2017

Continuing strength of delivery to bring home the bacon in Britain’s foodservice industry over next two years
NPD Group sees growth in 2018 and 2019 despite inflation and stagnant wages as delivery expands, while breakfast, lunch, burgers and casual dining all thrive London, November 15th 2017 – Global in....


October 16, 2017

Sunday Facial and #spaathome trend sweeps British bathrooms
Sales of prestige face masks grow by 43% in eight months to August 2017 London: 16th October 2017:  The market for the sale of prestige face masks in the UK reported an increase of 43% in the six-mon....


September 21, 2017

Britain’s Over-50s Have Growing Appetite for Eating Lunch Out
Latest figures show Britain’s over-50s accounted for 1 billion lunch visits for the year-ending June 2017 and spent an average of £500 million each month on lunch out London, September 21st 2017 – N....


September 5, 2017

Global shoppers boost prestige beauty in the UK
Growth in prestige beauty market doubles in six months to June 2017 London: 4th September 2017:  The market for the sale of prestige beauty products in the UK reported an increase of £60 million in....


August 22, 2017

Pollution boost to prestige skincare market
Sales of anti-pollution prestige skincare grow by 30% in six months to June 2017 London: 22nd August 2017:  The market for the sale of anti-pollution prestige skincare in the UK reported an increas....


August 21, 2017

Coffee wars: Specialists losing share as operators target lucrative cappuccino and latte drinkers
Quick-service restaurants have boosted coffee servings three times faster than mainstream coffee shops since 2008 London, August 21st 2017: New research from global information company The NPD Grou....


August 8, 2017

KAPOW! BAM! Batman tops list of best-selling superhero toys in UK
£1 in every £13 spent on toys in the first half of 2017 was on superheroesSales of superhero toys have increased by 70% since 2014, and 2017 is set to be a bumper year London, 7th August 2017 – From B....


August 2, 2017

Global Toy Sales Grew by 3 Percent in the First Half of 2017, Reports The NPD Group
NPD Expecting 2017 Sales to Rise by 4 Percent Port Washington, NY, August 2, 2017 – Toy industry sales are up 3 percent from January through June 2017 across the global markets tracked by The NPD Gro....


August 2, 2017

2016 Set to be a Record-breaking Year for the British Toy Market
With Games and Puzzles the fastest growing category, quality family time is back this Christmas London, 9 November 2016 – Global information company The NPD Group today unveils the UK toy market’s yea....


June 26, 2017

UK beauty shoppers still love the high street
Sales of prestige beauty reach £2.2 billion in store, as brick and mortar remains the dominant force in retail London: 26th June 2017:  The sale of prestige beauty products in the UK is firmly entrenc....


June 21, 2017

One year after 2016 Brexit referendum, British foodservice industry shows early signs of slowing down
Full-service restaurants register largest dip in visit growth from 3% down to 2%, dinner visits slip 3% London, June 21st 2017 – According to new research from global information company The NPD....


May 23, 2017

Casual dining operators broaden horizons beyond London for their new sites
Major slice of 4.7% visit growth over past year has come from outside the capital. London’s casual dining scene is saturated and competitive; restaurant sites are expensive London, May 23rd 2017 ....


May 15, 2017

She loves you: Liverpool turns to prestige beauty
Sales of prestige beauty grew by 15% in Liverpool as regional cities upgrade to premium beauty brands. London: 15th May 2017:  The market for the sale of prestige beauty in the UK reported an increase....


April 10, 2017

ALL GROWN UP? From games & puzzles to action figures and building sets, adults are spending more money on toys…for themselves
One in every 11 toys sold in Britain in 2016 was bought by an adult for themselvesThis £300 million ‘kidult’ toy market is growing three times faster than the toy sector overall London, 10th April 20....


April 3, 2017

The chips are down for takeaway fish suppers as traditional operators miss out on Britain’s growing foodservice market
Fish and chips win on quality but operators need to be more business savvy to survive London, April 3rd 2017 – They have been a familiar part of every British high street for at least a century, but ....


March 29, 2017

Gym beautiful: Make-up must-haves for the selfie generation
Sales of prestige make-up grew by 9.8% driven by foundation and lip colour London: 29th March 2017:  The market for the sale of prestige make-up in the UK reported an increase of 9.8% in the 12-month ....


March 2, 2017

Home delivery in Britain growing 10 times faster than eating-out market
NPD Group says delivery channel is worth 50% more than 2008 as even pubs begin delivery. How long will it be before getting breakfast delivered to our home or workplace becomes routine? London, March....


January 24, 2017

Has the bubble burst for celebrity fragrances?
Sales of prestige celebrity fragrances fall by 22% in the U.K. London: 24th January 2017:  The market for the sale of prestige celebrity fragrances reported a decline in 2016 according to th....


January 24, 2017

Collectables See Off Brexit Blues as the Toy Market Rises by More Than 6%
UK Toy Market Grows to £3.5 Billon for First Time; Largest Toy Market in Europe and 4th in the World January 24, 2017: The UK toy market saw a 6.3 per cent uplift in sales in 2016. This increases the....


January 18, 2017

NPD Group forecasts GB out-of-home foodservice visits could grow 0.4% in 2017 to 11.34 billion and a further 1.6% in 2018 to 11.52 billion
Sales forecasts for 2017 foodservice revised upwards to £55.54 billion as market shows clear resilience Narrow gap between NPD’s ‘soft Brexit’ vs ‘hard Brexit’ visit and spend estimates for next two y....


December 22, 2016

Top 10 selling toys in the UK two weeks before Christmas
For the week 4th -10th December, Furby Connect takes the top spot, with Pie Face second London, 22nd December 2016 – The NPD Group today unveils the UK toy market’s 10 best sellers for the week 4th ....


December 1, 2016

NPD GROUP: Foodservice Industry Trends to Watch in 2017
Success will be about showing flexibility, thinking ‘classics with a twist’, ramping up local suppliers and being conscious of healthy choices and ethical concerns London, December 1st 2016 – Global....


November 28, 2016

Brexit boost to prestige beauty market
Sales of prestige beauty products jump 6% post-Brexit London: 28th November 2016:  The market for the sale of prestige beauty products reported impressive growth post-Brexit, according to the NPD Gr....


November 16, 2016

Branded foodservice outlets are taking big bites out of their independent competitors
In past year to September 2016, independent foodservice operators attracted 1.7 billion fewer visits than year to September 2008 as they struggle to be relevant on Britain’s high street London, Novem....


September 26, 2016

NPD Group data shows toy makers enjoy strong business from traditional ‘analogue’ play patterns of building and collecting
Less than 1% of toy sales currently belong to the web-connected toys category London, September 27th 2016 – Figures for the British toy market released by global information company The NPD Group....


September 21, 2016

Competition for Lunch is Hotter Than Ever
Branded operators are increasing their lunch share. But growing popularity of breakfast out threatens to cannibalise lunch trade London, September 21st 2016 – The competition to attract consumers....


May 24, 2016

Euro 2016: Football fever kicks off in the UK toy market
3.4 million football related toys and stickers were sold in the four weeks to 7th May London 24th May 2016: The NPD Group, a global information company, today reveals that the UEFA European Football ....


April 26, 2016

UK toy market stands firm despite low consumer confidence and concerns of Brexit
Brits keep top spot as highest toy spenders in Europe with sales value up by 8% Star Wars still a force to be reckoned with as new launches keep consumers excited London 26 April 2016: The NPD Group,....


April 13, 2016

For Every Cup of Tea We Drink Out of Home We Now Consume Two-and-Half Cups of Coffee
Speciality coffees account for the lion’s share (77%) of the 2 billion coffee servings we consume each year away from home London, April 13th 2016 – Figures released by global information company ....


March 23, 2016

Face Oils Drives Growth in Prestige Skincare - Sales of Face Oils Grew by 30.8% as Women Add New Rituals to Their Skincare Regime
London: 23rd March 2016:  The growing popularity of face oils is driving growth in the prestige skincare market, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global information company. The face oil market was ....


February 23, 2016

NPD Group forecasts GB out-of-home foodservice visits will grow 1.6% in 2016 to 11.38 billion and a further 1.2% in 2017 to 11.52 billion
Sales forecasts for 2016 foodservice revised upwards to £53.5 billion (2016) and £54.7 billion (2017) London, February 23rd, 2016 – Global information company The NPD Group is forecasting that the ....


January 25, 2016

UK Toy Industry Grew by 5.9 Percent Making It the Largest Toy Market in Europe
Figures revealed at Toy Fair 2016 show a significant rise in sales across categories with film licences playing a major role January 25th 2016: The UK toy market saw a 5.9% increase in sales in 201....


December 17, 2015

TOY INDUSTRY SALES IN BRITAIN EXPERIENCE 5 PER CENT INCREASE
London: 17th Dec 2015: Latest figures from The NPD Group Inc, a global information company, show that year-to-date (Jan. to 6th December) toy industry sales in Britain have increased 4.8 per cent v....


December 17, 2015

NPD GROUP: Foodservice Industry Trends to Watch in 2016
London, December 14th, 2015 – Global information company The NPD Group has identified five key foodservice industry trends to monitor in 2016. 1. Experimentation and Customisation – less loyalty....


December 3, 2015

The Great British Bakery and Dessert Take-Off
Britons munch through record 1.5 billion sweet bakery and dessert treats each year London, December 3rd, 2015 – With applications closing for the next Great British Bake Off next month in January 2....


December 2, 2015

Multi-masking drives growth in prestige skincare
Sales of face masks grew by 22.8% as the Instagram beauty trend takes hold in the UK London: 2nd December 2015:  The trend for multi-masking is driving growth in the prestige skincare market, accor....


November 30, 2015

The NPD Group and Nielsen join to produce the Beauty Cross Channel Monitor in the UK
The NPD Group and Nielsen, leading market research companies, formed an agreement to jointly produce the most comprehensive review on the beauty market performance available to the industry current....


November 12, 2015

Movie-Related Toys the Driving Force Behind UK Toy Market Sales Growth, The NPD Group Reports
Toys Offering Tradition and Technology Will Be Prominent This Christmas London, 4 November  2015 – Global information company The NPD Group  today unveils the UK toy market’s year-to-date sales per....


September 30, 2015

Conditions are excellent for Britain’s ‘food-on-the-go’ (FOTG) market to resume growth
‘On-the-go’ visits declined by -1.8% in the year ending June 2015 but NPD Group says technology, innovation, healthier choices and new formats will spur growth in 2016 London, 30th September 2015: ....


September 22, 2015

Strobing and selfies drive growth in prestige make-up
Sales of highlighters grew by 48.5% as the selfie-generation seeks the perfect photo finish London: September 2015:  The rise of strobing and the popularity of selfies are driving growth in the prest....


July 20, 2015

Casual dining chains take top place in NPD Group customer satisfaction survey
Casual dining scores 77% ‘strong overall satisfaction’ to beat branded pubs at 73% and branded QSR at 67% London, 20th July 2015: Foodservice industry figures from global information provider The NPD....


July 16, 2015

Surge in self-tanning oils boosts the sunless tan market
Prestige self-tanning worth £3.5 million in first half of 2015 London: 15th July 2015:  The prestige self-tanning market in the UK maintains strong growth, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global i....


May 28, 2015

Minions: a yellow frenzy is sweeping across the UK
The transgenerational characters replace Frozen as best-selling toy license in the UK London, 9 July 2015: According to global information provider, The NPD Group, the Minions have become the top-sel....


May 28, 2015

The Force will be with toy retailers this summer
Tablets are acting as an incubator of toy sales London, 28th May 2015: According to global information provider, The NPD Group, movies are becoming more important than ever to the UK toy industry. Sa....


May 26, 2015

Pubs continue to build on food success
Pubs attract more ‘at least once-per-month punters’ (50%) than fast food outlets (45%) or coffee shops (44%) London, 26thth May 2015: Foodservice industry figures from global information provider The....


April 28, 2015

Quick Service Restaurant Visits Around the Globe Reflect Local Consumer Sentiment Regardless of Economic Conditions
Chicago, April 28, 2015 — Visits to quick service restaurants, which represent the bulk of global foodservice traffic, were more a reflection of consumer sentiment than each country’s economic state i....


March 23, 2015

NPD Group releases its first-ever complete forecast for the British foodservice market
Six ‘star’ players predicted: casual dining, quick-service operators serving chicken, pizza/Italian, burgers and coffee, and hotels London, March 23rd 2015: As British consumers rediscover a sense of....


March 5, 2015

Russia's economic downturn negatively impacts country's foodservice industry
2015 will be a challenging year as foodservice operators battle for share Moscow, March 4th, 2015 —Last year began as a promising 12 months for the still young Russian foodservice industry with traff....


February 10, 2015

Prestige beauty sales continue to grow in the UK
Year on year sales are up, the “Christmas effect” continues, and make-up leads the way LONDON, 10th February, 2015: Prestige beauty sales in the UK ended 2014 showing a year on year growth for the se....


January 20, 2015

The NPD Group expands Maury’s role to head up operations in Asia Pacific and announces new leadership structure
Ex IPSOS GM Joins European Executive Committee as General Manager of Commercial Activities for Europe Paris: 20th January 2015 – The NPD Group, Inc., a global leader in consumer and retail market res....


January 20, 2015

2014: Best performance for four years for the British toy market
Black Friday week sales up 10%, the biggest week of the year London, 20th January 2015: On the first morning of the Toy Fair in London, the British Toy and Hobby Association (BTHA), in partnership wi....


December 3, 2014

Pester power drives 763 million family eat-out visits per year in Britain
Kids find branded pubs appealing - Only 4.3% of British parents are motivated by healthy food and drink when they take their kids out for a meal  London, 3rd December 2014: When a family chooses to e....


November 5, 2014

Toy market experiences best sales growth since 2010
17% increase in unit sales in 2014 so far suggests a strong Christmas to come London, 5th November 2014: The NPD Group, a global information company, today unveils the British toy market’s year to da....


September 30, 2014

Gucci raises the fashion stakes in the world of make-up
Designer make-up valued at £49 million in first half of 2014 London 30th September 2014: The launch of Gucci’s make-up collection raises the stakes in the prestige beauty market, according to the NPD....


September 24, 2014

Londoners love their ‘lunch-to-go’ but they pay 24% more than the rest of Britain
And London is bucking the trend that sees independents losing lunch-to-go traffic to branded fast food outlets and leading sandwich, bakery and coffee chains London, 24th Sept 2014: Foodservice indus....


July 23, 2014

Playground Crazes and Pocket Money Toys Help Boost Traditional Play
Classic categories are enjoying a revival thanks to the latest playground crazes says NPD London, 23rd July 2014: Loom bands, Lego mini figures, Panini cards…as 2014 marks the return of the collectib....


July 7, 2014

Britons Will Have Eaten an Estimated 135 Million Home Takeaways Worth £405 Million During World Cup Month
London, 7th July 2014: Foodservice industry figures from global information company The NPD Group show that Britons made 5.92 billion visits to a local takeaway or retail outlet such as a supermarket ....


July 7, 2014

Brows keep getting bigger
Sales of prestige brow products increase by 52% London: 7th July 2014: The prestige beauty market for sales of brow products is driven by celebrity culture, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global ....


June 25, 2014

Great Britain and Russia Lead Global Foodservice Traffic Growth and Germany Rebounds, Reports NPD
Restaurant chains couldn’t buoy global foodservice market in first quarter Chicago, June 25, 2014 — Great Britain led the developed markets in foodservice traffic gains and the still young Russian fo....


June 17, 2014

Goodbye full service, casual dining is good enough thank you
Casual dining is drawing extra 47m visits each year compared to five years ago London, 17th June 2014: What choices are Britons making when they eat out? Foodservice industry figures from global info....


June 5, 2014

World Cup mania kicks off in the toy market
27% of all toys sold in the second week of May were related to World Cup. Panini’s 2014 World Cup sticker album tops the table as sticker-mania takes hold. World Cup sales represent a third of toy ind....


June 5, 2014

Fashion brands drive the prestige nail market
Sales of prestige nail polish exceed £10 million London: 5th June 2014 - The prestige nail polish market is driven by fashion brands, according to the NPD Group Inc., a global information company. Sa....


May 29, 2014

Global football market will score £10bn this year due to World Cup Effect
“World Cup Effect” will add £2.20 billion to global sports turnover in 2014 London, 29th May 2014: With World Cup mania now clearly building up in Britain, The NPD Group, a global information company....


May 8, 2014

High street reigns supreme for beauty shoppers
Online sales account for just 6.2% of the prestige beauty market in the UK London: 8th May 2014: The high street is still the place Britons choose to shop for their beauty products, according to the ....


March 27, 2014

We are eating more burgers than ever for breakfast and the trend is growing
Traditional bacon sandwich tops Britain’s breakfast top 10, with croissants coming in last London 27th Mar 2014: Foodservice industry figures from the NPD Group show that burgers are fast becoming a ....


March 26, 2014

Are alphabet creams the beauty market’s secret weapon?
Market grew 3.5 times in 2013 to a value of £10.6m London: 26th March 2014: The market for so-called Alphabet Creams – BB (Beauty Balm) and CC (Correct and Cover) in particular – is growing at a rapi....


March 19, 2014

Russia, Great Britain, and Australia Lead in Foodservice Traffic Growth in Last Quarter of 2013
Foodservice traffic and spending in China declines Chicago, March 19, 2014 — A burgeoning foodservice market, nice weather, and an improved economy were factors contributing to foodservice traffic gr....


February 20, 2014

We still have the knack for sugary snacks
Doughnuts were the fastest growing ‘out of home’ snack item in Britain in 2013, and chocolate bars were the most popular London 20th Feb 2014: Have you had the urge lately to dive into a coffee shop ....


February 6, 2014

Valentine’s fortnight expected to be boom time for fragrance sales
 NPD Group data reveals an increase of over 9% year-on-year for fragrance sales, with £32 million value sales and 1 million units sold over Valentine’s fortnight in 2013  London: 6th February 2014: T....


January 21, 2014

The toy market in 2013: The ‘pocket money’ effect
London, 21st January 2014: The NPD Group, a global information company, today reviews the performance of the toy market in 2013 to coincide with the opening of the Toy Fair event in London. The overa....


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