May 17, 2019

Women Are Flocking to Off-Price, Specialty Retailers for Jeans

"Women in the U.S. are making more room in their closets for jeans. A total of 364 million pairs of women’s jeans were purchased in the U.S. in the 12 months ending February 2019, more than half of which were bought on sale, according to The NPD Group. The nearly 22 million unit increase compared to the prior year was the primary source of growth for the jeans category overall."

May 15, 2019

Tire Retailers to Promote Installation Services for Tires Purchased Online

"Miles driven in the U.S. have been rising annually, and with more rubber hitting the road, tire sales have benefited, particularly in the e-commerce channel. Online dollar sales of tires grew by 34% in the 12 months ending December 2018, according to The NPD Group’s Checkout E-commerce Tracking. The tire category alone outpaced e-commerce growth for the total market of automotive products, which was up 33% for the year."

May 13, 2019

Retailers to Promote Grocery Delivery Services

"Consumer Reports' 2018 Supermarkets Survey revealed 3,043 of its members who responded to its survey used online grocery delivery services. Those consumers represent 7% of the 75,065 members surveyed by Consumer Reports Survey Research Department for its grocery stores ratings."

May 9, 2019

Here’s How Young Luxury Product Shoppers Make Buying Decisions

"Millennial and Gen Z consumers are embracing luxury fashion. The average luxury consumer in these generations owns nine luxury fashion items across accessories, apparel, and footwear, according to A Millennial Approach to Luxury, a recent report from The NPD Group and Stylitics. But, they have a different style when it comes to the purchase journey. This younger luxury consumer favors the convenience and extensive browsing ability afforded to them by online shopping, but also appreciates the luxury in-store experience."