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December 9, 2013

Port Washington, N.Y.-based The NPD Group reported that U.S. sales of non-electric housewares hit $5.6 billion in the 12 months ended September 2013.

While this is a slight uptick (+0.5%) from the previous year, it is a noteworthy shift after years of sales declines for the industry. 

September 18, 2013

According to a report by The NPD Group, a consumer market research and advisory services firm, small appliances gained ground as students geared up to go back to college.

Lighted mirrors, countertop blenders, sandwich makers, single-serve brewing systems, hair care appliances, toaster ovens and slow cookers all experienced a significant sales bump during the eight weeks ended Aug. 31.

May 22, 2013

Research from Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group shows that in the 12 months ended March 2013, sales of home beverage appliances were more than $2.6 billion.

Home beverage appliances include home soda machines, single-serve coffeemakers, drip coffeemakers, espresso makers, countertop blenders, juice extractors, citrus juicers and tea makers.

March 20, 2013

A report from Port Washington, N.Y.-based The NPD Group shows online sales of floor care products are way up.

A report from Port Washington, N.Y.-based The NPD Group shows online sales of floor care products are way up.

The NPD Group estimates that online purchases for U.S. floor care products increased 31% in dollar sales in 2012, versus 2011. Online sales accounted for 16% of total floor care dollars in 2012.


November 15, 2012

Consumers are looking to give small appliances, home textiles and housewares as holiday presents again this year, but their budgets have stretched to include premium products and luxury brands, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.