NPD automotive aftermarket industry monitorCHICAGO (March 16, 2011) — NPD Group Inc., a industry research firm, is marking 10 years of producing the Aftermarket Business Monitor — which tracks point-of-sale information at the national and nearby market levels — by adding 3 auto parts retailers to its retail panel. HOUSTON The NPD Group will be launching a new Retail Tracking Service later this summer, which will monitor sales of automotive goods from 20 retailers across the mass and automotive specialty channels. The new NPD Retail Tracking Service will consist of a diverse range of top retailers representing practically 25,000 shops and will provide comprehensive coverage of do-it-your self consumer getting in 29 significant categories, the firm mentioned.
Time Tracker for Brands- Get brand- to market place-level efficiency information on fine watches in the U.S. marketplace. This service from LGI, an NPD Group business, gives management with potent tools to enhance product development, sales and distribution expansion, forecasting, and production organizing, and maximize the expense-effectiveness of marketing and promotion expenditures. It encompasses these modules: The Sales Intelligence Module, The Supply Chain Intelligence Module, The Advertising and marketing Intelligence Module, and the Brand Executive Summary Module.
For the aftermarket, we know that gasoline costs, miles driven, and market overall performance are all hugely correlated. What takes place to gasoline costs in the coming weeks and months will be essential for our business to closely watch. Might they come back down to pre-Harvey levels when production normalizes? Or is $two.80 a gallon … READ MORE >>>