Exploring Regional Back-To-School Shopping Patterns  10/14/2016

In this installment of a new video series, NPD Office Supplies Industry Analyst Leen Nsouli examines who is buying what in different regions of the U.S. and what influences these shopping behaviors.

Here are some highlights from the video:
  • School supply packs are gaining popularity among k-6 shoppers.
  • Nearly 50% of those with the supply pack option purchased one for all or some of their children.
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Pens, planners, pencils, pushpins, paper, paint, plus dozens of other things that don’t start with the letter “p.” If it’s sold at an office supply store, we know about it. Companies monitor their competition and examine which brands and products are selling with our point-of-sale (POS) office supplies market research. With detail at the category, brand, item, and product attribute levels, we give manufacturers, retailers, and financial analysts a better read on what’s happening in the market. Our data reflects actual sales reported by all major channels representing 95% of the retail market in the U.S.

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For more information, visit NPD's website or contact Leen Nsouli at leen.nsouli@npd.com.

Leen Nsouli

Director, Industry Analyst, Office Supplies
The NPD Group

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