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NPD Group Aftermarket Performance Awards Announced

The awards recognize brands that achieved the top increases in U.S. market share.

Aftermarket Forecast Softens As Rising Prices Erode Demand

According to NPD, low-income households react to inflation; high-income earners making fewer discretionary purchases.

NPD: Tire Sales Maintain Traction Despite Higher Prices

Amidst elevated prices and altered driving behaviors, unit demand for tires neared pre-pandemic levels in 2021.

Gasoline Prices and the Aftermarket: Let’s Not Panic

Average gas prices in the U.S. have reached $4.17 per gallon, the most expensive in history (not correcting for inflation).

NPD Group Bullish on Retail Aftermarket for 2022

However, the consumer-research firm sees mixed signals on the economic landscape.

NPD: Pandemic Creates Double-Digit Rise In Aftermarket Sales

The automotive DIY consumer landscape looks far different today than it did in 2019, according to NPD Group.

NPD Reports The Pandemic Has Changed The Way Drivers Fuel Up

U.S. consumers decreased their fuel-buying visits and became more focused on the one-stop shop last year.

NPD Group Names 2nd Annual Aftermarket Award Winners

The awards were given to the brands with the highest increase in U.S. market share in key super categories over the past 12 months.

Lasting Impacts Of COVID-19 On E-Commerce

Industry experts discus the most recent data, trends and impacts of the pandemic on the aftermarket.

NPD: DIY Projects Spark Sales Of Select Automotive Products

DIY basics collectively grew by 44% in April and May combined.

Commentary: A New Wave of DIY Car Care

The aftermarket has worried that enthusiasm for DIY car repair is dying. NPD sees opportunity for the industry.

ITW Global Brands’ Rain-X Wins NPD Aftermarket Performance Award For Top Market Share Increase

The performance awards were given to the manufacturers with the highest increase in market share and fastest-turning brand per item in the U.S., according to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service, and highest increase in online market share in the U.S., according to NPD’s Checkout E-Commerce Tracking.