Npd Automotive Aftermarket Industry MonitorCHICAGO (March 16, 2011) — NPD Group Inc., a industry investigation company, is marking 10 years of generating the Aftermarket Sector Monitor — which tracks point-of-sale data at the national and neighborhood market place levels — by adding 3 auto parts retailers to its retail panel. It’s tough not to draw comparisons to the concert ticket business. There, also, retailers play a Sisyphean game of whack-a-mole against aggressively mutating bots, consistently re-designed to thwart new human-recognition measures put in location. There, also, a comically restricted provide drives up costs on the secondary industry. There, too, bots shoulder the blame so a lot so that Congress has passed legislation against ticketing bots, and America’s correct president, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has taken to the paper of record to denounce their impact on arts and culture.
NPD’s Aftermarket Business Monitor, which tracks item-level sales at much more than 18,000 U.S. auto parts retailer, finds that the sales development is driven by applications parts, which enhanced 10 % in dollar volume for the January by way of April 2010 time period versus a year-ago. The dollar gains, according to the Aftermarket Industry Monitor,” came from genuine unit volume growth reflecting an actual enhance in customer transactions for replacement parts. Much of the volume growth came through the industrial channel, as repair shop bays filled up with aging autos.
HOUSTON The NPD Group will be launching a new Retail Tracking Service later this summer season, which will monitor sales of automotive products from 20 retailers across the mass and automotive specialty channels. The new NPD Retail Tracking Service will consist of a diverse variety of top retailers representing virtually 25,000 stores and will deliver comprehensive coverage of do-it-yourself customer getting in 29 main categories, the firm mentioned.