The NPD Group helps its more than 1,800 clients fatten their coffers by giving them the skinny on consumer behavior. A global market research firm, the company offers retail sales tracking services, partnering with some 900 retailers representing 150,000 stores worldwide. It tracks consumer buying behavior through an online panel consisting of nearly 2 million consumers. The firm offers market insight across numerous industries, including apparel, consumer electronics, foodservice, music, and software, and its DisplaySearch business offers market research analysis specializing in the flat-panel display industry. Controlled by CEO Tod Johnson, NPD Group operates through offices in nearly 30 cities worldwide.