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Unit sales of print books down 2.9% year-over-year from week ended Aug. 14 amid lower adult nonfiction and juvenile sales, NPD BookScan finds; however, adult fiction rose 13.2%, helped by Colleen Hoover placing seven books in top 10 adult fiction titles

Unit sales of print books down 2.1% year-over-year from week ended Aug. 7, as double-digit increase in adult fiction sales and higher young adult sales were not enough to offset declines in adult nonfiction and juvenile categories, NPD BookScan finds

After two years of record sales, US toy industry has tempered 2% year-over-year rise to US$11.4B in January-June period, with unit sales down 6%, average selling price up 8% to US$11.30; Outdoor & Sports remains largest supercategory with US$2.7B in sales

Netflix show Stranger Things, fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons both rise in The NPD Group ranking of fastest-growing licensed book properties in US in Q2 2022; Dungeons and Dragons ranked sixth with sales of US$14.9M, up 9% from Q1

Canadian restaurant industry finishes Q2 with physical and online visits up 17% year-over-year, 2% below traffic level in Q2 2019, according to The NPD Group; quick service visits--representing 76% of total restaurant traffic--up 11% year-over-year in Q2

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