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473 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Advertising & Marketing Services

    ...companies include Dentsu (based in Japan), Interpublic (the US), Omnicom (the US), Publicis (France), and WPP (Ireland). Worldwide, the advertising and marketing industry generates about $560 billion in annual revenue. North America is the largest ... Read More

  • Bus Transportation Services Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport (India); ComfortDelGro (Singapore); FirstGroup, National Express, and Stagecoach (UK); Nobina (Sweden), and Transport International Holdings (Hong Kong). Worldwide demand for bus transportation is driven by population growth. Currently estimated ... Read More

  • Catering Services

    ...(New York), Behind the Scenes (San Diego), Blue Plate (Chicago), and Legendary Events (Atlanta). Worldwide, as consumers in emerging markets increasingly enter the middle class, they are more likely to organize catered special events such ... Read More

  • Credit Cards

    ...Major companies include American Express, Capital One Financial, Discover Financial, Alliance Data Systems (all based in the US) as well as Credit Saison and Mitsubishi UFJ Nicos (both of Japan), Style Financial (Scotland), and SHC ... Read More

  • Direct Selling

    ...Kay, Schwan Food, and Tupperware, as well as Vorwerk (Germany), Natura (Brazil), Herbalife (Grand Cayman), and China's Infinitus, Perfect, and Tiens. Worldwide revenue for direct selling companies is about $180 billion, according to the World ... Read More

  • Farm & Garden Equipment Wholesalers

    ...machinery manufacturing industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 8.7% through 2022, to about $280 billion in revenue, according to Transparency Market Research. Europe, the US, and China are the largest ... Read More

  • Home Furniture & Housewares Stores

    ...La-Z-Boy, Pier 1 Imports, Rooms to Go, and Williams-Sonoma (all based in the US). International companies include DaVinci (China), HOLA Home Furnishing (Taiwan), Home Retail Group (UK), and IKEA (Sweden). Globally, demand for furniture and ... Read More

  • Livestock & Other Animal Food Manufacturing

    ...proteins, vitamins, and other ingredients. Top US companies include ADM, Cargill, Purina Mills, and Scoular; other companies include Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand), Nutreco (the Netherlands), New Hope Liuhe (China), and Ridley (Australia). Growing demand for ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing

    ...International, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and Stryker (all based in the US), as well as B Braun (Germany), Essilor (France), Smith & Nephew (UK), and Terumo (Japan). Global revenue for makers of medical equipment ... Read More

  • Religious Organizations

    ...Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox. Religious organizations count about 6 billion followers worldwide, or about 85% of the population. Christians account for about one-third of the world's population, followed by Muslims (25%), and Hindus (15%), ... Read More

  • Specialty Contractors

    ...include APi Group, Comfort Systems USA, EMCOR, Performance Contracting, and Quanta Services (all based in the US), as well as Bilfinger Berger (Germany) and Chicago Bridge & Iron (the Netherlands). Global revenue for construction work, ... Read More

  • Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing

    ...General Mills, Kellogg, Post, Quaker (owned by PepsiCo), and TreeHouse Foods, all based in the US, along with Weetabix (UK), The Jordans & Ryvita Company (UK), and Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between General ... Read More

  • Building Material Dealers

    ...based in the US) as well as Beijing Easyhome Investment Holding Group and Red Star Macalline International (both based in China), Home Improvement Hirose (Japan), Kingfisher (UK), and Praktiker and Tengelmann-owned OBI (both based in ... Read More

  • Commercial & Industrial Equipment Rental & Leasing

    ...US-based AMECO (owned by Fluor), Herc Rentals (formerly Hertz Equipment Rental), and United Rentals; UK-based Aggreko, Ashtead Group (owner of US's Sunbelt Rentals), and Speedy Hire; and Japan-based Tokyo Century and Mitsubishi UFJ. Global construction ... Read More

  • Dairy Products Manufacturing

    ...and Land O'Lakes (all based in the US), as well as Danone and Groupe Lactalis (France); Fonterra Co-operative Group (New Zealand); Koninklijke FrieslandCampina (the Netherlands); Meiji (Japan); and Nestlé (Switzerland). More than 815 million metric ... Read More

  • Food Service Contractors the US), as well as Autogrill (Italy), Compass Group (UK), Elior Group (France), Sodexo (France), and SSP Group (UK). The global market for on-site food services at businesses, hospitals, schools, and entertainment venues is ... Read More

  • Framing Contractors for framing contractors, is more prevalent in the US than in many other parts of the world. Urban density, timber availability, historical building patterns, and income levels limit residential wood framing activity. The US ... Read More

  • Manufactured Home Manufacturing

    ...(all based in the US), as well as ABI (UK), Black Diamond Group (Canada), and Willerby Holiday Homes (UK). Because of transportation costs, international trade in manufactured housing is limited. North America and Europe are ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers

    ...McKesson Medical-Surgical, Owens & Minor, and Patterson Companies (all based in the US), along with OneMed (Sweden), Yamashita Medical Instruments (Japan), and EBOS Group (Australia). Worldwide, major markets for medical equipment and supplies include the ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

    ...Mobil (all based in the US), as well as BP (the UK), LUKOIL and Tatneft (Russia), National Iranian Oil Company, PETROBRAS (Brazil), Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands), and Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia). The global oil ... Read More

  • Plastic & Rubber Product Manufacturing

    ...include US-based Berry Plastics, Cooper Tire & Rubber, Goodyear, and Newell Rubbermaid, as well as Amcor (Australia), Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France), Pirelli (Italy), and Reynolds Group Holdings (New Zealand). Top global suppliers of plastic and ... Read More

  • Airlines

    ...and United Continental; leading companies based outside the US include Air France-KLM, China Southern Air, Deutsche Lufthansa, Emirates Group, and International Airlines Group. Worldwide, the airline industry generates about $760 billion in revenue annually. The ... Read More

  • Art Dealers & Galleries

    ...Christie's (based in the UK) and Sotheby's (US). Other major establishments include Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Austria), Gerald Peters Gallery (US), Poly International (China), and the Saatchi Gallery (the UK). Total global sales by art dealers ... Read More

  • Book Publishers

    ...McGraw-Hill Education, Scholastic, and Thomson Reuters, as well as Penguin Random House (based in the US, but owned by German media firm Bertelsmann), Pearson (the UK), Reed Elsevier (the UK and the Netherlands), and Wolters ... Read More

  • Security System Services

    ...Integrated Security, along with G4S (headquartered in the UK), Secom (Japan), and Securitas (Sweden). Global security services industry revenues total about $100 billion, according to Statista. Europe holds the largest share of the market at ... Read More

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