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470 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing

    ...Corporation (all based in the US), along with Claas KGaA (Germany), CNH Industrial (UK), Kubota (Japan), Mahindra & Mahindra (India), and Shifeng Group and YTO Group (China). Worldwide, the agricultural machinery manufacturing industry is forecast ... Read More

  • Candy Manufacturing

    ...nonchocolate candy. Major companies include Hershey, Mars, and Mondelez International, all based in the US; as well as Barry Callebaut, Lindt, and Nestlé (all based in Switzerland); Ferrero (Italy); and Meiji (Japan). Worldwide, candy manufacturing ... Read More

  • Computer Manufacturing, including storage devices, terminals, and input/output devices such as printers, monitors, and keyboards. Major US companies include Apple, Dell, HP, and IBM, all based in the US, along with Foxconn and Quanta (both of ... Read More

  • Control, Electromedical, Measuring & Navigational Instruments Manufacturing

    ...instruments, navigation and guidance systems, and various types of testing equipment. Major companies include Agilent Technologies, Danaher, Honeywell, L-3 Communications, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Thermo Fisher Scientific (all based in the US), as well ... Read More

  • Electric Utilities EON (Germany), EDF (France), Enel (Italy), and Tokyo Electric Power (Japan). The global electricity industry generates about 23 trillion kilowatt hours (KWh) of electricity. Leading countries in electricity generation include China, the US, India, ... Read More

  • Electrical Products Manufacturing

    ...of the US), as well as Legrand (France), LG Electronics (South Korea), Philips Lighting (the Netherlands), Prysmian (Italy), Siemens (Germany), and TCP International (China). Top countries for electrical products manufacturing include China, France, Germany, Japan, ... Read More

  • Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores

    ...(a division of The Walt Disney Company), Hallmark, Schurman Retail Group (aka Papyrus), and Spencer Gifts (all based in the US), as well as Card Factory (UK), kikki.K (Australia), and NBC Stationery & Gift (Singapore). ... Read More

  • Hog & Pig Farming

    ...and produces about half of the world's pork. The EU and the US are the next largest producers of pork. The US hog and pig farming industry includes some 65,000 farms -- about 22,000 of ... Read More

  • Investment Banking

    ...or act as principals in buying or selling securities on a spread. Major companies include Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley (all based in the US), as well as Barclays (UK), Deutsche Bank (Germany), ... Read More

  • Movie Theaters

    ...leading companies based outside the US include Cineplex (Canada), Cineworld (UK), Odeon & UCI (UK), and Wanda Cinema (China). Global movie theater box office revenue is about $38 billion per year, and the world is ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Field Services

    ...Nabors Industries, National Oilwell Varco, Saipem, Schlumberger, Transocean, and Weatherford International. Worldwide, the oil and gas field services industry generates about $200 billion in revenue and is forecast to reach about $240 billion by 2020, ... Read More

  • Property/Casualty Insurance Carriers

    ...State Farm, Nationwide Mutual, and the property/casualty arms of AIG and The Hartford Financial Services Group (all based in the US), and Allianz (Germany), AXA (France), PICC (China), Tokio Marine (Japan), and Zurich Insurance (Switzerland). ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

    ...(all based in the US), along with Hymer (Germany), Swift (UK), and Trigano (France). The US recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturing industry consists of about 600 companies with combined annual revenue of about $15 billion. COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Taxi & Limousine Services and limousine industry is highly fragmented, with service levels and practices varying greatly from country to country. Activity and revenue are concentrated in major cities throughout the world. Large cities in affluent countries such ... Read More

  • Warehouse Clubs & Superstores

    ...sold in large quantities. Major companies include Sam's Club (Wal-Mart); Costco Wholesale; BJ's Wholesale Club; and Meijer (all based in the US). PriceSmart, a US-based company, owns and operates warehouse clubs in Central America, South ... Read More

  • Advertising Agencies

    ...Major US advertising agencies include units of Interpublic and Omnicom; leading companies based outside the US include Dentsu and Hakuhodo DY Holdings (Japan), Publicis (France), and WPP (Ireland). Worldwide spending on advertising -- including purchase ... Read More

  • Ambulance Services

    ...Response (US), Lufttransport (Norway), and Harmonie Ambulance (France). The majority of the world's population does not have access to ambulance transport or prehospital trauma care. Global groups such as the World Health Organization (WHO), as ... Read More

  • Automobile Parts Manufacturing

    ...steering and suspension components. Major companies include American Axle & Manufacturing, BorgWarner, Dana, Lear, Tenneco, Visteon, and the automotive division of Johnson Controls (all based in in the US), along with Robert Bosch and Continental ... Read More

  • Coffee Shops

    ...Tea (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Starbucks (all based in the US), as well as Costa (part of hospitality firm Whitbread) and Caffè Nero (both based in the UK). ... Read More

  • Consumer Product Rental

    ...Redbox), and Rent-A-Center (all in the US), along with Home Essentials (Hong Kong), LOVEFiLM (UK), TalkTalk TV (UK), and TSUTAYA (Japan). The global rental and leasing industry has focused on emerging economies for expansion. China ... Read More

  • Electric Power Transmission, Distribution & Marketing

    ...brokers. Major companies include American Electric Power, Exelon, and NextEra Energy (all based in the US); Southern Power and State Power Grid (both headquartered in China); EON (Germany); SSE (Scotland); Tokyo Electric Power (Japan); and ... Read More

  • Fitness Centers

    ...Hour Fitness, Equinox, Gold's Gym, Planet Fitness, and Life Time Fitness (all based in the US), along with Fitness First and Virgin Active (both based in the UK), Konami Sports Club (Japan), and McFit (Germany). ... Read More

  • Human Resources Consulting Services

    ...salary administration. Major companies include Aon Hewitt and Mercer (both based in the US), Willis Towers Watson (based in Ireland), and divisions of global consulting firms such as Deloitte and Accenture. The worldwide human resources ... Read More

  • Meat Product Manufacturing Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand); Danish Crown (Denmark); JBS and BRF-Brasil Foods (Brazil); NH Foods (Japan); and China's WH Group, whose operations include US-based Smithfield Foods. About 320 million metric tons of pork, poultry, and ... Read More

  • Metal Valve & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

    ...process control companies such as Curtiss-Wright, Flowserve, and Parker Hannifin (all based in the US), as well as valve manufacturers such as Crane, Mueller Water Products, and Watts Water (all based in the US), and ... Read More

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