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517 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Toy & Hobby Stores

    ... companies include Toys "R" Us, GameStop, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and AC Moore Arts & Crafts (all based in the US), as well as Citta del Sole (Italy), Hamleys (UK), LEGO Group (Denmark), and Toyworld (Australia). ... Read More

  • Environmental Consulting Services

    ... and Tetra Tech, as well as the environmental and consulting divisions of large engineering and construction firms such as AECOM, Bechtel, and CH2M HILL. Other major companies include Amec Foster Wheeler (based in the UK), ... Read More

  • Exterminating & Pest Control Services

    ... Rollins), as well as the pest control operations of Rentokil Initial and EcoLab (both based in the UK) and Sanix (Japan). Global demand for exterminating and pest control services is rising as economies expand and ... Read More

  • Health Insurance Carriers

    ... and UnitedHealth Group (all based in the US), as well as AEGON (the Netherlands), Allianz (Germany), and BUPA (UK). Worldwide, demand for private health insurance is rising, especially in developing countries such as India and ... Read More

  • Hospitals

    ... facilities. Major companies include Community Health Systems (CHS), HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Apollo Hospitals (India), Fraser Health (Canada), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). ... Read More

  • China & Earthenware Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing

    ... and Kohler (all of the US), as well as Chaozhou Three-Circle (China), Duravit and Villeroy & Boch (both of Germany), and Kyocera, NGK Spark Plug, and TOTO (all of Japan). Worldwide demand for plumbing fixtures ... Read More

  • Insurance Agencies & Brokerages

    ... & Brown, and Marsh & McLennan (all based in the US), as well as Aon, Lloyd's of London, and Willis Towers Watson (all based in the UK), and CNinsure (China). The global insurance industry, which ... Read More

  • Lending

    ... Express, Capital One Financial, Discover Financial, OneMain Holdings, and SLM (better known as Sallie Mae), as well as Housing Development Finance (India) and Provident Financial (UK). Globalization and greater access to the internet are spurring ... Read More

  • Natural Gas Distribution & Marketing

    ... gas and directly distribute it to customers. Major companies include Sempra Energy, CenterPoint Energy, and NiSource (all based in the US); Gas Natural (Spain); GasTerra (the Netherlands); Gazprom (Russia); Centrica (the UK); and Engie (France); ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Well Drilling

    ... Oceanics, Helmerich & Payne, Nabors Industries, Patterson-UTI Energy, and Transocean (all based in the US), as well as Ensco plc (UK) and Ensign Energy Services (Canada). Worldwide, drilling locations are determined by oil and gas ... Read More

  • Petroleum & Petroleum Products Wholesalers

    ... include Global Partners, Mansfield Oil, Statoil Marketing & Trading (owned by Norway's Statoil), Sunoco (owned by Energy Transfer Partners), and World Fuel Services. The global petroleum industry processes about 90 million barrels of crude oil ... Read More

  • Petroleum Refining

    ... BP (the UK); and Royal Dutch Shell (the Netherlands). Worldwide, the petroleum refining industry processes about 80 million barrels of crude oil each day, including about 16 million barrels per day refined in the US, ... Read More

  • Publishing

    ... companies include Advance Publications, Hallmark, News Corp, and Thomson Reuters (all based in the US), as well as Axel Springer (Germany), Lagardère (France), and Pearson and RELX Group (both in the UK). The global publishing ... Read More

  • Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

    ... Texas Instruments (all based in the US), along with Samsung Electronics (South Korea), Sharp Corporation (Japan), and Flextronics International (Singapore). Global semiconductor sales are about $335 billion a year, according to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics. ... Read More

  • Wireless Telecommunications Services

    ... is experiencing market saturation, growth in mobile subscriptions is expected to come mainly from emerging markets in Africa and Asia. Industry growth in those regions is driven by large and relatively young populations, fast GDP ... Read More

  • Timber Operations

    ... include US-based Potlatch, Rayonier, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as Resolute Forest Products (Canada), Stora Enso (Finland), and Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden). Top timber-producing countries include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia, and the US. Although international trade ... Read More

  • Airport Operations

    ... cargo handling, and rental of hangar space. Major companies include Aeroports de Paris (France), Aircraft Service International (US), Heathrow (UK), Fraport and Lufthansa Technik (Germany), Singapore Technologies Aerospace, and Swissport (Switzerland). The global airport operations ... Read More

  • Amusement Parks & Arcades

    ... based in the US), as well as Compagnie des Alpes (France), Merlin Entertainments (UK), and Parques Reunidos (Spain); major arcade operators include US-based Dave & Buster's and CEC Entertainment (Chuck E Cheese's), and Japan's Bandai ... Read More

  • Animal Production

    ... Pilgrim's Pride, and Smithfield Foods (all based in the US) as well as JBS (Brazil), Industrias Bachoco (Mexico), Ingham Enterprises (Australia), and WH Group (Hong Kong). Worldwide, meat production totals more than 340 million tons. ... Read More

  • Bookstores

    ... in the US), as well as Fnac Darty (France), Indigo Books & Music (Canada), Kinokuniya (Japan), Page One (China), Thalia (Germany), and WHSmith (UK). Annual sales of books worldwide are about $120 billion, according to ... Read More

  • Entertainment & Games Software

    ... the US); Konami, Nintendo, and Sega (Japan); Ubisoft (France); and King Digital (Ireland). Global video game revenue from all channels, including mobile games on smart phones and tablets, totals about $91 billion, according to SuperData ... Read More

  • Handtool, Cutlery & Flatware Manufacturing

    ... kitchen pots and pans. Major US companies include Blount International, Klein Tools, Lifetime Brands, LS Starrett, Snap-on, and the tools unit of Stanley Black & Decker. The US handtool, cutlery, and flatware industry includes about ... Read More

  • Steel Service Centers & Other Metal Wholesalers

    ... cleaning, or edging services. Major companies include Reliance Steel & Aluminum and Ryerson (US), IMS International Metal Service (France), Klöckner (Germany), and Russel Metals and Samuel, Son & Co. (Canada), and Stemcor Holdings (UK), as ... Read More

  • Title Insurance Carriers

    ... Fidelity National Financial, First American Title Insurance, Old Republic National Title, and Stewart Title (all based in the US), as well as First Canadian Title and Secure Legal Title (UK). Many large US-based companies provide ... Read More

  • Internet Publishing, Broadcasting & Search Portals

    ... Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter (all based in the US), as well as Baidu,, and NeatEase (all based in China) and South Korea's NAVER. Global internet publishing, broadcasting, and search companies cater to a ... Read More

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