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634 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Soap & Other Detergent Manufacturing

    ... in the US), along with Henkel (Germany), Nice Group (China), and Unilever (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Population growth, particularly among households with children, drives demand in the consumer sector, and economic growth drives demand in the ... Read More

  • Business & Professional Associations

    ... National Association of Realtors, and the US Chamber of Commerce (all based in the US), as well as the Architects' Council of Europe (Belgium) and the Medical Protection Society (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Coal Mining

    ... Major companies include Arch Coal, Cloud Peak Energy, and Peabody Energy (all based in the US), as well as Anglo American (UK), BHP Billiton (dually headquartered in the UK and Australia), Coal India Limited (CIL, ... Read More

  • Fitness Centers

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

  • Food Manufacturing

    ... and candy. Major companies include US-based Archer-Daniels-Midland, Conagra Brands, Frito-Lay, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez International, and Tyson Foods; along with COFCO (China), Danone (France), Fonterra (New Zealand), Grupo Bimbo (Mexico), JBS (Brazil), Maruha ... Read More

  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing

    ... Smucker, JR Simplot, Pinnacle Foods, and Seneca Foods (all based in the US); as well as AGRANA (Austria), Bonduelle (France), Del Monte Pacific (Singapore), Greenyard Foods (Belgium), La Doria (Italy), McCain Foods (Canada), and divisions ... Read More

  • Health Insurance Carriers

    ... and UnitedHealth Group (all based in the US), as well as AEGON (the Netherlands), Allianz (Germany), and BUPA (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for health insurance products is driven by cost of medical care. The profitability ... Read More

  • Insurance Agencies & Brokerages

    ... & Brown, and Marsh & McLennan (all based in the US), as well as Aon, Lloyd's, and Willis Towers Watson (all based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Low interest rates, sluggish premium growth, and rising ... Read More

  • Kidney Dialysis Centers

    ... Care and B Braun Melsungen. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on the number of people who suffer from kidney disease. The profitability of individual companies is linked to efficient operations and good marketing. Large companies have ... Read More

  • Linen & Uniform Supply Services

    ... along with Berendsen (the UK) and Watakyu Seimoa (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by employment trends, as swings in hiring impact uniform and garment needs. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations ... Read More

  • Music Production & Distribution

    ... Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group (all based in the US), as well as Avex Group (Japan); Edel (Germany); and GMM Grammy (Thailand). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer spending. The profitability of ... 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

  • Pet & Pet Supplies Stores

    ... Stores, and Petland (all based in the US), along with Global Pet Foods and Pet Valu (Canada), and Pets at Home (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pet ownership drives demand, and spending generally resists economic cycles. Profitability ... Read More

  • Radio Broadcasting & Programming

    ... companies include iHeartCommunications (formerly Clear Channel Communications), Cumulus Media, and Sirius XM Radio; leading companies based outside the US include the British Broadcasting Corporation (the UK), NRJ Group (France), and Promotora de Informaciones, also known ... Read More

  • Real Estate

    ... companies include CBRE Group, Host Hotels & Resorts, Realogy, and Simon Property Group (all based in the US), as well as Finatis (France), Mitsui Fudosan (Japan), Savills (UK), and Scentre Group (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Aircraft Maintenance & Repair

    ... Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Lufthansa Technik (Germany), SR Technics (Switzerland), and ST Aerospace (Singapore). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for maintenance and repair services is driven by air transportation activity and the size and age of ... Read More

  • Amusement Parks & Arcades

    ... based in the US), as well as Fanta Wild (China), Merlin Entertainments (UK), OCT Park (China), and Parques Reunidos (Spain). Major arcade operators include US-based Dave & Buster's and CEC Entertainment (Chuck E Cheese's). COMPETITIVE ... 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). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for meat, poultry, and dairy products ... Read More

  • Electronic Equipment Repair Services

    ... major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the installed base of electronic equipment, equipment failure rates, and the cost advantage of regularly maintaining and fixing broken and idle equipment, rather than ... Read More

  • Express Delivery Services

    ... as Aramex (United Arab Emirates), DHL (Germany), and Yamato (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by business transactions and online consumer spending. The profitability of individual companies depends on price, reliability, quality, and services. Large ... Read More

  • Furniture Manufacturing

    ... & Platt, Steelcase, and Tempur Sealy (all based in the US), along with Hunter Douglas and IKEA (both in the Netherlands), Natuzzi (Italy), Okamura Corporation (Japan), and Samson Holding (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The volume of ... Read More

  • Furniture Stores

    ... Rooms To Go, and Williams-Sonoma (all based in the US) as well as DaVinci (China), HOLA Home Furnishing (Taiwan), DFS (UK), and IKEA (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Household furniture sales are closely linked to home sales; ... Read More

  • Grantmaking Foundations

    ... organizations include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the J Paul Getty Trust, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the W K Kellogg Foundation, all based in the US, as well as ... Read More

  • Hazardous Waste Services

    ... based in the US), as well as Augean (UK), DBE Technology (Germany), and Séché Environnement (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the volume of hazardous waste generated and by the needs of individuals, businesses, ... Read More

  • Home Furnishings Stores

    ... US companies include At Home, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 Imports, RH (formerly Restoration Hardware), Sur La Table, and Williams-Sonoma. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income. Large companies compete through volume purchasing, ... Read More

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