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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Coffee Shops

    ... Tea (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), Peet's Coffee, and Starbucks (all based in the US), as well as Costa Coffee and Caffè Nero (both based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer taste and personal ... 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

  • Insurance Carriers

    ... include Anthem, AIG, MetLife, Prudential Financial, State Farm, and UnitedHealth (all based in the US), along with Allianz (Germany), Assicurazioni Generali (Italy), AXA (France), and Ping An Insurance (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Professional Sports Teams & Organizations

    ... Dodgers, and New England Patriots, all based in the US; as well as Real Madrid and Futbol Club Barcelona (Spain); Manchester United (UK); and Bayern Munich (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income ... Read More

  • Securities Brokerages

    ... and Wells Fargo (all based in the US), as well as Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Macquarie Group (Australia), and Nomura (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the returns on securities relative to ... Read More

  • Aircraft Engine & Parts Manufacturing

    ... and avionic systems. Major companies include GE Aviation (US), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan), Pratt & Whitney (US), Rolls-Royce (UK), Safran (France), and Thales (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Rapid changes in technology and geographic shifts in demand ... Read More

  • Automobile Rental & Leasing

    ... Holdings, Hertz Global Holdings, and Ryder (all based in the US), along with China Auto Rental (China), Europcar (France), LeasePlan (the Netherlands), and Sixt (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for car rental is driven by business ... Read More

  • Candy Manufacturing

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

  • Commercial Printing

    ... platemaking, and book binding. Major companies include Cenveo, Quad/Graphics, and RR Donnelley (all based in the US), as well as arvato (Germany), Cimpress (the Netherlands), Dai Nippon Printing and Toppan Printing (Japan), and Transcontinental (Canada). ... Read More

  • Consumer Services

    ... Jiffy Lube, Regis, Safelite, Service Corporation International, and Weight Watchers; leading companies outside of the US are Frisör Klier (Germany), Funespaña (Spain), and Indigo (formerly Vinci Park, France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer income and demographics drive ... Read More

  • Crop Production

    ... Exportação e Importação, Chiquita Brands International, Dole Food Company, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Sunkist Growers, and Total Produce. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by federal agricultural policy programs, global and national food consumption trends, 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). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for health insurance products is driven by cost of medical care. The profitability ... Read More

  • Wholesale Sector

    ... companies based outside the US include Brenntag (Germany, chemicals), Medipal (Japan, drug and household products), and WPG (Taiwan, electronic components). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE For most distributors, demand is closely linked to local economic activity. The profitability ... Read More

  • Nonprofit Institutions

    ... Conservancy, and the Pew Charitable Trusts (all based in the US), as well as BRAC (Bangladesh), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Switzerland), and The National Trust and Oxfam GB (UK). ... Read More

  • Nonstore Retail

    ... Amazon, eBay, HSN, QVC, and Newegg, as well as Alibaba Group (China), Asos and Argos (UK), JD.com (China), MercadoLibre (Argentina), and Otto Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers’ personal income. The profitability ... Read More

  • Parking Lots & Garages

    ... Parking (all based in the US), along with Impark (Canada), Indigo (France), Park24 (Japan), and Wilson Parking (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the occupancy rates of commercial real estate: large buildings require parking ... 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

  • Residential Construction Contractors

    ... as well as Country Garden Holdings (Hong Kong), Daiwa House (Japan), and Desarrolladora Homex (Mexico). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth and economic growth. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations ... Read More

  • Residential Real Estate Brokerage & Management

    ... and managing residential properties. Major companies include Keller Williams, HomeServices of America, Realogy, and Re/Max (all based in the US), as well as Countrywide Group (UK), Deutsche Wohnen (Germany), FirstService (Canada), and Leopalace21 (Japan). COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Warehousing & Storage

    ... (all based in the US), along with China's Global Logistics Properties and Switzerland's CEVA Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, and Panalpina. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for warehousing is driven by the flow of goods through the economy; ... Read More

  • Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services

    ... (a unit of Bridgestone), Jiffy Lube, Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, and Safelite Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on miles driven and the number of cars on the road. The increased complexity of vehicles, which ... 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

  • Consulting Services

    ... companies include Accenture, Bain & Company, Booz Allen, Boston Consulting Group, IBM Services, and McKinsey & Company, as well as the consulting arms of the Big Four accounting firms -- Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, ... Read More

  • Department Stores

    ... companies include Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney (all based in the US), as well as Hudson's Bay Co. (Canada), Debenhams and Marks & Spencer (UK), El Corte Ingles (Spain), Galeria Kaufhof (Germany), Galeries Lafayette (France), and ... Read More

  • Direct Marketing Services

    ... Harland Clarke, Harte-Hanks, Merkle, and Wunderman (all based in the US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by economic activity and corporate profits. The profitability of individual companies depends on their targeting services, creative skills, and ... Read More

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