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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing

    ... smaller companies are involved in mixing purchased raw materials to produce customized fertilizer compounds with special characteristics. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for agricultural chemicals depends mainly on demand for various crops, which in turn depends on ... Read More

  • Armored Military Vehicle Manufacturing

    ... Lockheed Martin, Oshkosh Corporation, Textron, and certain operations of UK-based BAE Systems. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by military budgets, which typically change with perceived threats to national security. The profitability of individual companies depends ... 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

  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing

    ... Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries (all based in the US), along with Balta (Belgium), Oriental Weavers (Egypt), and Suminoe Textile (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for carpeting depends on residential and commercial real estate construction and ... Read More

  • Casual Restaurants

    ... Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, DineEquity, and OSI Restaurant Partners (all based in the US), along with Cara Operations (Canada), The Restaurant Group (UK), and Skylark (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Casual restaurants are adopting new technologies and ... 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 Coffee and Caffè Nero (both based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer taste ... Read More

  • Computer Networking Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Juniper Networks (all based in the US), as well as Nokia (Finland) and Huawei (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by economic growth as enterprises and service providers expand networks to meet increasing user needs, ... Read More

  • Dollar & Other General Merchandise Stores

    ... and Dollar Tree (both based in the US), along with Dollarama (Canada) and Poundland Group (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer spending, particularly among less affluent consumers, as most companies target the lower- ... Read More

  • Edible Oils Manufacturing

    ... fats; and blending vegetable fats with purchased animal fats. Major companies include Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill, CHS, and Ingredion, all based in the US; as well as Avril Group (France), COFCO (China), GrainCorp (Australia), ... Read More

  • Engineering Services

    ... in the US), along with Abengoa (Spain), Babcock International (UK), SNC-Lavalin Group (Canada), Wood Group (UK), and WorleyParsons (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Success in the engineering services industry requires efficient bidding and cost controls. Customers are ... Read More

  • Food Wholesalers

    ... (all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Barriers to market entry for food distributors are low, and customers can change suppliers and channels ... Read More

  • Health Supplement Stores

    ... based in the US), along with Holland & Barrett (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Health and nutrition trends, aging populations, and consumer spending drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on product innovation, effective merchandising, and ... Read More

  • Industrial Supply Wholesalers

    ... Technologies, Fastenal, Industrial Distribution Group, MRC Global, MSC Industrial Direct, and WW Grainger. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The entry of online retailers, primarily Amazon Business, into the industrial supply wholesale space has disrupted the business models of ... Read More

  • Machine Shops

    ... Demand depends on manufacturing activity. The profitability of individual companies is linked to engineering expertise and operating efficiency. Larger shops have the ability to invest in advanced production machinery. Smaller shops can compete effectively by ... Read More

  • Machinery Manufacturing

    ... Electric, Halliburton, and Kennametal (all based in the US), along with Canon (Japan), CNH Industrial (UK), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), Sandvik (Sweden), Sany Heavy Industry (China), and Tetra Laval International (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Amid slow ... Read More

  • Newspaper Publishers

    ... Axel Springer, Japan's Asahi Shimbun, and the UK's Daily Mail and General Trust. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Corporate spending on advertising and consumer disposable income drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and ... Read More

  • Outdoor Advertising

    ... outdoor advertising agencies include Clear Channel Outdoor, Focus Media, Lamar Advertising, and Outfront Media. Leading companies based outside the US include ExterionMedia (the UK), JCDecaux (France), and Ströer (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for outdoor advertising ... Read More

  • Painting & Wall Covering Contractors

    ... buildings. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Building construction, renovation, and maintenance drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficiency of operations. Large companies can have advantages in efficiency by working ... Read More

  • Personal Care Products Manufacturing

    ... cosmetics. Major companies include Estée Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble (all based in the US), as well as L’Oreal (France), Shiseido (Japan), and Unilever (the Netherlands and the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Makers ... Read More

  • US Municipal Governments

    ... and township governments, 3,000 county governments, and 38,000 special purpose districts with combined annual revenue of about $1.8 trillion. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for municipal services is driven by population growth and demographics of the local ... Read More

  • Wireless Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Samsung (South Korea), and ZTE (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by evolving networking technology that enables new applications and services. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and bringing new products to ... Read More

  • Apparel Manufacturing

    ... Armour, and VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Michael Kors (based in Hong Kong) and Prada (Italy). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Apparel manufacturers compete on both price and fashion. Under many supply agreements, customers ... Read More

  • Architectural & Engineering Services

    ... and structures. Major companies include AECOM, CH2M HILL, HDR, and KBR (all based in the US), as well as Fugro (The Netherlands), Nikken Sekkei (Japan), Wood Group (UK), and WorleyParsons (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for ... Read More

  • Biofuel Manufacturing

    ... Poet (US), and Renewable Energy Group (US), as well as units of oil and gas producers such as Chevron and Valero and crop processors such as Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge (all based in the ... Read More

  • Biotechnology Research Services

    ... and biomolecular techniques. Major US organizations engaged in biotechnology research include the Scripps Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Jackson Laboratory; institutes affiliated with government research agencies and major universities, such as the Whitehead ... Read More

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