First Research, Inc.

First Research, a D&B company, is the leading provider of Industry Intelligence Tools that help sales and marketing teams perform faster and smarter, open doors and close more deals. First Research performs the “heavy lifting” by analyzing hundreds of sources to create insightful and easy to digest Industry Intelligence that can be consumed very quickly to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business issues. Customers include leading companies in banking, accounting, insurance, technology, telecommunications, business process outsourcing and professional services such as ADP, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Sprint. Used by more than 60,000 sales professionals, First Research can benefit any organization which has prospects in multiple industries.
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650 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Used Merchandise Stores

    ... (all based in the US), Bookoff (Japan), and Oxfam (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Changes in consumer buying habits and an influx of new competitors and investor money are enlarging and reshaping the market for used apparel. ... Read More

  • Agriculture & Forestry Sector

    ... AMAGGI, Chiquita, Dole Food Company, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Sunkist Growers, and Total Produce; major animal production companies include Agri Beef, Dairy Farmers of America, JBS SA, and WH Group. Major timber operations include PotlatchDeltic, ... Read More

  • Candy Manufacturing

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

  • Casual Restaurants

    ... Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Dine Brands Global, and Outback Steakhouse (all based in the US), along with Recipe Unlimited (Canada), The Restaurant Group (UK), and Skylark Holdings (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Casual restaurants are adopting new ... Read More

  • Child Care Services

    ... Group; major companies based outside the US include Elbkinder (Germany), G8 Education (Australia), and Smallsteps (The Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by growth in the youth population, and secondarily by employment and income. ... Read More

  • Colleges & Universities

    ... as California, New York, and Texas, and private universities such as Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and New York University; leading institutions outside the US include the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, both located in the ... Read More

  • Convenience Stores & Truck Stops

    ... American subsidiary of Seven-Eleven Japan), Casey's, Circle K (a division of Canada-based Couche-Tard), and Wawa. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer and commercial driving trends drive demand. The profitability of individual stores depends on competitive pricing, effective merchandising, ... Read More

  • Cruise Ships

    ... of industry revenue, include Carnival, Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Cruises (all headquartered in the US); major operators based outside of the US include Color Line of Color Group (Norway), Genting Hong Kong ... Read More

  • Electronic Component Wholesalers

    ... blank compact discs and digital video discs, and radar equipment among others. Major companies include Arrow Electronics and Avnet (both based in the US) and Future Electronics (Canada), and WPG Holdings (Taiwan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Geophysical Surveying & Mapping Services

    ... based in the US), as well as TGS-NOPEC and Petroleum Geo-Services (both based in Norway), WesternGeco (the UK), and Logan International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by oil and gas exploration activity. The profitability ... Read More

  • Health Insurance Carriers

    ... companies include Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and UnitedHealthcare (all based in the US); as well as Aegon (the Netherlands); Allianz (Germany); and Bupa (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for health insurance ... Read More

  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing & Reproduction

    ... such media. Major companies include media makers CMC Magnetics (Taiwan) and Sony (Japan); US-based integrated disk drive manufacturers Seagate and Western Digital; and reproducers Arvato (Germany), Sony DADC (Japan), and Technicolor (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Men's Clothing Manufacturing

    ... Strauss, PVH, Ralph Lauren, VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Hugo Boss (Germany) and Youngor Group (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is largely determined by consumer tastes and disposable income. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Photographic & Optical Equipment/Supplies Manufacturing

    ... lenses used in scientific instruments and consumer products. Major companies include Bushnell, GoPro, II-VI Incorporated, and Sony Electronics (all based in the US), along with Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus, Ricoh (all based in Japan), and ... Read More

  • Primary Metals Manufacturing

    ... producers, and copper foundries. Major companies include Alcoa, Nucor, and US Steel (all based in the US); along with ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg); Baowu, CHALCO, and Jiangxi Copper (China); JFE Steel Corporation and Nippon Steel (Japan); POSCO ... Read More

  • Urban Transit Systems

    ... Subway, East Japan Railway (Tokyo), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), Mexico City Metro, Moscow Metro, MTR Corporation (Hong Kong), Paris Metro, and Seoul Metro. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population and employment growth in ... Read More

  • Battery Manufacturing

    ... EnerSys, Exide Technologies, and Spectrum Brands (Rayovac); leading companies based outside the US include Taiwan's Cheng Uei Precision Industry (known as Foxlink), GP Batteries (Singapore), GS Yuasa (Japan), and Johnson Controls (Ireland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Bed & Breakfast Inns

    ... No major companies operate in the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal disposable income. The profitability of individual establishments depends on occupancy rate and operational efficiency. Larger B&Bs may have advantages in providing ... Read More

  • Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

    ... have different laws regulating liquor stores, complicating the ability to form national chains. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income, consumer tastes, and entertainment trends drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and competitive ... Read More

  • Boat Dealers

    ... parts and boat repair services. Major US companies include MarineMax and West Marine. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for boats is closely linked to personal income, consumer confidence, and the general economy. Industry groups also examine other ... Read More

  • Bowling Centers

    ... Tenpin (both based in the UK), O'Learys (Sweden), REVS Bowling & Entertainment (Canada), and Round One (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demographics, personal income, and leisure time drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on the ... Read More

  • Breakfast Cereal Manufacturing

    ... General Mills, Kellogg, Post Consumer Brands, Quaker (owned by PepsiCo), and TreeHouse Foods (all based in the US); along with Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture between General Mills and Nestlé (Switzerland) and The Jordans ... Read More

  • Building Material Dealers

    ... based in the US), as well as Beijing Easyhome Investment Holdings Group and Red Star Macalline (both based in China), Home Improvement Hirose (Japan), Kingfisher (UK), Bauhaus and Tengelmann-owned OBI (both based in Germany). Some ... Read More

  • Car Washes

    ... and Zips Car Wash (all based in the US), along with Mr Wash Car Wash (Germany) and Uhoda (Belgium). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by new car sales and growth in consumer income. The profitability ... Read More

  • Charter & Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation Services

    ... Services, Atlas Air Worldwide, and NetJets, along with Switzerland's Jet Aviation and the UK's TUI Airways. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by corporate profits and the needs of the US military. The profitability of individual ... Read More

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