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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Drug Stores

    ... Health, and Rite Aid (all based in the US), along with Jean Coutu and Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada), China Nepstar (China), AS Watson (Hong Kong), Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Japan), Anton Schlecker and Dirk Rossmann (Germany), and ... Read More

  • Education & Training Services

    ... include Adtalem Global Education, Apollo Education Group, Career Education Corporation (CEC), K12, and Kaplan (all based in the US); as well as New Oriental Education & Technology Group (China), NIIT Limited (India), and Benesse Corporation ... Read More

  • Electrical Products Manufacturing

    ... based in US), as well as Legrand (France), LG Electronics (South Korea), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Philips Lighting (the Netherlands), Prysmian (Italy), and Siemens (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Due to product diversity, demand is driven by a ... Read More

  • Health Care Sector

    ... facilities. Major companies include Ascension Health, HCA, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Fresenius (Germany), National Hospital Organization (Japan), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Health care ... Read More

  • Human Resources Consulting Services

    ... salary administration. Major companies include Aon Hewitt and Mercer (both based in the US), Willis Towers Watson (based in Ireland), and divisions of global consulting firms such as Deloitte and Accenture. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Investment Banking

    ... or act as principals in buying or selling securities on a spread. Major companies include Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley (all based in the US), as well as Barclays (UK), Deutsche Bank (Germany), ... Read More

  • Metal Valve & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

    ... process control companies such as Curtiss-Wright, Emerson Electric, Flowserve, and Parker Hannifin (all based in the US), as well as valve manufacturers such as Crane, Mueller Water Products, and Watts Water (all based in the ... Read More

  • Nursery & Floriculture Production

    ... Horticultural, Color Spot Nurseries, and Monrovia Nursery. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income, home sales and new home construction, and commercial real estate construction. The profitability of individual companies depends on anticipating demand ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Field Services

    ... Nabors Industries, National Oilwell Varco, Saipem, Schlumberger, Transocean, and Weatherford International. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by oil and gas prices. The profitability of individual companies depends on technical expertise and efficiency of operations. Large ... Read More

  • Opticians

    ... the US include LensCrafters and Pearle Vision (both owned by Italy's Luxottica), National Vision, and Visionworks of America, as well as Fielmann (based in Germany) and GrandVision (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

    ... Thor Industries, and Winnebago (all based in the US), along with Hymer (Germany), Swift (UK), and Trigano (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics, as RV buyers are mainly middle aged ... Read More

  • Retail Sector

    ... companies include Costco, Kroger, and Walmart (all based in the US), as well as Aldi (Germany), Carrefour (France), Schwarz (Germany) and Tesco (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The internet and increasing consumer connectivity are transforming the retail ... Read More

  • Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing

    ... GT Advanced Technologies, Lam Research Corporation, and Veeco Instruments (all based in the US), as well as ASML Holding (the Netherlands) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation and Tokyo Electron Limited, both of Japan. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Shoe Stores

    ... Company and owner of Famous Footwear and Naturalizer), DSW, Foot Locker, Genesco, and Payless ShoeSource. Some shoe manufacturers, such as Nike, also have retail operations. Major non-US companies include Aldo Group (Canada), Belle International (China), ... Read More

  • Sign Manufacturing

    ... of the US), as well as Shingokizai (Japan) and Marahrens (Germany). The industry also includes the large electronic display divisions of major electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic (Japan) and Samsung (South Korea). Producers of paper ... Read More

  • TV Broadcast & Cable Networks

    ... are ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, while leading basic-cable networks include The CW, ESPN, Fox News, USA, and Univision. Other leading companies include Luxembourg-based RTL Group, Japan's Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK, also called Japan Broadcasting ... Read More

  • Warehouse Clubs & Superstores

    ... sold in large quantities. Major companies include Sam's Club (Wal-Mart); Costco Wholesale; BJ's Wholesale Club; and Meijer (all based in the US), as well as Carrefour (France), Metro (Germany), and Tesco (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demographics ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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