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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Timber Operations

    ... include US-based Potlatch, Rayonier, and Weyerhaeuser, as well as Resolute Forest Products (Canada), Stora Enso (Finland), and Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for timber used to make lumber is driven primarily by residential construction ... Read More

  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing

    ... US), along with China FAW Group and Dongfeng Motor (China), Daimler (Germany), Tata Motors (India), and Volvo (Sweden). The industry includes companies that manufacture and assemble complete vehicles and companies that supply vehicle chassis to ... Read More

  • Water & Ice Manufacturing

    ... the US, along with Arctic Glacier (Canada), Groupe Danone (France), and Nestlé Waters (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for bottled water and packaged ice is driven by consumer spending, population growth, and weather conditions. Public health ... Read More

  • Wood Product Manufacturing

    ... wood containers; pallets; prefabricated wood buildings; or manufactured homes. Major companies include Andersen, Cavco, and Weyerhaeuser (all based in the US), as well as Sekisui House (Japan), Stora Enso (Finland), Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden), and West ... Read More

  • Aerospace Products & Parts Manufacturing

    ... Grumman, and Raytheon, as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), Bombardier (Canada), and Leonardo (Italy). Many companies work primarily as subcontractors to the largest manufacturers. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Apparel Accessories Manufacturing

    ... and Randa Accessories (all based in the US), as well as Hermes (France), Mainland Headwear (Hong Kong), and Mulberry Group (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is determined by consumer tastes and the level of consumers' ... 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 is driven by business and leisure travel, ... Read More

  • Banks & Credit Unions

    ... and Navy Federal Credit Union (all based in the US), as well as Banco Santander (Spain), HSBC Holdings (UK), China Construction Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for banking services ... Read More

  • Bookstores

    ... in the US), as well as Fnac Darty (France), Indigo Books & Music (Canada), Kinokuniya (Japan), Page One (China), Thalia (Germany), and WHSmith (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The first target of the Amazon onslaught, book selling ... Read More

  • Bowling Centers

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

  • Business Service Centers & Copy Shops

    ... include Allegra Network, ARC Document Solutions, FedEx Office and Print Services, Minuteman Press, Sir Speedy, and The UPS Store. Major companies based outside the US include bpost (Belgium), PostCon (Germany), and Quality Post (Mexico). COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Chemical Wholesalers

    ... HELM (Germany), ITOCHU (Japan), Nexeo Solutions (US), Sinochem (China), and Univar (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Chemical distribution is a cyclical business dependent on industrial demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on an efficient distribution system. ... Read More

  • China & Earthenware Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing

    ... and Kohler (all of the US), as well as Chaozhou Three-Circle (China), Duravit and Villeroy & Boch (both of Germany), and Kyocera, NGK Spark Plug, and TOTO (all of Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is primarily ... Read More

  • Commuter Rail Systems

    ... France-based SNCF, Tokyo Metro, and Finland's VR-Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth and density, particularly in metropolitan areas. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. Large companies have advantages in ... Read More

  • Electronic Component Wholesalers

    ... the US) and WPG Holdings (Taiwan), Future Electronics (Canada), and Premier Farnell (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for electronic components is driven largely by business and consumer purchases of computers and telecommunications equipment. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Automotive Parts & Accessories Stores

    ... O'Reilly Automotive, and The Pep Boys (all based in the US), as well as ATU Auto-Teile-Unger (Germany); AUTOBACS SEVEN and Yellow Hat (Japan); Halfords Group (UK); and Supercheap Auto (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for automobile ... Read More

  • Health Fund-raising Organizations

    ... Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, March of Dimes, and Muscular Dystrophy Association (all based in the US), along with Cancer Research UK, SickKids Foundation (Canada), and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Switzerland). ... Read More

  • Industrial Equipment Wholesalers

    ... Supply, Motion Industries, NOW, and WW Grainger, as well as ERIKS (Netherlands), Wolseley (UK), and Würth Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The entry of online retailers, primarily Amazon Business, into the industrial equipment wholesale space has ... Read More

  • Membership Organizations

    ... Association, and the National Rifle Association, all based in the US, along with the International Chamber of Commerce (France) and the International Bar Association (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by business and political ... Read More

  • Musical Instrument Stores

    ... music instruction. Major companies include Guitar Center and Sam Ash Music (both based in the US), as well as Shumamura Music and Yamano Music (both based in Japan), and Musikhaus Thomann (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer ... Read More

  • Office Supply Stores

    ... include Office Depot and Staples (both based in the US), Pelikan and Otto Office (both based in Germany), Lyreco and Manutan International (both in France), Officeworks (Australia), and Ryman (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Photographic Services

    ... People, and Portrait Innovations, as well as commercial photo service Getty Images. Outside the US, major companies include PixiFoto (the UK), Studio Alice (Japan), and Visual China Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is closely tied to ... 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), HBIS Group and Jiangxi Copper Company (China), Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal and JFE ... Read More

  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services

    ... other toxic material abatement. Major companies in this industry include Northstar Group Services and Brown and Caldwell (both based in the US), and Environmental Resources Management (UK). Other companies include the remediation divisions of large ... Read More

  • Seasoning & Dressing Manufacturing

    ... McCormick, along with Ajinomoto and Kikkoman (both headquartered in Japan), Givaudan (Switzerland), Kerry Group (Ireland), and Unilever (dually headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer tastes and health ... Read More

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