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  • Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing

    ... Holdings and Sony (Japan); and Moser Baer (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for magnetic and optical media is driven by ever-expanding data storage needs of businesses and consumers. However, demand for particular storage formats can decline ... 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

  • Nonstore Retail

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

  • Optometrists

    ... Demand is driven by demographics. The aging of the US population increases demand for eye exams and glasses. Eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma, which are often diagnosed by an optometrist but treated by ... Read More

  • Postal Services

    ... (France), and Japan Post. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on transaction volume and corporate spending on direct marketing. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have advantages in widespread ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers

    ... Inland Empire RV, La Mesa RV Center, and Lazy Days' RV Center. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and population demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and inventory management. ... Read More

  • Residential Property Investment

    ... Communities, and Essex Property Trust. Outside the US, major companies include Sun Hung Kai Properties (Hong Kong), Leoplace 21 (Japan), LEG Immobilien (Germany), Kerry Properties (Hong Kong), and CapitaLand (Singapore). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Retirement & Pension Management

    ... include the US-based Federal Retirement Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), and the New York State Common Retirement Fund (CRF). Outside the US, ... 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

  • Self-Storage Services

    ... and retrieve their goods. Major US companies include REITs such as CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Life Storage, and Public Storage (all based in the US), along with Dymon Storage (Canada), Safestore (UK), and Shurgard (Belgium). ... Read More

  • Travel Agencies & Services

    ... and ticket offices. Major companies include American Express Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Booking Holdings (formerly Priceline), and Sabre Holdings (all based in the US), as well as BCD Travel (the Netherlands), CITS (China), H.I.S. (Japan), ... Read More

  • Airport Operations

    ... cargo handling, and rental of hangar space. Major companies include Aeroports de Paris (France), Heathrow (UK), Fraport and Lufthansa Technik (Germany), Singapore Technologies Aerospace, and Swissport (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for airport operations and aviation ... Read More

  • Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing

    ... metal and metal plate work products. Major companies include Cornerstone Building Brands, Gibraltar Industries, and Valmont Industries (all based in the US), as well as units of integrated metal producers such as Arconic, Nucor, and ... Read More

  • Consumer Product Rental

    ... Redbox), and Rent-A-Center (all in the US), along with CinemaParadiso (UK), Furlenco (India), Furniture Leasing Corporation (Germany), Home Essentials (Hong Kong), and TSUTAYA (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal income. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Control, Electromedical, Measuring & Navigational Instruments Manufacturing

    ... instruments, navigation and guidance systems, and various types of testing equipment. Major companies include Agilent Technologies, Danaher, Honeywell, L-3 Communications, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Thermo Fisher Scientific (all based in the US), as well ... 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

  • Garden Centers & Farm Supply Stores

    ... feed. Major companies include Adams Fairacre Farms, Armstrong Garden Centers, Calloway's Nursery, Meadows Farms, and Tractor Supply Company (all based in the US), as well as Dobbies and Wyevale Garden Centres (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Hog & Pig Farming

    ... trends in pork consumption. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and reducing the spread of disease. Large companies have advantages in vertically integrating operations from birthing to packaging and distribution. Small operations, ... Read More

  • Industrial Control Products Manufacturing

    ... and Rockwell Automation (all based in the US), as well as ABB (Switzerland), Beijing Sifang Automation (China), OMRON (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), and Siemens (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by overall industrial production and ... Read More

  • Kidney Dialysis Centers

    ... Medical Care and B Braun Melsungen. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on the number of people who suffer from kidney disease. The profitability of individual companies is linked to efficient operations and good marketing. Large companies ... 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

  • 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

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    ... in the US), as well as AstraZeneca (UK), Bayer (Germany), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), Novartis (Switzerland), Roche Holding (Switzerland), and Sanofi (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pharmaceutical manufacturers compete to discover and commercialize ever-more effective medicines. Companies focus on ... Read More

  • Property/Casualty Insurance Carriers

    ... State Farm, Nationwide Mutual, and the property/casualty arms of AIG and The Hartford Financial Services Group (all based in the US), and Allianz (Germany), AXA (France), PICC (China), Tokio Marine (Japan), and Zurich Insurance (Switzerland). ... Read More

  • Real Estate

    ... companies include CBRE Group, Host Hotels & Resorts, Realogy, and Simon Property Group (all based in the US), as well as Finatis (France), Mitsui Fudosan (Japan), Savills (UK), and Scentre Group (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

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