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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Coffee & Tea Manufacturing

    ... JM Smucker (owner of Folgers), and Kraft Heinz (owner of Maxwell House), as well as ITO EN (Japan), Maxingvest AG (Germany), Nestlé (Switzerland), Tata Global Beverages (India), and Unilever, the UK-based owner of Lipton. COMPETITIVE ... Read More

  • Convenience Stores & Truck Stops

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

  • Cookie & Cracker Manufacturing

    ... Mondelez International, Pepperidge Farm, and Snyder's-Lance; other leading firms include ARYZTA (Switzerland), Britannia Industries (India), Parle Biscuits (India), United Biscuits (UK), and Want Want Holdings (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth, consumer ... Read More

  • Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants

    ... Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), as well as Café de Coral (Hong Kong), Greggs (UK), Seven & i Food Systems (Japan), and Restaurant Brands International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer tastes ... Read More

  • Freight Forwarding Services

    ... Solutions (all based in the US), along with CEVA Logistics (France); DB Schenker and DHL Supply Chain (Germany); Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina (Switzerland); Nippon Express (Japan); and Sinotrans (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Household Appliance Manufacturing

    ... humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and toaster ovens. Major companies include US-based Whirlpool, along with BSH Hausgeräte (formerly BSH Bosch, Germany), Electrolux (Sweden), Haier Electronics and Haier-owned GE Appliances (China), and LG Electronics (South Korea). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Paint & Coating Manufacturing

    ... Sherwin-Williams (all based in the US), as well as Akzo Nobel (the Netherlands), Nippon Paint (Japan), Hempel A/S (Denmark), and the coatings operations of BASF (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by industrial production and ... Read More

  • Private Schools K-12

    ... is driven by perceived inadequacies in the public school system as well as the desire for a specific curriculum or school culture. The success of an individual school depends largely on its reputation for quality. ... Read More

  • Pulp & Paper Mills

    ... Georgia Pacific and International Paper; major companies based outside the US include Nippon Paper (Japan), Smurfit Kappa (Ireland), and Stora Enso (Finland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on both consumer and business use of paper products. ... Read More

  • Seafood Processing

    ... and Trident Seafoods (both headquartered in the US), as well as Dongwon Industries (South Korea), High Liner Foods (Canada), Icelandic Group (Iceland), Marine Harvest (Norway), Maruha Nichiro Holdings (Japan), Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Japan), Pescanova (Spain), ... Read More

  • Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing

    ... include FLIR and divisions of defense contractors such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (all based in the US), as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), Bharat Electronics (India), ... Read More

  • Ski Facilities

    ... -- facilities with overnight accommodations for guests -- are not included in the industry, but major resort operators such as Aspen Skiing Company, Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Boyne USA, Intrawest, and Vail Resorts (all based ... Read More

  • Spa Services

    ... day spa franchise Woodhouse Spas, and Steiner Leisure, which operates spas on cruise ships and at resorts and hotels. Major companies based outside the US include Absolute Spa (Canada), Gokurakuyu (Japan), and Grupa Uzdrowisk (Poland). ... Read More

  • Structural Steel & Precast Concrete Contractors

    ... (rebar) and steel rods, mesh, and cages for the reinforcing of poured-in-place concrete. Major US companies include Baker Concrete Construction, CP Buckner Steel Erection, DBM Global, High Industries, and Lexicon. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Abrasives Manufacturing

    ... Noritake (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), and Tyrolit (Austria). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for manufactured industrial products is the major driver of sales for abrasives. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations, as many products are ... Read More

  • Commercial Real Estate Brokerage & Management

    ... properties for owners. Major companies include CBRE Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, and Colliers International (all US-based), as well as Countrywide and Savills (both in the UK) and ... Read More

  • Commercial Real Estate Management

    ... in the US), as well as Lendlease (Australia), Mitsubishi Estate (Japan), and Regus Group (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by commercial real estate occupancy levels. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient ... Read More

  • Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing

    ... companies include Canon, Epson, and Brother, all based in Japan; Diebold, NCR, and HP, all based in the US; and Logitech, based in Switzerland. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer and government spending, as ... Read More

  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing

    ... Copco (Sweden), Doosan Infracore (South Korea), Hitachi and Komatsu (both based in Japan), Liebherr Group (Germany), and Sany Heavy Industry (China), along with the construction divisions of heavy equipment manufacturers Deere (US), CNH Industrial (UK), ... Read More

  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

    ... Ball Corporation, Flowserve, Gibraltar Industries, Mueller Industries, Snap-On, The Timken Company, and Valmont Industries (all headquartered in the US), as well as Jiangsu Guotai International (China), Schaeffler Technologies (Germany), and Toyo Seikan (Japan). Because of ... Read More

  • Graphic Design Services

    ... LANDSCAPE Regional economic activity drives demand, because most graphic design firms are small and work locally. The profitability of individual companies depends on accurate bidding, timely delivery of projects, and a steady volume of work. ... Read More

  • Less-Than-Truckload Carriers

    ... as well as DHL Freight (Germany) and TFI International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by manufacturing output, residential and commercial construction activity, and retail spending. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations. ... Read More

  • Magazine Publishers

    ... Nast), Hearst, and International Data Group. Outside the US, major companies include Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Italy), Bauer Media Group (Germany), Gruner + Jahr (Germany), and Sanoma (Finland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for magazines is driven largely ... Read More

  • Museums, Zoos & Parks

    ... natural significance. Major US museums include the Smithsonian (National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History, and National Air and Space Museum), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, ... Read More

  • Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing

    ... other nonmetallic mineral products. Major companies include 3M, Ash Grove Cement Company, Guardian Industries, Kohler, and USG Corporation (all based in the US), as well as Asahi Glass and Noritake (both of Japan), Compagnie de ... Read More

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