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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Electronic Inspection & Monitoring Instruments Manufacturing

    ... temperature, humidity, pressure, and flow. Major companies include Honeywell and Rockwell Automation (both of the US), as well as ABB (Switzerland), OMRON (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), and Siemens (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Manufacturing Sector

    ... companies include Boeing, Caterpillar, DowDuPont, Ford, GE, GM, HP, IBM, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, and Tyson Foods (all based in the US); Nestlé (Switzerland), Sanofi (France), Siemens (Germany), and Toyota Motor (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Globalization ... Read More

  • Motorcycle Dealers

    ... and accessories. No major companies dominate the industry; most have a single retail outlet. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Discretionary personal income and interest rates drive demand, since motorcycles are high-ticket purchases and often financed. The profitability of ... 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

  • 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

  • Specialty Food Stores

    ... in a single product category. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer spending and tastes drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective merchandising and the ability to generate store traffic. ... Read More

  • Surveillance, Investigation & Security Consulting Services

    ... and Sterling. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the needs of businesses, nonprofit institutions, and government agencies for outside advice on risk assessment and mitigation. The profitability of individual firms depends on the efficiency of ... Read More

  • Travel Agencies & Services

    ... and ticket offices. Major companies include American Express Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Priceline, and Sabre Holdings (all based in the US), as well as BCD Travel (the Netherlands), Thomas Cook (UK), and TUI Travel (Germany). ... Read More

  • Wired Telecommunications Services

    ... include AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Verizon Communications; major international wireline carriers include BT Group (the UK), China Telecom, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (Japan), and Orange (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by new services ... Read More

  • Aircraft Leasing

    ... as AerCap (the Netherlands), Avolon (Ireland), and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by activity in the air travel industry. The profitability of individual companies depends on the fleet mix and the cost ... 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

  • Aquaculture

    ... in fish consumption. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and protecting fish stock from death and disease. Large companies have advantages in vertically integrating operations from breeding to processing and packaging. Small ... Read More

  • Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing

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

  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Sector

    ... objects and sites of historical or cultural significance. Major companies and organizations include Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Las Vegas Sands, Live Nation Entertainment, the New York Yankees, the Smithsonian Institution, and Walt Disney Parks and ... Read More

  • Electric Power Generation

    ... into electrical energy. Major companies include American Electric Power, AES, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon, and Tennessee Valley Authority (all based in the US), along with China Huaneng Group and Datang Power (both in China), ... Read More

  • Electric Utilities

    ... as EON (Germany), EDF (France), Enel (Italy), and Tokyo Electric Power (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Although deregulation has altered power markets in many nations, electric utilities often continue to operate as unofficial monopolies in a given ... Read More

  • Electrical, Plumbing & Hardware Wholesalers

    ... Ace Hardware, Anixter, Graybar Electric, True Value, and WESCO International (all based in the US), as well as Rexel (France) and Wolseley (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Sales are driven by demand from the construction, telecommunications, and ... Read More

  • Farm Support Services

    ... breeding. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by domestic trends in crop and livestock production. The profitability of individual companies depends on establishing a value-added benefit to farms and keeping ... Read More

  • Financial Planners & Investment Advisers

    ... of France's AXA), as well as AMP Limited (Australia), IGM Financial (Canada), and units of diversified financial services companies such as Morgan Stanley (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Aging populations, the shift to defined contribution retirement savings ... Read More

  • Fresh Produce Wholesalers

    ... (all based in the US), as well as Fresh Produce Group (Australia), Fyffes (Ireland), IG International (India), Oppenheimer Group (Canada), Tokyo Seika (Japan), and Total Produce (Ireland). Vertically integrated fruit and vegetable producers such as ... Read More

  • Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores

    ... (a division of The Walt Disney Company), Hallmark, Schurman Retail Group (aka Papyrus), and Spencer Gifts (all based in the US), as well as Card Factory (UK), kikki K (Australia), and NBC Stationery & Gifts ... Read More

  • Nonalcoholic Beverage Manufacturing

    ... in the US), along with Britvic (UK), Cott (Canada), Danone (France), Nestlé (Switzerland), Red Bull (Austria), and Suntory (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for nonalcoholic beverages is driven by consumer tastes and demographics. The profitability of ... 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

  • 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

  • Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

    ... polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). Major companies include Celanese, Chevron Phillips, DowDuPont, Hexion, and Huntsman (all based in the US), along with Alfa (Mexico), BASF (Germany), China National Chemical Corporation, LG Chem (South Korea), ... Read More

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