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  • Business & Professional Associations

    ... National Association of Realtors, and the US Chamber of Commerce (all based in the US), as well as the Architects' Council of Europe (Belgium) and the Medical Protection Society (the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Business Intelligence Software

    ... companies include MicroStrategy, QlikTech, SAS, and Tableau (all based in the US), as well as divisions of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP (Germany). Other providers based outside the US include Longview Solutions (Canada), Statpro (UK), ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Specialty Eateries

    ... shops, ice cream parlors, juice bars, and smoothie shops. Major companies include Dunkin’ Brands, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, FOCUS Brands (owner of Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Cinnabon, and Jamba Juice), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and Starbucks (all ... 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

  • Sugar Manufacturing

    ... Sugar, American Crystal Sugar, Fanjul Corp, Imperial Sugar, and US Sugar (all based in the US); as well as Cosan and Copersucar (both in Brazil); Nippon Beet Sugar Manufacturing (Japan); Nordzucker and Südzucker (both in ... Read More

  • Timber Operations

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

  • Vending Machine Operators

    ... Vending, AVI Food Systems, and divisions of ARAMARK and Coca-Cola; outside the US, major companies include China's Ubox, Japan's DyDo Group, and Switzerland's Selecta, as well as the vending machine units of UK-based firms Compass ... Read More

  • Waste Management Services

    ... decontaminating buildings, mine sites, soil, or groundwater. Major companies include Waste Management, Republic Services, and Advanced Disposal Services (all based in the US); SUEZ and Veolia Environnement (France); and Waste Connections (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Wood Flooring Manufacturing

    ... US), along with A&W (Shanghai) Woods (China), Goodfellow (Canada), and Tarkett (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for wood flooring is closely tied to residential construction and remodeling activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemical Manufacturing

    ... Arabia), and Sinopec (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Because chemicals are used to make a wide variety of industrial and consumer products, demand is driven by the overall health of the US economy. The profitability of individual ... 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

  • 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

  • Consumer Electronics & Appliances Stores

    ... the retail operations of Apple (all based in the US), as well as Dixons Carphone (UK), Fnac Darty (Belgium), GOME (China), the CECONOMY-owned Media Markt and Saturn brands (Germany), and Yamada Denki (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Consumer Lending

    ... SLM (better known as Sallie Mae), along with Provident Financial and Tesco Personal Finance (both based in the UK) and Orient Corporation (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics. The profitability ... Read More

  • Food Product Machinery Manufacturing

    ... and SPX Flow (all based in the US), as well as Alfa Laval (Sweden), Baker Perkins (UK), and GEA Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by food consumption, which depends on population growth and ... Read More

  • Fuel Oil & LP Gas Dealers

    ... all based in the US, as well as Japan's Mitsui & Co, Ultrapar Participações of Brazil, and Dutch firm SHV Holdings. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural heating needs drive demand. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Musical Instrument Manufacturing

    ... US), as well as Roland and Yamaha (both based in Japan) and China's Pearl River Piano. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is largely driven by consumer income and education demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on ... Read More

  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services

    ... other toxic material abatement. Major companies in this industry include Aegion and Clean Harbors (both based in the US), and Environmental Resources Management (UK). Other companies include the remediation divisions of large environmental consulting firms, ... Read More

  • Residential Real Estate Brokerage & Management

    ... and managing residential properties. Major companies include Keller Williams, HomeServices of America, Realogy, and Re/Max (all based in the US), as well as Countrywide Group (UK), Deutsche Wohnen (Germany), FirstService (Canada), and Leopalace21 (Japan). COMPETITIVE ... Read More

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