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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Agriculture & Forestry Sector

    ... US-based Dole Food and Fresh Del Monte Produce; and Amaggi Exportação e Importação (Brazil) and Total Produce (Ireland). Major animal production companies include Brasil Foods (Brazil), Perdue Farms (US), Dairy Farmers of America, JBS (Brazil), ... Read More

  • Audio & Video Equipment Manufacturing

    ... US), along with LG Electronics and Samsung (South Korea); Panasonic, Pioneer, and Sony (Japan); and Royal Philips (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and the rate of product innovation. The profitability ... Read More

  • Automotive Body, Paint, Interior & Glass Repair

    ... cars and light trucks. Major companies include Maaco, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Safelite Group (a subsidiary of Belron SA), and Service King Paint & Body (all based in the US), as well as Carglass and Belron ... Read More

  • Casino Hotels

    ... Wynn Resorts (all based in the US); as well as Crown Resorts (Australia); Genting Group (Malaysia); and Galaxy Entertainment, Melco Crown Entertainment, and SJM Holdings (all based in Hong Kong). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for casino ... Read More

  • Computer & Office Equipment Wholesalers

    ... HNA Group), ScanSource, Tech Data, and divisions of diversified electronics distributors such as Arrow Electronics and Avnet. Major companies based outside the US include ALSO (Switzerland), Digital China, Esprinet (Italy), and Redington (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Asset Management

    ... based in the US), as well as Allianz Group (Germany), Amundi (France), and UBS Group (Switzerland). In addition, most major banks have asset management divisions. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by demographic and market trends ... Read More

  • Cardiologists

    ... private practices, health care organizations, and hospitals, as well as academic, government, or research institutions. Leading institutions for cardiology and heart surgery include The Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, both based in the US, ... Read More

  • Clothing Stores

    ... based in the US), along with Hennes & Mauritz (Sweden), Inditex's Zara chain (Spain), and Arcadia Group's Topshop (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income and fashion trends drive demand for clothing. The profitability of individual companies ... Read More

  • Colleges & Universities

    ... as California, New York, and Texas, and private universities such as New York University, Duke, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins; leading institutions outside the US include the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, both located in the ... Read More

  • Computer Manufacturing

    ... equipment, including storage devices, terminals, and input/output devices such as printers, monitors, and keyboards. Major companies include US-based Apple, Dell, HP, and IBM; Foxconn and Quanta (both of Taiwan); Hitachi and Toshiba (Japan); and Lenovo ... Read More

  • Computer Software

    ... Dassault Systemes (France), The Sage Group (UK), and SAP (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The health of the global economy heavily influences spending for software products. The success of software companies depends on technical expertise and effective ... Read More

  • Crop Production

    ... Exportação e Importação, Chiquita Brands International, Dole Food Company, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Sunkist Growers, and Total Produce. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by federal agricultural policy programs, food consumption trends, and the grain and ... Read More

  • Financial Transaction Processing

    ... Global Payments, Heartland Payment Systems, MasterCard, Visa, and Western Union (all based in the US), as well as China UnionPay (China), Cielo (Brazil), and Moneris Solutions (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Technology is transforming the financial transaction ... Read More

  • Fitness Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Life Fitness (both owned by Brunswick), ICON Health & Fitness, Nautilus, and Peloton Interactive (all based in the US); as well as Amer Sports (the Finland-based owner of Precor), Dyaco International (Taiwan), Johnson Health Tech ... Read More

  • Grain Farming

    ... policies and trends in eating grains, meat, and corn-based sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn syrup. Ethanol use has also become a factor in recent years. The profitability of individual companies depends on maximizing crop yield ... Read More

  • Home Health Care Services

    ... their homes. Major companies include AMEDISYS, Apria Healthcare Group, Kindred at Home (part of Kindred Healthcare), and Lincare Holdings (all based in the US), along with Allied Healthcare (UK), LVL Médical Groupe (France), and Saint ... Read More

  • Janitorial & Carpet Cleaning Services

    ... ServiceMaster, as well as Coverall North America, Jani-King, and Stanley Steemer; major companies based outside the US include divisions of Aeon Delight (Japan), CNS Consorzio Nazionale Servizi (Italy), ISS World Services (Denmark), Mitie Group (UK), ... Read More

  • Managed Application & Network Services

    ... companies include Amazon Web Services, Google (through Google Cloud Platform), Microsoft's Azure unit, Oracle, and Rackspace (all US-based), along with Alibaba (China) and Interoute (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Companies with the access to capital for new ... Read More

  • Mutual Fund Management

    ... Mason, T Rowe Price, and Vanguard (all based in the US), as well as Investec (South Africa), Old Mutual (UK), and Schroders (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is affected by the global economic conditions, evolving investment ... Read More

  • Reinsurance Carriers

    ... Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Everest Re, and TransRe (all based in the US), as well as Munich Re (Germany), Swiss Re (Switzerland), and SCOR (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the volume of ... 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

  • Security Guard Services

    ... Group (both of the UK), Prosegur (Spain), Secom (Japan), and Securitas (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the need for the government, corporations, and other entities to protect their facilities, employees, data, and other ... Read More

  • Taxi & Limousine Services

    ... Taxi and limousine revenue is driven by business and leisure travel. The profitability of individual companies depends on good marketing. Small companies can effectively compete with large ones because there are few economies of scale ... Read More

  • Weight Reduction Services

    ... monitoring. Major companies include Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Nutrisystem (all based in the US), as well as Dukan Diet (France), Nutrition & Diet Center (Saudi Arabia), and Rosemary Conley Online (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumers' ... Read More

  • Converted Paper Products Manufacturing

    ... and WestRock (all based in the US), as well as Mondi (UK), Rengo (Japan), Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland), and Svenska Cellulosa (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by general commercial activity and population growth. The ... Read More

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