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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Glass & Glass Product Manufacturing

    ... Guardian Industries, and Owens-Illinois (all based in the US) as well as Asahi Glass (Japan), Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (France), Fuyao Glass Industry Group (China), and SCHOTT (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand comes mainly from the construction, ... Read More

  • Hotels, Motels & Resorts

    ... (all based in the US), as well as Accor (France), InterContinental Hotels Group (UK), Jin Jiang Hotels (China), NH Hotel Group (Spain), and Whitbread (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Hotels, motels, and resorts are benefiting from global ... Read More

  • HVAC Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Lennox, Nortek, Trane, and the climate control divisions of Johnson Controls and United Technologies; other leading companies include Bosch Thermotechnik (Germany), Daikin Industries and Yazaki (both of Japan), Danfoss (Denmark), and Gree (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Lumber & Plywood Product Manufacturing

    ... companies include divisions of Georgia-Pacific, Louisiana-Pacific, Universal Forest Products, and Weyerhaeuser (all based in the US), as well as Canfor and West Fraser Timber (both of Canada), Ilim Timber (Germany), Stora Enso (Finland), and Sumitomo ... Read More

  • Lumber Wholesalers

    ... Supply (formerly a division of Home Depot), and Tumac Lumber. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for lumber and plywood is strongly affected by the level of residential real estate construction. Profitability depends on efficient operations. Large wholesalers ... Read More

  • Market Research & Polling Services

    ... in the US), and Nielsen and Kantar (both in the UK), as well as Gfk (Germany), Ipsos (France), and INTAGE (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by the health of the economy and corporate ... Read More

  • Masonry Contractors

    ... in the US, include Western Construction Group, McGee Brothers, C A Lindman, Sun Valley Masonry, and Dee Brown. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by residential, commercial, and government-funded construction activity. The profitability of individual companies ... Read More

  • Multimedia, Graphics & Publishing Software

    ... publishing. Major companies include Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Avid Technology, and Tableau Software (all based in the US), as well as Bohemian Coding (the Netherlands), Corel (Canada), CyberLink (Taiwan), and Wix (Israel). Other leading providers of ... Read More

  • Veterinary Services

    ... and VCA (all based in the US), as well as CVS Group (UK) and Greencross Vets (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven mainly by the number of cats and dogs kept as pets, which is ... Read More

  • Food Wholesalers

    ... US Foods (all based in the US), as well as Loblaw (Canada), Kokubu & Co (Japan), and Metcash (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Barriers to market entry for food distributors are low, and customers can change suppliers ... Read More

  • Home Centers & Hardware Stores

    ... and True Value (all based in the US), as well as Kingfisher (UK), Leroy Merlin (France), OBI (Germany), and Lowe's-owned RONA (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Home remodeling and repair and new homebuilding drive demand. The profitability ... Read More

  • Medical & Diagnostic Laboratories

    ... Major companies include Alliance HealthCare Services, LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and RadNet (all based in the US), as well as LifeLabs (Canada), Sonic Healthcare (Australia), and the clinical diagnostics division of Eurofins (Luxembourg). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Outpatient Surgical Centers

    ... do not offer overnight or long-term hospital care or care for minor ailments. Major US companies include Envision Healthcare, SCA (formerly Surgical Care Affiliates), and Surgery Partners, as well as the outpatient surgical operations of ... Read More

  • Used Merchandise Stores

    ... (all based in the US), Bookoff (Japan), and Oxfam (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demographics, consumer income, and consumer tastes drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient procurement and effective merchandising. Large companies have ... Read More

  • Battery Manufacturing

    ... EnerSys, Exide Technologies, and Spectrum Brands (Rayovac); leading companies based outside the US include Taiwan's Cheng Uei Precision Industry (known as Foxlink), GP Batteries (Singapore), GS Yuasa (Japan), and Johnson Controls (Ireland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Moving Services

    ... storage services. Major companies include UniGroup (owner of United and Mayflower), SIRVA (owner of Allied, Global, and North American), and Atlas Van Lines. Leading companies based outside the US include Crown Worldwide (Hong Kong), Grospiron ... Read More

  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    ... include American Tower Corporation, Equity Residential, Host Hotels & Resorts, Simon Property Group, and Vornado Realty Trust; major international companies include Icade (France), H&R REIT (Canada), Land Securities Group (UK), Link Real Estate Investment Trust ... Read More

  • Staffing Services

    ... based in the US), along with Adecco (headquartered in Switzerland) and Randstad (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Companies compete to fill talent pools with skilled employees. Some companies may concentrate on manual labor or administrative skills, ... Read More

  • Vitamin, Nutritional Supplement & Other Health-Related Product Manufacturing

    ... Amway, Herbalife, Nature's Bounty, and USANA (based in the US), as well as Arkopharma (France), Nelsons (UK), Tongrentang (China), and divisions of companies such as Pfizer and Procter & Gamble. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for vitamins ... Read More

  • Business Services Sector

    ... disposal. Major companies include Allegis Group, Automatic Data Processing, ManpowerGroup, and Waste Management (all based in the US), along with Adecco (Switzerland); Randstad (the Netherlands), Thomas Cook (the UK), and TUI (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Providers ... Read More

  • Chiropractors

    ... dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for chiropractic services is driven by demographics and by the overall acceptance of alternative medicine and chiropractic care. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and maximizing ... Read More

  • Electronic Test & Measurement Instruments Manufacturing

    ... (all based in the US), along with Anritsu (Japan), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), Spirent Communications (UK), and Yokogawa Electric (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by growth in industries such as electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, ... Read More

  • Golf Courses

    ... based in the US; as well as Japan-based firms Accordia Golf and Pacific Golf Management; Blue Green Groupe Saur (France); and ClubLink Corporation (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by demographics and population growth. The ... Read More

  • Hair Care Services

    ... well as Frisör Klier (Germany), Premier Salons (Canada), and Stefan Hair Fashions (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by demographics, population growth, and personal income. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and ... Read More

  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing

    ... Fitness, and Russell (all based in the US), as well as Amer Sports (Finland), Decathlon (France), Head (Netherlands), and Mizuno (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Sporting goods manufacturers are retooling their distribution, sales, and marketing strategies as ... Read More

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