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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Trucking

    ... Logistics, and YRC Worldwide, as well as Hitachi Transport System and Seino Transportation (Japan), Eddie Stobart (UK), and TFI International (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The rapid growth of online shopping and quick delivery options is expected ... Read More

  • Wholesale Sector

    ... companies based outside the US include Brenntag (Germany, chemicals), Medipal (Japan, drug and household products), and WPG (Taiwan, electronic components). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE For most distributors, demand is closely linked to local economic activity. The profitability ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Executive Search Services

    ... International, Spencer Stuart, and Russell Reynolds (all based in the US), as well as Egon Zehnder International (Switzerland), The Caldwell Partners International (Canada) and Norman Broadbent (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Job growth drives demand for the ... 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

  • Gold & Silver Mining

    ... Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, and Goldcorp as well as Newmont Mining (headquartered in the US), AngloGold Ashanti (South Africa), KGHM (Poland), Fresnillo (UK-based with primary operations in Mexico), Glencore (Switzerland), and BHP Billiton (Australia). COMPETITIVE ... 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

  • 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), and Wisag (Germany). ... Read More

  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing

    ... Lewis (all based in the US), along with Amada (Japan), DMG Mori Seiki (Japan), Shenyang Machine Tool (China), and TRUMPF (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is closely linked to US industrial activity. The profitability of individual ... 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

  • 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

  • Airport Operations

    ... cargo handling, and rental of hangar space. Major companies include Aeroports de Paris (France), Menzies Aviation-owned Aircraft Service International (US), Heathrow (UK), Fraport and Lufthansa Technik (Germany), Singapore Technologies Aerospace, and Swissport (Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE ... Read More

  • Asset Management

    ... (all based in the US), as well as AMP Limited (Australia) and Old Mutual (UK). In addition, most major banks have asset management divisions. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by demographic and market trends such ... 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

  • Commercial Printing

    ... platemaking, and book binding. Major companies include Cenveo, Quad/Graphics, and RR Donnelley (all based in the US), as well as arvato (Germany), Cimpress (the Netherlands), Dai Nippon Printing and Toppan Printing (Japan), and Transcontinental (Canada). ... Read More

  • Asphalt Products Manufacturing

    ... building materials manufacturers such as Owens Corning, Carlisle, and CertainTeed; segments of large aggregate companies such as CRH (Ireland), Lafarge North America, and Vulcan Materials; and segments of large refined petroleum product companies such as ... 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

  • Data Storage Systems Manufacturing

    ... Digital (all based in the US); Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Toshiba (Japan); and Seagate (Ireland), as well as the data storage divisions of large computer OEMs such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

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