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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • US Municipal Governments

    ... and township governments; 3,000 county governments; and 38,000 special purpose districts with combined annual revenue of more than $1.8 trillion. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for municipal services is driven by population growth and demographics of the ... Read More

  • Venture Capital

    ... Sequoia Capital (all based in the US), as well as Amadeus Capital Partners (UK), Singulariteam and Viola Ventures (Israel), Globis Capital Partners (Japan), and Nexus Venture Partners (India). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by ... Read More

  • Biotechnology Research Services

    ... and biomolecular techniques. Major US organizations engaged in biotechnology research include the Scripps Research Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Jackson Laboratory; institutes affiliated with government research agencies and major universities, such as the Whitehead ... Read More

  • Coffee & Tea Manufacturing

    ... JM Smucker (owner of Folgers), and Kraft Heinz (owner of Maxwell House), as well as ITO EN (Japan), Maxingvest AG (Germany), Nestlé (Switzerland), Tata Global Beverages (India), and Unilever, the UK-based owner of Lipton. COMPETITIVE ... 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

  • Engineering Services

    ... in the US), along with Abengoa (Spain), Babcock International (UK), SNC-Lavalin Group (Canada), Wood Group (UK), and WorleyParsons (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Success in the engineering services industry requires efficient bidding and cost controls. Customers are ... Read More

  • Gun & Ammunition Manufacturing

    ... based in the US), as well as Beretta (Italy), FN Herstal (Belgium), Glock (Austria), Heckler & Koch (Germany), Kontsern Kalashnikov (Russia), Norinco (China), and Taurus (Brazil). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven partly by hunters, gun ... Read More

  • Private Schools K-12

    ... is driven by perceived inadequacies in the public school system as well as the desire for a specific curriculum or school culture. The success of an individual school depends largely on its reputation for quality. ... Read More

  • Textile Manufacturing

    ... WL Gore & Associates (all based in the US), along with Chinatex (China), Far Eastern New Century (Taiwan), Hyosung (South Korea), Toyobo (Japan), and Weiqiao Textile (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the domestic ... Read More

  • Transportation Services Sector

    ... storage services. Major companies include Union Pacific, United Continental, UPS, US Postal Service, and YRC (all based in the US), as well as AP Moller Maersk (Denmark), Deutsche Lufthansa and Deutsche Post (Germany), and East ... Read More

  • Wireless Telecommunications Equipment Manufacturing

    ... Huawei (China), Nokia (Finland), OPPO (China, owned by BBK Electronics), Samsung (South Korea), Xiaomi (China), and ZTE (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by evolving networking technology that enables new applications and services. The profitability ... Read More

  • Apparel Manufacturing

    ... Armour, and VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Michael Kors (based in Hong Kong) and Prada (Italy). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Apparel manufacturers compete on both price and fashion. Under many supply agreements, customers ... Read More

  • Automotive Repair & Maintenance Services

    ... (a unit of Bridgestone), Jiffy Lube, Meineke, Midas, Monro Muffler Brake, and Safelite Group. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on miles driven and the number of cars on the road. The increased complexity of vehicles, which ... Read More

  • Biofuel Manufacturing

    ... Poet (US), and Renewable Energy Group (US), as well as units of oil and gas producers such as Chevron and Valero and crop processors such as Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge (all based in the ... Read More

  • Beer, Wine & Liquor Stores

    ... have different laws regulating liquor stores, complicating the ability to form national chains. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income, consumer tastes, and entertainment trends drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and competitive ... Read More

  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing

    ... Interface, Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries (all based in the US), along with Balta (Belgium), Oriental Weavers (Egypt), and Suminoe Textile (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for carpeting depends on residential and commercial real estate construction ... Read More

  • Railroads

    ... the US), along with Deutsche Bahn (Germany), East Japan Railway (Japan), RZD (Russia), and SNCF (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by sales of bulk commodities and other items best transported by rail. The profitability ... Read More

  • Search, Detection, Navigation & Guidance System Manufacturing

    ... include FLIR and divisions of defense contractors such as Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon (all based in the US), as well as Airbus Group (the Netherlands), BAE Systems (the UK), Bharat Electronics (India), ... Read More

  • Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturing

    ... and Qualcomm (all based in the US), along with Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix (both of South Korea), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and Toshiba (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The industry depends highly on demand from the ... Read More

  • Ski Facilities

    ... -- facilities with overnight accommodations for guests -- are not included in the industry, but those companies are significant competitors of independent ski facilities. Important ski lodge and resort operators include Aspen Skiing Company, Booth ... Read More

  • Spa Services

    ... day spa franchise Woodhouse Spas, and Steiner Leisure, which operates spas on cruise ships and at resorts and hotels. Major companies based outside the US include Absolute Spa (Canada), Gokurakuyu (Japan), and Grupa Uzdrowisk (Poland). ... Read More

  • Structural Steel & Precast Concrete Contractors

    ... (rebar) and steel rods, mesh, and cages for the reinforcing of poured-in-place concrete. Major US companies include Baker Concrete Construction, CP Buckner Steel Erection, DBM Global, High Industries, and Lexicon. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... 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

  • Casual Restaurants

    ... Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, Dine Brands Global, and OSI Restaurant Partners (all based in the US), along with Recipe Unlimited (Canada), The Restaurant Group (UK), and Skylark (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Casual restaurants are adopting new ... Read More

  • Coffee Shops

    ... Tea (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf), Peet's Coffee, and Starbucks (all based in the US), as well as Costa Coffee and Caffè Nero (both based in the UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer taste and personal ... Read More

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