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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Consumer Product Rental

    ... Redbox), and Rent-A-Center (all in the US), along with Home Essentials (Hong Kong), LOVEFiLM (UK), TalkTalk TV (UK), and TSUTAYA (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal income. The profitability of individual companies depends ... Read More

  • Copper & Nickel Mining

    ... (based in the US), Codelco (Chile), Grupo México (Mexico), Jiangxi Copper (China), Glencore (UK), and BHP Billiton (UK/Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by industrial production and economic growth. Individual company profitability depends on operating ... Read More

  • Fresh Produce Wholesalers

    ... (all based in the US), as well as Fresh Produce Group (Australia), Fyffes (Ireland), IG International (India), Oppenheimer Group (Canada), Tokyo Seika (Japan), and Total Produce (Ireland). Vertically integrated fruit and vegetable producers such as ... Read More

  • Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores

    ... (a division of The Walt Disney Company), Hallmark, Schurman Retail Group (aka Papyrus), and Spencer Gifts (all based in the US), as well as Card Factory (UK), kikki K (Australia), and NBC Stationery & Gifts ... Read More

  • Nonalcoholic Beverage Manufacturing

    ... in the US), along with Britvic (UK), Cott (Canada), Danone (France), Nestlé (Switzerland), Red Bull (Austria), and Suntory (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for nonalcoholic beverages is driven by consumer tastes and demographics. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Field Services

    ... Nabors Industries, National Oilwell Varco, Saipem, Schlumberger, Transocean, and Weatherford International. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by oil and gas prices. The profitability of individual companies depends on technical expertise and efficiency of operations. Large ... Read More

  • Optometrists

    ... Demand is driven by demographics. The aging of the US population increases demand for eye exams and glasses. Eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma, which are often diagnosed by an optometrist but treated by ... Read More

  • Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

    ... polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). Major companies include Celanese, Chevron Phillips, DowDuPont, Hexion, and Huntsman (all based in the US), along with Alfa (Mexico), BASF (Germany), China National Chemical Corporation, LG Chem (South Korea), ... Read More

  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers

    ... Inland Empire RV, La Mesa RV Center, and Lazy Days' RV Center. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and population demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and inventory management. ... Read More

  • Securities Brokerages

    ... and Wells Fargo (all based in the US), as well as Credit Suisse (Switzerland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Macquarie Group (Australia), and Nomura (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the returns on securities relative to ... Read More

  • Sign Manufacturing

    ... of the US), as well as Shingokizai (Japan) and Marahrens (Germany). The industry also includes the large electronic display divisions of major electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic (Japan) and Samsung (South Korea). Producers of paper ... Read More

  • Tire Dealers

    ... Corporation, Monro Muffler Brake, Les Schwab Tire Centers and retail units of manufacturers Bridgestone and Goodyear (all based in the US), as well as Beaurepaires (Australia) and Kwik-Fit (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for replacement tires ... Read More

  • Toy & Game Manufacturing

    ... the US), along with Geobra Brandstätter (Germany), LEGO (Denmark), Namco Bandai (Japan), and Sanrio (Japan), as well as the gaming hardware divisions of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Growth in the population of children ... Read More

  • Trade Show & Event Planning Services

    ... based in the US), along with ITE Group, Reed Exhibitions, and UBM (all based in the UK), and GL events (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by overall economic activity and corporate profits. The profitability ... Read More

  • TV Program Production & Distribution

    ... and distribution operations of CBS, Disney, NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Sony Pictures, Time Warner (owned by AT&T), and Twenty-First Century Fox. Newer, but increasingly significant, entrants in the field include streaming services Netflix and Amazon. ... Read More

  • Vegetable & Melon Farming

    ... with Chaoda Modern Agriculture (based in Hong Kong), Fresh Del Monte Produce (Cayman Islands), and Mastronardi Produce (Canada). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth, consumer preferences, and government programs promoting fresh produce. The ... Read More

  • Aluminum Production

    ... Industries (India); Norsk Hydro (Norway); Rio Tinto (UK and Australia); and RUSAL (Russia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand comes largely from manufacturers of durable goods such as motor vehicles, aircraft, food packaging containers, building and construction, and ... Read More

  • Armored Vehicle Services

    ... Company, Dunbar Armored (US), and Garda Cash Logistics (all based in the US), as well as G4S (the UK), Loomis (Sweden), and Prosegur (Spain). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by cash transaction volume. The profitability ... Read More

  • Candy Manufacturing

    ... nonchocolate candy. Major companies include Hershey, Mars, and Mondelez International, all based in the US; as well as Barry Callebaut, Lindt, and Nestlé (all based in Switzerland); Ferrero (Italy); and Meiji (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Candy ... Read More

  • Commercial Fishing

    ... Aquaculture (Canada), Maruha Nichiro (Japan), and Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Japan). Large commercial fishing companies tend to be vertically integrated, encompassing fishing, freezing, and processing operations; smaller companies may have fishing operations only. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Crude Petroleum Pipelines

    ... in the US); as well as Enbridge and Gibson Energy, (based in Canada); Transneft (Russia); Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia); and China National Petroleum Corporation (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by economic activity and population ... Read More

  • Electric Power Generation

    ... into electrical energy. Major companies include American Electric Power, AES, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Exelon, and Tennessee Valley Authority (all based in the US), along with China Huaneng Group and Datang Power (both in China), ... Read More

  • Electric Utilities

    ... as EON (Germany), EDF (France), Enel (Italy), and Tokyo Electric Power (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Although deregulation has altered power markets in many nations, electric utilities often continue to operate as unofficial monopolies in a given ... Read More

  • Electrical, Plumbing & Hardware Wholesalers

    ... Ace Hardware, Anixter, Graybar Electric, True Value, and WESCO International (all based in the US), as well as Rexel (France) and Wolseley (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Sales are driven by demand from the construction, telecommunications, and ... Read More

  • Farm Support Services

    ... breeding. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by domestic trends in crop and livestock production. The profitability of individual companies depends on establishing a value-added benefit to farms and keeping ... Read More

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