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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Financial Planners & Investment Advisers

    ... of France's AXA), as well as AMP Limited (Australia), IGM Financial (Canada), and units of diversified financial services companies such as Morgan Stanley (US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Aging populations, the shift to defined contribution retirement savings ... Read More

  • Advertising Agencies

    ... Major US advertising agencies include units of Interpublic and Omnicom; leading companies based outside the US include Dentsu and Hakuhodo DY Holdings (both based in Japan), and WPP (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for advertising is ... Read More

  • Motorcycle Manufacturing

    ... based in China); BMW (Germany); Hero MotoCorp (India); Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha (Japan); and Harley-Davidson and Polaris (the US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income and interest rates drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends ... Read More

  • Movie Theaters

    ... based outside the US include Canada's Cineplex, the UK's Cineworld, and China's Wanda Cinemas. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Personal income and leisure time drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on securing access to popular movies ... Read More

  • Nursery & Floriculture Production

    ... Horticultural, Color Spot Nurseries, and Monrovia Nursery. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income, home sales and new home construction, and commercial real estate construction. The profitability of individual companies depends on anticipating demand ... Read More

  • Opticians

    ... the US include LensCrafters and Pearle Vision (both owned by Italy's Luxottica), National Vision, and Visionworks of America, as well as Fielmann (based in Germany) and GrandVision (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... Read More

  • Pet Food Manufacturing

    ... Nutrition); General Mills (Blue Buffalo Pet Products); JM Smucker (Big Heart Pet Brands); and Mars (Iams, Pedigree, and Royal Canin), all based in the US; along with Affinity Petcare (Spain), Heristo (Germany), Nestlé Purina PetCare ... Read More

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    ... in the US), as well as AstraZeneca (UK), Bayer (Germany), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), Novartis (Switzerland), Roche Holding (Switzerland), and Sanofi (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pharmaceutical manufacturers compete to discover and commercialize ever-more effective medicines. Companies focus on ... Read More

  • Professional Services Sector

    ... Sciences Corporation, IBM, IQVIA (formerly Quintiles), Jacobs Engineering Group, Latham & Watkins, McKinsey & Company, and Omnicom, as well as Accenture (domiciled in Ireland), Capgemini (France), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (UK), PricewaterhouseCoopers (UK), and WPP (Ireland). ... Read More

  • Property/Casualty Insurance Carriers

    ... State Farm, Nationwide Mutual, and the property/casualty arms of AIG and The Hartford Financial Services Group (all based in the US), and Allianz (Germany), AXA (France), PICC (China), Tokio Marine (Japan), and Zurich Insurance (Switzerland). ... Read More

  • Residential Property Investment

    ... Communities, and Essex Property Trust. Outside the US, major companies include Sun Hung Kai Properties (Hong Kong), Leoplace 21 (Japan), LEG Immobilien (Germany), Kerry Properties (Hong Kong), CapitaLand (Singapore), and Gagfah (Luxembourg). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Retail Sector

    ... companies include Costco, Kroger, and Walmart (all based in the US), as well as Aldi (Germany), Carrefour (France), Schwarz (Germany) and Tesco (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE The internet and increasing consumer connectivity are transforming the retail ... Read More

  • Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing

    ... GT Advanced Technologies, Lam Research Corporation, and Veeco Instruments (all based in the US), as well as ASML Holding (the Netherlands) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation and Tokyo Electron Limited, both of Japan. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Shoe Stores

    ... Company and owner of Famous Footwear and Naturalizer), DSW, Foot Locker, Genesco, and Payless ShoeSource. Some shoe manufacturers, such as Nike, also have retail operations. Major non-US companies include Aldo Group (Canada), Belle International (China), ... Read More

  • TV Broadcast & Cable Networks

    ... are ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC, while leading basic-cable networks include ESPN, Fox News, USA Network, and Univision. Other leading companies include Luxembourg-based RTL Group (owned by Germany's Bertelsmann), Japan's Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK, also ... Read More

  • Ambulance Services

    ... and Providence Service (all based in the US), as well as Falck (Denmark), Harmonie Ambulance (France), and Lufttransport (Norway). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Increases in immigration, birth rates, morbidity rates, and life expectancies, as well as emergency ... Read More

  • Boat Building

    ... boats. Major US companies include Brunswick, Malibu Boats, Marine Products, MCBC Holdings, and Viking Yacht. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand from end users depends on consumer income. The profitability of individual companies is linked to manufacturing efficiencies. ... Read More

  • Boat Dealers

    ... parts and boat repair services. Major US companies include MarineMax and West Marine. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for boats is closely linked to personal income, consumer confidence, and the general economy. Industry groups also examine other ... Read More

  • Drug Stores

    ... Health, and Rite Aid (all based in the US), along with Jean Coutu and Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada), China Nepstar (China), AS Watson (Hong Kong), Matsumoto Kiyoshi (Japan), Anton Schlecker and Dirk Rossmann (Germany), and ... Read More

  • Education & Training Services

    ... include Adtalem Global Education, Apollo Education Group, Career Education Corporation (CEC), K12, and Kaplan (all based in the US); as well as New Oriental Education & Technology Group (China), NIIT Limited (India), and Benesse Corporation ... Read More

  • Education Sector

    ... and vocational programs. Institutions include public, private, and nonprofit as well as for-profit businesses. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Funding-related challenges have a major bearing on competition at every level of the education sector. Public K-12 school districts ... Read More

  • Hog & Pig Farming

    ... trends in pork consumption. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and reducing the spread of disease. Large companies have advantages in vertically integrating operations from birthing to packaging and distribution. Small operations, ... Read More

  • Metal Valve & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

    ... process control companies such as Curtiss-Wright, Emerson Electric, Flowserve, and Parker Hannifin (all based in the US), as well as valve manufacturers such as Crane, Mueller Water Products, and Watts Water (all based in the ... Read More

  • Health Care Sector

    ... facilities. Major companies include Ascension Health, HCA, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Healthcare (all based in the US), as well as Fresenius (Germany), National Hospital Organization (Japan), and Ramsay Health Care (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Health care ... Read More

  • Metal Ore Mining

    ... Freeport-McMoRan and Newmont Mining (both based in the US), as well as Anglo American (UK), China Molybdenum, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto (both dually headquartered in Australia and the UK), Glencore (Switzerland), Grupo Mexico, MMC ... Read More

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