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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Bakery Product Manufacturing

    ... and United States Bakery (all based in the US), along with Allied Bakeries (UK), ARYZTA (Switzerland), Grupo Bimbo (Mexico), Weston Foods (Canada), and Yamazaki Baking (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer preferences and ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 & Gift (Singapore). ... Read More

  • Manufacturing Sector

    ... companies include Boeing, Caterpillar, DuPont, Ford, GE, GM, HP, IBM, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, and Tyson Foods (all based in the US); Nestlé (Switzerland), Sanofi (France), Siemens (Germany), and Toyota Motor (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... 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

  • Specialty Food Stores

    ... in a single product category. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Consumer spending and tastes drive demand. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective merchandising and the ability to generate store traffic. ... 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

  • Wired Telecommunications Services

    ... include AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Verizon Communications; major international wireline carriers include BT Group (the UK), China Telecom, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (Japan), and Orange (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by new services ... Read More

  • Aircraft Leasing

    ... as AerCap (the Netherlands), Avolon (Ireland), and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by activity in the air travel industry. The profitability of individual companies depends on the fleet mix and the cost ... Read More

  • Community Colleges

    ... include Houston Community College, Ivy Tech Community College, Lone Star College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tarrant County College. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on the demographic composition of the communities that surround a school and ... 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

  • Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing

    ... include Alere, Beckman Coulter, and Bio-Rad Laboratories (all based in the US), as well as bioMerieux and Guerbet (both in France) and the diagnostic divisions of major pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott (US), Roche (Switzerland), ... 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 Power Transmission, Distribution & Marketing

    ... brokers. Major companies include American Electric Power, Exelon, and NextEra Energy (all based in the US); Southern Power and State Power Grid (both headquartered in China); EON (Germany); SSE (Scotland); Tokyo Electric Power (Japan); and ... 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

  • Electronic Inspection & Monitoring Instruments Manufacturing

    ... temperature, humidity, pressure, and flow. Major companies include Honeywell and Rockwell Automation (both of the US), as well as ABB (Switzerland), OMRON (Japan), Schneider Electric (France), and Siemens (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nonstore Retail

    ... Amazon, eBay, HSN, QVC, and Newegg, as well as Alibaba Group (China), Argos (UK), JD.com (China), MercadoLibre (Argentina), and Otto Group (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers’ personal income. The profitability of individual ... Read More

  • Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

    ... polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and polystyrene (PS). Major companies include Celanese, Chevron Phillips, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Huntsman, and Momentive Specialty Chemicals (all based in the US), along with Alfa (Mexico), BASF (Germany), China National Chemical Corporation, ... Read More

  • Postal Services

    ... (France), and Japan Post. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on transaction volume and corporate spending on direct marketing. The profitability of individual companies depends on the efficiency of their operations. Large companies have advantages in widespread ... Read More

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