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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

  • Education & Training Software

    ... Stone, and SkillSoft (all based in the US); as well as software divisions of publishers such as Cengage Learning and Scholastic Corporation and training units of diversified software providers such as Oracle and SAP. Top ... Read More

  • Florists

    ... such as 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, FTD, and Teleflora (all in the US), Euroflorist (the Netherlands), and (Japan) provide orders to independent florists but are also competitors. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for flowers depends on discretionary consumer spending. ... Read More

  • Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction

    ... companies include US-based Bechtel, Fluor, Granite Construction, Kiewit, and The Walsh Group, as well as ACS (Spain), China State Construction Engineering, Skanska (Sweden), and VINCI (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Heavy construction activity depends heavily on the ... Read More

  • Information Technology Services

    ... through the 2017 merger of Computer Sciences Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise), and the technology consulting arm of IBM (all based in the US), along with Accenture (Ireland), Cap Gemini (France), HCL Technologies (India), Infosys ... Read More

  • Livestock & Other Animal Food Manufacturing

    ... proteins, vitamins, and other ingredients. Top US companies include ADM, Cargill, Purina Mills, and Scoular; other companies include Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand), Nutreco (the Netherlands), New Hope Liuhe (China), and Ridley (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Manufactured Home Manufacturing

    ... (all based in the US), as well as ABI (UK), Black Diamond Group (Canada), and Willerby Holiday Homes (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth, the cost of alternative forms of housing, and ... Read More

  • Men's Clothing Manufacturing

    ... Strauss, PVH, Ralph Lauren, VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Hugo Boss (Germany) and Youngor Group (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is largely determined by consumer tastes and disposable income. The profitability of ... Read More

  • Mobile Food Services

    ... concession stands, and hot dog carts. No major companies dominate the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer tastes, personal income, and local demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on location selection, food ... Read More

  • Nonresidential Building Construction

    ... Whiting-Turner Contracting, as well as Balfour Beatty (UK), China State Construction Engineering Corporation, HOCHTIEF (Germany), and Skanska (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Nonresidential construction activity depends heavily on corporate and government spending. The profitability of individual companies ... Read More

  • Office Supply Stores

    ... include Office Depot and Staples (both based in the US), Pelikan and Otto Office (both based in Germany), Lyreco and Manutan International (both in France), Officeworks (Australia), and Ryman (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Transportation & Storage

    ... Enterprise Products Partners, and Plains All American Pipeline (all based in the US); along with China National Petroleum, Enbridge (Canada), E ON Ruhrgas (Germany), Korea Gas, TransCanada, and Transneft (Russia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Pet Care Services

    ... Pet Care. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven mainly by the number of cats and dogs kept as pets, which is affected by demographics and economic conditions. The profitability of an individual pet care company depends ... Read More

  • Special Effects & Other Video Post-Production Services

    ... and animation and special effects. Major companies include Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Disney's Industrial Light & Magic, and Rhythm & Hues (all based in the US), as well as Animal Logic (Australia), Cinesite (the UK), ... Read More

  • Direct Marketing Services

    ... Harland Clarke, Harte-Hanks, Merkle, and Wunderman (all based in the US). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by economic activity and corporate profits. The profitability of individual companies depends on their targeting services, creative skills, and ... Read More

  • Home Furniture & Housewares Stores

    ... La-Z-Boy, Pier 1 Imports, Rooms to Go, and Williams-Sonoma (all based in the US), as well as HOLA Home Furnishing (Taiwan), Home Retail Group (UK), and IKEA (Sweden). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal ... Read More

  • Inland Water Freight Transportation

    ... Commercial Barge Line, Ingram Barge, and Kirby Inland Marine, and captive subsidiaries of companies that transport commodities, such as American River Transportation (owned by Archer Daniels Midland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by the ... Read More

  • Jewelry Manufacturing

    ... James Avery Craftsman, Richline Group, and Tiffany, as well as Bulgari (Italy), Cartier (France), D Swarovski & Co (Austria); Gitanjali Gems (India), Kingold Jewelry (China), and PANDORA (Denmark). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for jewelry is driven ... Read More

  • Laundry Facilities & Dry Cleaning Services

    ... CSC ServiceWorks (owner of Coinmach, Mac-Gray, and other brands), EnviroStar (owner of DryClean USA), and Huntington (owner of Martinizing and other brands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends on consumer spending. The profitability of individual companies depends ... Read More

  • Pediatricians

    ... by demographics. The profitability of pediatrics practices depends on efficient operations and health care reimbursement rates. Large practices may be able to leverage the costs of administrative staff and equipment. Small or solo practices may ... Read More

  • Petroleum & Coal Products Manufacturing

    ... Exxon Mobil, Marathon, and Valero, as well as Bharat Petroleum (India), Caltex Australia, Idemitsu Kosan (Japan), Sinopec (China), and Suncor Energy (Canada), . COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel ... Read More

  • Physicians

    ... costs while improving quality of care. The profitability of individual practices depends on the reputation, cost, operational efficiencies, and expertise of the physician and staff. Large practices have advantages in leveraging administrative processes and expensive ... Read More

  • Religious Organizations

    ... Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers' desire for spiritual growth, guidance, inspiration, and demographics -- older Americans are most likely to attend church. The profitability of a church depends ... Read More

  • Warehousing & Storage

    ... and Prologis (all based in the US), along with CEVA Logistics (based in the UK), Global Logistics Properties (China), and Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina (both based in Switzerland). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for warehousing is ... Read More

  • Ambulatory Health Care Services

    ... companies include Apria Healthcare, DaVita, and LabCorp (all based in the US), as well as Bayshore HealthCare (Canada), Fresenius (Germany), and Sonic Healthcare (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pressure on the health care industry to drive down ... Read More

  • Auto Lending

    ... based in the US), as well as Banco Santander (Spain), Daimler Financial Services (Germany), and Toyota Financial Services (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by interest rates, consumer confidence, and capital spending by businesses. The ... Read More

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