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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Internet Auctions

    ... major companies based outside the US include China's Taobao (owned by Alibaba Group) and Argentina's MercadoLibre. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumers' personal income. Profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing to build ... Read More

  • Labor Unions

    ... Employees International Union; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (all based in the US). Outside the US, major organizations include the All-China Federation of Trade Unions ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trade Show & Event Planning Services

    ... based in the US), along with ITE Group and UBM (both based in the UK), GL events (France), and Shanghai East Best Lansheng (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by overall economic activity and corporate ... Read More

  • Travel Agencies & Services

    ... and ticket offices. Major companies include American Express Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, Expedia, Priceline, and Sabre Holdings (all based in the US), as well as BCD Travel (the Netherlands), Thomas Cook (UK), and TUI Travel (Germany). ... Read More

  • TV Program Production & Distribution

    ... and distribution operations of CBS, Disney, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Time Warner, and Twenty-First Century Fox. Leading companies based outside the US include Dutch firm Endemol Shine, UK's FremantleMedia (owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann), and ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pet Food Manufacturing

    ... divisions of Colgate-Palmolive (Hill's Pet Nutrition); JM Smucker (Big Heart Pet Brands); and Mars (Pedigree, Whiskas, and Iams), all based in the US; along with Affinity Petcare (Spain), Heristo (Germany), Nestlé (Switzerland), Royal Canin (France), ... 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

  • Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing

    ... Thor Industries, and Winnebago (all based in the US), along with Hymer (Germany), Swift (UK), and Trigano (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by consumer income and demographics, as RV buyers are mainly middle aged ... Read More

  • Residential Construction Contractors

    ... as well as Country Garden Holdings (Hong Kong), Daiwa House (Japan), and Desarrolladora Homex (Mexico). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth and economic growth. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations ... 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

  • 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, Munro 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

  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing

    ... Corporation (all based in the US), along with Claas KGaA (Germany), CNH Industrial (UK), Kubota (Japan), Mahindra & Mahindra (India), and Shifeng Group and YTO Group (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for agricultural machinery is driven ... 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

  • Automobile Parts Manufacturing

    ... steering and suspension components. Major companies include American Axle & Manufacturing, Autoliv, BorgWarner, Dana, Lear, Tenneco and the automotive division of Johnson Controls (all based in in the US), along with Robert Bosch and Continental ... Read More

  • Control, Electromedical, Measuring & Navigational Instruments Manufacturing

    ... instruments, navigation and guidance systems, and various types of testing equipment. Major companies include Agilent Technologies, Danaher, Honeywell, L-3 Communications, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Thermo Fisher Scientific (all based in the US), as well ... 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

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