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Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2016

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The food and beverage industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, our market research shows that many of America’s best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. American brand names such as Coca-Cola and Starbucks are known worldwide, as are European brands such as Nestle.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 717              

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 519

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the food and beverages business including:

              1.  Analysis of major food business trends and markets

              2.  Historical food industry, supermarket and agricultural sector statistics

              3.  Profiles of major snack producers such as Mondelez and Frito-Lay

              4.  Profiles of food retailers of all types

              5.  Alternative foods, natural foods, health foods and organic food markets

              6.  Gourmet and specialty foods manufacturers and sellers

              7.  Natural and health foods stores including Whole Foods

              8.  Leading coffee purveyors such as Starbucks and Green Mountain

              9.  Leading dairy product firms such as Land O’Lakes

            10.  Emerging technologies, including genetically-modified (GM) foods

            11.  Profiles of giant food distributors such as Sysco

            12.  Profiles of leading beverage companies including Coca Cola

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Alkaline Water Company Inc (The)
  • Biglari Holdings Inc
  • Flowers Foods Inc
  • Lotte Food Co Ltd

 

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Complete Guide to the Green Technology (CleanTech) Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Green Technology Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

Green Technology has evolved to encompass a broad variety of businesses and industries. Energy conservation is a key focus, but sectors including recycling, water technology, building materials, heating and air conditioning systems, retailing, transportation, manufacturing and industrial processes are also becoming big users of innovative green technologies. As costs for such technologies become lower, adopters are beginning to see a good return on investment.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 447

Statistical tables provided: 27

Companies profiled: 278

Geographic focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

 

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the green technology business, clean technologies and much more, including:

  1. High energy costs push energy conservation technology to the forefront
  2. Construction industry focuses on greener, eco-friendly buildings, better  insulation, energy conservation and water conservation
  3. High commodity prices boost recycling
  4. Renewable energy sources continue to forge ahead worldwide, especially  wind and solar
  5. Corporate giants, from GE to Wal-Mart, invest in green technologies, introducing cost-efficiencies and exciting new products in the process
  6. New transportation technologies boost efficiency, cut emissions and reduce costs
  7. Global regulatory environment pushes green agenda
  8. Predictive analytics and remote data sensors are a key focus of greener technologies
  9. Packaging is redesigned to reduce weight and encourage recycling
  10. Nanotechnology has applications in green tech

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Amyris Inc
  • Canadian Solar Inc
  • Hyflux Ltd
  • Ormat Technologies Inc
  • SolarCity Corp

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Worldwide, the total number of people using the Internet has reached nearly 3 billion—many are on smartphones.  China holds the world’s highest number of Internet users, far more than the U.S. Meanwhile, the number of American homes and businesses with broadband Internet access via landline or satellite totals 96 million, while 220 million cellphone subscriptions include fast Internet access. A vast array of new services, entertainment options and timesaving solutions has now become available online.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 614

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 441

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched data is a complete e-commerce and Internet market research and competitive intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of online access, broadband, online retailing, payment processing, technologies, web-based businesses and networks and more, including:

  1. Wi-Fi, WiMax and other wireless access methods, including Bluetooth
  2. Broadband Internet access analysis and trends
  3. Retailing on the Internet, bricks and clicks strategies, including major online retailers such as Amazon.com, Blue Nile and Bluefly
  4. Internet and e-commerce consulting, software and services

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Blucora Inc
  • Cogent Communications Group Inc
  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc
  • LinkedIn Corp
  • Oracle Corp

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

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Complete Guide to the InfoTech Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s InfoTech Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technological analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global computer industry continues to surge ahead, with innovative new hardware, software and services. Meanwhile, important new trends are developing, including software-as-a-service, and the “cloud” of data and services housed online. Designing devices so that they consume less electric power continues to be a prime focus, while mobile devices offer a soaring market.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 644

Statistical tables provided: 14

Companies profiled: 482

Geographic focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the business of InfoTech, including:

  1.  Mobile devices, laptops and tablets
  2.  Contract electronics manufacturing
  3.  IT markets in developing nations, such as China and India
  4.  IT consulting and outsourcing
  5.  Broadband access trends
  6.  Nanotechnology breakthroughs in chips and ultra-dense memory
  7.  Server virtualization
  8.  Software-as-a-Service
  9.  The Cloud
  10.  Supercomputing
  11.  Open source systems

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Alps Electric Co Ltd
  • Cognex Corp
  • Extreme Networks Inc
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to the Entertainment & Media Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global entertainment and media industry is in the midst of vast changes—giant mergers and acquisitions, new technologies and online services are changing the landscape. Globalization and digitization are affecting everything from music to movies, radio, TV and book publishing.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 588

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 408

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the entertainment business, media business and television and radio industry, plus gambling, games and much more including:

  1. Profiles of major entertainment chain stores and online retailers
  2. Profiles of cable television and satellite television companies
  3. Emerging technologies, including video on demand PVRs
  4. Profiles and trends of top publishing companies
  5. Profiles and trends of leading music publishers and recording firms
  6. A discussion of trends in e-commerce, convergence and online entertainment
  7. Profiles of leading broadcasters
  8. Mergers and acquisitions
  9. Internet radio, including Pandora and Spotify

Companies Profiled Include:

  • Bertelsmann AG
  • Full House Resorts Inc
  • Kabel Deutschland AG
  • Modern Times Group MTG AB

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to the Investment & Securities Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Investment & Securities Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global investment industry is reeling from massive changes and challenges. Sovereign wealth funds have amassed trillions of dollars for investment purposes. Markets, from commodities to stocks to debt instruments and ordinary bonds, are subject to wild swings and 24/7 electronic trading. Markets and investments are increasingly globalized. Private equity funds are investing immense amounts of money; venture capital activity is strong; and hedge funds have become dominant investors in many types of assets. Corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been running at a very high rate in the U.S. and abroad.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 516

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 359

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

 

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research, business analysis—everything you need you know about the business of investments, including:

  1. Investment banking
  2. Stock brokers
  3. Discount brokers
  4. Online brokers
  5. Significant trends in financial information technologies
  6. Asset management
  7. Stock ownership by individuals and households
  8. 401(k)s and pension plans
  9. Mutual funds
  10. ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)
  11. ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks)
  12. Stock exchanges

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Aviva plc
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • HDFC Bank Ltd
  • iStar Financial Inc
  • Mizuho Financial Group Inc
  • Northstar Realty Finance Corporation
  • Piper Jaffray Companies

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

Contact:

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Complete Guide to the Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Renewable energy is improving in technology and efficiency. Nevertheless, costs remain high. Renewable energy sources and cleaner-burning fuels are of great appeal to the large number of consumers who have developed an interest in protecting the environment. For example, surveys have shown that some consumers would be willing to pay somewhat more for electricity if they knew it was coming from non-polluting, renewable sources.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 465

Statistical Tables Provided: 32

Companies Profiled: 280

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business intelligence tools—everything you need to know about the business of clean energy, including:

  1. Corporate investment, research and development
  2. Superconductivity
  3. Advanced electricity storage devices
  4. Government agencies
  5. Nanotechnology and polymer photovoltaics
  6. Biomass, waste-to-energy and methane gas
  7. Geothermal power and hydroelectric power

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Acciona SA
  • EMCORE Corp
  • Hitachi Ltd
  • Solazyme Inc
  • Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim AS

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

Contact:

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Complete Guide to the Retail Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This book includes trends and a thorough analysis of retail technologies, chain stores, shopping centers, mergers, finances and future growth within the industry. Also included in this book are several major statistical tables showing everything from total U.S. retail sales by year and by sector, to shopping center statistics to consumer demographics.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 644

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 484

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the retail business, including:

  1. Analysis of major retailing and retail store business trends and markets
  2. Profiles of major chain store and specialty store operators
  3. Profiles and trends of top department store chains
  4. Profiles and trends of leading discount store and warehouse club operators
  5. Retail mergers, acquisitions and private equity
  6. Trends in malls and shopping centers

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc
  • Christian Dior SA
  • Fossil Group Inc
  • METRO AG

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

Contact:

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Complete Guide to the Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Energy industry is boiling over with changes. New opportunities in shale oil and gas fields, giant LNG contracts, huge oil deposits in deep offshore waters, growing energy demand in emerging nations and doubts about nuclear energy are reshaping the energy business of the near future. China has become the world’s biggest energy user, while Brazil is emerging as a major producer and exporter. Meanwhile, renewable electricity sources continue to be constructed around the world, including solar, wind and wave power.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 695

Statistical Tables Provided: 44

Companies Profiled: 498

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the energy, utilities, petroleum and natural gas industry, including:

  1. A complete set of energy business statistical and financial charts and tables
  2. Data and trends in energy consumption, conservation, efficiency and regulation
  3. Growth in major oil and gas markets and production areas including Brazil, Russia, China and the west coast of Africa
  4. Details about the electricity grid, blackouts and power failures

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Alliant Energy Corp
  • BHP Billiton PLC
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Ensign Energy Services Inc
  • Origin Energy Limited

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

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Complete Guide to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The lending industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors, such as banking, credit cards, mortgages, leasing and consumer finance. Many of these sectors have interconnections and synergies. In addition, a large number of related services and technologies have a major influence on the lending and credit business. These services include e-commerce, credit risk analysis, call centers and information technologies.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 599

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 430

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This data is a banking, credit and mortgages market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of banking, credit cards, mortgages and lending, including:

  1. Money center banks
  2. Regional banks
  3. Savings associations
  4. Globalization of the banking and lending industries, including our profiles of the world’s leading banking firms
  5. Mortgage banking and brokerage
  6. Changes in government regulations, including Basel
  7. Credit cards and wireless payments
  8. Lending and other services provided by non-bank enterprises

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Associated Banc-Corp
  • Cardtronics Inc
  • Fukuoka Financial Group Inc
  • OceanFirst Financial Corp
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

 

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to the Insurance Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Insurance Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The insurance industry is increasingly globalized as cross-border investments and acquisitions change the landscape.  Better risk management, specialty insurance products and increased use of underwriting information systems have led the way. Risk management consulting and analysis have become more sophisticated. In addition, a large number of related services and technologies have a major influence on the insurance and risk management business. These services include e-commerce, call centers and information technologies. Major carriers continue to add new products, with a growing focus on serving aging consumers with their health coverage, asset management and investment planning needs.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 496

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 354

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched data is a complete insurance market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of insurance and risk management, including:

              1.  Property & casualty insurance

              2.  Life insurance and annuities

              3.  Reinsurance

              4.  Health insurance

              5.  Significant trends in financial information technologies

              6.  Asset management

              7.  Insurance brokers

              8.  Risk management trends and risk analysis

              9.  Insurance sales online

            10.  Effect of recent regulatory trends on the insurance industry

            11.  Hedge funds picking up insurance risks

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • American Financial Group Inc
  • Genworth MI Canada Inc
  • Intact Financial Corp
  • National Interstate Corporation

 

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Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This is the only complete reference to the Health Care Industry and its trends, technologies and leading corporations. This book covers comparisons of national health expenditures, emerging technologies, information systems, pharmaceuticals, patient populations, imports, exports, outpatient surgery and many other areas of vital importance.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 712

Statistical Tables Provided: 34

Companies Profiled: 509

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the medical business, its trends, health technologies and leading healthcare companies, including:

  1. Healthcare corporate mergers, finances, funding and costs
  2. Managed care, HMOs, PPOs, drug benefits, provider systems and other payors
  3. Medicare and Medicaid, senior drug benefits and the use of HMOs and PPOs
  4. Pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs and generic drugs
  5. Medical technologies, including advances in imaging and diagnostics
  6. Research breakthroughs in areas such as cancer treatment and artificial organs
  7. Hospital utilization, medical markets and national healthcare costs
  8. Employee health benefits trends and costs

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Actelion Ltd
  • DaVita Healthcare Pa
  • Getinge AB
  • KPC Healthcare
  • Mindray Medical International Limited

 

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Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

 

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Complete Guide to The Almanac of American Employers From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, The Almanac of American Employers, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Almanac of American Employers leads job seekers doing employment research to 500 of the largest, most successful companies that are hiring in America. Since 1985, our team has been producing this famous book, now a standard item in recruiting and placement offices.                                                                                             

Key Features Include:

  • Job market analysis, data and competitive intelligence
  • Employment forecasts and statistics
  • Contacts for Job Seekers
  • Profiles of leading employers

Pages: 639

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 506

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the job market evolving? 
  • How is the employment market being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the job market, statistical tables, profiles of 500 leading firms and much more, including:

  1. List of industries most likely to be hiring this year
  2. Benefit plans, stock plans and salaries
  3. Hiring and recruiting plans
  4. Training and corporate culture
  5. Company growth plans, new facilities, research and development
  6. Over 100 firms rated “Hot Spots” for advancement opportunities for women and minorities

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Arthur J Gallagher & Co
  • Chico's FAS Inc
  • eBay Inc
  • MasterCard Inc
  • Progressive Corporation (The)

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Complete Guide to the Manufacturing & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The manufacturing and robotics sectors have become tightly intertwined in recent years, thanks to the rapidly growing importance of factory automation. On factory floors ranging from machine shops to automobile plants to electronics factories, computer-driven equipment plays a vital role in manufacturing worldwide.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 691

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 502

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This book is a complete reference and research package for the manufacturing industry robotics. We include analysis, trends, forecasts, statistics, technologies, production, company profiles and contacts.  Topics include:

  •    Industrial robotics, services robotics and household robotics
    • Leading global manufacturers
    • Technologies, computers and software
    • Markets
    • Machine tools
    • Corporate profiles and deep financials
    • Additive (“3D”) manufacturing
    • OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturing
    • ODM – Original Design Manufacturing
    • Lean production
    • Offshoring, reshoring and nearshoring
    • Logistics & supply chain
    • Contract manufacturing
    • Factory automation

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Acer Inc
  • Braskem SA
  • Kobe Steel Ltd
  • Merck & Co Inc
  • NSK Ltd

 

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Complete Guide to the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The travel and tourism industry is going through strategic changes in order to boost profits. Airlines are charging numerous fees in a bid to boost revenues per seat and per passenger mile. Cruise lines are building the largest ships yet in a bid for better efficiency and increased profits per passenger. Meanwhile, leisure tourism is growing along with business travel, although many travelers are watching expenses carefully. New hotel properties are being constructed at a rapid clip. One of the brightest trends is a vast number of Chinese leaving home to travel the world for the first time.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 488

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 331

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This is a complete travel and tourism market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of hotels, resorts, airlines, discount airlines, Internet travel sites, cruise lines, travel agencies and more, including:

  1. Analysis of hotel and resort operators
  2. Cruise industry and cruise ship trends and statistics
  3. Airline industry analysis and trends
  4. Entertainment destinations and theme parks
  5. Tour operators, travel services and travel consolidators
  6. The largest travel agencies
  7. E-commerce trends in the travel business
  8. Casino hotels and gambling destinations
  9. Car rental companies
  10. Passenger train operators

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • American Express Co
  • China Airlines Ltd
  • Hotel Properties Ltd
  • Thomas Cook Group plc

 

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Complete Guide to the Biotech & Genetics Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Scores of promising new drugs are in clinical trials. Laboratories at leading universities are partnering with pharmaceuticals companies to push research and development along at faster levels. Meanwhile, nations such as China and Singapore are fostering innovation with massive investments in new R&D centers of their own—some of which are focused on stem cell technology. The promise of personalized medicine is starting to come into fruition, with many types of personal genetic diagnostic services being offered. Also, genetically-modified foods are benefiting from the development of agricultural biotechnology at leading suppliers.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 565

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 396

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This respected book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analytics—everything you need to know about the biotech industry, trends technologies, finances and leading companies, including:

  1. Growing investments in biotechnology and stem cell research in such nations as China and Singapore
  2. Biotechnology business statistics, including information on patents and patenting
  3. Personalized medicine and genetic diagnostics
  4. Systems biology and synthetic biology
  5. The convergence of nanotechnology and biotechnology
  6. Profiles of leading companies in the US, UK, Europe, Asia and Canada

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Aeolus Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Eisai Co Ltd
  • Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Repligen Corporation
  • Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

No other industry touches as many technology-related business sectors as telecommunications, which by definition encompasses not only the traditional areas of local and long-distance telephone services, but also advanced technology-based services including wireless communications, the Internet, fiber optics and satellites. Telecom is also deeply intertwined with cable TV systems, since cable companies are now aggressively offering local exchange service and Internet service. The relationship between the telecom and cable sectors has become even more complex as telecom companies are now selling TV via IP (Internet protocol) services, competing directly against cable for consumers' entertainment dollars.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 511

Statistical Tables Provided: 19

Companies Profiled: 361

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99                   

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

 

In this exciting reference report, we take a broad look at the business of telecommunications. This carefully-researched book is a complete telecommunications market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the telecom business, including:

  1. ILECs (incumbent local exchange companies)
  2. CLECs (competitive local exchange companies)
  3. Voice over Cable, and a discussion of telephone competition from the major cable providers such as Comcast and Cablevision
  4. Internet access service and broadband trends

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd
  • M1 Ltd
  • Qualcomm Inc
  • Telenor ASA

 

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Complete Guide to the Almanac of Middle Market Companies From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Almanac of Middle Market Companies, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Our new Plunkett's Almanac of Middle Market Companies and our online Middle Market Industry Research Center are designed to be time-saving business development tools for professionals, marketers, sales directors, consultants and strategists seeking to understand and reach middle market American companies. It will also be of great use to placement, recruiting and human resources professionals, as well as professionals working in economic development, lending and media.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 664

Companies Profiled: 531

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $349.99                   

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

The exciting new book and Online Research Center cover competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to identify and develop strategies for middle market corporations, including:

  1. Profiles of middle market manufacturers of all types
  2. Profiles of middle market distributors
  3. Profiles of mid-sized technology, hardware, software and biotech firms
  4. Profiles of mid-sized companies in financial services
  5. Profiles of mid-sized companies in energy, food products, apparel, entertainment, real estate and transportation
  6. Profiles of middle market health care services and products firms.

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Cheniere Energy Inc
  • Gray Television Inc
  • iRobot Corp
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc

 

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Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors. Key products include petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is often included when discussing chemicals. Commodity chemicals, specialty chemicals and custom manufacturing are vibrant components of the business.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages:  551

Statistical Tables Provided:  20

Companies Profiled:  402

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

The exciting data covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis —everything you need to know about the chemicals and plastics business, including:

  1. Analysis of chemicals, plastics and coatings business trends, technologies and markets
  2. Chemicals and plastics industry statistics and tables
  3. Chemicals and plastics purchasing, sales, sourcing and supply chain
  4. Pharmaceuticals and biochemicals industry trends
  5. Research and Development (R&D), chemical engineering and innovation
  6. An analysis of global chemicals and polymers trends
  7. Profiles of major specialty chemical manufacturing companies

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Amcor Limited
  • Church & Dwight Company Inc
  • Elekeiroz SA
  • Henkel
  • Indorama Ventures PCL

 

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Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research

Houston, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett's Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Global wireless subscriptions for cell phones and mobile devices total 7 billion. Advanced cellular technologies, such as LTE and HSPA, are providing lightning-fast access to voice, text and the Internet. Smartphones and tablets like the iPad are selling at a blazing pace worldwide. In fact, mobile devices are rapidly replacing desktop PCs as the computing device of choice, which makes wireless service more vital.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages:  435

Statistical Tables Provided:  10

Companies Profiled:  291

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

The value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the wireless and cellular business, including:

  1. Analysis of wireless and cellular telecommunications business trends, technologies and markets, including 3G, 4G, LTE and HSPA
  2. Wireless and cellular telephone industry statistics and tables
  3. An analysis of consumer trends in advanced mobile markets
  4. An analysis of wireless networks and wireless Internet access, including the use of Wi-Fi, MIMO and WiMax, Bluetooth and Ultra Wide Band (UWB)

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Access Co Ltd
  • DSP Group Inc
  • Microsoft Corp
  • Spark New Zealand

 

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Complete Guide to the Sports Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Sports Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The sports business is a dynamic and growing industry in the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and elsewhere. In addition to major sporting leagues and teams, related sectors include sporting goods manufacturing, sports apparel, sporting events broadcasting and retailing. In addition, sports and the athletes who play in sports by their nature, attract companies interested in endorsements, advertising, merchandising and marketing opportunities. Our Plunkett’s Sports Industry data covers these sectors in detail, giving users convenient access to sports business data.

Key Features Include:                                                                     

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 500

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 369

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

 

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the sports, sporting goods, sports marketing, stadiums, teams, and leagues business, including:

  1. Analysis of sports business trends and markets
  2. Historical sports industry statistics and tables
  3. Profiles of major sporting goods manufacturers and retailers
  4. Profiles of golf equipment and resort firms
  5. Profiles of leading stadiums and stadium managers
  6. A discussion of changes in sports broadcasting, such as sports cable networks,  pay per view, video on demand, Internet broadcasting, satellite radio coverage and mobile broadcasting, including advertising opportunities

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Atlanta Braves
  • Dover Motorsports Inc
  • Intrawest Resorts Holding
  • Manchester United PLC
  • PUMA SE
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Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Outsourcing of all types, along with the offshoring of business processes and contract manufacturing, continues to create massive change in the world of business. This revolution creates both opportunities and challenges for organizations, managers and professionals of all types. Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac covers these sectors in detail.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 417

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 295

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the offshoring, outsourcing and BPO business, including:

  1. Analysis of outsourcing and offshoring business trends and markets
  2. A discussion of globalization, trends in world trade, and the use of offshore services and manufacturing centers, such as India, China and the Philippines
  3. Profiles of leading financial services outsourcing and payment processing companies
  4. Profiles of global outsourced logistics, distribution and supply chain companies
  5. An analysis of BPO (business process outsourcing) and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing), including offshore professional services

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Accenture plc
  • CTS Corp
  • General Dynamics Corp
  • Inventec Corporation
  • Key Tronic Corp
  • Mainfreight Limited

 

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Complete Guide to the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Three of the most exciting areas in the world of information technology have tremendous synergies and are closely connected in the worlds of information and entertainment: electronic games, mobile apps and social media. As social media becomes more global, it is also being incorporated into virtually all online activities, from business collaboration to online retailing. Games are growing in two channels at once: online and offline. Apps are also changing the shape of the mobile and wireless industry.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 306

Statistical tables provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 181

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the games, apps and social media business and much more, including:

  1. User generated content drives social media and generates ad revenues
  2. Social media privacy concerns plague the industry
  3. New platforms revolutionize electronic games
  4. 3-D games open new opportunities/some safety concerns arise
  5. Big trends include new mobile tablet devices like Apple’s iPad
  6. Multi-player gaming (MMORPGs) is strong worldwide

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • BlackBerry Ltd
  • Majesco Entertainment Company
  • PINE Technology Holdings Ltd
  • Take-Two Interactive Software Inc

 

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Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2016 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

The advertising business is going through rapid changes due to digital media and globalization. Meanwhile, more than ever before, advertisers who want to create a seamless global brand need the services of multinational agencies and consultants who can help them in dozens of countries worldwide.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 504

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 359

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analytics—everything you need to know about the business of advertising, branding, marketing and public relations and much more, including:

  1. Advertising, branding and marketing industry trends and market research
  2. Advertising agency consolidation, mergers, acquisitions and globalization
  3. Consumer audience trends and changes in consumer viewing habits
  4. Search engine paid placement and marketing trends
  5. Online marketing and advertising trends, both B2B and B2C
  6. Proliferation of media outlets
  7. Audience fragmentation
  8. Trends in advertising on television, radio, magazines and newspapers
  9. Trends in branding and private-label merchandising
  10. Mobile and location-based advertising

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Acxiom Corp
  • Cheil Worldwide Inc
  • M&C Saatchi plc
  • Publicis Groupe SA

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Complete Guide to the Nanotechnology & M EMS Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac presents a complete analysis of the nanotechnology business, including the convergence of nanoscience, biotechnology, aerospace and microelectronics. This book is a superb market research tool that includes analysis of the major trends affecting the nanotechnology and MEMS industry, from the increase in federal funding and venture capital to breakthroughs in atomic and molecular scale structures.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 379

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 253

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives

This valued-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis including:

  1. Nanotechnology, nanoscience and MEMS industry trends/ research & development
  2. Profiles of hundreds of leading nanotechnology companies
  3. Nanotechnology finance/ growth companies
  4. A history of nanotechnology
  5. A discussion of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  6. Optics based on nanotechnology
  7. Coatings based on nanotechnology
  8. Molecular electronics
  9. Biotechnology and pharmaceuticals based on nanoscience
  10. Ultradense computer memory chips and other systems in nanoscale
  11. Self assembly
  12. Nanoscale carbon tubes and other nano structures
  13. Polymers based on nanoscience

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Actelion Ltd
  • GigOptix Inc
  • International Business Machines Corp (IBM)
  • L'Oreal SA
  • Raytheon Co

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Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research

Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Many changes are sweeping through the consulting field. Recent years have seen consolidation of many consulting firms. Changing demands from major corporate and government clients led the top consulting firms to become very global in nature, while tight corporate budgets are leading to more competitive bidding and smaller, shorter engagements in many cases. In particular, management consulting, IT consulting and human resources consulting have become extremely competitive.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 382

Statistical Tables Provided: 5

Companies Profiled: 260

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis including:

  1. Analysis of consulting business trends and markets
  2. Consulting industry statistics
  3. Profiles of leading IT consulting and outsourcing companies
  4. Emerging trends, such as the development of in-house consulting staffs
  5. Trends and profiles in information systems and computer system operation outsourcing
  6. The status of the consulting divisions formerly (or presently) operated by the big accounting firms
  7. Profiles of human resources consulting firms
  8. Consulting and outsourcing in transportation, logistics and supply chain management
  9. Offshoring of certain consulting tasks to offices in India, China and elsewhere

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Arcadis NV
  • Balfour Beatty plc
  • Lionbridge Technologies Inc
  • Ricardo PLC
  • VINCI SA

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Complete Guide to the Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry Almanac 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

It would be hard to think of an industry facing more change than education. Venture capital is pouring into companies that are developing new ways to teach, learn and communicate with students.  New technologies are entering the market at blinding speed. At the same time, demand for better education and broader access to education is soaring in emerging nations from India to Africa to China.  In the U.S., more than ever before, students, parents, taxpayers and government officials are questioning the costs, efficiency and results of both higher and lower education paradigms.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 248

Statistical Tables Provided: 18

Companies Profiled: 154

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99 

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This value-packed package will be a resource you turn to again and again to keep up with the education industry.  It includes:

              1.  Education industry trends analysis and market research

              2.  Education technologies

              3.  Online education, including MOOCs

              4.  Trends in remote, online learning for charter schools and public education

              5.  Trends in text book publishing

              6.  Changes and trends in student populations

              7.  Trends and statistics in student loans

              8.  Trends in corporate training and business education

              9.  Investments, venture capital and partnerships

            10.  Profiles of hundreds of leading companies

            11. The tutoring business, including Kahn Academy

            12. Leisure learning online, including Lynda.com

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc
  • Cogstate Limited
  • Instructivision Inc
  • Kroton Educational
  • Nord Anglia Education Inc
  • Universal Technical Institute Inc

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Complete Guide to the Real Estate & Construction Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The real estate and construction sectors were hit hard by the global recession of 2008-09. However, real estate markets in many nations have rebounded dramatically, both in residential and commercial sectors. In the U.S., commercial markets for new homes, apartments, health care and other types of commercial property are promising, while governments are increasingly in need of construction projects to replace aging infrastructure.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 605

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 452

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This value-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis, including:

  1. Analysis of major real estate, home building and brokerage business trends and markets
  2. Historical real estate industry statistics and tables
  3. Historical housing and mortgage statistics and projections
  4. Profiles of residential, apartment, condominium, mixed use and commercial construction, home building and development firms
  5. Profiles of leading mortgage companies
  6. Green building trends, sustainable development and energy efficiency
  7. Commercial construction trends
  8. Shopping center trends

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Annaly Capital Management Inc
  • Hyundai Elevator Co Ltd
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • Rossi Residencial SA
  • Unitech Limited

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Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

This book includes companies that are making significant investments in research and development via as many disciplines as possible, whether that research is being funded by internal investment, fees received from clients or fees collected from government agencies.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 679

Statistical Tables Provided: 27

Companies Profiled: 485

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book is a complete engineering and research competitive intel­ligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of engineering, and much more including:

1. Trends in patents, patenting and intellectual property

2. Trends in research budgets and funding

3. Research endeavors in the fields of aerospace, chemicals, energy,

    nanotechnology, electronics, computers, software, peripherals, health care,        

    pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and telecommunications

4. Profiles of leading information technology research organizations, such as

    Apple, Intel and Microsoft

5. Profiles of leading global engineering firms

6. Profiles of leading aerospace firms, including Boeing and Airbus

7. Globalization of research efforts, including the offshoring of research

    and development to labs in India and China

8. Profiles of leading firms in petrochemicals research and alternative energy,   

    such as ExxonMobil, Ballard Power Systems and Chevron

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Acciona SA
  • Faurecia SA
  • NetApp Inc
  • Proto Labs Inc

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Complete Guide to the Apparel & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The apparel and textiles business comprises a wide variety of skills and industry sectors, from fashion designers to contract manufacturers, from basic textiles manufacturing to distributors. In addition, a large number of major retail store chains have a major influence on the apparel and fashions business.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 479

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 348

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

Plunkett Research provides complete apparel and textiles market research, business analysis and competitive intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of apparel, textiles, fashions, design, clothing retailing and distribution, plus manufacturing, technology and much more, including:

  1. Clothing and fashion design and designers
  2. Textile manufacturing
  3. Clothing manufacturing, including apparel, shoes and accessories
  4. Globalization of the apparel and textiles industry, including contract manufacturing in China, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic
  5. Retail store chains in the fashion and apparel industry, including major department stores, shoe stores, clothing stores and specialty retailers
  6. The growing use of private label fashions (store brands) at major retailers

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Alpha Pro Tech Ltd
  • Hermes International SA
  • lululemon Athletica Inc
  • Ratti SpA
  • SuperGroup PLC
  • Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Limited

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Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

The advertising business is going through rapid changes due to digital media and globalization. Meanwhile, more than ever before, advertisers who want to create a seamless global brand need the services of multinational agencies and consultants who can help them in dozens of countries worldwide.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 519

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 371

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analytics—everything you need to know about the business of advertising, branding, marketing and public relations and much more, including:

  1. Advertising, branding and marketing industry trends and market research
  2. Advertising agency consolidation, mergers, acquisitions and globalization
  3. Consumer audience trends and changes in consumer viewing habits
  4. Search engine paid placement and marketing trends
  5. Online marketing and advertising trends, both B2B and B2C
  6. Proliferation of media outlets
  7. Audience fragmentation
  8. Trends in advertising on television, radio, magazines and newspapers
  9. Trends in branding and private-label merchandising
  10. Mobile and location-based advertising

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • CDK Global Inc
  • Emmis Communications Corp
  • M&C Saatchi plc
  • Time Inc
  • Yelp Inc

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Dramatic Shift in Outsourcing to China—Rising Wages

While India is the leading outsourcing center for services like back-office tasks, China has long been the world’s top offshore manufacturing center. China is clearly a leader in the offshore manufacturing of apparel and footwear. It also excels in the manufacture of computer components, such as motherboards and hard drives. Telecommunications equipment companies, such as ZTE and Huawei, have become world-class competitors, and Chinese firms have developed expertise in such high-ticket items as medical imaging equipment. China recently became the world’s leading retail car market as well, and has established a mammoth automotive manufacturing industry, along with a significant presence in aircraft and railroad equipment.

However, China is facing rising costs and increased competition from other countries. In 2015, the average minimum wage was at an all-time high of $312 per month for China as a whole.  When you add in factors such as productivity, shipping and logistics costs, China has largely lost its status as a low-cost producer.  China will continue to evolve from a manufacturer of low-value goods such as apparel to a maker of more complex high-value items such as automobiles, consumer electronics, communications equipment and medical devices.  It will apply its supply chain advantages, growing domestic demand and regional logistics power to sustain manufacturing.  Lower-end, less-skilled manufacturing will, to a growing extent, move to nations that are less mature than China, where wage rates are much less expensive. For example, substantial apparel and textile exports to the U.S. are now shipping from Vietnam and Indonesia.

For more industry data, statistics, online access pricing plans to our Outsourcing & Offshoring industry, see https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/outsourcing-offshoring-bpo-market-research/

 Outsourcing-Industry-almanac-2016

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Plunkett's Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2016 Edition

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Publication Date: July 2015

Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry from Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The internet and advanced information systems have made radical improvements throughout the supply chain, many linked with trends towards outsourcing and offshoring. This book takes a broad look at the business of transportation, including supply chain management, logistics and procurement.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 688
Statistical Tables Provided: 33
Companies Profiled: 482
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book is a complete market research and business intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of transportation and logistics including:

        1. RFID (radio frequency ID tags) and their effect on businesses of all types
        2. Air transportation and air cargo
        3. Ocean shipping
        4. Rail transportation
        5. Trucking, including less than truckload (LTL)
       6. Courier and overnight delivery, services and systems
       7. Globalization, offshoring and outsourcing, and their effects on transportation
       8. Changes in retail store chains’ logistics and direct-to-store inventory methods
       9. The latest in passenger aircraft design
      10. Challenges faced by major airports
      11. Challenges in security at ports, airports and railways

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Airbus Group NV
  • Eurotunnel Group
  • Hanjin Transportation Co Ltd
  • Kuehne & Nagel International AG (KN)
  • National Express Group plc
  • PHI Inc

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Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The food and beverage industry is among the most competitive and globally-linked of all business sectors. For example, our market research shows that many of America’s best-known food packagers, such as Heinz, get 30%, 50% and even higher percentages of their total revenues from outside the U.S. American brand names such as Coca-Cola and Starbucks are known worldwide, as are European brands such as Nestle.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 645
Statistical Tables Provided: 30
Companies Profiled: 503
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the food and beverages business including:

              1.  Analysis of major food business trends and markets
              2.  Historical food industry, supermarket and agricultural sector statistics
              3.  Profiles of major snack producers such as Mondelez and Frito-Lay
              4.  Profiles of food retailers of all types
              5.  Alternative foods, natural foods, health foods and organic food markets
              6.  Gourmet and specialty foods manufacturers and sellers
              7.  Natural and health foods stores including Whole Foods
              8.  Leading coffee purveyors such as Starbucks and Green Mountain
              9.  Leading dairy product firms such as Land O’Lakes
            10.  Emerging technologies, including genetically-modified (GM) foods
            11.  Profiles of giant food distributors such as Sysco
            12.  Profiles of leading beverage companies including Coca Cola

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ajisen (China) Holdings
  • Campbell Soup Co
  • FamilyMart Co Ltd
  • Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc
  • Maruha Nichiro Corporation
  • Papa John's International Inc

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Complete Guide to the Companion to The Almanac of American Employers From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of American Employers: Mid Size Firms, 2015 edition.  A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of American Employers: Mid-size Firms, leads job seekers to five hundred of the best, most successful mid-size companies in America. This book focuses on firms from 100 to 2,500 employees. It is the ideal volume to use in conjunction with our highly-regarded Almanac of American Employers, which focuses on firms of 2,500 employees and up.

Key Features Include:

  • Job market trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Important contacts for job seekers
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 602
Statistical Tables Provided: 11
Companies Profiled: 484
Geographic Focus: US
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the job market evolving? 
  • How is the employment market being shaped by new technologies? 
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the job market, statistical tables, profiles of 500 leading firms and much more, including:

  1. List of industries most likely to be hiring this year
  2. Benefit plans, stock plans, and salaries
  3. Hiring and recruiting plans
  4. Training and corporate culture
  5. Company growth plans, new facilities, research, and development
  6. Over 100 firms rated “Hot Spots” for advancement opportunities for women and minorities

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Abaxis Inc
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp
  • Echo Global Logistics Inc
  • Hologic Gen-Probe Inc
  • Macerich Company (The)
  • Premier Inc

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Complete Guide to the Green Technology (CleanTech) Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Green Technology Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.  

Green Technology has evolved to encompass a broad variety of businesses and industries. Energy conservation is a key focus, but sectors including recycling, water technology, building materials, heating and air conditioning systems, retailing, transportation, manufacturing and industrial processes are also becoming big users of innovative green technologies. As costs for such technologies become lower, adopters are beginning to see a good return on investment.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 471
Statistical tables provided: 27
Companies profiled: 299
Geographic focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the green technology business, clean technologies and much more, including:

  1. High energy costs push energy conservation technology to the forefront
  2. Construction industry focuses on greener, eco-friendly buildings, better  insulation, energy conservation and water conservation
  3. High commodity prices boost recycling
  4. Renewable energy sources continue to forge ahead worldwide, especially  wind and solar
  5. Corporate giants, from GE to Wal-Mart, invest in green technologies, introducing cost-efficiencies and exciting new products in the process
  6. New transportation technologies boost efficiency, cut emissions and reduce costs
  7. Global regulatory environment pushes green agenda
  8. Predictive analytics and remote data sensors are a key focus of greener technologies
  9. Packaging is redesigned to reduce weight and encourage recycling
  10. Nanotechnology has applications in green tech

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Capstone Turbine Corp
  • Hitachi Ltd
  • Nissan Motor Co Ltd
  • Solvay SA
  • ZAP Jonway

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Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Worldwide, the total number of people using the Internet has reached nearly 3 billion—many are on smartphones.  China holds the world’s highest number of Internet users, far more than the U.S. Meanwhile, the number of American homes and businesses with broadband Internet access via landline or satellite totals 96 million, while 220 million cellphone subscriptions include fast Internet access. A vast array of new services, entertainment options and timesaving solutions has now become available online.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 610
Statistical Tables Provided: 15
Companies Profiled: 438
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched data is a complete e-commerce and Internet market research and competitive intelligence tool—everything you need to know about the business of online access, broadband, online retailing, payment processing, technologies, web-based businesses and networks and more, including:

  1. Wi-Fi, WiMax and other wireless access methods, including Bluetooth
  2. Broadband Internet access analysis and trends
  3. Retailing on the Internet, bricks and clicks strategies, including major online retailers such as Amazon.com, Blue Nile and Bluefly
  4. Internet and e-commerce consulting, software and services

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 1-800-Flowers.Com Inc
  • Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
  • Cisco Systems Inc
  • MakeMyTrip Limited
  • RealPage Inc
  • Telenor ASA

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Complete Guide to the InfoTech Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s InfoTech Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technological analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global computer industry continues to surge ahead, with innovative new hardware, software and services. Meanwhile, important new trends are developing, including software-as-a-service, and the “cloud” of data and services housed online. Designing devices so that they consume less electric power continues to be a prime focus, while mobile devices offer a soaring market.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 644
Statistical tables provided: 14
Companies profiled: 468
Geographic focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the business of InfoTech, including:

  1.  Mobile devices, laptops and tablets
  2.  Contract electronics manufacturing
  3.  IT markets in developing nations, such as China and India
  4.  IT consulting and outsourcing
  5.  Broadband access trends
  6.  Nanotechnology breakthroughs in chips and ultra-dense memory
  7.  Server virtualization
  8.  Software-as-a-Service
  9.  The Cloud
  10.  Supercomputing
  11.  Open source systems

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Altera Corp
  • CoreSite Realty Corp
  • Elitegroup Computer Systems Co Ltd
  • Intuit Inc
  • Nanya Technology Corporation
  • Sharp Corporation

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Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

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Complete Guide to the Entertainment & Media Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global entertainment and media industry is in the midst of vast changes—giant mergers and acquisitions, new technologies and online services are changing the landscape. Globalization and digitization are affecting everything from music to movies, radio, TV and book publishing.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 587
Statistical Tables Provided: 17
Companies Profiled: 406
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the entertainment business, media business and television and radio industry, plus gambling, games and much more including:

  1. Profiles of major entertainment chain stores and online retailers
  2. Profiles of cable television and satellite television companies
  3. Emerging technologies, including video on demand PVRs
  4. Profiles and trends of top publishing companies
  5. Profiles and trends of leading music publishers and recording firms
  6. A discussion of trends in e-commerce, convergence and online entertainment
  7. Profiles of leading broadcasters
  8. Mergers and acquisitions
  9. Internet radio, including Pandora and Spotify

Companies Profiled Include:

  • Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
  • Cengage Learning
  • Electronic Arts Inc (EA)
  • I-Cable Communications
  • Lamar Advertising Co
  • NCsoft Corp

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Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligencemarket research or marketing data.

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Clever Marketing for Plus-Size Clothing

The plus-size market usually refers to women’s sizes 14 and up. The plus-sized women’s clothing market in the U.S. reached $18 billion in 2014, up about 5%. Over the years, as more and more Americans have approached the overweight category, manufacturers have adjusted the way they describe their sizes in order to make them sound smaller. The trend is called “vanity sizing.” 

For retailers, part of the challenge lies in finding the best way to effectively target these consumers. Factors that retailers must consider include product placement in stores and store layout. Having clearly marked sections devoted exclusively to plus-sized garments, rather than combining these garments on racks with non-plus-sizes, may be a good strategy, along with larger fitting rooms with flattering lighting and fixtures.

For manufacturers, challenges exist both in terms of labor and material costs. There are also design issues. Many plus-size consumers, especially women, do not want to sacrifice style for proper fit, and they enjoy wearing youthful, chic clothing instead of the tent-like tops and pants that have been their traditional choices. 

Charming Shoppes, Inc., which owns plus-size women’s clothing stores Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Sonsi and Catherines, is betting on an online system called Fashion Genius. Shoppers fill out an online survey as to their body shape, clothing and style preferences. Fashion Genius assigns a profile (such as “Fearlessly Confident”) and suggests clothing matches. Women are able to build personalized outfits based on their Fashion Genius fit and style profile, share their outfit creations across their preferred social media, and vote for their favorite customer-created looks.

For more industry data, statistics and pricing plans online access to our Apparel & Textiles industry information, see https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/apparel-textiles-clothing-market-research/

Apparel industry almanac 2015

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Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2015 Edition
483 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-360-4
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-693-3
Publication Date: June 2015

Global Digital Ad Spending Hits $171 Billion

Both the online audience and the level of sophistication in online advertising continue to increase dramatically. Advertisers large and small have made the Internet a significant part of their advertising strategies. $50.7 billion was spent on U.S. online ad spending in 2014 (including online and mobile platforms), up from $42.3 billion in 2013.  Growth to $58.6 billion is expected in 2015. Online ad spending in 2014 accounted for 26.8% of all U.S. advertising. For 2014, global digital ad spending was an estimated $171 billion.

While Google remains the digital advertising leader, Facebook is building targeted advertising revenues based on likes and dislikes established in users’ profiles, to the extent that it is now one of the largest generators of online advertising revenue.  The firm’s total revenue for 2014 was $12.47 billion, up from 2013’s $7.87 billion.  Unique versions of each can be carefully edited and targeted for specific types of Facebook users.  One Lexus ad was recently created in 1,000 different versions.  Advertisers on Facebook have learned to use videos as an extremely effective part of their ads.  That trend is also seen now on LinkedIn and will become strong on Twitter and Pinterest.

For more data, statistics and pricing plans on the Advertising & Branding Industry, see our online Advertising data at:  https://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/advertising-branding-industry-market-research/

Advertising industry almanac 2015

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Plunkett's Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2015 Edition
523 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-359-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-692-6
Publication Date: April 2015

Car-Sharing—Better than Buying?

Car-sharing (ZipCar, etc.) will generate about $2.5 billion in revenues in North America during 2015, according to Plunkett Research estimate, and is forecasted to grow to $10 billion worldwide by 2017. The automobile industry refers to this sector as “mobility services.”

Zipcar operates in a large number of American cities. It offers drivers inexpensive alternatives to owning their own cars. For subscription rates of $7 per month or $70 per year, plus hourly rates starting at about $8 and daily rates starting at $69, Zipcar members are issued smart cards that allow them to unlock Zipcar vehicles with a wave of the card over the windshield. The cars are equipped with pre-paid cards for use at gas stations and insurance coverage; and drivers are allowed 180 miles of driving per day.

Zipcar is utilizing innovative, densely populated locations as pick up spots, such as garages in major hotels and university campuses. The firm spawned a number of similar offerings from competitors including rental car firm Hertz Corp.’s Hertz on Demand (formerly Connect by Hertz) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s WeCar.

In the U.S. a number of ride sharing programs have sprung up as well. These include Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. The UberX service was available in 25 U.S. cities as of early 2014. On average, nonprofessional services cost between 10% and 20% more than taxis, although Sidecar often costs less. Some services charge higher rates, sometimes more than double the normal fare, during rush hour.

The ride sharing trend has become so popular that it is attracting attention from car manufacturers and rental companies who want to get in on the action. For example, BMW has its own car-sharing program in Europe. To many consumers, particularly millennials, car-sharing services are preferable to costs of owning a personal car.

For more data, statistics and pricing plans on the Automobile industry, see http://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/automobiles-trucks-market-research/

Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac, 2015 Edition
568 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-342-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-676-6
Online Edition Available
Publication Date: October 2014

FedEx and UPS Face Growing Competition

The parcel delivery business is one of the most competitive in the world, with a small handful of companies battling for market share. 

FedEx’s and UPS’s dominance has been facing growing competition from regional carriers. By working together to build delivery networks, small ground carriers such as Eastern Connection Operating, Inc.; LaserShip, Inc.; and OnTrac began undercutting prices and offering a viable alternative for some instances of express delivery. By late 2013, Amazon, Avon and Walgreens were utilizing these services to some extent. Regional services often can ship packages within a region faster than FedEx or UPS, with prices generally lower by 20% or more.

Both FedEx and UPS posted significant growth in fiscal 2014 as the U.S. economy began to strengthen. Both domestic and international shipments rose, with the greatest growth in e-commerce. At UPS, e-commerce accounted for about 45% of U.S. package deliveries, with business-to-business shipments rising (and showing greater profitability).

For 2014, FedEx reported revenue of $45.6 billion, up from $44.3 billion in 2013 and $42.7 billion in 2012. 2014 profits were $2.1 billion, up from $1.6 billion in 2013, which were down from $2.0 billion in 2012. In mid-2014, FedEx raised its shipping fees, taking into account each package’s size in addition to its weight.

For more data, statistics and pricing plans on the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics industry, see http://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/transportation-supply-chain-logistics-industry-market-research/

Transportation 2015

Plunkett's Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2015 Edition
691 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-357-4
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-691-9
Online Edition Available
Publication Date: April 2015

China Reports Growth in E-Commerce of 45.8%

China is posting phenomenal growth in e-commerce, up by 45.8% in 2014 to a total of $446.6 billion. This growth is due to widely available Internet access, a growing middle class, an improvement in home delivery and shipping options, and the development of Chinese-owned systems such as the Alipay electronic payment platform that makes shopping more secure and convenient. China is the world’s largest Internet market by number of users. 

In addition, China has become the world’s largest cellphone market by far, and a large and growing number of Chinese cellphone subscribers are using advanced smartphones to access the Internet.  China’s total Internet user base will likely top 800 million by the end of 2015. 

China’s Singles’ Day, an e-commerce holiday and the world’s largest Internet shopping event, brought in more than $9 billion in sales in November 2014. A notable difference between Chinese and U.S. online buyers is that in China, shoppers often buy from digital marketplaces rather than traditional brick and mortar retailers’ web sites.  These marketplaces are megasites similar to eBay or Amazon Marketplace.

For more data, statistics and pricing plans on the E-Commerce & Internet Business industry, see http://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/ecommerce-internet-technology-market-research/

E-Commerce industry almanac 2015

Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac, 2015 Edition
611 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-353-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-687-2
Online Edition Available
Publication Date: March 2015 

Complete Guide to the Investment & Securities Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Investment & Securities Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global investment industry is reeling from massive changes and challenges. Sovereign wealth funds have amassed trillions of dollars for investment purposes. Markets, from commodities to stocks to debt instruments and ordinary bonds, are subject to wild swings and 24/7 electronic trading. Markets and investments are increasingly globalized. Private equity funds are investing immense amounts of money; venture capital activity is strong; and hedge funds have become dominant investors in many types of assets. Corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been running at a very high rate in the U.S. and abroad.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 511
Statistical Tables Provided: 16
Companies Profiled: 357
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research, business analysis—everything you need you know about the business of investments, including:

     1.Investment banking
     2.Stock brokers
     3.Discount brokers
     4.Online brokers
     5.Significant trends in financial information technologies
     6.Asset management
     7.Stock ownership by individuals and households
     8.401(k)s and pension plans
     9.Mutual funds
    10.ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)
    11.ECNs (Electronic Communication Networks)
    12.Stock exchanges

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Aviva plc
  • Citigroup Inc
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • HDFC Bank Ltd
  • iStar Financial Inc
  • Mizuho Financial Group Inc
  • Northstar Realty Finance Corporation
  • Piper Jaffray Companies

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Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.
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Complete Guide to the Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Renewable energy is improving in technology and efficiency. Nevertheless,costs remain high. Renewable energy sources and cleaner-burning fuels are of great appeal to the large number of consumers who have developed an interest in protecting the environment. For example, surveys have shown that some consumers would be willing to pay somewhat more for electricity if they knew it was coming from non-polluting, renewable sources.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 473
Statistical Tables Provided: 35
Companies Profiled: 289
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business intelligence tools—everything you need to know about the business of clean energy, including:

  1. Corporate investment, research and development
  2. Superconductivity
  3. Advanced electricity storage devices
  4. Government agencies
  5. Nanotechnology and polymer photovoltaics
  6. Biomass, waste-to-energy and methane gas
  7. Geothermal power and hydroelectric power

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Amyris Biotechnologies Inc
  • Enel SpA
  • Hanwha SolarOne Co Ltd
  • Praxair Inc
  • SunPower Corporation
  • ZBB Energy Corporation

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

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Complete Guide to the Retail Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis reference report, Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. 

This book includes trends and a thorough analysis of retail technologies, chain stores, shopping centers, mergers, finances and future growth within the industry. Also included in this book are several major statistical tables showing everything from total U.S. retail sales by year and by sector, to shopping center statistics to consumer demographics.

Key Features Include:

  •    Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  •    Market forecasts and industry statistics
  •    Industry associations list
  •    Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 652
Statistical Tables Provided: 15
Companies Profiled: 498
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  •    How is the industry evolving?  
  •    How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?  
  •    How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  •    What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  •    What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  •    What are the names and titles of top executives?

This carefully-researched book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the retail business, including:
  1. Analysis of major retailing and retail store business trends and markets
  2. Profiles of major chain store and specialty store operators
  3. Profiles and trends of top department store chains
  4. Profiles and trends of leading discount store and warehouse club operators
  5. Retail mergers, acquisitions and private equity
  6. Trends in malls and shopping centers

Companies Mentioned Include:

  •    Bebe Stores Inc
  •    FamilyMart Co Ltd
  •    Giorgio Armani SpA
  •    Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd
  •    Lands End Inc
  •    Nike Inc
  •    Sears Canada Inc

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Complete Guide to the Energy Industry From Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac, 2015 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The Energy industry is boiling over with changes. New opportunities in shale oil and gas fields, giant LNG contracts, huge oil deposits in deep offshore waters, growing energy demand in emerging nations and doubts about nuclear energy are reshaping the energy business of the near future. China has become the world’s biggest energy user, while Brazil is emerging as a major producer and exporter. Meanwhile, renewable electricity sources continue to be constructed around the world, including solar, wind and wave power.

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and industry statistics
  • Industry associations list
  • Profiles of leading companies

Pages: 700
Statistical Tables Provided: 45
Companies Profiled: 498
Geographic Focus: Global
Price: $349.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving? 
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies? 
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This information-packed book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the energy, utilities, petroleum and natural gas industry, including:

  1. A complete set of energy business statistical and financial charts and tables
  2. Data and trends in energy consumption, conservation, efficiency and regulation
  3. Growth in major oil and gas markets and production areas including Brazil, Russia, China and the west coast of Africa
  4. Details about the electricity grid, blackouts and power failures

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • CNOOC Limited
  • Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
  • Matrix Service Company
  • OMV AG
  • TransCanada Corp
  • Woodside Petroleum Ltd

About Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research is a leading provider of industry trends analysis and market research. Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research or marketing data.

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Tablet Sales Show Signs of Slowing Down

The desktop personal computer ( PC ) market is facing stiff competition from tablet computers, smartphones and even e-readers like Kindle. Total PC shipments for 2014 were estimated at 308.6 million, down 2.1% from the previous year.

Although desktop PCs remain better suited for such tasks as document production, sales of  smartphones and other mobile devices are skyrocketing thanks to their growing number of features, long-life batteries and reasonable prices. 

Tablet sales, while still substantial, were slowing as of late-2014. For the fourth quarter of the year, worldwide tablet shipments were estimated at 76.1 million units, down 3.2% from the same quarter of 2013. iPads and other high-end tablets are challenged by several factors, including:

1) Some consumers are switching to smartphones with larger than normal screens, such as the iPhone 6 Plus (sometimes called “phablets”), eliminating the need for a tablet.

2) For many users, tablets are not “must-have” devices. Consequently, they may be less likely to trade up for newer tablets to replace old models. Apple is working to boost sales by unveiling next-generation iPads (the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini), which are thinner, faster and have better fingerprint sensors that allows users to make purchases with apps using Apple Pay.

For more data and statistics on the InfoTech industry, see http://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/computers-software-technology-market-research/

InfoTech industry almanac 2015

Plunkett's InfoTech Industry Almanac, 2015 Edition
647 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-62831-352-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-686-5
Price: $349.99
Publication Date: February 2015

Streaming Music Revenue Soars by 40%

More and more people are shifting to streaming music services, which saw a 40% hike in revenue for industry leader Pandora in the fiscal year ending in January 2015.  Competition is tough, including offerings from Amazon.

As of 2015, a number of services offered ad-supported, free streaming music services including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, YouTube (in the form of music videos) and Beats Music. Most also offer premium subscription access priced between $4.99 and $9.99 per month that is ad free. Pandora soared from $14 million in revenues for the year ending in January 2008 to $920.8 million for its fiscal year ended in January 2015.  Pandora has 81.5 million active users.

Competitor Spotify is a web-based subscription music service offering streaming music to registered users in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Spain and the U.S., with 45 million free listeners, and more than 15 million paying subscribers by the beginning of 2015. Spotify has one of the largest music libraries in the world, at 20 million songs.

For more data and statistics on the Entertainment & Media industry, see http://www.plunkettresearch.com/industries/entertainment-media-publishing-market-research/

Plunkett's Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 2015 Edition
588 Pages
Print ISBN:  978-1-62831-351-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-685-8
Price: $349.99
Publication Date: February 2015

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