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Complete Guide to the Insurance, Risk Management & Reinsurance Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Insurance Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Insurance and risk management make up an immense global industry. According to a survey conducted by a leading global insurance firm, Swiss Re, worldwide insurance premiums totaled $6.29 trillion in 2019 (the latest data available). This was equal to about 7.2% of global GDP. Global life insurance premiums were $2.92 trillion during 2019, while all other types of insurance totaled $3.37 trillion.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Insurance Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-586-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-894-4 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 504

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 365

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the insurance business including:

  1. Introduction to the Insurance Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Insurance Industry
  3. Aging Populations Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry
  4. Sophisticated Risk Management and Prevention Programs Lead to Lower Losses
  5. Risk Managers Seek Certification
  6. Independent Agencies Continue to Dominate Commercial Insurance, but Play a Lesser
    Role in Personal Lines
  7. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
  8. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked
    for Lower Insurance Rates
  9. States Pick Up Some Wind and Flood Risk for Homeowners/Underwriters Rely on Sophisticated Risk Analysis Technology to Set Rates
  10. No End in Sight to the Growth of Specialized Insurance Lines
  11. Health Sharing Ministries Attract Millions of Members
  12. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies/Fiduciary Rule Changes Help Annuity Sales Soar
  13. Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in Chinese,
    Southeast Asian and Emerging Markets
  14. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  15. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  16. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But
    Costs Continue to Rise
  17. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  18. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly
    Rising Costs of Care
  19. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  20. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  21. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  22. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $31.9 Trillion
  23. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  24. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online Robo Advisors
  25. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  26. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
    Opportunities
  27. The Future of the Insurance Industry and Risk Management

Insurance Industry Statistics

  1. Insurance Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  3. Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  4. Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2019
  5. Employers’ Costs for Total Compensation and Health Insurance, by Selected Characteristics, U.S.: Selected Years, 2016-2020
  6. The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Came From (Estimated)
  7. Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 2000-2019
  8. Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.: 1999-2019
  9. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2020
  10. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2020
  11. Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.
  12. Employment in the Insurance Industry, U.S.: 2014-July 2020
  13. Employment & Earnings in Insurance Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Chubb Limited
  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc
  • National Security Group Inc (The)
  • Aetna Inc
  • AFLAC Inc
  • AIG American General
  • Alfa Insurance
  • Alleghany Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Hanover Insurance Group Inc (The)

Coronavirus and the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Manufacturing Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 had broad effects of all facets of the manufacturing, automation and robotics industry. Many plants shut down temporarily, sending workers home. When factories did reopen, workers found greatly altered work rules, including human distancing, frequent health testing and the wearing of masks.

The Coronavirus emphasized the advantages of robotics. The use of automation and robots in manufacturing tasks enables social distancing for human workers while it increases efficiency. Robots are also being adapted to perform tasks that human staff cannot accomplish if they are working from home. The pandemic will increase installation of robotics, as well as both private and government-sponsored investment in robotics/automation research and development (R&D).

Manufacturing demand for certain types of items initially soared during the Coronavirus, particularly those that appealed to people who were sheltering at home or working from home, such as home improvement and hobby items. Other types of manufacturing, such as apparel and petroleum refining, went into a deep slump. Some of these markets will see long-term structural changes due to lessened consumer demand. Overall, the Coronavirus will cause a net loss to both global manufacturing and total global economic output for 2020.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers
See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: September 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-582-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-889-0
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Being Active Gets Interactive

Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge

As people spend more and more time on social media sites and apps, it is not surprising that they would interact with friends and others while exercising or playing team sports. Equipment makers have an excellent opportunity to build hardware and software into their products in a way that will enable users to connect with others.

An excellent example is Peloton Interactive, Inc., which is a stationary bike designer and producer of live-streaming, instructional indoor cycling classes. While the firm sells its highly popular, proprietary bikes, its real business model is based around subscription fees paid by users of those bikes.

Other exercise/social media combinations include the Fitbit community and Nike+. These communities unite people, who use wearable sensors to track their activities, with apps and web sites where they can compare distances and intensities, share nutrition and diet information and cheer each other on. Watch for other equipment makers to invest heavily in technology in order to incorporate compelling social media in their products.

For everything you need to know about the global Sports & Recreation Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac 2021

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See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: July 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-576-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-882-1
See the complete listings of book contents and details here.

Complete Guide to the Aerospace Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The aerospace industry plays a vital role in such sectors as global trade and commerce, communications, transportation, and defense. More than just airlines and aircraft manufacturing, the aerospace industry includes original equipment manufacturing (OEM), avionics, electronics, rockets, space vehicles, satellites, and drones. The complex needs for achieving flight also makes the aerospace industry a key contributor to advancements in computing, advanced materials, and manufacturing. Historically the stuff of fantasy, the development of the commercial space and drone industry of today adds a new dimension to the impact of aerospace in everyday life. While aerospace also plays a vital role in defense industries and military applications; coverage is largely limited to non-defense applications.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Aerospace Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-587-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-893-7 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 502

Statistical Tables Provided: 19

Companies Profiled: 374

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the aerospace business including:

  1. Introduction to the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry
  3. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  4. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  5. Supersonic Jets Expected to Enter the Commercial Market
  6. Electric-Powered Airplanes Are Under Research and Development
  7. Flying Taxis and Personal Aircraft Get Off the Ground
  8. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  9. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  10. Space Travel Firms Seek Tourists/New Vehicles for U.S. Astronauts
  11. Commercial Uses of Drones
  12. Drone Regulation and Licensing Evolve
  13. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  14. Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting
  15. Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  16. The Future of Aviation, Satellites and the Aerospace Industry

Aerospace Industry Statistics

  1. Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Aerospace Manufacturing Industry Net Sales, U.S. : 2001-2nd Quarter 2020
  3. Gross Output in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Air Transportation Industries, U.S.
    Selected Years, 2012-2018
  4. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  5. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Air Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2019-2025
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  10. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  11. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2019
  12. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  13. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2020
  14. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended May 2019 and June 2018-2019
  15. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2019
  16. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2020(1Q)
  17. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2020 System Scheduled Enplanements
  18. Employment in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Monthly, January 1990-June 2020
  19. Employment & Earnings in Aerospace Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd
  • Aer Lingus Group
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC
  • Air Canada
  • Air China Limited
  • Air New Zealand Ltd
  • Air Partner plc
  • Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp
  • Airbus SAS
  • Alaska Air Group Inc

Complete Guide to the Health Care Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

October 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Health Care Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Health care expenditures continue to rise in the U.S. Total U.S. health care expenditures were estimated to be $4.01 trillion in 2020, and are projected to soar to $6.19 trillion in 2028. Health spending in the U.S., at about 18% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020, is projected to grow steadily.

Outside the U.S., stark contrasts exist between health costs in the United States and those of other countries. A 2019 comprehensive study published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) covering more than 30 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Australia and the U.S., found the average spent on healthcare amongst those countries, was 8.8% of GDP. The highest figures in this study were the United States at 17.0% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.1%, Germany at 11.7%, France at 11.2%, Japan at 11.1%, Sweden at 10.9%, Canada at 10.8% and Norway at 10.5%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, and the Coronavirus pandemic made 2020 an even more difficult year to forecast. However, $10.0 to $10.5 trillion would be a reasonable estimate for the formal, global health care market for 2020. That would place health care at roughly 12% of global GDP and about $1,400 in health spending per person on average.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Health Care Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-585-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-891-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 666

Statistical Tables Provided: 25

Companies Profiled: 485

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the health care business including:

Major Trends and Technologies Affecting the Health Care Industry

  1. Introduction to the Health Care Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Health Care Industry
  3. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  4. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  5. Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/More Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age
  6. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise
  7. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Hospital Mergers Result from the Affordable Care Act/Many Hospital Chains Grow Dramatically in Market Share
  8. Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise/New Twists on House Calls
  9. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly Rising Costs of Care
  10. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  11. Health Sharing Ministries Attract Millions of Members
  12. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/Drug Prices Soar
  13. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  14. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share By Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenue
  15. Coupons and Other Marketing Schemes Obscure the Retail Prices of Drugs in the U.S., Which Are Vastly Higher than Prices Paid in Other Nations
  16. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  17. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New Level of Transparency
  18. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  19. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  20. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  21. Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers and Employer Sites Increase Health Care Options/Reduce Costs
  22. Health Care Industry Grows Rapidly in China, India and Mexico

The Outlook for Health Care Technology:

  1. Health Care Technology Introduction
  2. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  3. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Records at an Accelerating Pace
  4. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless
  5. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  6. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  7. Stem Cells and 3D Printing—A New Era of Regenerative Medicine Takes Shape
  8. Health Care Robotics
  9. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  10. Advances for Cancer Patients in Chemotherapy and Radiation, Including Proton Beams and IMRT
  11. Better Imaging, including MRI, PET and 320-Slice CT, Creates Advances in Detection
  12. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Health Care Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Health Care Industry Overview

U.S. Health Care Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

Global Health Statistics, 2014-2020

Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2019

Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2015-June 2020

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2019

Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020

  1. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Came From (Estimated)

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2020 Where It Went (Estimated)

National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2014-2028

Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1996-2028

Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2012-2028

  1. Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2094

Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration:
Selected Years, 1966-2027

Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2017

  1. U.S. Health Insurance Coverage & The Uninsured

Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.:
2000-2019

Employers’ Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2016-2020

  1. U.S. Vital Statistics & Population Indicators

Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Age, Sex and Race/Ethnicity: U.S., 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Premier Inc
  • 3M Company
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
  • Abiomed Inc
  • Accredo Health Group Inc
  • Metropolitan Health Networks Inc
  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc
  • Aetna Inc

Your Computer is After Your Job

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a category of software that operates in a “robotic” manner to repeatedly complete basic tasks that might otherwise have been done by human workers. Examples include editing electronic files or forms and checking them for completeness or accuracy. This technology is being widely applied to back-office tasks in such departments as human resources, insurance claims and expense reimbursement.

IPSoft, Inc., an automation software company, developed a white-collar robot named Amelia that is used for help desk, customer service and a variety of other call-desk operations. Allstate Insurance Co. uses Amelia to handle 82% of its in-house IT service desk requests. Telefonica also uses Amelia to handle 4.5 million customer calls per month.

The net result of the growing use of RPA will be a significant reduction of human employees. This will be particularly true in call centers and other BPO (business process outsourcing) centers.

For everything you need to know about the global Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac 2021

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers
See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: June 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-575-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-881-4
See the complete listings of book contents and details here.

Coronavirus and the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Telecommunications Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 was a boon to the entire telecommunications industry. Hundreds of millions of workers around the world began working at home, along with students of all ages studying at home, all of whom rely on telecom to communicate with clients, coworkers and teachers more than ever before. The telepresence app Zoom especially benefitted, reporting about 265,400 customers that employ more than 10 workers in the February through April 2020 quarter, up 354% over the previous quarter. The firm’s phenomenal success has been shared to a lesser extent by competitors.

There are some negative effects on the industry as well. Mobile phones and internet access are among the last expenses that consumers cut during economic downturns. Nonetheless, there are millions of consumers in less-developed nations who have seen dramatic drops in income due to the virus. Likewise, large numbers of businesses, particularly small businesses, have been forced to close as a result of the virus-related economic downturn, which means that millions of business telecommunications accounts have been closed worldwide.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.

For everything you need to know about the global Telecommunications sector, see:
Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2021

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Available to Plunkett Research Online subscribers
See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: August 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-579-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-886-9
See the complete listings of book contents and details here.

Major U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2021

October 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report on trends affecting job seekers, Major U.S. Employers Almanac, 2021 edition.

The Coronavirus epidemic of 2020 altered the employment landscape dramatically.  Large numbers of outstanding companies were forced to lay off employees due to both a rapid decline in revenues and uncertainty about the future.  Hardest hit were the entertainment, retail and travel sectors. At the same time, some sectors enjoyed soaring growth. Supermarkets and food-delivery services boomed.  Cloud computing firms, cybersecurity companies and digital payments firms, such as Square and PayPal, were also dramatically boosted. Home sales soared as well as a massive jump in business at mortgage companies as homeowners sought to refinance their loans.  Job seekers who want good positions with good pay must be extremely well prepared for the process of seeking a job. Americans who find themselves in the market for a job will need to understand the changes surging through the economy in order to determine which companies to pursue and which to avoid. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 American Employers and names major trends affecting job seekers.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-584-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-892-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 618            

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 504

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

This feature-rich book covers major trends affecting job seekers—everything you need to know about major U.S. employers including:

  1. The Coronavirus and the U.S. Job Market Overview                                                                        
  2. Cost Control Remains a Major Concern at Employers/Consolidation Through Mergers Continues
  3. The Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Will be Challenging to Job Seekers                                
  4. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers                                 
  5. Technology Continues to Create Sweeping Changes in the Workplace                                           
  6. Continued Growth in Outsourcing, Including Supply Chain and Logistics Services                          
  7. Offshoring and the Reshoring of American Manufacturing                                                              
  8. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable                                                                                                                                            
  9. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Overview: 2019-2020                                                                                             
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-July 2020                                                                                           
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2008, 2018 & Projected 2028                                             
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: July 2019 vs. July 2020                                  
  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment, Sex, Race & Ethnicity: October 2019                                                                                                                      
  6. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018               
  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2019                  
  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2018-2028                                       
  9. Top 30 U.S. Fastest Growing Occupations: 2018-2028                                                                      
  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2018-2028                            
  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2018-2028                                                     

Research: 7 Keys for Job Seekers

  1. Financial Stability       
  2. Growth Plans
  3. Research and Development Programs
  4. Product Launch and Production
  5. Marketing and Distribution Methods
  6. Employee Benefits
  7. Quality of Work Factors

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Government Consulting Still Big Business

Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts

Historically, U.S. governments at local, state and federal levels have provided lucrative major consulting contracts. Government at all levels has large needs for consulting in IT, security, human resources and other areas. In 2019, Leidos, Inc. ranked first in government consulting contracts granted. In fact, all four top spots went to companies traditionally in the aerospace and defense sector that have now expanded into government consulting. While the scope of consulting opportunities with the federal government is obviously immense, budget constraints can clearly reduce the size of consulting funds available from time to time.

Such contracts are generally for consulting and services in information technology (including cybersecurity), defense (including anti-terrorism), telecommunications, professional services and engineering. Note that the largest awards each year go to firms that are predominantly defense or aerospace contractors. The Trump administration has increased military spending overall, which has created growth in related consulting projects. In any event, future U.S. government and military budgets will be subject to extreme debate and negotiation in Congress. The Coronavirus pandemic had the result of lowering tax revenues for state and local governments, reducing the amount of money available for consulting projects

For everything you need to know about the global Consulting Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac 2020

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Virtual School Take Off

Technology and the Internet Enable Virtual Schools, Ranging from Virtual Public Charter Schools to Online Universities

The use of online classes has accelerated dramatically during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Schools and institutions that had online programs already up and running were far ahead of the game, managing to continue classes on a remote basis. Here is a look at some of the programs that were ahead of the game.

Virtual Charter and K-12 Schools: Distance learning was not limited to college-level classes before the pandemic. A small number of charters schools were entirely virtual, with students learning online, typically from home. One of the most significant aspects of such schools is that students typically learned in a self-paced manner. Unfortunately, an intense 2015 study of 166 virtual, online-only charters published by CREDO, the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University, found that students attending these schools had, on average, slightly lower academic growth in reading and in math than traditional school students.

Alternative Universities: The Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute is part of an attempt to build a non-traditional university with Ivy League standards. Minerva’s hope is to build valuable relationships and a true community among students by eventually building dorms in major cities around the world. Elsewhere, The University of the People is a tuition-free, four-year university that operates as a nonprofit. By early 2019, the program had achieved accreditation by the Distance Education and Training Council. Students pay a small application fee, but the fee may be waived for students with low incomes.

For everything you need to know about the global Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Education, EdTech & MOOCs Industry Almanac 2020

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Home Improvement Time

Remodeling Market Is Strong

Many homeowners are remodeling in order to increase energy efficiency, while others capitalized on tax credits for new appliances and other energy saving improvements. Yet another reason Americans are remodeling is to add space for live-in relatives such as grown children or aging parents. The strong market for both new construction and remodeling of existing homes can be clearly seen in the financial results of home improvement chains Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Remodeling skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, as some people following stay-at-home orders caught up on long-desired projects and others added dedicated work-at-home space. Many cost-conscious consumers are in do-it-yourself (DIY) mode. In particular, younger homeowners are keen on DIY. One interesting result is that the short-term rental of construction tools and equipment has grown. As America’s Baby Boomers age, investments in remodeling for easier access for seniors will boom. Features such as wider doors for wheelchair access, firm handholds in bathrooms and better kitchen accessibility will be a focus. “Universal Design,” a concept that focuses on ease of use by residents of limited physical ability, will grow.

For everything you need to know about the global Real Estate & Construction Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Prior to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, the automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S. and China.  Analysts at JD Power forecast the global market at 73 million units for 2020.  This would represent more than a 20% decrease from the previous year, due to the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 had a profound effect on the global automobile industry.  Vast shifts in where and how people work, as well as travel habits, are impacting automotive usage, sales, maintenance, production and development.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the automobile industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-583-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-890-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 560            

Statistical Tables Provided: 21

Companies Profiled: 412

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the automobile business including:

  1. Automobile Industry Introduction                                                                    
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Automobile Industry                                       
  3. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda                                                                                             
  4. U.S. Automobile Sales Show That Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers                                                                                                         
  5. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Trump Administration Delays Increases in MPG Standards                                                                             
  6. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers                                                                                                 
  7. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory                                                                  
  8. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices                                                             
  9. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires                         
  10. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress                                      
  11. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market                                                                                                               
  12. China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market                                            
  13. India Has a Significant Automobile Market, with Great Long-Term Potential 
  14. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter                                     
  15. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers                                               
  16. Car Sharing Programs Include Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services       
  17. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information                                  
  18. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems                                                                        
  19. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates                                                         
  20. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Raid Hailing) Industry              
  21. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide                                                                           
  22. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
    Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Automobile Industry Statistics

  1. Automobile Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                  
  2. General Motors Corporation Overview                                                               
  3. Ford Motor Company Overview                                                                          
  4. Volkswagen Group Overview                                                                               
  5. Toyota Motor Corporation Overview                                                                  
  6. Daimler AG Overview                                                                                           
  7. Hyundai Motor Group Overview                                                                         
  8. Honda Motor Co. Overview                                                                                 
  9. U.S. New Car & Truck Market Shares by Company: 2015-2019                          
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2018                                                                                                                     
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2020 Model Year                                 
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2020 Model Year                                  
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2018                                        
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2012-2019                                    
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2019                               
  16. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2019                                                                  
  17. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2009-2018                                                                                                                     
  18. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020                      
  19. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020                                 
  20. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2019                                                                                   
  21. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2014-May 2020                        

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)
  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA
  • Valeo SA
  • AAMCO Transmissions Inc
  • Kelley Automotive Group LLC
  • AB Volvo
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • ADA Sa
  • Opel (Adam Opel AG)
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc

New 2021 Catalog, Vital Industry Data re COVID

Just out: The new 2021 Plunkett Research catalog, listing our terrific, completely updated industry almanacs. Each Plunkett Almanac covers a specific industry, from Artificial Intelligence to E-commerce to Health Care and Automobiles. You’ll find the ready-reference coverage you need for the industries of most interest to you. Click to download the 2021 Plunkett Catalog in PDF format!

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One of the biggest trends about any industry is how it’s being forced to evolve and adapt due to COVID—our Almanacs have the answers!

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Coronavirus and Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

Due to the Coronavirus, disruption occurred in many of the world’s major supply chains, from automotive components to building supplies to medical supplies. Additionally, the apparel industry has been one of the hardest hit of all industries, and apparel firms ranging from apparel manufacturing through distribution and retailing were deeply effected. Overall, Coronavirus has resulted in a reduction in international trade and exports, with a related reduction in outsourced and offshored manufacturing.

One way companies have tried to mitigate this problem is through reshoring. Many firms developed an increased interest in manufacturing domestically, or at least closer to home. For example, some American firms developed a new interest in moving at least some manufacturing back to the U.S. or to nearby Mexico. This reshoring effect will be particularly strong in goods and technologies that are considered to be critical in nature, ranging from items that are vital to providing health care during future pandemics (such as masks and other protective gear), to chemicals vital to the pharmaceuticals industry, to highly specialized electronics and components, to goods that are critical to national defense.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
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Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 9, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2021 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 relatively small machine shops to giant automobile plants and electronics factories, computer-driven equipment plays a vital role in manufacturing worldwide. The sophistication of the equipment ranges from simple computer-aided machinery that cuts fabric prior to it being sewn into final garments, to robots that make highly accurate and sophisticated welds in car factories, to robots that can rapidly assemble tiny electronics components and solder them in place with blazing speed and great accuracy.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-582-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-889-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 684

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

Companies Profiled: 499

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the manufacturing, automation & robotics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry
  3. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  4. Service Robots Are Applied in a Variety of Industries
  5. U.S. Automobile Sales Show That Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers
  6. Global Markets in Manufacturing and Trade Require Investment by Emerging Nations
  7. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  8. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  9. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  10. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  11. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  12. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  13. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  14. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  15. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  16. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  17. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  18. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  19. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Projects in U.S.
  20. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China/Huawei Faces Controversy
  21. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  22. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda
  23. India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  24. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter
  25. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models
  26. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  27. The Internet of Things (IoT) in Factories, Robotics and Equipment
  28. Health Care Robotics
  29. Robotics in Retai

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2013-1st Quarter 2020

Selected Financial Data, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020

Net Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2009-1st Quarter 2020

Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry:
1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020

  1. Output & Employment

Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1950-2019

All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1940-July 2020

Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry
Employment: 1950-2020

Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry: 2014-June 2020

Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1985-2020

Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2013-2018

  1. Shipments

Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly,
January 1995-June 202

Annual Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2013-2019

Monthly Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2019-2020

  1. Exports

Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.:
2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2018-2019

Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products:
2014-2nd Quarter 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • AutoAlliance International Inc
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • ArthroCare Corporation
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Automobili Lamborghini Holding SpA
  • Clayton Homes Inc
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Vericel Corporation

Complete Guide to the Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

September 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global travel industry is comprised of a wide variety of businesses, from hotels and inns to casino resorts, trains, buses, airplanes, cruise ships, tour operators and travel bookers, both online and physical. Up until the outbreak of the Coronavirus, hotels and resorts had been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates. The global pandemic has completely changed all facets of the travel industry.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 300 companies in the Airlines, Hotels & Travel industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-581-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-888-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 460

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 314

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Airlines, Hotels & Travel business including:

  1. Introduction to the Travel Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry
  3. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  4. Major Airlines Change Strategy, Charge Fees
  5. Some International Airlines Cut First Class Seats and Add to Business Class/Premium
    Economy Now Widely Available
  6. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Soar
  7. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  8. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  9. In Flight Wireless Takes Off
  10. Airports Expand
  11. Growth in China’s and India’s Travel Markets Curtailed by the Coronavirus
  12. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports & Silk Road
  13. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  14. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Gained Popularity as Certification Standards Emerged
  15. Luxury Hotel Chains Expanded Globally
  16. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers
  17. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels,
    to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options
  18. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  19. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties
  20. Localization Will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing
  21. Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Gain Market Share
  22. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway
    and Many Global Competitors
  23. Cruise Industry Market Was Strong But Faces Tremendous New Challenges
  24. Small Cruise Ships Feature Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  25. River Cruise Lines Launched with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  26. Chinese Tourism Will Create Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries
  27. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  28. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  29. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Light Rail and All Aboard Florida
  30. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID, Facial Recognition and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines and Hotels
  31. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  32. Space Travel Firms Seek Tourists/New Vehicles for U.S. Astronauts
  33. The Future of Travel

Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics

  1. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2019
  3. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended April 2020 and April 2019
  4. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  5. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1996-2019
  6. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2019
  7. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2019
  8. Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2017-2018
  9. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2011-2018
  10. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports:
    1st Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  11. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2019 System Scheduled Enplanements
  12. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2013-2019
  13. Monthly U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI): November 2019-March 2020
  14. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2017-1st Quarter 2019
  15. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2014-June 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Balboa Travel Inc
  • Go-Ahead Group plc (The)
  • Accor North America
  • Extended Stay America Inc
  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • ADA Sa
  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • Aer Lingus Group
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC

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Supercomputers Work It Harder

Supercomputing Hits 148.6 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data

The quest for the world’s fastest, most powerful supercomputer has become a new frontier for computer engineering, computer science and national rivalry. By late 2019, China was estimated to have 227 such machines, compared to just 118 in the United States. What the US lacks in numbers, it makes up for in speed with three of the five fastest supercomputers on Earth. Sitting at the top is the Summit at the DOE/SC/Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S. reaching 148.6 petaflops.

While it is easy to dismiss such computing quests as vanity projects, hi-level IT teams understand the need to work on new, advanced systems in order to avoid falling behind in areas where strong computing matters most, such as simulating complex systems like weather, and biotechnology projects like protein folding. Simulation capability is vital for national security (for example, where simulations take the place of underground testing for weapons of mass destruction) and the advancement of basic science.

IBM, which developed a computer called “Watson” that achieved fame when it beat all human contestants on the Jeopardy! television game show, is also working to make complex computing services easily available. Watson quickly evolved to the point that it offers cloud-based computational services, such as image recognition, and text-to-speech generation, delivered over the internet. IBM is supporting several advanced, Watson-based services available via its Watson business unit. These are essentially artificial intelligence (AI) software services that can be of vital assistance in projects involving big data/data mining, speech recognition, pattern recognition and “reasoning” in a vaguely human-like manner. The firm states that thousands of software developers worldwide are taking advantage of Watson’s capabilities. Some efforts are as simple as e-commerce firms attempting to boost their sales. More advanced applications include medical research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic, as well as investment and banking tools.

Government and corporate customers alike will benefit from this race. While aerospace and biotech firms want supercomputing power for breakthrough research, government agencies benefit from supercomputers for a wide variety of needs. Additionally, major manufacturers in such areas as automobiles and health imaging equipment see supercomputers as a tool for improved product engineering and faster time-to-market.

For everything you need to know about the global Engineering & Research Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

August 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Biotechnology can be defined as the use of living organisms (such as bacteria), biological processes, or biological systems in order to create a desired end result or end product. Primary markets for biotechnology include: 1) Agriculture, where genetically-modified seeds are now in wide use in many nations. 2) The manufacture of enzymes for food processing or converting organic matter into ethanol for fuel. 3) Pharmaceuticals, where biotechnology creates such therapies as antibodies, interleukins and vaccines based on living organisms to target specific cellular conditions. Plunkett Research estimates that combined biotech revenues for publicly-held firms headquartered in the U.S. and E.U. will be $190 billion during 2019.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-580-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-887-6 (Available Now)
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Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 516

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 353

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the biotech, pharmaceuticals & genetics business including:

  1. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry
  3. A Short History of Biotechnology
  4. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  5. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  6. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  7. Major Drug Companies Acquire or Partner With Smaller Biotech Firms
  8. Pharmaceutical R&D Improves with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  9. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech

Development

  1. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  2. Gene Therapies Target Defective Genes/CRISPR Advances DNA Editing
  3. Vaccines and Viruses in Drug Delivery
  4. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/ Drug Prices Soar
  5. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share by Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues
  6. Coupons and Other Marketing Schemes Obscure the Retail Prices of Drugs in the U.S.,

Which Are Vastly Higher than Prices Paid in Other Nations

  1. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  2. Biosimilars (Generic Biotech Drugs) Receive FDA Guidelines for Accelerated Approval/Competition Will Be Fierce
  3. Market for CBD Is on the Rise
  4. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  5. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  6. Stem Cells and 3-D Printing—A New Era of Tissue Replacement Takes Shape
  7. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  8. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  9. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Created in Laboratories/3-D Printed Food Appears
  10. Selective Plant Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, Including CRISPR, as Alternatives to GM Seeds
  11. Immunotherapy and CAR-T Create Exciting New Approach to Fighting Cancers
  12. Technology Discussion—Genes and DNA
  13. Technology Discussion—Proteins and Proteomics
  14. Technology Discussion—DNA Chips
  15. Technology Discussion—SNPs (“Snips”)
  16. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  17. Technology Discussion—Recombinant DNA
  18. Technology Discussion—Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Biotech & Genetics Industry Statistics

  1. Biotech Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  3. U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2019
  4. U.S. Pharmaceutical R&D Spending Versus the Number of New Molecular Entity (NME)
    Approvals: 1994-2019
  5. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2019
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020
  8. U.S. Prescription Drug Expenditures, Aggregate & Per Capita Amounts, Percent Distribution: 2012-2028
  9. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: Selected Years, 1985-2028
  10. Total U.S. Biotechnology Patents Granted per Year by Patent Class: 1977-2015
  11. NSF Budget by Appropriation (Dollars in Millions), Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  12. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2018
  13. Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  14. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  15. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad Breakdown, PhRMA Member Companies: 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Vericel Corporation
  • Abaxis Inc
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Abeona Therapeutics Inc
  • Insmed Inc
  • Affymetrix Inc
  • Agilent Technologies Inc
  • Akorn Inc
  • Albany Molecular Research Inc
  • Alcon Inc

The Best Seat in the House, It’s in Your House

Restaurants with No Seats

The preponderance of restaurant meal delivery apps and services are fueling a new concept in restaurants: those with no seats for customers. In fact, customers aren’t allowed in. These kitchen-only establishments do not have the overhead that comes with seating areas, waitstaff, signage, high-traffic real estate and related costs. Their locations may be virtually unknown to consumers, relying on out-of-the-way, low-cost buildings. Instead, the kitchen cooks orders taken by app and needs only a central pickup counter or window where interactions with delivery runners take place. Delivery service Grubhub invested $1 million in Green Summit Group, a startup in Chicago, Illinois, to build a central kitchen which produces dishes for nine different “virtual restaurants.” Each appears as a separate establishment with unique menus, but is prepared in the same kitchen by the same staff.

Cloud Kitchens (www.cloudkitchens.com) is a provider of shared kitchen spaces to support delivery-only restaurants. It is backed by Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber Technologies, Inc. Kitchen United (www.kitchenunited.com) offers a similar service, with kitchens in Chicago, Illinois; Pasadena, California; and Scottdale, Arizona as of early 2020, with plans to expand in Austin, Texas. In the U.K. and the EU, food delivery firm Deliveroo had 30 shared kitchens in several countries as of mid-2019.

For everything you need to know about the global Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality sector, see:
Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

August 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2021 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 encompasses not only the traditional areas of local and long-distance telephone service, but also advanced technology-based services including wireless communications, the Internet, fiber-optics and satellites. Telecom is also deeply intertwined with entertainment of all types as cable TV systems aggressively offering local telephone service and high-speed Internet access. Competing directly against cable, traditional telecommunications firms are now selling television via the Internet.

In an attempt to unblur the lines of what is telecom, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is a term that is used to help describe the relationship between the myriad types of goods, services and networks that make up the global information and telecommunications system. Sectors involved in ICT include landlines, private networks, the Internet, wireless communications, (including cellular and remote wireless sensors) and satellites.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Telecommunications Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-579-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-886-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 345

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the telecommunications business including:

  1. Introduction to the Telecommunications Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Telecommunications Industry
  3. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack/AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner Shakes Up Telecom and Entertainment Industries
  4. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  5. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  6. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  7. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 8.7 Billion
  8. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones
  9. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry
  10. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China/Huawei Faces Controversy
  11. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the
    TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  12. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  13. Global Internet Market Tops 4.6 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless
  14. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications,
    Telepresence
  15. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription
    Price Competition
  16. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  17. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Telecommunications Industry Statistics

  1. Telecommunications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Telecommunications Industry Revenue by Class of Customer, U.S.: 2nd Quarter 2019-1st Quarter 2020
  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2019
  4. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2015-2018
  5. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  6. The Baby Bells Then & Now
  7. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2015-2018
  8. U.S. Households With & Without Telephone Service, including Wireless: November 1983-July 2019
  9. Annual Personal Consumption Expenditures on Telecommunications, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2018
  10. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2019
  11. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide
  12. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  13. Wireless Standards & Speeds
  14. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  15. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2014-2019
  16. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2014-1st Quarter 2020
  17. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-April 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Telecom Corporation Ltd
  • ACT Conferencing Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
  • Akamai Technologies Inc
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
  • Quanta Services Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • T-Mobile US Inc
  • Opterna AM Inc

Coronavirus and the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Wireless Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

In the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a massive increase in mobile network traffic as consumers who are sheltering at home or working at home turn to mobile apps for news, social media, video conferencing, shopping, entertainment, education and work.

Leading carriers such as Verizon extended the amount of data traffic available to subscribers at no additional monthly fee, in order to help consumers deal with the Coronavirus pandemic’s multiple challenges.

Video conferencing on mobile devices using apps like Zoom sees soaring usage. Other popular meeting apps such as Microsoft Teams and Google’s Hangouts and Meet likewise get a major boost. Social media app use on smartphones also soars.

Consumers turn to news apps in growing numbers, with mobile viewership growing at sites ranging from cnbc.com to foxnews.com and major newspaper sites.

Ecommerce soars via mobile devices, as consumers turn away from physical stores and order online. Likewise, delivery-on-demand apps for shopping companies like Instacart and food delivery services like GrubHub soar.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

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Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to Middle-Market Companies From Plunkett Research 2021

August 10, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Middle-Market Companies Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The companies chosen to be listed in PLUNKETT’S ALMANAC OF MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES comprise a unique list. THE MIDDLE MARKET 500 were chosen specifically to be top firms headquartered in the United States with revenues of between approximately $100 million and $1 billion. (We have intentionally included a few important companies with revenues above or below those amounts). The firms have been filtered from our extensive, proprietary corporate information database. The middle market companies chosen include both private and publicly-held companies. They include most major industry sectors. However, general retailing and banking are intentionally omitted. Consequently, the list is weighted towards fast-growing middle market sectors that we believe users will most want to analyze and/or market to: health products and services; biotech; energy; financial services including asset management, insurance and REITs; real estate development, construction and management; computer software; computer hardware and other electronics manufacturing; selected apparel firms; selected consulting, logistics and transportation firms; along with other important sectors.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research profiles top 500 companies in Middle Market.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-578-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-885-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 622

Companies Profiled: 503

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

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?

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.

This exciting new book covers 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.
  7. A business terms glossary, and a directory of vital industry associations, professional organizations and government agencies that is of great use to marketers and consultants.

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • 1-800-Flowers.com Inc
  • Abt Associates Inc
  • ArthroCare Corporation
  • Arthur D Little
  • Belo Corp
  • Abaxis Inc
  • Abiomed Inc
  • Geokinetics Inc
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

Private Label, Public Appeal

Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales

Discount stores and a number of other retailers are offering more and more products that are private label. Instead of being limited to selling branded products from major manufacturers like Procter & Gamble, growing numbers of stores are contracting for the manufacture of store-branded merchandise. Such is the case with Wal-Mart and its Ol’ Roy dog food or the Sam’s Choice products found in its Sam’s Club stores. One-half of the goods sold at Target and Kroger stores are now privately branded, and Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand is on everything from cookware to paper goods to food items.

Sales of private-label items are generally growing at a faster rate than those of name brands. Overall, private-label sales in the U.S. (in supermarkets, drug stores, mass-market merchandisers and club and dollar stores) reached $129 billion in 2018, up 4.4% from 2017. In supermarkets during 2018, store brand sales rose 0.5% to $59.8 billion over 2017.

Even Amazon.com is getting into private labels. Amazon launched a line of house brand items called Amazon Elements. Initial products included diapers and baby wipes. Diapers have long been a very high-volume item for Amazon. The Elements line is designed to appeal to eco-conscious and quality-conscious consumers. The firm provides very deep product origin information, such as where and when each item was made and the sources of ingredients. Amazon has also developed a line of electronic accessories called AmazonBasics, which includes chargers.

For everything you need to know about the global Advertising & Branding sector, see:
Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac 2020

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The Future is Mobile

The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

The continued enhancement of smartphones has ushered in a decline in the need for the desktop PC, while the reasonably portable laptop PC has likewise been diminished in importance. In fact, smartphones with larger screens are taking over more and more of the functions and tasks previously assigned to laptops. Mobility, miniaturization, fast wireless connections, easy access to data, software-as-a-service, and entertainment via apps and the cloud, as well as long-lasting batteries, reign supreme in this trend.

This relentless drive toward miniaturization will have a profound effect on the way we interact with computing devices over the long-term. Rooms and automobiles that react to a person when he or she enters the car, home or office will become standard. Cars that use Bluetooth to connect automatically to a driver’s smartphone are an important start in that direction. Wearable, personal sensors are quickly growing in sophistication. The so-called smart watch is evolving to the point that it is a convenient alternative to looking at a smartphone’s screen for many uses.

Devices featuring augmented reality and virtual reality will become standard in training and education for very detailed tasks (such as hospital operating room procedures), as well as for gaming and entertainment. This is another outcome of highly-miniaturized, highly-advanced wearable devices.

The technology age of the near future may be referred to as the “Connected Devices Age” or perhaps the “Pervasive Computing Age,” as the Internet of Things comes into being. That is, computing devices will surround us at all times in all places, largely interconnected and communicating with both the user and the environment around the user.

For everything you need to know about the global Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

July 30, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The businesses of chemicals, coatings and plastics are closely linked, and those sectors, in turn, are closely linked to the oil and gas industry.  This is a research-based industry that requires massive capital expenditures on the production end. The chemicals industry is also a cyclical business, highly subject to costs for basic commodities (especially oil and gas) and open to rapid changes in fortune due to the ups and downs of the global economy. However, long-term trends point to increasing demand for many types of chemical products.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication lists the top profiles top 400 companies in the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-577-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-884-5 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry  

Pages: 514            

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 372

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry                            
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry         
  3. Plastic Processing Technologies Have Evolved According to Specialized Needs                                                                                                                
  4. Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term                              
  5. China’s Plastics Market to Grow Long-Term/China Is a Major Chemicals Import Market                                                                                                   
  6. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges           
  7. India’s Plastics and Chemicals Sectors Grow/India Is Home to Massive Petrochemical Plants                                                                                        
  8. New Display Technologies with PLEDs                                                              
  9. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Projects in U.S.                                                                                                  
  10. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures                                                    
  11. Environmentalists Campaign for a Greener Chemical Industry                       
  12. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability                                                                                                     
  13. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy     
  14. Nanochemicals Deliver Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals              
  15. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation                                                                                            
  16. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires                         
  17. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress                                      
  18. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  19. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials           
  20. The Future of the Global Chemicals Industry, Driven by Specialty Needs and a Growing
    Middle Class                                                                                                      

Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics

  1. Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview    
  2. U.S. Exports & Imports of Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                            
  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020               
  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2014-1st Quarter 2020            
  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020 
  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020 
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Explosives & Pyrotechnic Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                                                                                                        
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2014-1st Quarter 2020                             
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2014-1st Quarter 2020    
  10. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2018
  11. Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Chemical Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992- May 2020                                            
  12. Monthly Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments & Inventories in the Chemicals, Plastics &
    Rubber Products Industries, U.S.: February-April 2020                                       
  13. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- May 2020                    
  14. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2019      
  15. Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019         
  16. Top World Oil Producers: 2019                                                                            
  17. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950- 2019                                    
  18. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2019                  
  19. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2019              
  20. Refinery Sales Prices for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2019                                                                                                            

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc
  • AkzoNobel NV
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Ashland Inc
  • Ball Corporation
  • Bridgestone Bandag LLC
  • BASF SE
  • Lanxess AG

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Competition Amongst Package Delivery Services Heat Up

FedEx, UPS & DHL Compete in Global Shipping and Logistics/Amazon.com Begins to Fulfill its Own Shipping Needs

The parcel delivery business is one of the most competitive in the world, with a small handful of companies battling for market share. Within the U.S., FedEx’s and UPS’s dominance has been facing growing competition from regional carriers. Regional services can often ship packages faster than FedEx or UPS within their territory, with prices sometimes lower by 20% or more. Small ground carriers such as Eastern Connection Operating, Inc., LaserShip, Inc. and OnTrac are undercutting prices and offering a viable alternative for some instances of express delivery.

In the international market, competition among package delivery providers is even more fierce. Outside domestic borders, UPS and FedEx are confronted with a number of leading foreign companies, first and foremost being DHL Worldwide Express, which is owned by German company Deutsche Post AG.

Amongst this ongoing fray for shipping dominance, Amazon has entered the ring. Amazon is developing its own network to provide significant logistics services and perhaps handle more of its long-distance shipping in Amazon-owned or Amazon-leased equipment. The company already offers services called “Fulfillment by Amazon” that provides services such as warehousing, packing and shipment forwarding for merchants that sell products on the Amazon e-commerce platform. A related service called Dragon Boat expanded into a global delivery network to handle the supply chain of goods from Indian and Chinese factories through Amazon facilities to end-customers.

In 2018, the company launched its Amazon Shipping service. Initially, Amazon Shipping is serving third-party merchants that sell their wares through Amazon websites. By early 2019, Amazon Shipping service had expanded beyond its test markets in London and Los Angeles. Eventually, Amazon Shipping may be offered to a wide variety of shippers, such as merchants that participate in the Amazon Marketplace. If so, this ecommerce giant faces stiff competition from FedEx and UPS, which daily deliver 15 million and 21 million packages respectively. Amazon’s ability to innovate and its willingness to make bold investments in the past make its entry into the parcel delivery business a development worth watching.

For everything you need to know about the global Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics sector, see:
Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Wireless communications, including such fields as mobile entertainment, RFID, mobile banking and cellphone service, continues to be one of the hottest of the world’s industrial sectors. However, the wireless sector incorporates a great deal more than cellphone services, ranging from satellite-based communications to vast wireless Wi-Fi networks in corporate and public spaces. There is no end in sight to the rapid acceleration of wireless. RFID (radio frequency ID tags used to track inventory) equipment prices are plummeting while adoption is growing on a global basis. Uses for smartphones are growing endlessly. Applications for remote wireless sensors of all types (often referred to as the Internet of Things) are about to soar as technologies improve and costs decline.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 300 companies in the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-574-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-883-8 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 406

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 274

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular business including:

  1. Introduction to the Wireless Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry
  3. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  4. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 8.7 Billion
  6. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  7. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  8. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless
  9. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines and Hotels
  10. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  11. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  12. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone
  13. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  14. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising
  15. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $85.5 Billion Yearly
  16. In-Flight Wireless Takes Off
  17. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  18. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription Price Competition
  19. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  20. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  21. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  22. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiencies/The Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  23. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry
  24. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  25. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones
  26. The Future of the Wireless Industry

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics

  1. Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  3. Wireless Quick Facts, U.S.: 2013-2018
  4. Wireless Standards & Speeds
  5. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2014-2019
  6. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide
  7. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2019
  8. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  9. Wireless Telecommunications Industry (except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2011-April 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Telecom Corporation Ltd
  • Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • T-Mobile US Inc
  • Amdocs Limited
  • America Movil SAB de CV
  • American Tower Corp
  • Anaren Inc
  • Apple Inc
  • Raytheon Applied Signal Technology Inc

Coronavirus and the Sports & Recreation Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Sports & Recreation Industry

Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.

The eight-week lockdown of public spaces with gatherings of 50 or more people during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 crippled sports teams around the world. In the U.S., Forbes magazine estimated the professional sports leagues lost a collective $5 billion in lost ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships and TV rights fees. Individually, Major League Baseball (MLB) lost an estimated $2 billion, the National Basketball Association (NBA) $1.2 billion, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) $1 billion with the cancellation of the March Madness basketball tournament. NASCAR, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Soccer (MLS) lost a combined $900 million.

On a broader scale, virus effects include:

  • Professional sports leagues and college teams forced to hold games with fewer to no fans in stadiums, leading to lost revenues from ticket sales and a vastly different game experience.
  • Significant health implications for teams of all types as they are forced to deal with risks to players from teammates who might carry the Coronavirus.
  • Amateur and leisure sports forced to adapt to health risks. U.S. baseball’s Little League, for example, encouraged local teams to follow their city/state laws and health requirements while The 2020 Little League World Series were cancelled.
  • Summer Tokyo Olympic Games postponed from 2020 to 2021 at the earliest.
  • Recreation equipment, such as bicycle and exercise equipment, see immense sales boom as people spend more time at home.
  • Huge boom in RV and camping equipment sales, as consumers turned to self-contained vacations rather than hotels and airlines.

Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

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For everything you need to know about the global Sports & Recreation sector, see:
Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to the Sports & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

July 16, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The sports business means many different things to different people. This is a truly global industry, and sports stir up deep passion within spectators and players alike in countries around the world. For individuals, sports can be a venue for gambling, personal recreation and fitness. To business people, sports provide a lucrative and continually growing marketplace worthy of immense investment. To athletes, sports may lead to high levels of personal achievement, and to professionals, sports can bring fame and fortune. To facilities developers and local governments, sports are a way to build revenue from tourists and local fans. In addition to economic impact, the largest single effect that sports create is that of gripping entertainment: hundreds of millions of fans around the globe follow sports daily, whether via radio, television, printed publications, online or in person, as spectators or participants.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Sports & Recreation Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-576-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-882-1 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 516

Statistical Tables Provided: 12

Companies Profiled: 382

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the sports & recreation business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sports & Recreation Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sports & Recreation Industry
  3. NFL (National Football League): The Biggest Money in U.S. Sports
  4. Broadcasting Fees, Digital Access and Investment Savvy Boost MLB (Major League

Baseball)

  1. NBA (National Basketball Association) Regroups Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
  2. NHL (National Hockey League) Team Differences Result in Financial Haves and Have-Nots
  3. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues
  4. Soccer (Football) Leagues in the U.S. and Europe Reap Significant Revenues and Sponsorships
  5. New Sports Stadiums Launched in the U.S./Stadium Sponsorships Offset Costs
  6. NCAA College Sports Are Big Revenue Earners
  7. PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tournaments Grow in International Markets/Golf Returns to the Olympics
  8. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  9. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  10. Sports Betting Gains Traction with Online Betting
  11. Sports Equipment Manufacturers Offer the Latest High-Tech Advantages
  12. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  13. Sports Agents Become Indispensable/Sports Marketing Booms in China
  14. Sports Licensing Heats Up
  15. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  16. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  17. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  18. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  19. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  20. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  21. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  22. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  23. The Future of the Sports Industry Will Be Shaped by Technologies and Demographics

Sports Industry Statistics

  1. Sports & Recreation Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated Size of the Entire Sports Industry, U.S. 2009-2019
  3. Global Sports Industry Revenues, 2018-2019
  4. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2013-2019
  5. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2018
  6. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2015-2018
  7. Estimated Annual Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, Inventories & Purchases, U.S.: 2011-2019
  8. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.: 1992- March 2020
  9. Exports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2013-2019
  10. Imports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2013-2019
  11. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports Leagues
  12. Sports Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2016-2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Cabela’s Inc
  • Disney Media Networks
  • Motorsports Authentics LLC
  • American Golf Corp
  • Bowlmor AMF Corp
  • Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc
  • Time Warner Inc
  • Aramark
  • Warnaco Swimwear Inc

Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

June 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Outsourcing has seen recent, significant growth across three broad areas: 1) logistics, sourcing and distribution services; 2) information technology services, including the creation of software and the management of computer centers; and 3) business process outsourcing (BPO) areas such as call centers, financial transaction processing and human resources management.

Offshoring, as opposed to outsourcing, covers such a wide variety of nations, products and practices that it is difficult to put a number on the size of the market. A significant share of offshoring revenue is created by contract manufacturing of electronics, shoes, apparel and accessories.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-575-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-881-4 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 500

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 374

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the outsourcing & offshoring business including:

  1. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  3. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  4. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  5. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  6. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India
    and Elsewhere
  7. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech
    Development
  8. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in the Global Consulting Industry
  9. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  10. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along with Globalization
  11. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  12. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  13. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  14. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  15. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  16. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  17. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  18. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  19. The Future of Outsourcing & Offshoring

Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics

  1. Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Services Supplied to Foreign & U.S. Markets Through Trade & Through Affiliates: 1999-2018
  3. U.S. Trade in Services by Major Category: 2013-March 2020
  4. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2016-2018
  5. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2013-2016
  6. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2011-2014
  7. Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2014-2018
  8. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2018-2019
  9. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2012-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • Randstad Holding NV
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Amdocs Limited
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Aramark
  • Ariba Inc

Complete Guide to the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

June 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In the history of the world of business, very few industries have enjoyed the stellar growth that we have seen in electronic media and entertainment over the past few decades. There is every reason for continued optimism regarding future growth of games, apps and social media due to the booming growth in Internet users globally, improvements in Internet access, and the continuing and dramatic evolution of electronic platforms, particularly smartphones and tablet computers. On the horizon, embedded, wearable and ubiquitous computing will be the next underlying technology advance that will further drive apps and social media, while virtual reality may take games and entertainment to an entirely new level.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 200 companies in the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-572-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-880-7 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 304

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 183

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the games, apps & social media business including:

  1. Introduction to the Games, Apps and Social Media Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry
  3. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry
  4. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry
  5. Overview of the Social Media Industry
  6. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  7. TVs Are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  8. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  9. Online Games Compete with Consoles
  10. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Technologies Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  11. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  12. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  13. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  14. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $85.5 Billion Yearly
  15. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  16. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training
  17. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  18. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  19. The Future of Games, Apps & Social Media

Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Statistics

  1. Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Usage Demographics, U.S.: 2019
  3. Use of Different Online Platforms: 2019
  4. Social Media Usage Demographics, U.S.: 2019
  5. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2019
  6. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2019
  7. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2014-2019
  8. Quarterly Software Publishing Industry Revenues, U.S.: 1st Quarter 2019-4th Quarter 2019
  9. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2014-2019
  10. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  11. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2019
  12. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  13. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2014-2019
  14. Internet Access Technologies Compared

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • NetEase Inc
  • Tapjoy Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Giant Network Group Co Ltd
  • Apple Inc
  • Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
  • Electronic Arts Inc (EA)
  • EB GAMES
  • GameStop Corp

Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Global consulting industry revenues (including HR, IT, strategy, operations, management and business advisory services) will reach approximately $460 billion in 2020, according to Plunkett Research estimates. As corporate profits in general have grown dramatically in recent years, executives are reasonably willing to authorize new consulting projects as long as they see the potential for a good return on the cost. Over the same period, growth in government budgets in the U.S. and much of Europe have been under tremendous pressure at the national, state and local levels. Even with a rebound on most state and local levels, efforts are still underway to lower or outright curtail spending and debt. This has been particularly hard on some consulting firms, since governmental agencies are prime clients for consultancies.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 250 companies in Consulting.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-535-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-879-1 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 360

Statistical Tables Provided:

Companies Profiled: 238

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 world’s top companies and what are their revenues?

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

  1. Introduction to the Consulting Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Consulting Industry
  3. Consulting in Emerging Nations/The Offshoring of Consulting Projects
  4. Management Consulting and Consulting to Major Corporations
  5. Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts
  6. Federal Government Consulting May Grow as Many U.S. Agencies Seek Cost-Efficiencies
  7. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/ Computer Operations Consulting
  8. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  9. Consulting Firms Accept Assignments with Contingency Fees
  10. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services
  11. Accounting Firms Taking Large Market Share of Consulting Contracts
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Major Corporations and Organizations Develop Internal Consultants and Seek Outside

Clients

  1. Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments
  2. Consultancies Position Themselves to Serve Global Markets and Multinational Corporations
  3. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting
  4. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  5. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  6. New MBAs Desire Consulting and Accounting Jobs

Consulting Industry Statistics

  1. Consulting Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Consulting Industry Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  3. Management Consulting Companies: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2014-2018
  4. Consulting Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014-March 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Abt Associates Inc
  • Arthur D Little
  • Helios & Matheson Analytics Inc
  • ABB LTD
  • Abelica Global
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • PA Consulting Group
  • Randstad Holding NV
  • Amey plc
  • Analysts International Corporation

Complete Guide to the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs From Plunkett Research 2020

June 03, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Education is one of the largest activities in the world in terms of employees, expenditures and consumers—that is, students. However, education’s expenditures, quality of output, and ultimate results vary wildly from nation to nation, and from place to place within nations. Technology-based education solutions are gathering tremendous momentum, and in many cases, they are being carefully tested and applied in real school situations. Online learning is gathering speed at all levels, from home schooling of high school students, to basic courses for university students, to essential skills training for corporate employees.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 150 companies in Education, EdTech & MOOCs industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-533-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-878-4 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 252

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 157

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs business including:

  1. Introduction to the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on Education
  3. Corporate Training and Adult Education Markets Continue to Grow Worldwide
  4. Tuition Assistance for Employees Is Spent at Online Universities
  5. Education in Emerging Nations Faces Unique Challenges
  6. A Wide Range of Software to Enhance Learning and Improve Education’s Cost-

Effectiveness Is Offered by Large Firms and Startups Alike

  1. Adaptive Learning Technology Adjusts Classroom Pace to Each Individual Student’s Ability
  2. Innovative Companies Score Big Successes in Adult and Leisure Learning Online
  3. Affordable Degrees Are Served Up Online and in Hybrid (“Blended Education”) Models
  4. Charter Schools Post Growth, Create Controversy as Traditional School Alternatives
  5. Technology and the Internet Enable Virtual Schools, Ranging from Virtual Public Charter Schools to Online Universities
  6. The Internet Enables the Flipped Classroom, Pioneered by Khan Academy Tutorials
  7. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses: Startups Seek Elusive Profits
  8. U.S. and U.K. Universities Serve Up Education to Foreigners/Private Schools Grow Rapidly Outside the U.S.
  9. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training
  10. The Future of Education

Education Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Education Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Global Education Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. School Enrollment of the Population 3 Years Old and Over, by Level of School, U.S.: 1964-2018
  4. U.S. Population Age 25 and Older, by Educational Attainment: 1940-2019
  5. PreK-12th Grade Student Enrollment, By School Level & Race/Ethnicity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1995-2018
  6. Number & Percent Distribution of Public Elementary & Secondary Students & Schools, By Traditional or Charter School Status & Selected Characteristics: 2000-2001 & 2017-2018
  7. Total & Current Expenditures Per Pupil in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, U.S.: Selected Years, 1919-2017
  8. Average PISA Test Scores for Mathematics, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2018
  9. Average PISA Test Scores for Reading, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2018
  10. Average PISA Test Scores for Science, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2018
  11. Total Fall Enrollment in Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions, U.S.: 1967-2018
  12. Average Annual Costs for Full-Time Undergraduates at Degree-Granting Post-Secondary Institutions: 1969-2019
  13. Educational Services Industry Revenue, U.S.: 2014-2019
  14. Employment in Education Occupations, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Apollo Education Group Inc
  • Broadview Institute Inc
  • Franklin Covey Co
  • DeVry Education Group Inc
  • ECollege.com Inc
  • iLinc Communications Inc
  • HealthStream Inc
  • Instructivision Inc
  • Cengage Learning
  • Edmentum Inc

Complete Guide to the Real Estate & Construction From Plunkett Research 2020

June 02, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The real estate and construction sectors, including the many professions and fields associated with them, are among the larger components of the global economy. Home prices have rebounded dramatically from the depths of the recent recession. Home builders in the U.S. are enjoying robust sales and profits. Although more than a few observers are concerned that another housing bubble is developing. Globally, the long-term expectation is that there will be continuing demand from the health care sector for new or remodeled properties, as the percentage of the population over age 65 continues to grow in many nations

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 450 companies in Real Estate & Construction Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-532-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-877-7 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 610

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 461

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the real estate, construction & home building business including:

  1. Introduction to the Real Estate and Construction Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Real Estate & Construction Industry
  3. Low Interest Rates, Tighter Lending Standards and the Coronavirus’ Effect on the Mortgage Market
  4. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry
  5. Millennials Buying Homes/High Prices Pose Challenges
  6. Real Estate Online Services Continue to Grow
  7. Internet-Based Home Sales and Cheap Commissions Rock Residential Brokers
  8. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  9. Building Technologies Advance/Robotics & 3D Printing Used in Construction
  10. Baby Boomers Become a Strong Influence in the Housing Market/Universal Design Catches On
  11. Multigenerational Families Are Increasingly Living Under One Roof
  12. Real Estate Markets in China and India Face Challenges
  13. Mixed-Use Developments Go Vertical
  14. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales and the Coronavirus Hurt Stores
  15. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
  16. Tiny Apartments and Condos Proliferate, Solve Affordability Problem
  17. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties
  18. Remodeling Market Is Strong
  19. Shared Spaces for Co-Living and Co-Working Face Challenges
  20. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Home
  21. The Future of Housing/The Future of Cities

Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics

  1. Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Selected Construction Industry Revenue by Industry Sector, U.S.: 2015-2019
  3. Value of U.S. Private Construction Put in Place: 2013-2019
  4. Value of U.S. Public Construction Put in Place: 2013-2019
  5. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the U.S.: 2018-2019
  6. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed
    Securities by Holder: 2011-2019
  7. Commercial, Residential & Farm Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2011-2019
  8. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2011-2019
  9. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1985-2019
  10. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1985-2019
  11. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2019
  12. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 1999-2019
  13. Homeownership Rates by Age of Householder, U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2019
  14. Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in U.S.: 1963-2019
  15. Median & Average Sales Price of New Single Family Homes by Region, U.S.: 1989-2019
  16. New Single Family Homes Sold by Region, U.S.: 1985-2019
  17. New Single Family Homes Sold by Type of Financing, U.S.: 1989-2019
  18. Rental & Homeowner Vacancy Rates by Area, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2019
  19. Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2015- February 2020
  20. Miscellaneous Real Estate & Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2015- February 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Archstone Trust
  • AMERCO (U-Haul)
  • Clayton Homes Inc
  • Accor North America
  • Extended Stay America Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc
  • Riverview Realty Partners

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Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

May 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

In industrialized nations, R&D investment has risen from an average of about 1.5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 1980 to about 2.0% today. The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, at about $608 billion during 2020. However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP. Meanwhile, U.S. corporations continue to fund massive engineering projects and research budgets of their own. Top research investors among U.S. companies include Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Merck & Co., Pfizer, Microsoft, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Intel. Engineering, science and research and development provide large numbers of well-paying jobs in America and around the world.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Engineering & Research industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-531-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-876-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 662

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 478

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the engineering & research business including:

  1. Introduction to the Engineering & Research Industry
  2. A Short History of U.S. Industrial Research & Development
  3. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Engineering & Research Industry
  4. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  5. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization
  6. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  7. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  8. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  9. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  10. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change
  11. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  12. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  13. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  14. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  15. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  16. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard
  17. Supercomputing Hits 148.6 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  18. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  19. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  20. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  21. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  22. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  23. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Engineering & Research Industry Statistics

  1. Engineering & Research Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Engineering & Research Industry Revenues, U.S.: 2019
  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2014-2018
  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2019-2025
  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  14. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021
  15. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  16. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  17. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  18. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2018
  19. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2018
  20. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  21. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2016-February 2020
  22. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M COMPANY
  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Agfa-Gevaert NV
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • AB Volvo
  • ABB LTD
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • ACTIVISION BLIZZARD INC
  • Acxiom Corp

Complete Guide to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality From Plunkett Research 2020

May 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

At Plunkett Research, we look at the “hospitality” industry in a broad way, to include most types of services or sectors that serve freshly-prepared food to customers, or provide lodging to travelers. The long-term growth outlook for the hospitality sector is excellent.

Key findings:

Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-503-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-875-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 351

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the restaurant, hotel and hospitality business including:

Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry

  1. Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry
  3. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  4. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers
  5. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/Fast Fine)
  6. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs
  7. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices
  8. Restaurants with No Seats
  9. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  10. Retail Technologies Advance for Restaurant Digital Orders, along with Robotics and Automation
  11. Cruise Industry Market Was Strong But Faces Tremendous New Challenges
  12. Small Cruise Ships Feature Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  13. River Cruise Lines Launched with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  14. Chinese Tourism Will Create Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries
  15. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as
    Certification Standards Emerge
  16. Luxury Hotel Chains Expanded Globally
  17. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers
  18. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels,
    to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options
  19. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  20. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway
    and Many Global Competitors
  21. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  22. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties
  23. Localization will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing
  24. Dog-Friendly Hotels Gain Market Share
  25. The Future of the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry

Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics

  1. Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Food Services and Drinking Places Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2012-2019
  3. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2017-4th Quarter 2019
  4. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2011-2018
  5. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2018-2020
  6. Consumer Food Price Indexes, Food Away from Home & Food at Home, U.S.: 1997-2018
  7. Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-2020
  8. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Accor North America
  • Extended Stay America Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc
  • Ramada Worldwide Inc
  • Ameristar Casinos Inc
  • Aramark
  • Autogrill SpA
  • Barcelo Crestline Corporation
  • Best Western International Inc

Complete Guide to the Apparel & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

April, 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Apparel and accessory retailers generally enjoyed substantial growth in sales around the world during recent decades. Leading American, Japanese and European brands opened large numbers of new stores in developing markets in Asia and elsewhere. Developments driving the appeal and textile industry include “fast fashion” stores that sell the latest designs at very low prices, growing interest in sports apparel for both athletic and non-athletic activities (athleisure), and the rising success of e-commerce in driving in-store apparel retailing.

Key Findings:

Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 350 companies in the Apparel & Textiles Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-529-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-874-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 474

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 351

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the apparel & textiles business including:

  1. Introduction to the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effects on the Global Apparel Industry
  3. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  4. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore
  5. Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  6. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  7. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  8. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  9. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  10. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  11. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  12. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  13. Plus-Size Apparel and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers
  14. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  15. Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
  16. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  17. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
  18. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
    Business Models
  19. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway
  20. Subscription Fashion Services Grow, Including Stitch Fix
  21. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes
  22. Disruption, Technology and the Future of the Fashion, Apparel and Shoes Business

Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics

  1. Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-February 2019
  3. Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004-2018
  4. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2017-2018
  5. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2017-2018
  6. Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2017-2018
  7. Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2017-2018
  8. U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2012-2018
  9. U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes & Accessories: 2018
  10. Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2016-2019
  11. Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2014-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M COMPANY
  • Cabela’s Inc
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
  • Motorsports Authentics LLC
  • Alpha Pro Tech Ltd
  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc
  • Ann Inc
  • Aramark
  • Warnaco Swimwear Inc
  • Belk Inc

Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

April 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The size of the advertising market is difficult to assess, and estimates by analysts vary to some degree. This is partly due to the fact that the final cost of advertising for any company includes creative and agency costs; local branding and marketing efforts; catalogs, brochures and other printed matter; the creation and maintenance of web sites, email campaigns and social media campaigns; and myriad other components, in addition to expenses for media. Numbers that are available for analysis and comparison are generally limited to actual spending on media, such as radio, TV, billboards and paid search or Internet advertising.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 325 companies in the Advertising & Branding Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-528-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-873-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 450

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 316

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the advertising & branding business including:

  1. Introduction to the Advertising and Branding Industry
  2. Agencies Face Both Evolving Client Needs and Vast Changes in Media
  3. Global Media Giants Acquire both Content and Distribution
  4. Digital Advertising Soars, Has Larger Market Share of U.S. Advertising Than TV
  5. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Market
  6. Global Internet Market Tops 4.5 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless
  7. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  8. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  9. Embedded Advertising/Product Placement/Branded Entertainment and Marketing Soar
  10. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  11. Email Reigns as One of the Single Most Effective Advertising Tools
  12. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  13. Billboards Go Digital
  14. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising
  15. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  16. LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  17. Growth in China’s Ad Market
  18. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  19. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and
    Restaurant Orders
  20. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups/Disruption in Consumer Products and Cosmetics
  21. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services

Advertising & Branding Industry Statistics

  1. Advertising & Branding Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Advertising Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2012-2019
  3. Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies & Direct Mail Advertising: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  4. Employment in Advertising & Related Industries, U.S.: 1990-January 2020
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  6. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  7. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  8. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  9. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019 42
  10. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • Belo Corp
  • Disney Media Networks
  • CBS Radio
  • ACME Communications Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Advance Publications Inc
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Alloy Inc
  • Time Warner Inc

Making Shopping the Show

Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns

For the foreseeable future, entertainment’s value as a drawing card for retail customers will be of growing importance, especially for the retailing of goods beyond everyday staple items. In fact, the explosive growth of retailing over the internet means that brick and mortar retailers must offer more than the mere availability of merchandise in order to lure shoppers out of their homes, away from their computer screens and web browsers and into the retail store. New shopping centers, especially those in urban areas, are devoting up to 40% of gross leasable area (GLA) to entertainment, restaurants and movie theaters. Developers say that shoppers stay on average more than six hours per visit when significant entertainment venues are available.

Yet consumers still want the convenience found in neighborhood centers. Consequently, many new shopping center developments are including the most desirable elements of both power centers and lifestyle centers, including dominant anchor tenants in large formats, dotted with smaller specialty retailers and a plethora of entertainment and dining facilities, all set in a pleasant outdoor environment with sidewalks, trees, lawns and ponds. In many ways, they are the shopping center equivalent of the super-merchandiser stores.

Developers are planning centers that not only provide entertainment but are also designed to be communities, with space for offices and residential areas. These projects may even include areas for post offices, day-care centers and community centers for performance theatres and galleries.

Canadian developer Triple Five Group (which owns the massive Mall of America in Minnesota) made headlines in early 2015 when it announced plans to build the largest enclosed mall in the U.S., to be located in Miami, Florida. The $4.5 billion to $5 billion American Dream Miami will feature a ski slope, a water park, a sea lion show, miniature golf, a bowling alley, a submarine ride, restaurants, a performing arts theater, a cinema, Ferris wheel, an ice rink and a roller coaster in addition to hotels and condominiums. It may open as early as 2022-2023. Triple Five is hoping to capitalize on Miami’s massive number of annual tourists, as well as explosive downtown population growth, which doubled from 40,466 in 2000 to 80,750 in 2014, and was expected to reach 92,519 by 2019.

Malls that have embraced entertainment tend to be the most successful. The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada, which employs strolling musicians as well as performance artists, and lights the ceilings in common areas to look like brilliant day or night skies, averages $1,615 in sales per square foot. The Grove in Los Angeles, California transports shoppers with a refurbished 1950s Boston streetcar and hosts Summer Concert Series; it averages $2,200 per square foot.

For everything you need to know about the global Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media sector, see
Plunkett’s Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2020

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Complete Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

March 31, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

To put the massive scale and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in perspective, consider the following: In a world of roughly 5 billion people with access to the internet (about two-thirds of the world’s population), about six times as many (29.3 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2023. Over the very long term, trillions of objects, points of geography, buildings, devices, appliances, vehicles, etc. may eventually be communicating with each other and with major computer systems via networks, fixed or wireless, over the IoT. Spending on IoT worldwide was estimated at $726 billion for 2019 by analysts at International Data Corporation (IDT), and will reach $1.1 trillion by 2023.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 400 companies in the Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-553-0 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-872-2 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 572

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 406

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) business including:

  1. Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics Industry
  2. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiencies/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  3. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial
    Intelligence (AI)
  4. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  5. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide
  6. Introduction to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry
  7. A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the State of the Industry Today
  8. The Pros & Cons of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
  9. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and
    Logistics Systems
  10. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  11. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  12. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  13. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  14. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  15. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  16. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  17. Global Internet Market Tops 4.5 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless
  18. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  19. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  20. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  21. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  22. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market
    Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  23. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  24. CyberSecurity Challenges for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  25. The Internet of Things (IoT) in Factories, Robotics and Equipment
  26. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Home
  27. Hot Fields Within Computers, Hardware and Software Include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Statistics

  1. Internet of Things & Data Analytics Communications Industry Statistics and Market Size
    Overview
  2. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2014-2019
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  4. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2014-2019
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  6. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2014-2019
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cybereason Inc
  • Emerson Electric Co
  • Palantir Technologies Inc
  • WatchGuard Technologies Inc
  • SAIC Motor Corporation Limited
  • China Telecom Corporation Limited
  • Tech Mahindra Limited
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC)

Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Transportation is one of the world’s largest industries. In total, during 2019, core transportation revenues in the U.S. were an estimated $1,328.0 billion, according to Plunkett Research estimates. Worldwide, these revenues were an estimated $5.2 trillion. This includes air, rail, water, pipeline, courier and warehousing segments.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-527-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-871-5 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 680

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 489

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry
  2. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  3. FedEx, UPS & DHL Compete in Global in Shipping and Logistics/Amazon.com Begins to Fulfill its Own Shipping Needs
  4. Trucking Companies Enjoy Dominant Market Share, Focus on Driver Challenges and Regulatory Issues
  5. Freight Railways Invest in Infrastructure and Safety
  6. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports & Silk Road
  7. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  8. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Light Rail and All Aboard Florida
  9. Ships Get Bigger and More Efficient as Freighter Overcapacity Hits the Shipping Industry
  10. Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels
  11. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  12. Boeing and Airbus Have Massive Aircraft Order Backlogs/Major Aircraft Market in China
  13. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  14. Airports Expand
  15. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  16. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  17. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real Time
    Traffic Information
  18. India’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Billions of Dollars in Construction
  19. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  20. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Raid Hailing) Industry
  21. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and
    Development Worldwide
  22. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Finances Are Challenging
  23. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiencies/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  24. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and
    Logistics Systems
  25. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop

Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Statistics

  1. Transportation Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Core Transportation Sector Revenues 2011-2019
  3. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Revenues: 2016-Q3 2019
  4. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Expenses: 2015-2018
  5. Top 50 Countries Providing U.S. Imports: 2012-2019
  6. Top 50 Countries Receiving U.S. Exports: 2012-2019
  7. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Trade: 2015-2017
  8. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Import: 2015-2017
  9. Top 30 U.S. Customs Ports by Waterborne Foreign Container Export: 2015-2017
  10. U.S.-Canadian Border Land-Freight Gateways:
  11. Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2018-2019
  12. U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways:
  13. Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2018-2019
  14. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue by Commodities Handled: 2015-2019
  15. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Truck Inventories: 2014-2018
  16. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-March 2020
  17. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2019 System Scheduled Enplanements
  18. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 3rd Quarter 2018-3rd Quarter 2019
  19. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2019
  20. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2017-2039
  21. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2039
  22. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended November 2019 and November 2018
  23. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-November 2019
  24. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-January 2020
  25. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2039
  26. Domestic Airline Fuel Cost, U.S.: January 1986-December 2019
  27. Average Freight Revenue Per Ton-mile, U.S.: 2000-2018
  28. Transportation Services Index, U.S.: January 2000-December 2019
  29. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2011-2018
  30. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  31. Transportation Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2014-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • AMERCO (U-Haul)
  • AB Volvo
  • Go-Ahead Group plc (The)
  • Japan Airlines Co Ltd
  • ADA Sa
  • Aer Lingus Group
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines JSC
  • Air Canada
  • Air China Limited
  • Air New Zealand Ltd

Mid-Size U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2020

March 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report on trends affecting job seekers, Mid-Size U.S. Employers Almanac, 2020 edition.

As of 2019, The U.S. was enjoying very robust economic growth, and the unemployment rate was extremely low. Wages were responding by rising in virtually all industries, and there were significant shortages of workers in fields ranging from trucking to retailing to computer technology. The Coronavirus epidemic of 2020 changed the outlook for everything, and the end result will not be clear from some time. Many outstanding employers may initiate hiring freezes or layoffs.

At Plunkett Research, we believe that consumer habits will change at least for the mid-term, and in some ways permanently, as a result of this global pandemic. The trend towards shopping via e-commerce will accelerate, and that means more jobs in logistics, warehousing and delivery services. Gig economy jobs will grow, particularly those in on-demand delivery of groceries and meals. Companies that provide services that support online education are likely to grow as well. Meanwhile, traditional retailing may continue its long-term decline. The travel industry suffered miserably as a result of the Coronavirus, and hotels, cruises and airlines may see structural changes and a long-term reduction in business as a result. Conference centers and sports venues also may see a long-term or permanent drop in attendance, as consumers are going to be less interested in being among large crowds.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies for Mid-Size Employers and names top trends affecting job seekers for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-526-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-870-8 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 614

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 501

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

This feature-rich book covers major trends affecting job seekers-everything you need to know about major U.S. employers including:

  1. U.S. Job Market Overview
  2. Cost Control Remains a Major Concern at Employers/Consolidation Through Mergers Continues
  3. Unemployment Is Down to Extremely Low Levels, But the Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Remain to Be Seen
  4. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  5. Technology Continues to Create Sweeping Changes in the Workplace
  6. Continued Growth in Outsourcing, Including Supply Chain and Logistics Services
  7. Offshoring, Reshoring and the Rebound in American Manufacturing
  8. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable
  9. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Statistics Overview: 2019-2020
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-2019
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2008, 2018 & Projected 2028
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: January 2019 vs. January 2020
  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment,
    Sex, Race & Ethnicity: October 2018
  6. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2019
  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2019
  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2018-2028
  9. Top Fastest Growing Occupations: 2018-2028
  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2018-2028
  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2018-2028

Research: 7 Keys for Job Seekers

  1. Financial Stability
  2. Growth Plans
  3. Research & Development Programs
  4. Product Launch & Production
  5. Marketing & Distribution Methods
  6. Employee Benefits
  7. Quality of Work Factors

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Plus-Size Fashion Finally Gets with the Times

Popular ideas on beauty and fashion are always changing. For the first time in 2015, the Sports Illustrated magazine swimsuit edition featured a plus-sized model on its cover. Although consumers were more comfortable with a diverse set of body shapes and sizes at the time, the apparel industry caught itself playing catch up to cater to plus-size customers.

The plus-size market traditionally refers to women’s sizes between 14 and 16 or higher. For luxury brands and high fashion however, plus-size can start at 12. While traditionally the realm of specialty retailers, with the average American woman now between a size 14 to 18, plus-size fashion has become mainstream.

A number of high end fashion startups are looking to help plus-size fashion into the mainstream. A recent New York Times article featuring our research highlight’s their work. Even though some retailers are working to increase plus-size options, often the designs and cuts are unflattering or not very fashionable. These high end starts up, many run by former plus-size models and women that have been in the fashion industry for years, think they have the insight and knowledge to make plus-size fashion more accessible and frankly -more fashionable.

For everything you need to know about the global Apparel, Shoes & Textiles sector, see:
Plunkett’s Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Almanac 2020

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Publication Date: April 2020 | Price: $379.99

Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-529-5

eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-874-6

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Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas-Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2020 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The global food and agricultural industry for 2019 totaled about $9.3 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP. Global food exports totaled $1.53 trillion in 2018, according to the World Trade Organization (latest data available). While it is obvious that food is of equal importance to all people on planet Earth, the relative cost of that food is not equal. It varies widely due to such influences as location, local food industries and the availability of proper infrastructure for food transportation and storage.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 500 companies in the Food Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-525-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-869-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary
  • Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 712

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 504

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

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 and business analysis-everything you need to know about the food business including:

  1. Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry
  2. The State of the Food Industry Today
  3. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  4. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  5. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Developed/3-D Printed Food

Appears

  1. Selective Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, including CRISPR, as Alternatives to

GM Seeds

  1. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  2. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  3. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  4. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon Competes in Groceries
  5. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices
  6. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  7. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  8. Aquaculture Gains Major Fish Supply Market Share
  9. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  10. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  11. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  12. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  13. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  14. Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities for Companies
  15. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway
  16. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Rise
  17. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/ Fast Fine)
  18. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs
  19. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals But Subscribers Are Hard to Keep
  20. The Future of the Food Industry, Agriculture, Food Demand, Supermarkets and Online Food Retailing

Food Industry Statistics

  1. Global Food Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Food Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Food Sales, U.S.: 2016-July 2019
  4. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2018-2020
  5. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2018
  6. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products, U.S.: June 2019-December 2019
  7. Meat Supply & Use, U.S.: 2018-2029
  8. Egg Supply & Use, U.S.: 2018-2029
  9. Poultry & Eggs Production, Use, Prices & Trade, U.S.: 2017-2020
  10. Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2017 – January 2020
  11. Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  12. Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Retail Prices & Grower Returns, U.S.: 2009-2018
  13. Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  14. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2019-2020
  15. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Sorghum, Oats & Barley Crops: 2019-2020
  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2018
  17. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2015-2019
  18. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities, U.S.: 2014-2019
  19. Farm Sector Production Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  21. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2013-2019
  22. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2014-2019
  23. Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2018-2029
  24. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2014-2019
  25. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2018-2029
  26. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2014-November 2019
  27. Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2014-November 2019
  28. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014-December 2019
  29. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation,
    U.S.: May 2018
  30. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2017-2020
  31. World Supply & Utilization of Major Animal Products: 2012-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Molson Coors Brewing Company
  • Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc
  • Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates Ltd
  • Marathon Cheese Corporation
  • Merisant Company
  • Ahold Delhaize NV
  • Sanderson Farms Inc
  • Newly Weds Foods Inc
  • Ajinomoto Co Inc
  • Goya Foods Inc