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Complete Guide to the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones (UAV) Industry Almanac From Plunkett Research 2020

October 11, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones (UAV) Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-549-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-855-5 (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: 508

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

Companies Profiled: 376

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. Boeing and Airbus Have Massive Aircraft Order s/Major Aircraft Market in China
  3. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  4. Supersonic Jets Expected to Enter the Commercial Market
  5. Electric-Powered Airplanes Are Under Research and Development
  6. Flying Taxis and Personal Aircraft Get Off the Ground
  7. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  8. Giant Balloons Used for Communications and Research
  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 2019
  3. Gross Output in the Aircraft Manufacturing and Air Transportation Industries, U.S.
    Selected Years, 2010-2017
  4. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2017
  5. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Air Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  8. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2018-2024
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts: 2014-2nd Quarter 2019
  10. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  11. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region:
    2019-2039
  12. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2039
  13. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports:
    2nd Quarter 2018-2nd Quarter 2019
  14. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2019
  15. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended May 2019 and June 2018
  16. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2039
  17. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996-May 2019
  18. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2019(1Q)
  19. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2019 System Scheduled Enplanements
  20. Domestic Airline Fuel Cost, U.S.: January 1986-January 2019
  21. Employment in the Aerospace Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Monthly, January 1990-June 2019
  22. Employment & Earnings in Aerospace Occupations, U.S.: May 2018

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 2020

September 30, 2019

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

Health care costs continue to rise in the U.S. Total U.S. health care expenditures were estimated to be $3.82 trillion in 2019, and are projected to soar to $5.96 trillion in 2027. Health spending in the U.S., at about 17.8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019, is projected to grow steadily. In addition to expected higher costs, the Trump has been focused on altering 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The most significant change has been the mandate that Americans must carry insurance or face penalties has been dropped.

Outside the U.S., stark contrasts exist between health costs in the United States and those of other countries. A 2018 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 16.9% of GDP, Switzerland at 12.2%, France at 11.2%, Germany at 11.2%, Sweden at 11.0%, Japan at 10.9% Canada at 10.7%, and Denmark at 10.5%.

Total health care expenditures around the world are difficult to determine, but $10.0 trillion would be a fair estimate for the formal health care industry for 2019. That would place health care at about 11.4% of global GDP, with expenditures per capita of about $1,300. This $10.0 trillion breaks down to approximately $3.8 trillion in the U.S., $3.3 trillion in non-U.S. OECD nations and $2.8 trillion elsewhere 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 Health Care Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-547-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-853-1 (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: 680

Statistical Tables Provided: 25

Companies Profiled: 496

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

Introduction to the Health Care Industry

  1. Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
  2. Employers Fight Rapidly Growing Health Care Premiums/Require Employees to Pay a Significant Share of Costs
  3. Medicare and Medicaid Spending Continue to Surge/More Baby Boomers Hit 65+ Years of Age
  4. U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrote the Rules and Increased Coverage, But Costs Continue to Rise
  5. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Hospital Mergers Result from the Affordable Care Act/Many Hospital Chains Grow Dramatically in Market Share
  6. Concierge Care/Direct Primary Care Are on the Rise/New Twists on House Calls
  7. Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Rapidly Rising Costs of Care
  8. Number of Uninsured Americans Declines But Remains High
  9. Health Sharing Ministries Attract Millions of Members
  10. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/Drug Prices Soar
  11. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  12. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share By Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues
  13. 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
  14. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  15. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New Level of Transparency
  16. Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
  17. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  18. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  19. Retail Clinics, Urgent Care Centers and Employer Sites Increase Health Care Options/Reduce Costs
  20. 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, 2013-2019

Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2018

Employment in the Health Care Industry, U.S.: 2014-July 2019

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Practitioner & Technical Occupations, U.S.: May 2018

Employment & Earnings in Health Care Support Occupations, U.S.: May 2018

The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process

U.S. FDA New Drug (NDA) and Biologic (BLA) Approvals, 2018

Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019

  1. U.S. Health Care Expenditures & Costs

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2019 Where It Came From (Estimated)

The Nation’s Health Dollar: 2019 Where It Went (Estimated)

National Health Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2011-2027

National Health Expenditures by Type of Expenditure with Affordable Care Act Impacts, U.S.: Selected Calendar Years, 2011-2027

Hospital Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2011-2027

Nursing Home Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2011-2027

Home Health Care Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2011-2027

Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: 1996-2027

Prescription Drug Expenditures & Annual Percent Change, U.S.: 2011-2027

  1. Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare Enrollment, 1970-2093

Medicaid Enrollment & Expenditures for Medical Assistance Payments & Administration:
Selected Years, 1966-2026

Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures, by Enrollment Group: Fiscal Year 2016

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

Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.:
1999-2018

Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018

Employers’ Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.:
Selected Years, 2015-2019

  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

Major U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2020

September 17, 2019

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

Job seekers in 2020 should see strong hiring and rising wages, if the low unemployment rates seen in late 2019 continue, and if confidence is reasonably high among both consumers and business leaders. Job seekers who want good positions with good pay must be extremely well prepared for the process of seeking a job. A large part of the preparation requires that they do meaningful research into prospective employers and the industries in which they operate.

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 978-1-62831-546-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-854-8 (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: 612

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 494

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
  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 Overview: 2018-2019
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997-July 2019
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2006, 2016 & Projected 2026
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: July 2018 vs. July 2019
  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 2018
  7. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018
  8. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2016-2026
  9. Top 30 U.S. Fastest Growing Occupations: 2016-2026
  10. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2016-2026
  11. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2016-2026

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

Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

September 12, 2019

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

The automobile industry surged ahead worldwide in recent years, with particularly sharp growth in the U.S. and China. Some of the biggest winners from this surge are Korean automakers with soaring global sales. However, trouble maybe on the horizon. Surveys show that many young adults have little interest in owning a car of their own. Also a possible source of concern for automakers is the combination of car sharing strategies, like ZipCar, ride sharing systems, like Uber, and autonomous vehicles capable of driving themselves, which will have very profound effects on automobile manufacturing, usage, sales and ownership patterns. At least in dense urban environments, the result is very likely to be a large proportion of individuals who opt to use shared vehicles rather than user-owned cars.

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 978-1-62831-545-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-852-4 (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-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 556

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

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. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda
  3. U.S. Automobile Sales Level Off/Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers
  4. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/Trump Administration Expected to Delay Increases in MPG Standards
  5. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  6. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  7. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  8. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  9. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  10. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  11. China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market
  12. India Sees Automobile Export Growth
  13. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter
  14. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers
  15. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  16. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real-Time Traffic Information
  17. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  18. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates
  19. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Raid Hailing) Industry
  20. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide
  21. 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: 2014-2018
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2017
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2019 Model Year
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2019 Model Year
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2011-2017
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2011-2018
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2018
  16. Automobile Driving Costs, U.S.: 2018
  17. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2008-2017
  18. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-August 2019
  19. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  20. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  21. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2018
  22. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2013-June 2019

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

Complete Guide to the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

August 29, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-544-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-851-7 (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: 694

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 506

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

Manufacturing & Robotics Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry
  1. Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly After-Tax Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2012-1st Quarter 2019
  3. Selected Financial Data, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 1st Quarter 2018-1st Quarter 2019
  4. Net Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2008-1st Quarter 2019
  5. Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry: 1st Quarter 2018-1st Quarter 2019

  1. Output & Employment
  1. Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1948-2018
  2. All Manufacturing Employees, U.S.: Monthly, January 1939-July 2019
  3. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry Employment: 1948-2018
  4. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry: 2013-June 2019
  5. Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1980-2019
  6. Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries:
    Selected Years, 2012-2017
  7. Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  8. Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  9. Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  10. Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  11. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  12. Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  13. Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2017
  14. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2017

  1. Shipments
  1. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for All Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly,
    January 1992-June 2019
  2. Annual Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2012-2018
  3. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2018-2019

  1. Exports
  1. Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  2. Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  3. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  4. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  5. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019
  6. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2017-2018
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2013-2nd Quarter 2019

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 2020

August 19, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Airlines, Hotels & Travel Industry Almanac, 2020 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. In most parts of the world, hotels and resorts have been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates.

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 978-1-62831-542-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-849-4 (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: 466

Statistical Tables Provided: 19

Companies Profiled: 317

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. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  3. Major Airlines Change Strategy, Charge Fees and Boost Profits
  4. Some International Airlines Cut First Class Seats and Add to Business Class/Premium
    Economy Now Widely Available
  5. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Grow
  6. Boeing and Airbus Have Massive Aircraft Order Backlogs/Major Aircraft Market in China
  7. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  8. In Flight Wireless Takes Off
  9. Air Traffic Grows/Airports Expand/Asia Has Strong Air Traffic
  10. Massive Long Term Growth in China’s Travel Market/Indian Travel Market Rebounds
  11. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports and Silk Road
  12. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  13. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as
    Certification Standards Emerge
  14. Hotel Occupancy, Profits and New Construction Grow
  15. Luxury Hotel Chains Expand 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 Is Strong while Capacity Soars with New Ships
  24. Small Cruise Ships Offer Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  25. River Cruise Lines Are Launched, with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  26. Chinese Tourism Creates 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.: 1996-2018
  3. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended April 2019 and April 2018
  4. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  5. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995- Q1 2019
  6. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region: 2019-2039
  7. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2039
  8. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2039
  9. International Visitor Arrivals to the U.S., Forecast: 2017-2023
  10. Top Destinations of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2016-2017
  11. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2010-2017
  12. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 1st Quarter 2018-1st Quarter 2019
  13. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2018 System Scheduled Enplanements
  14. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996- April 2019
  15. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2012-2018
  16. Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2017
  17. Monthly U.S. Transportation Services Index (TSI): November 2018-May 2019
  18. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2017-1st Quarter 2019
  19. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2013-June 2019

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

Complete Guide to the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

August 13, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac, 2020 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 $176 billion during 2018.

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 978-1-62831-542-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-849-4 (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 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 518

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 356

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. A Short History of Biotechnology
  3. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  4. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  5. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  6. Major Drug Companies Acquire or Partner With Smaller Biotech Firms
  7. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  8. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  9. Gene Therapies Target Defective Genes/CRISPR Advances DNA Editing
  10. Vaccines and Viruses in Drug Delivery
  11. New Blockbuster Drugs Come to Market/ Drug Prices Soar
  12. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share by Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues
  13. 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
  14. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  15. Biosimilars (Generic Biotech Drugs) Receive FDA Guidelines for Accelerated Approval/ Competition Will Be Fierce
  16. Stem Cells—Multiple Sources Stem from New Technologies
  17. Stem Cells—Therapeutic Cloning Techniques Advance
  18. Stem Cells and 3-D Printing—A New Era of Tissue Replacement Takes Shape
  19. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  20. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  21. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Created in Laboratories/3-D Printed Food Appears
  22. Selective Plant Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, Including CRISPR, as Alternatives to GM Seeds
  23. Immunotherapy and CAR-T Create Exciting New Approach to Fighting Cancers
  24. Technology Discussion—Genes and DNA
  25. Technology Discussion—Proteins and Proteomics
  26. Technology Discussion—DNA Chips
  27. Technology Discussion—SNPs (“Snips”)
  28. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  29. Technology Discussion—Recombinant DNA
  30. 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, 2018
  4. U.S. Pharmaceutical R&D Spending Versus the Number of New Molecular Entity (NME)
    Approvals: 1993-2018
  5. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2018
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  8. U.S. Prescription Drug Expenditures, Aggregate & Per Capita Amounts, Percent Distribution: 2011-2027
  9. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: Selected Years, 1975-2027
  10. Total U.S. Biotechnology Patents Granted per Year by Patent Class: 1977-2015
  11. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years
    2018-2020
  12. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2017
  13. Domestic & Foreign Pharmaceutical Sales, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  14. Sales By Geographic Area, PhRMA Member Companies: 2017
  15. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2018
  16. 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

Complete Guide to the Telecommunications Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

August 5, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Telecommunications Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-541-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-848-7 (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: 504

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 360

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. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service; Bundled Services Pick Up Some of the Slack/AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner Shakes Up Telecom and Entertainment Industries
  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. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  6. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 8.4 Billion
  7. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones
  8. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry
  9. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China
  10. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  11. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  12. Global Internet Market Tops 4.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  13. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence
  14. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription
    Price Competition
  15. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  16. 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 2018-1st Quarter 2019
  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2014-2018
  4. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2014-2017
  5. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2017
  6. The Baby Bells Then & Now
  7. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2013-2017
  8. U.S. Households With & Without Telephone Service, including Wireless:
    November 1983-July 2018
  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.: 2015-2018
  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.: 2014-2017
  15. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  16. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  17. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-May 2019

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

Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced 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 978-1-62831-539-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-846-3 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 522

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 379

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. Plastic Processing Technologies Have Evolved According to Specialized Needs
  3. Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term
  4. China’s Plastics Market to Grow/China Is a Major Chemicals Import Market
  5. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges
  6. India’s Plastics and Chemicals Sectors Grow/India Is Home to Massive Petrochemical Plants
  7. New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  8. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas
  9. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures
  10. Environmentalists Campaign for a Greener Chemical Industry
  11. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  12. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy
  13. Nanochemicals Deliver Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals
  14. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation
  15. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  16. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  17. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  18. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  19. 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: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Explosives & Pyrotechnic Products: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2013-1st Quarter 2019
  10. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2011-2017
  11. Value of Manufacturers' Shipments for Chemical Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Monthly, January 1992- May 2019
  12. Monthly Value of Manufacturers' Shipments & Inventories in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Industries, U.S.: March-May 2019
  13. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- May 2019
  14. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2018
  15. Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2018
  16. Top World Oil Producers: 2018
  17. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950- 2018
  18. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2018
  19. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2017
  20. Refinery Sales Prices for Selected Petroleum Products, U.S.: Selected Years, 2009-2018

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

2019 is Finished!

2019 is over! Not the year of course, but our 2019 Edition research and publishing calendar. All of the Plunkett’s Industry Almanacs, 2019 Editions, are now complete. The latest data has all been posted to our Plunkett Research Online subscription system, and the 2019 Edition printed and eBook Almanacs are published. (Now our staff is hard at work on future 2020 Editions.)

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What Consumers Really Want from Food Companies

Consumers tastes in food have changed dramatically—creating tremendous opportunities for food and grocery innovators while punishing traditional packaged food processors.

The global processed food and beverages industry is dominated by a handful of multinational corporations. Among the leaders are Unilever, Cadbury Schweppes, Kraft Heinz, Mendelez International (formerly part of Kraft), General Mills and Nestlé. Unilever, for example, estimates that 150 million people per day purchase its products, ranging from Knorr soups to diet meals, in 150 nations around the globe.

However, the soaring success of innovative new companies that provide alternatives to tired, old traditional foods is turning the global food industry upside down. Today’s consumers have changed, and the food industry is being forced to follow.

Consumers are worried about nutrition, the source of ingredients, the effects of chemicals on their bodies, and in particular, the safety or health values of the food they give to their children. In nations and regions containing middle to upper-income consumers, this is nothing less than a food industry revolution in the making.

Many new companies have arisen to take advantage of these trends, and they have often seen tremendous growth. Amy’s Kitchen, for example, a relatively new company focused on frozen dishes, makes products positioned as organic and vegetarian, and sometimes “light & lean.” Packages contain symbols denoting certified kosher, soy free, lactose free, gluten free, light in sodium or low fat, depending on a particular item’s attributes. The company’s ingredients are non-GMO, which appeals to many consumers.

Perhaps the most successful large company focused on taking advantage of these trends is Hain Celestial. It has a goal of growing to $5 billion by 2020, by continuing its rapid acquisition of smaller food companies that satisfy today’s consumer interests.

And, the most newsworthy newcomer at the moment is Beyond Meat, which recently launched its stock IPO and is riding the rapidly growing popularity of vegetarian fare with its Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage high-quality meat substitutes. In fact, vegetarian menu items and processed foods are gaining significant market share in stores and restaurants.

Today, food companies are in full combat mode, redoing recipes and reducing long ingredient lists, while purchasing aggressive younger companies that better suit today’s trends, and attempting to evolve their marketing to appeal to the evolving interests of consumers. Many consumers prefer foods that do not include a high number of chemicals, flavorings and additives. Consequently, foods that feature fewer ingredients overall are highlighting that fact on packaging, instead of burying ingredient lists under mandated nutritional information (e.g., CB’s Nuts Peanut Butter with one ingredient only). Kraft, for example, is removing synthetic colors and artificial preservatives from its mac and cheese products. A long line of restaurants and food companies have announced that they are migrating to using chicken and other meats that have not been raised on feed that uses certain antibiotics. Tyson has announced it will no longer feed its chickens with human antibiotics. Hershey is removing artificial ingredients from its milk chocolates. This isn’t merely a trend, it’s a mass migration of packaged food firms struggling to plug big holes in their leaking ships.

Consumer-Driven Trends in Food and Beverages

1) Reduced sugar content
2) A growing avoidance of artificial sweeteners
3) High demand for organically-grown fruit, produce and grains
4) High demand for whole grains, “ancient” grains and heirloom-style vegetables
5) Demand for humane treatment of farm animals (cage-free chickens, free-range grazing animals)
6) Growing demand for dairy-free food and drink substitutes, such as soy milk and almond milk
7) Demand for locally-sourced foods and farm-to-table produce
8) A continuing backlash against genetically modified crops and ingredients
9) Demand for fresher foods in general, with fewer chemical additives such as preservatives
10) Demand for craft beers, artisanal alcoholic beverages and gourmet wines
11) Increased market for healthier snacks, “functional” foods or foods with nutritional benefits
12) Lower consumption of soft drinks, with waters, teas and juices as alternatives
13) Strong demand for gourmet coffees
14) Reduced demand for highly processed, packaged foods (e.g., more consumption of home-cooked oatmeal instead of packaged cereals)
15) Reduced interest in restaurant menu items that appear to be based on highly processed, unhealthy, frozen or chemically-treated ingredients
16) High demand for low-carbohydrate menu items in restaurants
17) Growing avoidance of certain foods, such as gluten, peanuts, shellfish or soy, due to perceived intolerance or allergies
18) Demand for increase food safety procedures
Source: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac 2019

Everything you need to know about today’s food industry!

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Also available in Almanac Editions.
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eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-811-1
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Engineering, Research and Development Change Everything

Engineering, Research & Development Continue to Transform all Industries / Transportation and Logistics Technologies Reshape the Supply Chain

One of the key things driving the global economy forward is investment in engineering, research and development (R&D). These efforts are changing everything, from the way that we connect to everyday devices like automobiles and appliances, to the way in which transportation and industrial systems operate efficiently.

The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, at about $581 billion during 2019. However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP, at 2.84%. For example, Japan’s annual spending on R&D is estimated at 3.50% of GDP and South Korea’s is 4.35%

Massive research outlays and grants are made by the U.S. federal government. The proposed federal research budget for fiscal 2020 was $134.1 billion (down from $140.6 estimated for the previous year). Substantial federal research dollars are flowing into such areas as advanced batteries, cancer, nanotechnology, robotics, biotechnology, defense and renewable energy. Government research grants feed projects at universities throughout the U.S. and at many types of private corporations. The United States is expected to account for 24.98% of total global R&D in 2019, compared to 20.31% for Europe and 44.24% for Asia.

At the same time that governments are driving research and engineering forward, many private corporations are making their highest R&D investments in history. For example, Apple’s R&D ballooned from about $1 billion in 2009 to $13 billion for 2019. The result is the phenomenal advancements in its iPhones. Drug maker Roche is investing more than $10 billion yearly in new drug research, as are Johnson & Johnson and Merck. One result has been Merck’s extraordinary cancer-fighting drug Keytruda. Amazon and Microsoft are both investing stunning amounts in R&D.

The Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain Systems Surge Ahead, thanks to Enhanced Research, Development and Engineering.

Transportation is one of the world’s largest industries. Its sectors range from taxis to trucks, airplanes, trains, courier services, ships, barges, warehouses and logistics services. To a growing extent, it now includes the use of robotics and artificial intelligence in terms of self-driving cars and trucks, and eventually may include a significant level of robotic delivery vehicles. Robotics are already providing a high level of automation in ports and warehouses, while artificial intelligence is being applied widely to the supply chain.

Mobile apps are also bringing transportation request and management directly to the smartphone. For example, Uber famously enables individual passengers in many nations around the world to request transportation, tailored to their specific needs, to be delivered rapidly. This business model is spilling over into services for local and long distance trucking. The Uberization of the trucking industry will have profound effects, and is now in early stages, with many well-funded firms launching on-demand freight services, including Uber Freight and Ryder in the U.S. and Manbang (“Full Truck Alliance”) in China. Long-haul trucks that are partly self-driving will eventually revolutionize this segment.

Plunkett Research has recently published two outstanding industry reference tools that will be your guide to evolving R&D, Transportation and Supply Chain sectors:

Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 2019

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Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2019

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eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-813-5
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Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2020 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 lists the top profiles top 300 companies in the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-536-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-845-6 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 418

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 284

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. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  3. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 8.4 Billion
  5. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  6. RFID Helps Manage Hospital and Pharmacy Inventories
  7. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless
  8. Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experiences at Airlines
  9. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  10. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  11. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone
  12. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  13. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising
  14. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $92.1 Billion Yearly
  15. In-Flight Wireless Takes Off
  16. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  17. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription Price Competition
  18. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  19. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  20. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  21. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiencies/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  22. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry
  23. Chinese, Indian and African Cellphone Markets Skyrocket
  24. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones

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.: 2013-2018
  6. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide
  7. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  8. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2017
  9. Wireless Telecommunications Industry (except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2010- May 2019

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

Complete Guide to the Sports & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-537-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-844-9 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 510

Statistical Tables Provided: 12

Companies Profiled: 381

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. NFL (National Football League): The Biggest Money in U.S. Sports
  3. Broadcasting Fees, Digital Access and Investment Savvy Boost MLB (Major League
    Baseball)
  4. NBA (National Basketball Association) Regroups Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement
  5. NHL (National Hockey League) Team Differences Result in Financial Haves and Have-Nots
  6. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues
  7. Soccer (Football) Leagues in the U.S. and Europe Reap Significant Revenues and Sponsorships
  8. New Sports Stadiums Launched in the U.S./Stadium Sponsorships Offset Costs
  9. NCAA College Sports Are Big Revenue Earners
  10. PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tournaments Grow in International Markets/Golf
    Returns to the Olympics
  11. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  12. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  13. Sports Equipment Manufacturers Offer the Latest High-Tech Advantages
  14. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  15. Sports Agents Become Indispensable/Sports Marketing Booms in China
  16. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  17. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech
    Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  18. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  19. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  20. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  21. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  22. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  23. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  24. 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. 2008-2018
  3. Global Sports Industry Revenues, 2017-2018
  4. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2012-2018
  5. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2017
  6. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2014-2017
  7. Estimated Annual Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, Inventories & Purchases, U.S.: 2010-2018
  8. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.: 1992- April 2019
  9. Exports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2012-2018
  10. Imports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2012-2018
  11. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports Leagues
  12. Sports Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-2019

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 Middle-Market Companies From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Middle-Market Companies Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-540-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-847-0 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 640

Companies Profiled: 515

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

Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-537-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-843-2 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 506

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 383

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. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  3. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  4. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  5. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India
    and Elsewhere
  6. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech
    Development
  7. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in the Global Consulting Industry
  8. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  9. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along with Globalization
  10. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  11. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  14. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  15. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  16. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  17. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  18. 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: 1995-2017
  3. U.S. Trade in Services by Major Category: 2012-March 2019
  4. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2015-2017
  5. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2011-2014
  6. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2007-2010
  7. Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2013-2017
  8. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2017-2018
  9. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products:
    2011-2018

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 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2020 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 978-1-62831-534-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-842-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 306

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 182

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. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry
  3. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry
  4. Overview of the Social Media Industry
  5. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  6. TVs Are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  7. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  8. Online Games Compete with Consoles
  9. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  10. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  11. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  12. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  13. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $92.1 Billion Yearly
  14. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  15. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training
  16. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  17. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  18. 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.: 2018
  3. Use of Different Online Platforms: 2019
  4. Social Media Usage Demographics, U.S.: 2018
  5. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2018
  6. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2018
  7. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  8. Quarterly Software Publishing Industry Revenues, U.S.: 1st Quarter 2018-4th Quarter 2018
  9. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2013-2018
  10. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2013-2018
  11. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2018
  12. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  13. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2013-2018
  14. Internet Access Technologies Compared

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • NetEase Inc
  • Bally Technologies Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • AMERICAN WAGERING INC
  • Apple Inc
  • Aristocrat Leisure Ltd
  • Electronic Arts Inc (EA)
  • EB GAMES
  • GameStop Corp

Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2019 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 $491 billion in 2018, 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 978-1-62831-497-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-820-3 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 364

Statistical Tables Provided: 4

Companies Profiled: 246

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. Consulting in Emerging Nations/The Offshoring of Consulting Projects
  3. Management Consulting and Consulting to Major Corporations
  4. Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts
  5. Federal Government Consulting May Grow as Many U.S. Agencies Seek Cost-Efficiencies
  6. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/ Computer Operations Consulting
  7. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  8. Consulting Firms Accept Assignments with Contingency Fees
  9. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services
  10. Accounting Firms Taking Large Market Share of Consulting Contracts
  11. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  12. Major Corporations and Organizations Develop Internal Consultants and Seek Outside
    Clients
  13. Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments
  14. Consultancies Position Themselves to Serve Global Markets and Multinational Corporations
  15. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting
  16. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  17. 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.: 2013-2018
  3. Management Consulting Companies: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2013-2017
  4. Consulting Industry Employment, U.S.: 2013-March 2019

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, Technology (EdTech), Schools & Learning From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Education, Technology (EdTech), Schools & Learning Almanac, 2019 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 978-1-62831-495-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-819-7 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 16

Companies Profiled: 158

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, technology (EdTech), schools & learning business including:

  1. Introduction to the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs Industry
  2. Corporate Training and Adult Education Markets Continue to Grow Worldwide
  3. Tuition Assistance for Employees Is Spent at Online Universities
  4. Education in Emerging Nations Faces Unique Challenges
  5. A Wide Range of Software to Enhance Learning and Improve Education’s Cost-
    Effectiveness Is Offered by Large Firms and Startups Alike
  6. Adaptive Learning Technology Adjusts Classroom Pace to Each Individual Student’s Ability
  7. Innovative Companies Score Big Successes in Adult and Leisure Learning Online
  8. Affordable Degrees Are Served Up Online and in Hybrid (“Blended Education”) Models
  9. Charter Schools Post Growth, Create Controversy as Traditional School Alternatives
  10. Technology and the Internet Enable Virtual Schools, Ranging from Virtual Public Charter Schools to Online Universities
  11. The Internet Enables the Flipped Classroom, Pioneered by Khan Academy Tutorials
  12. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses: Startups Seek Elusive Profits
  13. U.S. and U.K. Universities Serve Up Education to Foreigners/Private Schools Grow Rapidly Outside the U.S.
  14. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training
  15. 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.: 1964-2017
  4. U.S. Population Age 25 and Older, by Educational Attainment: 1940-2018
  5. PreK-12th Grade Student Enrollment, By School Level & Race/Ethnicity, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 1995-2017
  6. Number & Percent Distribution of Public Elementary & Secondary Students & Schools, By Traditional or Charter School Status & Selected Characteristics: 2000-2001 & 2016-2017
  7. Total & Current Expenditures Per Pupil in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 1919-2016
  8. Government & Private Expenditures on All Education Institutions, as a Percent of GDP,
    By Country: Selected Years, 2005-2015
  9. Average PISA Test Scores for Mathematics, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015
  10. Average PISA Test Scores for Reading, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015
  11. Average PISA Test Scores for Science, Selected OECD & Non-OECD Countries: 2015
  12. Average Annual Costs for Full-Time Undergraduates at Degree-Granting Post-Secondary
    Institutions: 1966-2018
  13. Percentage of College Undergraduates Receiving Student Loans, By Selected Student
    Characteristics: 1999–2000, 2011-12 & 2015–16
  14. Average Cumulative Loan Amount for College Undergraduates Receiving Student Loans,
    By Selected Student Characteristics: 1999–2000, 2011-12 & 2015–16
  15. Educational Services Industry Revenue, U.S.: 2013-3rd Quarter 2018
  16. Employment in Education Occupations, U.S.: May 2018

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

What GreenTech and Consumer Products Share in Common

Research & Development into Greener Technologies is Enabling not only Industrial Products, but also a New Generation of Consumer and Household Products

There is growing evidence that a consumer-driven market for green tech is becoming more and more powerful. Today, giant corporations, among the biggest end-users of raw materials, products and services that might be more efficiently consumed through the application of green technologies, are likely to have their own sustainability departments or special executives in this area. For example, global software giant SAP AG has a “Chief Sustainability Officer.” Likewise, leading investment banks are developing experts in green tech. Goldman Sachs operates a “Clean Technology and Renewables Group.”

As green technologies advance, and they are doing so at considerable speed in many sectors, and economies of scale kick in thanks to high-volume manufacturing, then it will become easier and easier for both businesses and household consumers to change their buying and capital investment habits to support green technologies. Put another way, high-efficiency light bulbs at $30 each are not very appealing to consumers, but bulbs at $2 that have considerably longer life and burn much less power than traditional bulbs are relatively easy to sell, despite the fact that they would are much more expensive than traditional bulbs. Many manufacturers and services firms, both large and small, see great profit potential in positioning at least a part of their offerings around sustainability, including use of recyclable materials, lower energy consumption, lower use of water, environmentally-friendly packaging, fewer chemical additives and greater concern for environmental impact overall.

In fact, powerful new consumer brands, such as the Honest Company, are seeing excellent growth in consumer products such as household cleansers, baby products and skin care. Much of the success in the development of new consumer products can be traced to research and development conducted at large-scale by some of the world’s largest industrial firms.

Greener Offerings in Consumer Foods are Growing Rapidly, in Addition to Household Products

As younger generations such as Generation Y (Millennials) become more important segments in the consumer base, evolving attitudes are having a very profound effect on many of the day-to-day purchases made by households worldwide. This is driving change, making new demands on retailers and manufacturers alike, and creating new opportunities for those companies that are nimble enough to take advantage of them. In food products, consumers are worried about nutrition, the source of ingredients, the effects of chemical ingredients on their bodies, and in particular, the safety or health values of the food they give to their children. In nations and regions containing middle to upper-income consumers, this is nothing less than a food industry revolution in the making.

Today, packaged food companies are in full combat mode, redoing recipes and reducing long ingredient lists and purchasing aggressive younger companies that better suit today’s trends, while attempting to evolve their marketing to appeal to the evolving interests of consumers. Many consumers prefer foods that do not include a high number of chemicals, flavorings and additives. Consequently, foods that feature fewer ingredients overall are highlighting that fact on packaging, instead of burying ingredient lists under mandated nutritional information (e.g., CB’s Nuts Peanut Butter with one ingredient only). Kraft, for example, is removing synthetic colors and artificial preservatives from its mac and cheese products. A long line of restaurants and food companies have announced that they are migrating to using chicken and other meats that have not been raised on feed that uses certain antibiotics. Tyson has announced it will no longer feed its chickens with human antibiotics. Hershey is removing artificial ingredients from its milk chocolates. This isn’t merely a trend, it’s a mass migration of packaged food firms struggling to plug big holes in their leaking ships.

Plunkett Research has recently published two outstanding industry reference tools that will be your guide to evolving consumer markets for greener products made with sustainability in mind:

Plunkett’s Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Almanac 2019

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Plunkett’s Green Technology (GreenTech) Industry Almanac 2019

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Complete Guide to the Real Estate, Construction & Home Building From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate, Construction & Home Building Almanac, 2019 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 lists top 450 companies in Real Estate & Construction and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN  978-1-62831-494-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-818-0 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 616             

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 465

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. Smaller Down Payments/Easier Loan Qualifications Change Mortgage Market                           
  3. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry                                                                    
  4. Millennials Buying Homes/High Prices Pose Challenges                                                                
  5. Real Estate Online Services Continue to Grow                                                                               
  6. Internet-Based Home Sales and Cheap Commissions Rock Residential Brokers                           
  7. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification                                                         
  8. Building Technologies Advance/Robotics and 3D Printing Used in Construction                          
  9. Baby Boomers Become a Strong Influence in the Housing Market/Universal Design
    Catches On                                                                                                                                      
  10. Multigenerational Families Are Increasingly Living Under One Roof                                             
  11. Real Estate Markets in China and India Face Challenges                                                               
  12. Mixed-Use Developments Go Vertical                                                                                           
  13. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales Hurt Stores                                              
  14. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing     
  15. Tiny Apartments and Condos Proliferate, Solve Affordability Problem                                         
  16. Hotel Occupancy, Profits and New Construction Grow                                                                 
  17. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties                             
  18. New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Developments Are Retro Trends                         
  19. Remodeling Market Is Strong                                                                                                         
  20. Co-Living and Co-Working Catch on in Urban Areas                                                                      
  21. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Home                                                                         
  22. 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.: 2014-2018                             
  3. Value of U.S. Private Construction Put in Place: 2012-2018                                                          
  4. Value of U.S. Public Construction Put in Place: 2012-2018                                                            
  5. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the U.S.: 2017-2018                                               
  6. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed
    Securities by Holder: 2010-2018                                                                                                    
  7. Commercial, Residential & Farm Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2010-2018                                     
  8. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2010-2018                                                                               
  9. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1985-2018                                                                             
  10. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1985-2018                                                     
  11. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2018                                             
  12. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 1999-2018                             
  13. Homeownership Rates by Age of Householder, U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2018                        
  14. Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in U.S.: 1963-2018                                                        
  15. Median & Average Sales Price of New Single Family Homes by Region, U.S.: 1987-2018            
  16. New Single Family Homes Sold by Region, U.S.: 1985-2018                                                          
  17. New Single Family Homes Sold by Type of Financing, U.S.: 1988-2018                                         
  18. New Single Family Homes for Sale at End of Period, by Region, U.S.: 1985-2018                         
  19. Price Deflator (Fisher) Index of New One-Family Houses Under Construction, U.S.:
    1985-March 2019                                                                                                                           
  20. Constant Quality (Laspeyres) Price Index of New Single-Family Houses Under Construction, U.S.: 1985-March 2019                                                                                                                           
  21. Rental & Homeowner Vacancy Rates by Area, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2018                          
  22. Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014- March 2019                                                       
  23. Miscellaneous Real Estate & Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014- March 2019         

 

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

E-Commerce Booms While the Cloud Dominates

E-Commerce Continues to Enjoys Soaring Growth—While the Cloud Makes Software and E-Commerce Platforms Easier, Faster & Cheaper

The global internet audience continues to grow steadily, with the worldwide base of broadband internet users (including fixed and wireless) standing in excess of 4.3 billion as 2019 began. This vast base of high speed internet users encourages businesses to innovate in order to offer an ever-evolving array of online services. Sectors that are growing very rapidly online include the sale of entertainment and news media, travel, apparel and consumer electronics. Even groceries have moved into the fast lane, as online grocery sales are growing quickly thanks to same-day delivery options. The most powerful trends on the internet include access via smartphones, the migration of entertainment, including TV, to the web and cloud-based software-as-a-service.

Today, consumers are more focused than ever on finding the best prices while shopping in the most convenient or satisfying manner. Consequently, e-commerce firms that offer high value at consistently low prices are well-positioned to prosper. The standout winner in e-commerce continues to be Amazon, where sales have soared thanks to aggressive pricing, free shipping for its “Prime” members and an ever-growing variety of merchandise. Amazon’s revenues soared from $34.2 billion in 2010 to $233 billion in 2018. The firm’s sales outside of North America are booming as well, despite the fact that it has major foreign competition, particularly from companies based in China.

      China’s e-commerce leaders remain much smaller than rival Amazon.com

Estimated revenues 2018, billions of US$:

Amazon                     $233 bil.

Tencent                     $44 bil.

Alibaba                      $40 bil.

The Cloud Enables Software Industry Growth and Easier Operations for Enterprises

There is a now-unstoppable trend toward downplaying the role of packaged software that is installed on the desktop, relying instead on internet-based applications. This trend is called Software as a Service (SaaS). Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and other leading firms are quickly enhancing their own suites of internet-based applications. The cloud is making this move possible.

Cloud computing is the use of remote servers, often owned and operated by third-party service providers, to store and access data and software, as opposed to utilizing servers owned by the user. Firms that offer cloud services run clusters of computers networked together, often based on open standards. Such cloud networks can consist of thousands of computers. Cloud services enable a client company to immediately increase computing capability without any investment in physical infrastructure. (The word “cloud” is also broadly used to describe any data or application that runs via the internet.)

Amazon.com was one of the earliest companies to offer cloud services, and it remains a leader in this field. Since it must operate immense server capacity anyway, Amazon decided in early 2006 to offer cloud computing services, on its servers, to outside parties. Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been extremely popular. Using AWS requires no long-term contract or up-front investment. Charges are reasonable and usage-based (a few cents per gigabyte per month, in the U.S.). Remote servers, remote storage and the Amazon SimpleDB database are among the most popular AWS tools.

Amazon, Microsoft and Google are investing vast sums to build new data centers for cloud services. For 2017, IBM reported total cloud revenues up 24% to $17 billion. By the third quarter of 2018, cloud revenue represented 20% of total IBM revenue. A major goal of publishing software in the cloud is for the user to be able to eliminate much of the money and effort that an organization typically invests in building, managing and updating software in the traditional manner on its computer network. At the same time, the cloud enables software providers to build steady streams of renewable subscription revenues. Salesforce, a customer relationship management (CRM) software leader, has achieved great success by selling only internet-based (SaaS) access to its tools. Among the advantages of SaaS are no software to purchase and no software to install or maintain.

Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac 2019

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Plunkett’s Computers, Software & Technology Industry Almanac 2019

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Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2019 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 $581 billion during 2019. 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: 978-1-62831-493-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-817-3 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 672

Statistical Tables Provided: 22

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 engineering & research business including:

  1. Introduction to the Engineering & Research Industry
  2. A Short History of U.S. Industrial Research & Development
  3. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  4. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization
  5. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  6. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  7. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech
    Development
  8. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  9. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change
  10. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  11. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  12. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  13. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  14. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  15. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard
  16. Supercomputing Hits 143.5 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  17. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  18. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  19. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  20. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  21. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  22. 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.: 4th Quarter 2017- 3rd Quarter 2018
  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2013-2017
  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.:
    Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2018-2024
  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  14. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2018-2020
  15. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  16. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation:
    Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  17. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2018-2020
  18. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1980-2017
  19. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2017
  20. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  21. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-March 2019
  22. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2018

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

How the Internet of Things is Changing your Life

VIDEO: The Internet of Things is about to change your life. Our new 6-minute video is available to subscribers on Plunkett Research Online, and to the public on YouTube:

 

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How the IoT Works: Simply put, IoT is a method of enabling objects to communicate with each other. Most aspects of this process can also be described as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. A network of some sort is always involved, thus the use of the descriptor “internet of things.”

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 three times as many (14.6 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2022, according to projections by network device firm Cisco. 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 $745 billion for 2019 by analysts at International Data Corporation (IDT).

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Is Artificial Intelligence out to Steal your Job?

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Great news! We’ve launched the Artificial Intelligence research channel for subscribers to Plunkett Research Online. And, we’ve published the industry almanac version.

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Also available in Almanac editions
Publication Date: January 2019       Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-516-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-841-8
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Complete Guide to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Almanac, 2019 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 978-1-62831-492-2 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-816-6 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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: 486

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 350

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. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes

  3. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Rise

  4. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/Fast Fine)

  5. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs

  6. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices

  7. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods

  8. Retail Technologies Advance for Restaurant Digital Orders, along with Robotics and Automation

  9. Cruise Industry Market Is Strong while Capacity Soars with New Ships

  10. Small Cruise Ships Offer Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places

  11. River Cruise Lines Are Launched, with Low Capital Investment and High Fares

  12. Chinese Tourism Creates Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries

  13. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as Certification Standards Emerge

  14. Hotel Occupancy, Profits and New Construction Grow

  15. Luxury Hotel Chains Expand 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. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors

  20. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer

  21. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties

  22. Localization will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing

  23. Dog-Friendly Hotels Gain Market Share

  24. 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: 2011-2018

  3. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2015-3rd Quarter 2018

  4. Quarterly Growth in Real Tourism Spending & Real GDP, U.S.: 2000-2017

  5. Top 20 Countries Ranked by International Tourism, Number of Arrivals: 2010-2017

  6. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2017-2019

  7. Consumer Food Price Indexes, Food Away from Home & Food at Home, U.S.: 2013-2022

  8. Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2014-2019

  9. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2018

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 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report,Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2019 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 978-1-62831-491-5 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-815-9 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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: 476

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 354

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. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share

  3. Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs as Firms Reshore

  4. Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations

  5. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies

  6. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics

  7. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar

  8. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers

  9. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services

  10. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere

  11. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges

  12. Plus-Size Apparel and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers

  13. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines

  14. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth

  15. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales

  16. Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online

  17. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up

  18. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green

  19. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models

  20. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway

  21. Subscription Fashion Services Grow, Including Stitch Fix

  22. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes

  23. 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

New! Everything you need to know about the Internet of Things (IoT)

Great news! We’ve launched the Internet of Things industry research channel for subscribers to Plunkett Research Online. And, we’ve published the industry almanac version. This is must-have data, which includes the booming Data Analytics industry and Machine-to-Machine Communications.

Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac 2019

  To put the massive scale and potential of 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 three times as many (14.6 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2022, according to projections by network device firm Cisco. Over the very long term, trillions of objects, points of geography, buildings, devices, appliances, vehicles, etc. may eventually be communicating with each other, over the IoT.

Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Robotics and Automation

Cellular Telephone Networks and Smartphones

Sensors

Wi-Fi and Wireless Networks

RFID

Satellite Communications

Big Data and Data Mining

Cloud Computing

Source: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

 How IoT Works: Simply put, IoT is a method of enabling objects to communicate with each other. Most aspects of this process can also be described as machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. A network of some sort is always involved, thus the use of the descriptor “internet of things.”

The IoT “Network of Networks”

 Eventually, IoT will become a massive, all-encompassing “network of networks.” That is, IoT networks that will be based within individual home Wi-Fis and business locations, while organizations and systems in education, health care, transportation, the environment, the supply chain, the industrial base, government, etc. will interconnect and communicate with each other in myriad ways via IoT.

 The global technology sector has long recognized what is called the “network effect.” This phrase evolved to define the fact that the value of a network increases exponentially as the number of users (people, devices, sensors) on the network grows. That’s the track that IoT is on today—a limited number of devices in the network that will, over time, grow to hundreds of billions of devices, thereby creating extraordinary value and efficiency.

 Imagine a modern passenger cruise ship, a behemoth that may transport 6,000 passengers and 2,500 crew members over long distances. The vast number of complex on-board machines and systems are both mission-critical and subject to potential failures. Consequently, the use of digital, M2M communications via an on-board network is a logical way to keep the ship operating smoothly while ensuring passenger safety and comfort. Sensors can gather multiple points of data on the massive engines that power the ship—temperature, oil condition, fuel use and vibration. Such sensors might detect vibrations that indicate a potential bearing failure that could lead to an engine shut down. Preventative maintenance could be planned.

 Other sensors might determine that the air conditioning system is having difficulty maintaining the correct temperature on A Deck. Yet another sensing system might detect a leak in a fuel bunker. Continuous gathering and analyzing of such data can not only boost safety but also lead to savings of massive amounts of time, fuel and expense. Crew members on board can take appropriate preventive actions in many cases. Other situations may require dockside repairs. At the same time, imagine this ship communicating its location, speed and direction 24/7 to other ships nearby for safer passage. This occurs today via AIS (Automatic Identification Systems).

 Now, imagine the same types of sensors applied to a manufacturing plant, a refinery, an airport, a commercial airliner, a hotel or a shopping mall. IoT will be utilized in all types of facilities and systems.

 Today, massive investments in research, development and applications of IoT, AI and machine learning are being made by government and industry on a global scale. For example, in 2018 Samsung announced it would invest more than $22 billion over the following three years in development of advanced technologies, including AI. It planned to create a staff of at least 1,000 researchers and engineers dedicated to AI by 2020.

Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac 2019 (Including the Data Analytics Industry)

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Gig Workers—Are they Entrepreneurs?

Are Uber drivers and similar Gig workers: 1) entrepreneurs: 2) contract workers or, 3) technically speaking, employees?

The sharing economy is disrupting the nature of work, employment and entrepreneurship. Most sharing/gig economy workers are working as independent, contract workers, not employees. This means that they do not qualify for company-provided benefits such as health coverage or retirement plans. Many of them conduct work for two or more sharing economy firms. That is, a worker might drive for Uber at night, do installations for TaskRabbit on weekends and shop for Instacart on weekdays. They may quickly vary their schedule according to the demand level, which can be constantly monitored via smartphone.

In one-on-one interviews, Plunkett Research has found that many sharing/gig workers consider themselves to be “entrepreneurs.” While they may not have created a new company that employs others or makes unique products, they nonetheless work for themselves, independently, using their own tools or vehicles and setting their own schedules. In that regard, they are literally running a business, in the same way that a one-person plumbing shop is a business. Traditional new business formation has been weak in the U.S., which is a startling change. In particular, formation of businesses that intend to hire employees and pay wages (as opposed to one-person enterprises) has been extremely weak.

At Plunkett Research, we believe that the weakness in small business startups is fueled by the ease of finding independent work in the sharing/gig economy, with little or no capital or risk involved and the prospect of immediate income. In addition, working independently in this manner generally requires no specialized education, and no licensing beyond a drivers’ license. This type of work also lends itself very well to people, such as retirees or students, who only want to work part-time, or who want a part-time sideline in addition to a regular job. One study found that 49% of part-time independent workers also had a full-time traditional job.

People who intentionally choose the independent work life tend to state extremely high levels of satisfaction with their work life as compared to traditional workers. The recite perceived value from being their own boss or having great flexibility in they way they schedule and manage each day.

There is a significant debate underway in many nations as to whether or not people working as Uber drivers, Instacart shoppers and similar agents are actually employees, rather than contract workers. Legislative reform may well be attempted on large scale in this regard. In some cases, class action lawsuits have been filed by the contract workers. If courts eventually rule that such workers are actually employees, it would have a massive effect on the business models of sharing economy firms. In the U.S., for example, it would mean that firms were subject to paying payroll taxes such as Social Security, and were subject to very high levels of labor, safety, health and anti-discrimination laws. This debate will likely continue for many years to come, and may well lead to legal reform in some nations. Another outcome may be the formation of contractor workers’ unions or union-like organizations that might demand better pay or working conditions. The “Independent Drivers Guild” now exists in New York City, representing tens of thousands of local Uber drivers, but not quite acting as a true labor union.

Meanwhile, intense competition among gig delivery firms, such as Uber, Didi and Lyft, to attract new drivers is causing the companies to offer sign-on bonuses and other perks. Over the long term, however, some types of gig jobs are definitely threatened by advances in technologies—this includes self-driving cars that may replace human drivers, and food-delivery robots (such as those now being tested on some university campuses.)

Plunkett’s Sharing & Gig Economy, Freelance Workers & On-Demand Delivery Industry Almanac 2019

Everything you need to know about the Sharing and Gig Industry:

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Complete Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report,Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac, 2019 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 three times as many (14.6 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2022).

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 978-1-62831-55- (Available)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-840-1 (Available)

  • Online Subscription

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: 576

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

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 Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) business including:

  1. Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) 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 4.2 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 & M2M Communications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

  2. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2013-2018

  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2013-2018

  4. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2013-2018

  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2013-2018

  6. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018

  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared

  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2017-2019

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)

Entertainment Content or Distribution? Which Side Wins?

Competition in the entertainment & media sector is growing at a fierce pace! Plunkett’s latest market research into the Entertainment, Media and Publishing industry, its technologies, trends and leading companies, has been published—online and in almanac format.

Which Side of the Entertainment & Media Industry Sets the Rules?—Companies that Publish News, Entertainment and Other Content, or Firms that Distribute that Content to Subscribers?

Companies that control massive distribution systems (such as internet sites, cable TV channels or magazines) are vital to firms on the other side of the equation: those that publish the news and entertainment.

Content-publishing firms generally must negotiate fees with the distribution platform owners. Such content-owning firms include those in film production, television production and publishing

Over the long haul, however, the greatest profits in the global entertainment and media business may come from distribution. Distribution systems tend to generate vast streams of renewable subscription revenues. Nonetheless, distribution companies often have good reasons to diversify into content.

Historically, Comcast was focused on its role as a major U.S. cable distribution company, but this firm has evolved dramatically. It acquired full ownership of NBC Universal (a content company). This gives Comcast control of the NBC network, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, Universal Pictures, Universal theme parks and resorts and a number of popular cable channels such as Bravo. In other words, Comcast is now a giant in both content and distribution on a very wide scale. In 2018, Comcast agreed to acquire UK-based Sky, a massive broadband and TV delivery system that also produces a large amount of its own content.

In June 2018, telecommunications and internet service (distribution) giant AT&T completed its acquisition of content leader Time Warner for $85 billion. This merges Time Warner’s television and film assets, including HBO, Warner Brothers and Turner, into AT&T’s massive business that delivers wireless smartphone connections and internet connections, as well as landlines and other services, to millions of homes and businesses. Earlier, AT&T had also acquired satellite delivery network DirecTV.

Disney has long been one of the world’s most powerful content publishers, but Disney is evolving rapidly. Disney’s businesses include the ABC Television Network, ESPN, the History Channel and A&E on the distribution side. Its content-generating businesses include film studios such as Touchstone Pictures and Pixar. It also owns the Marvel comics business. Disney parks, resorts and cruise lines provide additional opportunities to convert content (such as Mickey Mouse) into revenue through distribution (such as the sale of Mickey-logoed apparel at theme parks). Meanwhile, the Disney Interactive Studios generate video games and Disney Online runs web sites.

In July 2018, in one of the largest media industry mergers of all time, Disney acquired Twenty-First Century Fox’s movie and TV studios, in additional to other assets including Fox’s 30% state in streaming entertainment service Hulu, for $84 billion.

Long gone are the days when television and radio programmers enjoyed captive audiences who happily sat through ad after ad, or who planned their schedules around a favorite show. Consumers now demand near-total control over what they watch, read and listen to.

Issues Related to Control of Entertainment and News Content:

  1. Pricing for content, including free-of-charge access versus paid subscriptions; illegal downloads versus authorized downloads; and full ownership of a paid download versus pay-per-view.
  2. Portability, including the ability for a consumer to download once and then use a file on multiple platforms and devices, including tablets and smartphones, or the ability to share a download with friends or family.
  3. Delayed viewing or listening, such as viewing TV programming at the consumer’s convenience via TiVo and similar digital video recorders.

Plunkett’s Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2019

Everything you need to know about the Entertainment & Media Industry:

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Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2019 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 978-1-62831-490-8 (Available Now)

  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-814-2 (Available Now)

  • Online Subscription

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: 466

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 329

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 4.2 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 Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders/Apps and Location-Based Ads Drive Sales

  20. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups and 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: 2011-2018

  3. Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies & Direct Mail Advertising: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2012-2017

  4. Employment in Advertising & Related Industries, U.S.: 1990-January 2019

  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

  6. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

  7. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

  8. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

  9. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

  10. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018

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

Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2019 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 2018, core transportation revenues in the U.S. were an estimated $1,237.0 billion, according to Plunkett Research estimates. Worldwide, these revenues were an estimated $5.1 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 978-1-62831-489-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-813-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 495

Geographic Focus: Global Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:  

Statistical Tables Provided: 29

Companies Profiled: 495

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. Air Traffic Grows/Airports Expand/Asia Has Strong Air Traffic
  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 1990-2018
  3. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Revenues: 2015-Q3 2018
  4. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Expenses: 2014-2017
  5. Top 50 Countries Providing U.S. Imports: 2011-2018
  6. Top 50 Countries Receiving U.S. Exports: 2011-2018
  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: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2017-2018
  11. U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2017-2018
  12. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue by Commodities Handled: 2015-2017
  13. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Truck Inventories: 2013-2017
  14. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995-March 2019
  15. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2018 System Scheduled Enplanements
  16. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 3rd Quarter 2017-3rd Quarter 2018
  17. Annual U.S. Domestic Average Itinerary Air Fare: 1995-2018
  18. U.S. Aviation Industry Average Annual Percentage Growth Forecasts by World Region:
    2017-2038
  19. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2038
  20. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 12 Months Ended November 2018 and November 2017
  21. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996- November 2018
  22. U.S. Airline Revenue Passenger Enplanements: January 1996- January 2019
  23. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2038
  24. Domestic Airline Fuel Cost, U.S.: January 1986- January 2019
  25. Average Freight Revenue Per Ton-mile, U.S.: 2000-2017
  26. Transportation Services Index, U.S.: January 2000- January 2019
  27. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2010-2017
  28. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  29. Transportation Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2014-January 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 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report on trends affecting job seekers, Mid-Size U.S. Employers Almanac, 2019 edition.

Job seekers in 2019 should see reasonably strong hiring and rising wages, if the low unemployment rates seen in early 2019 continue, and if confidence remains reasonably high for both consumers and business leaders.  Nonetheless, total growth of the U.S. economy has been disappointing for several years, and this relatively slow growth has a negative effect on hiring and wages. America’s job market is looking better than it has in recent years, and job seekers, including new college grads, should see a reasonable level of job openings.  There will be good opportunities for those who are diligent in seeking top employers in most business sectors.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-488-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-812-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 624            

Statistical Tables Provided: 12

Companies Profiled: 510

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 Substantially Compared to the Recent Past
  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. Millions Working as Temps
  8. Offshoring, Reshoring and the Rebound in American Manufacturing
  9. Older Americans Will Delay Retirement and Work Longer/Many Employers Find Older Employees Desirable
  10. Employment Sectors that Will Offer an Above-Average Number of Job Opportunities

Employment Statistics

  1. U.S. Employment Overview: 2018-2019        
  2. U.S. Civilian Labor Force: 1997- January 2019          
  3. Employment by Major Industry Sector: 2006, 2016 & Projected 2026        
  4. Number of People Employed and Unemployed, U.S.: January 2018 vs. January 2019        
  5. U.S. Labor Force Ages 16 to 24 Years Old by School Enrollment, Educational Attainment,
  6. Sex, Race & Ethnicity: January 2019  
  7. Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018  
  8. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018     
  9. Top 30 U.S. Occupations by Numerical Change in Job Growth: 2016-2026 
  10. Top Fastest Growing Occupations: 2016-2026
  11. Occupations with the Largest Expected Employment Increases, U.S.: 2016-2026   
  12. Occupations with the Fastest Expected Decline, U.S.: 2016-2026

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

Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2019 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 2018 totaled about $8.7 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP. Global food exports totaled $1.47 trillion in 2017, 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 978-1-62831-487-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-811-1 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 714

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 511

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
  6. Selective Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, including CRISPR, as Alternatives to
    GMOs
  7. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  8. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  9. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes
  10. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries
  11. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market
    Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  12. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  13. Aquaculture Gains Major Fish Supply Market Share
  14. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  15. Retail Technologies Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders/Apps and
    Location-Based Ads Drive Sales
  16. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  17. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle
    Amazon
  18. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  19. Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural
    Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities
  20. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway
  21. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers Rise
  22. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/Fast Fine)
  23. Food Trucks Serve Busy Urban Diners, Introduce New Chefs
  24. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals
    Without Shopping at Supermarkets
  25. 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.: 2015-July 2018
  4. Changes in Food Price Indexes, U.S.: 2017-2019
  5. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.:
    Selected Years, 2011-2017
  6. Retail Prices for Beef, Pork, Poultry Cuts, Eggs & Dairy Products, U.S.: July 2018-January 2019
  7. Meat Supply & Use, U.S.: 2017-2028
  8. Egg Supply & Use, U.S.: 2017-2028
  9. Poultry & Eggs Production, Use, Prices & Trade, U.S.: 2016-2019
  10. Dairy Production & Prices, U.S.: 2016 – January 2019
  11. Horticultural Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2016-2027
  12. Fruit Production, Per Capita Consumption, Retail Prices & Grower Returns, U.S.: 2008-2017
  13. Planted & Harvested Acreage for Major Field Crops, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2017-2028
  14. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Corn, Soybean, Wheat & Cotton Crops: 2018-2019
  15. Cost of Production Forecasts for U.S. Rice, Peanuts, Sorghum, Oats & Barley Crops: 2018-2019
  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2017
  17. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2014-2018
  18. Farm Sector Cash Receipts from Sales of Agricultural Commodities, U.S.: 2013-2018
  19. Farm Sector Production Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  21. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2012-2018
  22. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2013-2018
  23. Farm Receipts, Expenses & Income, Baseline Projections, U.S.: 2017-2028
  24. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2013-2018
  25. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2016-2027
  26. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2013-November 2018
  27. Value of U.S. Agricultural Exports & Imports by Commodity Group: 2013-November 2018
  28. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2013-2018
  29. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation,
    U.S.: May 2017
  30. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2016-2019
  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 USA Inc
  • Agri-Mark Inc
  • Newly Weds Foods Inc
  • Ajinomoto Co Inc
  • Albertsons LLC

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Great news! We’ve launched the Artificial Intelligence research channel for subscribers to Plunkett Research Online. And, we’ve published the industry almanac version.

Plunkett’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac 2019

Artificial Intelligence, or simply “AI,” is being fueled by the ever-growing power of computers, networks and software. This power has increased to the extent that software can learn from experience, by constantly analyzing data and results until the software can make exacting predictions on its own, thanks to its accumulated knowledge. This process is often referred to as “machine learning.”

A vast variety of industries have put AI to work and continue to invest very heavily in development. Today, AI has synergies with many highly advanced technologies, such as virtual reality, factory automation, robotics, self-driving cars, speech recognition, the Internet of Things, and predictive analytics.

Clearly, AI is a revolutionary, very disruptive technology. Its effects on the economy, as well as the workplace, will be profound. The potential for employment disruption by AI is creating controversy similar to that surrounding the potential effect of robotics on jobs. (The robotics sector is becoming more and more closely linked to AI—each is a vital part of the global trend of “automation,” whether that automation is in the factory, online or in driverless vehicles.)

As AI becomes more advanced, its use is moving toward much more critical situations and processes. Over the mid-term, machines will not only be able to make human tasks more efficient and accurate, to a growing extent they will assist and cooperate in the completion of work that humans cannot easily accomplish on their own. (The word “Cobots,” short for collaborative robots, has already evolved to describe such synergy between humans and machines.) This enhancement of labor productivity can be of critical value in a world where nearly all major nations, from Europe to Asia and North America, are facing aging populations, modest birth rates and the looming prospect of labor shortages.

Among the greatest benefits to mankind will be AI’s ability to help solve many of society’s most pressing and critical problems—AI will help to increase data security, reduce online fraud, reduce physical crimes, lower the cost of some types of consumer products and services, improve health care outcomes and improve environmental quality.

At the same time, there are many observers who are concerned about the potential misuse of artificial intelligence. The greatest single concern may be the way that AI incentivizes companies to capture more and more personal data about people and their individual actions. Since AI becomes more powerful as the size of a data pool grows, AI-driven firms, such as social media and advertising platforms, are capturing ever-greater amounts of personal dataThere is always the potential for significant abuse. This growing pool of personal data will also become even more appealing to hackers and criminals.

Cloud computing, ultra-fast 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things will work hand-in-hand with AI and machine learning. This will be a great advantage to some firms. At the same time, ethical and privacy concerns may drive a new level of regulatory control by governments worldwide.

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See more information about the online edition here.

Also available in Almanac Editions. Publication Date: January 2019 | Price: $379.99

Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-516-5 eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-841-8

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Complete Guide to the Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Consumer products and services are such an ingrained part of everyday life it might be easy to forget their importance as an industrial sector. Ranging from household products, to soap, to cosmetics and makeup, the consumer products industry provides a large portion of daily needs. At Plunkett Research, we estimate U.S Cosmetics, personal care and household cleansers manufacturing industry revenues at about $98 billion for 2019, growing to $128 billion by 2025.

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 Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-483-0 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-809-8 (Available)
  • Online Subscription

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: 316

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 207

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 Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services business including:

  1. Introduction to the Consumer Products Industry
  2. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups and Disruption in
    Consumer Products and Cosmetics
  3. A Growing Middle Class in Emerging Markets Creates Vast New Opportunities for
    Consumer Products
  4. Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  5. LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for
    Advertisers and Marketers
  6. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  7. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  8. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  9. Super Beauty Stores Combine Shopping with Personal Care Services
  10. Up and Coming Independent Beauty Products Firms Snapped Up by Major Players
  11. Social Media Spurs Beauty Products Sales Among Millennials and Teens
  12. Beauty Products Firms Target Unique Needs of Diverse Consumers Worldwide
  13. On-Demand Products and Services on the Rise in Pet Care, Laundry and At-Home Hair and Beauty Care
  14. Regis Dominates the Hair Salon Business/Product Sales Enhance Salon Profits
  15. Blowout Bars Proliferate
  16. Natural/Organic Consumer Products Attract Greater Market Share
  17. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  18. Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural
    Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities

Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Statistics

  1. Consumer Goods & Services Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1940-2018, U.S.
  3. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2012-2017, U.S.
  4. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2017
  5. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  6. Consumer Goods & Services Retail Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2012-2017
  7. Consumer Goods & Services Retail Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through
    August 2018
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Food: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Beverages & Tobacco Products: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  10. U.S. Exports & Imports of Apparel Products: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  11. U.S. Exports & Imports of Paper: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  12. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceuticals & Medicines: 2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  13. U.S. Exports & Imports of Soaps, Cleaning Compounds & Toilet Preparations:
    2012-2nd Quarter 2018
  14. Consumer Goods & Services Industry Employment, U.S.: 2011- August 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Avon Products Inc.
  • Cos Bar USA Inc
  • Fetch! Pet Care Inc
  • Great Clips Inc
  • Jenny Craig Inc
  • NuGene International Inc
  • Seventh Generation Inc
  • Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc

Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Great news! We’ve launched the Artificial Intelligence research channel for subscribers to Plunkett Research Online. And, we’ve published the industry almanac version.

Plunkett’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac 2019

Artificial Intelligence, or simply “AI,” is being fueled by the ever-growing power of computers, networks and software. This power has increased to the extent that software can learn from experience, by constantly analyzing data and results until the software can make exacting predictions on its own, thanks to its accumulated knowledge. This process is often referred to as “machine learning.”

A vast variety of industries have put AI to work and continue to invest very heavily in development. Today, AI has synergies with many highly advanced technologies, such as virtual reality, factory automation, robotics, self-driving cars, speech recognition, the Internet of Things, and predictive analytics.

Clearly, AI is a revolutionary, very disruptive technology. Its effects on the economy, as well as the workplace, will be profound. The potential for employment disruption by AI is creating controversy similar to that surrounding the potential effect of robotics on jobs. (The robotics sector is becoming more and more closely linked to AI—each is a vital part of the global trend of “automation,” whether that automation is in the factory, online or in driverless vehicles.)

As AI becomes more advanced, its use is moving toward much more critical situations and processes. Over the mid-term, machines will not only be able to make human tasks more efficient and accurate, to a growing extent they will assist and cooperate in the completion of work that humans cannot easily accomplish on their own. (The word “Cobots,” short for collaborative robots, has already evolved to describe such synergy between humans and machines.) This enhancement of labor productivity can be of critical value in a world where nearly all major nations, from Europe to Asia and North America, are facing aging populations, modest birth rates and the looming prospect of labor shortages.

Among the greatest benefits to mankind will be AI’s ability to help solve many of society’s most pressing and critical problems—AI will help to increase data security, reduce online fraud, reduce physical crimes, lower the cost of some types of consumer products and services, improve health care outcomes and improve environmental quality.

At the same time, there are many observers who are concerned about the potential misuse of artificial intelligence. The greatest single concern may be the way that AI incentivizes companies to capture more and more personal data about people and their individual actions. Since AI becomes more powerful as the size of a data pool grows, AI-driven firms, such as social media and advertising platforms, are capturing ever-greater amounts of personal dataThere is always the potential for significant abuse. This growing pool of personal data will also become even more appealing to hackers and criminals.

Cloud computing, ultra-fast 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things will work hand-in-hand with AI and machine learning. This will be a great advantage to some firms. At the same time, ethical and privacy concerns may drive a new level of regulatory control by governments worldwide.

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Complete Guide to the Green Technology (GreenTech), Clean Technology (CleanTech), & Sustainability Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Green Technology (GreenTech), Clean Technology (CleanTech), & Sustainability Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The phrase “green technology” generally refers to the application of advanced systems and services to a wide variety of industry sectors in order to improve sustainability and efficiency.  These improvements could include:  reduction of waste, spoilage and shrinkage; improvement of energy efficiency and energy conservation; creation of systems that are energy self-sustaining; the reduction of carbon emissions; a reduction in toxic waste and the emission of toxic gasses such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs); creation of products that are biodegradable; enhancement of water conservation and water quality; and promotion of the reuse and recycling of materials of all types. Plunkett Research estimates the global green tech sector for 2018 at approximately $4.67 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 250 companies in the Green Technology Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-486-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-810-4 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 414             

Statistical Tables Provided: 25

Companies Profiled: 255

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 green technology business including:

  1. Introduction to the Green Technology Industry                                                                            
  2. Demand for Green Technologies and Conservation Practices Evolves, Fueling Investment and New Product Development                                                                                                                    
  3. Water Conservation Technologies to Enjoy Tremendous Growth/China Targets Desalination    
  4. Garbage Recycling Flourishes/Plasma Arc Gasification Technology Looks Promising                   
  5. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway                                                                    
  6. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae                                          
  7. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiency/The  Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential                                                                                                          
  8. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability         
  9. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions                                                                                                                                      
  10. Interest in Geoengineering Grows                                                                                                 
  11. Environmentalists Campaign for a Greener Chemical Industry                                                     
  12. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification                                                         
  13. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)             
  14. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory                                                                                                                                     
  15. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market                         
  16. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve/ Trump Administration Expected to Delay Increases in MPG Standards                                                                                                                                        
  17. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate                       
  18. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto
    Makers                                                                                                                                            
  19. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted                                                                              
  20. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables                                                                                                                                     
  21. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology                                  
  22. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon
    Capture and Clean Coal Technologies                                                                                            
  23. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy                                  
  24. New Display Technologies with PLEDs                                                                                           
  25. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green                                                                                              
  26. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market
    Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses

Green Technology Industry Statistics

  1. GreenTech Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                                                
  2. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                         
  3. Global Green Technology Industry Revenues: 2018                                                                         
  4. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2017                                    
  5. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000- November 2018  
  6. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2017                                     
  7. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050                             
  8. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source   
  9. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2011 vs. 2017                                          
  10. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017                                
  11. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017                                                                                                                                                           
  12. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.:
    2011-2017                                                                                                                                          
  13. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- August 2018                                                 
  14. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- August 2018                                                      
  15. Light Bulb Comparison                                                                                                                       
  16. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2017                                                                                
  17. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.:
    Fiscal Years 2017-2019                                                                                                                      
  18. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019                                  
  19. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019                           
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019                                   
  21. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019                      
  22. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019                      
  23. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019                            
  24. Federal Funding for Research, by Agency & Field of Science & Engineering, U.S.: Fiscal Year 2017
  25. Major Patenting U.S. Universities: 2016        

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • ABB Ltd
  • AkzoNobel NV
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Arotech Corporation
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc
  • BASF SE

Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

The global internet audience continues to grow steadily, with the worldwide base of broadband internet users (including fixed and wireless) in excess of 4.3 billion as 2019 began.  This vast base of high speed internet users encourages businesses to innovate in order to offer an ever-evolving array of online services.  Sectors that are growing very rapidly online include the sale of entertainment products, travel, apparel and consumer electronics.  Even groceries have moved into the fast lane, as online grocery sales are growing quickly in the U.S. thanks to a growing list of same-day delivery options.  The most powerful trends on the internet include access via wireless devices, the migration of entertainment, including TV programming, to the web and cloud-based software-as-a-service.

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 E-Commerce & Internet Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-485-4 ISBN (Available Now)
  • E-book: 978-1-62831-808-1 ISBN (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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:   670          

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 501

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 e-commerce & internet business including:

  1. Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business                                                                   
  2. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges                          
  3. Amazon Continues to Boost its Market Share                                                                               
  4. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon                                                       
  5. Package Delivery by Drone                                                                                                             
  6. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth                                                                                           
  7. Global Internet Market Tops 4.0 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless                                                                                                                                          
  8. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction                                                                                      
  9. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future                         
  10. China is the World’s Largest E-commerce Market and Continues to Boom                                  
  11. India Is the New E-Commerce Battle Ground                                                                                
  12. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues                 
  13. Overview of the Social Media Industry                                                                                          
  14. Digital Advertising Soars, Has Larger Share of U.S. Advertising Market Than TV                          
  15. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Digital Media Market                                                    
  16. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer                                                                                                                                  
  17. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in the Music Industry, but Digital Sales Slow                             
  18. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face New
    Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 33 Million Subscribers                                             
  19. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry                                                                                           
  20. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle With Cord-Cutting/Cheaper Streaming Options Proliferate, Including Netflix                                                                                                                                             
  21. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New
    Level of Transparency                                                                                                                     
  22. Online Banking Grows on Smartphones/The Internet and ATMs Replace Branches and
    Tellers                                                                                                                                             
  23. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow                                                                           
  24. The “Internet of Things (IoT)” and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)         
  25. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries                                                                                                                   
  26. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
    Business Models                                                                                                                             
  27. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway                                 
  28. Light-Weight Satellites and Project Loon Balloons Studied for Internet Access and
    Whole-Earth Imaging                                                                                                                      
  29.  “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors                                                                                                              
  30. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers                                                                                                                   
  31. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems                                                                                                                                           
  32. Subscription Fashion Services Grow, Including Stitch Fix                  
  33. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes                                          

E-Commerce & Internet Industry Statistics

  1. E-Commerce & Internet Business Statistics and Market Size Overview       
  2. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2009-3rd Quarter 2018 
  3. E-Commerce Related Services Quarterly Revenue, U.S.: 2017-2018
  4. U.S. Retail Trade Sales, Total & E-commerce: 2015-2018     
  5. Total & E-commerce Sales for Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses, By Merchandise Line, U.S.: 2015-2018      
  6. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  9. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: January 2018
  10. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: January 2018
  11. Internet Users by Demographic Group, U.S.: 2018
  12. Amazon.com, Inc. Annual Sales & Income: 2012-2018
  13. eBay Annual Statistics: 2012-2017
  14. Employment in E-commerce & Internet-related Fields, U.S.: 1999-2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • 1-800 Contacts Inc
  • 1-800-Flowers.com Inc
  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • A B Watley Group Inc
  • About Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • AdStar Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc

Complete Guide to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sharing & Gig Economy Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The penetration of digital technology into all aspects of life is no better represented than in the adjustment of work arrangements through the sharing economy. A sometimes-misunderstood term, the “sharing economy” is a system of peer-to-peer exchanges or rentals facilitated through a digital intermediary. Closely intertwined with the sharing economy is an expansion of “gig” and freelance work through digital platforms. These platforms allow increased access to services and workers in ways not seen before. Plunkett Research estimates the size of the global sharing economy at $116 billion for 2018 with industry growth expected through 2025.

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 the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-482-3 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-807-4 (Available)
  • Online Subscription

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: 234

Statistical Tables Provided: 3

Companies Profiled: 160

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 Sharing & Gig Economy business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry
  2. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  3. Demand for E-Commerce Deliveries and On-Demand Car Hailing Services Spurs Gig
    Economy Worker Demand
  4. Repairs, Errand-Running and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive
  5. “Sharing Economy” Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb,
    HomeAway and Many Global Competitors
  6. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Grow
  7. Car Sharing Programs Like Zipcar and Autolib, AKA Mobility Services, Proliferate
  8. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Ride Hailing) Industry
  9. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and
    Development Worldwide
  10. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Finances Are Challenging
  11. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries
  12. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals Without Shopping at Supermarkets
  13. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes and Offices
  14. Fashion Rental Grows Thanks to Online Apparel Pioneer Rent the Runway
  15. Co-Living and Co-Working Catch on in Urban Areas
  16. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting
    Opportunities
  17. The Future of the Sharing Economy and Gig Workforce: Regulation, Benefits, Licensing
    and Soaring Growth

Sharing & Gig Economy Industry Statistics

  1. Sharing and Gig Economy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Ride-Hailing Services Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2015 vs. 2018
  3. Persons Not in the Labor Force and Multiple Jobholders by Sex, U.S.: 2017-2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • GLAMSQUAD Inc
  • Care.com Inc
  • FreshDirect LLC
  • HomeAway Inc
  • Trueblue Inc
  • Parking Panda Corp

Complete Guide to the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report,  Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. Formally Plunkett’s InfoTech industry Almanac, you will find a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The computer, hardware and software industry is a truly globalized sector. Estimated global spending for this industry in 2018 was $3.7 trillion, up from $3.5 trillion the previous year. Emerging markets are of extreme importance to the IT sector. The number of wireless subscriptions worldwide is soaring while the number of laptop and tablet owners is also growing at a rapid rate in emerging nations. Low prices for equipment and services are fueling this boom. The InfoTech industry’s footprint goes beyond smartphones and PCs with the expansion of broadband sources allowing high-speed access to information and media, the increasing use of computerized systems in business and healthcare, and high-tech approaches to logistics and supply chain strategies.

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 Computers, Hardware & Software Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-484-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-806-7 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 636

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 468

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 Computers, Hardware & Software business including:

  1. Introduction to the Computers, Hardware and Software Industry
  2. Hot Fields Within Computers, Hardware and Software Include Artificial Intelligence,
    Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Supercomputing Hits 143.5 Petaflops/ IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  4. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  5. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  6. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth
  7. Global Internet Market Tops 4.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  8. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  9. TVs Are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  10. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Data at an Accelerating Pace
  11. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  12. Computer Chips with 7-Nanometer Density/Nanotechnology, FinFET, Memristors to Create Powerful Semiconductors
  13. Breakthroughs Achieved in Quantum Computing
  14. Voice and Face Recognition Changes the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial
    Intelligence (AI)
  15. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software
    Power Third-Party Developers
  16. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  17. The “Internet of Things” (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  18. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  19. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  20. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  21. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry Statistics

  1. Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  3. S. InfoTech Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2017-2018
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses:
    2013-2018
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses,
    S.: 2013-2018
  6. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2009-3rd Quarter 2018
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2012-3rd Quarter 2018
  8. Value of Computers & Electronic Products Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories &
    Orders by Industry, U.S.: 2010-October 2018
  9. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2012-3rd
    Quarter 2018
  10. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2012-3rd Quarter 2018
  11. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  12. Computer Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2013-November 2018
  13. InfoTech Employment, U.S.: 2000-November 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Omron Adept Technologies Inc
  • ADTRAN Inc
  • Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD)
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • Akamai Technologies Inc
  • ASG Technologies Group Inc

Complete Guide to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will create vast changes in nearly all segments of business and industry over the mid-term. The effect of AI on consumers and households is already in broad evidence, although the people benefitting from such technologies may not be aware of the process or the significance of what’s going on around them. Simply put, AI and machine learning work by finding patterns in data. The larger the pool of data, the more observable the patterns and the better the accuracy and outcomes of the machine learning process. Artificial Intelligence (AI) spending worldwide was estimated at $24 billion for 2018 by analysts at IDC and is expected to grow to $77.6 billion by 2022. Plunkett Research estimates the U.S. market for AI alone at more than $14.4 billion for 2018.

 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 375 companies in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-516-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-841-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

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: 532

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 383

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 Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning business including:

  1. Introduction to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry
  2. A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the State of the Industry Today
  3. The Pros & Cons of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
  4. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  5. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  6. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiency/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  7. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  8. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  9. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide
  10. Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked
    for Lower Insurance Rates
  11. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  12. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and
    Logistics Systems
  13. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  14. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  15. Service Robots Are Applied in a Variety of Industries
  16. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  17. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  18. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  19. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  20. Hot Fields Within Computer Hardware and Software Include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  21. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  22. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powers Hedge Fund Investment Strategies

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Statistics

  1. Artificial Intelligence Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2017-2018
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2013-2018
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2013-2018
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2013-2018
  6. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2013-2018
  7. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2008-3rd Quarter 2018
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  9. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  10. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2013-September 2018
  11. Artificial Intelligence Related Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S.: May 2017

 

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • SAP SE
  • AB Volvo
  • Silicon Laboratories Inc
  • China Mobile Limited
  • Nintendo Co Ltd
  • Orbital Insight
  • Rocket Software
  • Carbon Black Inc
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd

Complete Guide to the Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.With astonishing speed, the entertainment, media, and publishing industries have digitized, evolving into a highly dynamic industry, interconnected by global digital platforms in a manner that few people could even have conceived of a few decades ago. This has transformed the entertainment industry into an always-on, user-controlled, portable and always-with-you experience. Now, the industry is driven by the needs, habits, and desires of individual consumers; delivering content that is easy to time-shift, accessible as customized digital streams; serving up news, entertainment, movies, ebooks and music on demand. If you don’t know what you want to watch, listen to or read, the best digital platforms push suggestions to you.Entertainment and media, as a broad sector, are somewhat unique in that revenues are generated by multiple methods. Primarily, these methods are: 1) outright purchase, such as the download of an ebook or the purchase of a magazine or a movie theater ticket; 2) subscription, such as cable TV fees, Netflix fees or subscriptions to magazines or to music on Pandora; and 3) advertising fees.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 Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry.
Available Formats:
  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-481-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-805-0 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 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: 576 Statistical Tables Provided: 17Companies Profiled: 401Geographic Focus: GlobalPrice: $379.99Key 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 Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting business including:
  1. Introduction to the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry
  2. TVs are Internet Ready/Game Consoles and Set Top Accessories Like Roku and Chromecast Stream Content
  3. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  4. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in the Music Industry, but Digital Sales Slow
  5. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 33 Million Subscribers
  6. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  7. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle with Cord-Cutting/Cheaper Streaming Options Proliferate, Including Netflix
  8. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  9. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  10. Movie Attendance Rises/Film Companies Innovate with Digital Projection and Enhanced Cinema Experiences
  11. China and India Expand Film and TV Production Activity
  12. Global Internet Market Tops 4.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  13. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  14. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  15. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  16. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  17. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $92.1 Billion Yearly
  18. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  19. Global Media Giants Acquire both Content and Distribution
  20. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  21. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry
  22. The Future of Entertainment, Media and Publishing: Disruption, Portability and Consumer Control

 Entertainment, Media, Publishing & Broadcasting Industry Statistics

  1. Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2013-2018
  3. Estimated U.S. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Services Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2013-2018
  4. Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2010-2017
  5. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  6. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  7. Book Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue, Inventories & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  8. Motion Picture & Video Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2013-2018
  9. Sound Recording Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2013-2018
  10. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  11. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  12. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  13. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2013-2018
  14. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2013-2018
  15. Estimated Export Revenue for Information Sector Firms, U.S.: 2013-2017
  16. Employment & Earnings in Selected Entertainment & Media Occupations, U.S.: May 2017
  17. Employment in Selected Information & Entertainment Industries, U.S.: 2013-October 2018

 Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • Belo Corp
  • Disney Media Networks
  • About Inc
  • CBS Radio
  • ACME Communications Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Advance Publications Inc
  • Netflix Inc

Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things—2 Must Have Industries for 2019

Great news, we’re adding in-depth coverage of 2 vital industry sectors for our 2019 online database and almanacs list:

✓ Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications Industry
✓ Plunkett’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry

1) Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac 2019

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) will rapidly be adopted by virtually all industry sectors. Banks will make lending decisions with AI, engineers will rely on it for help with sophisticated design decisions, manufacturers will rely on it for efficiency, and marketers will utilize AI to push advertising campaigns to the most likely audiences. Massive amounts of investment are pouring into AI in such nations as the U.S., Japan, China and Germany.

At Plunkett Research Online, and
Almanac editions: Publication: February 2019       Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-516-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-841-8

2) The Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Almanac 2019

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The Internet of Things, along with the related technology of Machine-to-Machine Communications, will soon be a major change in the way that we communicate with, monitor and control virtually everything: from self-driving cars—to air conditioning systems—to industrial plants—to airliners. Billions of dollars are pouring into this sector now, which will create a vital leap forward for the environment and sustainability; health care, transportation and manufacturing, to name but a few uses.

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Almanac editions: Publication: April 2019       Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-477-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62831-802-9

Complete Guide to the Investment & Asset Management Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Investment & Asset Management Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The investment industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors and service providers. At the top of the list are the giant asset managers, like BlackRock, a firm managing $6 trillion in investment assets, an amount so immense that it is roughly equal to the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of Russia and India combined. Also at the top of the industry are the biggest exchanges, where billions of shares trade hands yearly, along with the major investment banks, those firms that raise money for corporate clients by selling their stocks and bonds to the public. Investment banks also deal in private equity investments and asset management, and they earn immense fees by brokering mergers and acquisitions.

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 Investment & Asset Management Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-480-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-804-3 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 554

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 401

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 investment & asset management business including:

  1. Investment & Securities Industry Overview
  2. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  3. Shadow Banking Soars with Non-Bank Alternatives, Online or Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding
  4. Investment Market Evolves in China
  5. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $28.3 Trillion
  6. Employers Make 401(k) Enrollment Automatic/Broad Changes Are Suggested for Retirement Savings Plans
  7. Investment Firms and Banks Compete for Clients in High Net Worth Households
  8. ETFs Expand and Take Market Share from Mutual Funds/Mutual Fund Managers Are
    Forced to Change
  9. Online Brokers Open Physical Offices/Online Trading Is Free for Large Depositors
  10. Hedge Funds Regroup and Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  11. Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies/Fiduciary Rule Changes Help Annuity Sales Soar
  12. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  13. Stock Exchanges Merge/High Speed Technologies Force Massive Changes
  14. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Payments, Lending, Insurance and Online “Robo Advisors”
  15. Artificial Intelligence Powers Hedge Fund Investment Strategies
  16. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  17. Investment Product Facts

Investment & Asset Management Industry Statistics

  1. Investment & Securities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Stock Market Performance Indices, U.S.: 1985-2018
  3. Stock Market Average Daily Trading Volume, U.S.: 2008-2018
  4. Common Stock Prices & Yields, U.S.: 1985-2018
  5. Sales, Profits & Stockholders' Equity, All Manufacturing Corporations, U.S.: 1990-Q3 2018
  6. Components of U.S. Money Stock Measures: 1980-2018
  7. Treasury Securities Outstanding by Kind of Obligation, U.S.: 1985-2017
  8. Estimated Ownership of U.S. Treasury Securities: 2009-2017
  9. Public Debt Securities Held by Private Investors, U.S.: 1985- September 2018
  10. Average Interest Rates of 3-Month & 10-Year U.S. Treasuries: 1985-2018
  11. Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2018
  12. Employment in the Investment & Securities Industry, U.S.: 2012- October 2018
  13. Securities, Commodity Contracts & Other Financial Investment Activities, Estimated Revenue for Employer Firms, U.S.: 2013-2018
  14. Securities, Commodity Contracts & Other Financial Investment Activities, Estimated Sources of Revenue for Employer Firms, U.S.: 2015-2017

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • A B Watley Group Inc
  • Affiliated Managers Group Inc
  • AllianceBernstein Holding LP
  • Allstate Corporation (The)
  • Ambac Financial Group Inc
  • American International Group Inc (AIG)
  • TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc
  • Bank of America Corp
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group)

Complete Guide to the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. Formally Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, this is a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 17.0% worldwide during 2017 (the latest year for which data is available). Steady growth however does not mean that renewables account for a large amount of the world’s energy. Instead, non-hydroelectric renewables as a percent of global electricity generation accounted for about 8.4% in 2017. Even at such levels, renewable energy sources continue to remain popular with wind power seeing rapid growth worldwide while solar power is enjoying significant technological innovation. In addition, cleaner-burning fuels, fuel-efficient automobiles, as well as homes and buildings that utilize energy-efficient materials and controls are of great appeal to the large number of consumers worldwide who have developed a true interest in sustainability or in protecting the environment.

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 the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-479-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-839-5 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 430

Statistical Tables Provided: 31

Companies Profiled: 260

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 Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy business including:

  1. Introduction
  2. Small-Scale Solar Panel Installations Soar Through Subsidies, While Solar Cell Costs
    Plummet
  3. Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  4. Utility-Scale Solar Plants, Including Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), Are Operating,
    But Costs Are Massive
  5. Wind Power
  6. Hydroelectric Power
  7. Geothermal Power
  8. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  9. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  10. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  11. Tidal Power
  12. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  13. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto
    Makers
  14. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Open the Gigafactory
  15. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks
    to Low Shale Gas Prices
  16. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  17. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  18. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  19. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  20. New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  21. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  22. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  23. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy
    Intensity Reductions

 

Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Statistics

  1. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  4. Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  5. Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  6. Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  7. World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2012-2050
  8. World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region: Projections, 2015-2050
  9. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2016-2050
  10. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  11. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  12. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2017
  13. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2018
  14. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2018
  15. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2017
  16. Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2016-2017
  17. U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1998-2017
  18. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  19. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2017
  20. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  21. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2011 vs. 2017
  22. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  23. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  24. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- August 2018
  25. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- August 2018
  26. Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2017
  27. Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 3rd Quarter 2018
  28. Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2007-2017
  29. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019
  30. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  31. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • ABB Ltd
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • Air Products and Chemicals Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • Ultralife Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

 

Complete Guide to the Retailing & Chain Stores Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Retailing & Chain Stores Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Retail, with nearly 15.8 million employees in America alone (more than one out of 10 workers), is one of the largest industries in the world. Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $6.05 trillion during 2018, according to Plunkett Research, up about 5% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009.

Competition among retailers has never been tougher. A retailer without a significant competitive advantage doesn’t stand a chance. Superstores are battling each other on every major corner, while internet marketers are consistently taking market share away from stores.

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 Retailing Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-514-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-838-8 (Available Now)
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 650

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 490

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 retailing business including:

  1. Introduction to the Retail Industry
  2. Wal-Mart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle
    Amazon
  3. Department Stores Suffer, While Today’s Consumers Demand Discounts and Convenience
  4. Warehouse Clubs and Discount Department Stores Battle for Market Share
  5. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  6. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  7. Apple Sets the Bar for Showcase Stores and Super-Merchandisers
  8. Consumers Slowly Increase Borrowing
  9. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  10. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  11. Robotics in Retail
  12. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  13. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. Self-Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
  16. Retailers Look for Long-Term Growth in Emerging Markets, Including China and India
  17. Retail Center Occupancy Is Challenged as Online Sales Hurt Stores
  18. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  19. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
  20. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  21. LOHAS- Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  22. Plus-Size and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers
  23. Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
  24. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  25. Manhattan’s FreshDirect Sets the Pace in Grocery Sales Over the Internet/Amazon
    Competes in Groceries
  26. How to Interpret Reports of Retail Sales

 

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1940-2018, U.S.
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-3rd Quarter 2018
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- September 2018
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2018
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2012-2017
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January- September 2018
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through September 2018
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2012-2017
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2009-3rd Quarter 2018
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2012-2017, U.S.
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2017
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2011-2017
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2010-September 2018

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela's Inc
  • 7-Eleven Inc
  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC
  • A C Moore Arts & Crafts Inc
  • Aarons Inc
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc
  • Ahold USA Inc
  • Albertsons LLC
  • SkyMall Inc

Complete Guide to the Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry From Plunkett Research 2019

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Almanac, 2019 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

There is a broad, global focus today on energy as an economic, geopolitical and strategic resource. In addition, there is an intense interest in the potential environmental consequences of energy production, and a steady push toward adoption of energy conservation technologies and practices.

Key Findings:      

  • Plunkett Research lists top 500 companies in the Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry and names the top trends changing for the mid term.

Available Formats:      

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-513-4 (Available Now)       
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-837-1 (Available Now)         
  • Online Subscription

 

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: 688

Statistical Tables Provided: 39

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 energy & utilities, oil & gas business including:

  1. Energy & Utilities Industry Introduction     
  2. A Brief History of Oil, Natural Gas and Electricity Production         
  3. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted               
  4. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables       
  5. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology   
  6. Global Shale Oil and Gas Resources Revolutionize the Energy Industry
  7. Oil from Shale Makes America Rank with Top Oil Producers/E&P Companies Reduce Drilling and Seek Lower Costs
  8. LNG Projects Boom, Including Floating Plants (FLNG)/America Boosts LNG Exports
  9. Seismic Mapping Gains from Advanced Technologies   
  10. Offshore Wells Around the World Become More Efficient/Production Increases Significantly
  11. Energy Demand Climbs in India and China/Nuclear, Hydro and Gas Projects Grow, but Coal Remains Dominant
  12. Canada’s Oil Sands Production Reaches 4.2 Million Barrels per Day, but Operating Costs Are High
  13. Some Electric Utilities Regulations Are Rolled Back While Utilities Invest in Gas-Fired Plants
  14. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  15. U.S. Coal Industry Faces Challenges, while Coal Use Grows Dramatically in India and China
  16. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East  
  17. Ethanol Production Soared, but U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  18. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  19. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Invest Heavily in U.S./Take Advantage of Shale Natural Gas
  20. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges
  21. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions
  22. U.S. Exports Crude Oil to Global Markets in High Volume

 

Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Statistics

I. Overview of the Energy & Utilities Industry

  1. Global Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: 2016-2017
  2. U.S. Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. U.S. Energy Industry & Utilities Statistics and Market Size Overview: Selected Years, 1990-2017  
  4. U.S. Energy Intensity: 2015-2050
  5. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017
  6. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2017  
  7. Total U.S. Energy Consumption: 2016-2050
  8. Energy Consumption & Expenditures Indicators, U.S.: Selected Years, 1975-2017
  9. Energy Imports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  10. Energy Exports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  11. Total Energy Imports, Net Energy Imports & Petroleum Imports, U.S.: 1970-2017
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2017-2019
  13. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2017-2019
  14. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors

II. Electricity

  1. Electricity Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  2. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-July 2018
  3. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2017
  4. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-July 2018
  5. Average Retail Prices of Electricity Sold by U.S. Electric Utilities: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  6. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source

III. Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy

  1. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  2. Petroleum Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  3. Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2017
  4. Crude Oil Domestic First Purchase Prices, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  5. Petroleum Imports by Country of Origin, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2017
  6. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2017
  7. Petroleum Consumption by the Transportation Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  8. Retail On-Highway Diesel vs. Regular Gasoline Prices, U.S.: January 1995- November 2018
  9. Top World Oil Reserves by Country: 2017
  10. Top World Oil Producers: 2017
  11. Top World Oil Consumers: 2017 
  12. Coal Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  13. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2017
  14. Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2017
  15. Annual U.S. Shale Gas Production: 2007-2016

IV. Renewable Energy     

  1. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2017
  2. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2017
  3. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017
  4. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2011-2017

Companies Mentioned Include:     

  • Ameren Corporation
  • Denbury Resources Inc
  • ABB Ltd    
  • Geokinetics Inc    
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation 
  • AES Corporation (The)    
  • Adams Resources & Energy Inc   
  • Southern Company Gas       
  • Alliance Resource Partners LP 
  • Alliant Energy Corporation

Low Oil and Gas Prices Boost the Chemicals Industry

The dramatic recent declines in the price of crude oil and natural gas have reduced costs for much of the chemicals industry. In many cases, these reduced costs have been passed on to end users. The global chemicals industry will total about $5.3 trillion in revenues in 2018, according to Plunkett Research estimates. In the U.S., chemicals will generate about $901 billion in revenues during 2018. U.S. plastics and rubber industry revenues were $232.5 billion in 2017, according to the Bureau of the Census.

Chemicals and plastics companies are taking advantage of abundant natural gas in the United States. As a result, the future looks extremely bright for American chemicals makers. The continuing flow of natural gas from shale formations is the driving factor here, since gas is a primary need of the chemicals sector. Additional significant factors are the relatively low cost of electricity in many parts of America, and reasonable wage costs. Compared to much of the rest of the world, gas and electricity are superb bargains in the U.S.

America’s chemicals sector manufacturers are gaining considerable advantage from the extremely low price of natural gas, an advantage that is likely to last for many years. The immense surge in shale gas and shale oil production is leading to a boom in chemicals plant construction on the Gulf Coast of America, close to major gas fields. As of mid-2018, The American Chemistry Council reported 325 new U.S. petrochemical projects in the works, largely due to the massive output of America’s shale gas fields. The Council estimates the new activity will add $337 billion to the U.S. economy and 467,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2025. U.S. exports of chemicals will soar.

In particular, the manufacture of ethylene-based plastics is a major benefactor of today’s boom in low-priced natural gas from shale formations. Makers of oil-based chemicals (propylene polymers) are likewise getting relief from the low level of U.S. oil prices, and strong production from oil fields such as the Eagle Ford in Texas.

Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastincs Industry Almanac, 2019 edition.

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