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PLUNKETT’S MANUFACTURING, AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2023

September 12, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry.  (Plunkett’s Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Almanac 2023, https://www.plunkettresearch.com/printed-book-ebook-plunkett-industry-almanac/?Industry=manufacturing-automation-robotics-market-research/).  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries

Pages: 680

Statistical Tables Provided: 25

Companies Profiled: 500

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry.


Major Trends Affecting the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

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

Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics

I. Overview of the Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry

  1. Manufacturing, Automation & Robotics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Sales & Net Income After-Tax, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations: 2011-1st Quarter 2022
  3. Sales & Operating Profits, U.S. Manufacturing Corporations, by Industry: 1st Quarter 2021-1st Quarter 2022

II. Output & Employment

  1. Value Added to U.S. Economy by Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of GDP: 1950-2021
  2. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, as a Percentage of all Private Industry Employment: 1950-2020
  3. Employment in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector, by Industry:  2016-June 2022
  4. Manufacturing Output vs. Employment, U.S.: 1985-2022
  5. Gross Output in the Wood & Nonmetallic Mineral Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  6. Gross Output in the Primary Metals & Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  7. Gross Output in the Machinery Manufacturing Industry, U.S.: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  8. Gross Output in the Computer & Electronic Product Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  9. Gross Output in the Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  10. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  11. Gross Output in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  12. Gross Output in the Textile & Apparel Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2015-2020
  13. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2015-2020

III. Shipments

  1. Annual Value of Manufacturers’ Shipments for Industry Groups, U.S.: 2015-2021

IV. Exports

  1. Value of Exports of All Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2016-2nd Quarter 2022
  2. Exports of Durable & Nondurable Manufactured Goods, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2021
  3. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2016-2nd Quarter 2022
  4. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2021
  5. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Chemicals, U.S.: 2016-2nd Quarter 2022
  6. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2020-2021
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2016-2nd Quarter 2022

PLUNKETT’S AIRLINE, HOTEL & TRAVEL INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2023

August 30, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry.  (Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2023, https://www.plunkettresearch.com/printed-book-ebook-plunkett-industry-almanac/?Industry=travel-tourism-market-research/).  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries

Pages: 448

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 300

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry.

Major Trends Affecting the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry

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

Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics

  1. Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-2021
  3. Consolidation in U.S. Airlines
  4. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2042
  5. Top Regions of U.S. Residents Traveling Abroad (Outbound): 2020-2021
  6. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2021 System Scheduled Enplanements
  7. Cruise Line Industry Overview, U.S.: 2015-2021
  8. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2019-4th Quarter 2021
  9. Employment in the Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry, U.S.: 2016-May 2022

PLUNKETT’S BIOTECH, PHARMACEUTICALS & GENETICS INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2023

August 23, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry.  (Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry Almanac 2023, https://www.plunkettresearch.com/printed-book-ebook-plunkett-industry-almanac/?Industry=biotech-pharmaceuticals-genetics-market-research/).  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries

Pages: 498

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 400

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry.

Major Trends Affecting the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry

  1. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Industry
  3. A Short History of Biotechnology
  4. Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation
  5. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  6. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  7. Major Drug Companies Acquire or Partner With Smaller Biotech Firms
  8. Pharmaceutical R&D Improves with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  9. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  10. Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance
  11. Gene Therapies Target Defective Genes/CRISPR Advances DNA Editing
  12. Vaccines & Viruses as Therapies/mRNA Shows Great Promise
  13. Massive R&D Investment Required for Development and Approval of New Drug/Drug Prices Soar
  14. Generic Drugs Have Biggest Market Share by Unit Volume, but not by Total Revenues
  15. America Pays Higher Prices for Drugs Than Other Nations/U.S. Government Launches Drug Price Negotiation and Control Powers for Medicare
  16. Biotech and Orphan Drugs Create New Revenues for Drug Firms
  17. Biosimilars (Generic Biotech Drugs) Receive FDA Guidelines for Accelerated Approval/ Competition Will Be Fierce
  18. Market for CBD Is on the Rise
  19. Stem Cells and 3-D Printing—A New Era of Tissue Replacement Takes Shape
  20. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  21. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  22. Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Developed
  23. Selective Plant Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, Including CRISPR, as Alternatives to GM Seeds
  24. Immunotherapy and CAR-T Create Exciting New Approach to Fighting Cancers
  25. Technology Discussion—Genes and DNA
  26. Technology Discussion—Proteins and Proteomics
  27. Technology Discussion—DNA Chips
  28. Technology Discussion—SNPs (“Snips”)
  29. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  30. Technology Discussion—Recombinant DNA
  31. Technology Discussion—Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & 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, 2021
  4. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2021
  5. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2016-2021
  7. Prescription Drug Expenditures, U.S.: Selected Years, 2014-2030
  8. NSF Budget by Appropriation (Dollars in Millions), Fiscal Years 2021-2023

PLUNKETT’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2023

August 15, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Telecommunications Industry.  (Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac 2023, https://www.plunkettresearch.com/printed-book-ebook-plunkett-industry-almanac/?Industry=telecommunications-market-research/).  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Telecommunications Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 350

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Telecommunications Industry.

Major Trends Affecting the Telecommunications Industry

  1. Introduction to the Telecommunications Industry
  2. Landline Subscribers Cancel Service/ Bundled Services Pick Up Market Share
  3. 5G Wireless Networks Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  4. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  5. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 9.1 Billion
  6. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones
  7. VOIP (Telephony over the Internet) Continues To Revolutionize the Telecommunications Industry
  8. Telecom Equipment Makers Face Intense Competition from Manufacturers in China/Huawei Faces Controversy
  9. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  10. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  11. Global Internet Market Tops 5.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  12. Telecommunications Systems Move Online Including Unified Communications, Telepresence
  13. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription Price Competition
  14. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  15. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Open New Avenues for Hacking

Telecommunications Industry Statistics

  1. Telecommunications Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2016-2020
  3. Wired Telecommunications Carriers, Estimated Breakdown of Revenue by Type of Customer, U.S.: 2017-2020
  4. ATT & the Bell Companies, Then & Now
  5. Total Retail Local Telephone Service Connections, U.S.: 2016-2019
  6. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2020
  7. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide
  8. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2018-2021
  9. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2016-2021
  10. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2016-2021
  11. Employment in the Telecommunications Industry, U.S.: 1990-May 2022

PLUNKETT’S ALMANAC OF MIDDLE MARKET COMPANIES 2023

August 8, 2022

Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based market research firm, has published a complete, new report on the Middle Market Industry.  (Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies 2023, https://www.plunkettresearch.com/printed-book-ebook-plunkett-industry-almanac/?Industry=middle-market-companies-market-research/).  It contains hundreds of pages of vital insights, including forecasts, market sizing, technologies analysis, trends analysis and statistical tables, as well as data on top global companies.

Key Findings:

Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies provides competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis–everything needed to identify and develop strategies for dealing with or selling to middle market U.S.-based corporations (those with $100 million to $1 billion in annual revenues).  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business analysis
  • In-depth industry company overviews
  • Industry Glossary
  • Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations
  • Profiles of 500 industry-leading, U.S.-headquartered middle-market corporations
    • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiary Corporations
    • Executive Contacts
    • Financial Histories
    • Descriptions of Business

Pages: 618

Companies Profiled: 500

Geographic Focus: U.S.

Price: $399.99

Gather Key Insights, Such As:

  • How is each industry evolving?
  • How is business being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing?
  • 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?

Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies and 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 feature rich almanac includes:

Important Contacts for Middle Market Analysis & Marketing

Addresses, Telephone Numbers and Internet Sites

THE MIDDLE MARKET 500:

Who They Are and How They Were Chosen

  1. Index of Companies Within Industry Groups
  2. Alphabetical Index
  3. Index of U.S. Headquarters Location by State
  4. Individual Profiles on each of THE MIDDLE MARKET 500

Additional Indexes

  1. Index of Firms Noted as Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities
  2. Index of Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations

Glossary of Useful Middle Market Terms

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.  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.

Complete Guide to the Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry From Plunkett Research 2023

August 05, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac, 2023 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. The global chemicals industry totaled about $5.5 trillion in revenues in 2022 according to Plunkett Research estimates. (Not including another $1.5 trillion in pharmaceuticals, which are technically part of the chemicals sector.)

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 978-1-62831-644-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-969-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 554

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 416

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

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 Long-Term/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 Delay Expansion Projects in U.S.
  9. Breakthroughs in Plastic Recycling
  10. Chemical Plants Increase Security Measures
  11. Environmentalists Campaign for a Greener Chemical Industry
  12. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  13. Bio-plastics Become a Reality/Plastic Packaging Made from Corn and Soy
  14. Nanochemicals Deliver Advanced Coatings and Specialty Chemicals
  15. Self-Assembly and Fabrication on the Atomic Level Enable Nanomanipulation
  16. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  17. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  18. Manufacturers Focus on High Performance Plastics and Specialty Chemicals
  19. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  20. The Future of the Global Chemicals Industry, Driven by Specialty Needs and a Growing
    Middle Class

Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics

  1. Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Exports & Imports of Chemicals: 2016-2021
  3. U.S. Exports & Imports of Organic Chemicals: 2016-2021
  4. U.S. Exports & Imports of Inorganic Chemicals: 2016-2021
  5. U.S. Exports & Imports of Plastics & Plastics Products: 2016-2021
  6. U.S. Exports & Imports of Rubber & Rubber Products: 2016-2021
  7. U.S. Exports & Imports of Fertilizers: 2016-2021
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceutical Products: 2016-2021
  9. Gross Output in the Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2014-2020
  10. Chemicals & Plastics Industry Employment, U.S.: 2015- March 2022
  11. Employment & Wages in Chemicals Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2021 Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2021
  12. Top World Oil Producers: 2021
  13. Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950- 2021
  14. Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2016-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil)
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • TotalEnergies SE
  • BP plc
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Tata Group
  • Koch Industries Inc

Complete Guide to the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry From Plunkett Research 2023

July 29, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac, 2023 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.  There were approximately 9.1 billion global wireless communications subscriptions by the end of 2021, according to Plunkett Research estimates.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-64788-002-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-994-1 (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

Pages: 416

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 286

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular business including:

  1. Introduction to the Wireless Industry                                                  
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry                                                  
  3. 5G Wireless Networks Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required                         
  4. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)                                           
  5. Wireless Service Subscriptions Worldwide Reach 9.1 Billion             
  6. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution                                               
  7. Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring Rely on Wireless             
  8. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys                                                        
  9. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information                              
  10. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Cellphone                                              
  11. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods                 
  12. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising                                            
  13. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $170 Billion Yearly                               
  14. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Open New Avenues for Hacking                  
  15. Carriers Reinstate Unlimited Access Plans for Smartphones/Face Intense Subscription Price Competition                                          
  16. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)   
  17. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  18. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications 
  19. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Create Privacy and Security Issues                
  20. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry                                                  
  21. Handset Makers Adopt Android, Push Advanced 4G and 5G Smartphones                                        
  22. The Future of the Wireless Industry

Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics       

  1. Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared                                              
  3. Wireless Standards & Speeds            
  4. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2016-2021 (June)                                 
  5. Top Mobile Operators by Number of Subscribers, Worldwide                 
  6. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2018-2021                 
  7. Satellite Telecommunications: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2017-2020                 
  8. Wireless Telecommunications Industry (except Satellite) Employment, U.S.: 2013-April 2022

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Apple Inc
  • Alphabet Inc (Google)
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd
  • AT&T Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Verizon Communications Inc
  • China Mobile Limited
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • T-Mobile US Inc

Complete Guide to the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry From Plunkett Research 2023

July 12, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Games, Apps & Social Media Industry Almanac, 2023 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.  This spectacular growth has included electronic games, mobile apps and social media, but the meteoric growth in these three fields has been possible only because of underlying technology trends such as smartphone.

Globally, as of 2021, there were approximately 9.1 billion wireless device subscriptions, in a world of 7.9 billion people in total. (Some users have more than one wireless service subscription.)  The base of people around the world who adopt smartphones will continue to grow, and they will use them to access the internet, games and mobile apps in massive numbers.

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 978-1-62831-654-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-979-8 (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

Pages: 314            

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 192

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Games, Apps and Social Media Industry                                                     
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Games, Apps & Social Media Industry                                      
  3. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry                                                                                
  4. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry                                                                                        
  5. Overview of the Social Media Industry                                                                                       
  6. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues              
  7. Streaming Apps Take Over TVs                                                                                                    
  8. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales                                           
  9. Online & Mobile Games Compete with Consoles                                                                       
  10. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Technologies Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow                                                                                          
  11. The Metaverse Builds Momentum                                                                                              
  12. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players                                                                 
  13. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports                                                                 
  14. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers                                                              
  15. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $170 Billion Yearly                                                                
  16. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems                                                                                                                                        
  17. Gamification:  Games Technology Boosts Education and Training                                             
  18. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge                                                                           
  19. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers                                                                                                                
  20. 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.: 2021                                                                                  
  3. Use of Different Online Platforms: 2021                                                                                     
  4. Social Media Usage Demographics, U.S.: 2021                                                                           
  5. Home Broadband Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2021                                                              
  6. Smartphone Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2021                                                                      
  7. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2016-2021                        
  8. Quarterly Software Publishing Industry Revenues, U.S.: 1st Quarter 2021-4th Quarter 2021  
  9. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2016-2021  
  10. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2016-2021                          
  11. Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite): Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2018-2021                                                                                                          
  12. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021                                                                                                                                    
  13. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2016-2021     
  14. Internet Access Technologies Compared                                                                                    

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Apple Inc
  • Alphabet Inc (Google)
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Meta Platforms Inc (Facebook)
  • Tencent Holdings Limited
  • Sony Group Corporation
  • LG Electronics Inc
  • ByteDance Ltd (Tik Tok)
  • YouTube LLC

Complete Guide to the Sports & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2023

July 22, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2023 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The sports business is a truly global industry, and sports stir up deep passion within spectators and players alike in countries around the world. Sports business ranges from gambling to facilities management, entertainment and personal fitness. On a very broad basis, including related services, a reasonable estimate of the total U.S. sports and recreation market would be $565.1 billion yearly. Globally, that jumps to $1.5 trillion.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-666-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-991-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 538

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 410

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $399.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Sports & Recreation Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sports & Recreation Industry
  3. NFL (National Football League): The Biggest Money in U.S. Sports
  4. Broadcasting Fees, Digital Access and Investment Savvy Boost MLB (Major League Baseball)
  5. NBA (National Basketball Association) Goes Global
  6. NHL (National Hockey League) Expands
  7. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues
  8. Soccer (Football) Leagues in the U.S. and Europe Reap Significant Revenues and Sponsorships
  9. New Sports Stadiums Launched in the U.S./Stadium Sponsorships Offset Costs
  10. NCAA College Sports Are Big Revenue Earners/Student Athletes Eligible for Some Compensation
  11. PGA (Professional Golf Association) Faces Competition from LIV
  12. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  13. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  14. Sports Betting Gains Traction with Online Betting
  15. Sports Equipment Manufacturers Offer the Latest High-Tech Advantages
  16. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt

Technologies

  1. Sports Agents Are Indispensable/Sports Marketing Booms in China
  2. Sports Licensing Heats Up
  3. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  4. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech

Industry/Immersion Games to Grow

  1. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  2. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  3. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  4. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  5. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  6. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  7. 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. Global Sports Industry Revenues, 2019-2021
  3. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2015-2021
  4. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  5. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2017-2020
  6. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.: 1992- March 2022
  7. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports Leagues
  8. Sports Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2018-2022

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Comcast Corporation
  • Walt Disney Company
  • Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
  • Nike Inc
  • WarnerMedia (Warner Media LLC)
  • NBCUniversal Media LLC
  • Paramount Global
  • adidas AG
  • ESPN Inc
  • Cox Communications Inc

Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

July 05, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2022 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, technical, operations, management and business advisory services) will be an estimated $502 billion in 2021, according to Plunkett Research estimates. In the U.S., consulting of all types, including management, scientific and technical, generated $295.9 billion during 2020, up from $284.5 billion the previous year.

The Coronavirus pandemic dampened budgets and spending at many types of corporations, government agencies and other enterprises. Some consulting projects were postponed or reduced. At the same time, however, consultants who work in the areas of ecommerce, online systems, employee systems, HR, cybersecurity, strategy, supply chain and other areas may have seen booming business. Going forward, structural changes in business, industry, education and government will certain opportunities for many types consultancies that can deliver a true return on investment along with innovative ways to cope with rapid change.

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 978-1-62831-612-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-930-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 358

Statistical Tables Provided: 4

Companies Profiled: 238

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Consulting Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Consulting Industry
  3. Consulting in Emerging Nations/The Offshoring of Consulting Projects
  4. Management Consulting and Consulting to Major Corporations
  5. Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts
  6. Federal Government Consulting Contracts Are Massive in IT, Defense & Facilities
  7. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/Computer Operations Consulting
  8. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  9. Consulting Firms Accept Assignments with Contingency Fees
  10. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services
  11. Accounting Firms Taking Large Market Share of Consulting Contracts
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Major Corporations and Organizations Develop Internal Consultants and Seek Outside Clients
  14. Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments
  15. Consultancies Position Themselves to Serve Global Markets and Multinational Corporations
  16. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting
  17. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  18. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  19. 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.: 2015-2020
  3. Management Consulting Companies: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2019
  4. Consulting Industry Employment, U.S.: 2015-March 2021

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 Real Estate & Construction From Plunkett Research 2022

June 29, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2022 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. As of end of year 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor estimated that 7.4 million Americans were employed in the construction industry (up from 7.0 million at the beginning of 2020, and almost back to 2007’s peak of 7.6 million). Construction of all types, including commercial, has enjoyed a strong market in recent years. About $2.98 trillion in new American construction was expected to be put into place for 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

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 Real Estate & Construction Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-615-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-946-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 650

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 508

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 & Construction Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Real Estate & Construction Industry
  3. Rising Interest Rates Hinder Mortgage Originations, May Slow Home Sales
  4. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry
  5. Millennials & Investors Buying Homes/High Prices Pose Challenges
  6. Real Estate Online Services Continue to Grow
  7. Internet-Based Home Sales and Cheap Commissions Rock Residential Brokers
  8. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  9. Building Technologies Advance/Robotics & 3D Printing Used in Construction
  10. Baby Boomers Become a Strong Influence in the Housing Market/Universal Design
    Catches On
  11. Multigenerational Families Are Increasingly Living Under One Roof
  12. Real Estate Markets in China and India Face Challenges
  13. Mixed-Use Developments Go Vertical
  14. Mall and Shopping Center Occupancy Fall as Online Sales Hurt Stores
  15. Malls Remodel to Boost Sales and Attract Shoppers/Store Visitor Counts Are Disappointing
  16. Tiny Apartments and Condos Proliferate, Solve Affordability Problem
  17. Remodeling Market Is Strong
  18. Shared Spaces for Co-Living and Co-Working Face Challenges
  19. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Home
  20. 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.: 2017-2021
  3. Value of U.S. Private Construction Put in Place: 2015-2021
  4. Value of U.S. Public Construction Put in Place: 2015-2021
  5. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the U.S.: 2020-2021
  6. Commercial, Residential & Farm Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2013-2021
  7. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2013-2021
  8. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1985-2021
  9. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1985-2021
  10. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2021
  11. Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in U.S.: 1963-2021
  12. Median & Average Sales Price of New Single Family Homes by Region, U.S.: 1990-2021
  13. Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2017- February 2022
  14. Miscellaneous Real Estate & Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2017- February 2022

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC)
  • China Railway Construction Company Limited (CRCC)
  • Home Depot Inc
  • China Communications Construction Company Limited
  • Lowes Companies Inc
  • Greenland Holdings Corporation Limited
  • Sinohydro Corporation
  • Poly Developments and Holdings Group Co Ltd
  • Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd
  • Samsung C&T Corporation

Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

June 20, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac, 2022 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 (in terms of current US dollars). The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, with forecast investments of $685 billion for 2022. However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP. Engineering, science and research and development provide large numbers of well-paying jobs in America and around the world. Officially, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates 1.60 million people working in architectural and engineering services as of February 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 500 companies in the Engineering & Research industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-616-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-935-4 (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

Pages: 672

Statistical Tables Provided: 21

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 engineering & research business including:

  1. Introduction to the Engineering & Research Industry
  2. A Short History of U.S. Industrial Research & Development
  3. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Engineering & Research Industry
  4. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  5. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization
  6. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  7. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  8. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  1. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  2. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change
  3. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  4. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  5. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  6. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  7. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  8. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard
  9. Supercomputing Hits 1,102 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  10. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  11. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites and Serve Both the U.S. Military & NASA
  1. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  2. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  3. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  4. 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.: 2021
  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2016-2020
  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2020-2022
  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2020-2026
  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  14. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2021-2023
  15. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2020-2022
  16. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  17. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2021-2023
  18. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2021
  19. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  20. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2018-February 2022
  21. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Company)
  • Apple Inc
  • China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co Ltd
  • China State Construction Engineering Corp (CSCEC)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • China Railway Construction Company Limited (CRCC)
  • SAIC Motor Corporation Limited
  • Honda Motor Co Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Corporation

Complete Guide to the FinTech Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

June 16, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.Financial technology, often referred to as FinTech, is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world of business. Earliest applications of FinTech were basic, pretty much limited to the convenience and market-wide acceptance of managing bank and other financial accounts online. Looked at in a broad manner, FinTech is now the driving force in financial services, accounts and transactions of all types, including bank accounts, lending, investment accounts/trading, insurance, mortgages, credit cards, and wealth management.

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics. In addition, this publication profiles the top 235 companies in the FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-632-2 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-957-6 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 348

Statistical Tables Provided: 7

Companies Profiled: 244

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 FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments business including:

  1. Introduction to the FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry
  2. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Explained
  3. The Difference Between Cryptocurrencies and Stable Coins/National Treasuries Consider Issuing Stable Digital Currencies
  4. BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) Options Gain Payments Market Share
  5. Digital Wallets Gain Payments Market Share
  6. The SuperApp Begins to Develop in FinTech
  7. Real Time Payments (RTP)/Instant Payments to Grow
  8. Neobanks/Virtual Banks Explained/Top Competitors
  9. A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the State of the Industry Today
  10. Voice, Face & Image Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  11. Insurance Underwriting Uses Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Policy Holders Allow Their Habits to Be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates
  12. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  13. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  14. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  15. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powers Hedge Fund Investment Strategies
  16. Banks and Mobile Apps Vie for Previously Underserved Markets, Including Hispanics
  17. China Sees Growth in Online Payments, Banking and Lending/Alipay Soars
  18. The Internet, Smartphones and ATMs Replace Bank Branches and Tellers
  19. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  20. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Payment Systems, such as Zelle and Venmo, Soar in Popularity
  21. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Smartphone
  22. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry
  23. Open Banking May Revolutionize the World of Banking and Finance
  24. The Future of Banking, Credit Cards, Mobile Payments and Mortgages

FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry Statistics

  1. FinTech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Artificial Intelligence Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Investment & Securities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  4. U.S. Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  5. Global Credit Card Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  6. FDIC Insured Institution Statistics: 2nd Quarter 2021
  7. Employment in the Banking Industry, U.S.: 2015-July 2021
Companies Mentioned Include:
  • Apple Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Visa Inc
  • Fidelity Investments Inc
  • Intuit Inc
  • Stripe Inc
  • TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
  • Experian plc
  • KakaoPay Corp
  • IHS Markit Ltd

Complete Guide to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality From Plunkett Research 2022

May 15, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Almanac, 2022 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 and drinks to customers or provide lodging services to travelers. That is, they literally provide hospitality to their paying guests.

Consequently, we include restaurants of all types, as well as catering, cafeterias, coffee shops and bars or taverns. (However, we do not include the prepared foods sections of supermarkets.) On the lodging side of hospitality, we include hotels, motels, inns, resorts and hostels. In addition, we include cruise lines—a hospitality segment that is of growing importance to the global economy. Of course, many lodging businesses, such as hotels and cruise lines, also include restaurants, and more than a few include casinos, retail shopping areas or resort amenities.

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 978-1-62831-617-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-947-7 (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

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 6

Companies Profiled: 355

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry

  1. Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry
  3. McDonald’s and Other Fast Food Companies Reposition to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  4. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers
  5. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/Fast Fine)
  6. Food Trucks Enjoy a Boom
  7. Craft/Microbreweries Proliferate
  8. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals and Household Items to
    Customers’ Homes
  9. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  10. Retail Technologies Advance for Restaurant Online Ordering, along with Robotics and Automation
  11. Cruise Industry Rebuilds After the Coronavirus
  12. Small Cruise Ships Feature Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  13. River Cruise Lines Launched with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  14. Chinese Tourism Will Create Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries
  15. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as
    Certification Standards Emerge
  16. Luxury Hotel Chains Expanded Globally
  17. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers
  18. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels, to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options
  19. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  20. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, Vrbo and
    Many Global Competitors
  21. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  22. Hotel Mergers Enable Chains to Claim Market Share, Add Unique Properties
  23. Localization will Drive Hotel Features, Marketing
  24. Dog-Friendly Hotels Gain Market Share
  25. The Future of the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry

Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics

  1. Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Food Services and Drinking Places Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2014-2021
  3. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2019-4th Quarter 2021
  4. Consumer Food Price Indexes, Food Away from Home & Food at Home, U.S.: 1997-2020
  5. Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2017-2022
  6. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • UniPro Foodservice Inc
  • SYSCO Corporation
  • StoneX Group Inc
  • Reyes Holdings LLC
  • Performance Food Group Company
  • Inspire Brands Inc
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Burger King Worldwide Inc
  • Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits LLC
  • Sodexo Group

Complete Guide to the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

May 9, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Apparel retailing has always been a tough, highly competitive business, and many chains rise dramatically and then fail. The rising success of e-commerce in apparel retailing only makes the tough, highly nature of the business truer. Plunkett Research estimates the global retail clothing and footwear market at $2.2 trillion for 2022. This includes sales by ecommerce and other non-store retailing methods. One of the more interesting recent developments in apparel manufacturing has been a certain amount of reshoring.

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, Shoes & Textiles Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-618-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-922-4 (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

Pages: 494

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 375

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, shoes & 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. Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow
  14. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  15. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
  16. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models
  17. Fashion Rental Pioneered by Online Apparel Firm Rent the Runway
  18. Subscription Fashion Services, Including Stitch Fix, Target Consumers
  19. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes
  20. Disruption, Technology and the Future of the Fashion, Apparel and Shoes Business

Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics

  1. Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-February 2022
  3. Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2007-2021
  4. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2020-2021
  5. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2020-2021
  6. Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S.,
    All MFA Fibers: 2020-2021
  7. Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products
    & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2020-2021
  8. U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2015-2021
  9. Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2017-2022

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Walmart Inc
  • Koch Industries Inc
  • Target Corporation
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Seven & I Holdings Co Ltd
  • Nike Inc
  • TJX Companies Inc (TJ Maxx)
  • Zara International Inc
  • Inditex (Industria de Diseno Textil SA)

Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

May 3, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

On a global basis, spending on advertising is irrevocably linked to media, whether traditional media like broadcast radio, commercial television or daily newspapers. In recent years, ads on social media sites have been added to the media spending mix. Another important development has been the use of data mining and predictive analytics to study patterns of consumer media use in order to place ads, especially digital ads, in front of the best possible audience for a particular ad. Both the online audience and the level of sophistication in online advertising continue to increase dramatically as well.

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 Advertising & Branding Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-619-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-919-4 (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

Pages: 492

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

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 advertising & branding business including:

  1. Introduction to the Advertising and Branding Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Advertising & Branding Industry
  3. Agencies Face Both Evolving Client Needs and Vast Changes in Media
  4. Digital & Search Advertising Soar, Has Larger Market Share of U.S. Advertising Than TV
  5. Metaverse Provides Advertising Opportunities
  6. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Market
  7. Global Internet Market Tops 5.2 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  8. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  9. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  10. Embedded Advertising/Product Placement/Branded Entertainment and Marketing Soar
  11. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  12. Email Reigns as One of the Single Most Effective Advertising Tools
  13. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  14. Billboards Go Digital
  15. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising
  16. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  17. LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  18. Growth in China’s Ad Market
  19. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  20. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and
    Restaurant Orders
  21. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups/Disruption in Consumer Products and Cosmetics
  22. 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: 2014-2021
  3. Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies & Direct Mail Advertising: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  4. Employment in Advertising & Related Industries, U.S.: 1990-January 2022
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  6. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  7. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  8. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  9. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021
  10. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2016-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Walt Disney Company
  • Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
  • WarnerMedia (Warner Media LLC)
  • DirecTV LLC (DIRECTV)
  • ESPN Inc
  • Fox Corporation
  • Accenture Interactive Operations
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co Ltd
  • News Corporation
  • Hakuhodo Inc

Complete Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

April 20, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

To put the massive scale and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in perspective, consider the following: In a world of roughly 5 billion people with access to the internet (about two-thirds of the world’s population), about six times as many (29.3 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2023, 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-specific hardware, software and services worldwide was estimated at $250 billion for 2021 by Plunkett Research.

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) & Data Analytics Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-594-3 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-942-2 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 568

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 480

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) & Data Analytics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics Industry
  2. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Create Privacy and Security
    Issues
  3. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)/
    Open New Avenues for Hacking
  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 5.2 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) & Data Analytics Industry Statistics

  1. Internet of Things & Data Analytics Communications Industry Statistics and Market Size
    Overview
  2. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2016-2021
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2016-2021
  4. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2016-2021
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses:
    2016-2021
  6. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2016-2021
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2020-2022

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Apple Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Dell Technologies Inc
  • Hitachi Limited
  • Lenovo Group Limited
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Accenture plc
  • Cisco Systems Inc
  • Tech Data Corporation
  • Oracle Corporation

Complete Guide to the Cybersecurity Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

April 5, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Plunkett Research estimates spending on cybersecurity throughout the U.S. economy at $60+ billion for 2022, on a broad basis, including U.S. Government spending on cybersecurity during fiscal 2022, at $22+ billion. (In addition to U.S. federal initiatives focused specifically on cybersecurity, there are 18 separate federal organizations involved in intelligence—virtually all of which have an interest in cybersecurity, including the FBI and several units within the Defense Department.)

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 Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-631-5 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-956-9 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

  • Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
  • Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
  • Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
  • In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
  • Industry Glossary

Pages: 240

Statistical Tables Provided: 7

Companies Profiled: 147

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 Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud business including:

  1. Introduction to the Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Cybersecurity and Digital ID Industry
  3. Digital ID and Online Authentication Fraud Soars/Sophisticated Technologies and Databases Respond
  4. Why You Should Never Reuse Passwords/The Dark Web and Credential Stuffing
  5. Online Fraud/Payments Fraud Adapt and Evolve Continuously
  6. Network Anti-Fraud Technologies Advance, Including use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning
  7. Online Fraud Often Begins with New Account Setup or Account Takeover
  8. Voice, Face & Image Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  9. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Create Privacy and Security Issues
  10. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Open New Avenues for Hacking
  11. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  12. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Payment Systems, such as Zelle and Venmo, Soar in Popularity/Require Rigorous ID Verification
  13. Growth Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  14. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud Industry Statistics

  1. Cybersecurity, Digital ID, & Online Fraud Overview
  2. Cyber Crimes Types and Victims Affected, U.S.
  3. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2016-2021
  4. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  5. Computer Systems Design and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2014-2019
  6. Research Funding for Computer and Information Science Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2020-2022
  7. Computer and Mathematical Occupation Related Employment by Occupation, U.S.: May 2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Amazon.com Inc
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Cisco Systems Inc
  • Amazon Web Services Inc (AWS)
  • BAE Systems plc
  • Broadcom Inc
  • Experian plc
  • Juniper Networks Inc

Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

April 13, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac, 2022 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. Its sectors range from taxis to trucks, airplanes, trains, courier services, ships, barges, warehouses and logistics/supply chain 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 also being applied widely to the supply chain. In 2021, Plunkett Research estimated global transportation sector revenues of $4.9 trillion, or 6% of GDP.

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 978-1-62831-620-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-953-8 (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

Pages: 672

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 503

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. Coronavirus Effects: Supply Chains are in Crisis Mode/Massive Shortages of Workers and Services/Airlines Attempting to Recover
  3. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services Soar
  4. FedEx, UPS & DHL Compete in Global Shipping and Logistics/Amazon.com Begins to Fulfill its Own Shipping Needs
  5. Trucking Companies Focus on Driver Challenges, Regulatory Issues & Self-Driving Trucks
  6. Freight Railways Invest in Automation, Infrastructure and Safety
  7. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports & Silk Road
  8. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  9. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Light Rail and All Aboard Florida
  10. Ships Get Bigger and More Efficient
  11. Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels and Increased Shipment Volume
  12. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  13. Boeing and Airbus Compete for New Orders
  14. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  15. Airports Expand
  16. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  17. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  18. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real Time Traffic Information
  19. India’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Billions of Dollars in Construction
  20. Uber, Lyft 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)/Create Privacy and Security

Issues

  1. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and Logistics Systems
  2. 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. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Revenues: 2017-2020
  3. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Expenses: 2017-2020
  4. Top 50 Countries Providing U.S. Imports: 2014-2021
  5. Top 50 Countries Receiving U.S. Exports: 2014-2021
  6. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2021 System Scheduled Enplanements
  7. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 3rd Quarter 2020-3rd Quarter 2021
  8. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2041
  9. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-November 2021
  10. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2041
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Volkswagen AG (VW)
  • Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company (GM)
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW Group)
  • Stellantis NV
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Nissan Motor Co Ltd
  • United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)

Out Now for 2022 – Aerospace, Insurance and Wireless Industries

Out now! The latest editions of Plunkett Research, Ltd. industry almanacs. In each 2022 edition, you’ll find a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms for the following industries:

  • Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac 
  • Plunkett’s Insurance Industry Almanac
  • Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac

1.   Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry 2022  (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

A complete market research guide to the aerospace, aircraft, satellites and drones industry—for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research.  Features trends analysis, statistical tables and glossary.  Provides profiles of hundreds of leading aerospace, aircraft, satellites and drones industry firms worldwide, public and private, containing addresses and executive contacts.

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2. Plunkett’s Insurance Industry 2022 (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

Everything you need to know about the business of insurance and risk management—a powerful tool for market research, strategic planning, competitive intelligence or employment searches.  Includes trends analysis, statistical tables and profiles of more than 300 of the world’s leading insurance companies, containing addresses, phone numbers and executive names.


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3. Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry 2022 (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

​A complete market research guide to the wireless and smartphone telecommunications industry—for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research.  Features trends analysis, statistical tables and glossary.  Provides profiles of 330 leading wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID and cellular industry firms worldwide, public and private, containing addresses and executive contacts.

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Out Now for 2022 – Sports, Mid Market and Telecoms Industries

Out now! The latest editions of Plunkett Research, Ltd. industry almanacs. In each 2022 edition, you’ll find a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms for the following industries:

  • Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac 
  • Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies
  • Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac

1.   Plunkett’s Sports & Recreation Industry 2022 (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

A complete market research guide to the business side of sports, teams, marketing and equipment—a tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research.  Features trends, statistical tables and a glossary.  Includes profiles of the world’s top 350 sports industry firms and organizations, containing addresses, phone numbers and executive names.

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2. Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies 2022 (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

A business development tool for professionals, marketers, sales directors, consultants and strategists seeking to understand and reach middle market American companies, public and private.  It covers important business sectors, from InfoTech, to health care, to telecommunications.  The book also includes a glossary, as well as profiles of more than 500 leading US middle market companies, containing executive contacts and company phone numbers.


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3. Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry 2022 (Almanac, eBook and Online Research Center)

A complete market research guide to the telecommunications industry—a tool for strategic planning, competitive intelligence, employment searches or financial research.  Features our famous trends analysis, technologies, statistical tables and glossary.  Includes our profiles of the top 350 telecommunications companies worldwide, public and private, containing addresses, phone numbers and executive names.

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Complete Guide to the Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

March 4, 2021
HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report,  Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Almanac, 2022 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 that it might be easy to take them for granted and forget their importance as an industrial sector.  As items that are generally expected to be readily available in modern households, consumer products can take on a very broad definition.  At Plunkett Research, we consider the consumer products industry to include household products, soaps and cleansers, cosmetics and makeup, along with products for skin care, nail care and hair care. The global beauty products and personal care products market is estimated at $550 billion for 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 200 companies in the Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry.
Available Formats:
•    Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-626-1 (Available)
•    E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-931-6 (Available)
•    Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:
•    Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
•    Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
•    Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
•    In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
•    Industry Glossary
Pages: 330           
Statistical Tables Provided: 13
Companies Profiled: 220
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 & Services Industry    
2.    The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Consumer Products & Services Industry    
3.    Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups/Disruption in Consumer Products and Cosmetics     
4.    A Growing Middle Class in Emerging Markets Creates Vast New Opportunities for Consumer Products    
5.    Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share    
6.    LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers    
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.    Regis Dominates the Hair Salon Business/Product Sales Enhance Salon Profits    
14.    Blowout Bars Proliferate    
15.    Natural/Organic Consumer Products Attract Greater Market Share    
16.    Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity    
17.    Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural 
Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities    
18.    Market for CBD Is on the Rise    
19.    CBD Oil and Hemp Cultivation, Production and Distribution Challenges    
20.    The Future of CBD
    
Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Statistics
1.    Consumer Goods & Services Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview    
2.    Annual Consumer Price Index, 1950-2021, U.S.    
3.    Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2015-2020, U.S.    
4.    Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2020    
5.    Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2020    
6.    Consumer Goods & Services Retail Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2015-2020    
7.    U.S. Exports & Imports of Food: 2014-2021
8.     U.S. Exports & Imports of Beverages & Tobacco Products: 2014-2021    
9.    U.S. Exports & Imports of Apparel Products: 2014-2021    
10.    U.S. Exports & Imports of Paper: 2014-2021    
11.    U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceuticals & Medicines: 2014-2021    
12.    U.S. Exports & Imports of Soaps, Cleaning Compounds & Toilet Preparations: 2014-20    
13.    Consumer Goods & Services Industry Employment, U.S.: 2014-2021    
Companies Mentioned Include: 
•    Johnson & Johnson
•    Procter & Gamble Company
•    Unilever PLC
•    Bayer AG
•    LOreal SA
•    Rite Aid Corporation
•    Henkel AG & Company KGaA
•    A S Watson Group

 

Complete Guide to the Automobile Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

October 12, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac, 2022 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. Analysts at S&P Global Ratings forecast the global market at about 83 million units for 2021, after a very disappointing 77 million during 2020. In the U.S., the stock of new cars available through dealers was very low during 2020 and 2021, due to temporary COVID-related shutdowns of factories and a lack of critical components.

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 978-1-62831-602-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-924-8 (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-minutes video overview of this industry

Pages: 552

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 408

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Automobile Industry Introduction
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Automobile Industry
  3. U.S. Auto Manufacturers Ford, Chrysler and GM Compete Head-On with Volkswagen,
    Toyota and Honda
  4. U.S. Automobile Sales Show That Consumers Want Pickup Trucks and Crossovers
  5. Fuel Efficiency Continues to Improve
  6. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  7. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  8. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  9. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  10. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  11. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  12. China Becomes the World’s Largest Auto Market
  13. India Has a Significant Automobile Market, with Great Long-Term Potential
  14. Mexico Is a Leading Automotive Maker and Exporter
  15. Focus on Safety Improvements by Automakers
  16. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent Trans-
    portation (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 (Ride 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: 2018-2020
  10. Licensed Drivers, Vehicle Registrations & Resident Population, U.S.: 1960-2019
  11. Highest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2021 Model Year
  12. Lowest Fuel Economy by Vehicle Class: 2021 Model Year
  13. Gross Output in the Motor Vehicles & Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industries: Selected Years, 2013-2019
  14. Personal Transportation Expenditures, U.S.: 2013-2020
  15. Average Miles Per Gallon vs. Horsepower, U.S.: 1975-2019
  16. Motor Vehicle Traffic Accidents in the U.S. by Type of Vehicle & Person: 2010-2019
  17. Value of Imports of Vehicles to the U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2021
  18. Value of Exports of U.S. Vehicles: 2015-2nd Quarter 2021
  19. Occupational Employment and Wages for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: May 2020
  20. Employment in the Automobile Industry, U.S.: 2015-June 2021

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

Cable and Satellite TV Struggle with Cord-Cutting

In the race for media consumers, cable companies and satellite firms are losing subscribers, as viewers increasingly turn to the internet for video programming, a practice that is being to as “cord cutting,” when consumers drop cable or satellite TV subscriptions.  There are millions of “Zero-TV” households, in which video watchers see content on devices other than traditional TV, according to Nielsen.  In particular, people aged 25 or younger often do not own televisions, but watch programs solely on devices such as smartphones and tablets.  AT&T (which owns satellite service DirecTV) lost 6.19 million premium subscribers in the two-year period ending in October 2020, including 3.4 million in all of 2019.  Comcast Corp. lost 733,000 subscribers in 2019.

A significant challenge facing cable and satellite companies is programming costs.  Historically, they increased their subscription fees year after year in order to boost profits while covering increased costs.  Some programming is extremely expensive to produce, especially sports programming (due to immense licensing fees paid to the sports leagues), and the cable and satellite firms have been passing those higher costs on to their customers.

Cable and satellite firms, along with telecom companies, are fighting back with innovations such as Comcast’s xfinitytv.com, which includes the ability for subscribers to watch recent episodes online, on-demand.  AT&T U-Verse has a web site similar to Comcast’s xfinitytv.com, as well as an app that acts as a remote control and a digital video recorder.  In addition, it can download programming onto mobile devices for later viewing.  DirecTV’s remote-control app streams live TV programming and enables wireless devices to act as remote controls for TV viewing.  DISH Network offers an automatic ad-skipping feature called AutoHop.

Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods

A wide variety of services, technologies and strategies are now competing with conventional cash and credit cards for consumers’ payment needs.
Smartphones as Credit Card Terminals:  Smartphones are being used by merchants and service companies as credit card readers, thanks to technology from companies like Square.  Using a small scanner that plugs into a smartphone, users can process credit cards for a small fee.  Square, for example, makes a device that plugs into the earphone jack of an iPhone or iPad (as well as some other smartphones).  Square quickly developed into one of the world’s most innovative payments companies, adding many levels of tools and services for small business, including debit cards and marketing assistance.  Likewise, PayPal has an iPhone app with transactions for bank accounts or PayPal accounts.  The technology is a boon for small businesses that previously worked only on a cash or check basis.  For example, a plumber can get paid by credit card, on-the-spot, after completing a job.  Like Square, PayPal has also added numerous important tools for business.
Mobile Commerce: Payments via Smartphones (Digital Wallets):  The Google Wallet is an app that enables smartphones to be used to pay for goods and services by waving the phones across readers at checkout counters.  Related apps are available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.  Users with a Google Wallet account also are able to take advantage of Buy With Google icons on online shopping sites.  Google Wallet account holders simply log into Google, and then do not have to enter shipping addresses or credit card numbers that are already stored in Google Wallet.  Around the world, multiple other mobile payment systems compete with Google and Apple, including Alipay (which originated in China) and Paytm (which originated in India).
Payment via smartphone is fostered by the fact a vast number of consumers are already managing their banking and investment accounts on their phones, keeping tabs on account balances and making transfers as needed.  However, Americans have been slower than people in Asia and parts of Europe in adopting mobile payments.  Challenges include the facts that typical American smartphone users are wary of security issues, and there are already hundreds of millions of credit and debit cards in widespread use across the nation.  U.S. households are very comfortable with using debit cards for day-to-day purchases, and it has been difficult for wireless payment firms to change their habits.
There are also questions about the fees generated by using mobile phones as payment devices.  Every business involved in a transaction, from the credit card company to the smartphone service provider, wants a piece of the immense potential revenue.  On the other side of the transactions, many retailers and restaurants are anxious to control mobile payments themselves and reduce their transaction costs.
In the U.S., consumers were barely aware of the payment by smartphone concept until 2014, when Apple announced Apple Pay.  Apple Pay users wave their iPhones over sales terminals and their accounts are charged.  (Touchless payment features like this are highly desirable due to the Coronavirus.)  Money can also be sent by text message or by using Apple’s Siri voice-controlled assistant.  Banks pay Apple a tiny fraction of every transaction made.  The technology behind it, developed by Visa and MasterCard, replaces credit card information such as account numbers and expiration dates with unique series of numbers that validates the user’s identity.  Credit card accounts may be linked to Apple Pay by taking a photo of a card or manually entering card information.  Apple promises that credit card information will not be stored on iPhones or on the company’s servers.  The technology also works with the Apple Watch.  Apple has been growing rapidly in popularity on a global basis.
By working with existing payment networks such as MasterCard, Apple is seamlessly entering the payment market.  It doesn’t need to invent a new network or new technology.  It is simply adapting it into the iPhone and pushing it to its vast base of very enthusiastic Apple fans.  The recent introduction of the Apple Card credit card is a logical extension of its brand.
Digital wallets are also evolving to assist the rapidly growing number of consumers who make payments online.  For example, MasterCard offers MasterPass.  This service enables users to set up credit or debit card and shipping information in one secure electronic wallet.  Once a user has filled out a shopping cart at a participating online store, he or she then clicks the “Buy With MasterPass” icon, logs in, and completes the purchase and payment.  The intent is to increase convenience while reducing fraud. 
In China, the potential of the mobile payment market is staggering.  Social media giant Alibaba’s Alipay mobile payment system holds a major share of the Chinese market.  A number of other contenders are attempting to challenge Alipay’s hold, notably major gaming and social media firm Tencent’s Tenpay.  WeChat, a multi-service platform in China that has more than 1 billion users, offers a number of simple payment apps accepted by individuals and businesses throughout the country.

Introduction to the Travel Industry

¹ Video Tip

     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.  
The Coronavirus epidemic that began in 2020 had a dramatic impact on the travel and tourism industry, decimating traffic, deterring passenger and guest revenues and leading to immense financial challenges.  Many national governments stepped up with bailouts, loans and other financial support.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) found that the global travel and tourism industry supported 272 million jobs on a direct basis during 2020 (down from 334 million in 2019).  The industry generated $4.67 trillion in total (direct and indirect) global contribution to GDP (gross domestic product), down from $9.17 trillion in 2019.  Business travel spending was off 61%, while leisure spending was down 49.4%.
Many airlines around the world took bankruptcy during 2020, while others received massive government bailouts.  Unfortunately, those bailouts may not be anywhere near enough to keep some airlines in business.  Meanwhile, the entire industry has curtailed flights and announced massive employee layoffs.
While considering the devastating year that the travel industry had in 2020, it is worthwhile to look back at 2019, which was a boom year for virtually all travel sectors.  In most parts of the world, prior to the Coronavirus, hotels and resorts had been enjoying good to excellent occupancy rates, which enabled them to raise prices, while many new properties have been built or are under construction in promising markets.  Business travel had grown substantially in recent years, while leisure travel had been generally strong worldwide.  Nonetheless, when middle class consumers did take a vacation, it was generally on a carefully watched budget.  At the same time, affluent travelers were spending money freely on luxury hotels, resorts and experiences.
Prior to the Coronavirus, businesses were sending growing numbers of employees on trips, to conferences, company-wide events and client meetings.  At the same time, companies were keeping a tight rein on costs.  Corporate travel managers were negotiating reduced hotel and airfare rates, while relying on advanced software to help manage and track employees’ travel expenses.  A growing number of business travelers were relying on Airbnb.com as a lower-cost alternative to traditional hotels.
Airlines in many parts of the world were enjoying high occupancy rates and excellent profits.  Airlines are flying aircraft that are much more fuel-efficient than those of a few years ago, and they have streamlined operations in all departments so that their staff levels are more efficient  It is also vital to note one additional shift in airline strategy:  today, they rely heavily on fees for services such as checked baggage, seats with extra legroom and on-board food.  This contributed substantially to profitability.
Advanced new aircraft are bringing significant changes in the global airline industry.  For example, Boeing’s highly advanced 787 enables airlines to offer great enhancements to passenger comfort with extremely long intercontinental range, while the airlines benefit from a fuel efficiency boost of about 20%.  Airbus competes with similarly efficient, long-haul aircraft.
Perhaps more important was the spectacular demand from global airlines for single aisle planes to replace older models that are not particularly fuel-efficient.  Enormous numbers of such aircraft were on order from both Boeing and Airbus before the pandemic.
Discount airlines remain very important players in the U.S. as well as the rest of the world.  Outside the U.S., good examples include Cathay Dragon (formerly Dragonair) in China and Ryanair in Europe.  Norwegian Air Shuttle has been competing fiercely with low airfares from Europe to the U.S. and elsewhere.  However, the Coronavirus battered the company’s finances.  Meanwhile, legacy airlines (e.g. American Airlines and British Airways) are now competing head-to-head on price with discount airlines in many cases, typically for the least-desirable seats in economy class.
E-commerce continues to play an extremely important role in the travel sector, making booking convenient for consumers who want to compare costs and services across multiple airlines or hotel properties at once.
The cruise line business enjoyed solid growth before the Coronavirus pandemic.  Consumers saw cruises as high-value, all-inclusive package deals, and cruise ships were nearly full at all times.  Some of the newest ships, such as Royal Caribbean’s “Allure of the Seas” are among the largest passenger ships ever built.  However, it was one of the most severely impacted industries do to the pandemic, as rampant passenger illness on a handful of ships gained news worldwide, and virtually the entire industry was shut down for several months.

Introduction to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) spending worldwide was estimated at $37.4 billion for 2019 by analysts at IDC and is expected to grow to $100.1 billion by 2023.  This is an estimate on a broad basis that includes spending on software and services.  Stanford University estimates the U.S. market for AI on this basis at more than $17.6 billion for 2019.  Researchers at Gartner estimated that the global business value derived yearly from AI had already reached $2.6 trillion by 2020, while analysts at PwC estimated that AI’s contribution to the global economy could soar to $13.0 trillion by 2030.
In many ways, artificial intelligence (AI) is a logical extension of recent technology trends.  A combination of ever-more-powerful computer chips, cloud computing, continued miniaturization of devices such as sensors, and the growth of the big data/data analytics sector are major enablers of AI on what is now a cost-effective basis.
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.  For example, utilizing machine learning, Amazon.com pioneered the development of advanced software that learns from a shopper’s actions online and then makes product recommendations tailored to the individual.  In its early years, Netflix famously offered a $1 million prize to anyone who could engineer an algorithm that would learn from a subscriber’s movie rental habits in a manner that would increase the accuracy and usefulness of its online recommendation engine by 10%.  The more that Amazon or Netflix can display perfectly curated products for individual shoppers, the happier the consumer and the greater the amount of sales completed.  (Yes, Netflix paid off on this Progress Prize offer, selecting the work of a team of engineers that called themselves “BellKor’s Programmatic Chaos.”)
Search engines like Google and Bing utilize similar technology to serve up billions of dollars’ worth of online ads weekly to carefully-targeted readers of news, entertainment and data online.   These recommendation engines run in the background 24/7; they learn more and more as time goes by and interactions with consumers increase; they benefit from frequent, incremental improvements made by software engineers; and they make the owners of these technologies highly efficient, effective and profitable in their business operations.  
Today, Amazon’s incredibly popular cloud computing subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), offers the “SageMaker” tool to enable companies of all sizes to quickly build machine learning tools.  AWS also offers easy-to-deploy AI-based tools for speech recognition, image recognition personalization engines, face recognition, forecasting and much more.  Many other firms also offer rapid-deployment AI platforms so that institutions and corporations of all types to easily put AI to work.
Consider the implications of machine learning for critical industrial processes.  For example, airlines around the world spend hundreds of millions of dollars monthly on fuel.  Imagine the benefit, both financially and in terms of reduced carbon emissions, if the air transport sector can reduce fuel usage a mere five percent through the utilization of machine learning—determinizing the most efficient air routes in light of current weather, setting the optimum engine speeds for fuel efficiency and assigning the most efficient flight paths in and out of airports by computer-aided air traffic controllers.  Airlines will thereby reduce both total time in the air and total fuel burnt.  This is but one possibility from tens of thousands of potential applications—virtually all factory, supply chain, and transportation sectors can benefit through such uses of AI. 

Technologies that Have Deep Synergies with Artificial Intelligence
Big Data and Data Mining
Cloud Computing
Digital Assistants (Siri, Alexa, etc.)
Imaging and Facial Recognition
Predictive Analytics
Robotics and Automation
Semiconductors
Sensors and Wireless Networks
The Internet of Things (IoT)
Voice Recognition
Source: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

     How AI works:  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.  Amazon, for example, not only uses AI broadly in its online services, it is successfully applying it in physical retail stores.  Amazon operates several AI-assisted, brick and mortar convenience store called Amazon Go in major U.S. cities.  Customers may pick up drinks, snacks and prepared meals.  Shoppers scan an app on their smartphones when they enter the store, so that they can be properly identified as individual shoppers.  Cameras throughout the store track shoppers and note which products they have selected while totaling the cost.  The store runs without cashiers, utilizing electronic checkout and payment, while sensors based on AI determine which products were removed from the shelves by which customer, facilitating both checkout and restocking.  There is the potential for a very large rollout of these Amazon Go stores worldwide, with a UK launch possible in the near future.  Technologies refined in the Amazon Go stores may show up in stores at Amazon’s Whole Foods subsidiary, and in its specialty stores that sell books and electronics.  Based on the experience of Amazon and a few other pioneers, AI will have a very significant effect on the way we shop in stores.
One of the more promising advancements is called “deep learning.”  In 2014, Google spent nearly $600 million to acquire UK-based DeepMind, an intensive learning research group.  Deep learning is sometimes referred to in conjunction with phrases such as “machine learning” and “neural networking.”  The main point is that software can be trained by being constantly fed data, queried as to its meaning, and receiving feedback to its responses.  It is essentially training a machine to respond correctly to data of a given nature or to data within a given set of circumstances.

Industry Sectors with Significant Near-Term Benefits from Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
(The higher the amount, recency and frequency of data available, the more useful the outcomes from applying AI to such data. Health care is a perfect example, with vast amounts of patient and outcome data captured daily on a global basis.)
Health Care
=         Disease diagnosis and analysis of scans, samples, symptoms and imaging
=         Recommendations for optimum treatment
=         Drug development
Agriculture
=         Enhancement of the “Precision Agriculture” trend, for more effective irrigation, planting and harvesting
=         Prediction of weather and rain
Transportation
=         Providing traffic flow management
=         Enabling self-driving cars and trucks
=         Optimizing operations for aircraft, truck fleets, railroads and ships
Energy Efficiency and Production/Environmental Controls
=         Developing technologically-advanced “smart cities” and green buildings
=         Improving energy efficiency in air conditioning, lighting and other systems
=         Improving operations and outcomes at all types of energy production operations, from selecting better sites for drilling oil wells to gaining optimum output from windmills
=         Enhancing air and water quality monitoring and control
Manufacturing
=         Reducing plant downtime
=         Increasing efficient use of materials and personnel
=         Optimizing actions of robotic equipment
Financial Services
=         Better analyzing risk for insurance underwriting
=         Analyzing optimum investments for specific goals
=         Approving loans and controlling credit risk
Supply Chain
=         Optimizing timing of orders and shipping
=         Reducing inventory wastage and delays
Source: Plunkett Research Ltd.

Insurance Shifts Natural Disaster Costs onto Homeowners and Governments

Homeowner’s insurance underwriters in the U.S. have significantly restricted the extent to which they provide coverage. This trend began as a result of huge losses suffered due to disasters such as hurricanes. It is also a result of vast homeowner policy claims for mold damage, particularly in southern states. As a results, state governments are forced to move in to make up the difference.

After hurricane Andrew, Florida legislators attempted to utilize innovative ways to maintain the availability of homeowner’s insurance policies. They set up two state-sponsored insurers of last resort that provided windstorm coverage to homeowners who otherwise could not obtain wind coverage in the private market. Later, the state set a limit on the rates that could be charged for homeowner’s windstorm insurance, and established the Citizens Property Insurance Corp (CPIC) to cover homes for wind, hurricane and hail damage that insurance firms wouldn’t cover at the capped rates.

Meanwhile, the U.S. government runs the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NFIP provides flood insurance to millions of homes, many located in Texas and Florida.

In many cases, today’s homeowner policies have reduced the underwriters’ exposure for claims due to windstorm, mold, swimming pool liability, dog owner liability and losses due to fires in fire-prone areas. In addition, policies typically no longer provide guaranteed replacement of the home regardless of cost to the underwriter. This puts the burden on the homeowner to be aware of the costs of replacing the home and then making certain that the policy amount is adequate for replacement. It also increases premium costs for homeowners seeking to maintain full coverage.

Complete Guide to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

July 25, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Outsourcing was an approximately $575 billion global industry in 2020 (according to Plunkett Research estimates), with significant emphasis on three broad areas: 1) logistics, sourcing and distribution services; 2) information technology services; and 3) business process outsourcing (BPO) areas.

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. Another major sector in offshoring is contract manufacturing of 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 978-1-62831-610-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-945-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 514

Statistical Tables Provided: 9

Companies Profiled: 389

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  3. Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  4. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  5. Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  6. Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism, Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  7. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech

Development

  1. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in the Global Consulting Industry
  2. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  3. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along with Globalization
  4. Wage Rise Slows in China/Vietnam and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  5. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  6. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  7. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  8. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  9. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  10. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  11. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  12. The Future of Outsourcing & Offshoring

Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics

  1. Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Services Supplied to Foreign & U.S. Markets Through Trade & Through Affiliates: 1999-2019
  3. U.S. Trade in Services by Major Category: 2014-March 2021
  4. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2017-2019
  5. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2015-2018
  6. U.S. Trade in Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2013-2016
  7. Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2015-2019
  8. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2019-2020
  9. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2013-2020

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 Sports & Recreation Industry From Plunkett Research 2022

July 16, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Sports & Recreation Industry Almanac, 2022 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Sports are big business. Combined, the “Big 4” leagues in America, the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, bring in about $39 billion in revenue during a typical year. On a very broad basis, including related services, a reasonable estimate of the total U.S. sports and recreation market would be $552.8 billion yearly (and $1.5 trillion for the entire world).

When the astonishing variety of sports-related sectors is considered, a significant portion of the workforce in developed nations such as the U.S., UK, Australia and Japan rely on the sports industry for their livelihoods. Official U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures as of 2021 found that 479,900 Americans work in fitness centers, 28,700 in snow skiing facilities, 52,300 in bowling centers and 329,900 at country clubs or golf courses. In total, approximately 1.2 million Americans work directly in amusement, sports and recreation sectors. Another 61,300 work in the wholesale trade of sporting goods, and 271,900 in retail sporting goods stores. Sports, recreation and related supplies and services have been among the greatest new job engines over the past several years.

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 978-1-62831-609-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-951-4 (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: 530

Statistical Tables Provided: 12

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 sports & recreation business including:

  1. Introduction to the Sports & Recreation Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sports & Recreation Industry
  3. NFL (National Football League): The Biggest Money in U.S. Sports
  4. Broadcasting Fees, Digital Access and Investment Savvy Boost MLB (Major League
Baseball)
  1. NBA (National Basketball Association) Goes Global
  2. NHL (National Hockey League) Realigns
  3. Television Rights Contracts Bring in Lucrative Revenues for Major Sports Leagues
  4. Soccer (Football) Leagues in the U.S. and Europe Reap Significant Revenues and Sponsorships
  5. New Sports Stadiums Launched in the U.S./Stadium Sponsorships Offset Costs
  6. NCAA College Sports Are Big Revenue Earners/Student Athletes Eligible for Some Compensation
  7. PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tournaments Grow in International Markets/Golf Play Increases
  8. Fantasy Sports Post Growth, with 60 Million Players
  9. eSports: Electronic Games Become Spectator Sports
  10. Sports Betting Gains Traction with Online Betting
  11. Sports Equipment Manufacturers Offer the Latest High-Tech Advantages
  12. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  13. Sports Agents Are Indispensable/Sports Marketing Booms in China
  14. Sports Licensing Heats Up
  15. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  16. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech
Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  1. Aging Baby Boomers Will Cause Significant Changes in the Leisure Sector, Including Sports and Activity-Based Travel
  2. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  3. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  4. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  5. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  6. Sports Equipment and Social Media Converge
  7. 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. 2010-2020
  3. Global Sports Industry Revenues, 2019-2020
  4. Selected U.S. Sports Industry Revenues: 2014-2020
  5. Sports Industry, Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2019
  6. U.S. Spectator Sports, Performing Arts & Related Industries, Breakdown of Expenses: 2016-2019
  7. Estimated Annual Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, Inventories & Purchases, U.S.: 2011-2019
  8. Estimated Monthly Sporting Goods Stores Retail Sales, U.S.: 1992- March 2021
  9. Exports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2014-2020
  10. Imports of Sporting & Athletic Equipment, U.S.: 2014-2020
  11. Overview of the Media Contracts of the Four Big Sports Leagues
  12. Sports Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2017-2021

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

5G Is on Its Way

5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required

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The next big thing in wireless internet service is 5G technology.  The concept enables blinding download speeds from one gigabyte per second (Gbps), to perhaps as high as 10 Gbps.  Part of the appeal is 5G’s low latency (response time) of as little as one millisecond, compared to 4G’s 50 milliseconds.

Ultrafast 5G wireless service will be the critical backbone that will enable IoT on a vast scale.  Far beyond simply improving smartphone services, 5G will connect sensors and devices to networks, gathering data and enabling machine-to-machine communications at near instantaneous speeds.  For example, it will be of vital, real-time use in robotics and self-driving cars and trucks.

U.S. cellphone service providers have invested billions of dollars in enhancing their networks over recent years.  By 2020, 78% of U.S. cellphone users were on smartphones, according to Plunkett Research estimates, compared to only 61% in early 2013. 

Subscribers wanting 5G were initially limited to a small number of devices capable of using the service.  However, by 2021 5G had been rolled out, at least to some extent, in most major metro markets and was in use on a variety of devices.

All major wireless device makers are investing heavily in the design of 5G-capable handsets.  As services roll out to more and more cities worldwide, consumers’ demand for new handsets will accelerate and will generate tremendous new revenues for handset makers.

Despite these positives, 5G infrastructure faces a long and expensive rollout.  In a recent report, Deloitte Consulting estimated that U.S. conversion to 5G would require carriers to invest a combined $130 billion to $150 billion.  Other analysts believe that deployment of 5G (outside of urban areas with the highest population densities) will take more than 10 years due to the expense and the necessity of cooperation among carriers and local municipalities. 
 
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As Ships Grow, Ports and Canals Follow

Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels

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Competition is fierce among port facilities.  Giant new ships like the Triple-E require constant capital investment at ports that want to remain competitive.  Los Angeles and Long Beach together are investing more than $5 billion on infrastructure improvements to handle larger ships.  As part of the improvements, Long Beach is constructing Middle Harbor, a 321-acre container terminal that will be able to handle ships of up to 18,000 TEUs. 

Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe’s most vital port, has its own growth plans.  The port of Rotterdam is investing $12.4 billion to add 7.7 square miles more land to its facilities by dredging and filling, while building an array of new docks, warehouses, terminals and refineries.  Its eventual capacity will be 8.5 million TEUs per year. 

The Panama Canal completed a 10-year, multi-billion-dollar expansion in 2016.  The canal expanded from its former 108-foot wide locks with a third set of 180-foot wide locks.  According to the Panama Canal Authority, the project doubles capacity.  Ships that previously were forced to go around Cape Horn at the tip of South America in order to cross from the Pacific side of the Americas to the Atlantic side will be able to shave thousands of miles off their voyages by using the enlarged Panama Canal. 
 
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Complete Guide to the Consulting Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

June 30, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. recently announced an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac, 2021 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, technical, operations, management and business advisory services) will be an estimated $502 billion in 2021, according to Plunkett Research estimates. In the U.S., consulting of all types, including management, scientific and technical, generated $295.9 billion during 2020, up from $284.5 billion the previous year.

The Coronavirus pandemic dampened budgets and spending at many types of corporations, government agencies and other enterprises. Some consulting projects were postponed or reduced. At the same time, however, consultants who work in the areas of ecommerce, online systems, employee systems, HR, cybersecurity, strategy, supply chain and other areas may have seen booming business. Going forward, structural changes in business, industry, education and government will certain opportunities for many types consultancies that can deliver a true return on investment along with innovative ways to cope with rapid change.

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 978-1-62831-573-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-917-0 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 358

Statistical Tables Provided: 4

Companies Profiled: 238

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Consulting Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Consulting Industry
  3. Consulting in Emerging Nations/The Offshoring of Consulting Projects
  4. Management Consulting and Consulting to Major Corporations
  5. Consulting to Governments/U.S. Federal and State Consulting Contracts
  6. Federal Government Consulting Contracts Are Massive in IT, Defense & Facilities
  7. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/Computer Operations Consulting
  8. Trends in Manufacturing, such as Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), Lead to Collaboration and Consulting-Like Services
  9. Consulting Firms Accept Assignments with Contingency Fees
  10. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services
  11. Accounting Firms Taking Large Market Share of Consulting Contracts
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Major Corporations and Organizations Develop Internal Consultants and Seek Outside Clients
  14. Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments
  15. Consultancies Position Themselves to Serve Global Markets and Multinational Corporations
  16. Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting
  17. BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are such as Law and Accounting Are Outsourced/Call Centers Become More Sophisticated
  18. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Is Replacing Human Workers
  19. 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.: 2015-2020
  3. Management Consulting Companies: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2019
  4. Consulting Industry Employment, U.S.: 2015-March 2021

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

Food Trucks set to Outlast Coronavirus

Food Trucks Enjoy Boom but Are Challenged by the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The recent boom in food trucks is largely attributed to a shift in urban consumer taste and a rise of food industry entrepreneurs around the time of the Great Recession (late 2007 to mid-2009).  With the help of social media, food trucks went from constructions site fixtures to staples of urban dining. 

As a food industry business, food trucks also offer a low-investment alternative to store fronts with easier, walk-up access and a lot of operational flexibility.  As a result, food trucks are often owned by groups typically less represented in restaurant ownership, such as minorities, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ entrepreneurs. 

In 2020, food trucks were estimated to have brought in $1.24 billion in revenue (down due to the Coronavirus pandemic).  As established components of the urban food landscape, food trucks are expected to see continued growth over the long term. Food trucks have also taken on extremely unique aspects that sometimes escape brick-and-mortar restaurants, especially large national chains.  Many see food trucks as integral components of a community and are even cited by cities as part of tourism campaigns.

The Coronavirus pandemic has been exceptionally hard on food trucks.  Some food truck operators have adapted by setting up outside hospitals and other essential businesses or going into neighborhoods for quick pick-up or delivery.  An app set up by the National Food Truck Association has also been a great benefit to food truck operators by making it easier for them to connect with customers.  Even with the advantages however, food trucks are still suffering as a result of Coronavirus-related public health restrictions and are likely to be hit as hard as many other small businesses.
 
For everything you need to know about the Food Industry companies, see: Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac 2021

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Job Seeking After Coronavirus

The Long-Term Effects of the Coronavirus Will be Challenging to Job Seekers

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

As of January 2020, the unemployment rate in America was 3.6%.  However, by March 2020, the Coronavirus changed everything with amazing speed, causing the unemployment rate to soar to about 15%.  Many formerly excellent jobs were permanently lost.  By February 2021, the unemployment rate had dropped to 6.2%.  This was partly the result of people being re-hired or finding new jobs.  Unfortunately, however, it was also the result of millions of people giving up and leaving the workforce, and therefore no longer being counted among those looking for jobs.

It is vital for a job seeker to understand which industries offer the best opportunities, as well as how to best apply for a job online, how to conduct research that will help him or her to shine during an interview and how to create an effective list of prospective employers.

It is also important for job seekers to face the fact that locale has a lot to do with the unemployment rate.  There is wide variance in the unemployment rate from state to state and city to city. 

For everything you need to know about major trends affecting job seekers with Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of American Employers 2021

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Complete Guide to the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs From Plunkett Research 2021

June 16, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Education, both at higher and lower levels, is one of the largest activities in the world (in terms of employees, expenditures and consumers—that is, students). However, somewhat similar to the health care sector, education’s expenditures, quality of output and ultimate results vary widely from nation to nation, and from place to place within nations.

In total, global public and private spending on education (K-12 through higher education) is expected to be equal to about 5.8% of GDP, or $4.9 trillion for 2020. These numbers are Plunkett Research estimates. (On a worldwide basis, this makes the education sector somewhat smaller than the health care sector.)

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 978-1-62831-571-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-916-3 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 248

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

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, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs business including:

  1. Introduction to the Education, EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on Education
  3. Corporate Training and Adult Education Markets Continue to Grow Worldwide
  4. Tuition Assistance for Employees Is Spent at Online Universities
  5. Education in Emerging Nations Faces Unique Challenges
  6. A Wide Range of Software to Enhance Learning and Improve Education’s Cost-Effectiveness Is Offered by Large Firms and Startups Alike
  7. Adaptive Learning Technology Adjusts Classroom Pace to Each Individual Student’s Ability
  8. Innovative Companies Score Big Successes in Adult and Leisure Learning Online
  9. Affordable Degrees Are Served Up Online and in Hybrid (“Blended Education”) Models
  10. Charter Schools Post Growth, Create Controversy as Traditional School Alternatives
  11. Technology and the Internet Enable Virtual Schools, Ranging from Virtual Public Charter Schools to Online Universities
  12. The Internet Enables the Flipped Classroom, Pioneered by Khan Academy Tutorials
  13. MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses: Startups Seek Elusive Profits
  14. U.S. and U.K. Universities Serve Up Education to Foreigners/Private Schools Grow Rapidly Outside the U.S.
  15. Gamification: Games Technology Boosts Education and Training
  16. The Future of Education

EdTech (Education Technology) & MOOCs 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.: 1964-2019
  4. U.S. Population Age 25 and Older, by Educational Attainment: 1940-2020
  5. PreK-12th Grade Student Enrollment, By School Level & Race/Ethnicity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1995-2019
  6. Number & Percent Distribution of Public Elementary & Secondary Students & Schools, By Traditional or Charter School Status & Selected Characteristics: 2000-2001 & 2018-2019
  7. Total & Current Expenditures Per Pupil in Public Elementary & Secondary Schools, U.S.: Selected Years, 1919-2020
  8. Total Fall Enrollment in Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions, U.S.: 1967-2019
  9. Average Annual Costs for Full-Time Undergraduates at Degree-Granting Post-Secondary Institutions: 1969-2020
  10. Educational Services Industry Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2020
  11. Employment in Education Occupations, U.S.: May 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Complete Guide to the Real Estate & Construction From Plunkett Research 2021

June 10, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac, 2021 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. As of early 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Labor estimated that 7.0 million Americans were employed in the construction industry (down from 7.3 million at the beginning of 2019, and down significantly from a peak of 7.6 million in 2007). The agency also estimated that 1.7 million Americans were employed in the real estate industry as of early 2021 (essentially unchanged from 2020). Unfortunately, the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 created many challenges in the real estate sector.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-570-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-915-6 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 626

Statistical Tables Provided: 20

Companies Profiled: 477

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

Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics

  1. Real Estate & Construction Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Selected Construction Industry Revenue by Industry Sector, U.S.: 2016-2020
  3. Value of U.S. Private Construction Put in Place: 2014-2020
  4. Value of U.S. Public Construction Put in Place: 2014-2020
  5. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the U.S.: 2019-2020
  6. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed

Securities by Holder: 2012-2020

  1. Commercial, Residential & Farm Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2012-2020
  2. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2012-2020
  3. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1985-2020
  4. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1985-2020
  5. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1965-2020
  6. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 2001-2020
  7. Homeownership Rates by Age of Householder, U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2020
  8. Average Sales Prices of New Homes Sold in U.S.: 1963-2020
  9. Median & Average Sales Price of New Single Family Homes by Region, U.S.: 1990-2020
  10. New Single Family Homes Sold by Region, U.S.: 1985-2020
  11. New Single Family Homes Sold by Type of Financing, U.S.: 1989-2020
  12. Rental & Homeowner Vacancy Rates by Area, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2020
  13. Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2016- February 2021
  14. Miscellaneous Real Estate & Construction Industry Employment, U.S.: 2016- February 2021

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

Complete Guide to the Engineering & Research Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

June 02, 2021

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

The U.S. continues to lead the world in terms of total investment in research and development, at about $598 billion during 2021, down from $608 billion one year earlier. However, it ranks behind many other industrialized nations in terms of R&D as a percent of GDP. 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. Officially, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates 1.52 million people working in architectural and engineering services as of February 2021.

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: 978-1-62831-569-1 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-914-9 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 658

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 475

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Engineering & Research Industry
  2. A Short History of U.S. Industrial Research & Development
  3. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Engineering & Research Industry
  4. R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  5. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Research, Development and Engineering Grow Along With Globalization
  6. Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) Adds Value to Contract Electronics Manufacturing
  7. The State of the Biotechnology Industry Today
  8. From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  9. Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  10. Number of Patent Applications Remains High/Patent Laws Change
  11. 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing), Rapid Prototyping and Computer Aided Design
  12. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  13. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continues/Fuel Cell Cars Enter Market
  14. Electric Cars and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEVs) to See Massive New Investments by Auto Makers
  15. Major Research and Advancements in Lithium Batteries/Tesla and Panasonic Operate the Gigafactory
  16. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard
  17. Supercomputing Hits 442.0 Petaflops/IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  18. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  19. Private, Reusable Rockets Launch Commercial Satellites, Lowering Costs
  20. Technology Discussion—Synthetic Biology
  21. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  22. HPTP Thermoplastics, Thermoset and Engineered Plastics Enable Advanced Products/Nanocomposites Offer the Ultimate in Advanced Materials
  23. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics

Engineering & Research Industry Statistics

  1. Engineering & Research Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Quarterly Engineering & Research Industry Revenues, U.S.: 2020
  3. Engineering & Scientific Research & Development Services: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2019
  4. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  5. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  6. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for National Defense, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Health and Human Services, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Space Flight, Research & Supporting Activities, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  9. NASA Budget Appropriations & Projections: 2019-2025
  10. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  11. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  12. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  13. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  14. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021
  15. U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Budget: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  16. Research Funding for Biological Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation:
  17. Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  18. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  19. Domestic U.S. Biopharmaceutical R&D & R&D Abroad, PhRMA Member Companies: 1985-2019
  20. Top 30 U.S. Patent Recipient Organizations: 2020
  21. The U.S. Drug Discovery & Approval Process
  22. Employment in Engineering Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: 2017-February 2021
  23. Employment in Life & Physical Science Occupations by Business Type, U.S.: May 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Complete Guide to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality From Plunkett Research 2021

May 25, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Almanac, 2021 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 and drinks to customers or provide lodging services to travelers. That is, they literally provide hospitality to their paying guests.

Consequently, we include restaurants of all types, as well as catering, cafeterias, coffee shops and bars or taverns. (However, we do not include the prepared foods sections of supermarkets.) On the lodging side of hospitality, we include hotels, motels, inns, resorts and hostels. In addition, we include cruise lines—a hospitality segment that is of growing importance to the global economy. Of course, many lodging businesses, such as hotels and cruise lines, also include restaurants, and more than a few include casinos, retail shopping areas or resort amenities.

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 978-1-62831-568-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-913-2 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 480

Statistical Tables Provided: 6

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. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Global Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry
  3. McDonald’s and Other Fast Food Companies Reposition to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  4. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers
  5. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/Fast Fine)
  6. Food Trucks Enjoyed a Boom but Were Challenged by the Coronavirus Pandemic
  7. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes
  8. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  9. Retail Technologies Advance for Restaurant Online Ordering, along with Robotics and Automation
  10. Cruise Industry Market Was Strong But Faces Tremendous New Challenges
  11. Small Cruise Ships Feature Adventure, Luxury, Intimacy or Access to More Places
  12. River Cruise Lines Launched with Low Capital Investment and High Fares
  13. Chinese Tourism Will Create Growth Opportunities for the Cruise and Hotel Industries
  14. Ecotourism, Sustainable Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Volunteerism Grow as
    Certification Standards Emerge
  15. Luxury Hotel Chains Expanded Globally
  16. What Millennials and Mobile-Savvy Consumers Want as Tourists and Travelers
  17. Hotels Target Young Customers with Strategies Ranging from Micro Rooms and Hostels, to Hip Hotels that Encourage Mingling to Fitness Options
  18. Hotels Adopt Smartphones and In-Room Tablets to Deliver Services, Speed Check-In and Replace Room Keys
  19. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway
    and Many Global Competitors
  20. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs)/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: 2013-2020
  3. Estimated U.S. Accommodation Sector Quarterly Revenues: 2018-4th Quarter 2020
  4. Consumer Food Price Indexes, Food Away from Home & Food at Home, U.S.: 1997-2019
  5. Restaurant and Hospitality Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2016-2021
  6. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Complete Guide to the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

May 13, 2021

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

Apparel retailing has always been a tough, highly competitive business, and many chains rise dramatically and then fail. Retail fashion merchandising is a vast challenge (witness the recent ups and downs of retail giant The Gap). Just-in-time inventory, driven by highly computerized supply chain management systems, is now an immense asset to major retailers. Nonetheless, price pressure from major discounters like Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl’s can keep profit margins thin at stores that sell moderately priced apparel. Some of the most successful retail chains are those that focus on niche markets with special tastes and needs.

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, Shoes & Textiles Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-567-7 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-912-5 (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: 468

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 346

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, shoes & textiles business including:

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

Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics

  1. Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-February 2021
  3. Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2006-2020
  4. Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2019-2020
  5. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2019-2020
  6. Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S.,
    All MFA Fibers: 2019-2020
  7. Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products
    & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2019-2020
  8. U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2014-2020
  9. Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2018-2021
  10. Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2016-2021

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

AI Boosts Pharma R&D

Pharmaceutical R&D Improves with Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

The use of AI and robotics is helping to speed the discovery and development of new pharmaceutical materials and chemicals, as well as repurpose existing drugs.  Massachusetts based startup Kebotix (www.kebotix.com), uses a combination of AI and robotics to speed the development process and reduce costs.  Deep Genomics (www.deepgenomics.com), another startup, uses AI to search for oligonucleotide molecules to treatments of genetic diseases such as neurodegenerative and metabolic disorders.  Yet another new company, Atomwise (www.atomwise.com), uses neural networks to analyze big data for its drug discovery process. Meanwhile, Pharnext (www.pharnext.com) puts AI to work to find ways to leverage existing drugs into better treatments, alone or in combination.

AI and machine learning have also been vital to the development of Coronavirus vaccines and in tracking the spread of the virus.  AI’s ability to analyze staggering amounts of data and conduct simulations around the clock exponentially sped the creation of vaccines and virus therapies.  The virus has proven to many researchers that AI is a valuable tool for identifying signals to point the way towards successful treatments.
 
For everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning companies, see: Plunkett’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Advertising & Branding Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

May 10, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac, 2021 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 because the final cost of advertising for any organization includes creative and agency costs; local branding and marketing efforts; public relations; 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 online advertising. Even these numbers are often educated guesses. Estimates of ad spending may include spending at both local and national media outlets, as well as spending on internet media via paid search and online ads.

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 978-1-62831-566-0 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-911-8 (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: 448

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 312

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. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Advertising & Branding Industry
  3. Agencies Face Both Evolving Client Needs and Vast Changes in Media
  4. Digital & Search Advertising Soar, Has Larger Market Share of U.S. Advertising Than TV
  5. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Market
  6. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  7. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  8. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  9. Embedded Advertising/Product Placement/Branded Entertainment and Marketing Soar
  10. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  11. Email Reigns as One of the Single Most Effective Advertising Tools
  12. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  13. Billboards Go Digital
  14. Location-Based Services (LBS) Enhance Smartphones and Mobile Advertising
  15. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  16. LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  17. Growth in China’s Ad Market
  18. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  19. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  20. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups/Disruption in Consumer Products and Cosmetics
  21. Consulting Firms Acquire Digital Advertising Agencies, Extending Their Marketing Services

Advertising & Branding Industry Statistics

  1. Advertising & Branding Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Advertising Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2013-2020
  3. Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies & Direct Mail Advertising: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2014-2019
  4. Employment in Advertising & Related Industries, U.S.: 1990-January 2021
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  6. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  7. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  8. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  9. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  10. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020

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 Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

May 3, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

To put the massive scale and potential of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in perspective, consider the following: In a world of roughly 5 billion people with access to the internet (about two-thirds of the world’s population), about six times as many (29.3 billion) objects will be connected to the internet by 2023, 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 $742 billion for 2020 by analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC), and will reach $1.1 trillion by 2023.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-591-2 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-910-1 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 558

Statistical Tables Provided: 8

Companies Profiled: 395

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) & Data Analytics business including:

  1. Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics Industr
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry
  3. Smart Cities Utilize Sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Increase Efficiencies/The
    Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Potential
  4. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  5. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, Intelligent
    Transportation (ITS) and Real Time Traffic Information
  6. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and
    Development Worldwide
  7. Introduction to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry
  8. A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the State of the Industry Today
  9. The Pros & Cons of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
  10. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Revolutionize Supply Chain and
    Logistics Systems
  11. Voice and Face Recognition Change the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  12. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  13. Industrial Robots and Factory Automation Advance Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  14. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  15. The Future of Transportation and Supply Chains: Massive Investments in Infrastructure, Mobility Services and Hyperloop
  16. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  17. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  18. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed
    and Wireless
  19. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  20. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  21. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt
    Technologies
  22. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  23. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market
    Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  24. 5G Wireless Networks to Rollout Worldwide, Enabling the Internet of Things (IoT)/Massive Investments Required
  25. CyberSecurity Challenges for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  26. The Internet of Things (IoT) in Factories, Robotics and Equipment
  27. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Home
  28. Hot Fields Within Computers, Hardware and Software Include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry Statistics

  1. Internet of Things & Data Analytics Communications Industry Statistics and Market Size
    Overview
  2. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2014-2019
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  4. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2014-2019
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2014-2019
  6. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Coronavirus and the Aerospace Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry
 
Full coverage of the Aerospace Industry: Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!
 
Plunkett Research now provides complete coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries, via both our industry almanacs and our Plunkett Research Online system.
 
The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 vastly shifted habits of businesses and consumers alike.  For airlines, passenger numbers plummeted all over the world.  According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), global airlines were expected to lose a collective $84 billion in 2020.  Airline passenger volumes dropped 95% in April 2020 during the worst of the crisis.  While airline travel had rebounded to some degree by late 2020, numbers remained very depressed, and financial losses were the norm.  Airline companies have drastically reduced total numbers of flights and retired older aircraft.  In countries around the world, governments stepped up to subsidize airlines, but the support will be finite.

In the U.S., many airlines conducted major layoffs, starting October 1, 2020, when earlier federal financial support from the CARES Act of 2020 came to an end.  American Airlines announced plans to cut 19,000 jobs at that time, including thousands of pilots and about 8,100 flight attendants.  United Airlines cut about 13,000 employees.  In addition, thousands of employees at airlines in the U.S. took voluntary retirement or schedule reductions.  This pattern was repeated around the world.

A number of airlines declared bankruptcy in the early months of 2020.  Britain’s Flybe entered administration (a practice similar to bankruptcy) in March 2020, as did Trans States Airlines and Compass Airlines in the U.S. Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration in April 2020 while Columbia’s Avianca and Chile’s Latam Airlines filed for bankruptcy in May.  Aeromexico filed in July.  Watch for further bankruptcies as the slow travel market continues for years to come.
 
Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.

Plunkett’s products save time and effort when you need competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, or industry trends analysis. We cover such vital industry sectors as health care, financial services, retailing, entertainment, energy and information technology.
 
For everything you need to know about the global Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones sector, see: Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

April 26, 2021

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

The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020-21 had a significant effect on the entire transportation and supply chain sector worldwide. Among the hardest hit sectors was the airline industry, due to plummeting passenger ticket sales. Logistics, supply chain, shipping and railroads have been affected in varying ways, depending on which of their customers you are considering. Ecommerce has been booming, as online firms like Amazon became the preferred places for many consumers to shop. This means that local delivery services, ecommerce warehouses and many other types of transportation services that support ecommerce are booming.

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 978-1-62831-565-3 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-909-5 (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: 658

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 484

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. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry
  3. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
  4. FedEx, UPS & DHL Compete in Global in Shipping and Logistics/Amazon.com Begins to Fulfill its Own Shipping Needs
  5. Trucking Companies Enjoy Dominant Market Share, Focus on Driver Challenges and Regulatory Issues
  6. Freight Railways Invest in Infrastructure and Safety
  7. China Makes Immense Investments in Railroads, Highways, Airports & Silk Road
  8. High Speed Passenger Trains, Including Maglev, Advance in China and Europe
  9. U.S. Passenger Train Projects Receive Funding, Including Light Rail and All Aboard Florida
  10. Ships Get Bigger and More Efficient
  11. Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels
  12. Discount Airlines Compete with Legacy Airlines, but the Differences Are Beginning to Blur
  13. Boeing and Airbus Lose Orders
  14. New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines
  15. Airports Expand
  16. New Technologies Show Promise for Port and Airport Security
  17. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  18. Wireless Information Systems Surge Ahead in Vehicles: Telematics, ITS and Real Time
    Traffic Information
  19. India’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Billions of Dollars in Construction
  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. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Revenues: 2017-Q3 2020
  3. U.S. Transportation & Warehousing Industry Expenses: 2016-2019
  4. Top 50 Countries Providing U.S. Imports: 2013-2020
  5. Top 50 Countries Receiving U.S. Exports: 2013-2020
  6. U.S.-Canadian Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2019-2020
  7. U.S.-Mexican Border Land-Freight Gateways: Number of Incoming Truck or Rail Container Crossings: 2019-2020
  8. Truck Transportation Industry, U.S.: Estimated Truck Inventories: 2015-2019
  9. Top 10 U.S. Airlines & Airports Ranked by 2020 System Scheduled Enplanements
  10. Quarterly U.S. Scheduled Service Passenger Airlines Financial Reports: 3rd Quarter 2019-3rd Quarter 2020
  11. Total Scheduled U.S. International Passenger Traffic, U.S. Commercial Air Carriers: 2010-2040
  12. Air Carrier Traffic Statistics, U.S.: 1996-November 2020
  13. U.S. Airline Passenger Activity: 2010-2040
  14. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  15. Transportation Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-2020

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

Complete Guide to the Food Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

April 13, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Food Industry Almanac, 2021 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 2020 totaled about $9 trillion, according to Plunkett Research estimates, or about 10% of the world’s GDP. Global food exports totaled about $1.5 trillion. 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 978-1-62831-563-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-907-1 (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: 686

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 494

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 Coronavirus’ Effect on the Food & Beverage Industry
  3. The State of the Food Industry Today
  4. Genetically Modified (GM) Seeds and Crops Planted in Dozens of Nations/Agribio R&D Investment Is High
  5. Genetically Modified (GM) Foods Prompt Controversy, Labeling and Legislation
  6. Cloning of Farm Animals/Meat and Cheese Substitutes Developed/3-D Printed Food Appears
  7. Selective Breeding, Mutagenesis and Gene-Editing, including CRISPR, as Alternatives to GM Seeds
  8. Obesity Sparks Government, School and Corporate Initiatives/Snack Foods Get Healthier/Taxes on Unhealthy Foods
  9. Organic Food Sales Continue Global Growth/Locally Sourced Foods and Farm to Table Increase in Popularity
  10. McDonald’s Repositions to Adapt to New Consumer Tastes and Robotics
  11. Demand for Home Grocery Delivery Service Such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh Soars
  12. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Customers’ Homes
  13. Precision Agriculture Technologies (AgTech), Farm Robotics, GPS and Irrigation Market Grows Worldwide/Hi Tech Greenhouses
  14. Drones Provide New Tools for Precision Agriculture
  15. Aquaculture Gains Major Fish Supply Market Share
  16. Packaging Technology Improves/Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola Boost Packaging Sustainability
  17. Retail Technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advance for Store Checkout and Restaurant Orders
  18. RFID Drives Inventory Management Evolution
  19. Walmart Still Dominates the Retail Industry, but Invests in Web Presence to Battle Amazon
  20. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  21. Consumers Drive a Revolution in the Food Industry, Demanding Fresher, More Natural Foods, Creating both Pain and Opportunities
  22. Food Waste on the Rise/Recycling Efforts Underway
  23. Wages for Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality Workers
  24. Fast Food Faces Stiff Competition from Casual Dining Restaurants (Fast Casual/ Fast Fine)
  25. Food Trucks Enjoy Boom but Are Challenged by the Coronavirus Pandemic
  26. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals
  27. 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.: 2017-October 2020
  4. Gross Output in the Food & Beverage & Tobacco Product Manufacturing Industries, U.S.: Selected Years, 2013-2019
  5. Global Area of Biotech Countries: 2019
  6. Income Statement for U.S. Farm Sector: 2017-2021
  7. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  8. Direct Government Payments to U.S. Farms: 2015-2021
  9. Average Farm Operator Household Income & Assets, U.S.: 2016-2021
  10. Value Added to the U.S. Economy by the Agricultural Sector via the Production of Goods and Services: 2015-2020
  11. Summary of U.S. Agricultural Trade Projections: Fiscal Years 2019-2030
  12. Total U.S. Agricultural Commodity Exports & Imports, Top Ten Countries: 2016-February 2021
  13. Food Industry Employment, U.S.: 2016-January 2021
  14. Food Preparation and Serving Related Employment and Wage Estimates by Occupation, U.S.: May 2019
  15. World Supply & Utilization of Major Crops: 2017-2020
  16. World Supply & Utilization of Major Animal Products: 2017-Apr 2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Streaming Services Here to Stay

Streaming Apps Services Dominate

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Netflix.com is the largest movie and TV show rental site in the world, with more than 195 million subscribers in over 190 countries as of late 2020. Operating on a business model dramatically different from those of cable TV channels, Netflix has become a true web-based entertainment platform, highly competitive with traditional cable networks and systems.

In an effort to attract consumers who are not willing to pay for traditional cable and satellite subscriptions, many companies are offering stripped-down packages with limited programing.  Some of these services are cable- or satellite-based, but many are delivered only via the internet.  These services are offered by top cable, satellite and media firms including CBS, DIRECTV, Hulu, Netflix, DISH and HBO. 

The competition is already intense, and others may jump into the fray.  Business models and offerings are evolving rapidly as providers attempt to establish market share and attain profitability on these platforms.  Ampere Analysis reported that almost 75% of U.S. households had more than one streaming service as of late 2018, compared to 59% in 2016.
 
For everything you need to know about Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media companies, see: Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Almanac 2021

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Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-557-8
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-900-2
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Complete Guide to the Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

April 6, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Almanac, 2021 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, consumer products can take on a very broad definition. At Plunkett Research, we estimate the U.S. market for barber, hair, beauty and nail salons, as well as diet centers, spas and similar personal services, at $50.3 billion for 2020, to grow to $79.1 billion by 2027.

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 978-1-62831-559-2 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-906-4 (Available)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 332

Statistical Tables Provided: 14

Companies Profiled: 221

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 & Services Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Consumer Products & Services Industry
  3. Online Marketing, Social Media and Ecommerce Enable Startups and Disruption in Consumer Products and Cosmetics
  4. A Growing Middle Class in Emerging Markets Creates Vast New Opportunities for Consumer Products
  5. Amazon Continues to Boost Its Market Share
  6. LOHAS-Socially Conscious Consumers Create Challenges and Opportunities for Advertisers and Marketers
  7. Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Consumer Products Lines Compete for Growth
  8. Private Label Brands Grow in Share of Total Store Sales
  9. Diverse Selling Techniques Boost Direct Marketers and Non-Store Sales
  10. Super Beauty Stores Combine Shopping with Personal Care Services
  11. Up and Coming Independent Beauty Products Firms Snapped Up by Major Players
  12. Social Media Spurs Beauty Products Sales Among Millennials and Teens
  13. Beauty Products Firms Target Unique Needs of Diverse Consumers Worldwide
  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
  19. Market for CBD Is on the Rise
  20. CBD Oil and Hemp Cultivation, Production and Distribution Challenges
  21. The Future of CBD

Consumer Products, Cosmetics, Hair & Personal Services Industry Statistics

  1. Consumer Goods & Services Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1945-2020, U.S.
  3. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2014-2019, U.S.
  4. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2019
  5. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2019
  6. Consumer Goods & Services Retail Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2014-2019
  7. Consumer Goods & Services Retail Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through October 2020
  8. U.S. Exports & Imports of Food: 2013-2020
  9. U.S. Exports & Imports of Beverages & Tobacco Products: 2013-2020
  10. U.S. Exports & Imports of Apparel Products: 2013-2020
  11. U.S. Exports & Imports of Paper: 2013-2020
  12. U.S. Exports & Imports of Pharmaceuticals & Medicines: 2013-2020
  13. U.S. Exports & Imports of Soaps, Cleaning Compounds & Toilet Preparations: 2013-2020
  14. Consumer Goods & Services Industry Employment, U.S.: 2012- Dec. 2020

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

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Each of these hedge funds tries to establish a unique competitive advantage through such artificial intelligence-driven computer systems. These AI systems are designed to continuously learn and to hopefully improve investment returns over time. Innovative companies in this field include Quantitative Investment Management LLC and Teza Capital Management LLC.
 
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Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: December 2020Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-556-1
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-899-9
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