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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

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

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. 
 
For everything you need to know about the Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry companies, see: Plunkett’s Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics Industry Almanac 2021


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See more information about the online edition here.
 
Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: May 2021Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-591-2
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-910-1
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As Ships Grow, Ports and Canals Follow

Ports and Canals Expand to Accommodate Larger Vessels

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

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. 
 
For everything you need to know about the Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry companies, see: Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 2021
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See more information about the online edition here.
 
Also available in Almanac Editions.
Publication Date: April 2021Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-565-3
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-909-5
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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

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

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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Publication Date: April 2021Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-563-9
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-907-1
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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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Publication Date: March 2021Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-564-6
eBook ISBN:  978-1-62831-908-8
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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.
 
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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

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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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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

Hedge Funds Embrace AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powers Hedge Fund Investment Strategies

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While algorithms are being used by FinTechs to offer asset management at very low fees to everyday investors, a much more sophisticated trend is emerging at hedge funds that service some of the world’s largest investors.  Mathematicians, statisticians and experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence at select hedge funds are operating massive investment software and data platforms that seek to maximize investment returns with split-second timing. 

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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Wind Power Looks to Soar

Wind Power

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In 2019, wind generated 2.5% of America’s electricity production according to the U.S. Department of energy (DOE).  By the end of 2019, America’s cumulative wind generating capacity had reached 105,591 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The DOE reported that by 2030, wind could supply as much as 20% of the country’s electricity.

In the U.S., wind projects benefit from tax credits and subsidies from government.  As of the beginning of December 2020, existing law stated that wind power’s production tax credit (PTC)  would not be available for projects on which construction began in 2021 or later.  It remained to be seen when or how PTC might be extended under a renewables-friendly Biden administration.

Meanwhile, wind power installation in Europe and Asia has been progressing at a strong pace.  Global wind generation cumulative capacity reached 622 gigawatts in 2019, up from 564 gigawatts in 2018 and 515 gigawatts in 2017, according to BP.  China had the highest total capacity installed with 210 gigawatts, followed by the U.S. with 103 gigawatts and Germany with 61 gigawatts.

More information on developments in wind turbine technology, offshore wind farms, and the future of wind energy can be found in our recently published industry almanac!
 
For everything you need to know about Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy companies, see: Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac 2021

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Coronavirus and the Automobile Industry

All You Need to Know About Covid’s Impact on the Automobile Industry
 
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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 had a profound effect on the global automobile industry.  Vast shifts in where and how people work, as well as travel habits, are impacting automotive usage, sales, maintenance, production and development.
More than ever, car and truck drivers are shopping for their vehicles online.  Extremely low interest rates are enabling dealers to offer very low monthly payments.
While business travel has plummeted, many consumers are taking their vacations close to home.  Consequently, some consumers are investing in new cars, while other drivers are investing in timely maintenance of their vehicles, keeping them road-worthy so that travel can be made by car, truck or RV rather using airlines.
Automotive factories have reopened after the initial shutdown in the spring of 2020, with extensive new safety protocols in place.  Absenteeism may be a problem if workers cannot find childcare or are worried about contracting the virus.
 
Plunkett Research, Ltd. is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Both our Plunkett Research Online and our 2021 Industry Almanacs feature coverage of the Coronavirus’s effects on specific industries. Our research reports and online subscription service are used by the world’s top corporations, consultants, universities, libraries and government agencies.
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Complete Guide to the Green Technology Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

March 24, 2021

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

The phrase “green technology” generally refers to the application of advanced systems and services to a wide variety of industry sectors in order to improve sustainability and efficiency.  These improvements could include:  reduction of waste, spoilage and shrinkage; improvement of energy efficiency and energy conservation; creation of systems that are energy self-sustaining; the reduction of carbon emissions; a reduction in toxic waste and the emission of toxic gasses such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs); creation of products that are biodegradable; enhancement of water conservation and water quality; and promotion of the reuse and recycling of materials of all types. Plunkett Research estimates the global green tech sector for 2020 at approximately $4.5 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 250 companies in the Green Technology Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-562-2 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-905-7 (Available Now)
  • Plunkett Research Online (Subscribers)

Key Features Include:

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

Pages: 392             

Statistical Tables Provided: 24

Companies Profiled: 235

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

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

Green Technology Industry Statistics

  1. GreenTech Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                                                
  2. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                         
  3. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2019                                    
  4. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000- December 2020   
  5. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2019                                     
  6. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2017-2050                             
  7. Estimated Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) for New Electricity Generation by Energy Source   
  8. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2013 vs. 2019                                          
  9. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019                                
  10. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors, U.S.: 2013-2019                                                                                                                                                           
  11. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2013-2019                                                                                                                                                           
  12. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- October 2020                                               
  13. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- October 2020                                                    
  14. Light Bulb Comparison                                                                                                                       
  15. Global Area of Biotech Crops by Country: 2019                                                                                
  16. Federal R&D Funding by Character of Work and Facilities and Equipment, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                                                                                                                                                           
  17. Federal R&D Budget & Distribution by Agency, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                                  
  18. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021                           
  19. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                                   
  20. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Basic Research, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                      
  21. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Transportation, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                      
  22. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Agriculture, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021                            
  23. Federal Funding for Research, by Agency & Field of Science & Engineering, U.S.: Fiscal Year 2019
  24. Top 40 Patenting U.S. Universities: 2019                                                                                          

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • ABB Ltd
  • Clipper Windpower LLC
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • Applied Materials Inc
  • Xylem Inc
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc
  • SkyPower Limited

Shopping and Selfcare in One with Super Beauty Stores

Super Beauty Stores Combine Shopping with Personal Care Services

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Retailers such as Ulta Beauty, Inc. and Sephora offer wide varieties of beauty products, cosmetics, skin care products and perfumes in addition to services such as makeovers.  Prestige brands such as Lancome and Clinique are offered as are mass-market brands like Maybelline and CoverGirl.

Super beauty stores also offer startup beauty product brands a forum and exposure they are unlikely to get at department stores or beauty supply stores.  As opposed to department stores, these beauty retailers offer a wider variety of products and perks such as loyalty programs, beauty classes and in-store events, all focused on the beauty needs of consumers.

Sephora offers carefully curated brands, including independent brands, emerging brands, classic brands and the company’s own SEPHORA COLLECTION brand.  The Sephora PRO Team is an elite group of makeup artists hand-picked for their skill, creativity and ability to inspire others via education in the form of demonstrations, makeovers and beauty tips. 

Ulta is one of the largest one-stop beauty retailers of both prestige and mass market beauty products, as well as and salon products and salon services.  Every Ulta store offers a full-service salon combining hair and beauty services with the sale of a wide range of salon hair care products.  In some locations, Ulta offers facial services and “brow bars” for eyebrow waxing, tinting and shaping. 

Meanwhile, department store Saks Fifth Avenue hopes to compete with super beauty stores by moving at least some of its cosmetics departments to locations upstairs and adding treatment rooms and spa services. Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Barney’s department store chains are also testing major changes and enhancements to their cosmetics marketing. Watch for major changes in store layouts and practices going forward.

For everything you need to know about Retail companies, see: Retail Industry Almanac 2021

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Mid-Size U.S. Employers Almanac From Plunkett Research 2021

March 2021

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

The Coronavirus epidemic of 2020-2021 altered the employment landscape dramatically. Large numbers of outstanding companies were forced to lay off employees due to both a rapid decline in revenues and uncertainty about the future. Hardest hit were the entertainment, retail and travel sectors. At the same time, some surprising parts of the economy were badly hurt. For example, most health care services, from dentists’ offices to surgery centers, saw big declines in employment, as many closed their doors, at least temporarily, to non-emergency patients. By the beginning of 2021, many of these jobs in health care had come back. Employment in some of the hardest sectors had recovered to some extent as well. Many types of manufacturers were reporting difficulty in finding new hires. Nonetheless, a very high number of people remained on unemployment.

At Plunkett Research, we believe that consumer habits will change at least for the mid-term, and in many ways permanently, as a result of this global pandemic. The trend towards shopping via ecommerce means more jobs in website management, logistics, warehousing and delivery services (but fewer jobs in retail stores). On-demand delivery of groceries and meals will remain strong. Companies that provide services that support online education will continue to grow 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 500 companies for Mid-Size Employers and names top trends affecting job seekers for the mid term.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-564-6 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-908-8 (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: 620

Statistical Tables Provided: 10

Companies Profiled: 509

Geographic Focus: US

Price: $379.99

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

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

Employment Statistics

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

Research: 7 Keys for Job Seekers

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

Complete Guide to the E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

March 2021

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

The global internet audience continues to grow steadily, with the worldwide base of broadband internet users (including fixed and wireless) standing in excess of 4.9 billion as 2021 began. This vast base of high-speed internet users encourages businesses to innovate in order to offer an ever-evolving array of online services. Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, even groceries have moved into the fast lane, as online grocery and household product sales are growing quickly while consumers enjoy same-day delivery options. The most powerful trends on the internet include access via smartphones, the migration of entertainment, including TV programming, to streaming services, as well as technologies based on software-as-a-service in the cloud.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-561-5 ISBN (Available Now)
  • E-book: 978-1-62831-904-0 ISBN (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: 656

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 491

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the E-Commerce & Internet Business
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the E-commerce & Internet Business
  3. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  4. Amazon Continues to Boost its Market Share
  5. Retailers Offer Expedited Delivery to Compete with Amazon
  6. Package and Food Delivery by Drone
  7. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  8. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  9. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  10. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  11. China Is the World’s Largest E-commerce Market and Continues to Boom
  12. India Is the New E-Commerce Battle Ground
  13. Overview of the Social Media Industry
  14. Social Media Generates Billions of Dollars in Global Online and Mobile Ad Revenues
  15. Digital Advertising Soars, Has Larger Share of U.S. Advertising Market Than TV
  16. Programmatic Ad Buying Dominates the Digital Media Market
  17. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) Continue Strong Growth in Bookings/Hotels Fight to Keep Control of the Customer
  18. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in the Music Industry, but Digital Sales Slow
  19. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 34.3 Million Subscribers
  20. Overview of the Mobile Apps Industry
  21. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle With Cord-Cutting
  22. Streaming Apps Services Dominate
  23. Quality of Care and Health Care Outcomes Data Are Available Online, Creating a New
    Level of Transparency
  24. The Internet, Smartphones and ATMs Replace Bank Branches and Tellers
  25. Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
  26. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  27. Demand for Home Grocery Delivery Service Such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh Soars
  28. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
    Business Models
  29. Fashion Rental Pioneered by Online Apparel Firm Rent the Runway
  30. Smaller Satellites (SmallSats and CubeSats) and Low Earth Orbit Revolutionize Telecommunications
  31. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway
    and Many Global Competitors
  32. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  33. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  34. Subscription Fashion Services, Including Stitch Fix, Target Consumers
  35. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes

E-Commerce & Internet Business Industry Statistics

  1. Ecommerce & Internet Business Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & Ecommerce: 1st Quarter 2011-3rd Quarter 2020
  3. Ecommerce Related Services Quarterly Revenue, U.S.: 2018-2019
  4. U.S. Retail Trade Sales, Total & Ecommerce: 2017-2020
  5. Total & Ecommerce Sales for Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses, By Merchandise Line, U.S.: 2017-2020
  6. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  7. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  8. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  9. Amazon.com, Inc. Annual Sales & Income: 2014-2020
  10. eBay Annual Statistics: 2015-2020
  11. Employment in Ecommerce & Internet-related Fields, U.S.: 1999-2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Xaxis
  • Instacart
  • 1-800-Flowers.com Inc
  • EarthLink LLC
  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • Renren Inc
  • About Inc
  • Embarcadero Technologies Inc
  • Vodafone Group plc
  • Rakuten Inc

Smartphones, Fintech, Mobile Payments

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

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

A wide variety of services, technologies and strategies are now competing with conventional cash and credit cards for consumers’ payment needs.
            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.  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. 
            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.  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 was difficult for wireless payment firms to change their habits until the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic forced consumers’ hand.

For everything you need to know about Banking, Mortgages & Credit companies, see: Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Advanced Tech Boost Oil and Gas Mapping

Seismic Mapping Gains from Advanced Technologies

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

The oil field services industry has benefited enormously from its ability to harness new technologies.  Both onshore and offshore, the use of advanced seismic technologies and horizontal drilling with pinpoint accuracy have dramatically improved drilling results.
 
Geophysicists are using high-powered computer workstations to analyze seismic data in three-dimensional, color-coded views that show oil- and gas-producing structures never seen before.  Drilling success rates are up substantially. 

Much of the research and development (R&D) investment that is moving the oil and gas industry ahead occurs in the laboratories and engineering offices of the oil field services firms, rather than at the exploration and production companies.  Once oil field services firms create new hardware, software or downhole tools that have promise, they are then able to sell these tools and services to oil companies large and small.

For everything you need to know about Energy & Utilities companies, see: Energy & Utilities Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

March 2021

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

The penetration of digital technology into all aspects of life is no better represented than in the adjustment of work arrangements through the sharing economy. A sometimes-misunderstood term, the “sharing economy” is a system of peer-to-peer exchanges or rentals facilitated through a digital intermediary. Closely intertwined with the sharing economy is an expansion of “gig” and freelance work through digital platforms.  These platforms allow increased access to services and workers in ways not seen before.  Plunkett Research estimates the size of the global sharing economy at $129.3 billion for 2019 with the industry expected to grow to $335 billion by 2025. 

Key Findings:

  • Plunkett Research analyzes the top trends changing the industry, and provides in-depth industry statistics.  In addition, this publication profiles the top 150 companies in the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry.

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-558-5 (Available)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-903-3 (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: 234             

Statistical Tables Provided: 5

Companies Profiled: 157

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Sharing & Gig Economy Industry                                      
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Sharing & Gig Economy                                   
  3. The Sharing & Gig Economy’s Effect on Employment, Work Life and Careers
  4. Gig Workers/Drivers’ Rights & Employment Status Evolve                              
  5. Repairs, Errand-Running, Pet Walking and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Evolve                                                                                                                
  6. Sharing Economy Gains Market Share in Travel with Online Sites Like Airbnb, HomeAway and Many Global Competitors                                         
  7. Private Jet Sharing and Rentals Grow                                                               
  8. Uber and Didi Dominate the Car on Demand (Ride Hailing) Industry              
  9. Self-Driving, Autonomous Cars Receive Massive Investments in Research and Development Worldwide                                                                           
  10. Bicycle Sharing Grows in Major Cities, But Finances Are Challenging              
  11. Demand for Home Grocery Delivery Service Such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh Soars                                                                                                        
  12. Meal Kits from Firms like Blue Apron Make It Easy to Prepare Home-Cooked Meals                                                                                                                 
  13. Grubhub, DoorDash and Others Deliver Restaurant Meals to Homes             
  14. Fashion Rental Pioneered by Online Apparel Firm Rent the Runway              
  15. Shared Spaces for Co-Living and Co-Working Face Challenges                        
  16. Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting Opportunities                                                                              
  17. The Future of the Sharing Economy and Gig Workforce: Regulation, Benefits, Licensing
    and Soaring Growth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sharing & Gig Economy Industry Statistics

  1. Sharing and Gig Economy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview           
  2. Ride-Hailing Services Adoption Demographics, U.S.: 2015 vs. 2018                   
  3. Persons Not in the Labor Force and Multiple Jobholders by Sex, U.S.: 2019-2020                                                                                                                     
  4. Share of U.S. Adults Performing Gig Work: 2019                                                
  5. U.S. Gig Workers, by Age and Activity: 2018                                                       

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • GLAMSQUAD Inc
  • Care.com Inc
  • FreshDirect LLC
  • HomeAway Inc
  • Trueblue Inc
  • Parking Panda Corp
  • Doctor On Demand Inc
  • Wingz Inc

Drones Can Make Life Safer, Cheaper

Drones Save Time and Money in Safety Inspections and Insurance Adjusting

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Drones are being used by insurance companies to conduct inspections for underwriting and claims adjusting.  Images recorded by drones can cover far more territory in a short period of time than human adjusters, and they are particularly useful in the aftermath of disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes, when insurers are swamped with claims.  Companies that have adopted the use of drones include State Farm, AIG, Liberty Mutual, Allstate, Travelers, USAA and Nationwide.

Meanwhile, a wide range of uses for drones are emerging in public safety and industrial safety.  Drones are finding specialized uses in police patrols and traffic control, while industrial firms can use drones to monitor the safe operation of pipelines, construction sites, power lines, solar farms and windmill installations.

For everything you need to know about Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones companies, see: Plunkett’s Aerospace, Aircraft, Satellites & Drones Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

February 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. Formally Plunkett’s InfoTech industry Almanac, you will find a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

The InfoTech industry is a truly globalized sector. Asia has grown to be one of the top spots worldwide for IT expenditures, research and manufacturing. Computer technology research, the development and manufacture of components and the assembly of completed systems have grown quickly in the labs and manufacturing plants of China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, among other nations. Computer services continue to move offshore quickly, particularly to the tech centers of India. Asian technology brands are very powerful, including Asus, Samsung and Lenovo. Meanwhile, the leading U.S. brands, including Apple and Dell, have most of their equipment manufactured in state-of-the-art factories in Asia.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-560-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-902-6 (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: 636

Statistical Tables Provided: 13

Companies Profiled: 468

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction to the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Computers, Hardware & Software Industry
  3. Hot Fields Within Computers, Hardware & Software Include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  4. Supercomputing Hits 442.0 Petaflops/ IBM’s Watson Expands Commercial Applications for Big Data
  5. Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) Point the Way to the Future
  6. Growth in Big Data Supported by Expansion of Cloud Computing and Predictive Analytics
  7. Wi-Fi Enables Wireless Traffic Growth, Including the Internet of Things (IoT)
  8. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  9. Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Gains Traction
  10. Streaming Apps Take Over TVs
  11. Electronic Health Records (EHR) Digitize Patient Data at an Accelerating Pace
  12. Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  13. Computer Chips with 7-Nanometer Density/Advanced Chips Are Required to Power the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  14. Breakthroughs Achieved in Quantum Computing
  15. Voice and Face Recognition Changes the Wireless World, Enhanced Through Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  16. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  17. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  18. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M to Boom, Enhanced by Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  19. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Deep Learning and Machine Learning Advance into Commercial Applications, Including Health Care and Robotics
  20. IT Consulting/Software Consulting/Computer Operations Consulting
  21. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities for the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  22. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  23. The Future: Pervasive Computing and Complete Mobility Will Be Standard

Computers, Software, Hardware & Technology Industry Statistics

  1. Computers, Hardware & Software Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  3. U.S. InfoTech Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2019-2020
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2015-2020
  5. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  6. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2011-3rd Quarter 2020
  7. Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  8. Value of Computers & Electronic Products Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories & Orders by Industry, U.S.: 2012-October 2020
  9. Exports, Imports & Trade Balance of Computers & Electronic Products, U.S.: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  10. Exports & Imports of Telecommunications Equipment, U.S.: 2014-3rd Quarter 2020
  11. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  12. Computer Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-October 2020
  13. InfoTech Employment, U.S.: 2001-October 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Adobe Systems Inc
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Gateway Inc
  • Omron Adept Technologies Inc
  • TeamViewer AG
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Rocket Software Inc
  • Western Digital Corporation
  • Sega Sammy Holdings Inc

Medication Made Custom to You

Patients’ Genetic Profiles Plummet in Price as DNA Sequencing Technologies Advance

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Scientists now believe that nearly all diseases have at least some genetic component. The understanding of human genetics is hoped to lead to breakthroughs in therapies for many illnesses.  Organizations worldwide are experimenting with personalized drugs that are designed to provide appropriate therapies based on a patient’s personal genetic makeup or their lack of specific genes.

DNA sequencing was first achieved in 2001 at a cost of about $100 million per genome (one patient’s entire genetic makeup).  As of 2019, prices had fallen to between $200 and $1,500, depending upon the extent of the sequence provided.  In addition, some companies offer testing of a small, select group of genes within a patient at very modest prices.  The genome sequencing market is led by Illumina, Inc., a San Diego, California-based company.  Competitors include PierianDX (which acquired Tute Genomics in late 2016), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Complete Genomics and BGI, formerly the Beijing Genomics Institute.

The scientific community’s improving knowledge of genes and the role they play in disease is leading to several different tracks for improved treatment results.  One track is to profile a patient’s genetic makeup for a better understanding of a) which drugs a patient may respond to effectively, and b) whether certain defective genes reside in a patient and are causing a patient’s disease or illness.  Yet another application of genetic profiling is to study how a patient is able to metabolize medication, which could help significantly when deciding upon proper dosage.  Since today’s widely used drugs often produce desired results in only about 50% of patients who receive them, the use of specific medications based on a patient’s genetic profile could greatly boost treatment results while cutting costs.

For everything you need to know about Health Care companies, see: Plunkett’s Health Care Industry  Almanac 2021
 

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Coronavirus and the Future of Job Seeking

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

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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 the end of September 2020, the unemployment rate had dropped to 7.9%.  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. A large part of the preparation requires meaningful research into prospective employers and the industries in which they operate. 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 affect job seekers, see: The Almanac of American Employers 2021

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Complete Guide to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

January 26, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning will create vast changes in nearly all segments of business and industry over the mid-term. The effect of AI on consumers and households is already in broad evidence, although the people benefitting from such technologies may not be aware of the process or the significance of what’s going on around them. Simply put, AI and machine learning work by finding patterns in data. The larger the pool of data, the more observable the patterns and the better the accuracy and outcomes of the machine learning process. 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.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-592-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-901-9 (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: 536

Statistical Tables Provided: 11

Companies Profiled: 379

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

This feature-rich book covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning business including:

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

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning Industry Statistics

  1. Artificial Intelligence Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Quarterly Revenue: 2019-2020
  3. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue, Inventories & Expenses: 2015-2020
  4. Software Publishing Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2015-2020
  5. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Revenue & Expenses: 2015-2020
  6. Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services Industry, U.S.: Estimated Selected Expenses: 2015-2020
  7. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 1st Quarter 2011-3rd Quarter 2020
  8. Research Funding for Engineering, U.S. National Science Foundation: Fiscal Years 2019-2021
  9. Internet Access Technologies Compared
  10. Artificial Intelligence Related Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2015-September
    2020
  11. Artificial Intelligence Related Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, U.S.: May 2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

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

Mobility Services a Challenge to Insurers?

Gig Economy and Self-Driving Cars Pose Insurance Challenges and Underwriting Opportunities

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

    Transportation industry analysts believe that, over the mid- to long-term, more and more consumers are expected to switch to “mobility services” and will forgo car ownership in favor of ride-hailing services and car sharing services. This has profound implications for the future of the automobile insurance industry. 
    Consequently, insurers are scrambling to devise policy options that cover drivers (or riders, which may include paying passengers) in a wide variety of transportation scenarios.  Insurance coverage for ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft currently rely on different auto polices depending on the circumstances of an accident. The Holy Grail for insurance companies will be the ability to sell more expensive and more comprehensive policies to these drivers for Uber and similar firms. However, Uber and similar drivers are on limited budgets and may be resistant to higher operating costs.
    There are business opportunities for insurance startups that hope to serve the ride-hailing market. Allstate subsidiary Arity is working to analyze staggering amounts of telematics (digital automobile trip records) data on personal driving habits to help develop such insurance options for the future. Zego, for example, brokers third-party liability insurance for food and package couriers working in Britain. In the U.S., Uber offers insurance coverage to a number of its drivers through major insurance companies. French long-distance carpooling provider BlaBlaCar works through insurance industry giant AXA.
    While ride-hailing poses challenges to insurers, self-driving vehicles are even more complicated to insure. Some experts believe that self-driving cars will reduce accidents. This may create significant drops in revenues for insurance underwriters. This will drive insurance industry innovation and force insurance firms to create new types of products aimed at multiple types of consumers:  traditional car owners, makers of self-driving vehicles and the software and other technologies that guide them, ride-hailing firms such as Uber, and individual consumers who want better personal coverage when they are riding in vehicles that they do not own.

For everything you need to know about Automobile companies, see: Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

January 12, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media 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 had a devastating effect on parts of the entertainment and media industry—specifically those that require in-person attendance. At the same time, it caused remote, streaming viewing of entertainment and content of all types to soar.

America continues to be the world’s largest media market. Plunkett Research estimates that, broadly measured, total U.S. communications and media spending was $1.9 trillion in 2020. The U.S. entertainment and media industry spans multiple sectors, from America’s 10,900 FM radio stations, to the 1.3 billion movie tickets sold yearly in American theaters.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-557-8 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-900-2 (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: 562

Statistical Tables Provided: 17

Companies Profiled: 393

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 Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media business including:

  1. Introduction to the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry
  3. Streaming Apps Take Over TVs
  4. Online Games Compete with Consoles
  5. DVR Market Evolves/Time-Shifting Hurts Advertisers
  6. Apple’s iTunes Set the Standard in Digital Music Downloads, but Digital Sales Slow
  7. Pandora and Spotify Lead in Streaming Music Via Internet Radio but Face Challenge from Apple Music/SiriusXM Tops 34.3 Million Subscribers
  8. New Video Game Console Technologies and Features Boost Sales
  9. Cable and Satellite TV Struggle with Cord-Cutting
  10. Streaming Apps Services Dominate
  11. Telecom Companies, Including AT&T and Verizon, Compete Fiercely Against Cable in the
    TV, Internet and Telephone Market
  12. Television Ads Evolve to Face New Challenges, Formats and Online Competitors
  13. Movie Attendance Plummeted/Film Studios Release Directly to Streaming Services
  14. China and India Expand Film and TV Production Activity
  15. Global Internet Market Tops 4.9 Billion Users/Ultrafast Broadband Expands, both Fixed and Wireless
  16. Entertainment-Based Retailing, including Power Towns
  17. Newspapers and Magazines Rely on Digital Editions and Apps
  18. Virtual Worlds Provide Revenue for Games Publishers
  19. Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and 3-D Games Create Opportunities in the Tech Industry/Immersion Games to Grow
  20. Global Mobile Apps Revenues Hit $85.5 Billion Yearly
  21. Embedded LTE Wi-Fi and Onboard Apps Incorporated by Auto Makers in New Car Infotainment Systems
  22. Digital Assistants Include Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home/Alexa and Similar Software Power Third-Party Developers
  23. Overview of the Electronic Games Industry
  24. The Future of Entertainment, Media and Publishing: Disruption, Portability and Consumer Control

Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Statistics

  1. Entertainment, Movie, Publishing & Media Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Estimated U.S. Information & Entertainment Sector Revenues by NAICS Code: 2015-2020
  3. Estimated U.S. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Services Sector Revenues
    by NAICS Code: 2015-2020
  4. Personal Consumption Expenditures for Recreation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2012-2019
  5. Newspaper Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  6. Periodical Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  7. Book Publishers: Estimated Sources of Revenue, Inventories & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  8. Motion Picture & Video Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2020
  9. Sound Recording Industries: Estimated Sources of Revenue, U.S.: 2015-2020
  10. Radio Networks & Radio Stations: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.:
    2015-2020
  11. Television Broadcasting: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  12. Cable & Other Subscription Programming: Estimated Sources of Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  13. Internet Publishing & Broadcasting & Web Search Portals: Estimated Revenue & Expenses, U.S.: 2015-2020
  14. Number of Business & Residential High Speed Internet Lines, U.S.: 2015-2020
  15. Estimated Export Revenue for Information Sector Firms, U.S.: 2015-2019
  16. Employment & Earnings in Selected Entertainment & Media Occupations, U.S.: May 2019
  17. Employment in Selected Information & Entertainment Industries, U.S.: 2015-September 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • American Greetings Corporation LLC
  • Disney Media Networks
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Live Nation Entertainment Inc
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc
  • Activision Blizzard Inc
  • Dolby Laboratories Inc
  • Kerzner International Limited
  • Netflix Inc
  • SoundCloud Limited
  • Pro Publica Inc

Flying in Style, Inside and Out

New Aircraft Designs Offer Greater Passenger Comfort/More Efficient Engines

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

An important selling point in new passenger aircraft, whether built by Airbus or Boeing, is comfort.  Changes in seat configuration, window size and cabin climate are all key elements when buying new planes.  However, the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 will negatively impact the sale of new aircraft for years to come.

At Boeing, for example, the new 787 Dreamliner offers a new, patented eight-seats-across configuration in economy class. Boeing and Airbus both have improved in-flight cabin humidity levels.  Airbus’ new A350 XWB has the ability to achieve 20% humidity while the Dreamliner offers 15%.  Windows on new aircraft models are significantly larger, as much as 65% bigger than those on older planes.  Meanwhile, increased entertainment and relaxation features will be featured in new aircraft at many airlines. 

Aircraft propulsion systems are also undergoing significant improvements. The next generation of jet engines will soon be commercialized, as the global airline industry has set high goals for fuel consumption reduction. Pratt & Whitney has designed an engine called PurePower PW 1000G that promises double-digit reductions in fuel use and emissions. Franco-American joint venture CFM International is working on a revolutionary design, an “open rotor” concept—something like the open propellers on non-jets, with exceptional weight savings and efficiency.

For everything you need to know about Airline, Hotel & Travel companies, see: 
Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2021

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  • Biotechnology & Drugs Industry
  • Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry
  • Energy & Utilities Industry
  • Games, Apps & Social Media Industry
  • Health Care Industry
  • Insurance Industry
  • Major Employers (Almanac of American Employers)
  • Manufacturing, Robotics & Recreation Industry
  • Middle Market Companies
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry
  • Retail Industry
  • Solar, Wind & Renewable Energy
  • Sports & Recreation Industry
  • Telecommunications Industry
  • Wireless Industry

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Coronavirus and the Retail Industry

Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Despite exponential advances in biopharmaceutical knowledge and technology, biotech companies enduring the task of getting new drugs to market continue to face long timeframes, daunting costs and immense risks.  Meanwhile, the patent expiration clock is ticking—soon enough, manufacturers of generic alternatives steal market share from the firms that invested all that time and money in the development of the original drug.

The FDA is attempting to help the drug industry bring the most vital drugs to market in shorter time with programs that include:  Fast Track, Priority Review, Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Accelerated Approval.  The benefits of Fast Track include scheduled meetings to seek FDA input into development as well as the option of submitting a New Drug Application in sections rather than submitting all components at once.  The Fast Track designation is intended for drugs that address an unmet medical need. Breakthrough therapies show early clinical evidence of very important improvements over currently available drugs. Generally, Fast Track approval is reserved for diseases that are life-threatening and have no current therapies, such as rare forms of cancer.  However, new policies are setting the stage for accelerated approval of drugs for less deadly but more pervasive conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

For everything you need to know about Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics companies, see:
Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Almanac 2021

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Fast Track to Health

Fast Track Drugs Come to Market in the U.S. with FDA Cooperation

Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

Despite exponential advances in biopharmaceutical knowledge and technology, biotech companies enduring the task of getting new drugs to market continue to face long timeframes, daunting costs and immense risks.  Meanwhile, the patent expiration clock is ticking—soon enough, manufacturers of generic alternatives steal market share from the firms that invested all that time and money in the development of the original drug.

The FDA is attempting to help the drug industry bring the most vital drugs to market in shorter time with programs that include:  Fast Track, Priority Review, Breakthrough Therapy Designation and Accelerated Approval.  The benefits of Fast Track include scheduled meetings to seek FDA input into development as well as the option of submitting a New Drug Application in sections rather than submitting all components at once.  The Fast Track designation is intended for drugs that address an unmet medical need. Breakthrough therapies show early clinical evidence of very important improvements over currently available drugs. Generally, Fast Track approval is reserved for diseases that are life-threatening and have no current therapies, such as rare forms of cancer.  However, new policies are setting the stage for accelerated approval of drugs for less deadly but more pervasive conditions such as diabetes and obesity.

For everything you need to know about Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics companies, see:
Plunkett’s Biotech, Pharmaceuticals & Genetics Almanac 2021

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Complete Guide to the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

December 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas – Plunkett Research, Ltd. announces an important market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett’s Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Almanac, 2021 edition. Formally Plunkett’s Renewable & Alternative Energy Industry Almanac, this is a complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms.

Renewable electricity has been generated with great success for many decades in the form of hydroelectricity. Today, renewable energy comes from many other sources. The non-hydro sources are growing at a stunning rate worldwide. Analysts at BP report that non-hydroelectric renewable power consumption grew by a respectable 12.2% worldwide during 2019 (the latest year for which data is available). North American consumption increased by a substantial 7.6%.

Exceptional growth does not mean that renewables account for a massive amount of the world’s energy. Instead, coal and natural gas (and to a lesser extent, nuclear energy) remain the primary sources of non-renewable electric generation in most of the world. This is changing, but it will be many years before renewables account for even one-half of all electricity generation.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-555-4 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-898-2 (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: 414

Statistical Tables Provided: 30

Companies Profiled: 247

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

  1. Introduction
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry
  3. Solar Installations Soar While Solar Panel Costs Plummet
  4. Photovoltaic Technologies, Thin-Film Solar and Solar Panel Efficiency
  5. Utility Scale Solar Plants
  6. Wind Power
  7. Hydroelectric Power
  8. Geothermal Power
  9. Biomass, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Methane and Biofuels from Algae
  10. Ethanol Production Soared, But U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  11. Cellulosic Ethanol Makes Slow Commercial Progress
  12. Tidal Power
  13. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Power Research Continue/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. Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gain in Popularity/Long Term Potential Is Bright Thanks to Low Shale Gas Prices
  17. Homes and Commercial Buildings Seek Green Certification
  18. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  19. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  20. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  21. New Display Technologies with PLEDs
  22. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  23. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  24. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions

Solar Power, Wind Power & Renewable Energy Industry Statistics

  1. Global Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Alternative Energy Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors
  4. Average Heat Content of Selected Biomass Fuels
  5. Biomass Energy Resource Hierarchy
  6. Comparison of Alternative Fuels with Gasoline & Diesel
  7. World Total Primary Energy Consumption by Region: 2016-2050
  8. World Consumption of Hydroelectricity & Other Renewable Energy by Region:
    Projections, 2019-2050
  9. Share of Electricity Generation by Energy Source, U.S.: Projections, 2018-2050
  10. Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019
  11. Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019
  12. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2019
  13. Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1981-August 2019
  14. Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-August 2020
  15. Total Renewable Electricity Net Generation by Source & State, U.S.: 2019
  16. Net Electricity Generation from Conventional Hydropower by Sector & Region, U.S.: 2018-2019
  17. U.S. Historical Hydroelectric Generation Compared to 20-Year Average for 1999-2019
  18. Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019
  19. Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2019
  20. Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019
  21. U.S. Renewable Energy Consumption by Energy Source, 2013 vs. 2019
  22. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors,
    U.S.: 2013-2019
  23. Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors, U.S.: 2013-2019
  24. Fuel Ethanol Production & Consumption, U.S.: 1981- July 2020
  25. Biodiesel Production & Consumption, U.S.: 2001- July 2020
  26. Top 10 Countries by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2019
  27. Top 15 U.S. States by Installed Wind Generating Capacity: 2nd Quarter 2020
  28. Net Electricity Generation from Wind by Region, All Sectors, U.S.: 2009-2019
  29. U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021
  30. Federal R&D & R&D Plant Funding for Energy, U.S.: Fiscal Years 2019-2021

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3M Company
  • Hanwha Solutions Corporation
  • AES Corporation (The)
  • REC Solar Inc
  • Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
  • Alstom SA
  • Ultralife Corporation
  • American Superconductor Corp
  • GE Power
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM)

Complete Guide to the Retail Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

December 8, 2020

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

Retail, with nearly 15 million employees in the US alone at the beginning of 2020 (about one out of 10 people in the workforce), is one of the largest industries in the world.  Retail sales in the U.S. totaled an estimated $6.21 trillion during 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, up about 3% for the year, and up dramatically from only $4.0 trillion during 2009. 

Unfortunately, retailing was one of the industries hardest hit by the global Coronavirus pandemic.  Customer traffic plummeted at most categories of retail stores with internet access shifting most consumers shopping online. As a result, while many nonessential retail outlets sit empty, ecommerce sales soared.  Much of this market share that has moved to ecommerce is a permanent shift. 

 Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-590-5 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-897-5 (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: 646              

Statistical Tables Provided: 15

Companies Profiled: 485

Geographic Focus: Global

Price: $379.99

Key Questions Answered Include:

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

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

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

Retail Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Retail Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview                                                                  
  2. Annual Consumer Price Index, 1950-2020, U.S.                                                                                
  3. Exports, General Imports & Trade Balance in Goods, U.S.: 1989-2nd Quarter 2020
  4. Total U.S. Retail Sales & Annual Percent Change: 1992- August 2020                                             
  5. U.S. Retail Trade Corporation Statistics, 2nd Quarter 2020                                                              
  6. Total Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: 2014-2019                                                        
  7. Total Monthly Sales and Inventories of Merchant Wholesalers, U.S.: January- August 2020
  8. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: Monthly, through August 2020                  
  9. Retail & Food Services Sales by Kind of Business, U.S.: 2014-2019                                                  
  10. Estimated Quarterly U.S. Retail Sales, Total & E-Commerce: 2nd Quarter 2010-2nd Quarter 2020                                                                                                                                                           
  11. Total U.S. Disposable Income, Expenditures & Gross Domestic & National Product Per Capita: Selected Years, 1960-2019                                                                                                                
  12. Average Annual Expenditures of All Consumer Households: 2014-2019, U.S.                                 
  13. Distribution of Total U.S. Annual Household Expenditures, by Major Category: 2019                    
  14. Resident Population Estimates by Age, U.S.: 2013-2019                                                                  
  15. Employment in the Retail Industry, U.S.: 2013-August 2020                                                            

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Cabela’s Inc
  • 7-Eleven Inc
  • 99 Cents Only Stores LLC
  • Destination XL Group Inc
  • Aarons Inc
  • Vans Inc
  • Advance Auto Parts Inc
  • Jo Ann Stores LLC
  • Albertsons LLC

Coronavirus and the Travel Industry

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

Full coverage of the Travel 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 has decimated the airline, hotel and travel industry, including all of the many sectors that serve it, such as online booking sites, caterers and convention centers. The United Nations World Tourism Office (UNWTO) estimated that the travel industry incurred revenue shortfalls of $320 billion during the first five months of 2020, and that the shortfall could increase to a total in the range of $910 billion to $1.2 trillion for the entire year. This put more than 120 million jobs at risk.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), global airlines are expected to lose a collective $84 billion in 2020. Airline passenger volumes dropped 95% in April 2020. Airline companies are drastically reducing total numbers of flights and retiring older aircraft and A number of airlines declared bankruptcy in the early months of 2020.

Companies are curtailing business travel almost completely, as significant numbers of employees are working from home and meetings are happening virtually. This lack of business travel has a painful effect on related sectors, such as meeting planners, convention centers, restaurants, airport operators and car rental firms.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) reported short falls in the U.S. of more than $46 billion in room revenue during the first five months of the pandemic. This does not take into account lost revenue from banquets, weddings, trade shows and similar services.

The pandemic also caused a near-total shutdown of the global cruise industry. Virtually every cruise ship in the world was sitting at anchor, empty of passengers as of Spring 2020.

On the plus side, road trips became a focus for many vacationers. Many people now prefer driving their own vehicles to a nearby beach or mountain destination. Likewise, many people in the United States took to camping for self-contained vacationing in the great outdoors.

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 Airline, Hotel & Travel sector, see:
Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Publication Date: September 2020 | Price: $379.99
Printed ISBN: 978-1-62831-581-3
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Plastics Here for the Long Term

Global Demand for Plastics Will Soar Over the Long Term

Full coverage of the Chemicals Industry: Just published—our 2021 edition. Order now!

While the Coronavirus lessened demand for many types of industrial products, global activity in the energy efficiency, construction, automotive, health care and housing markets will give a boost to the plastics segment over the very long term. Global plastics production topped 468 million tons per year in 2019, according to Plunkett Research estimates. While currently slow economies in much of the world will dampen demand for plastics, the long-term outlook for this market is very positive.

Packaging remains the largest use for plastics by far, closely followed by building materials/products and automotive. The regions with the largest plastics production include China, the EU and North America. Within the EU, approximately 1.5 million people work in the plastics industry. The biggest boon to the plastics market is the booming production from shale oil discoveries along the Gulf Coast in the U.S.

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

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Complete Guide to the Energy & Utilities Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

November 18, 2020

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

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

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: ISBN 978-1-62831-589-9 (Available Now)
  • E-book: ISBN 978-1-62831-896-8 (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: 672

Statistical Tables Provided: 36

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 energy & utilities, oil & gas business including:

  1. Energy & Utilities Industry Introduction
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Energy & Utilities Industry
  3. A Brief History of Oil, Natural Gas and Electricity Production
  4. Smart Electric Grid Technologies Are Adopted
  5. The Energy Industry Invests in Storage Battery Technologies with an Eye on Distributed Power and Renewables
  6. Superconductivity Provides Advanced Electricity Distribution Technology
  7. Global Shale Oil and Gas Resources Revolutionize the Energy Industry
  8. Oil from Shale Makes America Rank with Top Oil Producers/E&P Companies Reduce Drilling and Seek Lower Costs
  9. LNG Projects Boom, Including Floating Plants (FLNG)/America Boosts LNG Exports
  10. Seismic Mapping Gains from Advanced Technologies
  11. Offshore Wells Around the World Become More Efficient/Production Increases Significantly
  12. Energy Demand Climbs in India and China/Nuclear, Hydro and Gas Projects Grow, but Coal Remains Dominant
  13. Canada’s Oil Sands Production Reaches 2.95 Million Barrels per Day, but Operating Costs Are High
  14. Some Electric Utilities Regulations Are Rolled Back While Utilities Invest in Gas-Fired Plants
  15. Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies
  16. U.S. Coal Industry Faces Challenges, while Coal Use Grows Dramatically in India and China
  17. Nuclear Energy Moves Ahead in India, China and the Middle East
  18. Ethanol Production Soared, but U.S. Federal Subsidy Expires
  19. Refineries Along with Chemicals and Plastics Plants Delay Expansion Proejcts in U.S.
  20. Petrochemicals Plants in the Middle East Expand but Face Challenges
  21. Lower Energy Intensity Is a Prime Focus in China/U.S. Achieves Dramatic Energy Intensity Reductions
  22. U.S. Exports Crude Oil to Global Markets in High Volume

Energy & Utilities, Oil & Gas Industry Statistics

  1. Overview of the Energy & Utilities Industry

Global Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: 2018-2019

U.S. Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview

U.S. Energy & Utilities Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview: Selected Years,
1990-2019

U.S. Energy Intensity: 2019-2050

Primary Energy Flow by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019

Energy Consumption by Source & Sector, U.S.: 2019

Total U.S. Energy Consumption: 2019-2050

Energy Consumption & Expenditures Indicators, U.S.: Selected Years, 1975-2019

Energy Imports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Energy Exports, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Total Energy Imports, Net Energy Imports & Petroleum Imports, U.S.: 1970-2019

U.S. Department of Energy Funding for Science & Energy Programs: 2019-2021

Approximate Energy Unit Conversion Factors

  1. Electricity

Electricity Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 1982-July 2020

Net Electrical Power Generation by Fuel Type, U.S.: 2019

Net Electrical Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources, U.S.: 2000-August 2020

Average Retail Prices of Electricity Sold by U.S. Electric Utilities: Selected Years, 1960-2019

  1. Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy

Energy Production by Fossil Fuels & Nuclear Power, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Petroleum Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Crude Oil Production & Drilling Activity, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019

Crude Oil Domestic First Purchase Prices, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019

Petroleum Imports by Country of Origin, U.S.: Selected Years, 1980-2019

Refinery Capacity & Utilization in the U.S.: Selected Years, 2000-2019

Petroleum Consumption by the Transportation Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Top World Oil Reserves by Country: 2019

Top World Oil Producers: 2019

Top World Oil Consumers: 2019

Coal Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Natural Gas Overview, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019

Natural Gas Prices Paid, by Sector, U.S.: Selected Years, 1970-2019

Annual U.S. Shale Gas Production: 2007-2018

  1. Renewable Energy

Energy Production by Renewable Energy, U.S.: Selected Years, 1955-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption by Source, U.S.: Selected Years, 1960-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption in the Residential, Commercial & Industrial Sectors,
U.S.: 2013-2019

Renewable Energy Consumption in the Transportation & Electric Power Sectors,
U.S.: 2013-2019

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ameren Corporation
  • Denbury Resources Inc
  • ABB Ltd
  • Geokinetics Inc
  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation
  • Tenaris SA
  • Adams Resources & Energy Inc
  • Southern Company Gas
  • Alliance Resource Partners LP
  • Sinclair Oil Corporation

Coronavirus and the Health Care Industry

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

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

The Coronavirus pandemic created new risks for patients and care givers alike. Significant new safety practices and costs will be standard for years to come—perhaps forever. Vast new demand for PPE (personal protection equipment) such as masks, pulmonary drugs and support such as ventilators, and access to ICUs (hospitals’ intensive care units) was created. Meanwhile, cooperation by and between federal agencies and private companies soared in an effort to remove all unnecessary obstacles to new drug and vaccine development.

Both patients and care-givers changed their habits as well. Many care-givers’ offices were closed temporarily, while doctors took advantage of high-speed internet and web-conferencing equipment to deliver care via telemedicine. In fact, telemedicine, long suffering from slow adoption, soared, and is now firmly entrenched as an acceptable and effective practice. Elective surgery was delayed or cancelled.

The economic consequences to the health care industry were dire. The U.S. health care industry suffered a stunning job loss of 1 million workers from February through September 2020. At the same time, millions of workers lost their jobs in other industries. As a result, vast numbers of Americans have lost their employer-provided health care insurance, and that loss will be long-term for many of them.

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 Health Care sector, see:
Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 2021
 

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Complete Guide to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry From Plunkett Research 2021

November 05, 2020

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

In recent years (as a result of the banking crisis during the 2007-2009 Great Recession), global financial regulators have steadfastly made an effort to improve banking reserves and increase financial oversight to the point that future bank system meltdowns might be avoided. Banks in much of Asia, Europe and North America have been put through stress tests by regulators, and have been forced to dramatically increase their levels of capital. Banks are holding very high levels of capital that give them a significant cushion of reserves against potential losses. This effort to build up reserves provided a much-needed cushion when the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 suddenly struck.

Key Findings:

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

Available Formats:

  • Printed Almanac: 978-1-62831-588-2 ISBN (Available Now)
  • E-book: 978-1-62831-895-1 (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: 656

Statistical Tables Provided: 23

Companies Profiled: 491

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 banking, mortgages & credit business including:

  1. Introduction to the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry
  2. The Coronavirus’ Effect on the Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry
  3. Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $31.9 Trillion
  4. Basel III, Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation/European Solvency II and MiFID 2 Take Effect
  5. Investment Firms and Banks Compete for Clients in High Net Worth Households
  6. Banks and Mobile Apps Vie for Previously Underserved Markets, Including Hispanics
  7. Wal-Mart Offers Checking and Debit Service in the U.S./Banco de Wal-Mart in Mexico
  8. China Sees Growth in Online Payments, Banking and Lending/Alipay Soars
  9. India’s Mobile Banking Grows/Microloans Continue
  10. Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
  11. Shadow Banking Soars with Non-Bank Alternatives, Online or Peer-to-Peer Lending and Crowdfunding
  12. The Internet, Smartphones and ATMs Replace Tellers and Branches
  13. Visa and MasterCard Enjoy Global Growth/Apple Card Use Soars
  14. Smartphones and Financial Technology (FinTech) Enable New Mobile Payment Methods
  15. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Payment Systems, such as Zelle and Venmo, Soar in Popularity
  16. In Emerging Nations, mChek and M-PESA Enable Remote Banking via Smartphone
  17. Low Interest Rates, Tighter Lending Standards and the Coronavirus’ Effect on the

Mortgage Market

  1. Online Competition Changes the Mortgage Industry
  2. Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
  3. Financial Technology (FinTech) Enables Online Lending, Insurance and Online Robo

Advisors

  1. Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Technologies Advance
  2. Open Banking May Revolutionize the World of Banking and Finance
  3. The Future of Banking, Credit Cards, Mobile Payments and Mortgages

Banking Industry Statistics

  1. U.S. Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. Global Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  3. Top 50 U.S. Bank Holding Companies: March 31, 2020
  4. FDIC Insured Institution Statistics: 2nd Quarter 2020
  5. Number of Failed U.S. Bank Institutions, 1980-2020
  6. Deposit Insurance Fund Balance and Insured Deposits: 2012-2020
  7. Assets & Liabilities of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks, Grouped by Asset Size: June 2020
  8. Top Ten Federally-Chartered & State-Chartered Banks by Assets: June 2020
  9. Deposits, Income & Expenses of FDIC-Insured Commercial Banks: 2015-June 2020
  10. Assets & Liabilities of Foreign Banking Offices in the U.S.: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  11. Prime Interest Rate, U.S.: 1955-September 2020
  12. Bond Yields & Interest Rates, U.S.: Selected Years, 1950-2019
  13. Employment in the Banking Industry, U.S.: 2014-July 2020
  14. Homeownership Rates by Race & Ethnicity of Householder, U.S.: 2000-2019
  15. Homeownership Rates by Region, U.S.: Selected Years, 1990-2019
  16. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started, U.S.: 1979-2019
  17. Mortgage Loans Outstanding, U.S.: 1980-2nd Quarter 2020
  18. Home Mortgages by Holder, U.S.: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  19. Assets & Liabilities, U.S. Agency- & Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-Backed Securities by Holder: 2017-2nd Quarter 2020
  20. Consumer Credit Outstanding, U.S.: 1972-June 2020
  21. Consumer Credit Outstanding by Major Holders, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  22. Terms of Credit at Commercial Banks, U.S.: 2015-2nd Quarter 2020
  23. Loan Performance, FDIC-Insured Institutions: March 2020

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • Ace Cash Express Inc
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Toyota Motor Credit Corp
  • American Express Co
  • General Motors Financial Company Inc
  • Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc
  • Annaly Capital Management Inc
  • Associated Banc-Corp
  • Astoria Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank NA

Mobile Banking on the Rise

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. 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.

Smartphones are being used by merchants and service companies as credit card readers, thanks to technology from companies like Square. The technology is a boon for small businesses that previously worked only on a cash or check basis.

Digital wallets are apps that enable smartphones to be used to pay for goods and services by waving the phones across readers at checkout counters. Users link a bank account or bank card to their digital wallet and funds are removed from the linked account. Google, Apple, and Samsung make some of the most widely used digital wallets, but numerous mid-sized to smaller providers operate around the globe.

While Americans were slow to adopt mobile payment technology, 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.

For everything you need to know about the global Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry sector, see:
Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 2021
 

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