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Who are America’s biggest coffee drinkers and how do they take their coffee?

Who are America’s biggest coffee drinkers and how do they take their coffee?

The Coffee Production market is worth a whopping $13bn in the US, representing a significant and robust industry that’s poised for further growth. The industry purchases coffee beans and processes them into different products that are consumed by a market that mostly consists of adults aged 25 and up. Growing demand from consumers for premium-coffee […]

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Client Q&A with Mike Maguire, VP of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc.

Client Q&A with Mike Maguire, VP of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc.

This month, we caught up with Mike Maguire, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at Premier, Inc., to find out what’s going on in his world of procurement. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Mike Maguire: We are working with our members to help them lower their costs on […]

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Rising and falling fortunes of US Video Game Publishers

Rising and falling fortunes of US Video Game Publishers

Video games have sealed their position as mainstream entertainment options, with revenues of the industry dwarfing those of Hollywood. The industry as a whole is in the growth stage of its life cycle, buoyed by the rise of mobile and online gaming, with revenue forecasted to grow at an average annual rate of 6.2% to […]

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Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

Client Q&A with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries

This month, we caught up with Paula Petersen, Procurement Director at PRIDE Industries, to find out what’s going on in her world of procurement. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Paula Petersen: Even as a non-profit, we face margin and cost pressures, as we want to deliver the […]

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IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

IBISWorld Launches Fast Tracks

At IBISWorld we’re always looking for ways to make your job easier! And, after an overwhelmingly positive response to our proposed redesign, we’ve changed the way you view our website. To fully integrate our proprietary procurement data with a step-by-step sourcing process – while also making website navigation easier and faster – we are introducing […]

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Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

Client Q&A with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative

This month, we caught up with Rob Handfield, Executive Director of NC State University’s Supply Chain Resource Cooperative, to find out what’s going on in the supply chain management world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Rob Handfield: Our students work with our partner companies on a variety of […]

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The Tightening Labor Market

The Tightening Labor Market

As originally published in ISM’s Inside Supply Management Despite benefiting from an overall expanding economy, some U.S. businesses are facing a growing labor shortage. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were only 1.4 unemployed individuals per job opening in June. This figure is down from the 1.6 unemployed persons […]

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Client Q&A with Christine Golz, Firm Administrator at Weltman Bernfield LLC

Client Q&A with Christine Golz, Firm Administrator at Weltman Bernfield LLC

This month, we caught up with Christine Golz, Firm Administrator at Weltman Bernfield LLC, to find out what’s going on in the accounting world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Christine Golz: Marketing of our firm for some of the specialty services we offer. IW: How does/might IBISWorld help you […]

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Client Q&A with Jose Martinez, Chicago Market Lead at North Highland

Client Q&A with Jose Martinez, Chicago Market Lead at North Highland

This month, we caught up with Jose Martinez, Chicago Market Lead at North Highland, to find out what’s going on in the management consulting world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Jose Martinez: As a management consulting firm, our clients come to us for best practices and advice on how […]

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Client Q&A with Bryan M. Fleming, Manager of Business Valuation

Client Q&A with Bryan M. Fleming, Manager of Business Valuation

This month, we caught up with Bryan M. Fleming, CPA/ABV, ASA, CGMA, CrFA, Manager of Business Valuation at PCE, to find out what’s going on in the valuation and advisory world. IBISWorld: What challenge(s) do you and your company or department face right now? Bryan M. Fleming: As PCE is currently involved in several litigation cases […]