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Category: Analyst Insights

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Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

Negotiation Brief: Security Guard Services

With revenue poised to reach more than $30 billion in 2017, it’s clear that the Security Guard Services market has been enjoying strong growth in recent years. With growing revenue bases, common buyers of security guard services such as educational institutions, healthcare facility operators and property managers have upped the amount they spend on this […]

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Investing in Infrastructure: Building the Economy Under Trump

Investing in Infrastructure: Building the Economy Under Trump

Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has promised that infrastructure spending would be a top priority of his administration. Given the Republican-majorities in Congress and Democrats’ penchant for stimulus spending, the newly sworn-in President Trump should have no problem making good on this campaign promise. While his first 100 days are likely […]

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OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

OPEC Cuts & Climbing Oil Prices

Although much of 2016 has been a year of suspense and surprises, there were several late-in-the-game decisions that have been seen by many as long overdue. For example, following years of near-zero interest rates, on seven separate occasions in 2016, the Federal Reserve governing board met and declined to boost the federal funds rate, which […]

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Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

Here Comes the Sun: The Falling Price of Solar Power

As concerns about the effects of climate change have increased and the global economy has slowly began to shift away from fossil fuels, investments in solar power have ramped up and led to significant price drops. In fact, IBISWorld estimates that the average price of photovoltaic (PV) panels has been declining at an annualized rate […]

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The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

The OFSE Market & GE-Baker Hughes Partnership

General Electric (GE) and Baker Hughes recently announced plans to combine GE’s Oil & Gas business with Baker Hughes’s. The partnership, expected to finalize during the middle of next year, would create the second largest oil field services company in the world and significantly alter the landscape of the oil field services and equipment (OFSE) […]

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Skidding the Rig: The State of Oil After GE’s Big Merger

Skidding the Rig: The State of Oil After GE’s Big Merger

In October 2016, General Electric (GE) announced that it will merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes by buying a majority stake in the company. This deal underlines the wave of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that have swept the Mining, Oil and Gas Machinery Manufacturing industry. As the world price of crude oil […]

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'Tis the Season for Shipping Delays and Price Spikes

‘Tis the Season for Shipping Delays and Price Spikes

The holiday season is a busy time for individuals and businesses alike. While many families and friends are preoccupied with festive celebrations, businesses are rushing to produce, sell and transport all of the gifts and products that help define the holiday season. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend $655.8 billion […]

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Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

Negotiation Brief: Management Consulting Services

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Management Consulting Services The management consulting market has been booming in recent years, generating $252.8 billion in 2016, according to IBISWorld estimates. Management consulting is used across all industries to aid clients in navigating and solving complex business issues. Consultants aid buyers in all areas of business, but they are most commonly brought on to restructure […]

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Industry Deep Dive: Weddings

Industry Deep Dive: Weddings

Wedding bells will ring a little louder this fall, as IBISWorld expects most wedding-related industries to experience revenue increases in 2016. However, most of these marriage-centric industries will grow only marginally. While some trends like growth in per capita disposable income and the legalization of same-sex marriage will expand the wedding market, others, such as […]

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E-Commerce VS Brick and Mortar: Shoe Industry

E-Commerce VS Brick and Mortar: Shoe Industry

The Shoe Stores industry is expected to flourish in coming years, but online sales will surpass brick-and-mortar retailers. Storefront Shoe retailers have taken forward strides despite a challenging retail market. Sales for the Shoe Stores industry have sizably outperformed most other traditional apparel-retailing industries. While shoe-store operators have contended with difficulties such as consumers’ shift […]