Category: Industry Insights

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Four Industries with Opportunities for Small Business Growth

Small businesses represent the driving force of the US economy. According to the US Small Business Administration, small businesses account for over 99.0% of all employer firms. While technological change…
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Bit by Bit: Blockchain Takeover

Since its introduction in 2009, deregulated cryptocurrency Bitcoin has brought the worldwide economy to the precipice of a currency revolution. Once nearly worthless, the value of one Bitcoin has swelled…
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NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

NAFTA Negotiations: How Raising the De Minimis Threshold Could Affect the Retail Sector in Canada

Representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have reconvened for an extended fourth round of negotiations regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On the…
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Slow Ride: The Stages of Post-Hurricane Recovery

Slow Ride: The Stages of Post-Hurricane Recovery

The hurricanes that have battered the US Southeast and Gulf Coast over the past two months have resulted in extensive damage, both human and economic. Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall…
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Three Industries Affected by Food Trends

American palates have shifted in recent years toward healthier and more diverse, premium products. This trend is especially perpetuated by the millennial generation, which increasingly demands products that have innovative…
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Hyperloop: Industries Potentially Affected by New Transportation Technology

Hyperloop: Industries Potentially Affected by New Transportation Technology

Since 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has talked about building Hyperloop, a high-speed, intercity transportation system. While conversation surrounding the system was relatively minimal in the years that followed, Musk…
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Industry Deep Dive: Grocery Stores

Industry Deep Dive: Grocery Stores

Amid controversial acquisitions, volatile agricultural prices and fad food crazes, the $611.9 billion Supermarkets and Grocery Stores industry has remained one of the largest and most visible industries in the…
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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…
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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…
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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….
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