Category: Industry Insights

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Food trends

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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Foreign Buyers Tax Spells Unknown Consequences for Canada

Foreign Buyers Tax Spells Unknown Consequences for Canada

In an effort to prevent foreign capital from inflating already sky-high home prices in the Vancouver metropolitan area, the Government of British Columbia recently enacted a 15.0% transfer tax on…
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Top Industries for Recent Grads

Top Industries for Recent Grads

This spring, 1.7 million undergraduates will cross the stage to receive their diploma. While some of these graduates will continue their education, the vast majority will enter the workforce in…
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New Trade Policies Temporarily Benefit Steel Producers

New Trade Policies Temporarily Benefit Steel Producers

Overview On May 17, 2016, the Department of Commerce (DOC) finalized antidumping and countervailing (AD/CVD) duties on cold-rolled steel products from China and Japan in response to petitions from ArcelorMittal,…
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Whole Foods 365 Store Heightens Industry Competition

Whole Foods 365 Store Heightens Industry Competition

Overview The US supermarket chain Whole Foods is set to open its first 365 by Whole Foods Market store in LA’s Silver Lake neighborhood. The highly anticipated spin-off store will…
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