Category: Industry Insights

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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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Staples-Office Depot Merger Termination

Staples-Office Depot Merger Termination

Overview A federal judge blocked the planned merger of Staples and Office Depot on Tuesday, siding with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) argument that the move would create an unrivaled…
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Fading Federal Support Poses Obstacle to Offshore Wind

Fading Federal Support Poses Obstacle to Offshore Wind

The US Department of Energy has laid out an ambitious vision for the Wind Power industry: to meet 20.0% of the nation’s electricity demand by 2030. Under this scenario, roughly…
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Music Festivals Outshine Album Sales and Individual Tours

Music Festivals Outshine Album Sales and Individual Tours

It is no secret that physical record sales have declined significantly over the past decade. However, with the proliferation of subscription-based streaming websites, online sales of albums and digital song…
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