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California Industries to Benefit from Memorial Day Spending

California Industries to Benefit from Memorial Day Spending

As the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day signifies barbecues, beaches and long weekend getaways. Encouraged by relatively low fuel prices and record-high disposable income, 37.4 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, flocking to major tourist destinations like Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Since California is home to world-class […]

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Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Tech Takeover: Three Sectors Slated to Benefit from Artificial Intelligence

Technology has entered a new frontier, as advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) continue to push humanity to unprecedented levels. While automation has played an important role in countless industries for many years, the evolution of computerized machines and equipment has largely reduced wage costs and the need for human labor across all sectors. Increased internet […]

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Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

Zooming in on the Body Camera Market

In recent years, public protests have erupted over cell-phone video recordings that document law enforcement officers using lethal force in the field. Reacting to these protests, a growing number of governments and police departments across the country are adopting body camera programs, causing demand for these products to surge. With body cameras becoming an increasingly […]

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Industries to Benefit from Mother's Day Spending in 2017

Industries to Benefit from Mother’s Day Spending in 2017

While most would agree that mothers deserve appreciation all throughout the year, Mother’s Day is the official time to shower mom with gratitude – and gifts. While an increase in spending does not necessarily correlate to higher appreciation, the Mother’s Day outlay is expected to increase this year, making the day a bit sweeter for […]

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Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager, Global Procurement at Coach

Client Q&A with Jennifer Obergfell, Assistant Manager, Global Procurement at Coach

This month, we caught up with Jennifer Obergfell, Category Analyst at Coach, 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? Jennifer Obergfell: The market intelligence team would like to see more idea sharing among other retailers pertaining to best […]

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Inevitable Rate Hikes & their Impact on Business Budgeting

Inevitable Rate Hikes & their Impact on Business Budgeting

On March 15, the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) raised the federal funds rate by 25 basis points – a decision that was primarily based on falling unemployment and strong wage growth. The month previous, the economy gained 235,000 jobs, bringing the unemployment rate down to 4.7% and marking 77 consecutive months of job growth. […]

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Next Step: Top Industries for New College Graduates

Next Step: Top Industries for New College Graduates

In May 2017, a fresh batch of young, hopeful undergraduate students will enter the workforce with a diploma in hand. While some may choose to continue on to higher education, many will begin the job hunt with little to no prior work experience. IBISWorld has compiled a list of industries with the greatest capacity to […]

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Lingerie Stores Experience Higher Sales From Teens and Women Over 45

Lingerie Stores Experience Higher Sales From Teens and Women Over 45

The Lingerie Stores industry has grown over the five years to 2017, with revenue rising at an annualized rate of 1.0% to $7.6 billion. Operators in this industry sell lingerie, shapewear, nightgowns and other intimate apparel. Product-line expansion and favorable consumer trends have boosted demand for lingerie stores in recent years. For example, to foster […]

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New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

New Frontier: Canada Looks to Other Trade Regions Amid NAFTA Renegotiations

Canadian business uncertainty is high following the recent US election due to the Trump administration’s goal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Canadian economy has relied on US markets for decades  with exports to the United States consistently comprising more than 70.0% of  Canada’s total over the past 10 years. Amid […]

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Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

Consultative Procurement: Asking Questions & Influencing Outcomes

Owner and Editor of Buyers Meeting Point A more consultative approach to procurement can bring big benefits. Join Kelly Barner from Buyers Meeting Point as she highlights some key ways to bring your team and organization on board. Career consultants have a reputation that precedes them. They show up as polished as their highly graphical […]