Category: Spotlight Reports

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Tech takeover: Six industries affected by new autonomous vehicles

Tech Takeover: Six Industries Affected by New Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles, or vehicles that can guide themselves without human conduction, are becoming an increasingly realistic technology. Autonomous vehicles use various technical inputs including GPS navigation equipment, advanced processing semiconductors,…
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peer-to-peer review sites

Checked in: Peer-to-Peer Review Sites Help These 7 Industries Connect with Consumers

The growing use of online and mobile platforms has changed operations in countless industries. Not only has the internet changed how consumers purchase and consume goods and services, but the…
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US and China Trade Relations

Six Industries Affected by Changes in US & China Trade Policy

The Trump Administration has changed aspects of the American political system, and the domestic trade agenda, especially the US’s trade relationship with China. After the Trump administration considered imposing flat…
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Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

Procurement Insider’s Macroeconomic Update: Q1 2017

Every quarter, IBISWorld puts together a macro update identifying the most significant trends impacting procurement and supply chain professionals. These updates include a brief overview of commodity prices, noteworthy mergers…
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Fame Factor: Five Industries Affected by Pop Culture Trends

Fame Factor: Five Industries Affected by Pop Culture Trends

With the abundance of social media platforms, news outlets and online streaming services, access to popular culture is more available than ever. To that end, it’s no surprise that favored…
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Three Retail Industries Withstanding E-commerce Pressure in Canada

Three Retail Industries Withstanding E-commerce Pressure in Canada

Various retail outlets across Canada have experienced increasingly intense external competitive pressure, as consumers continue to shift their shopping habits away from browsing at brick-and-mortar locations to opt for buying…
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Fool's Gold: "Revolutionary" Products That Failed to Change Their Industries

Fool’s Gold: “Revolutionary” Products That Failed to Change Their Industries

Warby Parker has recently announced plans to put eye exams onto a smartphone app, threatening to shake up the Optometrists industry. While it sounds far-fetched to many industry participants, the…
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Increased Mergers and Acquisitions will Propel the Retail Sector Forward

Increased Mergers and Acquisitions will Propel the Retail Sector Forward

In recent years, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the retail sector have become commonplace. Mature industries especially are consolidating, and multiple factors drive this rising M&A activity. For example, slow…
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Six Industries Most Affected by Proposed Healthcare Reform

Six Industries Most Affected by Proposed Healthcare Reform

In its current form, the US Senate’s version of the healthcare reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), stands to greatly impact many healthcare industries. According to the latest…
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2017 First Quarter Macroeconomic Update

2017 First Quarter Macroeconomic Update

Defying forecasts but in line with recent trends, inflation-adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at a tepid seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.2% through the first quarter of 2017, according…
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