Weekly Wrap-Up: August 17, 2018

Catch up on the latest blog posts from leading market research firms. This week, analysts discussed the markets for wild bird food, vaccines, gas, steel & aluminum fabricators, mattresses, plastics, outdoor living, dating services, and more.

Topics: Industry Insights

American Singles Fuel the $2.5 Billion Dating Market

Matchmaking and online dating has become big business, with dating services estimated to be worth $2.5 billion in 2015 and forecast to grow 5.1% per year to $3.2 billion by 2020.

The dating industry consists of much more than just dating websites, although these get the bulk of the media attention and account for 70% of the industry’s revenues. America’s 124 million singles are using mobile apps more often, but traditional services like matchmakers and dating coaches are also doing well.

Topics: Travel & Leisure Retail E-commerce & IT Outsourcing Industry Insights

Walmart’s Competitive Advantage: 3 Key Success Factors

Walmart is famous for its ability to deliver “products that are so darn cheap you can’t believe it.” But there’s more to Walmart’s business strategy than low prices.

In a four-part series, the market research firm Packaged Facts examines critical aspects of Walmart’s business model and the factors that motivate consumers to shop there. This article shares key findings from these reports to help explain how Walmart has built and maintained such a strong competitive advantage in multiple industry categories.

Topics: Food & Beverage Financial Services Pets Packaged Facts

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 10, 2018

It was a busy week here at MarketResearch.com. Industry analysts published new articles on a wide variety of topics, from Walmart shoppers to K-12 publishing trends. 

In a series of blog posts and white papers, Freedonia also examined the potential impact of tariffs, going beyond broad generalizations to dissect specific industry categories. Read Freedonia's free white paper for 49 pages of fresh analysis.

Topics: Industry Insights

5 Game-Changing Drone Applications for 2018

Markets are evolving at a faster pace than before, and constant technological innovations have become the norm. Technology plays an important role in shaping the operations of various industries, and it also impacts other crucial activities such as scientific research and public safety. One example is the rising use of drone technology, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Topics: Public Sector

12 Leading In Vitro Diagnostics Companies to Watch

The in vitro diagnostics market continues to attract the interest of investors and healthcare providers alike. Clinical testing is used for 70 percent of healthcare decisions and can help provide more targeted therapy at a lower cost.

Topics: Diagnostics Kalorama Information Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 3, 2018

This week, industry analysts covered news items and research related to the pet industry, clinical chemistry, electric vehicles, tariffs, pressure sensitive tapes, and smart farming. Scan the headlines below to learn more.

Topics: Industry Insights

6 Tips for Understanding Your Customer and Your Business Competition

There are many different sources for new business opportunities, but according to Raffi Amit, a professor of management at the Wharton School, perhaps the most promising ideas come from fully understanding customer needs.

Topics: Market Research Strategy How To's

Smart Farming: The Future of Agriculture Technology

According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research, the global smart farming market is expected to reach $23.14 billion by 2022, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2017 to 2022.

The market growth is primarily attributed to the increasing demand for higher crop yield, the growing penetration of information and communication technology (ICT) in farming, and the increasing need for climate-smart agriculture.

Topics: Energy & Resources Industry Insights Heavy Industry

Weekly Wrap-Up: July 27, 2018

Read the latest articles written by expert industry analysts at The Freedonia Group and Kalorama Information.

Plus, be sure to download The Freedonia Group's newest white paper US & Canada: Tariff Impact Report for deeper insights into the on-going effects of the trade war.

Topics: Industry Insights