Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt

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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: Packaged Facts Pets Food & Beverage Financial Services

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 10, 2018

It was a busy week here at 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

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 Industry Insights Kalorama Information

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

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

How to Identify a Market Opportunity Using Syndicated Research

Identifying “the next big thing” is no easy task, but companies must constantly seek out new market opportunities in order to sustain long-term growth in an increasingly competitive environment.

Finding ways to generate additional revenue is at the cornerstone of any successful organization, and it’s particularly important now, as disruptive innovation, shifting trade policies, and rapidly evolving technologies force companies to adapt quickly.

Topics: Market Research Strategy How To's

Weekly Wrap-Up: July 20, 2018

This week, our industry analysts tackled a number of article topics related to Gen Z, DNA sequencing, the impact of tariffs, the growing trend of e-bikes, consumer electronics repair, and more.

We've compiled a list of recent articles below so you can easily scan through headlines and access different market research blogs in one place.

Topics: Industry Insights

How This MIT Student Conducted Market Research for a Startup Idea

Is there a real market for my product or service? If so, how big is the need? Will customers actually buy what I plan to offer? Entrepreneurs face these critical questions every day.

Topics: Market Research Provider Academic How To's Market Research Strategy

Weekly Wrap-Up: July 13, 2018

This week’s topics range from cold brew coffee, salty snacks, and bottled water, to educational publishing, solar roofing, and 3D printing materials.

In addition to these industry articles, also released a new white paper titled Finding Business Opportunities: The Importance of Market Research.

Topics: Industry Insights