Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt

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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 14, 2018

See the latest industry articles from Kalorama Information, The Freedonia Group, and Marketdata LLC. This week's topics include IVD, US-China automobile tariffs, the tattoo industry, and more.

Topics: Industry Insights

5 Keys to Conducting a Market Opportunity Analysis

You and your team may be considering a variety of new business ideas and market opportunities, but not all of them are worth pursuing. It's important to narrow down your options and make sure you focus on the ones that have the highest potential for success. 

Topics: Market Research Strategy How To's

Weekly Wrap-Up: September 7, 2018

Check out the latest blog posts from's publishers, including an article from our CEO and Founder Robert Granader.

Topics: Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: August 31, 2018

Over the last couple weeks, our industry analysts released a flurry of new articles tracking tariffs and highlighting new research on a wide variety of markets.

Read on to see the latest headlines from Packaged Facts, Kalorama Information, Simba Information, The Freedonia Group, and more.

Topics: Industry Insights

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

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 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 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