Weekly Wrap-Up: August 31, 2018

market research articlesOver 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.

Make That Pet Food Packaging Pretty

Millennials and Generation X are much more interested in the attractiveness of packaging than older generations are, according to new survey data.

$77.8 Billion-Dollar IVD Market by 2023: New Report

In this blog post, learn key findings from Kalorama Information’s new report The Worldwide Market for In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.

PAMA Brings Huge Changes to Lab Price Testing, Faces Resistance from ACLA

The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 has surprised the industry with sweeping, potentially devastating cuts to how lab tests are reimbursed through Medicare. 

K12 Inc. Investments Point to Interest in Digital Learning and Workforce Readiness

Simba Information highlights the recent investments made by K12 Inc, a manager of virtual schools and provider of online learning resources.

The Telemedicine Technology Market Will More Than Double by 2022

The global market for telemedicine technology, currently worth $31.8 billion, will reach $77.2 billion by 2022, according to a new report by The Business Research Company.

Will the Meal Kit Delivery Industry Hold Up in a Recession?

With the growth of the meal kit delivery industry, venture capital firms have been in a frenzy the past three years to find a success story, and profits.

The Top 7 Things to Know About Smart Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing is a powerful disruptive force with the potential to restructure the current competitive landscape and produce a new set of market leaders.

Tariff Tracker: With Latest Round, Foamed Plastic Market Slowdown?

New 25% tariffs on Chinese chemical imports like polystyrene and extruded polystyrene are set to drive up foamed plastic insulation prices. Will other types of insulation be next?

Tariff Tracker: Supply Chain Shell Game

Tariffs are negatively impacting global manufacturers of all sizes and scopes. Find out how some multinational corporations are getting strategic to mitigate the impact of these new surtaxes.

Tariff Tracker: Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs Impact Windows & Doors Industry

A host of tariffs impacting products imported between the US and Canada could mean bad news for the construction markets in both countries.

Tariff Tracker: The Last of Many Straws

Though tariffs have been in the news almost daily this year, trade-related tensions between the US and China have been simmering for quite some time.

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

The boating industry has recovered strongly from its recession-induced collapse. Could tariffs change that?

Tariff Tracker: US HVAC Industry Hit Hard by Trump Tariffs

For the US HVAC industry, tariffs on both materials and certain finished products could spell problems.

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