Weekly Wrap-Up: March 1, 2019

weekly wrap-up 3/1/19It's been a busy week for the analysts from Simba Information, Packaged Facts, The Freedonia Group, and Freedonia Focus Reports! 

Catch up on our recent headlines, including the latest on research funding policy, the food market, trends in flooring, data privacy, additive manufacturing, STM publishing, and more.

Panel: Europe’s Open Access Plan S Unlikely to Sway U.S. Policy

A coalition of European national research institutes has a bold plan: it wants to divert the researchers it funds away from publishing results in journals that collect subscription fees. However, a law and policy panel assembled by the Association of American Publishers believes this strategy would face a much tougher path in the U.S. 

Sweet Success: Cookie Sales Continue Growth

According to U.S. Food Market Outlook 2019, a recent report from Packaged Facts, the U.S. packaged cookie market generated total retail dollar sales of $11 billion in 2018, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 2% between 2013 and 2018. What's spurring these sweet treats to success?

Multilayer Flooring, a New Subcategory: Taking the Resilient Market to the Next Level

The rise of resilient flooring has been driven not only by rapid gains in luxury vinyl tile (LVT), but by advancements in another, lesser-known product group: multilayer flooring.

The New Data Privacy Landscape

With major data breaches regularly in the news in recent years, it's clear that data security will be increasingly critical in the future. The complexity of these new security needs will require diligent, proactive measures not only from data handlers, but from legislators and consumers. 

Advent of Additive (3D) Manufacturing Adds to Machine Tool Shops’ Capabilities

How is additive manufacturing expected to impact the types of parts and profitability of machine shops in the future? Check out Freedonia Focus Reports' analysis on the machine tool market.

Four Reasons the CAFE Rollback is Meaningless

While the July 2018 rollback of the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards has roused debate, analysis from Freedonia Focus Reports asserts that the move is unlikely to spark significant change.

Cleaning Companies Increasingly Offer Environmentally Friendly Options

Due to concerns re toxicity and negative ecological impact, organizations and households are increasingly paying attention to the types of cleaning chemicals they use, spurring gains in "safe" products certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

STM Publishing and the Rising Threat of Open Access Journals

According to research from Simba Information, publishing in the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) sector exceeds $25 billion annually, with leading competitors consistently posting adjusted profit margins in excess of 30%.  However, disruptions in the form of a movement to create open access to scholarly research may threaten these financial gains.

Meet Industry Analyst Carolyn Zulandt

Get to know Carolyn Zulandt, a Content Development Specialist at The Freedonia Group, where she has worked since 2012. Carolyn has authored 26 studies spanning several industry categories, with a recent focus on topics in building construction.

Topics: Industry Insights