Professional Services Press Releases

Dr. Kip Litton, DDS Announces 24th Year of Practice

The office of Dr. Kip Litton, DDS, a dentist in Davison MI, this year celebrates 24 years in operation. Over those years, the doctor has seen or heard of many dental conditions and has helped thousands of patients return to or maintain their oral health. Needless to say, he has seen many changes and trends in dental care and has learned which ones work the best.

INSCATECH Instrumental in Creation of New GFSI Food Fraud Mitigation Requirements

INSCATECH applauds the Global Food Safety Initiative (“GFSI”) in their decision to include new requirements specific to food fraud mitigation in the next full revision of the GFSI Guidance Document (7th Edition) to be released in 2016. Details can be found in GFSI’s position paper, “GFSI Position on Mitigating the Public Health Risk of Food Fraud”, released on July 14, 2014.

"Incontinence in the United Arab Emirates" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoIn 2013 and throughout the review period, sales for retail incontinence remained insignificant in the United Arab Emirates. These products are mainly supplied to hospitals, pharmacies and clinics, made readily available for consumers who have a doctor's prescription and are covered and paid for by medical insurance companies. Incontinence products are also mainly popular amongst the United Arab Emirates population only as they are citizens of the country and covered by their insurance.

New Report Available: Air Care in Italy

LogoAir care was strongly affected by the economic crises, registering a decline in value and volume terms in 2013. The country's economic situation had a negative impact on these products seen as complementary and not strictly necessary. Having seen a disposable income squeeze, consumers became more rational and careful in their expenditures and they carefully evaluated various choices. They were also willing to pay a little more for product innovation but only if at an acceptable price.

New Market Research Report: Vacuum Cleaners in Australia

LogoVacuum cleaners benefited from increasingly busy consumer lifestyles during the review period, with this encouraging a higher household penetration. Cylinder vacuum cleaners is the product area with the highest level of household penetration, reaching almost 71% in 2013, but even this product continued to expand in the year, rising by almost half a percentage point. More households acquired vacuum cleaners at the end of the review period, as they sought to make house cleaning easier, while many...

Legal Services in Europe - New Market Study Published

LogoLegal Services in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Europe legal services market. Includes market size data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

New Market Report Now Available: Air Care in Dominican Republic

LogoAs many consumers consider spending on air care products a superfluous expenditure during an economic slowdown, companies increased prices considerably below inflation (decreasing them in constant terms) in order to prevent consumers cutting back on their purchases.

Market Report, "Wipes in the United Arab Emirates", Published

LogoDue to the growing trend for multipurpose detergents, consumers are demanding multifunctional wipes with the increasingly busier lifestyles growing demand for easy forms of home cleaning. Busier lifestyles have also led to consumers demanding convenient formats for on-the-go cleansing. Consumer education on hygiene has grown in the United Arab Emirates over the review period and this has reflected positively on this category, where consumers seek easier formats of antibacterial cleansing.

New Market Study Published: TELUS Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

LogoMarketLines' TELUS Corporation Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by TELUS Corporation since January 2007. These reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advantage.

Recent Study: Laundry Care in Nigeria

LogoIn an intensely competitive market, where Unilever Nigeria Plc can no longer take the lead of its Omo brand for granted, major manufacturers engaged in various marketing activities to maintain their brands' visibility and try to capture more consumers. Most re-branding activity took the form of added claims or an increased number of varied pack sizes. A new variant of Omo Multi Active was introduced during 2013, with the company stating that it contained 'Max Clean' particles, which makes it an...

"Movies & Entertainment in the United States" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoMovies & Entertainment in the United States industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2009-13, and forecast to 2018). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States movies & entertainment market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

New Report Available: Wipes in Nigeria

LogoThe increasing appreciation of the task-specific benefits of wipes by consumers saw it grow in 2013. Economic growth and growing incomes for the middle/upper classes means consumers spent more on wipes than substitutes such as napkins and handkerchiefs; products were more visibly available in retail outlets. Wipes also continued to see new product types being introduced; following the introduction of cosmetic wipes and general purpose wipes in 2011, 2012 saw the introduction of window/glass...

New Market Research Report: Life Insurance Premiums and Claims in Denmark to 2017: Market Brief

LogoThis report is the result of Timetric's extensive market research covering the life insurance industry in Denmark. It contains detailed historic and forecast data for gross written premiums, premiums per capita, insurance penetration, gross claims, paid claims, incurred loss, loss ratio percentage and combined ratio. 'Life Insurance Premiums and Claims in Denmark to 2017: Market Brief' provides detailed insight into the operating environment of the life insurance industry in Denmark. It is an essential tool for companies active across the Danish life insurance value chain and for new players considering to enter the market.

Sanitary Protection in Brazil - New Market Report

LogoManufacturers have made continuous investments in launching new products, marketing campaigns, and extending access to products for an increasing number of women over the review period, which has helped stimulate sales of sanitary protection goods. The competitive environment within sanitary protection in Brazil is intense and key manufacturers are having difficulties in establishing themselves.

Now Available: The Rising Appeal of Small Mammal/Reptile Food

LogoAlthough smaller and less developed than dog and cat food, the small mammal/reptile category has performed relatively well in a difficult economic environment. The rising popularity and appeal of small mammals particularly among couples with small children has contributed to this growth. Moreover, the emerging pet humanisation trend is also creating opportunities for value-added products, particularly those emphasising health and wellness or naturalness, in addition to snacks.

"Sanitary Protection in Costa Rica" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoThe further movement towards offering more added value and premium products was the main trend within sanitary protection in Costa Rica during 2013. As demand for value for money continued to develop, manufacturers added value features to their brands. They also encouraged the use of more innovative products such as tampons and pantyliners, which are capable of generating better profit margins to producers, while suiting and increasing the number of usage occasions among women.

Recent Study: Retail Tissue in Poland

LogoRetail tissue, ie kitchen towels, paper tableware, tissues and toilet paper, benefits from steady demand as most of the categories are used in almost every household, being considered necessity items. With regard to shopping behaviour, better-off consumers typically choose better-quality products offering enhanced durability, eye-catching designs and improved softness. At the same time, price-sensitive buyers tend to reach for economy offerings and private label with price being the most...

Market Report, "Atlantic Power Corporation - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report", Published

LogoMarketLines' Atlantic Power Corporation Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments report includes business description, detailed reports on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestments, capital raisings, venture capital investments, ownership and partnership transactions undertaken by Atlantic Power Corporation since January 2007. These reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organization to sustain its competitive advantage.

Incontinence in Venezuela - New Market Report

LogoIn an interview with an important competitor, it was revealed that during 2013 plants expanded to produce incontinence products in the country. Companies emphasise their commitment to the development of products that have been affected by the shortage in the country, despite the difficulties that arise in the Venezuelan economy. The competitor's vision is long term, and the aim is to not stop investing in Venezuela. For this player the cost of leaving is greater than that of the market exchange...

Incontinence in Kazakhstan - New Market Research Report

LogoIncontinence is a relatively new area within tissue and hygiene in Kazakhstan and volume sales remain relatively low, standing at 0.07 sheets per person in 2013. Within the area, moderate/heavy purpose incontinence sheets account for almost all sales.

Report Published: "Polishes in Costa Rica"

LogoFurniture polishes continued to experience further levels of segmentation with certain leading brands, such as Pledge, focusing on multi-purpose formulations while maintaining some of its most popular specialised products, such as wood. These multi-surface cleaners tend to specify their range of uses through product labels and include metal, wood, glass, general furniture, vinyl, electronics and leather, focusing on offering cleansing, protection and polishing properties in one product. On the...

New Market Report: Luxury Writing Instruments and Stationery in Thailand

LogoA change towards the digital world amongst Thai consumers had a direct impact on demand for luxury writing instruments and stationery. The trend was apparent over the review period but it was becoming even more obvious in 2013 thanks to a fast development of existing electronic gadgets. Nonetheless, the use of luxury writing instruments and stationery was expanding amongst young executives who sought not just a writing instrument but also a status symbol. The rise of middle-class young...

Just Released: "Bleach in Egypt"

LogoIn 2013, bleach continued to be seen as a household cleaning staple in Egypt and was used in the cleaning of tiles, floors, kitchen surfaces and bathrooms, amongst other things. Thus, it continued to see dynamic volume growth in 2013 as population grew, higher than that seen over the review period. The affordability of bleach also continued to push volume sales among cash-strapped consumers in the post-Revolution years. Also, due to inflationary pressures in the post-revolutionary climate,...

New Market Study, "Air Care in Egypt", Has Been Published

LogoRetail value sales saw healthy growth of 4% in 2013. This was mainly driven by car air fresheners. Car air fresheners remained highly affordable at an average unit price of EGBP5.20 per unit in 2013 and this fact combined with heavy pollution in Egypt ensured that these products continued to be seen as necessities. These factors, added to strong population growth, contributed to the performance seen in 2013.

Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iPad: Two Approaches to the Tablet Market - New Market Research Report

LogoGiven the rapidly changing tablet market environment, and the introduction of new models in both Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire range, a re-examination of the two companies' strategies is warranted: What are these strategies? How do they go about achieving their aims? And how have they changed since the introduction of the original Kindle Fire in 2011?

Recent Study: Air Care in Colombia

LogoDespite the improvement in income, Colombian consumers still continue preferring spray/aerosol air fresheners more than any other kind, as they account for 51% of total air care sales. Price differential is one of the main reasons and that in most cases consumers are seeking immediate solutions to bad odours. The great acceptance of aerosol formats has led to products with disinfectant and deodorising properties gaining ground in the country.

Retail Tissue in Nigeria - New Market Report

LogoGrowth in the population was the most important factor driving the growth of retail tissue sales in Nigeria in 2013. As the population grew, supported by massive urban concentration and rising disposable income, demand for tissue increased accordingly as consumers spent more on the products. Unlike western countries, retail tissue was not yet mature in Nigeria in 2013, with usage still very low in per capita terms. This is because Nigerians traditionally use water or cloth/paper for the kinds...