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CHEMICALS, COATINgS & PLASTICS                                     Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings                         ...
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  2. 2. Plunkett Research, Ltd.™ 4Industry Almanacs in Print 4 A note from Jack W. Plunkett NEW! Your Purchase Includes Book Data Updates and Exports Online We now offer more ways for you to access Plunkett As a book purchaser, you can register for free, 1-year, 1-seat Research™ data than ever before, at a variety of price online access to the latest data for your book’s industry points that will suit your budget. trends, statistics and company profiles. This includes tools to export company data and mailing lists. We are migrat- • eBooks: individual titles or collections, in enhanced ing from our former CD-ROMs, for supplemental data and PDF format export tools, to the web. Simply send us the registration • Online: through our easy-to-use, affordable form included in the front of your book, and we will send Plunkett Research Online™ system, loaded with ter- you a user name and password. In this manner, you will rific tools and features have access to our continual updates during the year. • Printed Industry Almanacs: fully rewritten and Here’s What You’ll Find Inside Each updated for 2011 editions, covering the world’s most important industries Industry-Specific Reference Work: • Yes—we offer packages that combine online access Trends Analysis: with books or eBooks! Our staff looks forward to working with you to create 4 market changes Global the exact combination of products you need at a price 4Technology trends you can afford—just give us a call. An important note: For years, our printed almanacs 4Regulatory trends were delivered with CD-ROM databases included, containing company profiles. For 2011 and beyond, 4 product develop- Strategies, concepts and we are migrating from CD-ROMs to the web. As a ment book purchaser, you can register for free, 1-year, 1-seat online access to the latest data for your book’s industry 4Segment-by-segment discussion trends, statistics and company profiles. This includes tools to export company data. In this manner, book Statistical charts, tables buyers will get online access, at no added cost, to new information as we post our continuous updates and forecasts throughout the year. Company profiles of As the economic recovery gains steam, you and your associates need market research you can rely on. You hundreds of leading firms need to understand the most important industry trends and financial changes, and the impact of the continu- Glossary ing technological revolution that is sweeping the world. That’s the role of Plunkett Research™—helping you Contacts chapter: move ahead through accurate, timely, innovative busi- ness information on a global basis. Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce our new 4Industry associations imprint for books covering global business, finance, 4Professional societies investments, management and consulting, BizExecs Press™. The first title is my new personal project, The Next Boom. This exciting new book will be published 4Government agencies in the fall of 2010—don’t miss it! Thorough indexes and cross-indexes MARC Records Provided Jack W. Plunkett CEO & Publisher Each book covers trends, technologies, market research, Copyright © 2010, All Rights Reserved finances, glossaries and profiles of leading companies.
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  5. 5. MAkE THE CONNECTION. gET ACCESS.New!The Next Boom Contents INDUSTRY SECTORS/TITLES PAGE Advertising What You Absolutely, Positively Have to Know Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac 4 Airlines, Hotels & Travel About the World Between Now and 2025 Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 5 Apparel & Textiles Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 6 Automobiles Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac 7 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Plunkett’s Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 8 Computers & Internet Plunkett’s E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac 9 Plunkett’s InfoTech Industry Almanac 10 Consulting, Outsourcing & Offshoring Plunkett’s Consulting Industry Almanac 11 Plunkett’s Outsourcing & Offshoring Industry Almanac 12 Energy Plunkett’s Energy Industry Almanac 13 Plunkett’s Renewable, Alternative & Hydrogen Energy Industry Almanac 14 Engineering & Research Plunkett’s Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 15 Plunkett’s Nanotechnology & MEMS Industry Almanac 16 Entertainment & Media Plunkett’s Entertainment & Media Industry Almanac 17 Financial Services, Banking, Insurance,From: BizExecs Books™, an imprint of Plunkett Research, Ltd.™ Investments & MortgagesTrade Hard Cover, 6” X 9”, approx. 300 pages $29.99 Plunkett’s Banking, Mortgages & Credit Industry Almanac 18Print ISBN: 978-1-60879-999-2 Plunkett’s Insurance Industry Almanac 19eBook ISBN: 978-1-60879-901-5 Plunkett’s Investment & Securities Industry Almanac 20 Food & Beverages Plunkett’s Food Industry Almanac 21Three powerful building blocks will support a re- Health Care & Biotechnewal of prosperity and global economic growth. Plunkett’s Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac 22 Plunkett’s Health Care Industry Almanac 231. A soaring global population. Job Seekers & Careers The Almanac of American Employers 242. Sweeping changes in consumers, demographics and edu- Plunkett’s Companion to The Almanac of cation. American Employers 243. Emerging technologies, centered on health care, wireless Middle Market communications, biotechnology, nanotechnology and Plunkett’s Almanac of Middle Market Companies 25 energy. Real Estate & Construction Plunkett’s Real Estate & Construction Industry Almanac 26Jack W. Plunkett, award-winning author and CEO of Retailbusiness and industry analysis firm Plunkett Research, Ltd.™, Plunkett’s Retail Industry Almanac 27shows how you will be best prepared to succeed during the SportsNext Boom if you have a firm understanding of this three-part Plunkett’s Sports Industry Almanac 28foundation. This information is vital for leaders in business Telecommunications & Wirelessand government, investors, managers, entrepreneurs and Plunkett’s Telecommunications Industry Almanac 29educators. The Next Boom and the changes that are entailedwill have a deep, evolutionary effect on all of us. The book Plunkett’s Wireless, Wi-Fi, RFID & Cellular Industry Almanac 30addresses issues and opportunities for thinking, proactive Transportation, Supply Chain & Logisticspeople. Plunkett’s Transportation, Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Almanac 31 3
  6. 6. ADvERTISINg, BRANDINg & MARkETINg Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding Industry Almanac Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding The only complete guide to the advertising and branding industry GET ACCESS TO011 COMPLETE INDUSTRY007 RESEARCH Industry Almanac 2011g Complete profiles on the top companies with the latest statistics Plunkett’s Advertising & Branding and trends in: 4Marketing 4Advertising 4Branding 4Online Strategies 4Media Strategies ISBN: 978-1-59392-196-5 | $299.99 | Includes Online Edition 4Positioning Strategies 4Consulting E-Book ISBN: 978-1-59392-539-0 |Publication Date: April 2011 The advertising business is going through rapid changes due 4Includes to consolidation and globalization. Meanwhile, more than ever before, Free Online Tools advertisers who want to create a seamless global brand need the services of multinational agencies and consultants who can help them in dozens of countries Jack W. Plunkett worldwide. The fields of advertising, marketing and branding and public relations are covered in-depth in this important volume, from television advertising to directunkett earch, Ltd. mail, from online advertising to branding and image, from agencies to consultants. “This new guide broadly covers data and areas of interest ranging Online advertising is booming. Many engines such Google from branding strategy and trends are seeing revenues soar thanks to paid search inclusion. Also, more and more of to emerging technology...reliable, advertising budgets are being directed to online ads. Advertisers of all types authoritative resource.” American Reference have learned that targeted ads online are now highly productive. Newspapers, Books Annual magazines, radio and television are trying to adapt and evolve to changes in audiences and technology. This new guide includes: 1. Advertising, branding and marketing industry trends and market research IndustryNote sm 2. Advertising agency consolidation, mergers, acquisitions and globalization LOHAS & Advertising 3. Consumer audience trends, and changes in consumer viewing habits to Socially Conscious Consumers 4. Search engine paid placement and marketing trends LOHAS, an acronym for 5. Online marketing and advertising trends, both B2B and B2C Lifestyles of Health and 6. Proliferation of media outlets Sustainability, describes 7. Audience fragmentation consumers whose purchases are influenced by matters such 8. Trends in advertising on television, radio, magazines and newspapers as social responsibility, energy 9. Trends in branding and private-label merchandising efficiency and environmental impact. They prefer to buy 10. Profiles of hundreds of leading companies organic or “natural” foods and personal care products; they You’ll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market also often prefer alternative research report in one superb, value-priced package. medicines and therapies, in the This title contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry form of acupuncture, massage associations, Internet sites and other resources. It also includes statistical tables, an and herbal remedies. They seek industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book low-impact housing and trans- includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies in all portation. Furthermore, these facets of the industry. Here you’ll find complete profiles of the hot companies that consumers tend to be strong are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in the business. advocates for renewable energy and reusable materials, and they seek out socially-conscious prod- ucts and companies. Although this group of people is far from homogeneous, it represents a significant portion of the consumer market and a fertile sector for advertisers. 4 www.plunkettresearch.com 713.932.0000
  7. 7. AIRLINES, HOTEL & TRAvEL Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac20112007 The only complete guide to the airline, hotel and travel industry GET ACCESS TO COMPLETE INDUSTRY Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac 2011 RESEARCH g Complete profiles on the top companies with the latest statistics Plunkett’s Airline, Hotel & Travel and trends in: 4Airlines 4Hotels 4Travel Agencies 4E-commerce ISBN: 978-1-59392-180-4 | $299.99 | Includes Online Edition 4Cruise Lines 4Casino Hotels 4Car Rental E-Book ISBN: 978-1-59392-523-9 |Publication Date: September 2010 The travel and tourism industry continues to adjust to difficult challenges, including high fuel and energy costs, global economic 4Includes strains and tight corporate travel budgets. Airlines have cut passenger Free Online Tools capacity and started charging numerous fees in a bid to boost revenues per seat Jack W. Plunkett and per passenger mile. Cruise lines are building the largest ships yet in a bid for better efficiency and increased profits per passenger. PlunkettResearch, Ltd. “Especially useful for market The booking of travel online is perhaps the most successful niche research, strategic planning and of all of the world’s e-commerce efforts. Consumers use the Internet to job hunting. Recommended for become better informed and to seek bargains. Online sites like Expedia, Priceline business reference collections.” and Orbitz steer millions of consumers toward specific airlines and hotels in a American Reference Books Annual manner that lowers prices and improves satisfaction among consumers. This carefully-researched book is a complete travel and tourism market research and business intelligence tool – everything you need, including: IndustryNote sm 1. Market research, competitive intelligence and business analysis Maglev Trains go 300 MPH! for all travel and tourism business sectors Train travel has long been an 2. Analysis of hotel and resort operators alternative to flying, but often 3. Cruise industry and cruise ship trends and statistics not a viable one if you need to 4. Airline industry analysis and trends get somewhere fast. Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains are 5. Entertainment destinations and theme parks changing the status quo. After 6. Tour operators, travel services and travel consolidators decades of research and testing, maglev trains have entered the 7. The largest travel agencies realm of popular use, albeit on a 8. E-commerce trends in the travel business limited scale. Thanks to power- ful magnetic fields, these trains 9. Casino hotels and gambling destinations float 3/8” above their tracks. 10. Car rental companies Unhindered by rail friction, they 11. Passenger train operators can zip along at speeds up to 300 miles per hour. In some 12. Personal jet, air taxi and business jet trends cases, trains may be the cheap- est and fastest way to provide You’ll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market a quick and reliable means of research report in one superb, value-priced package. This book also transport between far-reaching includes statistical tables, a travel industry glossary, industry contacts and locations. In Shanghai, a maglev thorough indexes. The corporate profile section of the book includes our train serves passengers between proprietary, in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies. the Pudong Airport and the City Center. The 19-mile trip takes only eight minutes. Its top speed is 310 miles per hour. www.plunkettresearch.com 713.932.0000 5
  8. 8. APPAREL & TExTILES Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2011 The only complete guide to the apparel and textiles industry GET ACCESS TO COMPLETE INDUSTRY RESEARCH Plunkett’s Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2011 g Complete profiles on the top companies with the latest statisticsIndustry AlmanacPlunkett’s Apparel & Textiles and trends in: 4Clothing and Fashions 4Shoes ISBN: 978-1-59392-197-2 | $299.99 | Includes Online Edition 4Retailing 4Supply Chain & Logistics 4Manufacturing and Technology 4Designers 4Fabrics and Textiles E-Book ISBN: 978-1-60879-998-5 |Publication Date: April 2011 4Globalization The apparel and textiles business comprises a wide variety of skills and industry sectors, from fashion designers to contract manufacturers, from 4Includes Free Online Tools basic textiles manufacturing to distributors. In addition, a large number of major retail store chains have a significant influence on the apparel and fashions business. Jack W. Plunkett Plunkett Rapid changes have taken place in apparel manufacturing in recent Research, Ltd. years. The vast majority of clothing sold in the most affluent nations, such as the “The work is clearly organized United States and the United Kingdom, is manufactured in foreign lands, China and accessible, as each chapter in particular. Contract manufacturing and outsourcing are booming, and import/ begins with a succinct summary of export trade issues continue to lead to heated debate. its contents...the Almanac achieves its goal, providing comprehensive This carefully-researched book provides a complete apparel and textiles industry and company research under one cover...The Plunkett market research, business analysis and competitive intelligence tool – everything guide deserves high marks.” you need to know about the business of apparel, textiles, fashions, design, clothing American Reference retailing and distribution, as well as manufacturing, technology and logistics, Books Annual including: 1. Clothing and fashion design and designers IndustryNote sm 2. Textile manufacturing 3. Clothing manufacturing, including apparel, shoes and accessories Exercise Apparel Sales Boom 4. Globalization of the apparel and textiles industry, including contract While Americans (as well as manufacturing in such nations as China, Vietnam and the residents of many other Dominican Republic countries from Mexico to China) 5. Retail store chains in the fashion and apparel industry, including major have been putting on weight, department stores, shoe stores, clothing stores and specialty retailers they have also developed a keen interest in sports apparel and 6. The growing use of private label fashions (store brands) at major retailers workout gear. This is one of 7. Discount retailing of apparel at such chains as Wal-Mart and Kohl’s the fastest-growing product categories in the apparel and 8. Growth in e-commerce sales of clothing and accessories shoe sector. Over 40 million 9. The growing use of nanotechnology-based textiles (nanotextiles Americans have some sort of and nanofabrics) gym membership, and they need appropriate clothing 10. Apparel industry technologies to wear while they workout. 11. Clothing distribution logistics and direct-to-store inventory Plunkett Research™ estimates methods, use of RFID the active sports apparel seg- ment of the U.S. retail clothing You’ll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market market at approximately $50 bil- research report in one superb, value-priced package. lion yearly. The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) identified sports apparel and home fitness products as key growth areas. 6 www.plunkettresearch.com 713.932.0000
  9. 9. AUTOMOBILE Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac20112007 The only complete guide to the automobile industry GET ACCESS TO COMPLETE INDUSTRY RESEARCH Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac 2011 g Complete profiles on the top companies with the latest statistics Plunkett’s Automobile Industry Almanac and trends in: 4Automobiles 4Trucks 4RVs 4Dealerships 4Parts ISBN: 978-1-59392-181-1 | $299.99 | Includes Online Edition 4Automotive Financial Services 4Automotive E-commerce E-Book ISBN: 978-1-59392-524-6 |Publication Date: October 2010 4Components Manufacturing The global Automobile Industry Crisis. The global automobile industry is recovering from the recession. Even outstanding firms like Toyota and 4Includes Free Online Tools Honda were suffering from slow sales. Many auto makers were short of cash – some, including Saab, GM and Chrysler, took bankruptcy. Vast changes are under- Jack W. Plunkett way for manufacturers and sellers of cars, trucks, parts and components if they are PlunkettResearch, to remain viable. A handful of car companies, notably Hyundai and Kia of Korea, Ltd. along with China’s BYD Co., have extremely bright prospects due to innovative “This ... resource examines major products offered at bargain prices. Meanwhile, consumers have made a dramatic issues and trends in the automobile shift toward fuel efficient vehicles, and the outlook for plug-in electric hybrids is industry and offers detailed tables bright. and charts of statistics, along with profiles of 400 of the world’s E-commerce is having profound effects on the car industry. Consumers leading automobile industry firms, from car makers to technology use the Internet to become better informed before making an automobile purchase. providers...” Online sites like Autobytel steer millions of car buyers toward specific dealers Reference & Research while the same sites deliver competing bids for cars, insurance and financing in a Book News manner that lowers costs and improves satisfaction among consumers. Meanwhile, automobile manufacturers are using the latest in e-commerce methods to manage their supply chains and replenish their inventories. IndustryNote sm This exciting new book is a complete reference tool for everything you need to know about the car, truck and specialty vehicles business, including: 1 Billion vehicles on the 1. Automotive industry trends and market research World’s Highways Soon Globally, about 60-70 million 2. Car and truck industry mergers, acquisitions and globalization new cars are sold each year. 3. Automobile manufacturers and distributors The fastest-growing markets 4. Truck manufacturers include India, China and Indonesia. There are approxi- 5. Manufacturers of specialty vehicles such as RVs, buses mately 250 million vehicles in and motorcycles operation in the United States. 6. Automobile loans, insurance and other financial services Around the world, there are approximately 900 million cars 7. Automobile dealerships and light trucks on the road. 8. Automobile components, parts and systems manufacturers By 2020, that number will reach 1 billion. Currently, those 9. Retail auto parts stores vehicles burn nearly 250 10. How e-commerce is affecting the automobile business billion gallons of fuel yearly. 11. Advances in automobile technologies, manufacturing The fact that very affordable technology, design and telematics cars, such as the Tata Nano at only $2,500, are coming to 12. Fuel efficiency, hybrid vehicles, fuel cells and electric vehicles market will accelerate car sales in emerging nations. www.plunkettresearch.com 713.932.0000 7
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