A new efficiency standard for natural gas furnaces has created an ongoing debate within the furnace manufacturing industry concerning increased costs and payback results for consumers. Several compromises have developed, though at this point the implementation of the rule is in question. A Freedonia expert weighs in on what this means for the heating equipment market.
Trends focused on quick and easy meal preparation for home cooks have led to greater demand for food products that help to take the frustration out of the cooking process. This means that retailers are shrinking down meat packages and adding new lines of precooked and preseasoned products in convenient and ready-to-use formats that can be priced at a premium. A Freedonia expert explains what this means for the packaging market.
The legal marijuana industry has been framed by many as a high-growth industry on its own, creating jobs and generating significant revenue. However, ongoing concerns with federal legality and corporate restrictions, coupled with significant theft concerns, have made it a complicated industry for security services. Learn more about how marijuana growers and dispensaries have created opportunities for the security services industry.
As baby boomers downsize their homes, their storage and organization needs will change. These lifestyle changes will influence many trends in the home organization market, including rising interest in products designed to maximize storage in under-used spaces and a preference toward stylish, high-value products meant to be stored in plain sight.
If there’s one thing that DIY wood coaters value above all else, it’s simplicity. For this reason, products that combine two functions, like stain-and-sealer and self-priming paints, will gain further popularity. Find out how these trends will influence the wood coating market in the US.
As the US home construction and remodeling market heats up, roofing distributors -- companies that buy roofing in bulk and re-sell it in more manageable quantities to contractors and other customers -- are poised to capitalize. Several major distributors are working to consolidate the industry and expand their respective footprints.
Finding the right temperature that will make most people comfortable can be a difficult balancing act. However, the installation of VRF heat pumps enable separate rooms in a central system to have independent temperature control. Learn more about this technology and how it will impact the overall heat pump market.
While US motor vehicle production levels are basically unchanged from ten years ago, the use of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites in motor vehicles has expanded by nearly 40 percent. Strategic alliances among FRP manufacturers, interest in lightweight vehicles, and other factors drive growth.