The economic upheaval amid changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic is leading workers to rethink career choices or to retire
As the consequences of climate change become more pronounced, certain locales, such as California, are expected to see more frequent and severer wildfires. Wildfires aren’t often seen as good news, as they cause danger to life and property. Nonetheless, however grim, growing numbers of wildfires are also likely to expand revenues for three groups of forest industry stakeholders.
With the introduction of newer streaming services such as Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock in an already widespread field of ubiquitous offerings, are consumers bound to shift from cord-cutting to subscription-cutting?
Bikesharing programs have grown in popularity in recent years and are sweeping cities across the nation as an environmentally friendly form of public transportation. Their presence certainly sparks interest in cycling among a demographic far-removed from bicycles in their daily lives, but will traditional bike sales benefit or be cannibalized by a new rental industry?
Airbnb has quickly grown from a novel idea to rent air mattresses to strangers for a night to a major player in the lodging and travel industry, and the growth has caught the attention of numerous parties.
Quick question: what products can you sell as a service? Clothing? Check. Furniture? Check. Music? Check. Cars? Yes indeed. Even Americans’ love affair with vehicle ownership is going by the wayside – or so it seems. Proclamations of the end of personal car ownership are in vogue. Car subscription services – where consumers pay a fixed monthly fee to drive a vehicle they are renting – are one of the innovative services aiming to liberate us all from the responsibility of ownership. However, the prospects of car subscriptions as a mass-market mobility service appear limited.
The US civil aircraft industry is projected to continue growing through 2023, with shipments expected to reach a nominal value of more than $100 billion that year. In part, the growing volume of aircraft assembled in the US by Airbus will help boost output. That and other key trends in the US industry are outlined below.
After the US Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Duty rule was struck down by a federal appeals court in 2018, the federal government has yet to issue another iteration of the rule. However, a handful of states are attempting to create a robust standard.
In February 2019, Caliber Collision acquired ABRA Auto Body & Glass, and the new company is expected to operate over 1,000 locations in the US. This acquisition (which was predictable) is emblematic of the market share gains that the “Big Four” body shops – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Caliber Collision, Gerber Collision & Glass, and Service King – effected over the last decade.
Long dominated by massive firms cloaked in secrecy, the model and value of consultancy services delivered by the likes of McKinsey and EY is being challenged. Startups are competing with lower-tier consultancies by making consulting an option for companies that would otherwise be unable to afford it.