in the News – March Highlights Press.jpgLast month,'s publishing divisions were cited in a number of high-profile publications including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, among many others.

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The Economist: An Improbable Global Shortage: Sand

With house-building in the West yet to recover fully from the 2007-08 crisis, Asia has been, by far, the main source of demand. Figures from the Freedonia Group, a market-research firm, suggest that, of the 13.7bn tonnes of sand mined worldwide for construction last year, 70% was used in Asia. 

The report: World Construction Aggregates

Bloomberg Businessweek: Remember When Trump Said He Saved 1,100 Jobs at a Carrier Plant? Well globalization doesn’t give a damn.

Here’s the essential thing to understand about business: Furnaces are all pretty much the same, a heater and a blower inside a box. Or as Kyle Peters, an analyst with market research firm Freedonia Group says, "There are not any key industry secrets that make one manufacturer better than another."

The report: World HVAC Equipment

Wall Street Journal: Whirlpool to Restructure Dryer Manufacturing in Europe

Other manufacturers are shifting production to Poland to reduce costs and bolster their foothold inside the EU’s single market. Some analysts say Whirlpool’s decision to maintain production in the U.K. could help the company hedge against any future tariffs on imported appliances as the country moves forward with plans to exit from the EU.

"It does give them a little bit of a safety valve," said Kyle Peters, an analyst who covers home-appliance makers at The Freedonia Group in Cleveland.

The report: World Major Household Appliances

Forbes: 7 Key Facts You Need to Know Before Investing in Drone Technology

More and more companies are putting drones to work, including tech giants, manufacturers, utilities, and news organizations. With a broad range of practical applications and rapidly evolving technology, drones offer huge untapped potential, but not every market offers equal opportunities for growth.

The report: Drones (UAVs)

International Business Times: Spring Cleaning Tips – 7 Organizational Hacks for the Year Ahead

Retail sales for organizational home goods came totaled $16 billion in 2016, according to a report released earlier this month by Packaged Facts, a division of 

The report: Home Organization in the U.S.

The Baltimore Sun: As Meal Kit Industry Grows, Terra’s Kitchen Eyes Expansion

The Rockville-based research firm Packaged Facts estimated the meal kit industry was worth $1.5 billion in an April 2016 report, and the firm expects it to grow to "a multi-billion dollar market" in the next five years.

The report: Meal Kit Delivery Services in the U.S.

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: Molecular Diagnostics Continues to Deliver

Simply said, molecular diagnostic products on average experience faster revenue growth than other testing products. The worldwide molecular diagnostics market is projected to reach nearly $10 billion in 2021, according to Kalorama Information’s latest report.

Related study: World Molecular Diagnostics Market, 7th Edition Point of Care Diagnostics Usher in Era of Personalized Medicine

In 2016, healthcare providers spent $18.4 billion on quick-read pregnancy tests, complete blood counts, and endocrinology concerns, as well as testing for illnesses including influenza, mono, and strep, says a report by Kalorama Information.

Related study: The World Market for Point of Care (POC) Diagnostics

Research Information: From Robotics to Rijeka

In October 2016, Simba Information reported that open access (OA) books are estimated to grow 30 percent a year, and that there are nearly 10,000 scholarly and academic open access books available on the internet today.

Related study: Open Access Book Publishing

Quirk's Marketing Research Review: What's Shaping MR?

The global marketing research services market is forecast to reach $115 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3 percent, according to a report on

The report: Market Research Services Market Global Briefing 2017

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About the Author: Sarah Schmidt is a Managing Editor at, a leading provider of global market intelligence products and services.

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