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Finding market information on consumer goods, services, lifestyle, etc.
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Focus on the Consumer: Demographic Information


Focus on the Consumer: Spending and Demographics

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American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns
ISBN: 193511428X
Publication Date: 2011

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Who's Buying Series, 13 vols.
Publication Date: 2013
Overview of spending that provides insights into consumer spending patterns. Specific volumes include:groceries, transportation, entertainment, apparel, health care, pets, electronics, furnishings, restaurants, beverages, by age and by race.

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Household Spending
Publication Date: 2013


Focus on the Industry/Product

Hundreds of Industry Analysis reports, with economic and demographic  information, Industry Research reports & Business Environment reports.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Industry Surveys
Comprehensive overviews of 55 major U.S. industries, includes: trends, forecasts, major players, market share data, key ratios and statistics.
Value Line
102 Industry Commentary reports and Value Line's ranking of that industry. Select "Lookup Industry."
Mintel Oxygen Academic
Reports include data & analysis of the competitive landscape: market sizes, shares and forecasts, brand profiles and product innovation. Primary consumer research, key trends, behavior and attitudes.
Reports include industry description, growth rating, top companies, forecast , indicators and current news. Select Industries tab and click Browse industry list.
Business Source Complete  - MarketLine Industry Profiles
These profiles include: forecasts for the market, market value, volume and segmentation data, macroeconomic indicator & competitor analysis and leading companies in the sector/industry. U.S. & International
Passport GMID (Euromonitor)
International focus -- contains full-text market reports, comments from expert industry and country analysts.

Library databases which contain industry news:

Business Source Complete
Lexis Nexis Academic
Wall Street Journal

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