Occasionally I have had questions from people researching the disposable income or purchasing power of high school students. This kind of information is typically hard to find, as most of the sources that I know of that track spending and income start at the age of 18. However, a quick search in Mintel Oxygen yields … Continued
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This is a very common question, and rather than reinvent the wheel, I suggest visiting Steve Kramer’ guide to Citing Business Databases in APA format. Steve covers many of the databases that we use and provides examples for citations in APA format. For those databases that we have that are not covered in the guide, … Continued
If you are looking for market share in an industry by brand or by company, then Passport GMID is likely the best choice. Passport GMID is very useful in finding company or brand market share for the global industry or for a number of individual countries. Here is a step-by-step process for retrieving this type of information. In this example, I am looking for global and United States market shares for both brands and companies. … Continued
That’s the question I received from two different people on IM yesterday. While chatting with them online, I searched the usual places (Passport GMID, Mintel Oxygen, Mediamark Reporter) for topics relating to pottery, ceramics, etc, but only retrieved information relating to cookware, home furnishings, and The Pottery Barn. I figured as much, but I decided … Continued
Today I got an IM from a student asking “Where can I find wine consumption by state?”. It took a bit of doing, but we eventually found some information that worked. It was a tough question, and here is how I found the information. … Continued
I started working this evening at 6:00 P.M. and it is now 7:30. This is what the last hour-and-a-half has looked like. It’s been a whole lot of fun answering tons of business questions. Keep the questions coming!! I’m here until 10.
Do you need to know statistics or figures about the wages/salaries of workers in the books store retail industry? The first place I’d check is the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They have data on a variety of retail sectors, as well as specific statistics about bookstore workers. The tables for each industry contain occupational employment and wage … Continued
Question I received the question from a patron on September 10, 2009: “i am looking for CO2 permits prices per ton (EU Markets) or (EU Stock exchange markets)data from 2005 up to date if possible. what i am looking for looks like prices $ per ton CO2 in monthly basis.” Answer I initially thought Eurostat … Continued
Need to find a snapshot of one of the key industries in Ohio? The Ohio Department of Development has an Ohio Industry Series that offers snapshots of the broad industry categories in Ohio.