Fabricated Metals Drilling Into Growing Construction Market

Fabricated Metals Drilling Into Growing Construction Market

The US fabricated metals industry is highly affected by construction markets, as a significant amount of fabricated metal products are used in various construction projects. Robust growth in construction activity – both in the US and in key export markets – is allowing fabricated metal producers, particularly those specializing in structural metals, to forge a better path to 2021...


Kraft Heinz’s Bid for Unilever Shows Processed Food Industry’s Appetite for Change

Kraft Heinz’s Bid for Unilever Shows Processed Food Industry’s Appetite for Change

Unilever declined a takeover offer of over $140 billion from Kraft Heinz, stating that the offer “fundamentally undervalues” the company. The rebuff prompted Kraft Heinz to withdraw the offer, but speculation continues that the company may be hungry for another merger...


Celebrity Chefs & Premium Items Heating up Demand for Tableware & Kitchenware

Celebrity Chefs & Premium Items Heating up Demand for Tableware & Kitchenware

US demand for tableware and kitchenware is projected to total $12.7 billion in 2021. Growth will be aided by gains in disposable personal income, improvements in household formation and home sales, and increases in new marriages...


Turmoil in Textiletown

Turmoil in Textiletown

There’s trouble in the US home textiles market. Leading retailers and their suppliers have been shaken by a series of supply chain scandals that have brought the veracity of a wide swath of product claims under scrutiny. While these events have created a major headache for leading players, they represent an opportunity for others...