Consolidation Continues in the US Paper & Paperboard Industry

Consolidation Continues in the US Paper & Paperboard Industry

Due to continued competitive pressures, such as a slow-growing market for their products, the US paper and paperboard industry - already dominated by large, vertically integrated firms - continues to consolidate.


Two Alternatives to Conventional Insurance: Self-Funded & Provider-Owned

Two Alternatives to Conventional Insurance: Self-Funded & Provider-Owned

Self-funded plans represent one alternative to conventional risk-based insurance. In addition, healthcare providers (eg, hospital systems) are offering another option, provider-owned plans.


Lego’s Loss May Not be Competitors’ Gain

Lego’s Loss May Not be Competitors’ Gain

Earlier this month, Lego announced that it would cut 1,400 jobs after reporting revenue and profit both fell in the first half of 2017, driven by declines in US sales. Much of the discussion around this story has focused on contributing factors within the company. However, these declines may also signal waning popularity in construction toys.


Trucks Are the Next Major Frontier in Electric Vehicles

Trucks Are the Next Major Frontier in Electric Vehicles

In the highly competitive trucking industry, fleet operators seek to increase fuel efficiency as a means to reduce operating costs. In addition, regulations are prompting medium- and heavy-duty (MD/HD) vehicle manufactures to increase investments in technologies that can to boost fuel economy and limit emissions.