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MARKETING RESEARCH (BUS420)

Welch Packaging

DATABASES
EBSCO Academic Search Premier
Business Source Premier
Corporate Resource Net
Newspaper Source
First Research First Research
Hoover's Hoover's
lexisnexis LexisNexis Academic
WEBSITES

Research Questions:
* What is the manufacturing process?
* What is and/or what will be the market size and growth rate for the industry?
* What are the key market trends?
* What is driving this market?
* What are the challenges to market growth?
* Who are the key vendors in this market?
* What are the market opportunities and threats?
* What are the strengths and weaknesses?

Resources:
* Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in the US: IBISWorld Report
* Paperboard Packaging Council: An Overview of Our Industry

* Paperboard Packaging: Consumer Packaging Roadmap Research
* Paperboard Packaging Transforms the Consumer-Driven Value Chain

Industry Searches to Try:
cardboard
containerboard
corrugated cardboard
corrugated containers
corrugated fiberboard
paper and packaging
paperboard

Industry NAICS Codes:
32221 - paperboard container manufacturing
322130 - paperboard mills
322211 - corrugated and solid fiber box manufacturing

 
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Rebecca Johnson

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