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Big Oil and Growth Rates

****** AN UPDATED ARTICLE ON THE OIL & GAS SEGMENT IS POSTED HERE  **************   There is a lot of discussion currently about the price of oil continuing to drop and staying low for a while. To get a sense of market and key players, we decided to look at...

Where are The Global 5000 Companies?

When constructing a sales or marketing plan and assigning territories or determining resources by geography, it is necessary to understand where those target markets are. In the table below, we took a count of the HQ location of all the Global 5000 companies.  Here...

Satisfied with Fortune 1000 – or looking globally?

Every year, among the various lists published by Fortune magazine is the Fortune 500 and a supplementary list of the next 500.  Collectively they are called the Fortune 1000 and have become such a brand that many companies have focused their attention on this group of...

New Companies Added to The Global 5000 – July 2014

We are continually researching publications, web sites and various government data to discover the largest companies in the world. At times, there could be a new public listing or a spin-off from an existing firm or a low profile private company that just became more...

Global 5000 Companies — Searching for Top Line Growth

As we have been updating Global 5000 company revenue numbers for 2013, we are struck but the tail off in growth between 2012 and 2013. These big firms were reporting strong growth in the couple of years leading up to the recession, clipping along at 13% and then 7%....

Following the Leaders – because size matters

From a market planning perspective, keeping track of the big players in any market segment will provide a pretty good picture of the size, shape and direction of a market. One can see that using The Global 5000 database and looking at each industry/vertical segment...