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BU 461 Business Policy Strategic Management

Instructor: Joanne Scott

APA Style  from Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL); A quick guide to citing resources based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2009).

Monitor reports include market size, trends, competitive landscape, forecast; sample reports are below

Craft beer in the UK and the US (2010)
US Brewers get crafty (2006)
Alcoholic product launches ...(2013)
Is the craft movement set to benefit...(Nov 2013)
Consumer food service in the US (2013) includes mention of alcohol and locations...

Packaged food in the US (2013)
Restaurants bars and canteens in USA (2012)

Functional milk protein and greek style yoghurt togehter offer healthy and indulgent snack...(2013)
Cafes/Bars in yoghurt set to retain no. 2 rank....(2013)
Fast food snacking trend now has global reach (2011)

Rental of personal and household goods in USA (2012)


  • Databases for locating articles and  industry reports

Discovery search for "frozen yogurt"  

Discovery search for "food carts" 

Research business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape


-->Baig, A. K., & Saeed, M. M. (2012). Review of trends in fast food consumption. European Journal Of Economics, Finance And Administrative Sciences, (48), 77-85.

   Business Source Complete
Access to industry, company, and product reviews, analysis, reports, news and data

--> Dairy products manufacturing - quarterly update 1/13/2014. (2014). Austin: Hoover's Inc. Retrieved from

--> Dairy in the United States (includes data on yogurt) a Market Line report (2012)

-->DATAMONITOR: Drinks Market Watch. (cover story). (2010). MarketWatch: Drinks, 9(11), 1-43.

-->Dugan, A. (2013). Fast Food Still Major Part of U.S. Diet. Gallup Poll Briefing, 2.

-->Technomic's Top Trends for 2014. (2013). Food Management, 48(12), 8-9.

-->Craft Beer Industry report announced in the BSC database, available from Demeter Group Investment Bank

Fast Food Industry Profile: the United States. (2012). Fast Food Industry Profile: United States, 1-32.

Jackson, K. (2014). Food Truck Nation. (cover story). Prepared Foods, 183(1), 67-76.

Food Trucks Expand Their Role in Onsite. (2014). Food Management, 49(1), 26-28.

Small Business Resource Center database
Hundreds of sample business plans and templates

Value Line Investment Survey
Extensive one page reports/analysis on 101 industries

EconLit with Full Text 
Provides full text for journal literature, books, dissertations including data and surveys


  • Industry analysis websites

-->step 1: locate the NAICS code:  see below for selected examples

Food carts  / local delivery /meals  mobile food delivery

722 food service and drinking places
7223 special food services

Ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing NAICS Search

Specialty snacks/ preparing and serving

Microbrews/ bars: drinking places/  alcoholic beverages 

Bike rentals / recreational goods rental  

Motorcycle and bicycle manufacturing


-->Step 2: locate data and reports with the NAICS code

Industries at a Glance

Data by Sector:
and by Supersector including natural resources and mining, agriculture, construction, manufacturing, service, transportation, telecommunications and the internet, financial, leisure and hospitality, and much much more!!

example for food service industry:Food Services and Drinking Places

example includes nonfood street vendors: Nonstore Retailers

Industry snapshots also available via the Census/Economic web:


Information and Communication Technology Survey (2010): 

Annual Retail Trade Report (2010/2012):

Bureau of Economic Analysis:

Survey of Current Business:

Industry Economic Accounts:

Annual Industry Accounts (2010):

Annual Survey of Manufacturers 

Industry reports for manufacturing and service industries.

Industry Trade Data and Analysis from the ITA/Commerce Dept:


  • Industry data and reports in print Reference Sources

Industry Surveys from Standard and Poor's (2012); print copy in Durick LIbrary Reference HC 106.6. S74

Business Statistics for the United States 
print copy in Durick Library Reference HF 5681

Annual Statement Studies Financial Ratio Benchmarks (annual)
print copy in Durick Library Reference HF 5681

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (2010)
from Dun and Bradstreet (2008/2009): print copy in Durick Library Reference HD 2771

Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios (2010-2011)
print copy in Durick Library Reference HD2771.D866b


  • Demographics and Consumer Spending

Local Market Analyst  A consumer market research tool that provides access to segmentation, demographics, and targeting data for media planners and consumer marketers; understand target audiences, their consumer behavior and lifestyles and have access to detailed reports and maps

Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Census of the United States

Census Bureau's Population and Households

Census Bureau's Income statistics

American Marketplace (2009 edition)--print copy in Durick Library: Reference Ha.a635 2007

Household Spending (2010 edition)--print copy in Durick Library: Reference HC110.C6 O34

SRDS: The Lifestyle Market Analyst (2008 edition)--print copy in Durick Library: Reference HA 203.L5


  • Advertising Revenues

Internet Advertising Revenue Report (2012):


  • Vermont links for starting a business /nonprofit  

Starting a business in Vermont:

Checklist for starting a business in VT: 

Liquor License / VT   

Operating a Food or Lodging Establishment in VT


  • Real estate for a commercial enterprise



Century 21:


  • Nonprofit start up information

Nonprofits corporation law (VT):

Nonprofit organizations in VT—guides, law, forms, etc:

Nonprofit links:


  • Government grants:

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services grants info page:

U.S. Small Business Association website with grant and loan info: 

Official United States government portal for grant info


Burlington zoning info: 

Doing Business in Essex Junction, VT:


  • City of Burlington business related websites

Chamber of Commerce

City of Burlington


  • Environmental Reports and Regulations

Environmental Protection Agency laws and regulations: title 40 protection of the environment 

Regulations for utility industry:  


  • Industry Reports for green business endeavors

Energy Information Administration: analysis and projections, markets and finance, green house gas data, electric power plant emissions, data for petroleum and other liquids such as ethanol and biodiesel, natural gas, electricity, coal, renewable and alternative fuels, nuclear and uranium, total energy summaries, consumption and efficiency reports

Energy Industries Team  (International Trade Association): information by sector and region

Green goods and services

Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative:     

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