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This is a highly competitive market place, with three major chains dominating distribution and now facing intensifying competition from growing chains of supermarket opticians. So the big three are competing hard with special offers, intensive advertising campaigns, some online services and by growing their store chains.
Indeed Vision Express has just made a step change with the purchase of a batch of stores as Rayner & Keeler has decided to get out of retail opticians, selling off all 104 stores to a range of buyers. The major opticians are also responding to the mature market place by adding other revenue streams including hearing and latterly the Specsavers Healthcall home visit services.
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Figure 1: Consumer spend on optical goods and services, 2008-18
Figure 2: Consumer spend on non-prescription sunglasses, 2008-18
Figure 3: Consumer spend on optical goods and services, by category, 2013
Companies, brands and innovation
Figure 4: Distribution of optical goods and services, by value, UK, 2013 (est)
Figure 5: Wearers of spectacles, sunglasses and contact lenses, December 2013
Figure 6: Purchases of spectacles and sunglasses in the last 12 months, by demographics, December 2013
Figure 7: Purchases of contact lenses in the last 12 months, December 2013
Figure 8: Retailers used for prescription glasses/sunglasses in the last 12 months, December 2013
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Issues in the Market
Are supermarket opticians a real threat?
What are mature opticians doing to grow sales?
Will laser surgery depress demand for spectacles and contact lenses?
How important are online sales and will more people shop online?
Trend: Second Skin
Trend: Experience is all
Futures: Old Gold
3.9% more people by 2018
Who needs eyesight correction?
Figure 12: People who do not use any optical goods, by age, December 2013
ABs will be the largest socioeconomic group
The economy is recovering
Disposable income is rising
People are feeling better off
Failure Analysis Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2019
Failure analysis is an engineering approach to determining how and why component or equipment has failed. The goal of a failure analysis is to understand the root cause of the failure to prevent similar failures in the future. Common causes of failure include misuse or abuse, manufacturing defects, assembly errors, improper maintenance, design errors, improper material, fastener failure, improper heat treatments, inadequate quality assurance, inadequate environmental protection/control, unforeseen operating conditions and casting discontinuities.
This market research study analyzes the failure analysis equipment market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2013 to 2019. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecasted period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth in the years to come.
The report segments the market on the basis of geography into North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, and Rest of the World (RoW), and estimated in terms of revenue (USD Billion). In addition, the report segments the market based on equipments which includes Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Focused Ion Beam Systems (FIB) and Dual Beam (FIB/SEM) Systems.
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Failure analysis equipment Market: By geography
Rest of the World
Failure analysis equipment Market: By equipment
Scanning electron microscope (SEM)
Transmission electron microscope (TEM)
Focused Ion Beam system (FIB)
Dual - Beam (FIB/SEM) systems
Failure analysis equipment Market: By technology
Focused ion beam (FIB)
Broad ion milling (BIM)
Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS)
Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX)
Social Gaming Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Social games are gaining popularity and witnessing increased demand across different application sectors such as web, smartphones, tablets and phablets among others. The demand for these games is expected to see robust growth in the forecasted period. This is due to the free availability of the games and increase in sale of smartphones. Social gaming market is expected to emerge as a supplement for games that are played on Xboxes and Playstation. Smartphones with enhanced operating system and features are expected to support high end games. The smartphone market has seen tremendous growth in the last few years and has strongly influenced the social gaming market. This trend is expected to continue throughout the forecast period.
This report has been segmented by type, application, and geography. The study also includes the drivers, restraints, and opportunities (DROs), and value chain of the social gaming market. In addition, the forecast from 2013 to 2019 has been also covered with current and future trends that are expected to impact demand.
By geography, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and RoW. The present market size and forecast until 2019 have been provided in the report along with the detailed analysis and opportunities in these regions.
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The global social gaming market is segmented as below:
By revenue generation
Lead generation offers
By Age Group
13 – 18 years
19 – 25 years
26 – 35 years
36 – 45 years
Rest of the World (RoW)
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