How do fashion designers bring the latest trends on display at the likes of the Paris Fashion Week to the masses? This work belongs to the world of apparel manufacturers and retailers who, with an eye to the cat walks, refashion the latest colors, cuts, and fabrics to deliver the designs at a variety of price points.
While you may not typically consider apparel retailers along with pharmaceutical companies, software developers or automobile manufacturers when it comes to innovation, Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies includes several apparel designers. Forbes ranks companies based on their innovation premium, that is the share of a company's stock price above the value of its existing business based on expectations of future innovative results.
McDonald's and Subway are two of the world's largest international fast food restaurant chains. Each company possesses a strong brand and is an established name in the casual eating restaurant industry. With 44,805 locations worldwide, Subway beats out McDonald's as the largest global chain. McDonald's currently has 36,525 locations globally. So, what's behind this difference in global positioning? And, are the differences meaningful beyond number of restaurants? Ownership Structure The most important general difference between the two companies is that McDonald's is a public company while Subway is privately owned. The common stock of...
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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual ranking of the world’s top 2000 public companies published by Forbes magazine since 2003. The companies are ranked according to four basic metrics: profit, sales, assets and market value - and are broken down by industries, including 28 companies from Iron and Steel Industry.In total, the world's 28 biggest public companies from Iron and Steel industry account for $1.62 trillion in assets, $513 billion in revenues, and $300 billion in market value, according to the 2016 list. The world's largest steel company by market value is Citic Pacific, Hong Cong based company.