After you research the consumer market for the industry you will want to adapt that data down to the local level to understand the industry and market in your local area.
The resources below can help you find information about your local market to combine with national consumer market trends.
As an example, you could use SimplyAnalytics to find data by zip code on the percentage of people in Columbus, Ohio, who shop at Whole Foods.
The video below shows one way to use Bizminer to better understand your local market competitors, demand, industry trends, and more.
In addition to finding companies and competitors in your local market, use Mergent Intellect to:
This is a recording of the research session I gave to business students on October 21, 2019. I use Simmons Insight, SImplyAnaltyics, Mergent Intellect,and Bizminer to research the food stores industry. These essential tools can help you understand consumers, competitors, and industry vitality in a local market. In this demonstration, I use "health food stores" as my example . These databases are licensed to Ohio University for student and faculty use. If you are not affiliated with Ohio University, check with your university or library about access.