Some market research databases and websites organize business information using industry codes.
The two industry classification systems you will come across most often are NAICS and SIC. Both are hierarchical, organized by broad industry categories, each divided into more specific industries.
Note: If you are researching a very specific or very new industry, it may not be included in these industry classification systems.
311 - Food Manufacturing - includes sugar & confectionery, dairy products, meat, seafood and bakery products
3121 - Beverage Manufacturing - includes soft drinks, breweries, wineries
For retail industry codes, please see the Retail Industry guide.
Overviews are easier to find for broader, established industries and larger geographic areas (countries, regions, world).
If you cannot find information on your industry, look for a broader industry or geography.
Also, search for news or magazine articles in the databases listed on the "Articles & News" page.
Tip: Remember to try a few searches using different search words, to vary your results.