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Team 1 - Carmax

                                                                               

Carmax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX) is a public company headquartered in Richmond, VA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Carmax, Inc. in the search box and click search to view:

  • Company Details: Company Overview (description, history, product & operations), Company Brief (Latest News), Competitors Lists, SEC Filings, Annual Reports (through 2020)
  • Financial Details: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Ratio, Price Chart, Historical Pricing
  • Corporate Hierarchy: Officers and Directors
  • Complete Family Tree

Use the icons on the upper right to download a quick report, to download the data, and to save this company to your Mergent Intellect profile. 

 

                                                                            

 

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for Carmax. Click on tabs for information on:

  • Company Details: Highlights, History, Property, Subsidiaries, Long Term Debt, Capital Stock, Earning Estimates, Business Segments.
  • Executives: Executives, Directors, Committees
  • Ownership: Total Holdings, Insider, Insider Trades
  • Company Financials: As Reported, Prelim, Standardized, Restated, Ratios, Analysis
  • Equity Pricing: Charts and Reports
  • Annual Reports and Filings
  • News  and Competitors
  • Supply Chain: Industries and Sectors, Products and Services, Competitors, Customers, Suppliers, Partners, M&A Scenario Report
  • Reports: Company, Industry, Mergent (pre-defined).

                                                                                          

Search IBISWorld for Carmax and reports on:

  • Used Car Dealers in the US
  • Online Car Dealers in the US (for competitor information)

                                                                                       

                                                                                           

Go to Statista. Type Carmax in the search box. Scroll through the results for 2019 data on how Carmax figures among leading U.S. firms for auto retail, Virginia top companies, or sales of leading specialty store companies worldwide.

 

                                                                          

For a more in-depth analysis of the industry:

  • Go to Mergent Online. Click on the Industry Analysis tab. Under Reports, check Supersector for Automobiles and Parts or in Mergent Reports for Automotive and Automotive and Parts,  and click Download.

For competitors:

  • Go to Mergent Online.  On the Basic Search screen, search for Carmax.  Click on the Competitors tab. 
  • Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Hilton Worldwide in the search box, and click on the link.  Click on the Company Details tab.  Select Competitors List

 

For analyst reports:

  • Go to NexisUni. Click Menu to open the drop down list, and select Companies and Financial. Enter KMX and narrow on the left menu by Timeline, Category: Analyst Reports, and Industry: Automotive.
  • Go to the Nasdaq website (public, not a library database). Enter Carmax in the search box.  Select Analyst Research from the left menu. 
  • Go to the Morningstar website (public, not a library database).  Enter KMX in the search box.  

                                                                                               

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for Carmax. Click on the News tab for historic news as well as the latest news about the company, market drivers, and management change.

 

                                                                                         

Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Carmax, Inc. Click search to view Company Details, then click on Company Brief for the latest news about the company, market drivers, and management change.

                                                                                       

                                                                                          

Search FactivaOn the menu bar, click on Company/Markets, and choose Company. Enter Carmax in the Smart/Lookup box, and select Carmax, Inc. from the drop-down menu and press Search. Select Web News from the categories above the list of headlines to limit results. You can also use the right sidebar Discovery Pane to refine list of news stories.    

   

                                                                        

Search the BizNar website (this is public website and not a subscription-based resource) for CarmaxResults will load in 2 phases. After the initial results load, wait a few seconds and there will be a box asking if you want the additional results loaded. Click Yes, then click on the News tab.  Use the filters in the left menu to limit results.

Team 2 - AB InBev

                                                                                  

Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYS: BUD; Euronext Brussels: ABI) is a global public company headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.  

Company Brands:

  • Learn about the company's Brands on their website.
  • Go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for BUD. Click on the Company Details tab, then on Business. Business Description lists brands.

                                                                           

 

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for BUD. Click on tabs for information on:

  • Company Details: Highlights, History, Property, Subsidiaries, Long Term Debt, Capital Stock, Earning Estimates, Business Segments.
  • Executives: Executives, Directors, Committees
  • Ownership: Total Holdings, Insider, Insider Trades
  • Company Financials: As Reported, Prelim, Standardized, Restated, Ratios, Analysis
  • Equity Pricing: Charts and Reports
  • Annual Reports and Filings
  • News  and Competitors
  • Supply Chain: Industries and Sectors, Products and Services, Competitors, Customers, Suppliers, Partners, M&A Scenario Report
  • Reports: Company, Industry, Mergent (pre-defined).

                                                                                            

Search IBISWorld for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA and reports on:

  • Global Beer Manufacturing
  • Breweries in the US
  • Craft Beer Production in the US
  • Beer Wholesaling in the US
  • Cider Production in the US
  • RTD Mixed Spirit Production in the US

                                                                                       

                                                                                           

Go to Statista. Type Anheuser-Busch InBev SA in the search box. Scroll through the list of reports or filter in the left panel. Click on Topics - Hilton Worldwide-statistics and facts for an in-depth review of the company.  Click on the Dossier report for access to a downloadable report.

 

                                                                                               

Go to Mergent Online:

  • For a more in-depth analysis of the industry, click on the Industry Analysis tab. Check Food and Beverage in the Search by Industry section. Type BUD in the search box.  Select a report. 
  • For competitors, go to the Basic Search screen and search for BUD.  Click on the Competitors tab. 

 

For analyst reports:

  • Go to NexisUni. Click Menu to open the drop down list, and select Companies-Dossier. Enter Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV as Company name and/or BUD as Ticker symbol. Click on Analyst Reports in the left menu. Click on Investment Research in the left menu pane and select Analyst Reports.
  • Go to the Zacks website (public, not a library database). Enter Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in the search box in the upper right.  Scroll past the adds to find the articles. 
  • Go to the Nasdaq website (public, not a library database). Enter Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in the search box.  Select Analyst Research from the left menu. 
  • Go to the Morningstar website (public, not a library database).  Enter BUD in the search box.  
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Articles
Olajire, A. A. (2020). The brewing industry and environmental challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production, 256, 102817.
This article reviews some of these challenges with a focus on key issues: water consumption and waste generation, energy efficiency, emission management, environmental impact of brewing process and best environmental management practices which do not compromise quality of beer. The review is meant to create an awareness of the impact of beer production on the environment and of practices to reduce environmental impact.
 
Pratap Singh, A., Mandal, R., Shojaei, M., Singh, A., Kowalczewski, P. Ł., Ligaj, M., Pawlicz, J., & Jarzębski, M. (2020). Novel Drying Methods for Sustainable Upcycling of Brewers’ Spent Grains as a Plant Protein Source. Sustainability, 12(9), 3660.
Brewers’ spent grains (BSGs) are the most important by-product of the brewing industry and are rich in protein and fiber. However, abundant amounts of BSGs are discarded annually worldwide. This project aimed to employ and compare innovative drying techniques to introduce snacks with protein sources derived from leftover BSGs.
 
Mirzoyan, S., Toleugazykyzy, A., Bekbayev, K., Trchounian, A., & Trchounian, K. (2020). Enhanced hydrogen gas production from mixture of beer spent grains (BSG) and distiller’s grains (DG) with glycerol by Escherichia coli. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(35), 17233–17240.
The novel data can be used to further control effectively the application of organic waste resources as a feedstock for developing bio-H2 production technology.
Nocente, F., Taddei, F., Galassi, E., & Gazza, L. (2019). Upcycling of brewers’ spent grain by production of dry pasta with higher nutritional potential. LWT, 114, 108421.
In this work the major by-product of the brewing industry, the barley spent grain (BSG), was used to enrich semolina to develop dry pasta with an increased potential nutritional value. BSG enrichment involved minimal effects on sensory properties of cooked pasta, which showed a slight decrease in optimal cooking time, firmness and yellow index and an increase in total organic matter.
 
Ortiz, I., Torreiro, Y., Molina, G., Maroño, M., & Sánchez, J. M. (2019). A Feasible Application of Circular Economy: Spent Grain Energy Recovery in the Beer Industry. Waste and Biomass Valorization, 10(12), 3809–3819.
The results presented in this study show that, by gasification of brewers’ spent grain, not only the final volume of the residue to be disposed is considerably minimised, but also it is possible to obtain a net economic saving of around 22% in the consume of fossil fuels used in the brewing process when the syngas produced is used for heat generation.
 
González-García, S., Morales, P. C., & Gullón, B. (2018). Estimating the environmental impacts of a brewery waste–based biorefinery: Bio-ethanol and xylooligosaccharides joint production case study. Industrial Crops and Products, 123, 331–340.

A large scale design was performed for valorization of barley straw and BSG with its sequence based on the joint production of bio-ethanol and XOS. Environmental impacts associated to the valorization scheme were evaluated using LCA. Autohydrolysis treatment and production of enzymes caused the highest impacts.

Pascari, X., Ramos, A. J., Marín, S., & Sanchís, V. (2018). Mycotoxins and beer. Impact of beer production process on mycotoxin contamination. A review. Food Research International, 103, 121–129.
This review discusses available data about mycotoxin evolution during malting and brewing process. The operations that may lead to a decrease in mycotoxin load are found to be steeping, kilning, roasting, fermentation and stabilization operations applied over the process (e.g. clarification). Also, other general decontamination strategies usually employed in food industry, such as hot water treatment of barley, ozonation or even the use of lactic acid bacteria starter cultures during malting or fermentation are considered.
 
Nigam, P. S. (2017). An overview: Recycling of solid barley waste generated as a by-product in distillery and brewery. Waste Management, 62, 255–261.
This overview has focused on the options available for the utilisation of residual-biomass generated in distillery and brewery for the production of added-value products. Bio-processing approaches have been reviewed and discussed for the economical bioconversion and utilisation of this waste for the production of bioproducts, such as lactic acid, enzymes, xylitol and animal feed.
 
Book Chapters
Hidalgo, D., & Martín-Marroquín, J. M. (2019). 1—Adding Sustainability to the Beverage Industry Through Nature-Based Wastewater Treatment. In A. M. Grumezescu & A. M. Holban (Eds.), Processing and Sustainability of Beverages (pp. 1–36). Woodhead Publishing.
This chapter presents the feasibility of traditional and nature-based in situ treatment processes for beverage effluents addressing the environmental problems associated with its management and providing the relevant socioeconomic and environmental values.

 

Vittuari, M., De Menna, F., García-Herrero, L., Pagani, M., Brenes-Peralta, L., & Segrè, A. (2019). Chapter 17 - Food systems sustainability: The complex challenge of food loss and waste. In R. Accorsi & R. Manzini (Eds.), Sustainable Food Supply Chains (pp. 249–260). Academic Press.

This chapter aims at analyzing food systems sustainability through the lens of the interrelated implications and impacts of FLW on production and consumption. First, it provides an overview of the debate around FLW definition and quantification. Then, it focuses on the causes and impacts of FLW and the related methodological challenges. Additionally, recent policy initiatives are discussed in a comparative perspective. Finally, challenges and future research needs are highlighted.
 
 
Ebooks

Sharma, H. K. (Ed.), Panesar, P. S. (Ed.). (2018). Technologies in Food Processing. New York: Apple Academic Press.

In this volume, experts examine the use of different technologies for food processing. They look at technology with ways to preserve nutrients, eliminate anti-nutrients and toxins, add vitamins and minerals, reduce waste, and increase productivity.

Ionescu, G. (Ed.). (2016). Sustainable Food and Beverage Industries. New York: Apple Academic Press.

This new compendium volume looks the sustainable food and beverage industry from a variety of perspectives. The chapters included are broken into seven sections. Chapters 1 and 2 are most relevant.

Baldwin, C. (Ed.). (2012). Sustainability in the Food Industry. Wiley‐Blackwell and the Institute of Food Technologists.

The book combines technical research summaries, case studies and marketing information. Coverage includes sustainability as it relates to: agricultural practices, food processing, distribution, waste management, packaging, life cycle analysis, food safety and health, environmental labeling, consumer insight and market demand, product development, practices in food manufacturing companies, food retailing and food service. An international group of authors covers the information from a global perspective.

                                                                                               

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for BUD. Click on the News tab for historic news as well as the latest news about the company, market drivers, and management change.

                                                                                      

                                                                                          

Search FactivaOn the menu bar, click on Company/Markets, and choose Company. In the Smart/Lookup box, type and select Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from the list or look for the Global Ultimate link Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV in the General Info section.. Use the left hand sidebar to select News. Click on one of the Suggested Categories above the list of news stories to limit results. You can also use the right sidebar Discovery Pane to refine list of news stories.    

                                                                                                     

Search Access World News for Anheuser-Busch InBev SA. Use the filters in the left menu to limit search results.  

 

                                                                              

Search the BizNar website (this is public website and not a subscription-based resource) for Anheuser-Busch InBev SAResults will load in 2 phases. After the initial results load, wait a few seconds and there will be a box asking if you want the additional results loaded. Click Yes, then click on the News tab.  Use the filters in the left menu to limit results.

Team 3 - Allianz Partners

                                                                                  Allianz logo

Allianz Partners provides travel and event ticket insurance and assistance services. A subsidiary to Allianz SE, it is a private company headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

Company Brand Names:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Go to Mergent Intellect. Type AWP USA INC. in the search box and click search to view the company's details, financials, corporate hierarchy, and complete company tree. Use the icons on the upper right to download a quick report, to download the data, and to save this company to your Mergent Intellect profile. 

 

                                                                            

 

Go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, check the D&B Private Company Database and search for Allianz Global Assistance.  Click on the Competitors tab. 

                                                                                          

Search IBISWorld for reports on:

  • Travel Insurance in the U.S.

(includes 2015-2020 financial performance for Allianz Partners/Allianz Global Assistance USA)

  • Global Direct General Insurance Carriers

(mentions Allianz SE as a major player and includes an overview of the company)

 

                                                                                           

Search Statista for Allianz and Travel Insurance. Scroll through the list of reports or filter in the left panel.

 

                                                                                         

Search NexisUni for AWP USA Inc. Click Menu to open the drop down list, and select Companies and Financial.

                                                                                       

                                                                                          

Search Factiva for Allianz in the Free Text Search box. Select Travel Insurance for Industry, United States for Region, and English for language.

 

                                                                                                     

Search Access World News for Allianz, Travel Insurance, United StatesUse the filters in the left menu to limit search results for Best Match and Date.   

 

                                                                              

Search the BizNar website (this is public website and not a subscription-based resource) for AWP USA Inc., Allianz Partners, and any of the other brand names used by the company. Results will load in 2 phases. After the initial results load, wait a few seconds and there will be a box asking if you want the additional results loaded. Click Yes, then click on the News tab.  Use the filters in the left menu to limit results.

Team 4 - Hilton Worldwide

                                                                                 

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) is a public company headquartered in McLean, VA.

Company Brands:

  • On the company website, hover over About Us and click Our Brands.
  • Go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for Hilton Worldwide or HLT. Click on the Company Details tab. Click the Business tab. Business Description lists brands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Hilton Worldwide in the search box and select Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT). Click search to view:

  • Company Details: Company Overview (description, history, product & operations), Company Brief (Latest News), Competitors Lists, SEC Filings, Annual Reports (through 2020)
  • Financial Details: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Ratio, Price Chart, Historical Pricing
  • Corporate Hierarchy: Officers and Directors
  • Complete Family Tree

Use the icons on the upper right to download a quick report, to download the data, and to save this company to your Mergent Intellect profile. 

 

                                                                            

 

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for Hilton Worldwide or HLT. Click on tabs for information on:

  • Company Details: Highlights, History, Property, Subsidiaries, Long Term Debt, Capital Stock, Earning Estimates, Business Segments.
  • Executives: Executives, Directors, Committees
  • Ownership: Total Holdings, Insider, Insider Trades
  • Company Financials: As Reported, Prelim, Standardized, Restated, Ratios, Analysis
  • Equity Pricing: Charts and Reports
  • Annual Reports and Filings
  • News  and Competitors
  • Supply Chain: Industries and Sectors, Products and Services, Competitors, Customers, Suppliers, Partners, M&A Scenario Report
  • Reports: Company, Industry, Mergent (pre-defined).

                                                                                            

Search IBISWorld for Hilton Worldwide and reports on:

  • Tourism in the US
  • Hotels & Motels in the US
  • Accommodations and Food Services in the US

                                                                                       

                                                                                           

Go to Statista. Type Hilton Worldwide in the search box. Scroll through the list of reports or filter in the left panel. Click on Topics - Hilton Worldwide-statistics and facts for an in-depth review of the company.  Click on the Dossier report for access to a downloadable report.

 

                                                                          

For a more in-depth analysis of the industry:

  • Go to Mergent Online. Click on the Industry Analysis tab. Check Hospitality and Tourism in the Search by Industry section. Type Hilton Worldwide or HLT in the search box.  Select a report. 
  • Go to Mergent Intellect. Company tab. Type HLT in the search box.  Click on Industry Details and save the NAIC and SIC codes. Click on the logo. Select Industry tab. Enter code. 

For competitors:

  • Go to Mergent Online.  On the Basic Search screen, search for Hilton Worldwide or HLT.  Click on the Competitors tab. 
  • Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Hilton Worldwide in the search box, and click on the link.  Click on the Company Details tab.  Select Competitors List

 

For analyst reports:

  • Go to NexisUni. Click Menu to open the drop down list, and select Companies-Dossier. Enter Hilton Worldwide as Company name and/or HLT as Ticker symbol. Click on Analyst Reports in the left menu. Click on Investment Research in the left menu pane and select Analyst Reports.
  • Go to the Zacks website (public, not a library database). Enter Hilton Worldwide in the search box in the upper right.  Scroll past the adds to find the articles. 
  • Go to the Nasdaq website (public, not a library database). Enter Hilton Worldwide in the search box.  Select Analyst Research from the left menu. 
  • Go to the Morningstar website (public, not a library database).  Enter HLT in the search box.  

                                                                                               

For a list of the Hilton Worldwide properties, go to Mergent Online. On the Basic Search screen, search for Hilton Worldwide or HLT. Click on the News tab for historic news as well as the latest news about the company, market drivers, and management change.

 

                                                                                         

Go to Mergent Intellect. Type Hilton Worldwide in the search box and select Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT). Click search to view Company Details, then click on Company Brief for the latest news about the company, market drivers, and management change.

                                                                                       

                                                                                          

Search FactivaOn the menu bar, click on Company/Markets, and choose Company. Enter Hilton Worldwide in the Smart/Lookup box, and select Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. from the list. Use the left hand sidebar to select News. Click on one of the Suggested Categories above the list of news stories to limit results. You can also use the right sidebar Discovery Pane to refine list of news stories.    

                                                                                                     

Search Access World News for Hilton WorldwideUse the filters in the left menu to limit search results.  

 

                                                                              

Search the BizNar website (this is public website and not a subscription-based resource) for Hilton WorldwideResults will load in 2 phases. After the initial results load, wait a few seconds and there will be a box asking if you want the additional results loaded. Click Yes, then click on the News tab.  Use the filters in the left menu to limit results.