TRADE ASSOCIATION: An association of companies in the same trade, formed to represent them in negotiations with governments, unions, other trade associations, etc. Associations also im to keep members informed of new developments affecting the industry.
TRADE PUBLICATION: Reports or publications published by associations which contain economic factors and issues that effect the industry. May include statistics and demographics.
A simple way to find associations is to search online: e.g. association and beverages.
A list of trade associations may also be found in an industry report or through online sources.
Try using Factiva
Search within these publications for articles related to your industry.
automotive repairs, maintenance, part refurbishing
technology, software/hardware, internet/online services
insurance providers, financial services, healthcare, travel/tourism
Can include coffee, alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, etc. Exlcuding beer.
grocery stores, fast food restaurants