Business Intelligence Provider Hoover’s Releases Latest Edition of "The Hoover’s 100" List of the Top 100 Companies Most Searched on Its Site

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 8, 2006

Hoover’s, Inc. today announced the latest edition of “The Hoover’s 100,” a monthly list of the companies most searched on the company’s Web site. Hoover’s is the leading provider of proprietary business insight to U.S. businesses.


Derived by tracking the search requests of Hoover’s subscribers, The Hoover’s 100 provides insight on which companies are being watched most closely by corporate executives, as well as sales, marketing, and business development professionals, who represent a large portion of Hoover’s customers seeking business intelligence.


“The biggest movers in this latest edition of The Hoover’s 100 represent a virtual ‘who’s who’ among consumer brands,” said Tim Walker, Hoover’s industry analyst. “From Kraft Foods, Costco and FedEx, to Circuit City, Kellogg and Whole Foods Market, the news behind the biggest movers ranged from executive appointments and price cuts, to competitive pressures and the lifting of governmental restrictions.”


Southwest Airlines Co. (From #115 to #62)


Southwest Airlines has a famously “rah-rah” attitude: its flight attendants and ground workers often sound like cheerleaders or stand-up comics as they get passengers to their destinations. The company had a big reason to cheer in October, when the U.S. Congress passed a set of revisions to the Wright Amendment, which has restricted Southwest’s routes from its home base at Love Field in Dallas since 1979. The Wright Amendment, which was passed to protect business at then-new Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, meant that Southwest flights out of Love Field could travel nonstop only to a few nearby states, rather than coast to coast. Southwest has already announced new routes to take advantage of the relaxed restrictions, which will be in place until the Wright Amendment evaporates entirely in 2014.


Kellogg Company (From #142 to #100)


Kellogg Company has been a dominant force in the breakfast business for 100 years it celebrates its centenary this year and throughout that time it has mostly been a model of corporate stability. It came as no surprise, then, when the company named current president, COO, and board member David Mackay to succeed current CEO Jim Jenness at the end of 2006. What did Jenness have to say about Mackay’s appointment? We quote: “David’s promotion to CEO is gr-r-reat for our company and shareholders.” (It’s not clear whether he did his best Tony the Tiger imitation while he said it.) Mackay has a long history with Kellogg: he took his first job with the company’s Australian branch in 1985.


Whole Foods Market, Inc. (From #154 to #97)


Whole Foods Market is known for its focus on organic products, but these foods often come with hefty price tags. The company, which now operates nearly 200 stores in 30 states in the U.S., has come under increasing pressure this year from competitors. Some of these, like Wild Oats and Trader Joe’s, are specialists in organic and upscale items. But the market for organic foods has also drawn mainstream merchants, including the biggest grocer of them all, Wal-Mart. In response to this competition, Whole Foods has been cutting prices on some items to defend its market share and dispel the idea that its wares are overpriced.


The Hoover’s 100 for October 2006:



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