While ABI/Inform is primarily an index to over 1500 scholarly business journals and trade publications, it's also another good source for industry and company profiles, along with market research reports. Search hints:
Data & Reports, click on this at the top of the screen.
Industry Reports, uncheck all of the check boxes but this one on the next screen.
Enter an industry into the search box and click Search.
Over 3,000 industry profiles are available. They are 25-30 pages long and contain an overview of the industry, its value, the kinds of products it produces, lists of the major players in the industry and their shares of the market and also a forecast for the industry.
Also available: SWOT Analyses, Market Research, Company Profiles and Country Reports. Search hints:
Search for: industry profile and industry name
Source Types: Select the Industry Profile limiter on the left side of the screen.
Country: Add to the search if reports are needed for a particular country.