Finding periodical and newspaper articles about companies and industries is an important step in the research process. If the company is relatively small and/or not public, news and magazine articles may be the only available source of information. Articles can also be good sources of industry data including market share, trends, and forecasts.
Trade associations & organizations can provide a wealth of information and statistics about an industry. Sometimes, this information is restricted to members-only, but It's worth taking a look at their site to see what may be available for free.
Type in a simple Google search using your business type or industry. For example: "trade associations fashion" yields several current and relevant results on the fashion industry.