The third edition of Garage and Storage Shed Trends in the U.S. examines how the market for garage organization products and storage sheds in the United States had been growing at a rapid pace until the housing crisis and recession impacted sales. It also analyzes consumers’ continued desire and need to organize their homes, and examines reasons why this need will drive demand as the economy recovers.
The report contains updated data on the U.S. market for garage organization products and storage sheds, including historical (2004-2008) and forecast (2008-2013) retail sales data. In addition to sales updates, the report updates factors and trends impacting growth, the impact of dynamic raw material prices, market and products trends, distribution and retail trends, and consumer usage information. The report also updates profiles of key marketers including Whirlpool, Stack On, Rubbermaid, Elfa International, Sauder Woodworking, Schulte, Slide-Lok, Premier Garage, GarageTek, Arrow Group Industries, and Tuff Shed.
New in the report are new product trends, key products launched in 2007 and 2008, new marketing initiatives and trends, eco-friendly initiatives, and consumer lifestyle trends. Also included are profiles of new marketers and ones not covered in the previous report, such as GarageMaid, FoldAway Storage Systems, Windquest, Storage Squared, Hercke International, RedLine Garage Gear, Tote Trac Corporation, Barrette, Reynolds Building Systems, and Little Cottage Co.
The information contained in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research included consultation with executives from a variety of industry players such as Whirlpool, Slide-Lok, Hyloft, HandiSolutions, Hafele, BH North America, and Triton Garage. Primary research also included on-site examination of retailers. Secondary research entailed data-gathering from myriad business sources, including trade publications and newsletters; articles in consumer business newspapers and magazines; government data; information from industry and non-governmental associations, annual reports, 10Ks, and other financial releases from public companies; and other reports by SBI. Information on new product introductions was derived primarily from reports in the trade press and online. Analysis of consumer attitudes and demographics primarily derives from secondary research and the Simmons Market Research Bureau.
How You Will Benefit from this Report
If you are in the garage organization products or storage sheds markets or looking to enter, or if you’re a supplier, retailer, or analyst this report is invaluable as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight about market, product, consumer, and retail trends. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market, as well as projected markets and trends through 2013.
This report will help:
Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans.
Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for garage organization products and storage sheds.
Advertising agencies to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase garage organization products and storage sheds
Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.