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Hardware Stores

Hardware Stores

Hardware store sales have been rebounding steadily over the past five years as the recovery in existing home sales led to increasing demand for lumber and building materials, plumbing fixtures and supplies, paint and allied products, tools, and lawn and garden equipment and supplies. Hardware store sales are estimated to increase by about 6.0% during 2015.

These and other industry trends are uncovered in this up-to-date Catalina First Look on Hardware Stores. This First Look also provides data on sales to residential and commercial customers, regional trends, and competition from home centers and other big boxes. Data is compiled and analyzed from 1997 to the current year and the Executive Summary provides a five year forecast.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
U.S. hardware store retail sales and factors driving demand
Retail product sales mix
Residential versus commercial customers
Structure of hardware store business
Competitive environment
Outlook and five year forecast
HARDWARE STORE SALES TRENDS
U.S. sales and growth analysis
Real sales trends
Store price index trends
Competition from home centers and other big boxes
SALES BY PRODUCT TYPE
Lumber and other building materials
Plumbing fixtures and supplies
Paint and allied products
Tools
Lawn and garden equipment and supplies
Other products
FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND
Existing home sales
Employment, personal income, and mortgage rates
Consumer spending on remodeling projects
Nonresidential building construction spending
STRUCTURE OF HARDWARE STORE BUSINESS
Number of stores and total revenues
Sales products and services
Total employees, hourly wages, and revenues per employee
COMPETITVE ENVIRONMENT
Hardware stores’ share of retail sales by major product
Number of hardware stores by region
Share of hardware store sales for the top four chains
Sales of leading hardware store chains

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