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Home Centers & Hardware Stores Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

The home center and hardware store industry comprises stores that sell a wide spectrum of home maintenance and repairs items such as electrical goods, hardware, and a variety of tools. Home centers and hardware stores also often sell structural material and different forms of lumber for any home repairs, renovations, or construction. Those involved in the home center and hardware store industry typically buy product from manufacturers and wholesalers, and then proceed to retail the goods to independent consumers as well as professional contractors.

Distributors in the home center and hardware store industry act as liaisons between the consumers and manufacturers. Companies purchase products in bulk from many different manufacturers, and then retail them in smaller quantities to consumers. In this way, consumers can purchase different items from different manufacturers. Products bought in bulk may consist of cables, connectors, bolts, networking materials, screws, or wiring devices.

There are an assortment of factors that drive demand and profits for this industry: home remodeling and repair, construction, hardware retailing, new home building, and telecommunications all require products retailed in this industry. Overall revenue depends on efficient management of a company’s inventory, as well as use of effective advertising strategies. Large companies have an advantage in that their distribution networks are expansive, and as such they can provide consumers with a wide selection of products and services. Smaller businesses prioritize providing specialty items, stocking products they know their consumers need, and providing excellent customer service. Individual operators rely on obtaining quality products at a lower cost, strategic merchandising, and competitive prices.

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Home Centers & Hardware Stores Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Home Improvement in Turkey

    ...the majority of consumers in Turkey continued to prefer to pay someone to carry out their home improvement tasks rather than to do it by themselves, retail value sales of home improvement demonstrated slow growth ... Read More

  • Home and Garden in Hong Kong, China

    ...garden products because housing expenditure already accounts for a significant portion of their disposable income. However, rising disposable income increased consumers’ willingness to invest in premium brands or quality furniture made from solid wood, for ... Read More

  • Home and Garden in Russia

    ...construction, home and garden sales increased only slightly in 2016. This represents a decline from earlier in the review period, when the market enjoyed good growth Review period sales were highly impacted by the revival ... Read More

  • Home Improvement in China

    ...Such manual services are affordable for most families, thus young generations who lack time and knowledge of interior decoration normally hire professionals rather than undertake DIY tasks. As a result, hand and power tools are ... Read More

  • Home Improvement Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ...overall health of the economy. Rising confidence in the economy and higher incomes have encouraged households to make bigger purchases, and housing starts are expected to increase. With higher disposable income and increasing housing units, ... Read More

  • Painting and Decorating Services in Australia - Industry Market Research Report

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  • DIY Retailing - Europe - May 2017

    ...As the consumer research for this report shows, younger people are keen to do DIY, the trouble is that there are fewer of them. In addition there is a trend back to living in inner ... Read More

  • DIY Retailing - Germany - May 2017

    ...online giants Amazon and eBay, are catering to consumers looking for items that don’t justify a trip to a warehouse store”. – Thomas Slide, Retail Analyst This Report discusses the following key topics: Which retailers ... Read More

  • DIY Retailing - Spain - May 2017

    ...sector. However, not all are benefitting equally. Larger chains are capitalising and gaining market share rapidly but smaller players continue to find trading tough due expansion of these larger specialists and continued pressure from non-specialists.” ... Read More

  • Garden Product Retailing - UK - May 2017

    ...its strengths as a place where novice gardeners can get something to cheer up their plots easily. Meanwhile the garden centres will continue to raise their game as leisure destinations, while maintaining a specialist presence ... Read More

  • DIY Retailing - Italy - May 2017

    ...underlying economic growth currently, and the anticipated underperformance of the specialists, that is where the best hope for Italian DIY retailers lies.” – Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research This Report discusses the following key ... Read More

  • DIY Retailing - France - May 2017

    ...their share of the market, but the sector is concentrated. The two leading chains, Leroy Merlin and Castorama generate 40% of sector sales and there is a long tail of smaller players. Online is still ... Read More

  • 2017 U.S. Other Building Materials Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report

    ...The report features 2017 current and 2018 forecast estimates on the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) nationally and for all 50 U.S. States and over 900 metro areas. New to the report this ... Read More

  • Garden Centres & Pet Shops in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ...the operation of restaurants and cafes are not included. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, ... Read More

  • Hardware Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

    ...disposable income have been encouraging consumers to increase discretionary spending, especially on residential renovation projects. In the next five years, the industry will experience growth due to a recovering housing market and increased consumer spending, ... Read More

  • 2017 U.S. Paint & Wallpaper Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report

    ...the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) nationally and for all 50 U.S. States and over 900 metro areas. Other data include financial ratios, number of firms, payroll, industry definition, 5-year historical trends on ... Read More

  • 2017 U.S. Outdoor Power Equipment Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report

    ...the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) nationally and for all 50 U.S. States and over 900 metro areas. Other data include financial ratios, number of firms, payroll, industry definition, 5-year historical trends on ... Read More

  • 2017 U.S. Nursery, Garden Center & Farm Supply Stores Industry-Industry & Market Report

    ...forecast estimates on the size of the industry (sales, establishments, employment) nationally and for all 50 U.S. States and over 900 metro areas. Other data include financial ratios, number of firms, payroll, industry definition, 5-year ... Read More

  • Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in South Africa

    ...as current value sales in the channel grew by 5% in 2016 to reach ZAR62.8 billion. Euromonitor International's Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in South Africa report offers insight into key trends and developments driving ... Read More

  • Lawn & Outdoor Equipment Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

    ...recovery, industry revenue picked up after 2012, thanks to recovering consumer confidence and rising incomes. Since then, industry growth has been partially driven by an uptick in residential renovation expenditure, which signals that consumers are ... Read More

  • Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

    ...materials, paints, glass and other hardware products. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates ... Read More

  • Building Material Dealers

    ...based in the US) as well as Beijing Easyhome Investment Holding Group and Red Star Macalline International (both based in China), Home Improvement Hirose (Japan), Kingfisher (UK), and Praktiker and Tengelmann-owned OBI (both based in ... Read More

  • Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in the US

    ...result, home and garden specialist retailers saw a moderate increase in value sales. Moreover, home values are expected to continue to increase; according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency index, home prices rose by more ... Read More

  • Home Centers & Hardware Stores

    ...Value (all based in the US), as well as Kingfisher (UK), Leroy Merlin (France), OBI (Germany), and Lowe's-owned RONA (Canada). The global DIY/home improvement retail market, which includes home centers and hardware stores, generates about ... Read More

  • Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in Canada

    ...big-box brands such as Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Lowe’s and Rona fared better than the rest, consisting mostly of small chains and independents, as consumers perceive the large chains as offering lower prices. Homewares and ... Read More

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