Over the five years to 2017, the Hardware Stores industry experienced a heightened level of revenue volatility perpetuated by increased internal and external competition. However, positive changes in per capita 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, although external competition will still pose a relevant threat to the industry.
This industry primarily retails a broad range of new-home renovation equipment and supplies. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related tools are the most commonly stocked goods. Consumers purchase about 90.0% of the goods supplied by this industry for private use, while contractors purchase a small share of goods for commercial use.
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 and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.