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Home Improvement Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Home Improvement Stores in Canada

Operators in the Home Improvement Stores industry in Canada cater to a wide variety of markets, including professional, do-it-for-me and do-it-yourself customers. Industry players offer a broad range of products aimed at improving existing structures and constructing new ones. While the industry is heavily reliant on the health of the overall economy, industry performance is also dependent on dynamics in construction-related markets. Over the five years to 2019, volatile construction markets and external competition have become more prominent, posing a threat to industry operators. The industry sells fairly homogenous product lines, which has heightened priced-based competition. As a result, a few key companies that use economies of scale to accumulate and maintain high market shares largely dominate the industry. Over the five years to 2024, volatile levels of construction activity are expected to keep industry expansion subdued.

This industry sells a broad range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Operators purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and sell them to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors. Stores that focus on a specific area, such as flooring or wall coverings, are excluded from this industry.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Home Depot of Canada Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Lowe's Companies Canada ULC (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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