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Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in the US

Products in the Tool and Hardware Wholesaling industry is principally used in construction and renovation operations, such as roof, tile and floor installment. As a result, industry success relies heavily on conditions in downstream construction and manufacturing markets. Over the five years to 2016, rebounding residential construction and home improvement have spurred industry revenue growth. Moreover, the industry is poised for further growth over the next five years. Housing starts are anticipated to remain strong, growing at a rapid pace and driving demand for this industry's services. In addition, rising income and falling unemployment will promote retail purchases at home improvement and hardware stores, ultimately benefiting the industry. Finally, revenue will grow in light of demand from the manufacturing sector.

Operators in this industry purchase and distribute a range of hardware products, including hand tools, power tools, locks and keys, metal cutlery, fasteners and saw blades. Operators purchase these products in large volumes before distributing them in customized varieties and at competitive prices to retailers, other wholesalers and end-use industries. This industry does not distribute nails, disposable plastic cutlery, hand tools for motor vehicles or hand tools for precision equipment.

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 (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Housing starts
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Stanley Black & Decker (US wholesaling segment) - financial performance
    • Table Ace Hardware (industry-relevant wholesaling segment) –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
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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