Hardware & Home Improvement Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Jan 2015

Home and dry: Revenue is forecast to build up in line with the improving housing market

IBISWorld’s Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Homebase Limited Homebase Limited market share
Kingfisher plc Kingfisher plc market share
Travis Perkins plc Travis Perkins plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Hardware and Home Improvement industry sell DIY equipment, building materials, outdoor and garden equipment and other hardware products. The economic downturn sent the industry into disarray, the effects of which were felt throughout the five-year period. Sales of expensive items such as bathroom and kitchen fittings were particularly affected because consumers put major renovations on hold. This change in economic conditions and consumer behaviour dampened operators' performance at times. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of just 0.2% to £10.5 billion. This includes forecast current year growth of 5%.

Tough economic conditions led to mixed results for the industry over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry has a low level of capital intensity, which is characteristic of a retailing industry and reflects the labour-intensive nature. Labour costs are generally incurred through the need to hire knowledgeable and efficient staff members to serve customers. Customers typically require advice and tips on home improvement and the different types of tools and equipment needed. Employees are therefore required to have an adequate amount of knowledge of products and their uses. Employees are also required to stock shelves and perform administrative duties that arise in line with the running of the business. Wages in 2014-15 are estimated to account for 14.4% of revenue while depreciation is expected to account for 1.3% of revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry specialise in retailing a range of hardware and home improvement equipment to domestic and commercial customers. Products include do-it-yourself (DIY) equipment, building materials, paints, glass and other hardware products.

Industry Products
DIY tools and hardwareDecorBuilding materials and partsPaint and wallcoveringsGarden and outdoor equipmentHeating and plumbing equipment
Industry Activities
Selling hardware productsSelling paints, varnishes and lacquersSelling building materials, such as bricks and woodSelling DIY material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products

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