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

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Hardware & Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.520 | Aug 2014

Home and dry: Revenue is expected to expand as the housing market improves

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.

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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 2008 housing market crash sent the industry into disarray because fewer houses were bought, sold and built. This was then aggravated by the economic downturn, which has sent ripples through the industry over the past five years. 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. Over the five years through 2014-15, revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.8% to £10 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. The value that the industry adds to the economy is growing at a slower rate than the economy as a whole, a key indicator of its mature life cycle stage. Over the decade through 2019-20, the industry's contribution to GDP is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.6%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the same period. Increased competition, both internally and externally (particularly from the online retail market) has resulted in the exit of a number of players, prompting acquisitions by larger players.

While retailers stock a variety of different products, the broader product spectrum has not changed much in recent years... 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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