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

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

Room for improvement: Revenue begins to recover as consumers restart renovation projects

IBISWorld’s Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 sustained economic recession, which significantly affected disposable income and industry revenue. 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 2013-14, revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to £9.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry struggled to cope in the aftermath of the 2008 housing market crash. In addition, poor economic conditions, which have brought about a considerable dip in disposable income, forced consumers to cut back on their discretionary purchases. Confidence also took a hit because consumers became more concerned about rising inflation and escalating utility prices. Major home renovations were put on hold and sales of expensive items like kitchen and bathroom fittings bore the brunt of the downturn as consumers chose to make do with what they had... 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 do-it-yourself material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products

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