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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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
Revenue
£9bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
90,909
Businesses
5,240
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 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 2018-19, the industry's contribution to GDP is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 0.1%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.5% 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 do-it-yourself material and equipmentSelling garden equipmentSelling decorative products


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