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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 2017

Hard margins: Increased competition within the industry is expected to constrain growth

The Hardware & Home Improvement Stores market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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. Over the past five years, the industry has recovered from the lingering effects of the economic downturn and recorded relatively strong growth. Conditions in the industry started to improve from 2013-14 onwards following the introduction of government policies to stimulate the housing market, while generally improving economic conditions also boosted demand. The Help to Buy scheme led to an increase in the number of residential property transactions in 2013-14 and boosted demand for industry products as consumers increased expenditure on their newly bought properties... 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 2021-22, industry value added is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% 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. The competitive environment has also encouraged retailers to focus more heavily on discounting, which has reduced operating profit margins in the industry.

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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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