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 Locations Chapter
As with most retail industries, the location of establishments is broadly in line with population distribution. In theory, the greater the population in a particular region, the higher the demand and the greater the need for establishments. The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry is no exception.
The South East
The South East is estimated to contain the largest number of industry establishments, accounting for an estimated 14.7% of industry establishments. Operators within the industry are drawn to locations which are populace with high customer footfalls. In the current year the South East is estimated to contain 13.7% of the UK population. The.. purchase to read more