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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 | Oct 2016

Paring back: Demand is expected to fall due to the effects of the EU referendum

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 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 this momentum is forecast to continue through 2016-17, boosting demand for industry products as consumers splash out on their newly bought properties... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry are estimated to contain moderate barriers to entry. The largest barrier that potential entrants face is the cost of acquiring retail space with close proximity to consumers. However, increased innovation within the industry in the form of click and collect mobile apps has lessened the importance of location in regards to customers, it is still paramount that an operator's location have good transport and road links. The established players in the industry have access to economies of scale, meaning they are able to apply the discount available because of the amount of products they purchase. This is even more so for retailers that are part of a cooperative, as they benefit even more from the lower costs... 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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