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Home Improvement Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Home Improvement Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44411 | Aug 2014

Fixer-upper: Consumer investment in remodeling will revive, supporting revenue growth

IBISWorld’s 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$159bn
Annual Growth 09-14
3.3%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
712,190
Businesses
5,307
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Home improvement stores are starting to recover as consumers invest in renovations and remodeling again. Improvements in consumer sentiment, disposable incomes and housing markets have boosted purchases of industry products, but intensifying price competition and the continued dominance of the industry's top players keep profit down. In addition, the do-it-for-me market offers an opportunity for growth, particularly for operators that provide additional services, like installation... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

In 2014, for every dollar spent by Home Improvement Stores operators on wages, $0.10 will be allocated toward depreciation costs. As such, the industry is labor intensive, and exhibits only a low degree of capital intensity.

Capital costs

Home improvement store operators must invest in fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industry has undergone considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology, which has reduced inventory, minimized the level of human error in processing purchases, and simplified labor tasks, freeing up labor to do more value-added work... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Home Improvement Stores Industry?

Stores in this industry sell a range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware, tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Hardware stores, which are generally smaller and consequently sell fewer items, are excluded from this industry. Home improvement companies purchase goods from manufacturers and wholesalers, and sell them to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors.

Industry Products
Lumber and other building and structural materialsTools, equipment, paint and flooringLawn, garden and farm equipment suppliesHousehold appliances, kitchen goods and housewaresPlumbing fixtures and suppliesElectrical suppliesHardware
 
Industry Activities
Retailing plumbing goodsRetailing electrical goodsRetailing toolsRetailing housewaresRetailing hardwareRetailing lawn and garden suppliesRetailing kitchenware


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