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Hardware Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Hardware Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44413 | May 2016

Hammer home: Continuing housing market recovery fuels rebound in industry demand

IBISWorld’s Hardware 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$25bn
Annual Growth 11-16
2.9%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
148,264
Businesses
14,815
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hardware Stores industry has steadily recovered from the hammering it endured during the recession. As the housing market has become healthier and consumers have been more confident, individuals have increasingly returned to improving and updating their homes. Low mortgage rates have also enabled many individuals to become homeowners, which increased demand for industry products. In the five years to 2021, the recovering housing market and increased spending on home improvement projects will help boost industry demand. However, persistent competition from external sources, including big-box retailers and home improvement stores, will keep profit margins low... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Capital expenditure for this industry comes in the form of fixtures and fittings, such as display shelves and cash registers. Most stores have implemented or installed point of sales (POS) systems over the past decade which has increased the level of capital expenditure in the industry. Cash registers recorded sales prior to this technology. The introduction of POS systems has simplified labor tasks and minimized the number of employee mistakes. Retailers have also increased their capital expenditures to introduce, develop and maintain websites for online sales.

Labor represents one of the largest costs for hardware stores. Duties undertaken by employees include customer service, purchase processing, warehousing and display construction and maintenance... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Hardware Stores Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily retail a broad range of new home renovation equipment and supplies. Hardware, plumbing, electrical and paint-related tools are the most commonly stocked goods.

Industry Products
Hardware, tools, plumbing and electrical suppliesLawn, garden and farm suppliesPaint and sundriesLumber and other building materials
 
Industry Activities
Retailing hardwareRetailing tools and equipmentRetailing plumbing fixtures and fittingsRetailing electrical suppliesRetailing paint and suppliesRetailing garden products and equipment


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