Hardware Stores in the US: Market Research Report

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Hardware Stores Market Research Report | NAICS 44413 | May 2014

Hammered down: Big-box stores will inhibit growth, but consumer demand will improve

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
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry will continue to face challenges, despite an improving economy. Competition from big-box home improvement stores will threaten operators, with consumers choosing to make purchases from stores that offer a large variety of products and convenience. The recovering housing market will boost demand, however, as consumers look to repair or improve their homes and purchase hardware from industry operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

As with most retail industries, the locations of hardware stores fall broadly in line with population trends in each US region and thus, consumer demand. This factor influences employment and wages in each region. A greater number of residents in a particular region will equate to stronger demand for goods retailed by the Hardware Stores industry.


In 2014, IBISWorld estimates that the Southeast region accounts for the largest proportion of industry establishments at 23.9%, and the largest share in the US population at just over 25.0%. A strong contributing factor is the number of residents living in Florida, which alone accounts for 4.4% of industry establishments and 6.1% of the US population... 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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