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 may threaten profit. In addition, the do-it-for-me market offers an opportunity for growth, particularly for operators that provide additional services, such as installation.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.