Home Improvement Stores in Canada: Market Research Report

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Home Improvement Stores in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 44411CA | Feb 2016

Building up: Revenue will grow as construction activity and consumer confidence rise

IBISWorld’s Home Improvement Stores market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Home Improvement Stores industry struggled during the past five years. Revenue dipped in 2009 due to the recession, and only recovered slightly since then due to growing consumer income and the property bubble. In the next five years, the industry will continue to recover thanks to the rebounding construction market. However, housing starts are expected to decrease as the Canadian housing market continues to recover. Price competition will remain among big-box stores as e-commerce strengthens. Yet rising per capita disposable income levels will improve demand for industry services... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Home Improvement Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity, with companies spending an average of $0.11 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. Capital costs have grown slightly during the past three years due to the increasing technological complexity of point-of-sale systems and inventory tracking systems. However, the industry still relies heavily upon paid staff for store operation. Staff duties include customer service, maintaining store displays, processing consumer purchases and maintaining computer systems. In the next five years, the industry workforce will increasingly comprise of skilled labour as the sales of complementary services increases... purchase to read more


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What is the Home Improvement Stores Industry?

This industry sells a broad range of home repair and maintenance goods, such as hardware tools, electrical goods, lumber and structural material for construction and renovations. Operators purchase goods from domestic and international manufacturers and wholesalers and sell them to end users, such as do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors. Stores that focus on a specific area, like flooring or wall coverings, are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
Lawn and garden suppliesTools, equipment, paint and flooringLumber and other building materialsHousehold appliances and housewares
Industry Activities
Retailing plumbing productsRetailing electrical productsRetailing toolsRetailing housewaresRetailing hardwareRetailing lawn and garden supplies

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