SIC 5251 | NAICS 444130
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
The Hardware Connection, Inc.
Monthly trade publication features news and information for independent hardware/home improvement retailers, with topics addressed in various issues of the magazine including regional reports on current business conditions, seasonal weather outlook, merchandising ideas, dealer profiles, product reviews, product category reports, technology updates, and upcoming trade show events and conferences.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Publications available from this trade association include:
HIRI / IHS Global Insight
Size of Market Estimates and Forecasts - U.S.
Market research report provides historical and forecast sales data for the home improvement products market, with merchandise lines analyzed separately including knobs, pulls, hinges, screws, nuts, and bolts; hand tools; power electric and air tools; plumbing fixtures, fittings, and supplies; and electrical supplies. Summary highlights from current and prior reports are available in the newsroom section.
Mintel Group Ltd.
DIY Home Improvement and Maintenance - US
Market research report provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. do-it-yourself home improvement and repair market, with topics covered in the report including DIY spending trends, factors affecting the consumer spending, leading retailers, projects planned and undertaken, where DIY purchases are made, reasons for selecting a DIY retailer, and DIY home improvement attitudes and behaviors.
Financial Benchmarking Data
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Cost of Doing Business Study
Annual NRHA study provides financial and operational benchmarks for the retail hardware industry, with data provided including financial and operational statistics, composite income statements and balance sheets, and key financial performance ratios. Selected data from the study is available in the "Market Measure" report published in the December issue of the NRHA's monthly magazine.
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Employee Compensation Report
Employee compensation study conducted by the NRHA every five years provides information on wages and benefits for various job positions in the retail hardware industry, with topics addressed in the study including average staffing levels by job classification, average wages by job position, prevalence and use of bonuses, health insurance and retirement benefits, and paid vacation and time-off practices.
Free online service provides salary and hourly wage information for selected job positions in this retail sector, with employers for which compensation data is available including Ace Hardware Corporation, True Value Company, Orchard Supply Hardware, Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc., The Home Depot, Inc, Sears Holding Corporation, Fastenal Company, and Menard Incorporated.
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Business Valuation Resources
Small Business Valuation Multiples
Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that sell hardware and fasteners, hand tools, power electric and air tools, plumbing fixtures, fittings, and supplies, electrical supplies, paint and accessories, and lawn and garden supplies and equipment.