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Did You Know?

Whether you are new to the home improvement industry or have been selling to hardware stores, home centers and lumber dealers for years, you may not have known these facts about the industry and about Hardware Retailing magazine…

Annual sales through independent home improvement retailers amount to more than annual sales for ALL:

  • Shoe Stores
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Book Stores
  • Hobby Stores
  • Music Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Stationery Stores and
  • Gift Stores…COMBINED.
    Source: U.S. Department of Commerce 2013

Sales through independent home improvement stores amount to almost $194 billion in 2017. That’s more than Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards combined!

Hardware Retailing has been serving the independent home improvement industry for more than 100 years.

Each issue of Hardware Retailing is typically read by 3.5 individuals per location. That means average subscribers pass each issue along to 2.5 additional people in their organizations every month!

In a recent survey, 94 percent of readers say they have added a product to their store that they first saw in Hardware Retailing.

For more interesting facts about the industry or information on how Hardware Retailing can help you deliver your brand message to thousands of retail buyers, download the 2018 media kit today or contact us at