Hardware Retailing

DEC 2018

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December 2018 | HARDWARE RETAILING 29 Market Share Profile Top Chains: Industry Share Top Chains: Combined Performance Sales (as % of total industry) No. of Stores (as % of total industry) Net Sales (in billions) No. of Stores 2013 50.2% 15.0% 2013 $154.8 5,885 2014* 49.4% 16.1% 2014* $159.4 6,308 2015 49.7% 16.4% 2015 $168.6 6,447 2016 51.3% 17.4% 2016 $183.6 6,846 2017 51.9% 17.7% 2017 $193.9 6,988 2013-2017 Percentage Point Change 1.7% 2.7% 2013-2017 Compound Annual Growth Rate 5.8% 4.4% *In 2014, new chain stores were added and others were removed in a top chain re-evaluation process. Top Chains: Individual Performance 2017 Sales (in billions) Stores at End of 2017 Stores in 2018 (as of fall 2018) Home Depot Atlanta $100.9 2,284 2,286*** Lowe's Mooresville, North Carolina $68.6 2,152 2,155*** Menards Inc. Eau Claire, Wisconsin $10.0* 306 316 Tractor Supply Brentwood, Tennessee $7.3 1,685 1,725 84 Lumber Eighty Four, Pennsylvania $3.3 268 266 Northern Tool + Equipment Burnsville, Minnesota $1.5** 97 100 Carter Lumber Kent, Ohio $1.4 147 150 Sutherland Lumber Kansas City, Missouri $0.9** 49 48 Sources: Company reports and Hardware Retailing surveys The above represent home improvement retail chain stores that carry at least two core categories and have sales of approximately $1 billion or more. *Source: America's Largest Public Companies 2018, Forbes **Source: Hardware Retailing estimates ***Store counts include operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and all other locations. Chain Results

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