NPD Group: Home Improvement Shows Signs of Recovery
August 6, 2010,
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--The NPD Group said home improvement market categories saw an overall dollar increase of four percent in the12 months ending in June, compared to the same time last year.
Warehouse home centers were up two percent and hardware stores were up 21 percent in sales in the last 12 months. Home improvement categories such as garage storage/organization, kitchen/bathroom cabinets, vinyl tile, stain and interior paint generated the largest double-digit gains in retail dollar sales.