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Companies in this industry sell household appliances, both major and small, from physical retail locations. No major companies dominate the industry.
Global demand for household appliances depends on consumer spending in major markets such as the US and Western Europe. Sales are expected to increase most rapidly in countries with emerging middle classes. Demand for major home appliances worldwide is predicted to rise to 430 million items by 2017, reflecting 3.8% annual growth between 2014 and 2017, according to the Freedonia Group.
The US household appliance store industry includes about 7,800 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $15.5 billion.
Demand is driven by home sales, home remodeling, replacement due to product failure, and technological innovation. The profitability of individual companies depends on effective marketing and merchandising. Large companies can negotiate volume discounts from manufacturers. Small companies can compete effectively by offering superior customer service or specializing in product segments. The US industry is fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for less than 50% of industry sales.
Major competitors of freestanding household appliance stores include department stores (Sears); home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowe's); consumer electronics stores (Best Buy); warehouse clubs (Costco, Sam's); and mass merchandisers (Wal-Mart, Target). Online giant Amazon.com also sells household appliances.
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Major product segments include kitchen, laundry, and small household appliances. Kitchen appliances include refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Kitchen ...
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