Special Reports

The 2016 HBSDealer Top 300 Industry Scoreboard

Sales for the year reached more than $249 billion combined among the Top 300 home improvement retailers. Spoiler: The Home Depot landed at No. 1. Again.

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The 2015 HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard 

Combined sales at the nation’s Top 200 dealers continued to rise with residential construction and the recovering U.S. economy.

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The 2015 HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard 

Lifted by rising housing starts and a recovering economy, the 2015 HBSD Top 300 Retailer Scoreboard shows steady-as-she-goes combined sales growth of about 4.6%.

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As the industry marches to the drumbeat of slowly improving economic data and the housing market recovery, the Made-in-USA movement marches alongside.

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The 2014 HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard
HCN's 2014 Industry Scoreboard, a year in the making, tracks the leaders of home improvement retailing. 

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The 2014 Made-in-the-USA Report 
A first-of-its-kind HCN survey of store managers sheds light on pocketbook patriotism and what’s really happening where it counts.

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The 2014 Retail Store of the Year
From HCN sister publication Chain Store Age, the 32nd Annual Retail Store of the Year winners included a handful of home-related formats.

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2014 Walmart Supplier Survey
In the 2014 Walmart Supplier Survey, Walmart's trading partners weigh in on working with the world's first $500 billion retailer.

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The 2013 HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard
No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year’s performance.
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The 2013 HCN Top 200 Pro Dealers 
Based on the results of the Top 200 list of the 2013 Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard, pro dealers — defined as companies whose primary business is selling lumber and building materials to home builders — appear to be making all the right moves.

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The 2013 HCN Top 100 Distributors 
Two-step distribution is riding a housing recovery for both LBM and hardware. Growth was fueled by rising prices on certain products and a long awaited — though staggering and somewhat unreliable — housing market recovery.

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2013 Made-the-USA Report

The HCN Made-in-USA digital report looks at domestic manufacturing from a variety of vantage points.

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