Outdoors and hardlines lead the way The bars below show the change in sales among the Top 500 retailers for 13 product categories from 2005 to 2006. This year, appliances were broken out of plumbing and bath, so valid year-over-year comparisons cannot be made. Among the other categories, the greatest gains were seen in lawn and garden, tools, hardware and electricals, while building material sales showed slower growth or even contraction.
Outdoors and hardlines lead the way The bars below show the change in sales among the Top 500 retailers for 13 product categories from 2005 to 2006. This year, appliances were broken out of plumbing and bath, so valid year-over-year comparisons cannot be made. Among the other categories, the greatest gains were seen in lawn and garden, tools, hardware and electricals, while building material sales showed slower growth or even contraction.
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