Research Reports

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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