Home Organization Products in the U.S.: Containers, Shelving, Cabinets, Drawers, Hanging Storage and Accessories

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Published Dec 1, 2008 | 152 Pages | Pub ID: LA1819893

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The market for home organization products in the United States has grown at a rapid pace over the last five years, exceeding the growth rate of most other housewares categories. Driving this growth has been American consumers’ penchant for purchasing a great deal of “stuff,” which has led to clutter-filled houses. And consumer clutter has led to the need for organization and storage in nearly every room of homes, including the garage (garage organization products are not covered in this report.)

While demand has been robust, the greatest impact on the market has been higher costs for raw materials, which have influenced the market structure as well as marketer strategies. The cost of plastic in particular has soared, forcing some companies to cease operations or exit product categories, and others to introduce non-plastic items such as soft-sided totes and containers.

The Home Organization Market in the U.S.: Containers, Shelving, Cabinets, Drawers, Hanging Storage and Accessories contains comprehensive data on the U.S. market for home organization products, including historical (2003-2007) and forecast (2007-2012) retail sales data. It examines the trends impacting the market, including the growth of niche items for specialty storage needs, the influence of design and color, and the rise of the kitchen and laundry room as the areas most needed to be organized after closets and garages.

The report also analyzes consumers’ desire and need to organize their homes, and examines reasons why this need will continue despite housing and economic troubles. The report looks at the dynamics specific to mass and specialty retailing - which is growing - who is performing best, what is selling through each channel. The report also provides profiles of leading players in each channel including Newell Rubbermaid, Sterilite, Iris USA, California Closets, Closetmaid, Home Products International, Emerson Electric, and Elfa, which is owned by the Container Store. New and interesting marketers are also discussed, including Rev-A-Shelf, ITW Space Bag, Whitmor, Sauder Woodworking, Starone Plastic and Muji.

Report Methodology

The information contained in this report was obtained from both primary and secondary research. Primary research entailed consultation with industry participants and on-site examination of retail venues. Secondary research entailed gathering data from myriad business sources, including trade publications and newsletters; articles in consumer business newspapers and magazines; government data; information from industry and non-governmental associations, annual reports, 10Ks, and other financial releases from public companies; and other reports by Packaged Facts. Information on new product introductions is derived primarily from reports in the trade press and online. Analysis of consumer attitudes and demographics primarily derives from secondary research and the Simmons Market Research Bureau.

How You Will Benefit from this Report

If you are in the home organization market or looking to enter, or if you’re a supplier, retailer, or analyst this report is invaluable as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight about market, product, consumer, and retail trends. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for home organization products, as well as projected markets and trends through 2012.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for home organization products.
  • Advertising agencies to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase home organization products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.
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