Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Grills, Drills, Hand Tools Were Top Home Improvement Gifts Last Year
Dec 3, 2010
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

The top five U.S. home improvement-related gift purchases in the fourth quarter 2009, according to NPD, were:
• drills
• screwdrivers
• barbecue grills
• wrenches
• measuring tools

Barbecue grills and drills brought in the most dollars, NPD reported, and both gained unit and dollar share consistently over the past three years.

One-third of barbecue grill gifts in the fourth quarter of 2009 were purchased in the Southern United States. The South also accounted for 36% of hand tool and 43% of power tool gift purchases in 4Q 2009.

NPD said buyers 18-34 years old were one-third of barbecue grills and power tool gift purchasers in 4Q 2009, with hand tool purchases driven by those 54-64. Hand tool and power tool gift purchases were primarily driven by female consumers, with grills about half male, half female.

"In a challenging economy, where gifts are becoming more practical in nature, these categories are always welcome and useful gifts, whether wives splurge on gifts for their spouses, or parents are filling some gaps in their tool chest,” said Mark Delaney, director of The NPD Group’s home division.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Oct 22, 2014: Middleby to add U-Line to residential appliance business

Oct 22, 2014: iRobot's 3Q exceeds expectations, driven by Home Robots growth

Oct 22, 2014: Whirlpool Canada named 2014 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year

Oct 22, 2014: ACCA wants the HVAC manufacturers to develop open, universal communication protocols

Oct 22, 2014: IHA launches website to connect OEMs with consumers

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014
May 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: March 2014
April 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: February 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows