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October 2, 2012

Home Depot executives, in two published interviews, discussed the Atlanta retailer’s views on expansion south of the U.S. border and beyond.

Ricardo Saldivar, chairman Home Depot Mexico, told El Financiero that the Mexican division expects to end this year with 100 stores in 58 cities. Currently there are 94 stores in Mexico. More than nine out of 10 Home Depot store openings take place in Mexico, Saldivar said.

March 7, 2011

For the first time since 2005, The Home Depot and Lowe’s Cos. both delivered positive comparable-store sales in all four quarters of 2010. Last year was also the first year both companies showed an increase in full-year sales since 2005. 


These trends are strong evidence that the worst of the economic cycle has passed for the two home improvement retail giants.


December 8, 2010

A strong Black Friday and holiday optimism across the store has Home Depot raising its...

December 5, 2010

Most question-and-answer segments of earnings calls have a signature exchange that deserves to make the...

Most question-and-answer segments of earnings calls have a signature exchange that deserves to make the highlight reel on the 10 p.m. news.

From the recent Home Depot conference—the one during which the company reported upticks in sales and earnings for its third quarter—included the following:

Analyst: “Are there other types of opportunities outside of the core stores that would make sense to you?”

CEO Frank Blake: “We are focused on our core business.”

December 5, 2010

Which of the following is true about The Home Depot University:...

Which of the following is true about The Home Depot University:

a) Member of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference;

b) Offers scholarships to outstanding DIYers; or

c) Provides centralized, management training to the company’s new leaders.

The answer is “c)”—but don’t expect multiple choice questions as part of the curriculum.

December 5, 2010

For the past couple of years, Home Depot’s top executives have been talking about the...

For the past couple of years, Home Depot’s top executives have been talking about the forecasting, assortment management and other IT “tools” being given to its merchants and store managers so they can make better decisions about what goes on the shelf. But while the Atlanta retailer has been vague about some of its new technology initiatives, it’s made no secret of the fact that it fell behind in the IT sector while expanding on the retail front.

May 19, 2008

Home Depot recorded a 66 percent drop in first-quarter earnings compared with the same period...

July 9, 2007

The retailer issued an updated guidance on its 2007 total sales, which are expected to...