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September 5, 2014

Home Depot says it continues to study its Internet security amid signs of a data breach.

During a presentation at a Goldman Sachs retailing conference this week, Home Depot CEO Frank Blake hit the topic head on.

August 18, 2014

Citing insider sources, Bloomberg reported Friday that Lowe's is working with Goldman Sachs in its search for acquisitions in Brazil, although the company is still reportedly weighing its options.

The move would help Lowe's establish a presence in a market without clear leaders -- one that's expanding as incomes (and the number of new homeowners) grows in Brazil. As it stands, there's little competition aside from corner hardware stores.

April 28, 2014

Former Weyerhaeuser unit Northwest Hardwoods is reportedly up for sale again by American Industrial Partners, the same private equity firm that bought the company in 2011.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, American Industrial Partners has hired bankers at Goldman Sachs to market the company.

October 18, 2013

During a recent Goldman Sachs investor conference, analyst Matt Fassler described Tractor Supply as “one of the most unique differentiated growth stories in retail.”

That was the cue for CEO Greg Sandfort to share some of the Brentwood, Tenn.-based company’s insights into its large and growing brand of farm-and-ranch retailing. And he shredded a few myths of rural retailing in the process.

October 16, 2013

A consumer survey conducted Oct. 10-13 by ORC International on behalf of ICSC and Goldman Sachs found that 40% of consumers have tightened their belts in the face of the federal government shutdown.

Of the demographically representative sample, lower-income households were more affected than their upper-income counterparts: Those with income of $35,000 or less were 15% more likely to curb spending than those making at least six figures.

October 11, 2013

Tractor Supply CEO Greg Sandfort borrowed phrases from trendy multichannel retailers when he recently described his company’s online strategy.

“We have to have our site geared to giving customers the options for any way they like to engage with us,“ Sandfort said during the recent Goldman Sachs investor conference. 

February 11, 2011

During the Handy Hardware Wholesale Spring Market in Houston, president Tina Kirbie pointed to a handful of economic indicators that bode well for hardware stores in 2011.

She started her roll call of positive macroeconomic metrics with the index of leading economic indicators, which rose 1% in December from November. The index increased 3.3% in the second half of 2010, compared with a first-half gain of 2.4%.

December 23, 2010

Consumers are spending more this year during the final week of holiday shopping, according to a study conducted by Goldman Sachs and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

For the week ending Dec. 18, weekly retail sales rose by 1.7%, according to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. In addition, retail sales, on a year-over-year basis, also improved and increased by 4.2%.

December 23, 2010

Consumers are spending more this year during the final week of holiday shopping, according to a study conducted by Goldman Sachs and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

For the week ending Dec. 18, weekly retail sales rose by 1.7%, according to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index. In addition, retail sales, on a year-over-year basis, also improved and increased by 4.2%.

September 15, 2010

If there was one overriding theme at Home Depot’s presentation at this year's Goldman Sachs...

December 3, 2008

Worthington Industries has named B. Andrew Rose as CFO of the company beginning Dec. 1....

October 21, 2007

The private equity firm will pay $2.65 billion for Goodman Global....

September 23, 2007

It hasn’t been an easy year in the mid-to high-end home decor market....

September 23, 2007

Speaking before a group of Wall Street analysts this month, Home Depot’s top merchant outlined...

September 23, 2007

Speaking before a group of Wall Street analysts this month, Home Depot’s top merchant outlined...

September 6, 2007

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, Lowe’s executives name some up-and-coming trends in...

September 4, 2007

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs retailing conference in New York on Sept. 5, Home Depot...