Home-improvement stores thrive as residents take on projects

May 19, 2020
Home Depot reported a 6% increase in sales and True Value says paint sales are up more than 20% as Americans use lockdown to clean up, paint up, and fix up.
A Home Depot in Miami. The home improvement chain reported a 7% increase in quarterly revenue.
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Home improvement sales are holding steady despite the overall retail slump

May 19, 2020
As people spend more time at home because of COVID-19, they are thinking about how they can improve those spaces.
Home improvement sales saw only a small dip in the U.S. in April.
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Mild winter and revamp investments boost Home Depot

Feb 25, 2020
Home Depot posted better-than-expected earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.
Home Depot reported better than expected sales and profits, partly due to a mild winter.
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Can the home improvement market continue to grow?

Feb 24, 2020
Companies like Home Depot and Lowe's have benefited from homeowners fixing what they already own.
Home improvement is a big part of Home Depot's and Lowes' business.
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Spending on home improvement could fall next year

Oct 27, 2019
After a decade of growth, demand for remodeling and repairs is expected to soften.
Customers shop for home improvement products at a Home Depot store.
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How the latest tariff hike could hit Home Depot and Lowe's

May 21, 2019
The Trump administration more than doubled tariffs on many Chinese goods.
A Home Depot store in Burbank, California is seen on February 18, 2019.
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Home Depot still doing well despite cooling housing market

Nov 13, 2018
Despite signs of a cooling housing market, the home improvement giant turned in a $2.9 billion profit for the third quarter.
A sign is posted in front of a Home Depot store on Aug. 14, 2018 in El Cerrito, California.
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J.C. Penney’s CEO jumps to Lowe’s

May 23, 2018
Marvin Ellison, who is credited with a mixed turnaround at J.C. Penney, is heading back to the home improvement space. Before joining J.C. Penney, he spent 12 years at Lowe’s biggest competitor, Home Depot. Click the audio player above to hear…

The Home Depot may be an e-commerce model for the retail industry

Dec 20, 2017
CEO Craig Menear says shopping starts in the digital world and finishes in the physical world.
Product is the hero at The Home Depot, says CEO Craig Menear.
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A big merger in paint, a slow-growth industry

Mar 21, 2016
Pressed to grow, Sherwin-Williams is buying Valspar
A guest attends the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams and Lowe's event.
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