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The Home Depot History. Founded First Stores Opened The Vision Values Corporate and Financial Overview. Founded and incorporated in 1978. Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. First 2 stores open . Atlanta Georgia , June 22 , 1979. The Home Depots Vision.

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the home depot history
The Home DepotHistory
  • Founded
  • First Stores Opened
  • The Vision
  • Values
  • Corporate and Financial Overview
founded and incorporated in 1978
Founded and incorporated in 1978
  • Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank
first 2 stores open
First 2 stores open

AtlantaGeorgia, June22, 1979

the home depots vision
The Home Depots Vision
  • Vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer
  • The Home Depot has a philosophy of customer service—“whatever it takes”—means cultivating a relationship with customers rather than merely just making a sale.
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Values

Taking care of associatesGiving back to the communityDoing the right thingExcellent customer careCreating shareholder valueBuilding strong relationshipsRespect for all people

corporate and financial overview
Corporate and Financial Overview
  • Headquarters in Atlanta Georgia
  • CEO, and chairman is Frank Blake
  • 2200 retail stores including 1977 in the U.S. and the territories of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam and 180 stores in Canada
  • More than 300,000 assoc.
financial results q3 2013
Financial Results (Q3 2013)
  • Revenue $19.5 billion, up 7.4% from (Q312)
  • Earnings $1.4 billion, compared to $947 million in (Q312)
global presence
Global Presence
  • 85% of Home Depot’s stores are located in the U.S.
  • 180 stores located in Canada
  • 100 stores in Mexico
international strategy
International Strategy
  • Official statement by Francis S. Blake, the Chairman and CEO at Home Depot from the company’s Annual Report for FY2013
  • International
    • “We believe our business is well positioned as the U.S. housing market continues on a path to recovery.”
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International Strategy
  • Current Chinese home improvement market value of $78 billion and forecasted to be $99 billion by 2017.
  • U.S. home improvement growth rate by 2017 is predicted to be 1.7%
  • Chinese home improvement growth rate by 2017 is predicted to be 4.9%
environmental responsibility
Environmental Responsibility

Eco Options Program

    • http://www.ecooptions.homedepot.com/
  • In 2012 alone, The Home Depot’s partnership with WaterSense saved consumers 35.5 billion gallons of water and nearly $260 million in water utility costs.
  • Total purchases made at The Home Depot in 2012 of ENERGY STAR qualified products saved our customers over $700 million in annual utility costs, reducing kilowatt hours usage by over 6 billion
issues
Issues
  • Many legal proceedings
    • South Coast Air Quality Management
    • Unfair business practices and false advertisement
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