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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.


The home depot history

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.”


International strategy1

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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