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  1. Project definition
  2. Company overview
  3. Factors Leading to its Success
  4. Home depot drawbacks to shelf stock rate
  5. Recommendations and implementation
  6. Conclusion

Home Depot is one of the largest retailers of home improvement products and services. The company has over 2255 retail stores across 50 states in the U.S. The company employs more than 300,000 employees. The company is listed on the New York stock exchange and in the doe Jones. The company enjoys good revenue. In the finical year of 2011, the company made a profit of 3.9 billion and their gross sales were up to 70.4 billion. The company's stocks enjoy good ratings and trading in the stock exchange. The dividends paid for the stocks are good and shareholders enjoy many benefits that come with the strength of the stocks (Burritt).

In the year 2010, home depot bought a portable device technology. This technology is aimed at easing the process of stocking shelves. It also allows them to keep an eye on customers no matter which part of the store they are in. this has helped a lot in improving customer service. The company is an all rounded company. This is because when customers have money, it allows them to do home improvements more often. This stocking technology has allowed home depot to make huge profits. This technology helps them in knowing which products have been lifted from the shelves and need replacement. Because of the positive feedback that they are receiving because of this technology, it is safe to assume that they will invest more in these types of technology. The company is also searching for new technology that will help them stock their shelves better.

[...] Home depot has opened new call centers in Utah and Georgia simply to have a more personalized connection with the customers. All these centers have been opened in the last financial year. This has played a major role in increasing the earnings and profit margins for the company. In additions, new wits such as the new arrangement system for secondary and centralized return to seller process has more than 57% of all labor hours dedicated to customer services and by the end of the financial year of 2013 the labor hours will have reached 60%. [...]


[...] Home Depot: Corporate Expansion and Image Improvement. Web Burritt, Chris. Home Depot's Red beacon Expands ?Do-It-for-Me' Services. Web September Home Depot. Annual financial report 2012. Web December 2013. http://phx.corporate- ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=63646&p=irol- reportscurrent Whitfield, Paul. Don't Let Housing Trend Dictate Stance on Home Depot. Web. [...]


[...] The company is an all rounded company. This is because when customers have money, it allows them to do home improvements more often. This stocking technology has allowed home depot to make huge profits. This technology helps them in knowing which products have been lifted from the shelves and need replacement. Because of the positive feedback that they are receiving because of this technology, it is safe to assume that they will invest more in these types of technology. The company is also searching for new technology that will help them stock their shelves better. [...]


[...] Home depot has managed to survive economic challenges. Nevertheless, new entities are becoming a gradual risk in threatening Home Depot. Lowe's company specifically has been the most fruitful of Home Depot's rivals and has improved its stock price by even in bad economic times. Whereas both companies offer fair rates because of their price saving thrifts of rule, Lowe's has accomplished to shape a very optimistic facility and excellent status. Home Depot vends its bulk products at rates similar to those of Lowe's. [...]


[...] At the last board meeting, the board of directors approved a new $ 17.0 billion shares repurchase package that substituted the previous endorsement and declared a 34% growth in the trimestral cash bonus to $ 0.39 per share (Home Depot). Intersected retail focus on intersected trade is based on structuring an inexpensive platform across business channels. During the last financial year, the company launched enhancements to the website. This included My Install, which was intended to improve clarity and communication in installation scheme and to abridge the customer experience. This makes the company a good place to invest. This is because the value of the shares continues to increase with each financial year that passes. [...]

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