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Mobile devices have big effect in marketplace

...starts to be a game-changer," he said. "It's not economical to have 50 styles of blenders in one store."Atlanta-based Home Depot is devoting less in-store space to patio furniture and generators, after seeing research and sales shift online...
Company plans stock buyback

...billion in cash, spokeswoman Paula Drake said. She said the final results will be released next week. Because Atlanta-based Home Depot decided to use cash in the tender offer, the company did not use a $2 billion credit line it set up in connection...
Intense NASCAR finish parallels battles in retail

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As chief executive of Lowe's Cos., Robert Niblock has plenty of numbers to worry about in his battle with The Home Depot Inc.: sales and inventory, revenue and earnings, how many stores to open and employees to hire.
Tree farms thrive as fake trees gain market share

...come a long way. It's really hard to tell if it is artificial without touching it," said Bob Jacobson from Atlanta-based Home Depot, which sells both types of trees. Artificial trees appear to be particularly popular with apartment dwellers...
Company says flood of hurricane customers is 'unprecedented'

...provide sales figures or customer numbers, but a Home Depot spokesman described the rush as "unprecedented." Atlanta-based Home Depot has about 130 stores in Florida. Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's has 65. For instance, a Home Depot...
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Home Depot reports nearly 19 percent

ATLANTA -- Record sales and strong performance at stores open at least a year helped The Home Depot Inc. post a nearly 19 percent jump in second-quarter profit and prompted the retail giant to raise its earnings outlook for all of 2004.
Employers redefine retirement as exodus of boomer workers looms are struggling to fill jobs in health care, retail and government services, it's already a big issue. Atlanta-based Home Depot, which is opening 175 new stores in 2004, has about 35,000 jobs to fill this year, and recognizes that boomers...
Home Depot seeks workers over the age of 50 for new jobs

...knowledge and the passion," said Dennis Donovan, Home Depot's executive vice president for human resources. Atlanta-based Home Depot has about 35,000 jobs opening up at its 175 new stores in 2004, Donovan said. Under the agreement, the AARP...
Secret Service makes arrests in Home Depot, Lowe's scam

...authorities said. Authorities are investigating at least a half-dozen other people in connection with the scheme. Atlanta-based Home Depot is the nation's largest home improvement store chain. Wilkesboro, N.C.-based Lowe's, with about half...
Two wins in a row

...picture looks good. I feel good where we are in the points with three races to go." Stewart, sponsored by Atlanta-based Home Depot, again refused to participate in mandatory post-race interviews, prompting NASCAR to say it would talk with...