1. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
2. COMPANY MISSION / VISION
4. THE HOME DEPOT COMPANIES
4.1 EXPO Design Center
4.2 The Home Depot
4.3 The Home Depot Floor Store
4.4 The Home Depot Landscape Supply
4.5 The Home Depot Supply
8. CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
8.1 The Home Depot Foundation
9. MARKETING STRATEGY
9.1 Neighbor of Choice?
9.2 Employer of Choice?
9.3 Retailer of Choice?
9.4 Investment of Choice?
10. THE HOME DEPOT VALUES
12. DID YOU KNOW?
13. SWOT ANALYSIS
14.1 Number of Stores
14.3 Income Statement
14.4 Balance Sheet (Current Assets)
14.5 Balance Sheet (Long Term Assets)
14.6 Balance Sheet (Current Liabilities)
14.7 Balance Sheet (Equity And Total Liabilities)
14.8 Growth in Selected Figures
15. FIVE YEAR PLAN
1. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
Founders, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, forever changed the home improvement industry when they opened the first The Home Depot stores in Atlanta, Georgia on June 22, 1979. The original stores stocked around 25,000 products and were attached to Treasure Island stores. Today, on average, The Home Depot offers 40,000 products and is approximately 106,000 square feet. The Home Depot story began as a vision of warehouse stores filled from floor to ceiling with a wide assortment of products at the lowest prices. Associates were trained to give the best customer service in the industry. The Home Depot grew to encompass stores in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama, within the first five years. The company has expanded beyond the orange box to include EXPO Design Center and The Home Depot Supply. The growth continues to this day, with more than 2,005 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. A new store opens on average every 48 hours.
1978The Home Depot concept develops and the corporation is founded by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. The original partnership is called "MB Associates" and was officially incorporated June 29, 1978. 1980The first regularly scheduled in-store how-to product training seminars begin. 1981The Home Depot stock goes public on NASDAQ on September 22, and raises more than $4 million. 1982The Home Depot is named the High Performance Retailer by Management Horizons. 1983The Home Depot more than doubles the total number of associates to 2,400. Computerized checkout systems are installed at The Home Depot stores. 1984The Home Depot breaks the 30 store mark.
The Home Depot stock moves from the NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange in April. 1985The Home Depot opens its 50th store and expands into eight markets, including California. 1986The Home Depot breaks the $1 Billion mark in sales.
1987The Day-in/Day-out pricing policy is established.
1988The Home Depot is included in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index. 1989The 100th The Home Depot store opens.
The Home Depot begins its partnership with Habitat for Humanity by building homes in Atlanta, Dallas, Tampa and Miami. 1990The Home Depot begins its partnership with the Olympics by beginning the Olympic Job Opportunities Program. The Home Depot surpasses Lowe's to become the top seller in the home improvement industry. 1991The company begins its employee volunteer program Team Depot. The first EXPO Design Center opens in San Diego, California. 1992The Home Depot announces its 1994 and 1996 Olympic Games and U.S. Olympic Team sponsorship. The Home Depot's customers and associates work together to help rebuild South Florida after Hurricane Andrew. 1993The Home Depot becomes the largest employer of Olympic athletes. The Home Depot strengthens its commitment to the environment by publishing the first Environmental Greenprint for better housing and establishing the Environmental Grant program. 1994The...