Talk:The Home Depot
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Archive 1 (May 2004–November 2009)
History of Home Depot
I expanded the history of Home Depot significantly. I think it needs more info in history section, but if more is added, do we need to make a separate page?QwazywabbitMsg me 16:17, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
- Thanks for the expansion. I think it looks good now. I'm going to remove the tag. --In Defense of the Artist (talk) 16:30, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
No mention of other (failed) business ventures
There's no mention of the now closing (March 2009) Home Dept Expo stores, their Flooring company concept (I forget the name) and the smaller design centers. Shouldn't there be some mention of these concepts that were spun off the main store concept, yet failed to make it?
Also, there was some controversy years ago about the hot dog carts (possibly raising money for charity) that used to be allowed to set up at the exits. As I recall once Home Dept saw what a profit center these carts were they stopped allowing the vendor to set up on their property and went into the business themselves.
There was also a failed attempt to set up a McDonalds in the Home Dept (Dallas, Tx) that came and went so fast few saw it... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:23, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
Deaths of customers
There are many pictures of the fronts of stores in this article. True, there's an "old" and a "new", plus a third, dramatically different, image (plus others), but they don't add anything to the article but distraction. With all due respect to the respective photographers, I believe many of them should be removed. (This reminds me of a controversy surrounding the Starbucks page where the company was (unverifiably) accused of adding pictures to the article to draw eyes away from more controversial sections). I suggest putting the Yonkers, NY photo in the lead, since it is the most typical, and remove the rest. Thoughts? -Sme3 (talk) 12:36, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
I disagree if a reader from another country visits this article they see what The Home Depots actually look like, this may not interst the yourself and other but it has its place in the article, I'd actually like to see interior photos in this article, I mean look at Bunnings Warehouse. It brings more to the article and to those who don't live anywhere near one and yet would like to see inside. Jason, Australia--220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:14, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
The opening of the article says that the largest store is in New Jersey, but "The Home Depot today" says that the largest store is in California. Which is it? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:15, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
Gay Pride "Controversy" ?
I am quite offended that while this article has a "Philanthropy" section, the information about their support for LGBT causes is listed under the "Controversy" section. Ridiculous. Wikipedia must remain neutral. Because 1 fringe group is mad, doesn't justify a controversy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:41, 3 June 2011 (UTC)
Hello - I would like to recommend the following edits to the Home Depot page.
- Update store locations in Overview and International Section to reflect: The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,248 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The Company maintains two specialty stores – a paint and flooring store and a Home Decorators Collection store in China, both located in Tianjin.( Home Depot no longer operates big-box formats in China)  - Updated philanthropy section to include The Home Depot Foundation's mission which is to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home 
Please let me know if I can provide additional information and resources to support this request.
Shouldn't we have a section on the name "The Home Depot" vs. "Home Depot". A section which states that in some countries as well as in informal speech the store is known as simply "Home Depot". 126.96.36.199 (talk) 23:10, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
early 2001, reducing staffing for short-term profits.
Why "Good Jobs" Are Good for Retailers, Harvard Business Review, Zeynep Ton, Jan.-Feb. 2012.
" . . . In addition, many retailers see labor as a cost driver rather than a sales driver and therefore focus on minimizing its costs. . . "
" . . . Home Depot is a well-known example. When former GE executive Robert Nardelli became CEO, at the end of 2000, he cut staffing levels and increased the percentage of part-timers to reduce costs and boost profits. Those moves achieved both goals immediately, but they eventually caused Home Depot’s excellent customer service—the company’s claim to fame and, arguably, primary source of competitive advantage—to suffer, customer satisfaction to plunge, and same-store sales growth to drop and even go negative in some years. . . "
Point-of-Sale Data Breach
I purpose a new section be created covering Home Depot's recent point-of-sale security breach. Like the Target article, there is no mention of the hack or expected 60 million credit card thefts. The magnitude of the beach qualifies it as noteworthy. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:06, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Deaths of Customers
According to Orientation information for new employees, 8 people have died at The Home Depot. Often, a customer way wish to purchase an item that is on an upper shelf. This now requires a certified fort lift operator, the aisle (and adjacent aisle) is closed with expandable gates, and the item is lifted down to floor level. The fort lift is disposed of, the gates reopened, and then customers can access the item. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:F:881:BA70:8D3:CA08:D37D:3B5E (talk) 17:37, 25 May 2015 (UTC)