May 21, 2013
In regard to your article about the hot dog stands at Home Depot ("Home Depot tells owners of hot dog stands to relocate," May 17), I am appalled that the Big Box Bully would crush a small business owner in this environment. To throw out a long-time vendor that brings a nice added touch to this behemoth is unfathomable to me and should anger all small business owners especially the small businesses that use Home Depot for their own livelihood. Kicking a 17-employee small business out to put more lawn mowers and grills in front during the "busy season" is odd since the store has been in partnership with Angelo Micklos for 21 years.
January 27, 2010
NEW YORK - Home Depot Inc., the largest U.S. home-improvement retailer, said Tuesday it is laying off 1,000 staffers as it cuts three pilot programs and cuts some support positions. An internal memo sent to staffers by CEO Frank Blake said about 900 of the cuts stem from consolidating some support functions in its human resources, finance and other divisions. The rest come from the company closing a small-format pilot store in Wilson, N.C.; a temporary hurricane recovery outlet in Waveland, Miss.
December 21, 1990
Home Depot Inc., one of the largest hardware stores in the nation, has announced it will open its first store in the Baltimore area, which analysts said yesterday will present formidable competition to Landover-based Hechinger Co.Atlanta-based Home Depot, a 137-store warehouse building-products retailer, said it will open a 130,000-square-foot store in Glen Burnie near a Hechinger store. Another Home Depot will open in White Marsh, but no opening date has been scheduled, the company said.
September 26, 2007
When a man reaches a certain age, he begins reflecting on a lot of things. Lately what I've been reflecting on is: How much of my life have I wasted wandering around these home-improvement superstores, trying to find stuff? The other day, for instance, I went to Home Depot looking for two things: a handle for a storm door and gardening gloves. The whole process took, I don't know, three days. Let's start with the door handle. Want to know how many different door handles Home Depot sells?
February 13, 2007
ATLANTA -- Just a year after promoting its growing wholesale business as a pipeline for breakneck growth, Home Depot is considering getting rid of the unit. The move, announced yesterday, marks yet another reversal of a course set in motion by former chief executive Robert L. Nardelli, who left Home Depot last month amid mounting criticism from shareholders. One beef has been Nardelli's expansion of HD Supply, an industrial division that caters to large commercial contractors such as homebuilders and municipalities.
October 23, 2001
The Home Depot will open its new store at 6 a.m. tomorrow in Westminster Market Place off Route 140. The 116,000-square-foot store will employ about 140. During its grand opening ceremony from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., a donation will be made by Home Depot to Residents Attacking Drugs, a Carroll group that fights drug abuse. B.J.'s Wholesale Club, also in Westminster Market Place, will open Saturday. Kohl's opened a department store at the same location Oct. 5, with an Eldersburg store on Route 32.