Home Depot Vs Lowe’s: Photos, Customers, Sales

Home Depot just reported a successful quarter with $38 billion in sales, blowing away analyst expectations.

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The parking lot was busy on a Tuesday afternoon, and as I walked in I noticed a sign directing curbside pickup customers.

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Many retailers, including Home Depot, added or expanded curbside offerings that experts credit with helping them survive the pandemic.

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Walking up to the store, I was struck by how much greenery was everywhere, from flowering plants to vegetable seedlings.

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Home Depot, at least at my location, essentially doubles in size in the spring, when the nursery spills outside into a large uncovered area, plus the gardening section and in front of the store.

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Home Depot is typically associated with home improvement, but there was plenty to look at for a completely non-handy person with a green thumb.

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Plants were arranged by variety and growing zone, which is helpful for anyone from experts to novices.

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The rows and rows of plants looked nearly endless.

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The planting season is important for Home Depot. CEO and president Ted Decker said the company expects “super” sales in the garden business to report next quarter.

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As you walk through the patio plant area, you enter the garden section, which is covered but still open to the outside.

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That section stocks all kinds of gardening supplies, like pots, fertilizers, and garden hoes.

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That section also contains mulch and other landscaping supplies.

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The garden center also has its own cashier, so customers only interested in the outdoor area don’t have to go in the main store.

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Next I walked into the main part of the store.

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I walked through the garden area into the main area of ​​the store.

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Moving into the main area of ​​the store, it was organized almost exactly the same as Home Depot.

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