03
+4%
$22,940 $m
The Home Depot
The Home Depot is benefiting from rising home sales and construction starts. Same store sales enjoyed a sixth straight quarterly increase as customers visited more often and spent more per trip. Rather than invest in new stores, the company is remodeling existing boxes. It acquired both Redbeacon.com, to connect consumers to local contractors, and product manufacturer U.S. Home Systems. Paypal and The Home Depot joined forces on an in-store payment pilot program. And while the brand closed its last store in Beijing, it’s faring well in Mexico and Canada.