Home Improvement Retail


  • Nov 6- Home Depot Inc, the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million email addresses were stolen during a recent breach of its payment data systems, in addition to some 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer. Home Depot, which had estimated that the breach would cost about $62 million, was one of a string of U.S. retailers...

  • Flushed with ideas, toilets enter the 21st century Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:27 AM ET
    Various functions are available on the washlets that Toto Ltd. sells. The Japanese are seen as innovators in toilet technology.

    Bathroom breaks are getting a bit more luxurious as home appliance makers bring new features to the most basic of fixtures.

  • Shop at Home Depot? Here's how to protect yourself   Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Shop at Home Depot? Here's how to protect yourself

    CNBC.com personal finance reporter Kelli B. Grant explains the steps Home Depot shoppers should take after the national chain confirmed a data breach occurred at its stores as far back as April.

  • Lowe's profit tops estimates; trims sales guidance Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    Lowe's delivered second-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street's expectations, but the retailer trimmed its outlook for full-year sales growth.

  • Severe winter gives way to hot spring for Home Depot Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Pickup trucks leave a Home Depot store in El Cerrito, Calif.

    Home Depot reported a 5.7 percent rise in quarterly sales as customers spent more on home repairs after a severe North American winter.

  • Lowe's 3-D room makes remodeling a (virtual) reality Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Lowe's is launching a simulation room that enables customers to view a 3-D representation of their renovation projects.

  • Lowe's posts earnings and revenue miss Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    Lowe's posted quarterly earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street expectations Thursday, due in part by a lower tax rate.

  • Home Depot misses forecasts, hurt by slow season Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 6:24 AM ET
    A customer walks into a Home Depot Inc. store in Peoria, Illinois.

    Home Depot posted quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday that missed Wall Street expectations, sending shares lower in pre-market trading.

  • Home Depot's fight for sales   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Home Depot's fight for sales

    Keoni Queypo, Honolulu Store Manager at Home Depot, and Mike Cunningham, Marina Del Ray Store Manager at Home Depot, discuss employment opportunities available at Home Depot and the competitive business of attracting consumers into their stores.

  • Weber CEO gears up for great grilling season   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Weber CEO gears up for great grilling season

    Tom Koos, CEO of Weber, discusses the consumer's appetite for spending on their home and talks about their top-selling barbecue products.

  • Remodeling trends for your home   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    Remodeling trends for your home

    Keith Allman, Masco CEO, and Jeffrey Lorberbaum, Mohawk Industries CEO, discuss improving trends in home improvement and weigh in on the pulse of the U.S. housing market.

  • Home Depot CEO looks to grow online business   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:20 AM ET
    Home Depot CEO looks to grow online business

    Frank Blake, chairman & CEO of Home Depot, discusses his company's plans to increase its online orders and accommodate mobile shoppers. Also Blake weighs in on his support of Internet taxes.

  • Home Depot CEO: We need spring to come   Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 7:09 AM ET
    Home Depot CEO: We need spring to come

    Frank Blake, Chairman & CEO of Home Depot, discusses his company's do-it-yourself extravaganza in Las Vegas, and provides his outlook on the spring selling season. Definitely the cold weather has had an impact on us, says Blake.

  • Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:53 AM ET
    Polar vortex heats up Ace Hardware sales

    John Venhuizen, CEO of Ace Hardware, discusses how his company was able to profit from this winter's harsh weather. Our salt business is up 235%, says Venhuizen.

  • Lowe's Q4 results in line with expectations   Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 6:10 AM ET
    Lowe's Q4 results in line with expectations

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer senior equity analyst, breaks down the fourth quarter numbers for the home improvement retailer, and explains why he would pick Home Depot over Lowe's. Both companies are positioned to profit from pent-up demand as the weather warms, says Nagel.

  • Winter's impact on home improvement retailers   Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Winter's impact on home improvement retailers

    It all depends on when the weather cracks, says Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst, providing perspective on how retailers like Home Depot and Lowe's will likely weather the harsh winter.

  • Target staff say they warned of security flaws Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    At least one analyst at Target pushed for an investigation into payment systems after government and industry reports.

  • Home Depot's southern exposure   Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 7:34 AM ET
    Home Depot's southern exposure

    Chris Waits, Mid-South Regional VP at Home Depot, shares some winterizing tips for homeowners and explains how the brutal weather has impacted snow supplies.

  • Brookstone may file for bankruptcy: Report Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A Brookstone store in Santa Monica, California.

    The seller of gadgets, wine accessories, and furniture is in talks with firms about investing. The WSJ reports.

  • Lowe's boosts outlook as housing rebounds Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 10:22 AM ET
    An employee helps a customer shop for a sander at a Lowe's home improvement store in Chicago, Illinois

    No. 2 home improvement chain Lowe's reported a rise in quarterly profit and raised its outlook for the current fiscal year on Wednesday.