Last week, HBSDealer.com published an interactive chart that tracked Home Depot’s annual sales by merchandising department. The article climbed to the top of the pageview charts, and also generated some reader questions.
One question asked was along the lines of “How is it that ‘Indoor Garden’ is the top sales department for Home Depot?”
Here’s the answer: The Home Depot’s $15.5 billion Indoor Garden department, perhaps counterintuitively, includes sales of big-ticket outdoor power equipment.
Another question: “Can you do a similar chart for Lowe’s?”
That question is more complicated, but the short answer is “yes.” And you can watch the categories jostle for position in the interactive chart above.