News

Pro Market: Many faces of HD Supply

BY HBSDEALER Staff

HD Supply is comprised of numerous companies that serve the professional customer, including municipalities, utility companies, hotels, hospitals, builders and contractors. Home Depot spent four years acquiring the various businesses, which now include more than 1,000 locations and 26,000 employees.

Below is a list of the companies that make up HD Supply.

Water and sewer systems

National Waterworks

Electrical utilities

Grafton Utility Supply

Construction materials

White Cap

Repair and remodel materials

Contractors’ Warehouse:

Lumber and building materials

Williams Brothers

Cox Lumber

Forest Products Supply

Electrical and communication products

Edson Electrical Supply

Commercial and residential lighting in Canada

Litemor Distributors

Plumbing/HVAC

Apex Supply

Plumbing/HVAC, water and sewer, electrical, fire protection

Hughes Supply

Home builders design center

Creative Touch Interiors

Industrial fasteners

Crown Bolt

Industrial fasteners and tools

Brafasco

Industrial pipes, valves and fittings

J&J

MultAlloy

Southwest Stainless

Stainless Tubular Products

Sunbelt Supply

Maintenance, renovation and hospitality products

HD Supply MRO

USA BlueBook

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

What impact will the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling have on brick-and-mortar retailing?
News

Lowe’s execs eye lawn care items, eco-friendly products

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 14th Annual Global Retailing Conference, held today in New York, Patti Price, Lowe’s general merchandise manager for outdoor living, told investors and analysts what she expects will be trends to watch in the coming months.

“Because of drought [in some regions of the country], customers will be renovating their lawns,” Price predicted. Fall cleanup products and lawn care items are being promoted in Lowe’s stores, she said.

“We’ve had some real success in our holiday programs,” Price said. “We brought in John Deere. The merchants are so focused on moving the business ahead … we’re extremely well positioned for the back half of this year.”

Larry Stone, president and COO for Lowe’s, said new products that have been popular in Lowe’s stores include eco-friendly items and composite building materials.

“Something that’s really evolving, in my opinion, is all these composite products,” Stone said. “[There are] a lot of new products that customers want to use because they’re lower priced and lower maintenance.” Those products include composite siding, shutters and solid core composite flooring, he said.

Additionally, Stone said innovations in locksets, including keyless locks, have shown increased popularity in the home improvement market.

Stone spoke further on Lowe’s overall market position in the middle of a housing downturn, saying the company was “not happy with the negative 2.6 (percent) comps that we recorded” in the second quarter. He also said the company has seen weakness in big-ticket items, installed sales and special order sales.

However, Stone was optimistic about the next few years for the nation’s second largest home improvement retailer, adding, “Lowe’s will be well-positioned, once everything turns around, for further growth in the home improvement industry.”

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

What impact will the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling have on brick-and-mortar retailing?
News

Dave Heine joins BlueLinx

BY HBSDEALER Staff

BlueLinx, one of the industry’s largest building materials distributors, has hired Dave Heine, the former vp-retail development at Do it Best. BlueLinx confirmed that Heine started this week as a senior national account executive, where he will call on Do it Best accounts and other independent dealers.

“I have worked with [Heine] for over 20 years as a customer and always admired his abilities, leadership style and integrity,” said BlueLinx president and chief operating officer George Judd.

Heine, a 28-year veteran of Do it Best, left in July after serving in a number of positions that included vp-lumber and building materials, vp-building products, vp-purchasing for pro and commercial products and manager of the lumber and commodities division.

keyboard_arrow_downCOMMENTS

Leave a Reply

No comments found

TRENDING STORIES

POLLS

What impact will the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling have on brick-and-mortar retailing?