Home Depot Supplies Everything for Job Sites
By George Anderson
If you’re going to work on a construction job in the Nashville, Tenn. area, Home Depot has everything you need — tools, lumber, paint, lighting, gasoline and beer. Beer?
The leading DIY store announced it plans to begin testing four convenience stores with gas stations and car washes (two locations) this December at properties located in Hermitage, Brentwood, Franklin and Lebanon, Tenn.
“Now, they’ll be able to get everything they need for the job site from lumber and tools to breakfast and lunch,” said Home Depot spokesperson Paula Smith. “They’ll be able to keep their whole crew at the site all day, because time is money for them.”
In a released statement, the company said it was undertaking the test because it believes the convenience store concept could add to its “top line growth” and bring in additional consumer traffic to its stores.
Moderator’s Comment: What do you think about Home Depot’s test of convenience/gas stores? What will be different
about running this business compared to the company’s core business? –
George Anderson – Moderator