February 7, 1999 |
About a dozen demonstrators rallied outside the new Home Depot store on Route 70 yesterday afternoon, contending that the home-improvement giant does business with companies that deplete ecologically sensitive parts of forests around the globe. Demanding that Home Depot stop selling products such as cabinetry and lumber made from ancient or "old growth" trees in Southeast Asia, South America and elsewhere, the protesters, mostly undergraduate students from Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania and other schools in the area, hoisted placards and chanted, "Mahogany and cedar, rain forests die by meter.
August 17, 2004 |
The Kmart store in Broomall, Delaware County, will close in October and subsequently become a Home Depot store, Kmart said yesterday. Employees do not have guaranteed jobs with Home Depot, Kmart spokesman Steve Pagnani said. Many may seek to fill openings at other area Kmarts, and "it seems likely" that some, based on their experience, would be in a strong position to land jobs at the new store, Pagnani said. The store, next to the Lawrence Park Shopping Center, is one of 13 to 19 nationwide that Kmart, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, is selling to Home Depot.
October 29, 1994 |
The first tenant the Rubin Organization signed for its shopping center on the Sears site was Home Depot. While Rubin is demolishing the entire Sears complex for a shopping center, Home Depot touts its role in helping save a historic landmark and tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The firm described in its 1993 annual report a situation similar in Tulsa to what happened with the Sears site. In Tulsa, the Warehouse Market, which had been a center of agricultural commerce, had been vacant.
August 17, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Consumers might not be confident, but the stores that sell to them certainly seem to be. Wal-Mart and Home Depot, two of the nation's largest retailers and bellwethers of the U.S. economy, on Tuesday joined a string of other merchants that have raised their outlooks for the year despite a flow of bad economic news that suggests they have no reason to be optimistic. TJX Cos., which owns TJ Maxx and Marshall's; Macy's Inc.; Kohl's Corp.; and Nordstrom Inc. have all boosted their profit outlooks in the last week.
July 18, 1995 |
Janice Wilmsley held one child in her arms and pushed the other in a stroller through the packed Home Depot parking lot. As she neared the building, she shifted the child from one arm to the other, dropping a newspaper clipping with a Home Depot ad. The ad announced 23 full- and part-time jobs at the new Home Depot, a nationwide home- center chain, at 4640 Roosevelt Blvd. She and approximately 400 others went out yesterday to get applications at the store that's set to open July 27. Wilmsley, 25, is a widowed mother of two who just moved to Philadelphia from New Brunswick, N.J. She said that working at the Home Depot would provide the job security she's seeking.
November 7, 1992 |
Lawnside Mayor Michael Bryant signed a temporary permit yesterday allowing Home Depot to continue operating without being fined. The Atlanta-based firm, considered the largest home-improvement retailer in the country, opened its first outlet in South Jersey Oct. 29 without obtaining a mercantile license. The borough, in response, issued the store a summons each day it operated without the license: eight days in all. Each summons carried a potential fine of up to $500, Bryant said.
June 25, 2002 |
Major corporations act oddly sometimes. Odd indeed is the recent behavior of Home Depot, the nation's largest hardware and home-improvement chain. Home Depot has announced it does not want to do business with the federal government because it does not want to comply with affirmative-action guidelines. The story, broken by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last week, indicated that corporate headquarters in Atlanta had directed managers of the 1,400 Home Depot stores not to take take government credit cards, purchase orders, or even cash if the items purchased would be used by the federal government.
July 14, 1994 |
For decades, it was a factory, manufacturing chemicals on the city's busy industrial waterfront. Then for many more years, it was an empty lot, with the quiet Delaware River on one side and increasingly decayed Delaware Avenue on the other. Today, the site becomes a mecca for low-budget shoppers. When a mammoth Home Depot warehouse store opens this morning at 1601 S. Columbus Blvd., it will symbolize another step in the evolution of the South Philadelphia waterfront. Since the 1991 opening of Riverview Plaza shopping center at Delaware Avenue (now Columbus Boulevard)
November 14, 2012 |
U.S. stocks closed lower after uneven trading Tuesday as fears about the fiscal cliff and Greece tipped major indexes between gains and losses. A surge in Home Depot's stock prevented a steeper drop for the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow closed down closed down 58.90 points, or 0.5 percent, at 12,756.18. It would have been lower without support from Home Depot, whose stock jumped 3.6 percent after the big-box retailer beat expectations for its fiscal third-quarter earnings. Home Depot is benefiting from the gradual housing recovery and rebuilding efforts after Sandy.
October 10, 1996 |
Several Chester County environmental groups have agreed to accept a $30,000 contribution from Home Depot for a regional study of the Valley Creek watershed. In exchange, Home Depot will receive support from the environmental groups for its plan to build a store in Frazer. Officials of two of the environmental groups said Monday they would not have considered the contribution if Home Depot had not agreed to revise its plans involving stormwater runoff into Valley Creek. A small tributary of the 14-mile creek runs through the property on Route 30 where the company wants to build a 114,000-square-foot store and outdoor garden center.