Tag Archives: Home Depot

Ace Hardware: Another Same-Day Delivery Strategy

In recent years, companies such as Google and Amazon have stepped up their same-day delivery efforts — believing that this can be a key competitive advantage for firms with an adequate distribution structure to handle same-day deliveries. Ace Hardware is one … Continue reading

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Home Depot and Others: The Evolving Everything Stores

Amazon is not the only firm with a huge product mix. Wal-Mart, Target, and others have also expanded their assortments to attract one-stop shoppers. This is one way for retailers to stand out in a crowded marketplace. Now comes the … Continue reading

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Tough Sledding for Retailers in China

China may have the world’s largest consumer base, but it is also a difficult place for foreign retailers to thrive. Here’s more evidence of this situation. According to Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang, writing for Businessweek: “Tesco’s recent decision to … Continue reading

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