Home Depot, Lowe’s turn focus to home professionals to propel growth


Home Depot has a flatbed distribution center in the Dallas area. It is opening more of the facilities across the country to help fulfill home professionals’ large orders.

Melissa Repko, CNBC

In a giant warehouse in Dallas, a fleet of forklifts carries big and bulky home improvement supplies from drywall and concrete to lumber. Box cars cut though the giant facility on a rail line. Trucks pull up, ready to be loaded.

Home Depot‘s facility — which could fit about 14 professional football fields— is helping the company speed up the replenishment of store shelves and deliver purchases to customers’ doors. It is a key part of the retailer’s strategy to win more business from electricians,…


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