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Competitive Strategies Case Study

Case Title:

Home Depot- A Strategic Dilemma

Publication Year : 2007

Authors: Jagdish Koraba, Amy Sonpal

Industry: Retailing


Case Code: COM0181A

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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The Home Depot Inc (Home Depot), an American retailer for home improvement and construction products, the second largest retailer in the United States, behind Wal-Mart, and third largest retailer in the world, was considering sale or spin-off or Initial Public Offering of its supply HD Supply. The new separate entity would face heavy competition from market leader Wal-Mart and its next arch rival Lowe’s in retail market.

The decision was seen as a strategic move, which would optimize shareholders value and improve Home Depot’s commercial business a network of companies that provided pipes, concrete and lumber to professional builders.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • Understanding Corporate Restructuring
  • Understanding Spin-off as a restructuring tool.

Keywords : The Home Depot Inc.; US retail; Home improvement Market; Spin-offs; Split-off; Strategic Evolution; Competitive Strategies Case Study; Wall-Mart; Lowe; Strategic Inflection Point

Contents : 
HD Supply: A Strategic Dilemma
US Retail and Home Improvement Market
Financial Highlights of Home Depot Inc
Family of Companies of HD Inc
Family of Business of HD Supply
HD Supply’s Acquisitions Timeline

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