The Home Depot is a popular Canadian home improvement store. Their goal is to help customers create the home of their dreams, either by doing it themselves of having it done for them. There are 182 stores across Canada, and each store averages over 100,000 square feet, and sells over 40,000 products. In addition to selling home improvement, building and construction goods, The Home Depot also offers installation services and tool rental services.
As an American company, The Home Depot expanded to Canada and opened their first store in Toronto in 1994. The expansion to Canada was created through the purchase of Aikenhead's Hardware. Early on, there were plans to take over RONA, though management ended up not pursuing it because RONA stores were significantly smaller. They quickly grew and expanded throughout the country now operating over 180+ stores across the country.
The Home Depot has a weekly flyer for customers to check out sales and promotions. They also offer Warehouse Value and Specials, where customers can buy products that have been in the warehouse for a cheaper price. The Home Depot will also price-match any competition, so you are guaranteed to have the cheapest price.
There is a Media Relations section of The Home Depot website, with updated news and press releases. They also have a section on their website for ideas and how-to tutorials, so customers can check out videos and blogs on how to tackle basic home repair jobs or other DIY projects.
The Home Depot is committed to their communities and serves them through the Home Depot Canada Foundation. They operate the Orange Door Project, with supports vulnerable and at-risk children across Canada. They have given over $30 million and supported 300+ organizations to support this cause.