ATLANTA, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, today announced it is expanding its appliance brands to include Whirlpool, Electrolux and Frigidaire in a limited number of stores and on homedepot.com.
The appliances will be available through the company's Depot Direct delivery network and available to be ordered in all U.S. stores. Depot Direct includes more than 3,000 appliances delivered and installed to the customer's home within 1-5 days of purchase. Appliance purchases through Depot Direct include free delivery and haul away.
"We are dedicated to offering the widest selection and assortment of top brands to our customers and this expansion helps us deliver on that commitment," said Craig Menear, executive vice president for Merchandising. "We are always looking for ways to improve the shopping experience for customers."
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,254 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2011, The Home Depot had sales of $70.4 billion and earnings of $3.9 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.
SOURCE The Home Depot