Consumers’ expectations of retailers and suppliers have never been higher. This is true whether the issue is store experience, mobile technology, low prices or online order fulfillment option. One area where consumer expectations have always been high is product safety.
Atlanta-based Home Depot reported steady growth of transactions for its DIY and pro customers in the third quarter of 2015, leading the way to net sales of $21.8 billion, up 6.4% from the same quarter last year.
Despite weak overall sales growth and an expected decline in third quarter profits, Walmart’s third quarter results offered reasons for the company to be optimistic and for competitors to be concerned.