The cash cow known as Home Depot, continues to buy market share. This transaction started with little Brissman-Kennedy, a janitorial supply distributor. B-K was bought by AmSan, who merged with Wilmar (and others) to form SupplyWorks. SupplyWorks was sold to Interline brands, which was just purchased by Home Depot.
Another “Right-Place, Right-Time” Story That Ended With Home Depot
A small Chicago hardware store decided to sell a handful of products directly to apartment building owners and call their new division “Nationwide Apartment Supply”. Their catalog was a photo-copied piece of paper with prices scribbled and new products added in hand writing at the bottom of the paper.
They expanded regionally and performed well enough to attract Century Maintenance Supply as a buyer. Century was quickly sold to Hughes MRO, which was quickly sold to…….. Home Depot. Home Depot started a new division called HD Supply, which was quickly parsed to another buying group.
Scrub n Shine STILL Remains Competitive with Bloated Conglomerates Within Our Industry
While we can’t guarantee we’d turn down $1.625 Billion if Home Depot came knockin, we can guarantee better service, better products and an overall better value than the behemoths in our industry.
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