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Home Depot: Will The Impact Of The Data Breach Be Significant? - Forbes

This brings us to a loss of approximately $30 per record. In spite of dealing with a case that is bigger than the data breach at Target in late 2013, Home Depot is not expected to lose out on much revenue. Part of this is because the retailer will continue to reap the benefits of an upbeat U.S. economy and housing market. Furthermore, unlike Target, where consumers moved to the likes of Costco or Kohls, there are hardly any substitutes when it comes to buying material such as plywood, saws, cement, or the like. Lawsuits: Lastly, theres the matter of lawsuits.
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Home Improvement Retail: A Two-Horse Race for Supremacy - Yahoo Finance

Of this, ~$221 billion can be attributed to the consumer market and the remainder to the professional market. The former includes sales to private homeowners, andthe latter category includes builders and contractors, among others. The industry is expected to grow by ~5.7% in 2015 and at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 4.5% between 2016and 2019.
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