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Home Depot Finally Bids Farewell to Fax Machines

The harsh winter was far from ideal for home improvement retailers such as Home Depot. Increased sales of snow blowers, shovels, and salt can’t offset declines in demand for windows, roof shingles, and paint.

Even indoor renovations are made challenging by a deep freeze. ”It’s really difficult to lay carpet when you have snow on the driveway,” Craig Menear, president of U.S. retail for Home Depot, said in a conference call on Tuesday morning.