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The Home Depot: A Timeline of Key Events

Read about the key dates and milestones in Home Depot’s rise to becoming a US home-improvement icon. From its humble beginnings as a more or less giant hardware store when it was founded in 1978, Home Depot has grown into a home improvement staple with more than 2,200 stores.

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H&M Appoints New CEO as Chairman Steps Down; Company Reports Profit Rise

H&M announced that Chairman Stefan Persson has stepped down after 20 years in the role, recommending to the board that current CEO Karl-Johan Persson succeed him. Under Persson's leadership, H&M grew revenues 140% over a ten-year period, and, after a brief lull, more recently reported its first annual net profit increase since 2015.

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Dollar General: A Timeline of Key Events

This report charts the rise of Dollar General from its humble beginnings as a single wholesale outlet in a small town in Kentucky to a discounting behemoth with over 16,000 stores in 44 states. We look at key events that have propelled the company to household name status—and its ambitious plans for future growth.

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Gap Scraps Old Navy Spin-Off; Moderately Raises Its Fiscal 2019 Outlook

On January 16, Gap Inc. announced that it had canceled its plans to spin off the Old Navy business, citing investors’ concerns over the complexity of the separation and softer business performance of the brand. Gap Inc. has raised its fiscal year 2019 outlook moderately, owing to better-than-expected promotional levels over the holiday period.

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Macy’s Names New President, Announces Restructuring

On August 21 after the market close, Macy’s announced the appointment of Hal Lawton as President, effective September 8. Lawton will be responsible for the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. Lawton was previously SVP of eBay North America. He will report to CEO Jeff Gennette.

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