The Dwelling Improvement Battle

Exterior caulking is sweet both in scorching weather and chilly. A Lowe’s House Improvement retailer is being constructed within the Gateway Center on the nook of East Boronoda and San Juan Grade roads in Salinas, across from the Walmart at Harden Ranch Plaza, and fewer than a half mile from Northridge Mall. With forty,000 products in stock—and lots of of thousands extra available by particular order—Lowe’s is a handyman’s dream come true.

Professional customers run the gamut from individual contractors to construction managers. Shares of house improvement retailer Lowe’s jumped 9 p.c Wednesday, after the company reported gross sales and earnings that topped Wall Road’s forecasts. Founded in 1946, Lowe’s has grown from a small ironmongery store to the second-largest residence improvement retailer worldwide.

Whereas these weather occasions padded Lowe’s high line, the company nonetheless grew comparable sales in all 14 regions, and in 12 of its thirteen product classes. …