Home Retailers Prepare for After the Deluge

For retailers that sell home repair items and emergency supplies, a storm like Hurricane Sandy represents a logistical puzzle and a big sales opportunity. Few retailers have in place plans as firm as these retailers do for when a storm hits. Like its competitors – Wal-Mart and Lowe’s – Home Depot’s corporate eye was squarely on Hurricane Sandy a week ago, when the company’s supply-chain managers and merchants began preparing for the advancing storm by moving high-demand goods

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