The Home Depot® acquires leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products The Company Store

ATLANTA, 2017-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot® announced today (Dec 21, 2017) that it has acquired The Company Store, a leading online retailer of textiles and home décor products, from Hanover Direct. The deal closed on December 19 and terms were not disclosed.

In addition to its success as an online retailer, The Company Store has strong relationships and industry leading capabilities in the development and sourcing of high quality textiles across bedding, bath, and related categories.  Founded in 1911, The Company Store has a rich history of providing products that are highly sought after by customers as they put the finishing touches on a room.

“The acquisition of The Company Store provides product development and sourcing capabilities to help us expand our online décor business into broader categories across the entire home,” said Craig Menear, chairman, CEO and president of The Home Depot.  “On behalf of our 400,000-plus associates, I want to welcome The Company Store’s talented associates into The Home Depot family.”

The acquisition does not include The Company Store’s five retail locations.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,284 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, the demand for our products and services; effects of competition; state of the residential construction, housing and home improvement markets; capital allocation and expenditures; financial outlook; and integration of The Company Store into our organization and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the acquisition. Forward-looking statements are based on currently available information and our current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. You should not rely on our forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties – many of which are beyond our control or are currently unknown to us – as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations and projections. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to those described in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for our fiscal year ended January 29, 2017 and in our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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SOURCE: The Home Depot

Baby Christening Gowns & Little Girl Dresses Available at Sandbox Couture

Sandbox Couture, a popular online children’s boutique retailer of baby clothes, designer children’s clothes and baby gifts, today announced the arrival of new baby christening gowns for little boys, little girls, babies and preemies.

Sandbox Couture offers a wide collection of christening baby gowns featuring soft fabrics such as shantung silk, dupioni silk, cotton batiste and bridal quality organza. With tailored designs made from the finest materials, the line of christening and baptismal gowns presents a range of style that appeals to even the most discerning of tastes.

Baby christening gowns offer parents a wonderful selection of special occasion apparel ideal for baptisms, traditional Jewish ceremonies, first communions, and other memorable events. From the well known line of christening gowns, Little Things Mean A Lot, the collection boasts beautiful gowns for newborns, preemies, babies and toddlers.

“The line of baby christening gowns supports the product positioning and growth strategy for Sandbox Couture,” stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for Sandbox Couture.com. From a few select designers to a multi-channel ecommerce platform, we’ve fine tuned our inventory to key segments of the fashion market, “giving customers the best in quality, selection and style,” Brown concluded.

The online retailer continues to recognize prominent offerings of baby clothes and designer children’s clothes, adding to it’s list of over 50 designer brands and premier labels favorable to children and parents alike. By widening its retail offering, Sandbox Couture is able to further extend it’s brand awareness and couture following, as well as provide competitive prices on top brands in baby clothes and designer children’s clothes. For more information on christening gowns, please visit christeningbabygown.com, a division of SandboxCouture.com.

About Sandbox Couture
Sandbox Couture is an online children’s boutique retailer, providing designer baby clothes, designer children’s clothing and unique baby gifts. The company takes pride in hand selecting products from top designers, thereby ensuring quality and contemporary style. Sandbox Couture’s philanthropic contributions and socially conscious business practices are at the forefront of the company’s ideals and corporate culture. Founded in 2005, Sandbox Couture is privately held and headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

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NCAA Football Jerseys now at GameTimeUSA.com

GameTime USA, the foremost online retailer of professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise today announced their 10th Anniversary Sale featuring storewide promotions and discounts of 10-40% on all NCAA college football jerseys. Celebrating over ten years of providing top-rated customer service, quality sports apparel and licensed sports merchandise, GameTime USA is pleased to offer savings to sports fans throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Customers can choose from a number of teams including top picks such as the Florida Gators, Texas Longhorns, USC Trojans, Oklahoma Sooners, Ohio State Buckeyes, Georgia Bulldogs, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Auburn Tigers, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. These quality replica jerseys feature officially licensed NCAA team insignias, numbers and are made with comfortable mesh and twill fabrics.

“We are proud to have reached our tenth year of online sales of pro and college sports merchandise, and in celebration of this milestone event, sports fans can take advantage of our 10-40% off sale on our NCAA jerseys just as college football season heats up,”stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for GameTime USA. “As the only Yahoo Merchant in the field of college and professional sports apparel with a five-star rating, we’re pleased to extend our gratitude to customers with even greater savings in addition to our already low prices,” said Brown.

GameTime USA provides a complete inventory of team merchandise, & clothing which includes jerseys, shorts, sweatshirts, jackets, caps, and gifts among other items favored among sports fans. As a longtime online retailer, GameTime USA has streamlined the art of e-commerce, shipping 98% of product inventory on the same business day orders are placed, providing quick response and readily available order information. “We understand that low prices and prime inventory alone don’t cut it; customer service, order delivery and communication are key to maintaining a loyal following,” Brown concluded.

Providing customers with fan gear for their favorite pro or college team, GameTime USA strives to offer the best products and service giving sports fans the comfort of quality, safety and satisfaction with their online purchases. For more information on GameTime USA, please visit gametimeusa.com.

About GameTime USA
GameTime USA is the foremost online retailer of
professional sports apparel and officially licensed NCAA merchandise. GameTime USA is headquartered in Longview, TX with its foundation stemming from Pros Choice Athletic Stores Inc, founded in 1991 as a mall based retailer in Texas and Louisiana. In 1998 GameTime USA began its online enterprises by providing customers nationwide with fan-gear for their favorite Pro or College team. For more information, please visit gametimeusa.com.

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Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show

Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond rings and fine jewelry was on the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last April, 2007.

Diamonds at Southern Women’s Show – Richmond Diamond Source of Virginia, a leading online retailer of loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings and fine jewelry has exhibited at the Southern Women’s Show in Richmond, Virginia last year from April 20 through Sunday April 22. Located at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the show provides a relaxing break to explore value shopping for clothes, jewelry and gifts.

Winners of the Best in Show award in 2006, Diamond Source of Virginia is teaming up with Party Perfect again this year to provide an informational opportunity to learn more about diamonds and party rental services. Returning this year will be the giant chocolate fountain with free milk chocolate treats available every day of the show.

Company president, Anne Reinke, explains, “The Southern Women’s Show is a great opportunity for diamond and jewelry shoppers to come ask the questions they have without the intimidation they typically find in a jewelry store. We function like a personal jewelry consultant to find the best diamonds and custom jewelry items in the country that meet our client’s requirements and we do that with some of the lowest prices in the country.”

Diamond Source of Virginia specializes in the hard-to-find diamonds, with large carat weights, fancy shapes and ideal cuts seldom found in jewelry store. The company is also known for its three-stone diamond rings with beautiful matched side diamond shapes including half moons, crescents, trapezoids, trillions, shields, kites, bullets and baguettes. Working with top designers and mounting manufacturers across the country, Diamond Source of Virginia provides custom mountings in thousands of styles including classic solitaires, three stone diamonds, pave rings, hand-carved antique reproductions, and tension-set.

“We sell some of the most beautiful cushion, radiant, oval, emerald and Asscher cut diamonds in the world at a price that the average diamond shopper can afford,” says Anne Reinke. “We love seeing the big smile on our client’s face when they see their custom made ring and we know part of that smile is them knowing the price was a fraction of what they would pay in a jewelry store.”

As a further reward for participants at the Southern Women’s Show, Diamond Source of Virginia will be conducting a drawing at the close of the show to give away a free antique style, heart-shaped, diamond pendant.

Mark the Southern Women’s Show on your calendar or visit Diamond Source of Virginia online at www.DiamondSourceVA.com to discover the better way to buy diamonds.

About Diamond Source of Virginia
Located in Richmond, Virginia since 1989, Diamond Source of Virginia provides the low prices of an online retailer yet high quality diamonds and customer service by focusing on understanding client requirements. The staff of diamond experts works to find the best loose diamonds, diamond rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings for clients worldwide. Diamond Source of Virginia can be found online at www.DiamondSourceVA.com.

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