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Columbus, Ohio Home Depot is still the top destination for do-it-yourself shoppers, according to a July retail survey from BIGresearch.
The report found that 28.5% of consumers surveyed chose Home Depot most often when shopping for home-improvement products, with Lowe’s second at 22.9%.
However, Home Depot’s numbers were down from July 2007 when it was chosen by 31.6% of consumers. Meanwhile, Lowe’s was up slightly from 22.2%. Wal-Mart was chosen by 6% of consumers, up from 5.4% during the same period last year.
The numbers reflect at trend that began six years ago for Home Depot.
“Home Depot’s consumer share has declined since posting a high of 40.9% in July 2002,” said Pam Goodfellow, senior analyst at BIGresearch.