Home Depot’s failure in China: Ignoring women
Apr 26, 2013, 12:30pm EDT Updated: Apr 29, 2013, 10:15am EDT Ruchika Tulshyan Staff Writer-…
Georgia (Apr 29, 2013) — Apr 26, 2013, 12:30pm EDT Updated: Apr 29, 2013, 10:15am EDT
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- Ruchika Tulshyan
- Staff Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle
The Home Depot Inc. entered China in 2006 by acquiring 12 stores from Home Way, a Chinese company. But by September 2012, all Home Depot stores closed in China.
In 74 percent of homes in North America and Asia, the woman is fully engaged in deciding what and where to shop, according to a 2008 Pew Research Center survey.
“I can’t stress the importance of how much of a missed opportunity this was for Home Depot,” said May Hongmei Gao, associate professor of communication at Kennesaw State University, and the researcher for the five-year study entitled “Culture determined business models: analyzing Home Depot’s failure case in China for international retailers from a communication perspective.”
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