Home Depot Deal With Hughes Supply Rocks Electrical Wholesaling Industry

Industry executives are split on the potential impact of Home Depot’s Inc.’s anticipated purchase of Hughes Supply Inc. Some executives think it’s a watershed moment for the electrical industry, while others believe the differences in running the retail and wholesale business may be a big challenge for Home Depot.

The biggest question on the minds of many distributors, manufacturers and reps seems to be whether or not Home Depot will acquire more electrical distributors. Neither Home

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