Q1. At first, recognize which of the five generic strategies Home Depot employees. Give evidence which supports your response.
Q2. Conduct competitor analysis and recognize the competitive challenges confronting Home Depot.
Q3. Describe the importance of the competitor analysis with Home Depot's generic-business strategy.
Q4. Recognize which market cycle Home Depot competes within. Support you answer with facts.
Q5. Describe two advantages and two disadvantages of the market cycle which Home Depot competes within. Life –cycle (Embryonic, Growth, Shakeout, Mature and Decline)
(Pressures occurring from the shakeout phase would point to consolidation as means to save the funds for approaching mature stage.)