Home Depot tests Samsung kiosks

The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) announced testing of Samsung kiosks in its stores. Located in the appliance department, the 85-inch interactive kiosks provide helpful information, but will not be used to complete transactions.

Thus far, the test is running in three locations, including a store on East 59th Street in Manhattan, where floor space is small, reported Twice.

Retail competitor Lowe's is also testing out Samsung kiosks.

Samsung, which launched in the U.S. market in 2002, is now the country's fifth-largest major appliance brand, having been in partnership with Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) for several years now. Last winter the two brands furthered their relationship by increasing the number of Samsung kiosks available for consumer use in Best Buy stores.

The Home Depot is off to a good start in 2015. Analysts say the home improvement market is picking up and the industry's best season is just around the corner. According to Moody's Investors Service, Home Depot is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country.

For more:
-See this Twice article

Related stories:
Home improvement outpaces housing industry
Home Depot breach affects 56M debit, credit cards
The Home Depot confirms data breach
Home Depot launches 'Water Conservation Workshops' in all of its stores
Home Depot promotes Craig Menear to CEO