Lowe�s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement retailer. Lowe's operated approximately 1,832 home improvement and hardware stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico representing 200 million square feet of retail selling space. The Company offers a complete line of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating. It offers home improvement products in various categories, including kitchens and appliances; lumber and building materials; tools and hardware; fashion fixtures; rough plumbing and electrical; lawn and garden; seasonal living; paint; home fashions, storage and cleaning; flooring; millwork, and outdoor power equipment. Generally, a Lowe's home improvement store stocks approximately 36,000 items, with various items available through its Special Order Sales system, Lowes.com, Lowes.ca and ATGstores.com.