It looks like the worst of Inflation may be over for now according to Home Depot. That’s certainly good news for both retailers and shoppers alike. Home Depot recently reported their financial results for the second quarter ending July 30 and the news was positive. Sales rose 7.5% compared to 2019 and net earnings were up 11.7%. The positive results come despite rising inflation, which has affected many retailers in the US. Home Depot CEO Craig Menear credited the positive results to improved economic conditions across the US. He noted that consumers have become more comfortable shopping outside of their homes and that the housing market has been robust. Inflationary pressures on wages and materials have weighed heavily on home improvement retailers, like Home Depot, in recent months. However, Menear believes the worst of the inflationary pressure is now over. “As we look into the future, our view is that inflation levels are expected to return to more normalized levels over the short and medium terms,” Menear said. It’s certainly welcomed news for most retailers and shoppers. Home Depot’s positive outlook on inflation signals that other retailers should soon feel some relief. Prices for goods and services should also begin to level out, instead of continuing to rise. Although, it’s important to remember that the inflation outlook could still change depending on the economic conditions. Overall, it looks like Home Depot’s positive outlook on inflation is shared by many analysts. If their expectations hold true, it could be good news for both retailers and shoppers alike.