Home Depot's Remodeling Project

By Dean Foust

PREFAB DISPLAYS. Tomé walks briskly back to the kitchen section. While Nardelli & Co. worked feverishly to modernize the displays of cabinets and countertops, Tomé admits the refurbishments -- known as "resets" in retail parlance -- became a huge distraction in 2002. Workers roped off the section for weeks as they rebuilt the displays, and the combination of ear-splitting saws and dust often drove shoppers away.

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