The second key to implementing an effective strategy was providing hands-on training to educate associates and vendors on implementing visual merchandising standards. This led to the design, development, and publication of The Home Depot Visual Merchandising Standards Manual, including planogram, product packaging, and off-shelf and end cap standards. The manual was launched in conjunction with a 750 sq. ft. training facility in The Home Depot’s Innovation Center.
We then generated online tools and easy-access manuals for a simplified interactive exchange of information to teach sales associates how to successfully implement the new store standards across all departments.