Editor Darius Helm analyzes the results of this year's retailer survey, covering sales and earnings, product trends, top problems, the Internet, diversification, and favorite manufacturers in rugs, carpet, ceramic, laminate, resilient and hardwood.
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The Floor Focus team reviews this year's NeoCon show, covering all the major flooring manufacturers in both carpet and hard surface, as well as the top trends in color, design, performance and innovation.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Molyneaux Tile Carpet Wood's Patrick Molyneaux, Cap Carpet's Aaron Pirner and Nebraska Furniture Mart's David Snedeker on residential carpet's accelerating share loss and strategies to reverse mitigate the trend.
Senior editor Calista Sprague offers an indepth report on the retail store planning sector, including shifts in shopping strategies, trends in mall design and tenant space development, along with a case study of Cabela's store design.
Editor Jessica Chevalier analyzes the challenge in both the commercial and residential markets to enlist a new generation of flooring installers, and also takes a close look at the issue of subcontracting versus having installers on staff.
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses the recent Shaw 360 tour, Schönox's invite to Germany of Fuse Alliance's board of directors, WF Taylor's new HQ in Dalton, Georgia, and Shaw's new $24 million commercial Create Center in Cartersville, Georgia.
November 7, 2016—Elyse Linowes, founder of Linowes Design Associates, writes about her firm's design of the interiors of a LEED Gold certified high-rise apartment in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The project features carpet by Bentley Mills and laminate by Kaindl.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Floors for Living, a four-year-old Texas based retailer with 20 locations. President Kurt Duitsman credits a focus on customer service, quality installation and a sophisticated website for the firm's rapid rise.
Contributing editor Sam Allman writes about the essential role of trustworthiness in the retail environment, and he also offers his take on the principles of ethics: respect, service, justice, honesty and community.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford offers a blueprint for how to go about finding the manufacturers that provide the best fit for one's business, covering niche identification, research and investigation, pricing issues, making a deal and more.