When times are good, people don’t complain as much as they do when times are bad. The nation’s Top 250 designers are certainly more content this year than they have been for a long time.
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These days, 43 years is a long time to stay in business. While many Fortune 500 companies have come and gone in that time, Home Valu Interiors has been able to not only stay in business, but also to evolve and prosper.
The cash and carry outlet concept created by Floor & Decor Outlets of America has been so successful that both CCA Global and Alliance Flooring are now creating their own versions of it.
Just last month, Tarkett S.A. bought out its minority shareholders for 19.50 euros a share.
Recycling carpet and keeping it out of landfills has been one of the primary objectives of the American carpet industry for the past ten years now.
As I prepared for a recent internal training session at Shaw, I followed a ritual that has become commonplace for me.
For the past three years, we’ve talked about retail best practices and things retailers can do to improve their businesses and their profitability. But a few profit-draining worst practices—ten, as a matter of fact—keep coming back over and over again.
When I heard that Julian Saul was retiring as president of Shaw Industries, I wasn’t too surprised. Julian had talked about retiring. But just a few weeks later, when CEO Bob Shaw said he was stepping down I was very surprised.
Most of the nation’s moderate and lower priced area rugs are sold by mass market chain stores like Kmart and Wal-Mart, specialty chains like Bed, Bath & Beyond and Linens N Things, and the big boxes—Home Depot and Lowe’s.
The word in the halls was that it was “just like old times, only better.” This year’s NeoCon was characterized by more original styling and more exciting showrooms, playing to record crowds.