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Best Practices - June 2007

Best Practices - June 2007

Matching customers’ needs—not just their wants—to the flooring product that’s right for them has propelled Rodenbaugh’s Flooring America and Appliances just outside of Dallas into the category of extremely successful flooring business.

Focus Annual Report - May 2007

Focus Annual Report - May 2007

After record sales in 2005, the floorcovering manufacturing sector slipped a bit last year as the bottom fell out of the builder market in the second half.

Financial Services - May 2007

Financial Services - May 2007

Are you thinking about offering financing to your customers? We spoke with several flooring dealers around the country with finance programs in place.

Distribution Evolution - May 2007

Distribution Evolution - May 2007

If I were a betting man, I’d give you odds that Kohlberg, Kravitz & Roberts and Tarkett will be the new owners of Armstrong World Industries before the trees in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are in full bloom.

People Power - May 2007

People Power - May 2007

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the value and importance of good sound leadership. In my current position, strong leadership is a must.

Shop Talk - May 2007

Shop Talk - May 2007

Women don’t think, act, or buy products the same way men do. There, it’s out in the open—a floorcovering retailer’s worst nightmare confirmed.

Store Front - May 2007

Store Front - May 2007

Retailers are often asking the question, “Where can I find customers?” and “How can I attract more buyers into my store.” If customers are not coming through the doors looking for you, then it is time to hit the streets.

Wood Cuts - April 2007

Wood Cuts - April 2007

Selling wood floors is like selling any other product—the more you know about it, the better you’ll be able to sell it.

Store Front - April 2007

Store Front - April 2007

Here’s good news for flooring retailers. A study published in late January by the Cleveland research firm, The Freedonia Group, says world demand for flooring is projected to climb more than 4% annually through 2010 to $162 billion.