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Distribution Evolution - August/September 2006

Distribution Evolution - August/September 2006

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.

Area Rugs: An Untapped Goldmine? - July 2006

Area Rugs: An Untapped Goldmine? - July 2006

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.

Neocon 2006 - July 2006

Neocon 2006 - July 2006

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.

Beating the Boxes - July 2006

Beating the Boxes - July 2006

For the past few years, I've known that I needed to update my website and jumpstart my Internet marketing strategy. At the same time, I was hesitant to invest the time or money to get it done properly.

Retailer Survey - July 2006

Retailer Survey - July 2006

Growth in the residential flooring business may have slowed down from last year’s record pace, but a still healthy housing market and low (but climbing) interest rates have continued to help independent retailers grow this year.

Best Practices - July 2006

Best Practices - July 2006

I was at the Builders and Remodeling Show in Troy, New York, when I saw Top Tile’s booth. I wasn’t surprised to see a flooring retailer at the show.

Distribution Evolution - June 2006

Distribution Evolution - June 2006

I’ve told this story dozens of times and I’ll probably tell it many times more—there are some things the little guys do much better than the big guys.