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November Retail Sales Edged Upward   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November were $448.1 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month, and 1.4% above November 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Producer Prices Rose 0.3% in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—The Producer Price Index for final demand increased 0.3% in November, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Consumer Sentiment Rises Slightly in December   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, December 11, 2015—Consumer sentiment rose 0.5% to 91.8 in December, according to preliminary results from the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.

EmilAmerica Opens New Texas-Based Service Center   Full Article
Carrollton, TX, December 11, 2015—EmilAmerica has announced the opening of its fourth U.S. customer service center in Carrollton, Texas.

Shaw Taps Katie Ford as Hard Surfaces Marketing Director   Full Article
Dalton, GA, December 11, 2015—Industry veteran Katie Ford recently joined Shaw Floors as the company’s new hard surfaces marketing director.

Capri Cork Creates Director of National Sales Position, Hires Travis Whipple   Full Article
Lititz, PA, December 11, 2015—Travis Whipple has been hired as director of national sales for Capri Cork.

Sicis to Open London Showroom in Victorian Townhouse   Full Article
London, UK, December 11, 2015—Sicis will open its first UK showroom in London.

Trade Sales and Manufacturer Shipments Slipped in October   Full Article
Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for October was estimated at $1,317.7 billion, down 0.2% from September 2015 and down 2.7% from October 2014, announced the U.S. Census Bureau.

Foreclosure Filings Fall Nearly 10% in November   Full Article
Irvine, CA, December 10, 2015—Foreclosure filings were reported on 104,111 U.S. properties in November, a decrease of nearly 10% from the previous month and down more than 7% from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

Eugen Läger GmbH Opens U.S. Facility   Full Article
Denver, CO, December 10, 2015—Eugen Lägler GmbH, headquartered in Frauenzimmern, Germany, recently marked the opening of a new facility, co-located with Palo Duro Hardwoods in Denver, Colorado.