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Tile of Spain Names Passport to Creativity Winners   Full Article
Miami, FL January 18, 2016—Five tile enthusiasts are heading to Spain as winners of Tile of Spain’s Passport to Creativity contest.

Shannon Specialty Floors Teams Up with Two New Rep Groups   Full Article
Milwaukee, WI, January 18, 2016—Shannon Specialty Floors announced that it has appointed Trinity Surfaces and Gabriele Flooring Solutions to represent its full line of products within the Texas markets.

Consumer Sentiment Up for Fourth Consecutive Month in December   Full Article
Ann Arbor, MI, January 15, 2016—Consumer sentiment in January rose 0.8% to 93.3 from December’s figure, according to the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.

Wayfair Launching "One-Stop Flooring Shop" for Online Flooring Sales   Full Article
Boston, MA, January 15, 2016—Wayfair is hatching plans to sell and install flooring, according to Chainstoreage.com.

Missouri Hardwood Earns NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, January 15, 2016—Missouri Hardwood, in Birch Tree, Missouri, has earned the NWFA/NOFMA Mill Certification, according to The National Wood Flooring Association.

Välinge Successfully Defends Patent in Opposition Proceedings   Full Article
Viken, SW, January 15, 2016--Välinge successfully defended the European Patent No. 2 248 665 in the oral proceedings on December 17, 2015 before the Opposition Division.

Producer Prices Dropped in December, Final Demand Prices Rose   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—The Producer Price Index for final demand decreased 0.2% in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported.

Industrial Production Down in December on Utilities and Mining   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Industrial production declined 0.4% in December, primarily as a result of cutbacks for utilities and mining, according to the Federal Reserve.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Fell Slightly in November   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for November was estimated at $1,313.5 billion, down 0.2% from October 2015 and down 2.8% from November 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.

December Retail Sales Tick Down 0.1% from Previous Month, Rise YOY   Full Article
Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.2% above December 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.