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Retail Sales Rose by 0.5% in May   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 14, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May were $455.6 billion, an increase of 0.5% from the previous month, and 2.5% above May 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Up 0.9% in April   Full Article
Washington, DC, June 14, 2016— The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for April was estimated at $1,290.2 billion, up 0.9% from March 2016, but was down 1.3% from April 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

NWFA Releases Education Schedule for Remainder of 2016   Full Article
St. Louis, MO, June 14, 2016—The National Wood Flooring Association has released its educational offerings for the rest of 2016, a comprehensive selection of technical education classes for wood flooring professionals at all skill levels.

Small Business Optimism Inched Upward in May, Remains Below Average   Full Article
Nashville, TN, June 14, 2016—The Index of Small Business Optimism rose two tenths of a point in May to 93.8, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

Best of NeoCon 2016 Award Winners Announced   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 13, 2016—The Best of NeoCon Award winners were announced at a breakfast event this morning.

Matt Miller Appointed President of Interface Americas   Full Article
La Grange, GA, June 13, 2016—Matt Miller was recently appointed president of Interface Americas, assuming leadership of the company’s entire value chain in the U.S., Canada and Latin America and South America.

NeoCon Opens Today   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 13, 2016—NeoCon begins today in Chicago, Illinois at The Mart.

IIDA Holds COOL Gala to Celebrate Winners of Interior Design Competitions   Full Article
Chicago, IL, June 13, 2016—The IIDA annual NeoCon black-tie gala celebration honors the winners of the Annual Interior Design Competition and the Annual Will Ching Design Competition.

Metroflor's Aspect One & Ten Receive Gold Level NSF/ANSI 332 Certification   Full Article
Norwalk, CT, June 13, 2016—Metroflor’s Aspecta One and Aspecta Ten have achieved the Gold level NSF/ANSI 332 sustainability assessment certification.

Cer-Sail Exhibition to Spotlight Ports at Cersaie 2016   Full Article
Bologna, IT, June 13, 2016—Ports will take center stage at Cer-Sail - Italian Style Concept, the third edition of the collective exhibition hosted by Cersaie, International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings.