In 2001, Anthony Minite was given the seemingly impossible task of combining Bentley Mills and Prince Street.
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A dip in oil prices and at least temporary relief for both retailers and manufacturers from a long succession of price increases.
The fast food industry got it a long time ago with its suggestion that customers get an order of fries with that burger. Savvy flooring retailers are employing a similar technique.
I talk a lot about the threat of Home Depot and Lowe’s to floorcovering specialty retailers, but the fact is, there are a lot of other mass merchant and big box retailers that compete effectively against independents.
The residential flooring business remained fairly healthy through the first three quarters of 2006.
When laminate flooring made its U.S. debut about 15 years ago, profits were a lot easier to come by than they are today.
Cersaie, the giant Italian ceramic and porcelain exhibition, broke several records in its 24th year.
Competition is fierce in the retail sector these days, and all signs seem to be saying, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
In every survey we do—the Retail Survey, the Top 250 Design Survey, the Contract Dealer Survey, the Facility Managers Survey—installation is always the top problem, year after year.
The first time I noticed Faus Floors was back in 2000, when that firm showed up at the big ceramic tile show, Coverings.