With statistics by Market Insights, editor Darius Helm offers an overview on the state of the commercial market, including a report on the segments, statistics on flooring use and flooring marketshare, and predictions for the coming year.
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Retail Sales Strategies: Supply chain challenges and the current labor market make having the right people and practices key - June 2022
Editor Jennifer Bardoner speaks with retailers from around the country about everything from hiring strategies and sales training to approaches for boosting sales effectiveness, as well as employee retention strategies.
Strategic Exchange: The U.S. economy is on track for continued growth, says ITR Economics - June 2022
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses Alan Beaulieu’s ITR forecast delivered at the Starnet annual meeting, as well as providing an update on the Armstrong sale and an overview of RFMS and QFloors customer appreciation events.
Focus on Leadership: Laurel Hurd brings her expertise in sales and marketing to the lead position at Interface – June 2022
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Laurel Hurd, newly appointed president and CEO of Interface, on her tenure at Newell Brands, the challenges of the new position, and what most excites her about Interface’s sustainability efforts.
Designer Forum: Carpet tile and resilient flooring lay the foundation for a historic school’s redesign - June 2022
Nicholas Kent and Laura Frydach, with Plunkett Raysich Architects write about the Swallow School project in Hartland, Wisconsin, including how the use of carpet tile from Milliken and VCT from Armstrong helped achieve the design vision.
Editor Jessica Chevalier interviews Scott McDonald, owner of the Lansing, Michigan-based contract dealer and Starnet member, covering the firm’s business profile, how McDonald got into the business and how he has elevated and expanded it.
Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the various ways humans learn and grow from experiencing adversity, citing some key skills: adaptability, resilience, faith, hope and purpose.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford discusses the importance of making clients believe in oneself through not just exceptional performance, but also preparation, research, and knowing and leveraging one’s strengths.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith writes about his own experiences in crafting presentations, and offers a six-point checklist to ensure that what is produced is meaningful and effectively targets the audience.
Annual Report 2022: Product locked in transit had an outsized impact on this year’s flooring market – May 2022
Floor Focus’ editorial team provides a comprehensive overview of the U.S. flooring market, including industry growth numbers, marketshare of flooring categories and indepth reports on carpet, rugs, resilient flooring, ceramic, hardwood and laminate.