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Distribution Evolution - December 2006

Distribution Evolution - December 2006

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.

People Power - November 2006

People Power - November 2006

Competition is fierce in the retail sector these days, and all signs seem to be saying, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”

Distribution Evolution - November 2006

Distribution Evolution - November 2006

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.

Top 250 Design Survey 2006 - October 2006

Top 250 Design Survey 2006 - October 2006

When times are good, people don’t complain as much as they do when times are bad. The nation’s Top 250 designers are certainly more content this year than they have been for a long time.

Best Practices - October 2006

Best Practices - October 2006

These days, 43 years is a long time to stay in business. While many Fortune 500 companies have come and gone in that time, Home Valu Interiors has been able to not only stay in business, but also to evolve and prosper.

Distribution Evolution - October 2006

Distribution Evolution - October 2006

The cash and carry outlet concept created by Floor & Decor Outlets of America has been so successful that both CCA Global and Alliance Flooring are now creating their own versions of it.