Contributing editor Irene Williams discusses TikTok, a hugely popular short-form video app that has turned into a key platform for influencers, and also offers readers a range of tips on how to improve social video content.
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Contributing editor Paul Friederichsen writes about the extent to which consumers prioritize green products, including how the pandemic has influenced their views, and also discusses retailer strategies, including key success factors and useful tips.
Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the power of independent will to govern decisions, as well as how little daily decisions of relatively minor consequence can be just as important as major life and business decisions.
Survey 2021: What the Retailers Think: The surge in remodeling and homebuilding has boosted retailers’ fortunes - July 2021
Editor Darius Helm provides the results of Floor Focus’ 25th annual national retailer survey, including sales and earnings data, product trends, business challenges, and favorite flooring producers across all six major flooring categories.
Trends in Retail Design: Retailers must define their voice and reflect that within their physical and digital spaces - July 2021
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the retail sector of the commercial market, interviewing leaders in the architect and design community about the evolution of store design and how retailers are developing and disseminating their brand messages.
Competing with Giants: Brick-and-mortars are finding their unique identities in an effort to stay competitive against Internet retailers - July 2021
Editor Meg Scarbrough reaches out to national retailers to find out about how they are competing with direct Internet retailers, including how they’re developing their digital presence to promote their service and product knowledge.
Returning to Work: Flooring producers discuss strategies for getting employees back to the office - July 2021
Editor Meg Scarbrough speaks with leading flooring producers about changes in the workplace wrought by Covid and how corporate spaces are being redesigned to accommodate the varied ways employees are doing their jobs.
Editor Jessica Chevalier provides an update on the sports flooring market, which includes a range of hardwood, resilient and turf applications for indoor and outdoor sports, through discussions with key manufacturers.
Strategic Exchange: Demand continues to outpace supply, driving up home and flooring prices - July 2021
Publisher Kemp Harr discusses rising home values and flooring prices, as well as The Dixie Group’s sale of its commercial business, AtlasMasland, to Mannington, and closes with a report on Dal-Tile’s dealer loyalty program.
Publisher Kemp Harr interviews Bruce Odette, president and CEO of Carpet Exchange, a major Colorado-based retailer, covering his own professional journey, the growth of Carpet Exchange, and Odette’s myriad strategies for success.