One of the more interesting observations I took away from last month’s Top 250 Design Survey: the dramatic increase in the number of hard surface manufacturers designers are specifying these days.
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One of the questions I’m asked frequently in my interaction with dealers is, “How can I, as an owner, manager, or leader, influence the performance of my team?”
Visual merchandising is the art and science of displaying products on the sales floor and in windows to increase store traffic and sales volume.
This year’s survey leaves little doubt that the commercial market has remained stronger and more diversified than ever for a third year in a row.
While Shaw, Mohawk and Beaulieu dominate the carpet manufacturing sector with roughly 80% of revenues, many smaller boutique mills are thriving in the luxury residential market.
Like other segments of the floorcovering industry, U.S. hardwood manufacturers are bracing themselves for a rough ride the rest of this year and probably for most of 2008.
What product in your store right now generates the highest profit margin? Do you know your best selling carpet style?
A ten step formula has been instrumental in Frank DiFiglia’s success in building a 20,000 square foot showroom in Howell, New Jersey into a $5 million business.
In the last issue I reported that Home Depot got lucky because I thought it managed to sell HD Supply before the credit markets collapsed. But I was wrong.
One of the first decisions a wood floor customer has to make is between a site finished and factory finished floor.