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Focus 100 Retail - November 2007

Focus 100 Retail - November 2007

After years of strong growth, thanks in large part to the most robust housing market in history, conditions have gotten tough in the residential flooring business.

Cersaie 2007 - November 2007

Cersaie 2007 - November 2007

Since the majority of tile sold in the U.S. comes from Italy, it makes sense that the foremost trade show for that industry is in Bologna, Italy.

Installation For Profit - November 2007

Installation For Profit - November 2007

Installation may be the floorcovering industry’s biggest problem, but according to master carpet installer Jim Walker it can also be a retailer’s biggest asset.

Distribution Evolution - November 2007

Distribution Evolution - November 2007

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.

People Power - November 2007

People Power - November 2007

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?”

Shop Talk - November 2007

Shop Talk - November 2007

Visual merchandising is the art and science of displaying products on the sales floor and in windows to increase store traffic and sales volume.

Target: The Luxury Market - October 2007

Target: The Luxury Market - October 2007

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.