Publisher Kemp Harr analyses data signaling only a short-term slowdown, compared to flooring’s poor performance, and discusses the impact of Lowe’s’ decision to reduce its carpet footprint and Stainmaster’s decision to expand its brand licensing.
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Publisher Kemp Harr covers a range of topics with Ramanujam, including key challenges in greening the built environment, the role of biophilia, the culture of disposables, progress in the flooring industry, restorative strategies, and much more.
Karie Vagedes, senior associate with Huntsman, describes the Chicago expansion project, including how resilient flooring from Gerflor and carpet tile from Shaw Contract helped to achieve design goals.
Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles the Stacey family’s flooring operation in Houston and Dallas, Texas, including its 11 retail locations, over 80,000 square feet of warehousing, its commercial operations and its distribution arm, S&H Distributing.
Contributing editor Christine Whittemore discusses strategies for navigating social media platforms, including Facebook, and how to use them efficiently, including a set of tips to help users stay grounded and focused.
Contributing editor Sam Allman discusses the value of choosing one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, referencing the importance of sensitivity to others, being open-minded and empowering personal responsibility.
Contributing editor Sandy Smith describes the modern retail landscape, as well as consumers’ service expectations, the value of prompt and accurate information, and creating the most effective showroom solutions.
Contributing editor Dave Stafford offers a comprehensive analysis of the value of buying groups, as well as typical requirements and the process of integrating into a group, and he also expounds on the power of groups.
Editor Darius Helm analyzes the data from this year’s survey respondents, including sales and earnings data, indepth product analysis, business challenges, use of digital technologies and favorite flooring manufacturers.
Editor Jessica Chevalier reports on the commercial market’s retail store sector, with an emphasis on trends in retail—like experiential environments—new ways of focusing on customers, catering to the different generations, and the role of flooring.