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May Retail Sales Up 3.2% YOY

May Retail Sales Up 3.2% YOY

Washington, DC, June 14, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May were $519.0 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous month, and 3.2 percent above May 2018.

Import Prices Fell 0.3% in May

Import Prices Fell 0.3% in May

Washington, DC, June 13, 2019—Prices for U.S. imports declined 0.3 percent in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, following an increase of 0.1 percent the previous month.

Vance Bell Named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Vance Bell Named to WFCA Hall of Fame

Dalton, GA, June 13, 2019—The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has named Vance Bell, chairman and chief executive officer of Shaw Industries, to the industry’s Hall of Fame. Bell has become the 49th inductee since the Hall of Fame was established in 1992.

FloorTek Expo Scheduled for September

FloorTek Expo Scheduled for September

Dalton, GA, June 13th, 2019—In honor of AFA’s 40th anniversary, it is returning to its roots and extending invitations to flooring manufacturers to exhibit at the FloorTek Expo.

Swiss Company SIka Acquires ParexUSA

Swiss Company SIka Acquires ParexUSA

Baar, Switzerland, June 13, 2019—Sika completed the acquisition of ParexUSA on May 23, 2019. The deal was announced on January 8, 2019. With annual sales of CHF 1.2 billion, Parex is a leading mortar manufacturer with an impressive track record of profitable growth and attractive margins.

Consumer Prices Rose 0.1% in May

Consumer Prices Rose 0.1% in May

Washington, DC, June 12, 2019—The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1% in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3% in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.