June 26, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee’s move yesterday to lower interest rates and analyses the statement issued by the Fed yesterday as it moved to lower rates. Barker also looks at the effects the move will have on individuals and businesses.
June 26, 2003—Dick Biere, President, Mannington in the first part of a two part series discusses the economy and how suppliers have reacted to a weakened economy, the company’s philosophy and approach to the marketplace, its stance with regard to products and its diverse product offerings and the company’s efforts in the area of sustainability. (The remaining two segments will be aired next week)
June 24, 2003—John Post, President, TSI Solutions discusses automation in the 2000s how it got to where it is and where its going, the tools of automation and what to expect from automation in the floor covering industry in the future.
June 23, 2003—Mike Barker, Investment & Retirement Management discusses the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting this morning and the implications of a zero interest rate scenario and what it would mean for the financial and stock markets. Barker also looks at the market, its most recent pul back and what to expect in the future.
June 21, 2003—Chas Sydney, VP AmericasMart discusses the upcoming Summer Area Rug Market in Atlanta, its new Sunday opening and the fact that it will be held concurrently with the Home Furnishings and Gift markets.
June 19, 2003—Ron VanGeldren, former President of the Carpet & Rug Institute and recently named President of newly formed Synthetic Turf Council, discusses the new association, its membership, its mission, which is to develop comprehensive standards to assist owners, users and designers in the process of selecting and installing, and the future for the STC
June 19, 2003—Frank O’Neill, Publisher, Floor Focus Magazine and Dave Foster, Host, FloorRadio discuss: NeoCon 2004, the traffic, the award winners in hard and soft surface, the product roll-outs, the trends, the mood and the outlook for the future.
June 18, 2003—The conclusion of a conversation with Galen Poss President of Hanley-Wood Exhibitions and Michelle Troup, Surfaces Show Director, Hanley-wood, discussing Surfaces 2004, Mohawk Industries’ announced withdrawal from the show and a preview of the up coming show.
June 16, 2003—Paul Friedrichsen, Executive VP, The Hauser Group discusses the dos and don’ts of branding for independent retailers, the three rules of retail advertising, establishing your own USP (Unique Selling Proposition), establishing a company identity and how to best leverage that identity.
June 16, 2003—Galen Poss President of Hanley-Wood Exhibitions and Michelle Troop, Surfaces Show Director, Hanley-Wood, discuss Surfaces 2004, Mohawk Industries’ announced withdrawal from the show and how that will effect the show and future shows. Also discusses, dealing with a one of Mohawk’s stated reasons for opting out: Number of retailers too large to effectively communicate. Poss and Troop also highlight what to expect in the upcoming show and plans for the future.