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Joe Lundgren Discusses Tile Trends at Cersaie in Italy

Joe Lundgren Discusses Tile Trends at Cersaie in Italy

September 26, 2019—Joe Lundgren, a tile industry consultant, and Kemp Harr discuss the latest tile trends as observed at the 2019 Cersaie expo in Bologna, Italy. Listen to the interview, recorded this week in Italy, to get a preview of the looks we might see here in the U.S. in the future.

Armando Cafiero Discusses the Italian Tile Market and the Cersaie 2019 Expo in Italy

Armando Cafiero Discusses the Italian Tile Market and the Cersaie 2019 Expo in Italy

September 25, 2019—Armando Cafiero, Managing Director with the Ceramics of Italy Trade Association, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of the total exports of Italian tile, initiatives the industry is taking to continue their leadership role as the global leader in tile exports (in dollar value) and the highlights of the Cersaie trade show held this week in Bologna, Italy. Listen to the interview to hear more.

Donato Grosser Discusses the Impact of 100% Plus Duties on Ceramic Tile Imported from China

Donato Grosser Discusses the Impact of 100% Plus Duties on Ceramic Tile Imported from China

September 17, 2019—Donato Grosser, a consultant for the Ceramics of Italy Trade Association, and Kemp Harr discuss the looming impact of the 103.77% countervailing duties in ceramic tile imports from China that was announced last week by the U.S. Commerce Department. Listen to the interview to hear Donato say this will most likely shut down tile imports from China and not only benefit American-based producers but also imports from other countries like Italy and Spain.

Donna Busse & Paul Friederichsen Discuss Domotex USA 2020 Featured Speakers & Education Tracks

Donna Busse & Paul Friederichsen Discuss Domotex USA 2020 Featured Speakers & Education Tracks

September 16, 2019—Donna Busse and Paul Friederichsen, Show Director and Education Director, respectively, for Domotex USA, and Kemp Harr discuss the heightened emphasis that Domotex USA is putting on its second show in Atlanta scheduled for February 5-7, 2020. Listen to the interview to hear them announce the featured speakers, the education tracks and other enhancements to the show.

Jason McSwain Discusses the Business Focus for the NFA Related to Margin Erosion

Jason McSwain Discusses the Business Focus for the NFA Related to Margin Erosion

September 13, 2019—Jason McSwain, President of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), and Kemp Harr discuss the group's focus on keeping margins healthy both with LVT and Carpet. Listen to the interview for more details as well as other highlights from the NFA’s fall meeting this week in Nashville.  Jason is also the owner of McSwain Flooring, a family-owned chain of nine independent flooring stores based in the Cincinnati, Ohio region.

Dave Snedeker Discusses His Focus at Bob's Carpet and Flooring and the NFA Meeting

Dave Snedeker Discusses His Focus at Bob's Carpet and Flooring and the NFA Meeting

September 12, 2019—Dave Snedeker, Executive VP with Bob’s Carpet and Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss the changes Dave’s been focusing on in his leadership role with this 15-store independent retail flooring chain in the Tampa Clearwater area of Florida. Listen to the interview for more details plus a few highlights from this week’s fall NFA meeting in Nashville.

Ian Newton Discusses Flooring 101's Two New Stores in Southern California

Ian Newton Discusses Flooring 101's Two New Stores in Southern California

September 11, 2019—Ian Newton, General Manager with Flooring 101, and Kemp Harr discuss this Southern California independent retail flooring chain’s expansion to seven stores with the acquisition of two existing stores. Listen to the interview, recorded at the NFA Meeting, to hear more about their growth, business conditions and product mix.