Dan Mandel Discusses Sterling's Growth and the NFA Advantage

September 16, 2022—Dan Mandel, Owner of Sterling Carpet and Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss retail sales growth at Sterling, reducing clutter, online presence and the advantage of being part ...
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Ian Newton Discusses Flooring 101's Growth and His Future Role as President of the NFA

September 15, 2022—Ian Newton, general manager with Flooring 101 and president-elect with the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of Ian's retail business ...
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Jason McSwain Discusses Highlights of the Fall NFA Meeting on Mackinac Island

September 13, 2022—Jason McSwain, President of the NFA and McSwain Carpets and Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss the highlights of the fall NFA meeting on Mackinac Island. Listen to the interview...
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NFA Fall Meeting Underway Now at Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island, MI, September 12, 2022-The NFA fall meeting is underway now, concluding the evening of September 14.
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David Chambers Discusses Growth at Nebraska Furniture Mart and the NFA Meeting in Vail, Colorado

March 25, 2022—David Chambers, Director of Flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss flooring sales growth at NFM and a few highlights of the NFA meeting this week in Vail, C...
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Lauren Coles Discusses Growth at Coles Fine Flooring and NFA Marketing Initiatives

March 24, 2022—Lauren Coles, sales manager at Coles Fine Flooring and marketing committee chair with the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss growth at her family’s retail stores in San Diego and...
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Jason McSwain Discusses Highlights of the Spring NFA Meeting

March 22, 2022—Jason McSwain, President of the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss the performance of the group's members as well as their outlook for the coming year. Listen to the interview to hear ...
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NFA Spring Meeting Starts Today in Vail

Vail, CO, March 21, 2022—The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) spring meeting kicks off today at the Grand Hyatt in Vail, Colorado.
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Nonfarm Employment Rose to 199K in Dec., Unemployment at 3.9%

Washington, DC, January 7, 2022—Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 199,000 in December, and the unemployment rate declined to 3.9%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
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Jason McSwain Discusses the Highlights of the NFA Meeting Last Week In Cabo, Mexico

October 12, 2021—Jason McSwain, President of the NFA and of McSwain Carpet and Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss highlights of the NFA meeting in Cabo, Mexico last week. Listen to the interview f...
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Steve Hendricks Discusses the NFA's Strategy for Replacing the Stainmaster Brand

September 9, 2021—Steve Hendricks, flooring buyer with RC Willey, and Kemp Harr discuss the growth of his flooring business and the strategy that the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) has...
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Sam O'Krent Discusses His Decision to Join the NFA

May 27, 2021—Sam O’Krent, Owner of O’Krent Floors in San Antonio, Texas, and Kemp Harr discuss Sam's decision to become part of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA). Listen t...
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Lauren Coles Discusses Coles Fine Flooring and her NFA Marketing Committee Role

April 21, 2021—Lauren Coles, a third generation family member with Coles Fine Flooring in San Diego, and Kemp Harr discuss the family’s flooring business and her role as chair of the NF...
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NFA Honors Vance Bell on Final Night of Spring Meeting

Adairsville, GA, April 21, 2021-On the final night of the National Flooring Alliance (NFA) Spring Meeting, Jason McSwain, president of the NFA, called Vance Bell to the stage to honor him as he retire...
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Jason McSwain Discusses Highlights of the NFA Spring Meeting at Barnsley Resort

April 20, 2021—Jason McSwain, President of the NFA and of McSwain Carpet and Floors, and Kemp Harr discuss the group’s growth and focus for the first quarter of 2021 as well as the perf...
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NFA Spring Meeting Underway Now at Barnsley Resort

Adairsville, GA, April 19, 2021-The National Flooring Alliance (NFA) spring meeting commenced yesterday at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia.
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NFA Cancels March Meeting in Vail, Opts for Adairsville in April

Cincinnati, OH, February 8, 2021-The NFA will delay its spring meeting in Vail, Colorado until spring 2022 and will meet this year at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, Georgia, April 17 to 21.
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Jay McDonnell Discusses the NFA and Custom Carpet Centers' Retail Flooring Business

September 25, 2020--Jay McDonnell, president of Custom Carpet Centers in western New York state, and Kemp Harr discuss business conditions in Jay's market and the benefits of being part of th...
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Jason McSwain Discusses McSwain Carpet & Floors' Business and the NFA Meeting

September 24, 2020--Jason McSwain, president of McSwain Carpet & Floors and president of the NFA, discusses his Cincinnati-based retail flooring business and highlights from the NFA meeti...
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Phil Koufidakis Discusses Baker Brothers' Flooring Business and the NFA Meeting

September 23, 2020--Phil Koufidakis, president of Baker Brothers in Phoenix, and Kemp Harr discuss the flooring retailers' 75th anniversary, sales momentum, digital advertising focus and over...
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Lisa Browning Discusses Attendance and Safety Protocols for the NFA Meeting in Savannah

September 11, 2020--Lisa Browning, executive director with the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss the anticipated attendance and safety protocols for the NFA’s meeting in Savannah in mid-Septem...
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Nonfarm Employment Added 1.4 Million Jobs in August

Washington, DC, Septemer 4, 2020—Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million in August, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.4%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
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Nonfarm Employment Rose to 1.8M in July

Washington, DC, August 7, 2020—Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
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NFA Fall Meeting Confirmed for September With Additional Safety Measures

July 30, 2020–Ahead of the National Floorcovering Alliance’s Fall Conference, the organization has released some added safety measures that will be in place amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Ian Newton Discusses How Flooring 101 and the NFA Have Reacted to Virus Slowdown

April 17, 2020--Ian Newton, General Manager with Flooring 101 and VP of the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss business conditions in his seven-store flooring chain in Southern California and the decision ...
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NFA Cancels Spring Meeting, Pushes Cabo to October 2021

Cincinnati, OH, April 15, 2020-The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) has cancelled its spring meeting, originally scheduled for March and then rescheduled for May.
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NFA Reschedules Spring 2020 Meeting for May

Cincinnati, OH, March 18, 2020—The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) has rescheduled its spring 2020 meeting, originally slated for March, for May 18 to 21.
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NFA Postpones Spring Meeting, Plans to Reschedule

Cincinnati, OH, March 16, 2020-The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) has decided to cancel its spring 2020 meeting, scheduled for March 23, and is currently working to reschedule.
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Nonfarm Employment Rose in February; Unemployment Virtually Flat

Washington, DC, March 6, 2020-Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 273,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
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AHF Launches Robbins Brand to NFA & Specialty Retail

Mountville, PA, February 7, 2020—AHF Products is launching the Robbins brand of fine hardwood flooring exclusively to National Flooring Alliance members and specialty retailers to help different...
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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 t...
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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 ...
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NFA Elects Three Members to Board

Nashville, TN, September 11, 2019-At the National Flooring Alliance (NFA) meeting is underway now in Nashville, Tennessee, the group elected three new board members: Deb DeGraaf of DeGraaf Interiors, ...
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Dan Mandel Discusses the NFA and Sterling's Plan to Open a Second Store

September 10, 2019—Dan Mandel, owner of Sterling Carpet and Flooring, and Kemp Harr discuss this Anaheim flooring retailer’s growth in recent years, their plans to open a second store a...
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Jason McSwain Discusses the NFA Spring Meeting In Whistler

March 14, 2019—Jason McSwain, President of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), and Kemp Harr discuss the retail flooring market and a few of the initiatives that the NFA board is focus...
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Jeff Macco Discusses his Retail Flooring Business and the NFA

March 12, 2019—Jeff Macco, co-owner with Macco's Flooring and Kemp Harr discuss Macco's continued growth as a 7-store retail flooring chain and a quick summary of the health of the National F...
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Phil Koufidakis Discusses the NFA and Baker Brothers' Promotion Strategy

November 8, 2018—Phil Koufidakis, owner of Baker Brothers, and Kemp Harr discuss the changes Phil is making in his digital marketing approach as well as product mix changes. Listen to the int...
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Domotex USA Enters into Partnership with NFA

Chicago, IL, November 8, 2018—Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of Domotex USA, has entered into a partnership agreement with the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) to promote the trade show ...
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Jason McSwain Discusses the NFA and McSwain's Carpet and Flooring

November 7, 2018—Jason McSwain, President of McSwain’s Carpet and Flooring and the newly elected president of the NFA, and Kemp Harr discuss Jason's 50 year old retail business based in...
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NFA Appoints Leadership for 2019 & 2020

Napa, CA, November 5, 2018-National Flooring Alliance (NFA) members met for their fall meeting in Napa, California and elected new leadership.
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Dave Snedeker Discusses Spring NFA Meeting and Nebraska Furniture Mart's Flooring Business

April 16, 2018—Dave Snedeker, President of the NFA and Div. Merchandise Manager at Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM), and Kemp Harr discuss the spring NFA meeting in Cancun and NFM's Flooring bus...
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Michael Longwill Discusses the NFA Members' Growth Outlook

October 19, 2017—Michael Longwill, President of Airbase Carpet and Tile Mart, and Kemp Harr discuss the changes the NFA members are making to ensure continued growth. Listen to the interview ...
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NFA Honors Three Retiring Industry Legends

Newport, RI, October 19, 2017—Last night, as part of its fall meeting, the NFA held a dinner at the Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, honoring three individuals who will retire at year...
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NFA Spring Meeting: NFA members are optimistic about business conditions this year - May 2017

Contributing editor Kim Gavin reports on the National Floorcovering Alliance's spring meeting, where many members cite growth in WPC and rigid LVT, along with stronger carpet sales. The lack of qualif...
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Nonfarm Employment Added 177K Jobs in April

Roseland, NJ, May 3, 2017—U.S. nonfarm employment increased by 177,000 in April, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
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Dave Snedeker Discusses Highlights from the NFA's Spring Meeting in Tahoe

April 11, 2017—David Snedeker, Div. Merchandise Manager over Flooring at Nebraska Furniture Mart and President of the National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA), and Kemp Harr discuss year to date...
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NFA, Starnet and Coverings: Strategic Exchange - May 2016

Publisher Kemp Harr reports on flooring group meetings, including the NFA's meeting in Asheville, North Carolina, and Starnet's annual meeting, held in Florida this year. The column also features a re...
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Coverings 2022: This year’s ceramic expo highlights manufacturers’ strategic business moves alongside new design trends – May 2022

Editor Jennifer Bardoner reviews this year’s Coverings Show, held in April at the Las Vegas Convention Center, reporting on trends, strategies and product from Crossville, Florim USA, Florida Tile, La...
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Revestir Recap: Brazilian manufacturers create hybrid designs and new looks – May 2022

Editor Jennifer Bardoner reports on Revestir, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, including a pictorial of new products from Portobello, Alfagres, Villagres, Laminam, Roca, Italgres, Lepri, Incepa, Decortiles,...
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Best Practices: Hadinger Flooring – May 2022

Editor Jessica Chevalier profiles Naples, Florida-based Hadinger Flooring, a $30 million, single-location business run by Susan Hadinger, covering how she got into the business and how she manages and...
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