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    How the category leaders help retailers make money

How the category leaders help retailers make money

January 22/29, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 16 By Lindsay Baillie   The flooring industry’s largest manufacturers are making significant efforts to provide multi-channel solutions for their respective aligned retailers. Both Mohawk and Shaw Floors are listening to retailers and consumers to uncover the best ways to support the independent flooring retailer via product innovation, merchandising, digital marketing and lead generation. FCNews spoke with Seth Arnold, vice president of residential marketing,

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    Randy Merritt reflects on four decades in the flooring industry

Randy Merritt reflects on four decades in the flooring industry

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15   Randy Merritt officially retired as president of Shaw Industries on Dec. 31, 2017, after 40 years in the flooring industry, all for one company. He built a reputation based on honesty and integrity. A gentleman in every sense of the word. As humble as a man can be. FCNews publisher Steven Feldman for months was trying to convince Merritt to reflect on

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    What keeps top executives awake in  2018?

What keeps top executives awake in 2018?

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15 By Ken Ryan   There is no rest for the wicked or—it would seem—for the flooring executive with so much to consider: How the next big launch will fare in the market? How to keep your talented staff engaged and motivated? How best to navigate the digital landscape? Indeed, the daily grind can be daunting, especially when the decisions you render can have

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    Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

Executive forecast: Industry leaders look forward to robust year ahead

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13 By Ken Ryan   Words like “sluggish” and “tepid” to describe growth in the flooring industry are being replaced by “healthy” and “sustainable” as some of flooring’s top executives see an industry that is now accelerating to a respectable cruising speed as we approach 2018. The catalyst driving this momentum is winning products—the still-booming LVT market and across-the-board innovations in other segments.

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    Book Smart: Recommended reading for businesspeople

Book Smart: Recommended reading for businesspeople

January 16/23, 2017: Volume 31, Number 16 By Lindsay Baillie FCNews asks industry members to cite their favorite books about business. Here are their top picks. Olga Robertson, president, FCA Network “It’s not really considered a business book, although Peter Drucker is the gold standard for getting things done. His book, ‘Adventures of a Bystander,’ is the best business book I’ve read and every five years or so I pick

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    FCNews asks: What’s keeping top executives awake at night?

FCNews asks: What’s keeping top executives awake at night?

January 2/9, 2017: Volume 31, Number 15 By Ken Ryan If you are a CEO or a high-level executive in the flooring industry, there is no shortage of issues on your mind. From government over-regulation to the dearth of installers to the vagaries of consumer buying habits, executives have a lot to think about. Many, however, have learned not to sweat the small stuff or be too concerned about things

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    Nebraska Furniture Mart names new president, COO

Nebraska Furniture Mart names new president, COO

Omaha, Neb.—Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Tony Boldt, presently the company’s Kansas City store director, has been named president and COO. The transition is part of long-term succession planning for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s future. Current president and COO Ron Blumkin will still be active in the business as Chairman, and Irv Blumkin will remain with Nebraska Furniture Mart as CEO. “Tony is a focused, dedicated and creative leader,” Ron Blumkin stated, “who

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    NAFCD: Distributor show plays off vibe of the ‘Windy City’

NAFCD: Distributor show plays off vibe of the ‘Windy City’

November 7/14, 2016: Volume 31, Number 11 By Reginald Tucker Chicago—The overall energy level here in the Windy City was already high earlier this month, thanks in large measure to the gutsy play of the hometown favorite Chicago Cubs who dug out of a 3-1 hole to win the 2016 World Series—the team’s first championship title in more than 100 years. Some of that excitement seemed to have rubbed off

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Floor Covering News

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Laticrete launches LHT Plus for large, heavy tile flooring applications

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has introduced LHT Plus, a polymer-modified large and heavy tile mortar specifically formulated to provide a one-step installation for large format ceramic tile, porcelain tile and stone on

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CTEF focuses on qualified labor at Coverings 18

Atlanta, Ga.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will focus on tile installation excellence and qualified labor demonstrations during Coverings’18, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Georgia

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Domotex asia/ChinaFloor concludes 20th Anniversary edition

Shanghai, China—Domotex asia/ChinaFloor’s 20thAnniversary edition closed March 22, achieving new milestones in international visitor and exhibitor numbers as well as increased participation with VIP programs and onsite events. The show

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