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    Phenix becomes approved vendor for Abbey Carpet & Floor

Phenix becomes approved vendor for Abbey Carpet & Floor

Dalton, Ga.—Phenix Flooring has joined Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go as an approved vendor. Phenix Flooring products, including carpet and hard surface offerings, will now be available through Abbey Carpet & Floor and Floors To Go’s network of retailers in the United States and Canada. “This is an exciting opportunity for our company to join Abbey and Floors To Go and open additional channels to get our products in showrooms across the country,”

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    Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

Carpet: State of the industry—Higher-end goods boost residential end of the market

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Ken Ryan   After a slow start to 2017, the residential carpet category gained some traction in the second quarter, resulting in a 2% rise in sales over the year-ago period, with units up 0.5% overall in the first half. Executives cited sales of better goods, an uptick in consumer confidence and price increases that have firmed up the marketplace. The U.S.

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    Carpet pushes back against hard surface

Carpet pushes back against hard surface

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Ken Ryan   Carpet’s share of the overall flooring market has dropped from 50.9% of dollars in 2006 to 41.5% in 2016, according to FCNews estimates. While the downward trend has not been dramatic, it has been steady and consistent. Carpet mill executives don’t need to look at statistics to know what is happening in the marketplace. The big ones (i.e., Mohawk and

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    Fiber report: Soft, durable and cleanability lead checklist

Fiber report: Soft, durable and cleanability lead checklist

May 8/15, 2017: Volume 31, Issue 24 By Ken Ryan Advancements in technology and manufacturing have allowed carpet mills to make significant improvements in fiber construction. The result: carpets that are soft, durable and resistant to stains and soils. Mill executives say today’s demanding consumers are driving these innovative breakthroughs. “Performance-based fibers seem to be a big trend,” said Ayme Sinclair, marketing director, Stanton. “The biggest influence is an increased

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    Executive interview: Phenix rises under Clayton’s leadership

Executive interview: Phenix rises under Clayton’s leadership

January 16/23, 2017: Volume 31, Number 16 Industry veteran Mark Clayton has been at the helm of Phenix Flooring for the past five years. In that time the company has evolved into a significant player by introducing innovative products, turning its attention to a better product mix and merging with its yarn suppler Pharr Yarns. Many retailers who have sought alternatives to the big two have turned to Phenix. FCNews

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    Executive Forecast: Carpet—Mills predict rebound as improving economy takes hold

Executive Forecast: Carpet—Mills predict rebound as improving economy takes hold

December 5/12, 2016; Volume 31, Number 13          By Ken Ryan   While 2016 was less than stellar for carpet mills—due in part to the acrimonious Presidential election that some believe hurt consumer spending—executives are looking to bounce back in 2017. Buoyed by an improving economy that many see gaining significant traction, mill executives are forecasting anywhere from a 2%-5% gain, which, if true, would easily eclipse 2016 figures. Mark Clayton,

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    Carpet: Style and performance define 2016 intros

Carpet: Style and performance define 2016 intros

November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 By Ken Ryan Carpet mills ratcheted up their R&D efforts in 2016 like never before to deliver to the market a constellation of compelling products that cover all the important bases: style and design, durability, softness, and stain and pet protection. Following is a closer look at the some of the top introductions and innovations from 2016: Beaulieu Group So Suede and Mulberry

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    Carpet: New innovations, processes refresh soft surface offerings

Carpet: New innovations, processes refresh soft surface offerings

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Ken Ryan (First of two parts) From advanced dyeing techniques to new manufacturing processes to the marketing strength of Stainmaster PetProtect, the carpet category created a buzz at Surfaces. A look at some of the top introductions: Dixie Home Dixie Home expanded its Stainmaster PetProtect line with Rockport, available in a multicolor pattern, and Fantasia, a cut and loop that gives a high-end

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    Upstart ‘niche’ mills survive, thrive through innovation

Upstart ‘niche’ mills survive, thrive through innovation

January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By K.J. Quinn In the past 10 years, the carpet industry witnessed the entry of new mills during a time when flooring sales were sporadic. But despite facing long odds and stiff competition, these start-ups quickly ramped up operations, carved a niche for themselves and helping them thrive. “Most of [the new manufacturers] are focused on a specific part of the market and are

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    Polyester sees continued growth through 2013

Polyester sees continued growth through 2013

Experts: Solution-dyed fibers take maker share from nylon Sept. 16/23 2013; Volume 27/number 11 By Ken Ryan When the economy went south in 2007, consumers either removed flooring as a purchase priority or sought value unlike ever before; fiber systems’ market share perfectly illustrates these situations. According to FCNews research, nylon went from a 59.8% share of the pie in 2007 to 48% in 2012 in terms of volume. Interestingly,

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    Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

Mills unfurl new products, enthusiasm for 2013

By Louis Iannaco Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 (Second of two parts) Carpet mills exhibiting at Surfaces 2013 witnessed genuine excitement from attendees resulting from the many new products that were offered as well as their own expectations toward what the rest of the year may bring regarding sales and profits. Attendees found carpet mills offering bolder colors, more textures and patterns, three-dimensional looks and an ever-increasing number of

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    Soft offerings ignite segment’s comeback

Soft offerings ignite segment’s comeback

Carpet revived with new yarn systems By Louis Iannaco Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013 In the first few years of the millennium, when the economy was robust, the consumer seeking new flooring would often spend her discretionary income on hardwood, ceramic tile and laminate. After all, hard surfaces offered style, texture and pizzazz. Executives on the soft side knew they had to do something to draw the consumer’s eye

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    Phenix repositioned to rise to new heights in 2013

Phenix repositioned to rise to new heights in 2013

Volume 26/Number 17; January 7/14, 2013 Phenix Carpet, a division of Dobbs Mills, is somewhat of an enigma. Those who know the brand rave about the company and its products. As an example, it has a strong position with groups such as the National Floorcovering Alliance and FCA Network. But many retailers are not completely aware of the value and high style Phenix brings to market. That’s all about to change.

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    Trends Hub returns to Surfaces 2013

Trends Hub returns to Surfaces 2013

The Trends Hub will return to Surfaces 2013 as the best place to discover the future of flooring and surfaces. Attendees will get a unique preview of the major color, texture, material and styling trends for 2013. Sponsored by Floor Focus, the Trends Hub will have an R&D laboratory theme with an inspiring presentation of the latest products from exhibitors alongside a unique preview of the major color, texture, material

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    September 2012: Invista expands into polyester

September 2012: Invista expands into polyester

Volume 26/Number 16; Dec. 17/24, 2012 Stainmaster, the industry’s first stain-resistant nylon fiber, is branching out to now include polyester under its umbrella. Invista, owner of the Stainmaster brand, announced the name will now be used on an entry-level line of carpets consisting of nylon 6,6 and polyester. Called Essentials, the collection is the entry-level line known as Stainmaster Carpet, except it will now include products made with polyester, along

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CTEF to hold CTI, ACT demonstrations at TISE

Pendleton, S.C.—The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry, will be conducting ongoing demonstrations of the

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Retail Lead Management builds new integrations with flooring ERP systems

Columbus, Ohio—Retail Lead Management has recently completed the development of its initial integrations with two flooring ERP systems: RollMaster and RFMS. The company is also scheduled to launch its Qfloors

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Scott Group Studio names new co-CEOs, chairman

Grand Rapids, Mich.—Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, has named John Hart and Tim Hill as co-chief executive officers. Hart has a 20-year

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