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Tackling TISE: Show strategies from veteran show goers

Las Vegas—The pace of The International Surface Event (TISE) can resemble a track meet at times as attendees traverse the expansive...

TISE director bullish on 2023 show

After two years of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent omicron variant (last year), Surfaces 2023 is shaping up...

CCA convention: The era of Retail 2.0 takes shape

Phoenix—The tone for the CCA Global winter convention 2023 here was set the moment CEO, Rick Bennet, walked on stage to...

Retailers React: What was your most pleasant surprise in 2022?

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day....

What’s next: First look at 2023 intros

Can’t wait for Surfaces 2023 to see the latest/greatest flooring introductions? Several industry suppliers provided FCNews with a glimpse of what’s to...

Retail 2023: Flooring dealers remain resolute

Is 2023 the year when retail finally faces the music—that the pandemic-led surge that enriched so many is over? Or will...

Retailers React: How are you combating the installation shortage?

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day....

Must-have 2022 introductions

With supply chain disruptions finally easing, flooring retailers were suddenly awash in new 2022 introductions from their supplier partners this year....

Retail outlook: Flooring dealers exceed goals

Flooring dealers certainly faced stiff headwinds in 2022, from inflationary pressures to labor shortages to fears of a looming recession. And...

Executive Forecast 2023: Carpet

The COVID-19-inspired honeymoon that pushed residential sales ahead by double digits has been replaced by inflation and interest hikes, which are...

Executive Forecast 2023: Top suppliers weigh in

The sky is not falling. That’s a message one flooring executive had to say about 2023. Yes, the early forecast for...

Retailers React: What’s your strategy for finding new installers?

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day....

Carpet: Mills parlay technology into fresh innovations

Thanks to technology advances that allow striking looks to be combined with high-performance durability, carpet mills delivered a bevy of “must-have”...

Flooring dealers: We’re prepared for challenges

Flooring dealers have been in this situation before—a slowing economy, perhaps even a minor recession for a quarter or two, but...

FEI Group: Members embrace ‘positive disruption’

Marco Island, Fla.—The FEI Group’s National Conference here was all about “positive disruption,” a theme coined before Category 4 Hurricane Ian nearly jeopardized the meeting—yet aptly symbolized this...

Retailers React: Which parts of your business are flourishing?

Every two weeks, FCNews seeks out flooring retailers across the country to offer their advice on hot topics of the day....
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