Steve Feldman

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Cali evolves from bamboo startup to poised powerhouse

San Diego—Not so long ago, Cali was a young bamboo startup serving a rather small niche in the flooring industry. Fast...

Republic thrives as it marches to its own drumbeat

Commerce, Calif.—Eight years after launching its brand in the U.S., Republic Floors has become a significant player in the floor covering...

The ‘new’ XGS has bold ambitions

Xpress Global Systems (XGS) is known for bringing innovation, efficiency and scalability to the shipping and distribution of flooring products. As...

10 things to know about the economy right now

Happy 2023. This promises to be a year of challenges, but nothing floor covering retailers can’t handle. Last year was a...

Yet another visit from St. Nick

’Twas the week before Christmas and all through our home; Dustin selling ads, Steve finishing this poem. Reggie and Ken completing their tasks, Including...

Reports of print’s demise are greatly exaggerated

We at FCNews are obviously big proponents of print publishing and print advertising. Of course, we have a full menu of...

When technology takes you backward

We spend a lot of time talking about technology in this industry. Programs like Mohawk’s Omnify, Broadlume’s full suite of services, Roomvo’s...

Random thoughts on a random Tuesday

So here I am, nine days removed from my 50s, with a bevy of random thoughts swirling inside my head. My...

Abbey Carpet & Floor 2022

From Abbey's leadership team, which represents more than 250 years of industry experience, to private label brands, all-inclusive marketing initiatives and...

Flooring sales pick up, defying recession fears

I have a surprise for you. On second thought, it probably comes as no surprise at all. After a little bit...

Changing of the guard at the NFA fall meeting

Mackinac Island, Mich.—The National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) held its fall meeting here at the Grand Hotel where the group elected new...

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, it signifies that we are approaching the quarter pole of the race that is...

Exclusive: Boen and Somerset—A dynamic duo

A few months ago Bauwerk Group, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of hardwood flooring that also owns the Boen brand, purchased the prefinished...

If you’re wondering about the economy…

I just got back from the CCA Global convention in Nashville. Everyone was pumped to see one another after a full...

Floor & Home makes a bold ‘Statement’

Spokane, Wash.—When Daltile took the wraps off Statements 2.0 a little more than a year ago, the company knew it had...

My take: Get back to work!

Wherever I go in business, whomever I speak with, the conversation inevitably gravitates to one topic: labor/people. No one can find...
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