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    3M, Jon-Don tandem targets pro cleaners

3M, Jon-Don tandem targets pro cleaners

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Lindsay Baillie   3M, the leader in stain protection for many consumer goods, including flooring, has partnered with Jon-Don, an exclusive distributor of Scotchgard Protector and other 3M products, to reach professional cleaners across the U.S. 3M continues to help fight off carpet stains and messes with its Scotchgard Protector—a product applied by a professional cleaner after a carpet has been scrubbed.

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    Galleher, 3M provide support for fire relief

Galleher, 3M provide support for fire relief

San Francisco—Galleher and 3M are partnering to help those impacted by the fires in California. Both companies are sending food, clothing and supplies to people in need in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. 3M and Galleher will also be delivering smoke masks, earplugs, garbage bags and bottled water to Santa Rosa and Napa. Galleher is also allowing relief workers to use its Rohnert Park warehouse—near Santa Rosa—as a staging area, helping

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    Scotchgard brand proves its staying power

Scotchgard brand proves its staying power

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Lindsay Baillie   3M recently tested the power of Scotchgard Protector to determine the brand’s overall cachét. The results positioned Scotchgard as one of the top “protector” brands on the market—ranking higher than others in both consumer awareness and desirability. Furthermore, Scotchgard Protector—a brand that has been around for years—continues to fulfill market needs while gaining consumer trust and loyalty. “Perceptions of

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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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    Carpet: Mills up the ante in the fight against spills

Carpet: Mills up the ante in the fight against spills

Stain protection update February 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Number 18 By Ken Ryan   What drives carpet purchases? If ongoing research is to be believed, it’s all about stain and soil protection. So if you want customers to spend more money, the carpet products retailers offer should incorporate such treatments. Stainmaster PetProtect from Invista was a big hit in large part because it addressed a huge consumer need, executives say.

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    Spotlight: 3M entertains the possibilities

Spotlight: 3M entertains the possibilities

January 16/23, 2017: Volume 31, Number 16 By Lindsay Baillie Since the 1970s, 3M’s name in the flooring industry has been associated with the company’s successful Scotchgard Protector brand. As one of the leading brands of stain, spill and soil protection on the market, Scotchgard has grown alongside the industry to provide protection for not only carpet but also hard surfaces. From its inception, the Scotchgard Protector brand has continued

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    Retail Education: Tried-and-true practices for recruiting, hiring and training

Retail Education: Tried-and-true practices for recruiting, hiring and training

This FCNews Retail Education series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help specialty retailers build their business through proven merchandising and marketing strategies as well as general best practices.   December 19/26, 2016: Volume 31, Number 14 By Reginald Tucker For Majorie Benson, owner of Friendly Floors, the key to hiring the right salesperson lies in finding someone who is sincere. “I believe sincerely wanting to match a product and installation

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    Marketing Online: Rock solid tips on connecting (virtually) with customers

Marketing Online: Rock solid tips on connecting (virtually) with customers

This FCNews Marketing Online series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help retailers build their social media presence and, by extension, strengthen the connection with consumers. November 21/28, 2016: Volume 31, Number 12 By Leah Gross There is no doubt that digital marketing is the new way of doing business. In order to be relevant in today’s crowded marketplace retailers must have a sound online marketing strategy. The rise of

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    Loxcreen Flooring Group launches new product line with 3M VHB adhesive technology

Loxcreen Flooring Group launches new product line with 3M VHB adhesive technology

Mississauga, Ontario—Loxcreen Flooring Group recently launched a new product line from its parent company, M-D Building Products, to their distributors all over North America. CINCH by M-D Building Products was established to describe the simplicity of installation on many of M-D’s weather-strip and floor transition products that utilize the 3M VHB adhesive technology. Loxcreen introduced four new profiles (stair edge, t-mold, seam cover and reducer) in four complementary colors that

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    Marketing Online: The importance of ratings and reviews

Marketing Online: The importance of ratings and reviews

July 4/11, 2016; Volume 30, Number 27 This special FCNews Marketing Online series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help retailers build their social media presence and, by extension, strengthen the connection with consumers. Nearly 90% of consumers consider ratings and reviews before making purchase decisions, recent marketing industry estimates show. In the era of Yelp, Amazon and Google, among others, shoppers are seeking credible insight and feedback from everyday

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    Retail Education: Best practices

Retail Education: Best practices

May 23/30, 2016; Volume 30, Number 24 This special FCNews Retail Education series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help specialty retailers build their business through proven merchandising and marketing strategies as well as general best practices. Pam Kulick, owner of JK Carpets, Locust Grove, Va., had these words of wisdom for floor covering dealers looking to attract new customers while retaining existing clients: “Build your business on integrity, honesty

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    Marketing Online: Creating a solid social media strategy

Marketing Online: Creating a solid social media strategy

May 9/16, 2016; Volume 30, Number 23 This special FCNews’ Marketing Online series, sponsored by 3M, is designed to help retailers build their social media presence and, by extension, strengthen the connection with consumers. In today’s world it seems that just about everyone uses social media—from a 7-year-old child to an 80-year-old grandmother. With that, these online networks provide a platform for widespread exposure for businesses. People may follow major

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    What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Brand recognition helps dealers sell more Scotchgard October 26/November 2; Volume 30/Number 10 By Nadia Ramlakhan The Scotchgard brand is still thriving more than 60 years after its introduction, now a household name synonymous with soil, stain and water resistance for flooring, furniture, clothes and more. When it comes to the flooring industry, Scotchgard provides carpet treatments for major manufacturers including Beaulieu, Mohawk, Congoleum and Godfrey Hirst; the result is

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    Godfrey Hirst partners with 3M on easyliving@home contest

Godfrey Hirst partners with 3M on easyliving@home contest

Adairsville, Ga.—Godfrey Hirst recently partnered with 3M, makers of the Scotchgard brand, to offer its dealers an exclusive chance to participate in a contest featuring easyliving@home, the mill’s solution-dyed PET product. The contest ran from Feb. 1-Aug. 15 and winners were selected based on the most sales in terms of dollar volume. One winning dealer from each region (East, West and Canada) received a free trip for two to the

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    3M introduces innovative resilient floor protector

3M introduces innovative resilient floor protector

St. Paul, Minn.—3M unveiled the next generation of its innovative Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector, a proprietary and patented high performance floor coating with nanotechnology that protects and enhances a floor’s natural appearance. The zinc-free, low-odor formula utilizes multiple technologies to produce a hard surface that features superior gloss retention, superior black mark and hand sanitizer resistance, and easier black mark removal. The protector works with the 3M Resilient Floor Protection

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Armstrong energizes commercial vinyl sheet in new DecorArt Rejuvenations

Lancaster, Pa.—DecorArt Rejuvenations flooring, a vinyl sheet collection from Armstrong Flooring, introduces a versatile range of updated designs that deliver enhanced realistic visual impact and long-lasting performance to contract interiors.  New visuals with exquisite

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Crossville’s Convergence collection awarded Silver at Best of NeoCon

Crossville, Tenn.—Crossville was recognized with a Silver Award for its new Convergence glass collection at the Best of NeoCon showcase, June 11, in Chicago at the kickoff breakfast to NeoCon 2018. Honored

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Senior living solves acoustic challenges with Ecore flooring

Canton, N.C.— Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village, a family-owned and operated senior living community, sought to refresh the design of the corridors and nurses’ station

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