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    Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

Spring promos help dealers shake off winter blues

March 19/26, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 20 By Lindsay Baillie   Even though the winter weather is still putting up a fight in certain areas of the United States, flooring manufacturers and buying groups are getting into the spirit of the impending spring season with exciting seasonal sales and promotions. Following are a few promotions and sales going on now. Abbey Carpet & Floor/Floors to Go Abbey Carpet & Floor

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    CCA Global Conventions: Carpet One dealers welcome new supplier, push digital, training

CCA Global Conventions: Carpet One dealers welcome new supplier, push digital, training

February 5/12, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 17 By Ken Ryan   Grapevine, Texas—Fresh off a year in which it achieved its highest purchase volume in 11 years, Carpet One Floor & Home convened its winter convention here with a strong tailwind that portends an even stronger 2018. “You translate purchase volume into sales,” Eric Demaree, president of Carpet One, told FCNews. “We have strong economic indicators. Our overall performance was

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    Carpet One reveals 2017 pink ribbon welcome mat

Carpet One reveals 2017 pink ribbon welcome mat

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home released its 2017 collection of pink ribbon welcome mats to support breast cancer research, with 18 new mats that are stylish, humorous or whimsical to marry with any home design preference. The Carpet One Welcomes Your Support campaign has been raising funds to support organizations and researchers searching for a cure since 2004 and has raised almost one million dollars so far. Twenty-five percent of

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    Carpet One Floor & Home welcomes new advisory council members

Carpet One Floor & Home welcomes new advisory council members

Manchester, N.H.—Carpet One Floor & Home has announced four new members to its advisory council: Kelly McDonald, McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home, Boulder, Colo.; Chris Taylor, Carpet Master Carpet One Floor & Home, Latham, N.Y.; Laura Rosborough, Carpet One Floor & Home, Mentor, Ohio; and Dean Kelly, Carpet Baggers Carpet One Floor & Home, Charleston, S.C. Carpet One Floor & Homes 12-member council meets periodically through the year to

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    Carpet One strategy hinges on ‘Owning the shopping experience’

Carpet One strategy hinges on ‘Owning the shopping experience’

August 14/21, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Reginald Tucker Salt Lake City—Competition for the consumer’s disposable dollars has never been more fierce, especially when it comes to renovation/remodeling projects. To gain an advantage, experts say, it’s critical that retailers take complete ownership of the entire sales process—from the research phase all the way through installation—if they are to close more deals and generate repeat business. That was the underlying

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    Brodsky addresses cooperative business leaders at National Press Club

Brodsky addresses cooperative business leaders at National Press Club

Washington, D.C.—Howard Brodsky was the keynote speaker at a gathering of the nation’s top cooperative leaders at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., May 3. Brodsky addressed more than 150 executives from multiple industries at the 2017 National Cooperative Issues Forum. His keynote, “Lead With Our Co-Op Identity,” focused on helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses by providing the scale, resources and innovations needed for small businesses to compete against large-scale corporations that

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    Carpet One programs aim to ease the social media learning curve

Carpet One programs aim to ease the social media learning curve

February 13/20, 2017: Volume 31, Number 18 By Ken Ryan   Phoenix—Contrary to marketing hype, millennials are not the quintessential flooring customer today. Not yet at least. In 10 years, statistics show, this demographic group will be making the key decisions and influencing the market in ways that old-school retailers may not be comfortable with. In an effort to convert old-school thinkers, Carpet One Floor & Home focused its winter

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    Carpet One members go ‘high tech’ at summer convention

Carpet One members go ‘high tech’ at summer convention

By Steven Feldman Dallas—Carpet One continues to seek out ways to differentiate its members from the competition, and the recent summer convention only served to illustrate that. A revamped carpetone.com, designed to engage consumers at every step of the purchase process, took center stage, with more enhancements to the One Stop Digital (OSD) marketing initiative playing a supporting role. The Carpet One website relaunch is in response to changing consumer

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    Carpet One members ‘engage’ with consumers, product

Carpet One members ‘engage’ with consumers, product

Jan 18/25; Volume 30/Number 15 By Nadia Ramlakhan Orlando—The flooring industry has evolved considerably in recent years and Carpet One Floor & Home’s 2016 winter convention, held at the Orange Country Convention Center here Jan. 9-10, was focused primarily on getting members and their sales associates up to date. “The path to purchase has dramatically changed within the last decade and we’re in front of it now,” said Eric Demaree,

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    ‘Bravest’ dedication to injured war vet on 9/11

‘Bravest’ dedication to injured war vet on 9/11

September 14/21; Volume 30/Number 7 Carpet One, Mohawk partner on N.Y. smart home By Nadia Ramlakhan Staten Island, N.Y.—Building for America’s Bravest, a Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation program that raises funds to build custom designed, specially adapted smart homes for injured veterans, hosted a dedication ceremony here Sept. 11 in partnership with Carpet One Floor & Home and Mohawk Flooring. Army Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both legs

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    Carpet One: How membership helps stores exceed expectations

Carpet One: How membership helps stores exceed expectations

Aug. 3/10; Volume 30/Number 4 Proprietary brands, selling systems, online presence ingredients in recipe for success  By Jenna Lippin Dallas—Carpet One Floor & Home continues to offer members a multitude of opportunities to grow their businesses and increase sales. The theme of the group’s 2015 summer convention, held here July 15-16, was “Impact Performance,” with much discussion on how each Carpet One member can stand out from other stores. “Carpet One

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    Financing options give retailers edge to upsell

Financing options give retailers edge to upsell

February 2/9, 2015; Volume 28/Number 16 By Nadia Ramlakhan The American consumer loves the idea of being able to “buy now, pay later” and has even come to expect some sort of financing option alongside a large purchase whether it’s a car, furniture or electronics. With financing and payment plans a customer can have the flooring of her dreams right away at a price she can afford. For the retailer,

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    Carpet One at 30: Group stays true to core values on which it was founded

Carpet One at 30: Group stays true to core values on which it was founded

January 19/26, 2015; Volume 28/Number 15 By Amanda Haskin National Harbor, Md.—Carpet One’s annual winter convention took place earlier this month here, and the event can only be described as one big family reunion—without the drama. “The walk from the hotel check-in to the elevator took me a half hour because I ran into 10 people I know,” said John Taylor of Taylor Carpet One in Fort Myers, Fla. “We’re

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    Retailer education more critical now than ever

Retailer education more critical now than ever

October 13/20, 2014; Volume 28/Number 9 By Ken Ryan Today’s consumer is arguably more informed about flooring than ever before, having spent considerable time researching products and categories online before even venturing into a store. These changes require sales associates to be well trained and prepared. Individual dealers, buying groups and major manufacturers and distributors are all taking an active role in the training of RSAs. Following is a glimpse

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    Flooring dealers bullish on fall selling season

Flooring dealers bullish on fall selling season

September 15/22, 2014; Volume 28/Number 7 By Ken Ryan (Second of two parts) Casino closings in Atlantic City, September snows in Colorado and layoffs hitting major manufacturers in America’s heartland are all among the challenges facing flooring dealers as they prepare for the critical fall selling season. Despite these challenges, they are optimistic about the prospects for a successful conclusion to what has been an unpredictable 2014. Avalon Flooring Cherry

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Karndean Designflooring to showcase luxury vinyl at AIA Conference

Export, Pa.—Karndean Designflooring will exhibit at the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 21-23, at New York City’s Javits Center. This exhibition marks the first showcase of Karndean Designflooring at the

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Johnson Hardwood Floors partners with Gilford-Johnson

City of Industry, Calif.—Johnson Hardwood Floors is making a major change in its distribution policy in a large part of its trading area. The company will turn over its direct

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Shannon Specialty Floors names Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing

Chicago—At NeoCon 2018, Shannon Specialty Floors named Ellie Dowden Priester director of marketing—a newly created position that she was promoted to here. “Ellie has played a pivotal role in the

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