What’s in store for 2019? Brian Beaulieu, CEO of ITR Economics, has some good news. “The next two years look good,” he said. “Be confident, plan on it, budget for it, expect more from your people and yourselves.” While his forecast shows a couple of years of solid growth before things begin to slow down, even then, Beaulieu says there will still be growth—just at a slower rate.
To get a read on what’s in store this coming year for specialty flooring retail, we reached out to leaders at the major buying groups: Keith Spano, president of Flooring America/Flooring Canada; Cathey Gundlach Links, vice president merchandising flooring America/Flooring Canada; and Mike Cherico, vice president, Floors & More.