1 Invista Exits the Carpet Fiber Business

Ralph Boe

Ralph Boe, president of ArrowStar and a former Dupont executive, reviews the evolution of fibers in the carpet industry leading up to Invista’s decision to exit carpet fiber production.


2 Trends in Ceramic and Stone: Arley Wholesale’s Scott Levy

Scott Levy

Scott Levy, president, Arley Wholesale, discusses the state of affairs in the ceramic industry since the pandemic and what's next for tile and stone distribution.


3 The $1 Billion Commercial Flooring Business


National commercial flooring installation and interior services company Diverzify has combined with Spectra Contract Flooring and ProSpectra Contract Flooring, both divisions of Shaw Industries Group, Inc., to become the largest independent commercial installation business in the world. Bill Bonner, vice president communications, Diversify, and Jim Pels, president of Spectra Contract Flooring, offer insight into what's next for commercial flooring.


4 Chris Ramey on Satellite Marketing

Chris Ramey

Chris Ramey, president the American Marketing Group and The Home Trust international, discusses satellite marketing, how it works, and the opportunities it holds for retailers.


5 Jim Buckles Intros Mobile Direct Flooring

Jim Buckles

Jim Buckles, industry consultant and CEO of startup Mobile Direct Flooring, discusses this new, owner-operated, van-based, franchised, retail concept.


6 Evan Hackle Hiring & Retaining Employees

Evan Hackle

Evan Hackle, CEO, Tortal Training and Ingage Consulting discusses hiring and retaining employees and the role of training in a retail environment.


7 The State of the Adhesives Market

Paul Murfin

Paul Murfin, president, Taylor Adhesives, discusses how the company is addressing problems facing the installation and adhesives sectors.


8 Shop at Home with The Carpet Guys

Joe Zago

The Carpet Guys keeps growing. CEO Joe Zago talks about his shop-at-home strategy, new showroom and warehouse. Plus: learn his secrets to business growth. 


9 Nick Bock on Why He's Buying Large, Independent Flooring Retailers

Nick Bock

Nick Bock, co-founder of the private equity firm 31st Street Capital, talks about the company’s acquisitions in the retail floor covering arena, his views of the industry, the companies acquired and plans for the future.


10 How to Navigate the Economic Changes Ahead

Scott Perron

Retailer Scott Perron, owner 24/7 Floors and Floors 4 Pros in Sarasota, Florida, discusses how he's reacting to the changing economic environment.


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