Shaw has announced the dates of the company’s 2011 Winter Market events, which will carry the theme of “Connection.” According to Kathy Young, Shaw’s director of marketing, the events will introduce soft and hard surface products to the market as well as displays and competitive programs.

“The market is challenging in most regions of the country. However, successful retailers are looking for a connection with a company who is still delivering ... We’re supporting each other in coming out on the winning end of this downturn, and that’s what the Shaw winter market events are all about,” said Young.

During Shaw’s winter markets, the company will unveil product introductions within the Anso nylon, Evertouch and ClearTouch offerings. Introductions to the Epic hardwood collection will also be unveiled, as well as new visuals in other hardwood offerings, laminate and tile & stone.

In conjunction with Shaw’s hard surface companies Anderson and Zickgraf, several new hardwood visuals will also be introduced. Additionally, this year, Anderson Hardwood will join in the market events with a more prominent presence.

Shaw's winter markets are set for: Jan. 13-14 in Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago; Jan. 19-21 in Anaheim; Feb. 3-4 in Orlando, Fla.; and Feb. 9-11 in Atlantic City, N.J. For more information on the events or to register,