CarpetsPlus Colortile recently held its second annual buying committee meeting to evaluate, strategize, discuss and plan the group’s merchandising and programs for the coming year.

During his opening remarks, Kevin Logue, co-COO and vice president of marketing for CarpetsPlus Colortile, thanked the buying committee for their efforts to attend the meeting. He stressed the importance of what they were about to do and gave them instructions for their meeting. 

“Thank you for making the trip to Chattanooga to preview and discuss our new product and merchandising strategies for 2016,” he said. “These next few days will be busy but are very important for the success and profitability of our entire group,” said Logue. “We really value your input and opinions and so do your suppliers.”

Ten member stores were in attendance this year with 12 total representatives from those stores.

“I feel the representation of this year’s committee was very diverse,” said member Missy Montgomery. “We did a good job of representing everyone from the smallest of companies to the largest and I believe the decisions made will benefit all.”

The group reviewed new products and special buys as well as discussed 2016 strategies at each of their stops. Their last day was spent seeing new products from a few suppliers and then reviewing new 2016 proposed merchandising. They saw carpet and hard surface displays, and provided excellent feedback for display improvements.

“I believe we developed programs and selected products that closely align with the needs of our members’ retail customers,” said Logue. “Getting input in advance from our CarpetsPlus Buying Committee is highly beneficial in creating an impactful product strategy for both carpet and hard surface.”

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