My take: Nine retail trends to consider for 2019

January 28, 2019 | Comments Off on My take: Nine retail trends to consider for 2019

January 21/28, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 17 By Steven Feldman If you go online and search for “retail trends in 2019,” you will find hundreds of trends and predictions. Since FCNews’ focus is on the retailer, and this second issue of 2019 coincides with Surfaces, the premier retailer event in our industry, I thought it would be timely to highlight nine trends that might be of interest to our readers. Facebook becomes a retailer. Amazon...

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My take: Ten more retailer resolutions for 2019

January 11, 2019 | Comments Off on My take: Ten more retailer resolutions for 2019

January 7/14, 2019: Volume 34, Issue 16 By Steven Feldman   Let me begin this first column of 2019 by wishing our readers a Happy New Year from all of us at Floor Covering News. Here’s hoping 2019 brings you everything you wish for yourselves both professionally and personally. As I’ve done the past few years, I thought it would be appropriate to use this first column of 2019 to reprint a portion of something...

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My take: Another visit from St. Nicholas

December 21, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: Another visit from St. Nicholas

December 24/31, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 15 By Steven Feldman   Back by popular demand, round 3… ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house We were walking on RevWood, which isn’t laminate like Faus. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes our advertisers would give us more share. The FCNews team all snug in their beds, Dreaming about 2019 and what lies ahead. Dustin and Nadia, listing those...

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My take: Journalists who paid the ultimate price get their due

December 14, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: Journalists who paid the ultimate price get their due

December 10/17, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 14 By Steven Feldman   I’ve been thinking a lot about Time magazine’s choice for 2018 Person of the Year. Titled “The Guardians and the War on Truth,” the magazine feted multiple members of the press—all of whom have either been killed or imprisoned in service of telling hard truths. As journalists ourselves here at FCNews, the announcement led me to reflect on what we aim to do every...

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My take: DuChâteau—Daring to be different

November 30, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: DuChâteau—Daring to be different

November 26/December 3, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 12 By Steven Feldman   It’s been 10 years since DuChâteau pioneered that wide-plank, long-length, oil-finished hardwood flooring that remains so popular today. If it’s true what they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, then co-owner Mitch Tagle must feel like the belle of the ball. I recently caught up with Tagle, and after a few beers and glasses of wine we got to talking...

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My take: Best of Surfaces call for entries, judges

November 19, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: Best of Surfaces call for entries, judges

November 12/19, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 11 By Steven Feldman I know many of you are wrapped up in your Thanksgiving Day plans as you read this, and some are focused on putting up their Christmas trees on Black Friday. But it’s also time to start thinking about Surfaces, because—believe it or not— we’re only two months away from the flooring industry’s premier event. Future columns will focus on the most comprehensive education program (co-sponsored by...

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My take: Distributors don’t have it easy, that’s for sure

November 2, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: Distributors don’t have it easy, that’s for sure

October 29/November 5, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 10 By Steven Feldman   I have always admired floor covering wholesale distributors, and not because I count many of them as good friends. For the most part, they are regular guys; they like to eat, have a few beers and go to sporting events. They don’t take themselves too seriously. They work hard. They are accessible. And yet, their role in the supply chain is probably the...

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My take: What all the money in the world won’t buy

October 22, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: What all the money in the world won’t buy

October 15/22, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 9 By Steven Feldman   We all work hard for a living. Hard could mean long hours. Hard may mean physically grueling or mentally taxing. Hard could mean responsibility. You get the point. Why do we do it? To achieve better lives for us and our families. For some, that could mean financial security. It could be the American Dream, giving your kids more than you had growing up....

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My take: It’s never too early to be thinking about Surfaces 2019

September 24, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: It’s never too early to be thinking about Surfaces 2019

September 17/24, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 7 By Steven Feldman For the past seven years, Floor Covering News has sponsored the flooring component of the comprehensive TISE (Surfaces) education program. Once again, we will be a co-sponsor in 2019, this time under the banner Converge. It is inarguably the strongest, most comprehensive package this industry has to offer. And the best part: It’s free if you register by a certain date. Honestly, the education alone...

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My take: An achievement well deserved

September 10, 2018 | Comments Off on My take: An achievement well deserved

September 3/10, 2018: Volume 34, Issue 6 By Steven Feldman   I rarely devote an entire column to one individual but given this issue of FCNews features our seventh Al Wahnon Lifetime Achievement Award winner, it is both timely and relevant. Now, no Lifetime Award winner is any more significant than another; each is different in his or her own way and has made unique, significant contributions to the industry, their communities and the world....

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