When it comes to business conditions, many are citing consumer confidence, or lack thereof, as a reason why things aren’t what they used to be. Along with the housing market, unemployment and energy costs—which all play a role in spending— there seems to be a waiting game on the part of consumers.
At least the commercial market is showing signs of life. Many point to the category’s inherent characteristics, green attributes and advancements in both fashion trends and state-of-the-art technology as reasons for optimism. Continue reading Ceramic update: Consumer confidence affecting tile growth, prosperity