Columnist
- Amy Rush-Imber


  • The shopping matrix

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    Today’s shopping process is complex. It’s no longer simply about the merchandise. There are distractions and enhancers, motivators and game-changers. ...
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  • Collaborate & Create

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    I think it is safe to say that most NeoCon attendees leave the show each year feeling inspired after having seen beautiful new products designed with ...
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  • Take a page from commercial

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    One thing that is always very clear at the NeoCon commercial show each year in Chicago is the difference in conversation between supplier and client. ...
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  • Reinventing Retail

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    If you listen to the news, you might think that the physical store is soon to go the way of the dinosaur. And there have been store closures that woul...
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  • Spring has finally sprung

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    We finally have 60 degree-plus temperatures here in New York. The crocuses that bloomed earlier made it through the unseasonable weather — snow storms...
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  • Green Day

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    This year marks the 10th edition of FCW ’s GreenStep Environmental Awards program. It started with the idea that much of what the floor covering indus...
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  • Accentuating the positive

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    If you exclude the year or so I covered the Area Rug category back in the early 90s at HFD/HFN, hardwood was the first flooring segment I really spent...
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  • Relationship Reality

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    The relationship between retailers and their suppliers can be fragile. There is extreme pressure on both ends to perform financially. And, at times, t...
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  • Convention Connection

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    I’m a bit of a road warrior — much of the edit staff here, in fact, spends a significant amount of time away from the office. It’s not all glamorous. ...
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  • Ashes or Chocolate?

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    It’s Feb. 14, which, this year, happens to be both Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday for the Christian community. After exchanging Valentines with my ...
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Calendar of Events

Carpet One and Flooring America Summer Convention
July 22 - July 26, 2018
Montreal, Canada
Flooring Consultants and Inspection training Services, Inc (FCITS)
July 26 - July 27, 2018
Dalton, Ga - Dalton Trade Center
CFI 25th Anniversary convention
August 15 - August 17, 2018
Orlando, FL - Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
Aligned Conference - Promoboxx
October 3 - October 5, 2018
Boston, MA
FCICA - Mid Year Convention
October 3 - October 5, 2018
NFA - National Floorcovering Alliance
October 17 - October 18, 2018
Rhode Island
Starnet Fall Meeting
October 19 - October 21, 2018
San Antonio, TX
Total Solutions Plus (NTCA+CTDA+TCNA)
October 27 - October 30, 2018
Grapevine, TX
NAFCD & NBMDA Convention
November 6 - November 8, 2018
Dallas, TX
The International Surface Event
January 23 - January 25, 2019
Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Convention Center