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13
Aug

Storms are Brewing on the Horizon for Kitchen and Bath Businesses

I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but it is time to throw up the dark blue/purple flags that indicate sharks are in the water. Please keep in mind that these forecasts are not written in stone but purely my thoughts based on observations of changes that are taking place. I hate to say this, but I don’t think I

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7
Aug

Our New Partnership!

We are pleased to announce our recent partnership with Hansal International. Our first joint venture together is the launch of our World Class Retail Seminars, the first of which is running in London on October 16th, 17th, 18th and is already close to capacity with clients from the US. We will be running another seminar in the US soon and

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4
Jun

The Cabinet Pricing Crunch

The Cabinet Pricing Crunch The battle between cabinet manufacturers for market share is heating up! By: Thad Whittenburg Let’s look at the 2 main factors that are taking place in the Kitchen and Bath Industry. First and foremost, are the two price increases on imports in less than a year due to tariffs.  Although some importers held part of the

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16
May

Experience Means Everything to a Showroom!

Experience Means Everything to a Showroom! By John Mueller   Over the last 8 years I have spoken to kitchen and bath business owners across the country, and one think always stands out…there continues to be too much focus on products. Obviously, a showroom needs to have the right mix that fits nearly every budget for their target customer, but outside

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12
Jun

Margin Erosion – Don’t Underestimate its Impact on Your Business

Margin Erosion – Don’t Underestimate its Impact on Your Business By Thad Whittenburg Discussions surrounding margin erosion seem to be surfacing more and more these days as business owners are focused on ways to improve their bottom line, and pressure on margins continue to increase. Margin Erosion can be sneaky and I would liken it to an iceberg: you see

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