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Dealers descend on Surfaces with a purpose

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Penny Carnino, director of operations for Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood in Tulsa, Okla., – Penny Carnino, Grigsby’s Carpet Tile & Hardwood, Tulsa, Okla. doesn’t need to compete in a marathon to get her 26.2 She can attend Surfaces instead. We also check new color trends and take that back to our RSAs.

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Retailers React: How were business sales in the first half?

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” —Palmer Johnson Johnson Floor & Home Tulsa, Okla. “Despite the uncertainty of the markets, interest rates and the housing outlook, we have maintained a slight increase over this time last year. This strategy is helping us find and earn the business we need to continue to grow.”

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Retailers React: What have you learned from past downturns?

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I know in other markets people have multiple stores, which are necessary because cities are large, but we have always felt the Tulsa market is easy enough to get around; opening other stores would be adding needless overhead. Penny Carnino, Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood, Tulsa, Okla. Try to have cash reserves.

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Retailers React: What will be your major areas of interest in 2023?

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Penny Carnino, Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood Tulsa, Okla. We’re going to have more team meetings and try to work together more as a team identifying issues, resolving issues and finding more ways to drive business. Our emphasis will be to focus on selling better products and increasing gross profit by having fewer mistakes.

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Retailers React: How is residential remodel/replacement faring?

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– Penny Carnino, Grigsby’s Carpet Tile & Hardwood Tulsa, Okla. Currently there is a slowdown in some traffic, not uncommon for this early part of the summer with so many traveling on vacations. We are hoping for it to pick back up after the 4th of July. – Kyal Wilson, Tampa Floors & Interiors Nampa, Idaho.

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Flooring retailers prove naysayers wrong once again

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A case in point is Tulsa, Okla.-based Indeed, what began as a year when even the eternal optimists among flooring retailers were guarded is ending with most dealers pleased. While not record breaking in most cases, several businesses said they were able to achieve year-over-year gains.

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Retailers React: How do you safeguard against extreme weather?

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” —Penny Carnino, Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Hardwood Tulsa, Okla. If something should happen, we have a safe area to go to that is protected from flying glass. As far as protecting our records, we make sure our computer systems are backed up nightly.”

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