Archive for September, 2008
There’s fresh life pulsing through the veins of Blanco. New ideas, new designs, new ways to do business… a revitalized vision of how we can all work together to lift this brand to the next level, while creating great opportunities for each of us individually.
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No doubt, we’re all facing a difficult marketplace, but somehow the positive stories seem to get lost in today’s 24/7, gotcha headline, tabloid news cycle.
Here at THE BEAT, we’re committed to reporting the positive side of the news. Hit the Comments button below to share your own stories.
Eliot Sefrin, publisher of Kitchen & Bath Design News, shares the following results of a survey of the magazine’s readers:
- While dealers generally acknowledge a rocky economic climate, only
a minority say they’re contemplating cuts in staff, showroom size or costs.
- Nearly two-thirds of surveyed dealers report that they plan to add or
change an average of seven separate product lines in 2008.
- More than 30% plan to expand their showroom space in 2008.
- Even those who aren’t planning a showroom expansion note that they’re
likely to expand the number of displays in their space.
“It’s encouraging, indeed, to discover that kitchen and bath dealers are willing to invest in their showrooms, try new products and implement well-conceived business strategies rather than merely whine about business conditions,” says Sefrin. “It’s reassuring to hear that they’re apparently not panicking from everything they read about housing, and that they have faith in the continued strength and long-term resiliency of the kitchen and bath sector.”
Click here for Eliot’s complete editorial.