Distribution round-up - Floorwise
Richard Bailey, managing director, floorwise
There’s no doubt that the market is proving a little up and down at the moment and with so much uncertainty surrounding the economy, it seems that a stable, less-fluctuating market is still some way off. While news of a declining high-street and low-profits at big retailers may say doom and gloom, but, to a degree, we’re finding the opposite is true.
In fact, with great links to independent retailers, contractors and installers, we’re pretty positive about the future and we’ve shown strong growth in many product areas. That said, we’ve focused on adapting our ranges to meet competitive conditions, with the launch of innovative products such as Pro-Screed Gold, improved finishes for the Reflections profiles collection and the high-end Feel the Difference underlay collection.
Through these products, as well as continued improvements to existing lines, we’re keeping ahead of the market and responding to the needs of installers and fitters. A big part of this is our adaptability. Without the complexities faced by some manufacturers, we can be really quick to respond and develop new products that meet the changing needs of retailers, contractors and installers.