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Times are changing for the bath and kitchen industry

How a free enterprise system affects the heavy hitters in our industry.
March 13, 2014

It’s certainly no secret that I’ve been active in this great industry for a number of years, and over those years I’ve seen tremendous changes.


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Get your ducks in a row

Strategic focus can take your company to the next level.
June 19, 2013
Most companies have little difficulty achieving tactical focus.
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A win-win

November 1, 2012
Adjust your compensation plan and everybody benefits. 
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Showrooming and the Internet

Embracing technology will help strengthen your business.
September 1, 2012
I, like you, have had a great concern on how the Internet is changing the way decorative plumbing and hardware showrooms do business.
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Understanding the future

Getting to know Generation Y can benefit your business in the long run.
August 1, 2012
Welcome Generation Y! That’s right everyone, Generation Y has infiltrated your companies and it’s about time that you start understanding it a little bit more.
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Tackling an 8,000-lb. gorilla

How to use your inventory and warehouse to compete with Amazon Supply.
July 1, 2012
Amazon Supply, a new 8,000-lb. gorilla, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Amazon Supply is a separate unit, not an extension of the Amazon consumer side, and uses its own business-oriented website.
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A time to give, say thanks

Recognizing the efforts of others can go a long way in life.
March 1, 2012
I keep a file folder labeled “article ideas.” After writing an abundance of articles, I have to be careful not to be too redundant, although you know I do have some favorite topics! My writing style has always been to be less formal and more personal.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

5/7/13 2:00 pm CST

How To Use Your Strengths To Fight The Threat Of Amazon Supply

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND A new 8,000 lb. gorilla, Amazon Supply, has taken aim at many of the customers of PHCP supply houses. Supply House Times columnist Dick Friedman, an authority on business planning and the strategic use of inventory, warehouses and technology will present strategies and tactics for you to compete with Amazon Supply.

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April 2014

2014 April

In the April issue of Supply House Times, there is much focus on young professionals in the distribution industry. Find out who is being recognized as this year's Young Executives for the American Supply Association and read who will be taking over Aaron & Co. when it's current owners retire. Read about Central Plumbing Specialties' recent expansion, catch up on the latest news from the distribution industry as well as the latest products!
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