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Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> Electronic Service Requested<br /> 2010 INTERNATIONAL<br /> BUILDERS SHOW<br /> March, 2011 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 22, Issue 3<br /> LivingKit chen 201<br /> GERMAN PREMIERE EXCEEDS<br /> ALL EXPECTATIONS<br /> 1<br /> FULL AISLES, FULL BOOTHS,<br /> BRISK BUSINESS<br /> PAGE 8<br /> 2011 LAS VEGAS<br /> WINTER MARKET<br /> HIGH ATTENDANCE &<br /> AGGRESSIVE SALES<br /> ATTENDEES THRILLED WITH TURNOUT<br /> PAGE 34<br /> TOP TIPS FOR SELLING<br /> YOUR BUSINESS IN 2011<br /> PAGE 62<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> 10% Post Consumer<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> US Postage<br /> Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> <br /> <br /> AS I SEE IT<br /> <br /> ELLE’S VIEW<br /> •<br /> • AS I SEE IT<br /> You Wanna Go Where<br /> Everybody Knows Your Name<br /> W<br <a title="March '11 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. S</a> <a title="March '11 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=2"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=3"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=4"> AS I SEE IT ELLE’S VIEW • • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="March '11 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=5"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS What are </a> <a title="March '11 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=7"> Apparently awards also come in bulk. </a> <a title="March '11 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=8"> LivingKitchen 2011 Premiere Exceeds All Expectati</a> <a title="March '11 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=9"> T hings were definitely cooking in Colo</a> <a title="March '11 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=10"> LIVING KITCHEN 2011 PREMIERE | continued from pag</a> <a title="March '11 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=11"> MARCH 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 11</a> <a title="March '11 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=12"> LIVING KITCHEN 2011 PREMIERE | continued from pag</a> <a title="March '11 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=13"> Book Review Empowerment A WAY OF LIFE E </a> <a title="March '11 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=14"> Manufacturer {NOTES} • </a> <a title="March '11 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=15"> MARCH 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 15</a> <a title="March '11 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=16"> Industry [ News ] NEW FRONT LOAD LAUNDRY LINE I</a> <a title="March '11 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=17"> • Currently, pressure balance shower systems</a> <a title="March '11 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=18"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 17 </a> <a title="March '11 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=19"> So quiet, it screams German engineering. Operati</a> <a title="March '11 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=20"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 18 </a> <a title="March '11 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=21"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=22"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 20 </a> <a title="March '11 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=23"> MARCH 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="March '11 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=24"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 22 </a> <a title="March '11 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=25"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=26"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 24 </a> <a title="March '11 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=27"> MARCH 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="March '11 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=28"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 26 </a> <a title="March '11 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=29"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=30"> Industry [ News ] continued from page 28 </a> <a title="March '11 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=31"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=32"> • ASSOCIATION NEWS Consumer Confidence in Ove</a> <a title="March '11 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=33"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=34"> In Review HIGH ATTENDANCE NUMBERS AND AGGRES </a> <a title="March '11 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=35"> • SALES KICK OFF START’ GAMS ARKET ATT</a> <a title="March '11 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=36"> 2011 WORLD MARKET IN REVIEW | continued from page</a> <a title="March '11 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=37"> 2011 WORLD MARKET IN REVIEW he said. “We lo</a> <a title="March '11 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=38"> 2011 WORLD MARKET IN REVIEW | continued from page</a> <a title="March '11 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=39"> WALL OF FAME• RETAILERS OBSERVED • WALL O</a> <a title="March '11 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=40"> Elly Valas • R E T A I L V I</a> <a title="March '11 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=41"> The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - helping patien</a> <a title="March '11 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=42"> John Tschohl • CUSTOMER SERVICE Where are the Ro</a> <a title="March '11 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=43"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=44"> Chris Thiede • BRAND BUILDING Your Best Bra</a> <a title="March '11 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=45"> TO FIND YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR PLEASE CALL THE FA</a> <a title="March '11 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=46"> Rick Segel • RETAIL BUSINESS KIT Will Busin</a> <a title="March '11 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=47"> EDucaTion Enroll Today </a> <a title="March '11 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=48"> Kevin M. Henry • T R E N D S </a> <a title="March '11 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=49"> C M Y CM MY CY CMY K www.woodstonehome.com | 1-8</a> <a title="March '11 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=50"> Robert Spector • MOM & POP STORE The</a> <a title="March '11 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=51"> • Retail Resources </a> <a title="March '11 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=52"> • ASSOCIATION NEWS National Kitchen & Bath Assoc</a> <a title="March '11 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=53"> NKBA KitcheN & BAth PLANNerS turN LeAdS iN</a> <a title="March '11 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=54"> Business • TAX TIPS </a> <a title="March '11 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=55"> 2011• • 2011 MARCH 6-8 INTERNATIONAL HOME AND</a> <a title="March '11 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=56"> • SERVICE NEWS Steps to Consider Taking in your </a> <a title="March '11 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=57"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=58"> Nationwide Marketing Group Continues to Exp</a> <a title="March '11 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=59"> LOOK WHO’S READING... The RetailObserv</a> <a title="March '11 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=60"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS BrandSource Announces Kat</a> <a title="March '11 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=61"> </a> <a title="March '11 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=62"> On the Radar WHILE WE DID SEE SOM</a> <a title="March '11 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=63"> • BUSINESS FINANCE the Year r Business? CHICA</a> <a title="March '11 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=64"> STATE OF THE MEDIA 2010 — </a> <a title="March '11 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=65"> • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SPECIAL REPORT U.S. AUD</a> <a title="March '11 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=66"> Manufacturer {NOTES} • Whirlpool Corporati</a> <a title="March '11 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=67"> MARCH 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 67</a> <a title="March '11 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/047f6967?page=68"> Steam. Convection. Perfection. </a>