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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> June, 2011 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 22, Issue 6<br /> TOP DESIGNS REVEALED:<br /> 2011 NKBA DESIGN COMPETITION<br /> FRESH DESIGN STRATEGY FOR KITCHEN AND BATH SPACES<br /> PAGE 8<br /> KBIS IN REVIEW<br /> 2011 NKBA KITCHEN & BATH SHOW<br /> PAGE 34<br /> WHAT’S HOT!<br /> TRENDS IN THE KITCHEN & BATH WORLD<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 /> “Just Do It” Has Become<br /> My “Do It Anyway”<br /> My friends and family know me as often saying, ‘Just Do It’, as Nike’s famous<br /> motto says. The inspirations below take the concept deeper as to why we choose<br /> to work so h<a title="June '11 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=1"> The RetailObserver 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. 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Ridgewo</a> <a title="June '11 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=10"> 2011 NKBA Design Competition | continued from pag</a> <a title="June '11 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=11"> Budget- Friendly: Bathroom Sponsored by ServiceM</a> <a title="June '11 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=12"> MASTER BATHROOM </a> <a title="June '11 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=13"> ROOM Place: v; Toronto, ON LARGE BATHR</a> <a title="June '11 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=14"> Manufacturer {NOTES} Liebherr at DIFFA D</a> <a title="June '11 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=15"> Opposites Attract. A full refrigerator co</a> <a title="June '11 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=16"> Industry [ News ] NEW BEST® SORPRESA™ COLLECTIO</a> <a title="June '11 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=17"> • PREMIER COPPER PRODUCTS TO SHOWCASE UNIQUE A</a> <a title="June '11 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=18"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 17 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=19"> </a> <a title="June '11 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=20"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 18 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=21"> I wouldn't trust my drink to any other ice. Bob G</a> <a title="June '11 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=22"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 20 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=23"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 23</a> <a title="June '11 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=24"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 22 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=25"> Join us Hundreds of tornadoes have struck thro</a> <a title="June '11 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=26"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 24 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=27"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 27</a> <a title="June '11 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=28"> DISTRIBUTORS SUES, YOUNG & BROWN, INC. </a> <a title="June '11 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=29"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 29</a> <a title="June '11 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=30"> Industry [ News ] | continued from page 28 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=31"> </a> <a title="June '11 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=32"> • ASSOCIATION NEWS Independent Audit Confir</a> <a title="June '11 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=33"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 33</a> <a title="June '11 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=34"> • KBIS IN REVIEW • 2011 KBIS Kitchen & Bath Indu</a> <a title="June '11 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=35"> 4 T he National Kitchen & Bath Associat</a> <a title="June '11 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=36"> KBIS IN REVIEW | continued from page 35 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=37"> 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 </a> <a title="June '11 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=38"> 38 THE RETAIL OBSERVER JUNE 2011</a> <a title="June '11 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=39"> </a> <a title="June '11 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=40"> Elly Valas • R E T A I L V I</a> <a title="June '11 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=41"> The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - helping patien</a> <a title="June '11 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=42"> John Tschohl • CUSTOMER SERVICE Reduce Costs and</a> <a title="June '11 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=43"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 43</a> <a title="June '11 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=44"> Chris Thiede • BRAND BUILDING Lessons from K</a> <a title="June '11 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=45"> JUNE 2011 THE RETAIL OBSERVER 45</a> <a title="June '11 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=46"> Rick Segel • RETAIL BUSINESS KIT Is Busines</a> <a title="June '11 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=47"> www.woodstonehome.com | 1-800-578-6836 | </a> <a title="June '11 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=48"> Kevin M. Henry • TRENDS Look </a> <a title="June '11 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=49"> TO FIND YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR PLEASE CALL THE FA</a> <a title="June '11 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=50"> Robert Spector • MOM & POP STORE The Wi</a> <a title="June '11 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=51"> WALL OF FAME• RETAILERS OBSERVED • WALL O</a> <a title="June '11 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=52"> 1 2 3 4 5 6 MEGA Group USA U Technol</a> <a title="June '11 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=53"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS nveils Leading Edge ational</a> <a title="June '11 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=54"> On the Radar • B U S I N E S S F I N A </a> <a title="June '11 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=55"> 2011 • UPCOMING EVENTS • 2011 Father’s Day —Jun</a> <a title="June '11 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=56"> • SERVICE NEWS Who’s at the Door? WHY THE APPLIA</a> <a title="June '11 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=57"> </a> <a title="June '11 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=58"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS Brandsource Board of Dire</a> <a title="June '11 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=59"> • CLASSIFIED AD Capital Cooking E</a> <a title="June '11 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=60"> • BUYING GROUP NEWS Dealers Give Rave Reviews</a> <a title="June '11 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=61"> ON THE MOVE • Promotions VP OF G</a> <a title="June '11 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=62"> Consumer Product [ News ] Latest& SMOKING HOT! </a> <a title="June '11 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=63"> • PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT 67 8 </a> <a title="June '11 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=64"> Consumer Product [ News ] | continued from page 6</a> <a title="June '11 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=65"> • PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT 6 7 </a> <a title="June '11 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=66"> Manufacturer {NOTES} •</a> <a title="June '11 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=67"> Fresher Longer. Better than Any Other Brand</a> <a title="June '11 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a845f17d?page=68"> The greenest way to get the whitest whites. Bosch</a>