FCNews opens nominations for 2nd FCNnovation Awards

FCNnovation AwardsHuntington Station, NY—FCNews is currently accepting nominations for its second annual FCNnovation Awards, which is a way to recognize and showcase groundbreaking and industry-changing ideas. By acknowledging those innovations that are decided to be a cut above the rest, suppliers and their products receive credit and gain additional exposure.

Nominations are open in the following categories:

  • carpet
  • Rigid/WPC
  • Wood
  • laminate
  • ceramic
  • Installation-related Software

The nominations should contain category, product name and one paragraph describing the innovation, why it is important/relevant to retailers and consumers, and how dealers can parlay this information into profit at point of sale. Suppliers are asked to submit only one innovation per product category.

Flooring products will be judged based on design and/or performance (technology). The software category will recognize new products that significantly contribute to improved efficiency, productivity and performance of a retail operation. Entries must currently be in the market and have been introduced in calendar year 2022.

A panel of independent industry experts from the retail community will review the nominations in each category based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation distinctive from other products currently manufactured or processes currently in use
  • Benefit to the specialty retailer or consumer
  • Practicality

Please send nominations to Steven Feldman, publisher, at [email protected] Deadline for submission is Nov. 30, 2022. Winners will be announced in our Dec. 19/26 issue. Winners of the inaugural FCNnovation Awards included Anderson Tuftex, Daltile, Valinge Flooring, Mohawk, COREtec, Broadlume and HQ Living.

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