Reader response is exactly what we're looking for in our new series of Retailer Surveys. One of the constants over the years has been requests by hundreds of individuals who have contacted us seeking more specific details on product and market trends. This month we begin with shutters (Click here. Back in 1992, we ran a similar survey and we'll compare it to the results of our 1999 survey in a later issue. With the help of industry experts we have modified this year's survey to include newer product arrivals on the market today-most notably vinyl and composite foam shutters.
Some of the other topics we have planned for upcoming issues include vertical blinds, horizontal blinds and motorization. Because you are the ones who have dedicated your lives to developing and selling these products we invite you to share with us questions you feel should be included in upcoming surveys. If there is a particular product category you would like to know more about, please let us know. Our relationship with readers has always been a two-way street.
The results of these surveys will help independent retailer, designer and fabricator readers stay on the industry's cutting edge as they turn to Draperies & Window Coverings each month-year after year-for the latest information and innovative ways to grow.