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SHOW DIRECTOR’S NOTE Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2012 April 24-26, 2012 McCormick Place, Chicago, IL www.kbis.com CONTACT US 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009 Ph: (770) 569-1540, (800) 241-9034 Fax: (770) 569-5105 Nielsen MANAGING DIRECTOR, KITCHEN AND BATH SHOW Jim Scott (630) 240-9326 jim.scott@nielsen.com SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Joe Randall joe.randall@nielsen.com VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP Brian Pagel (770) 291-5438 brian.pagel@nielsen.com SALES MANAGER April Hayslip (770) 291-5434 april.hayslip@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Maria Hill (770) 291-5419 maria.hill@nielsen.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Diana Gallagher (770) 291-5436 diana.gallagher@nielsen.com MARKETING MANAGER Rebecca Corbett (770) 291-5459 rebecca.corbett@nielsen.com SENIOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Bruce Wilson (770) 291-5425 bruce.wilson@nielsen.com NKBA A Sprint to the Finish I love sports, whether participating, watching or refereeing. Personally, I like short-burst types of sports such as racquetball and soccer. I also enjoy hiking, although Ann just about put me over the top in Canada last fall when we hiked at Jasper National Park. We are very active for older people, Zoomers as they say—zooming through life. One thing I have not done is to run a marathon—until this past year. I’m speaking of the KBIS marathon. And just like a real marathon, here we are in March with a sprint to the finish. Thankfully, I am running with a pack or I might have dropped out miles ago. Until you personally experience putting on a large industry show, it’s hard to appreciate the effort that goes into it. Between the NKBA, Nielsen Expositions, K+BB, my unsuspecting colleagues I recruited from the industry and our excellent business partners, we have spared no effort to bring you a different experience at KBIS 2012. We have asked a lot of each other this year by challenging past thinking, considering new ideas, taking some chances and always looking ahead. The kitchen and bath industry is changing, more rapidly than some of us even realize. In recent presentations to NKBA chapters, I cited four areas that are having a profound impact on us all. 1. The economy. This isn’t the economy of the past, but that of the future. How will the new economy affect investment in kitchen and bath products? Our research suggests a desire for real innovation, value and authenticity. 2. We have studied demographics and the multiple generations in the market for the first time. As the Zoomers approach retirement and Gen X and Gen Now emerge, are you ready to deal with this new consumer? 3. The impact of technology on marketing, professional practices, purchasing and communication is undeniable. According to Nielsen research, the volume of e-commerce retail sales as a percentage of total retail sales has increased by 900 percent since 1999. What does that mean for us? 4. We have thought about how to reach the consumer directly yet continue to work with our valued channel partners. How does the kitchen and bath industry compete for consumer discretionary spending? How do we add value in an era of the informed consumer? While we sprint to the finish, I say thank you to each and every person in our industry who has committed to making KBIS 2012 a first step to a new and bright future. See you all in Chicago. Jim Scott has more than 35 years of diverse experience as a senior executive and leader, retiring as president of the Plumbing Products Division at Elkay. With a focus on positive change and growth, Scott has helped develop organizations in North and South America, as well as in Asia. Always active, Scott and his wife Ann enjoy a large family with eight energetic grandchildren. He is an avid golfer, skier, chef, reader and photographer. With a lifelong interest in motorcycles, Scott has traveled from Chicago throughout the U.S. and Canada. President Alan Zielinski, CKD President-Elect John K. Morgan Vice President John A. Petrie, CMKBD Treasurer Carolyn Cheetham, CMKBD Secretary Clay Lyon, CR Immediate Past President David Alderman, CMKBD Executive Vice President Bill Darcy Senior Director of Finance Stephen Graziano General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs Edward S. Nagorsky Director of Member Services Claudette Hoffmann Director of Marketing & Communications Timothy Captain Director of Learning Nancy Barnes Jim Scott Managing Director, KBIS jim.scott@nielsen.com 8 + K BB April 2012 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - April 2012

KBB - April 2012
Contents
Online Contents
Editorial
Show Director's Note
Road to KBIS
Web Savvy
Consumer
Trends
Products
City Smart
Design
Cinderella Story
Education
Ad Index
Last Word

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