Carpet One Floor & Home is the largest cooperative of flooring retailers in North America. As a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, independently owned businesses are able to benefit from economies of scale when making purchases, advertising, merchandising their stores and even training their employees — all while maintaining their autonomy as a local business.
Being part of a cooperative means being part of something special. Carpet One Floor & Home is celebrating National Cooperative Month in October, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide
The cooperative business model empowers independent businesses and local communities throughout the world. As part of a new initiative to educate customers on the cooperative business model, Carpet One Floor & Home has recently added new messaging and materials to their stores and websites.
Because Carpet One Floor & Home benefits from their membership in a cooperative, they are able to provide their customers the value they’re looking for without losing the personal touch of a local business.
A survey conducted by the cooperative showed that only 11 percent of people asked knew an accurate description of what a cooperative is. However, after hearing what a cooperative was, 78 percent of people were more likely to purchase goods from a business that they know is a cooperative.
Carpet One Floor & Home stores throughout the United States and Canada have joined together to help educate consumers on what a cooperative is as well as the benefits of participating in and purchasing from cooperatives.
Participating in or purchasing from cooperative businesses helps to keep more money in the local community. Local business owners are more likely to reinvest in the community and donate time to local causes.
Cooperative businesses foster democratic values and practices with a focus on long-term success more than immediate profits.
Carpet One Floor & Home is proud to support local businesses through the cooperative business model. To learn more about Carpet One Floor & Home and cooperatives, visit CarpetOne.com/cooperatives.
About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Bigelow and Lees. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful GuaranteeTM, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living Installation system.