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Company: CCA Global Partners Inc. (CCA)

CCA Global Partners, Inc. is a co-operative with a network of members across the U.S., as well as internationally. It is the largest carpet retailer in the world and also has operations in complementary businesses including lighting, design and consumer finance.

CCA provides to its members a variety of services include training, marketing, bulk purchasing discounts and access to proprietary CCA products. The company generated revenues of approximately $10 billion in 2012.

Year Founded: 1984 Number of Locations: 2,691

Trade Names (# of locations)

Carpet One Floor & Home (Australia & New Zealand) (100) ; Carpet One Floor & Home (Canada) (155) ; Carpet One Floor & Home (US) (734) ; Floor Trader/Stone Mountain/GCO Outlet (63) ; Flooring America/Canada (544) ; Home Soulutions/MultiFamily Solutions/KBX  American's Cabnet Experts ( FEI Group ) (308) ; International Design Guild (90) ; Lighting One (128) ; Prosource Wholesale Floorcoverings (136) ; The Biking Cooperative (439)

Early Years and Growth

In 1991, ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings was started.

In 1994, Carpet One acquired rights to use the Bigelow name. It was one of the best known carpet manufacturing brands in the industry. This same year the company launched Stone Mountain's Carpet Mill Outlet and expanded internationally when it brought an Australian member into the group.

In 1995, Carpet One reached annual sales of $1.5 billion and had 525 members.

In 1998, Carpet Co-op of America acquired America's Carpet Gallery.

In 1999, Carpet One licensed the LEES For Living carpet brand.

In 2000, Carpet Co-op of America bought Rug Decor and Lenders One, as well as a partial ownership interest in FloorExpo. This same year it bought GCO Carpet Outlet and its 93 stores.

In 2001, Carpet Co-op of America changed the name of the company to CCA Global Partners. The same year, CCA created a home lighting company called Lighting One and bought part of Ilucio, a national lighting company.

In 2002, CCA created Flooring One in partnership with Associated Independent Stores Limited, a British organization. This same year, Carpet One rolled out its Liz Claiborne Home collection.

In 2003, CCA entered the biking business by partnering with The Biking Solution. The same year, Carpet One debuted the Good Housekeeping brand carpet line.

In 2005, CCA's floor covering business had grown so large it surpassed Home Depot and Lowe's floor covering sales and was recognized by HFN Magazine as the top floor covering retailer in the U.S.

In 2008, BizUnite debuted its Independent Business Platform to provide its members with a variety of tools to be more competitive with some of the larger floor covering retailers.

In 2009, CCA bought MainStreet Business Services and reintroduced the Bigelow Carpet collection. This same year, the company's founders were inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.

In 2012, the company's co-founder, Howard Brodsky was named Business Leader of the Year by NH Magazine.

Headquarters

Headquarter City: Manchester, New Hampshire

Targeted Consumer

CCA's targeted consumer includes anyone who is shopping for virtually any type of floor coverings or lighting

Work Environment

Reviews on Glassdoor.com

Total Reviews: 4

Positive: 50.0%

Neutral: 25.0%

Negative: 25.0%

CCA offers employee benefits that include a 401(k) plan and employee discounts on company products.

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