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NRF: TECHNOLOGY IS DRAMATICALLY IMPROVING CONSUMERS' SHOPPING EXPERIENCE


Of the more than 3 out of 5 who say retail technologies and innovations improved their shopping experience, the breakdown is shown by online, in store and mobile. Source: NRF's Summer 2019 Consumer View.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation.


 
KATHY IRELAND TO HEADLINE GIFT FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


Kathy Ireland, ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, will be the featured guest at the 9th annual "Up on the Roof" fundraiser

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced today that Kathy Ireland, ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, will be the featured guest at the 9th annual "Up on the Roof" fundraiser during Las Vegas Market. 


 
ATLANTA MARKET SUMMER 2019 AREA RUG FASHION PREVIEW


ATLANTA -- Attendees at the summer 2019 Atlanta International Area Rug Market will be treated to a variety of emerging trends and show stopping new offerings in area rug showrooms.
 
 

 
KALATY GROWS BEST-SELLING COLLECTIONS AT SUMMER MARKETS


Kalaty continues to grow its popularly priced K-Two collection adding new looks to Remy, crafted of a Lori-loom weave of Silkette. Shown, RY-064

ATLANTA -- At the 2019 Atlanta and Las Vegas summer markets, Kalaty Rug Corp. is introducing new designs to its best-selling hand-knottes and popular-priced K-Two line.


 
WAYFAIR LAUNCHES 'HASHTAG HOME' PRIVATE LABEL BRAND

Wayfair rolls out a new private label home furnishings brand targeting Millennial shoppers with cost-saving CAD 3D imagery.

BOSTON - Wayfair launched its own private label home furnishings brand, Hashtag Home, to specifically target Millennials on Tuesday, June 18.


 
SURYA BUILDS ON STRONG FIRST HALF WITH NEW SUMMER ROLLOUTS


Surya banks on its latest  rug introductions in a range of constructions  to continue its strong results to date, including the hand-woven Aida.

ATLANTA -- As Surya heads into summer, the company is following up a stellar start to 2019 with a roster of on-trend products to showcase at Dallas and Atlanta markets.


 
DALLAS MARKET CENTER ANNOUNCES TOTAL LIFESTYLE MARKET DEBUT IN 2020

In 2020, Dallas Market will hold the Total Home & Gift Market, Lightovation, KidsWorld, and Apparel & Accessories Market together, creates largest lifestyle market event in North America.

DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center has announced a transformation of the summer market experience to better serve the changing needs of retail.


 
ORIAN CELEBRATES EMPLOYEES AT 40TH ANNIVERSARY; ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE PLANS FOR GROWTH


Now and then: The present Orian Rugs headquarters in Anderson, S.C.(top picture) contrasts a photo of the 1979 management team.

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Orian Rugs celebrated its 40th anniversary, with an emphasis on its employees, who are vital to achieving its bold and ambitious long-term goals.


 
LOLOI ADDS NEW ATLANTA SHOWROOM TO SHOWCASE WALL ART & OAK RUGS


After a successful launch of its framed textile art collection at the spring 2019 High Point Market (above), Loloi will unveil  a new 5,000 square foot AmericasMart showroom to display its wall art program, one of a kind rugs and floor pillows.


ATLANTA -- Loloi Rugs unveils a 5,000 square foot satellite location next to its main Atlanta AmericasMart showroom to highlight its new textiles wall art program, one of a kind rugs and floor pillows.



 
JAIPUR RECORDS SOLID FIRST HALF, EXPECTS STRONG ATLANTA MARKET
 

Jaipur Living introduces the printed Boheme collection marrying intricate designs and affordable price points. Shown, BOH01 

ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living records a strong beginning to the year and anticipates that summer markets will have a positive impact on its growth projections for 2019.


   
 
SURYA HOSTS DALLAS MARKET PARTY FOR DONNA MOSS & SHOW HOME DESIGNERS

Donna Moss, HGTV design star known as the Queen of Bling and lead designer for the 2019 Fort Worth Magazine Showcase Home, brings its designers to Surya for a Dallas Market party.

DALLAS -- At next week's Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Surya will host a meet and greet celebrating the annual Fort Worth Magazine Showcase Home's designers, led by HGTV design star Donna Moss.


 
MARK D. SIKES FOR ANNIE SELKE 'COAST TO COAST' COLLECTION HITS RETAIL


Inspired by an antique indigo Kasuri weaving, the reversible Big Sur rug by Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke is woven in wool.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Mark D. Sikes for Annie Selke 'Coast to Coast' collection, which previewed at spring's High Point Market, launched at retail this week with rugs, bedding, decorative pillows and throws.



 
RUG & KILIM JOINS GROWING PAVILIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET ROSTER; 500+ TEMPORARY LINES CONFIRMED


First time exhibitor Rug & Kilim is among new companies to be featured in the new Pavilions layout at summer Las Vegas Market. Pictured, R&K's Scandinavian collection.

LAS VEGAS, N.V. -- Rug & Kilim joins 100+ new and returning exhibitors among the more than 500 temporary gift and home lines in a dynamic new layout in the Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, running July 28 - July 31, 2019.


 
SURYA TO OPEN LUXURY TO-THE-TRADE SHOWROOM IN BOSTON THIS SUMMER 


Surya will open in the Boston Design Center in August 2019, marking the third trade showroom in its plan to locate in major U.S. metro markets to provide year-round accessibility for designers.

ATLANTA -- Surya will open its third luxury designer showroom in the U.S. in August at the Boston Design Center, building on the success of its year-round design showrooms in Dallas and Chicago. 


 
MOHAWK GROUP WINS BEST OF NEOCON INNOVATION AWARD FOR CONTRACT CARPET AREA RUGS


The Mohawk Group Definity range received the Innovation award at NeoCon in the contract area rugs category. 

CHICAGO -- Commercial flooring company Mohawk Group received the Best of NeoCon Innovation Award for Carpet: contract area rugs at the fair's 2019 edition held here this week at the Merchandise Mart.


 
TARKETT INTRODUCES TATAMI SYSTEM, TAKING CUT-AND-SEW BROADLOOM RUGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL


A new Tatami System from Tarkett wins a Best of NeoCon Gold award for its reconfigurable cut and sew rugs arranged to create the look of Japanese Tatami for the modern workplace.

CHICAGO -- Tarkett earned the Best of NeoCon Gold Award in flooring this week for a new category of floor covering called Tatami System introduced at the annual Chicago Mart show. 


 

IKEA ANNOUNCES ZANDRA RHODES COLLABORATION DURING 'DEMOCRATIC DESIGN' DAYS 2019


ALMHULT, Sweden -- IKEA held Democratic Design Days, its yearly global press event here last week, announcing several new product developments and a new home textiles collaboration with British design icon Zandra Rhodes.

 

 
STEELCASE TO OFFER MOOOI FURNITURE AND CARPETS IN NORTH AMERICA


 Moooi Carpets' Kubrick Square rug by London designer Kit Miles is inspired by the iconic floor design in Stanley Kubrick's film 'The Shining' and offered in yarn options including wool, and polyamide.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Steelcase and Dutch design firm Moooi have announced plans for a new relationship in North America.


 
DESIGNER INSIGHTS: LOVELACE INTERIORS' LINDSAY CANNON TALKS RETAIL & RUGS

Lindsay Cannon of Miramar Beach, Florida-based Lovelace Interiors says coastal looks and colors are important - but the firm's designs are broad ranging and always feature area rugs.

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. -- As more interior design firms expand their services to include retail components, they might take note of Lovelace Interiors, a successful and growing pioneer in this approach on Florida's panhandle.



 
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY RELEASES SUMMER/FALL 2019 HIGH POINT MARKET STYLE REPORT

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has released its trend-focused High Point Market Style Report for Summer/Fall 2019. 


















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