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IMC RELEASES WHITE PAPER DETAILING RETAIL BUYER PERSPECTIVES DURING COVID-19


Buyers comfort with attending markets improves later in the summer.

ATLANTA / HIGH POINT / LAS VEGAS -- A new survey commissioned by IMC reveals that store owners and operators are looking toward re-opening and expressing a near-term need for new product. 


 
COVER NEW GROUND! DOMOTEX 2021: A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE AND A NEW ANGLE ON FLOOR COVERINGS


Domotex's key theme is "Cover New Ground" and wants to push the boundaries of existing strategies, visions and experiences in flooring design and applications.


HANNOVER, Germany -- Innovative techniques for the skilled trades, modern approaches to retailing, new inspiration for commercial contracting, plus exciting new materials and forward-looking trends -- plus a change of perspective will be in the spotlight at the next Domotex.


 
STRONG WEBINAR ENGAGEMENT, PRODUCT DISCOVERY HIGHLIGHT WEEK TWO OF IMC'S HIGH POINT VIRTUAL MARKET EXPERIENCE


Designer Erinn Valenchich of Erinn V. was among the leading designers participating in IMC'ss first  Virtual Showhouse with an outdoor room that included Dash and Albert rugs.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- For the second week in a row, IMC's High Point Virtual Market allowed thousands to experience inspired programming, product discovery and a sense of community. The final week of Virtual Market runs May 26-29.


 
WFCA PRESENTS WEBINAR WITH INDUSTRY RETAILERS SHARING BEST PRACTICES ON SURVIVING & THRIVING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

DALTON, Ga. -- WFCA will host a webinar with three industry retailers who will share their insights and approaches to success during the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. ET.


 
HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY EXPANDS FALL 2020 MARKET DATES


HPMA has expanded its fall 2020 market dates and will ask buyers from certain regions to attend on different days to spread out attendance.

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority is expanding the fall market dates in an effort to spread out attendance and account for expected reduced capacity requirements.



 
IFDA NY CHAPTER ESTABLISHES 'CAREER ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE' TO HELP THE DESIGN INDUSTRY RE-EMERGE FROM CORONA DOWNTURN
 

NEW YORK -- The New York Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA NY) has launched an initiative to help the industry re-emerge and flourish in light of the economic downturn from the coronavirus.

 
PIER 1 IMPORTS TO SHUTTER ALL STORES NATIONWIDE


Pier 1 Imports will close all its stores and liquidate its inventory.

FORT WORTH, Texas- - Pier 1 Imports, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, announced that will shutter all its stores permanently.


 
WEEK ONE OF IMC'S HIGH POINT VIRTUAL MARKET EXPERIENCE DRAWS ROBUST AUDIENCE; WEEK TWO HAPPENING NOW

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The first week of IMC's High Point Virtual Market Experience offered content and community for the industry -- with hundreds of participants logging-into six webinars and thousands of visitors sourcing and discovering products. 




 
FEIZY RUGS PREMIERS SPRING 2020 COLLECTIONS IN VIDEOS SERIES

 
Feizy Rugs rolls out six videos introducing its spring 2020 area rug collections, including Percy, which is presented by John Feizy.

DALLAS -- Award-winning manufacturer Feizy Rugs has produced six new videos showcasing their spring 2020 area rug introductions.


 

 
NEW HOM FURNITURE FLAGSHIP LOCATION OPENS IN BLOOMINGTON, MN


HOM Furniture opens its largest complex today replacing the retailer's original location with a 215,000 square foot building that includes stores for its HOM, Gabberts and Dock86 brands.
 
COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- HOM Furniture's new state of the art flagship location in Bloomington opens today, one year after the construction project began with the demolition of HOM's original location. 


 
IMC UPDATES SUMMER HOME MARKET PLANS FOLLOWING ATTENDEE AND EXHIBITOR SURVEY
 Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market Shift into August
 
 Conducted for IMC by Stax, a survey of 180,000-plus buyers who have attended markets in the past three years revealed the above stats as of April 30.
 
ATLANTA/LAS VEGAS -- Following a comprehensive survey of gift and home furnishings buyers and suppliers, IMC pushes its Atlanta and Las Vegas summer 2020 markets to August.


 
NRF RESPONDS TO APRIL RETAIL SALES DECLINE AMID PANDEMIC
 
 

WASHINGTON -- The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay in response to the U.S. Census Bureau's release of April retail sales data.

 
RUG EXECS DELVE INTO CONSUMER DEMAND & BUYING TRENDS


Online sales are picking up at Dynamic Rugs with buyers craving value-driven transitional designs. Shown, Lotus 8146

NEW YORK -- Some area rug executives are seeing a jump in sales, notably online, despite the economic crisis as Covid-19 transforms consumer buying and shopping habits.


 
STANTON CARPET INTRODUCES NEW STYLES FOR SPRING 2020 SHIPPING

 Debuting in Stanton's new Paramount Plush collection, Treasures features a diamond pattern over a striated multi-color stripe.

WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Stanton Carpet Corporation, a supplier of high quality decorative carpet and area rugs, announces new introductions across its family of brands.


 
FURNITURE MAKER SUNPAN ENTERS RUG CATEGORY WITH NINE COLLECTIONS
 
 
Toronto based furniture company Sunpan has added the first area rug collections to its assortment including Boca, which is hand-loomed in India of viscose and cotton.
 
TORONTO -- Sunpan, a global furniture company specializing in contemporary and transitional designs, has entered the area rug category with nine handmade collections from India.


 
PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM ACQUIRES ART VAN STORES, REBRANDS AS LOVES FURNITURE
 
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- US Assets, Inc. and Loves Furniture, Inc. announced the acquisition of 27 stores, including Art Van Furniture.
 

 
 
MOHAWK HOME'S NATIONAL RETAILER RUG SALES CONTINUE, CAUTIOUS INVENTORY TRANSITIONS EXPECTED


Among the trending rugs on Walmart's website is the high-low Loft collection rug by Mohawk Home.
 
DALTON, Ga. -- Mohawk Home executive shares insights on retail sales during Covid-19 pandemic and the future of inventory transitions for the area rug category as states ease restrictions.


 
 
NRF CHIEF ECONOMIST: RECOVERY LIKELY TO COME IN FITS AND STARTS 

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With some stores starting to reopen as governors lift stay-at-home orders across the country, economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come gradually and may vary by location, NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said.


 
ORIENTAL WEAVERS RELEASES 2020 SPRING TRENDS BOOK


The newly released digital edition of Oriental Weavers' 2020 Spring Trends Book identifies five key interior design trends, tying each to area rugs in the company's latest collections.

DALTON, Ga. -- Oriental Weavers has released its Spring 2020 Trends Book featuring the company's predictions for colors and designs to watch and emerging lifestyle decorating directions.


 
FEIZY RUGS LAUNCHES FIVE NEW SPRING 2020 COLLECTIONS


Feizy's spring introductions include additions to its best-selling hand-knot Bhatia collection. Shown, BHATIA-6561F

DALLAS -- Feizy Rugs focuses its spring 2020 market introductions on on-trend groupings that span style and price spectrums.


















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