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HRI BEEFS UP SALES TEAM, HIRES TWO INDUSTRY VETERANS

NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI) announces the addition to two veteran sales representatives, Mike Campa and Darcy Forman, to its growing salesforce.


 
THE RUG SHOW'S LEADER RAMIN MOBAYEN DIES AT 51

LOS ANGELES -- Ramin Mobayen, president of Mobayen Rugs in Beverly Hills, and managing director of The Rug Show, died on Jan. 11, 2020 following a long battle with cancer.
 

 
RUG ACTIVITY PICKS UP AT FLOORING AMERICA AND CARPET ONE WINTER 2020 CONNEXTION CONVENTIONS
 
 
PHOENIX -- The Flooring America and Carpet One Floor & Home winter conneXtion conventions held Jan. 5-7 at the Phoenix Convention Center featured the most extensive array of rugs and rug displays that has been seen in years.


 
RYAN HIGGINS PURCHASES TAMARIAN CARPETS FROM FOUNDER STEVE CIBOR

 

Ryan Higgins and Steve Cibor, partners and co-owners of Tamarian Carpets since 2015, announce to customers at Atlanta Market that Higgins has become full owner of the company.


ATLANTA -- Tamarian Carpets vice president and partner Ryan Higgins is now full owner of Baltimore-based company.


 
 BALTA HOME USA DEBUTS IN ATLANTA, RAMPS UP U.S. DESIGN AND SALES EFFORTS

 
Balta Home USA celebrates the opening of its new a studio space at AmericasMart Atlanta. From left, Brandon Gavic, Hans Fossez, president,  Michelle Curtain, Kristen Hendrickson, Grace Veres.

ATLANTA -- Belgian-based Balta Home has been ramping up its US presence and the latest step in that strategy is an inaugural studio/showroom space at AmericasMart.
 

 
 
TOP TASTEMAKERS TAKE OVER LAS VEGAS MARKET INSTAGRAM WITH #VIEWONVEGAS

 
LAS VEGAS -- Through an "Instagram Takeover" of the Las Vegas Market account, 25 leading designers and tastemakers will share their market favorites through the Market's popular #ViewOnVegas.


 
IMC LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL INNOVATION DIVISION "IMC_DI", ACQUIRES PHAROS & REPZIO B2B E-COMMERCE SOLUTION
 

ATLANTA -- International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, which will offer vendors a single integrated digital platform. 


 
LR RESOURCES INTRODUCES 'CUSTOM NATURALS EXPEDITED', DEBUTS SAMPLE DISPLAY AT WINTER MARKETS
 
LR Resources' top-selling braided jute Spa Blue rug from the popular Naturals collection is now offered in the inaugural Customs Naturals Expedited program debuting at Atlanta Market.
 
 ATLANTA -- LR Resources is introducing a new custom rug program, called Custom Naturals Expedited, at its AmericasMart showroom and later this month in Las Vegas.
 

 
PHASE TWO OF ATLANTA NEXT TO CREATE LIFESTYLE DESTINATION IN AMERICASMART BUILDING 2

ATLANTA  -- A new lifestyle destination is taking shape in Phase 2 of Atlanta NEXT, International Market Centers' multi-stage plan that transforms AmericasMart Atlanta.


 
 
ATLANTA MARKET BUSINESS REPORT:
12 EXECS SHARE KEYS TO SUCCESS, INTRODUCE WINTER 2020 RUGS
 
 

ATLANTA -- This week's Atlanta Market has proven an important stop on the 2020 rug market circuit for some players who are finding success with evolving strategies that have them primed for a strong kick off to the year.


 
JAIPUR LIVING TAKES HOME 4TH AREA RUGS MANUFACTURER AWARD AT 31ST ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS

DALLAS --  Jaipur Living was named best Area Rugs Manufacturer at the 31st Annual ARTS Awards in Dallas.


 
INTRODUCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS AT DOMOTEX
JAIPUR RUGS SCORES 3 TROPHIES 
 
  Winners of all eight Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020 celebrate following an awards ceremony at the fair on Jan.11 in Hannover. 
 
HANNOVER, Germany -- Jaipur Rugs was the big winner at Saturday's Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020, taking home three trophies at a jam-packed special awards ceremony.
 

 
IMC REBRANDS GIFT & HOME MARKET AS ATLANTA MARKET
 
 
 
ATLANTA -- International Market Centers today unveiled a rebrand of its major gift, décor and lifestyle market held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta as the Atlanta Market.
 

 
 
31ST ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS WINNERS --JAIPUR LIVING WINS PRIZE FOR RUGS


DALLAS -- Jaipur Living won its second consecutive ARTS Award in the area rug category at the 31st annual edition of the event, held here Jan. 10, 2020 at Hilton Anatole Hotel.


 
SURYA HIRES INDUSTRY VETERAN BRANDON CULPEPPER TO LEAD MASS MERCHANT SEGMENT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Surya announced today the appointment of Brandon Culpepper as senior vice president of mass merchant sales.


 
DYNAMIC RUGS INKS DEAL WITH CELEBRITY DESIGNER ANGELO SURMELIS
LAUNCH SET FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET
 

Interior designer and TV celebrity Angelo Surmelis is launching his first area rug collection in partnership with Dynamic Rugs.

FREDERICK, Md. -- Dynamic Rugs announces a new licensed program in collaboration with Los Angeles-based designer and TV personality Angelo Surmelis.
 

 
 
MOMENI SHOWCASES ONE OF A KIND RUGS IN ATLANTA, OPENS TEMPORARY OAK SPACE FOR VEGAS MARKET


A selection of Momeni one of a kind rugs was featured last year in New York at the Rug Show at Javits, above, and now the company is presenting thousands during Atlanta and Vegas markets.

ATLANTA/LAS VEGAS -- Momeni caters to resurging consumer preferences for unique high quality rugs by showcasing a growing selection of one of a kinds at winter 2020 markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


 
TEMPORARY RESOURCES EXPANDING IN PAVILIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
 
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market announced that another round of leasing updates will bring a total of 120+ new and returning exhibitors to the Market's 450+ gift and home resources in the Pavilions.

 
 
JAIPUR LIVING ROLLS OUT 125 NEW RUGS FOR WINTER 2020 WITH FOCUS ON FASHION AND PERFORMANCE
 
 Jaipur Living targets the performance category for winter 2020 with nearly 50 new indoor-outdoor designs, including the new Monteclaire series of sisal Art Deco styles. Shown, MOC07
 
 ACWORTH, Ga. -- Jaipur Living is introducing more than 125 rugs in 16 new and 21 existing lines for Winter 2020 -- with a focus on fashion in performance and power-loomed rugs.


 
SURYA'S INVESTMENTS FUEL SALES GROWTH; INTROS 20 NEW COLLECTIONS AT ATLANTA MARKET
 
 New area rug introductions target each segment that Surya caters to, including the designers, furniture stores and national retailers attending Atlanta Market next week. Shown, Aisha (AIS2310-5373)

ATLANTA -- Surya's major investment in its sales team, products, inventory and operations paid off in 2019 and that momentum will continue into 2020.




















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