RECORD NUMBER OF RETAILERS PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL HOME FURNISHINGS MONTH CAMPAIGN
LAS VEGAS – More than 9,000 retailers nationwide participated in the second annual National Home Furnishings Month (NHFM), which culminated with a week-long sales event Sept. 18 to 26. Sponsored by World Market Center Las Vegas the 2010 campaign saw an increase of 30% from the inaugural year.
WORLD MARKET CENTER AND SFC STUDY ON CONSUMER ATTITUDES ON "GREEN" HOME FURNISHINGS
LAS VEGAS – World Market Center and The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) have released the results of the third annual Green Home Furnishings Consumer Study. The study explores consumer attitudes about "green" home furnishings.
DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR EXPECTS INCREASES IN ATTENDANCE
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor (DACF) is expecting to exceed last year’s attendance of 40,414 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors, according to DACF. The international floor covering market is scheduled for March 22 to 24, 2011.
ORIENTAL RUG RETAILERS ASSOC. SCHEDULES ATLANTA MARKET EVENTS
ATLANTA– The Oriental Rug Retailers Association has scheduled a series of events for the International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show at Americasmart Atlanta, January 13 to 16.
LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER OFFERS QUICK ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR 2011
LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) has established a new on-line quick registration system for the Winter 2011 Las Vegas Market, January 24 to 28. The new feature allows returning buyers, designers and members of the media who registered for the Summer 2010 Las Vegas Market to register for the upcoming Market with just one click.
AMERICASMART CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS
ATLANTA -- The deadline for entries for the America's Magnificent Carpet Awards program is fast approaching.. The annual industry gala and awards ceremony will be held January 15, 2011 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel.
BOUTIQUE DESIGN NY SHOW TARGETS CONTRACT HOSPITALITY MARKET
At the OW Hospitality booth, from left: Walt Hartsfield, Oriental Weavers broadloom operations mgr.; Hope Quintanar-Case, US national sales director for OW Contract, and Jonathon Witt, vice president of Oriental Weavers of America.
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK -- Contract hospitality-design (HD) professionals were the target audience for the first edition of the Boutique Design NY show held here Nov. 14 and 15.
CAPEL OPENS 6,000 SQ. FT. RETAIL STORE IN NEW ENGLAND
WESTPORT, CT- Grand opening ceremonies were held recently for a new 6,000 sq. ft. Capel Rugs retail store here. The store is owned by Investment Capital Partners (ICP) of Southport, CT and Capel Rugs of Troy, NC.
CAPEL ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH TEXTILE DESIGNER KEVIN O'BRIEN
Kevin O'Brien, right, with Capel execs John Magee, left, president, and Tami Watras, director of merchandising. The Kevin O'Brien rug collections made their debut at the recent High Point Home Furnishings Market.
By Lissa Wyman
TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs and fabric designer Kevin O'Brien have entered a partnership to create a line of rugs based on O'Brien's original designs.
CALHOUN, GA – Mohawk Industries, Inc. has announced 2010 third quarter net earnings of $51 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.74 which included unusual items that were offsetting. Net sales for the third quarter of 2010 were $1.3 billion which was a decrease of 5.3% versus 2009 net sales or 3.8% decrease with a constant exchange rate. Mohawk Industries is the parent company of Mohawk Home and Karastan Rugs.
SHAW CARPET IS BACKDROP FOR EXHIBIT AT GEORGE H. W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries hosted Texas-based retailers at the recent opening of Laura Bush’s The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection and First Ladies' Red Dress Collection at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, TX.
NEW YORK --Safavieh has entered an exclusive licensing agreement with Ralph Lauren Home, a division of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. Effective January 2011, Safavieh will produce rugs under both the Ralph Lauren Home and Lauren Ralph Lauren Home brands.