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2011 FEBRUARY

  • 02082011 ABC News Launches Made in America Project

    ABC NEWS LAUNCHES
    MADE IN AMERICA PROJECT
    FOR HOME FURNISHINGS

    NEW YORK – ABC News has launched a Made in America project and is looking for companies in the home furnishings industry to participate.


  • 02102011 Association of Rug Care Specialists to Host Tour of Rug Cleaning Facility

    ASSOCIATION OF RUG CARE SPECIALISTS
    TO HOST TOUR OF CLEANING FACILITY

    AUSTIN, TX – The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) will host Dive into Rug Cleaning, a tour and hands-on evaluation of the state-of-the-art rug washing facility. The educational event will take place at  Deep Eddy Rug and Carpet Cleaners in Austin, TX, April 29 and 30, 2011.  The tour is open to all rug care professionals. 


  • 02112011 Rugnews.com Editorial: Speed-Date Version of Winter Markets
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    NOW THAT THE DUST HAS CLEARED,
    HERE IS THE SPEED-DATE VERSION
    OF WHAT HAPPENED AT WINTER MARKETS

    By Lissa Wyman

    Until about an hour ago, I was bound and gagged by my January market notes.  A dozen little plastic baggies surrounded me, each one meticulously labeled and filled with scraps of papers bearing quotes and news tidbits from my sources at the Atlanta Rug Market, the Las Vegas World Market, the Las Vegas Surfaces Floor Covering Expo and the New York Gift Show. 


  • 02172011 Tapestry Show at New York City Jane Kahan Art Gallery

    MODERN AMERICAN TAPESTRIES
    ON VIEW AT NEW YORK ART GALLERY


    Tapestry based on Recollection Pond by
    Romare Bearden

    NEW YORK -- A show devoted to modern  tapestries by American artists opened the new exhibition space at the Jane Kahan Gallery  here Feb. 15.


Markets
  • 01082011 Americasmart Sets Date for 2011 Icon Honors Awards

    AMERICASMART SETS DATE FOR
    SECOND  ICON HONORS AWARDS

    ATLANTA – The second annual Icon Honors Awards ceremony will take place July 14, 2011, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, according to Jeffery Portman, AmericasMart president and chief operating officer.  The event will coincide with the Gift & Home and Area Rug Markets.


  • 01192011 NY ICFF Contemporary Show Set for May 2011

    NY INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY
    FURNITURE FAIR SET FOR MAY 2011

    NEW YORK – The New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will take place May 14 to 17 at the Jacob K. Javit’s Center here.


  • 02012011 NY Gift Show Pic of Chandra Rugs

    THE MARKET FUN JUST NEVER ENDS
    FOR SOME  LUCKY RUG PEOPLE

    Chandra and Ravi Tiwari in the Chandra Rug booth
    at the New York International Gift Fair on Jan. 31.
    "It's a new set of customers, and we want to continue to develop brand identity with the gift and design channel,"
    according to Ravi Tiwari.
     



  • 02022011 Domotex Asia China Floor Scheduled for March 2011

    DOMOTEX ASIA SET FOR
    SHANGHAI MARCH 22-24

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloorwill take place here March 22 to 24. The international floor covering trade fair will be held at the New Shanghai International Expo Center.  Over 40,000 visitors are expected to attend.


  • 02042011 Winter Market Report 1: Departures in Styling

    WHAT'S HOT AT WINTER MARKETS?
     LICENSING PROGRAMS, BRIGHT
    COLORS, NON-TRADITIONAL STYLING

    By Lissa Wyman

    After two years of chasing cheap-cheap-cheap prices, rug buyers are again looking for unique items that they hope will help their stores stand out from the run-of-the-mill crowd.


  • 02062011 Winter Markets Business Report 2: Business Analysis

    Winter Market Business Report 2:
    RECOVERY BEGINS TO ROLL AS
    RETAILERS START TO BUY AGAIN 

    By Lissa Wyman
    Winter weather failed to snow down the pace of buyers and exhibitors at January markets. While the memories of the dark days of 2010 were still painful, both buyers and sellers expressed belief that 2011 will be a year of recovery. Many predicted that the rug business will be in full swing by 2012.


  • 02072011 Winter Markets Business Report 3: Diversification

    Winter Market Business Roundup 3:
    RUG SUPPLIERS EXPLORE
    DIVERSE WAYS TO DIVERSIFY

    By Lissa Wyman

    Rug suppliers are exploring diverse ways to diversify. That makes sense in an industry that is composed of a broad range of companies that are large and small, well financed or on a shoestring. The common denominator is that rug suppliers can't depend on the old ways of doing business if they are to prosper, or even survive.


  • 02102011 Winter Markets Business Report 4: Surfaces

    Winter Market Business Roundup 4:
    LAS VEGAS SURFACES SHOW
    FEATURES DIFFERENT VIBE

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- The annual Las Vegas Surfaces Floor Covering Expo brought a bold, jumpy energy to the Winter market scene. After all, this is a one-shot deal, so it better be your best shot, whether you are buying or selling. No wonder everyone was a little edgy.


  • 02182011 HD Contract Expo set for May 18 to 20

    HD CONTRACT  EXPO SET FOR
    MAY 18 TO 20 IN LAS VEGAS

    LAS VEGAS – The Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas from May 18 to 20, 2011.  


People
Retailers
  • 02232011 Robb & Stucky Files Chapter XI Bankruptcy

    ROBB & STUCKY FURNITURE CHAIN
    FILES FOR CHAPTER XI BANKRUPTCY

    FT MYERS, FLA -- Robb & Stucky Ltd filed a petition Feb. 18, 2011  for Chapter XI Bankruptcy protection in Florida Middle District Court in Tampa, FL.


Vendors
  • 02042011 Shaw to Launch Rooms Ad Campaign this Spring

    SHAW TO LAUNCH ‘ROOMS’
    CONSUMER AD CAMPAIGN 
     

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors will launch "Rooms," a new national consumer advertising campaign,  this spring.  The company is changing from an aspirational, luxury-centered message “I want a floor…” to a focus on the busy, active lifestyle of today’s female consumer, according to Kathy Young, Shaw’s director of marketing. 


  • 02042011 Shaw Web Studio Nominated for Marketing Excellence Award

    SHAW WEB STUDIO NOMINATED FOR
    MARKETING EXCELLENCE AWARD

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Web Studio, a web-based program launched in 2010 that helps floor covering retailers create or enhance their own web sites, has been nominated as a finalist for the Marketing Award of Excellence (MAX Award).


  • 02072011 Jaipur Moves to new Corporate Location

    JAIPUR MOVES TO NEW
    CORPORATE LOCATION  

    NORCROSS, GA – Jaipur has moved from its 14,000 sq. ft. location to a new 70,000 sq. ft. facility, here, according to Asha Chaudhary, president and chief executive officer of the company.


  • 02082011 Ansari Rug Bazar Receives Silver Trophy for Best Carpet Display

    ANSARI RUG BAZAR RECEIVES SILVER TROPHY FOR CARPET DISPLAY
    AT INDIAN TEXTILES SHOW

    Shoaib Ansari, left, of Ansari Rug Bazar receives the Silver trophy award and certificate from P. Laxmi, minister of textiles for the Government of India and Rita Menon, secretary of textiles. Award was made in the  Best Display in Carpet category during Tex Trends 2011.  The event took place Feb. 2 to 4 at Pargati Maidan in New Delhi.



  • 02142011 Kas Launches Newly Revamped Website

    KAS LAUNCHES NEWLY
    REVAMPED WEBSITE
     

    SOMERSET, NJ – Kas has launched its new website with an updated look and feel to match the company’s new catalog, according to Wendy Reiss, key accounts manager of sales and marketing. 


  • 02242011 Capel Announces Biltmore Raffle Winner

    CAPEL RETAIL STORE 
    ANNOUNCES BILTMORE WINNER

    WESTPORT, CT. – Consumer Cynthia Gilroy of Lake Carmel, NY, has won the Capel Rugs of Connecticut drawing for a three-day getaway to the historic Biltmore House in Asheville, NC.


  • 02242011 WONZ to Host Live Well with Wool Sweepstakes

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND TO HOST
    ‘LIVE WELL WITH WOOL’ SWEEPSTAKES

    MARIETTA, GA – Wools of New Zealand will host a ‘Live Well with Wool’ promotion, April 1 to May 15.  Customers who purchase $1,000 or more of any Wools of New Zealand brand product at a premier partner showroom will be entered to a year’s worth of “Live Well” services. 


















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