LR RESOURCES DIFFERENTIATES WITH NEW COLLECTIONS AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
LR Resources introduces the Gala collection at next week's Atlanta International Rug Market.
DALTON, GA -- LR Resources continues to focus on differentiating its product with new weaves and fiber categories, announcing several new collection and product introductions slated for the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.
FLOORING RETAILERS' 2017 FIRST-HALF RUG SALES GET MIXED REVIEWS
RugNews.com surveys a range of retailers on their rug sales for the first half of 2017, and finds an uptick instead of an upsurge.
SPECIAL REPORT: The economic data that presumably would favor a healthy gain in area rug sales -- an improving housing market, higher consumer confidence and growth in hard surfaces -- failed to materialize for many flooring dealers in the 2017 first half.
BLACKSTONE TO ACQUIRE INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS
HIGH POINT, N.C. / LAS VEGAS -- Blackstone announced today that funds managed by Blackstone Real Estate Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Market Centers, Inc.
QVC OWNER, LIBERTY INTERACTIVE, TO ACQUIRE HSN FOR MORE THAN $2B
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Liberty Interactive Corporation and HSNi today announced that they have entered into an agreement whereby Liberty Interactive will acquire the 62 of HSNi it does not already own in an all-stock transaction, valued at more than $2 billion.
Fort Lee, NJ -- Couristan, Inc. a leading importer and manufacturer of fine quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries, has appointed Marlys Giordano to the position of creative director for the company's area rug division.
AMER RUGS LAUNCHES USER-FRIENDLY "AMER APP" FOR MOBILE DEVICES
NORCROSS, GA -- Amer Rugs announces the launch of its new interactive "Amer App," which gives customers the opportunity to view and shop the company's complete collection on their Apple or Android smartphones.
LOLOI DEBUTS SIX COLLECTIONS, FOCUSES SUMMER MARKETS ON COLOR, INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS & DESIGNS
Loloi offers Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market shoppers lively new palettes its best-selling Javari collection for the summer edition. Pictured, Javari (JV-10).
ATLANTA -- Loloi, debuting six brand new collections, offers a variety of constructions and price points in various design themes at summer markets in Atlanta and Vegas, mixing in a more color and vibrant looks.
High Point N.C. / Las Vegas --International Market Centers, Inc. today announced the addition of Joseph A. Magliarditi as senior vice president of operations and member of the companyâ€™s executive leadership team.
JAIPUR DEBUTS FOUR NEW COLLECTIONS FOCUSED ON OUTDOOR AND NATURALS
Among the new Jaipur Living introductions for Atlanta Market is the Meridian collection featuring sophisticated indoor-outdoor geometric designs like the triangular Sims shown above.
ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living is introducing four new collections and an assortment of additions to popular existing ranges for summer shoppers at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, running from July 11-18, 2017.
ART VAN ROLLS OUT CROSS-CATEGORY MAGNOLIA HOME BY JOANNA GAINES IN-STORE BOUTIQUES
Working on rug assortments for the rollout of Magnolia Home boutiques at Art Van Furniture stores, Donald Dilliplane, senior buyer, Art Van, poses with Amir Loloi at the Atlanta Rug Market in front of one of Joanna Gaines' favorite rug collections, Lucca.
ATLANTA -- Art Van Furniture, a top regional home furnishings retailer, introduces in-store Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines galleries, which will include the brand's furniture, as well as its rugs, pillows and throws created by Loloi Rugs for the HGTV-star's license program.
JAIPUR LIVING INTRODUCES FIRST NIKKI CHU OUTDOOR RUGS
Debuting in Atlanta this week, the Decora collection by Nikki Chu Home for Jaipur Living - the designer's first in-out range - is displayed with Jaipur's colorful indoor-outdoor Veranda pillows.
ATLANTA -- Jaipur Living expands its best-selling Nikki Chu Home collection of rugs, pillows, poufs and throws, with the introduction of Decora by Nikki Chu, a range of indoor-outdoor flatweave rugs, at this week's Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
ATLANTA -- Online retailer Rugs Direct presented its annual Supplier of the Year Award to Dalyn Rugs at this week's Atlanta International Rug Market. From left: Adrienne Wooddell, Rugs Direct, Brian Morris and Kibbe Waters of Dalyn; and Bill Martin of Rugs Direct. In presenting the award, Martin said, "Our business with Dalyn has grown substantially: an increase of more than 20 percent over 2016 with no back orders, which is great in our business. They ship on time, they have great product and they are easy to deal with. We have a great relationship."
RUGS DIRECT NAMES RIZZY HOME'S JEFF VAUGHN SALES REP OF THE YEAR
ATLANTA -- Rizzy Home's Jeff Vaughn (center) receives the Representative of the Year Award from Rugs Direct at the summer 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market. From left: Bill Martin and Adrienne Wooddell of Rugs Direct, Vaughn, and Rizwan Ansari and Shamsu Ansari, principals of Rizzy Home. Martin, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer of Rugs Direct, said Vaughn is "always trying to come up with new ways to promote Rizzy for us and make them more important. Our business is up over 40 percent with them and that is pretty good for this market."
TRANS-OCEAN RECEIVES RUGS DIRECT 'PARTNER OF THE YEAR' AWARD AT ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET
Bill Martin and Adrienne Wooddell of Rugs Direct flank Dean Smith of Trans-Ocean as he accepts the retailer's top honor, the Partner of the Year, awarded to Trans-Ocean.
ATLANTA -- E-commerce retailer Rugs Direct presented its annual award for "Partner of the Year" to Trans-Ocean at the July 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market, citing Rugs Direct's outstanding growth in sales of Trans-Ocean rugs and mats over the past year, and the vendor's superior customer engagement and high-end, good-looking products.
SNEAK PEEK:LIBBYLANGDON UNVEILS FIRST OUTDOOR RUGS FOR KAS AT ICFA PREVIEW SHOW
Libby Langdon introduced her first outdoor rug collection for KAS at the 2017 ICFA Preview Show July 11-13, at NorthCape's Chicago Mart showroom. Shown, the hand-hooked Highview rug.
CHICAGO -- Celebrity designer Libby Langdon unveiled the first rugs in her new licensing partnership with KAS at last week's International Casual Furniture Association Preview Show at Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
ETHAN ALLEN COMMENTS PRIOR TO INVESTOR MEETING, ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE DATE
DANBURY, CT -- Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. commented today, in advance of its Investor Meeting on July 26, on its recent and upcoming business objectives as well as its preliminary financial results for the 2017 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2017.
MATTHEW ROUHANIAN, TAPPED FOR ICON HONORS, SHARES DYNAMIC RUGS' WINNING STRATEGIES
Matthew Rouhanian, founder of Dynamic Rugs in Frederick, Maryland, is a career achievement honoree in the gift and home furnishings industry's 2017 Icon Honors program.
ATLANTA -- The annual Icon Honors awards program, among the most prestigious in the gift and home furnishings industry, celebrates excellence in innovation, contribution, branding and achievement, and for 2017 Matthew Rouhanian of Dynamic Rugs was an honoree for career achievement.
SPICHER & COMPANY RACKS UP MORE KUDOS WITH 2017 ICON HONORS FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION
At the Spicher & Company AmericasMart showroom, Mark Spicher shows off his newest trophy for Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths: the 2017 ICON Honors Award for Product Innovations.
ATLANTA -- Mark Spicher, owner of Pennsylvania-based Spicher & Company, takes home a fourth major industry award since the debut of Vintage Vinyl floorcloths nearly five years ago, this time the prestigious ICON Honors award for Product Innovations.
JULY 2017 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET PEOPLE AND PARTIES - PART 2
RugNews.com continues its tour of AmericasMart rug showrooms at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Part 2 includes company names from K to T.
ATLANTA -- In RugNews.com's second of two People and Parties roundup reports, we follow buyers and designers as they hunt for exciting new product at major rug showrooms throughout the AmericasMart campus during the summer 2017 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.
JULY 2017 ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL RUG MARKET PEOPLE AND PARTIES - PART 1
Join RugNews.com as we tour AmericasMart rug showrooms at the summer 2017 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Part 1 includes rug companies from A to J.
ATLANTA -- The summer 2017 edition of the Atlanta International Rug Market attracted a number of sought after rug buyers from e-commerce and brick and mortar stores, and interior designers who were impressed with the innovations in design and construction on show.
HRI DEEP DIVES INTO MACHINE-MADE RUGS WITH 19 COLLECTIONS LAUNCHING AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
Harounian Rugs International will roll out 19 promotionally priced machine-made Wilton collections at the upcoming Las Vegas Market. Shown is Mackay in pale blue.
NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International (HRI), known for over 50 years in American markets for its fine, programmed hand-knotted rugs, will launch a new product line initiative for the company with the introduction of 19 machine-made rug collections at the summer 2017 Las Vegas Market.
FEIZY INTRODUCES 7 NEW COLLECTIONS AT SUMMER 2017 LAS VEGAS MARKET
Feizy introduces seven on-trend collections at Las Vegas Market including Branson (shown), and adds to existing collections for summer shoppers looking for innovative new product.
DALLAS -- Feizy is once again a Las Vegas Market destination for fashion and color, debuting a lineup of seven new rug collections, in addition to hosting a design education event and offering Smart Rewards and designer programs.
THE INTERNATIONAL SURFACE EVENT 2018 DATES ANNOUNCED
The busy floor at Surfaces 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center represented a 7% increase in attendees over 2016.
DALLAS -- The International Surface Event dates have shifted to a new day format in 2018: Tuesday through Thursday, January 30-February 1. The new dates are book-ended by the Las Vegas Market, which runs January 29-February 1.
NULOOM DEBUTS FOUR FAST-FASHION COLLECTIONS FOR VEGAS SHOPPERS
Nuloom introduces four new collections at Las Vegas Market, including the sophisticated Sahara, a dense polypropylene shag with 7 cm pile.
LAS VEGAS -- New York-based Nuloom will unveil four new fashion-driven collections with one of a kind and organic looks to summer shoppers visiting its World Market Center showroom (A-406) at the Las Vegas Market, running from July 30-Aug. 3.
AMER RELEASES MID-YEAR ADDENDUM TO 2017 NEW PRODUCT CATALOG
NORCROSS, GA -- Amer Rugs, which distributes its annual catalog of new products every January to coincide with major international market introductions, premiered its first-ever mid-year addendum catalog this month showcasing 71 newly added designs.
COURISTAN EXPECTS GOOD VEGAS MARKET WITH STRONG NEW PRODUCTS
With a subtle abrash reminiscent of a watercolor painting, the Easton collection by Couristan adds a new direction in florals for Las Vegas Market shoppers.
LAS VEGAS -- Couristan, which is offering summer shoppers new collections and additions to popular ranges, anticipates a good market and strong finish to 2017, Mark Ferullo, vice president of area rugs, told RugNews.com.
EXCLUSIVE: SATYA TIWARI TALKS STRATEGY AS SURYA PLANS 7 NEW REGIONAL DESIGNER SHOWROOMS
Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, gives RugNews.com the scoop on his company's expansion into eight regional markets. He's targeting designers in a big way, with more to come in Phase 2.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - As part of a regional expansion strategy to be closer to its customers, Surya will open several showrooms across the country over the next year, the first opening this September at the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
DALLAS -- Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, today announced the members of the 30th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel, a group of independent industry professionals who evaluate hundreds of nomination entrees submitted online.
FASHION PREVIEW: LAS VEGAS MARKET COLOR STORY, PART 1, SEAGLASS
LAS VEGAS -- Summer in Las Vegas turns the heat up on hot color stories -- seaglass and spice -- and, in this two-part series, RugNews.com explores the not-to-be-missed area rug designs hitting the mark.
FASHION PREVIEW: LAS VEGAS MARKET COLOR STORY, PART 2, SPICE
LAS VEGAS -- In Part 2 of RugNews.com's comprehensive Las Vegas fashion report, our editors explore a fresh color story popping up in showrooms -- one that features a far warmer autumnal look than at markets held earlier this year.
KAS ADDS NEW WEAVES, ROLLS OUT MULTI-CHANNEL STRATEGY IN VEGAS
KAS adds a series of modern painterly designs to its best-selling Generations collection, shown in a closeup of the brushtroke motif.
LAS VEGAS -- Retailers will find plenty of fresh fashion at the KAS Rugs showroom (B-175) at this week's Las Vegas Market. Summer 2017 introductions span an array of new weaves and price points, including a new collection created specifically for the Internet channel.
KALEEN BEEFS UP HANDMADE ASSORTMENT, DEBUTS FIRST MACHINE WOVEN LINE
The simple, tonal looks in Kaleen's new Herrera collection are summer market hits for hand-knotted quality and updated tradition designs.
LAS VEGAS -- Handmade rug specialist Kaleen broadens its price point and construction range to include machine-made indoor area rugs with a collection to be introduced for the first time to Las Vegas Market shoppers along with several handmade collections that were also standouts at the Atlanta International Rug Market earlier in July.
AMER DOUBLES DISTRIBUTION CAPACITY, EXPANDS INTO NEW RUG CATEGORIES
Amer Rugs presents Mystique to Las Vegas shoppers, expecting the new range of abstract watercolor and marble effects to repeat its best-seller status among its hand-knotted introductions in Atlanta.
ATLANTA -- Amer Rugs, which doubled the size of its corporate headquarters and distribution center in Norcross, Georgia, earlier this month, is counting on new product stories emerging out of Atlanta and increased efficiencies to strike another high note with retailers this week in Las Vegas.