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2017 JULY

  • 07032017 Dynamic Rugs Introduces 3 New Collections, Plus Grows Popular Ranges for Summer Shoppers
    DYNAMIC RUGS INTRODUCES 3 NEW COLLECTIONS, PLUS GROWS POPULAR RANGES FOR SUMMER SHOPPERS


    Dynamic Rugs offers Atlanta and Las Vegas summer market shoppers new collections and designs. Shown, the colorful Signature range.

    ATLANTA -- Dynamic Rugs debuts three new collections, including a machine-made and two handmade ones, at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Las Vegas Market.


  • 07042017 LR Resources Differentiates with New Collections at Atlanta International Rug Market
    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.


     
  • 07052017 Flooring Retailers' 2017 First-Half Rug Sales Get Mixed Reviews
    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.


     
  • 07062017 Blackstone to Acquire International Market Centers
    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.


  • 07062017 QVC Owner, Liberty Interactive, to Acquire HSN for $2b
    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.


  • 07072017 Giordano Joins Couristan as Creative Director
    GIORDANO JOINS COURISTAN AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR


    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. 


  • 07092017 Loloi Debuts Six New Summer Collections, Focuses Summer Markets on More Color, Innovative Constructions & Designs
    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.


  • 07102017 IMC Announces Addition to Leadership Team
    IMC ANNOUNCES ADDITION TO LEADERSHIP TEAM

    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 company’s executive leadership team.


  • 07102017 Jaipur Debuts 4 New Collections Focused On In-Out And Natural Designs
    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.


  • 07112017 Art Van Rolls Out Cross-Category Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines In-Store Boutiques
    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. 

  • 07112017 Donny Osmond to Host Las Vegas Market Fundraiser
    DONNY OSMOND TO HOST LAS VEGAS MARKET FUNDRAISER

    LAS VEGAS -- Donny Osmond, celebrity entertainer and home products licensor, will serve as a live auctioneer at its 7th annual "Up on the Roof" fundraiser at the Summer 2017 Las Vegas Market.
     

  • 07112017 Kas Rugs Debuts 7 New Collections and Close to 100 New Designs for Summer Markets
    KAS RUGS DEBUTS 7 NEW COLLECTIONS AND CLOSE TO 100 NEW DESIGNS AT SUMMER MARKETS


    KAS Rugs debuts Mosaic, a collection inspired by classic tile and mosaic motifs in a range of grays, blues and beiges.

    SOMERSET, N.J.  -- 
    KAS Rugs introduces seven new collections and close to 100 new rugs across a variety of collections designed to meet the needs of all distribution channels in Atlanta and Las Vegas. 


  • 07112017 Surya Kicks Off Atlanta Market with Instagram Contest
    SURYA KICKS OFF ATLANTA MARKET WITH  INSTAGRAM CONTEST


    Surya launches Instagram contest for summer shoppers in Atlanta -- and contestants who enter can win a 5x8 Surya rug of choice. 

    ATLANTA -- To highlight the connectedness of trends across the apparel and home furnishings industries, Surya is holding a special Instagram contest called #TrendingWithSurya.


  • 07122017 Global Floor Giant Tandus Centiva Adds First Area Rug Collection
    GLOBAL FLOOR GIANT TANDUS CENTIVA ADDS FIRST AREA RUG COLLECTION


    Flooring giant Tandus Centiva debuts its first area rug collection, a range of minimalist woven designs. Shown, Full Volume III  in raku.

    SOLON, Ohio -- Commercial flooring giant Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company, recently debuted its inaugural collection of area rugs. 
     

  • 07122017 Jaipur Living Introduces First Nikki Chu Outdoor Rugs in Atlanta
    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.


     
  • 07132017 Rugs Direct Honors Dalyn as Supplier of the Year
    RUGS DIRECT HONORS DALYN AS SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR


    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."

      

     
  • 07132017 Rugs Direct Names Rizzy Home's Jeff Vaughn Sales Rep of the Year

    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." 


  • 07132017 Trans-Ocean Receives Rugs Direct's "Partner of the Year" Award at Atlanta International Rug 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.


     
  • 07152017 Moe’s Home Taps Seth King as Director of Sales
    MOE'S HOME TAPS SETH KING AS DIRECTOR OF SALES


    VANCOUVER -- Long-time area rug executive Seth King is joining Moe's Home Collection, a British Columbia-based furniture and accessory manufacturer and retailer, as director of sales. 
     

  • 07172017 Sneak Peek: Libby Langdon Unveils First Outdoor Rugs for KAS at ICFA Preview Show
    SNEAK PEEK: LIBBY LANGDON 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.
     

  • 07182017 Matthew Rouhanian, Tapped for Icon Honors, Shares Dynamic Rugs' Winning Strategies
    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.


  • 07182017 Spicher Racks Up More Kudos with 2017 ICON Honors for Product Innovation

    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.

  • 07192017 First Look: July 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market People and Parties – Part 2
    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. 


     
  • 07202017 First Look: July 2017 Atlanta International Rug Market People and Parties – Part 1
    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. 


     
  • 07212017 HRI Deep-Dives into Machine-Made Rugs with 19 Collections Launching at Las Vegas Market
    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.


  • 07222017 Feizy Introduces 7 New Collections at 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.


  • 07232017 The International Surface Event 2018 Dates Announced
    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.

  • 07242017 Nuloom Debuts Four New Fast-Fashion Collections For Vegas Shoppers
    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.

  • 07252017 Amer Releases Mid-Year Addendum to 2017 New Product Catalog

    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.

  • 07252017 Couristan Expects Good Vegas Market with Strong New Products

    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.

  • 07252017 Nourison Instagram Photo Contest Set for Las Vegas Market
    NOURISON INSTAGRAM PHOTO CONTEST SET FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Nourison repeats its successful Las Vegas Market Instagram contest this summer, with a 5x8 Twilight rug in any design as first prize. Shown, TW107. 

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison will engage Las Vegas Market attendees with a summer Instagram photo contest from July 30 - August 3.


     
  • 07262017 Surya to Open Seven Year-Round Designer Showrooms across U.S.
    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.
     

     
  • 07262018 30th Annual ARTS Awards Nomination Panel Announced

    30th ANNUAL ARTS AWARDS NOMINATION PANEL ANNOUNCED


    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.


  • 07272017 Kalaty Adds Fifth High-end Hand-Knotted Collection at Las Vegas Market
    KALATY ADDS FIFTH HIGH-END HAND-KNOTTED COLLECTION, MORE LINE EXTENSIONS AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    Kalaty adds new designs to its Soumak collection in Las Vegas, including this eclectic play on tribal motifs (shown SU-486).

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- In addition to four new heirloom-quality collection introductions in Atlanta, Kalaty Rug Corporation is adding a fifth high-end hand-knotted collection at the Las Vegas market.



  • 07272017 Oriental Weavers Grows Made in America & Outdoor Categories with Summer Intros
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS GROWS OUTDOOR & MADE-IN-AMERICA CATEGORIES WITH SUMMER 2017 INTRODUCTIONS

    Buyers looking for fashion's newest colors and designs will find them in OW's Dawson, a debuting Made-in-America collection.

    LAS VEGAS -- Oriental Weavers' comprehensive lineup of introductions for the summer 2017 Las Vegas Market continues to build market buzz with innovations in design, weave, and directional color.

  • 07282017 Fashion Preview: Las Vegas Market Color Story, Part 1, Seaglass
    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.


     
  • 07282017 Fashion Preview: Las Vegas Market Color Story, Part 2, Spice
    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.


     
  • 07282017 KAS Adds New Weaves, Rolls Out Multi-Channel Strategy in Vegas
    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.


  • 07292017 Kaleen Beefs Up Handmade Assortment, Debuts First Machine Woven Line
    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.



  • 07302017 Amer Doubles Distribution Capacity, Expands into New Rug Categories
    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.


















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