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2012 JUNE

  • 06012012 Editorial: How do we Stop the Long Slide of Price and Profit Erosion?

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    HOW DO WE STOP THE LONG SLIDE
    OF PRICE AND PROFIT EROSION?

    By LIssa Wyman

    Last week we published a letter from a rug retailer who predicted the rug industry will continue to contract because the people in the business are chasing business by reducing prices. Judging by the thoughtful responses, that letter seems to have struck a nerve. Here is my two cents' worth on the topic.

      (To see the letter, see below)
     


  • 06112012 Seminar on Doing BUuiness in India

    NEW YORK SEMINAR FOCUSES ON
    INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
    AND DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- India offers American companies great opportunities but there are also legal complexities, particularly in areas of intellectual property protection,  according to a seminar held here June 11.


  • 06152012 Rugnews.com Editorial: an We Get Off the Commodity Roller Coaste?

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    CAN WE JUMP OFF THE
    COMMODITY ROLLER-COASTER?

    Rugs have been commoditized to the point where they have lost their worth for everyone in the supply chain including manufacturers, importers, retailers and consumers. Price is now driving the rug business, rather than beauty and craftsmanship.


  • 06182012 Executive Session Richard Kirishian Proposes Ways to Help Industry Regain Profitability

    Executive Session:
    SOME SIMPLE PROPOSALS TO HELP
    RESTORE RUG BUSINESS TO PROFITABILITY

    By Richard Kirishian
    Kirishian Rugs
    Spokane, WA

    I wrote the letter that appeared  June 3 on Rugnews.com under the headline "Is The Rug Industry Responsible For Its Own Demise?"  To date, 15 importers and retailers have taken the time to write and respond with  constructive comments and recommendations. Thank you. Information is power.


Markets
  • 06122012 Atlanta Markets set for July

    ATLANTA RUG MARKET PLAYS
    KEY ROLE IN AMERICASMART
    TOTAL  HOME PROGRAMS

    ATLANTA –  The four floors of AmericasMart's Area Rug Center are playing a key role in the Summer Market's "All Things HOME" program. This July, the International Rug Market (July 12 to 15)  is more closely aligned than ever with AmericasMart's International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (July 11 to 18).


  • 06202012 Amer Rugs to Pamper July Market Attendees

    AMER RUGS TO PAMPER
    ATLANTA MARKET VISITORS

    NORCROSS, GA – A professional massage therapist will pamper visitors to the Amer Rugs  AmericasMart Showroom 5-A-11  during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 12 to 15.


  • 06202012 World Market Center to Host Ahead of the Curve Live Broadcast

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST
    AHEAD OF THE CURVE  BROADCAST

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will offer attendees a preview of the hottest new home design trends with its signature Ahead of the Curve live broadcast hosted by leading U.S. designers, Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. in Building C-352.


  • 06272012 High Point Market Partners with TODL.com

    HIGH POINT MARKET PARTNERS
    WITH DESIGN LIBRARY TO CREATE
    ONLINE PRODUCT DATABASE

    High Point, N.C. – The High Point Market has partnered with Trade Only Design Library (TODL) to create the High Point Market Residential Library, an online database with interactive and branding capabilities to connect  home furnishings industry professionals. All exhibitors at the Fall High Point Market will be included in the High Point Residential Library, which will be found  on TODL.com.


  • 06282012 World Market Center Educational Events set for Summer Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER EDUCATIONAL
    EVENTS SET FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will host an assortment of complimentary seminars for retailers, design professionals and other registered Market attendees during the upcoming Summer 2012 Las Vegas Market, July 30 to August 3. Each seminar will feature leaders of the design, home furnishings and gift industries and many programs are CEU-accredited.


People
Products
Vendors
  • 06062012 Loloi Publishes New Catalog

    LOLOI PUBLISHES NEW CATALOG

    New Loloi catalog cover.


    DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs has released its 2012 Spring Catalog, which includes the addition of 44 new collections.


  • 06122012 Wool & Silk to Show New York Skyline Rug at New York International Carpet Show (NYICS)

    NEW YORK SKYLINE RUG TO BE FEATURED AT FALL NY
     INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW

    New York City Skyline rug from Wool & Silk Rugs will be featured at the Fall New York International Carpet Show, Sept. 9 to 11, 2012. The 8x10 wool and silk rug has a suggested retail price of approximately $6,000
     

    UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The new skyline of lower Manhattan featuring the iconic Freedom Tower is depicted in a rug from Wool & Silk which will be introduced at this Fall's New York International Carpet Show.


  • 06212012 Shaw Partners with Project Search to Help Handicapped Kids

    SHAW PARTNERS WITH PROJECT SEARCH
    TO PROVIDE JOB INTERNSHIPS FOR
    YOUNG ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries has initiated its first Project Search internship program, a work skills developmental program designed to facilitate a successful post high school transition to the workforce for young adults with disabilities. The four Shaw participants, Jordon Freeman, Eric Abernathy, Ashley Tankersley and Angelica Summey will complete on-the-job training to gain competitive skills needed for employment.


  • 06222012 Shaw Floors 2013 Insight Convention set for January

    SHAW FLOORS  CONVENTION
    SET FOR JANUARY 20 TO 23 2013
     

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors will host its InSight 2013 Shaw Flooring Network Convention, January 20 to 23, 2013. The  bi-annual event hosts approximately 3,300 attendees representing more than 800 Shaw retailers, all members of the Shaw Flooring Network (SFN), a program offering flooring retailers sales, education, marketing and networking opportunities.


  • 06252012 Art Resources Revamps Website

    ART RESOURCES
    REVAMPS WEBSITE

    LOS ANGELES – Art Resources has launched its revamped website. The site consists of 11,000 rugs and is cross browser compatible with Internet Explorer, Fire Fox, Google Chrome and Safari including ipad and iphone.


  • 06252012 Karastan Rugs Selected for HGTV Design Star Series

    KARASTAN RUGS SELECTED FOR
    HGTV DESIGN STAR SERIES

    DALTON, GA – Three Karastan rugs were selected by the  finalists for season seven of HGTV Design Star, the reality series in which 12 competitive interior designers, contractors, stylists and artists bring their most ingenious ideas to make over challenging spaces.


  • 06272012 Surya to Help Feed Indian Children with the Akshaya Patra Foundation

    SURYA IN PROGRAM WITH 
    AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION
    TO FEED INDIAN CHILDREN

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has entered into a partnership with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, one of the world’s largest Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) school feeding programs. Surya has made a five year commitment to help build this program for children in India by offering its time, expertise and financial support. Surya’s financial contribution will feed 3,333 students each year for the next five years.


  • 06282012 Loloi Rugs Launches Page on Pinterest

    LOLOI RUGS LAUNCHES
    PAGE ON PINTEREST

    DALLAS, TX – Loloi Rugs has officially launched its page on Pinterest, an online community that allows users to upload and share images on a virtual pin-board.


















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