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2008 APRIL

  • 04132008 Editorial: Share Ideas for the Good of All

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? SHARING TIPS
    TO IMPROVE BUSINESS HELPS EVERYONE

    By Lissa Wyman

    I got a lot from the High Point market, even though the traffic wasn’t exactly record-setting. I had plenty of time to talk to both my vendor and retailer friends about what they were doing to improve business under the current economic conditions.


  • 04302008 Guest Editorial by Bill Mitcheson

    Rugnews.com Guest Editorial:
    BUSINESS IS OUT THERE: LOOK DEEPLY,
    SHARE IDEAS WITH  CUSTOMERS

    By Bill Mitcheson

    It's amazing, if you look deeply, there is business out there, sometimes it's being in the right place and time


Markets
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  • 04022008 UMA Leases HP Showroom

    UMA OPENS SHOWROOM
    IN NEW IHFC PAVILIONS

    HIGH POINT, NC – UMA Enterprises Inc. has leased showroom W348 at the International Home Furnishings Center's new Pavilions on Three.


  • 04052008 GLM and Whereoware Partner
    GLM AND WHEREOWARE PARTNER
    TO BUILD ONLINE CATALOG GALLERIES


    WHITE PLAINS, NY – George Little Management (GLM) and Whereoware have partnered to offer the Online Catalog Gallery, a product finder on GLM’s Gift Show websites.
  • 04052008 Pre High Point Business: Innovations to Jump Start Frazzled Economy

    HIGH POINT PRE-MARKET REPORT:
    RUG VENDORS WORK ON NEW WAYS TO
    PUT PIZZAZZ BACK IN FRAZZLED MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC  -- A down market is a good time to think of innovative ideas to improve business, according to many rug executives. Several vendors are using new techniques such as special events and  merchandising programs to help jump-start the sluggish economy.


  • 04062008 High Point Pre-Market Business Report

    HIGH POINT PRE-MARKET REPORT:
    RUG VENDORS HAVE HEALTHY
    ATTITUDE DESPITE SICK ECONOMY

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC  -- Rug vendors are coming to High Point with a healthy attitude despite the sick economy. Looking at the current state of the home furnishings business, they are not expecting too much in terms of attendance, but serious buyers will be there, they predict.


  • 04082008 High Point Celebrity Bling Page One Pix
     


    Martha Stewart and Arash Yaraghi on the way into the Safavieh showroom where Martha reviewed the line before addressing a High Point special event.

    HIGH POINT MARKET JUMPS INTO SPRING
    WITH LOTS OF CELEBRITY BLING


    Lifestyle expert and restauranteur B. Smith visits with
    Satya Tiwari at Surya's Monday night bash.
    All the High Point People Pix, click here



  • 04102008 Multiple Showrooms in High Point

    WHEN TWO SHOWROOMS
    ARE BETTER THAN ONE

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC – When the economy goes south, vendors commonly respond by cutting back on showroom costs. But a few rug vendors are actually opening second showrooms to help capture more traffic in High Point.


  • 04142008 New Merchandising Units Feature Small Rug Samples

    NEW AT HIGH POINT:
    SMALL SAMPLE DISPLAYS LET RETAILERS
    SHOW MORE RUGS IN SMALLER SPACES

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC –  Several rug vendors are developing merchandising programs that help retailers  maximize their sales per square foot by showing small rug samples in self-contained merchandising units.


  • 04142008 Qinghai Exhibition Set for May 16 to 21

    QINGHAI INTERNATIONAL CARPET
    EXHIBITION SET FOR MAY 16 to 21

    QINGHAI, CHINA – The Qinghai International Carpet Exhibition has been scheduled for May 16 to 21, 2008 at the Qinghai International Carpet Exhibition Center. It will showcase flooring products from China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal and Afghanistan.


  • 04142008 Rizzy Rugs Conducts High Point Seminar
    RIZZY CONDUCTS 'HOW-TO' SEMINAR
    AT HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- A High Point seminar last week at the  Rizzy Rugs  Showplace showroom was a "how-to" primer on how  furniture stores can enter the rug business.


     


  • 04152008 High Point Final People Pix - Front Page


    COMING ONSTREAM NOW:
    HIGH POINT MARKET PEOPLE PIX



    Randy Kremer, center, president of RugsDirect.com, Winchester, VA, with Rao Yarlagadda, president of Kas, and Hari Tummala, executive vice president of Kas.

    More High Point Market People Pix
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    They're all up there now
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  • 04162008 High Point Market Business WRap Up

    High Point Market Business Report:
    NO TRAFFIC JAMS AT HIGH POINT MARKET,
    BUT SOME BUSINESS WAS WRITTEN

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC – Rug exhibitors did not have high expectations for  the High Point Market, so no one was too disappointed with the extremely light turnout. It seems that the traffic jams that used to mark this semi-annual furniture show are things of the past.


  • 04222008 Domotex Middle East set for May

    DOMOTEX MIDDLE EAST
    SET FOR DUBAI IN MAY

    DUBAI, U.A.E. – The third edition of Domotex Middle East is set to take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, May 25 to 27, 2008. 


  • 04222008 Domotexasia Chinafloor Post-Market Report

    ATTENDANCE UP OVER 10%
    AT DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR 

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotexasia/Chinafloor, which took place March 11 to 13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, attracted approximately 11% more attendees than in 2007, according to show organizers. Approximately 39,509 visitors attended this year's event, including 5,660 from outside the host nation.


  • 04252008 High Point's Brian Casey Discusses Spring Market Attendance on Video

     

    HIGH POINT MARKET PREZ
    BRIAN CASEY MAKES VIDEO
    PRESENTATION ON ATTENDANCE

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Brian Casey, president of the High Point Market Authority has made a video presentation on attendance at the recent Spring High Point Furniture Market. Despite the general downturn in the nation's home furnishings industry, attendance remained stable. Over 47,000 buyers registered for the recent show, he said. To see the full video, click here.


  • 04292008 LV Market Expands Juried Design Section

    JURIED DESIGN SHOWCASES TO BE
    FEATURED AT LAS VEGAS SUMMER MARKET

    LAS VEGAS --A broad selection of innovative designs and luxury product from around the globe will be featured as part of three juried design pavilions on the fifth floor  Design Center of the new Building C at the July Las Vegas Market July 28  to Aug. 1, 2008.


People
  • 04022007 828 Names Topping Account Manager

    828 NAMES TOPPING
    ACCOUNT MANAGER  

    GREENVILLE, SC –  Bill Topping has been named account manager for 828 International in upstate New York and Pennsylvania.  He will report to Tom Morris, national sales manager for the company.


  • 04142008 Central Oriental Names Mary Jane Connell

    CONNELL NAMED REGIONAL MGR.
    FOR CENTRAL ORIENTAL

    WEST WARWICK, RI --  Mary Jane Connell has been named northeast regional manager for Central Oriental, according to Jim Thompson, vice president of sales and marketing for Natco Home Products, the parent company.


  • 04222008 828 Names Delettera Account Manager

    828 NAMES DELETTERA
    ACCOUNT MANAGER  

    GREENVILLE, SC – Amy DeLettera has been named account manager for 828 International Trading Co., according to Tom Morris, national sales manager.  She will cover the greater Atlanta area.


Products
  • 04102008 Trans Ocean Adds Tommy Bahama Outdoor


    TOMMY BAHAMA SIGNS DEAL WITH
    TRANS OCEAN FOR OUTDOOR RUGS


    The Lido collection from Trans Ocean’s new Tommy Bahama outdoor licensed program is machine made in Belgium in a polypropylene/acrylic blend. The flat weave rug retails at $300 for approximate 5 x 8.

    Details, click here


  • 04172008 Karastan Introduces Corner Friendly Runner

    KARASTAN INTRODUCES
    CORNER-FRIENDLY STAIR RUNNER

    DALTON, GA – Karastan introduces Kara-Corner, a new L-shaped staircase runner, woven in one continuous piece to accommodate landings with one or more 90-degree angles.


Retailers
  • 04172008 Recession Busting Tips: G Fried

    RECESSION BUSTING TIPS:
    WENDY FRIED: WATCH EXPENSES
    BUT KEEP YOUR NAME OUT THERE


    By Janet Herlihy

    WESTBURY, NY -- In the face of the current economic slowdown, Wendy Fried, owner of G. Fried Carpet & Design Center has become more cost-conscious. But that doesn't mean the store has stopped promoting.


    This is the first in a series of articles on
    how retailers and vendors are
    fighting the current economic slowdown.


  • 04282008 Recession Busting Tips: Hagopian

    RECESSION BUSTING TIPS:
    IN HARD TIMES, HAGOPIAN
    HAS A TOOL KIT FOR SURVIVAL

    By Janet Herlihy

    BIRMINGHAM, MI -- Hagopian World of Rugs is no stranger to hard times. The family-owned company has survived and prospered for nearly 70 years and has weathered  many ups-and-downs in the economy.


  • 04292008 CarpetsPlus /Color Tile 2008 Summit
    CARPETSPLUS /COLOR TILE SUMMIT
    SET FOR COLORADO SPRINGS

    CHATTANOOGA, TN – CarpetsPlus/ Color Tile will hold its 2008 member summit in Colorado Springs, CO October 10 to 13, 2008. CarpetsPlus/ Color Tile member Mark Strauch, owner of Floor Craft, will host the event.


Vendors
  • 03312008 Chandra Relocates HP Showroom

    CHANDRA OPENS TWO NEW
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOMS

    ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Chandra Rugs has opened two new showrooms in High Point. The rug importers has relocated its Showplace showroom to the first floor, space 1609.  The second new showroom is a 1,700 sq. ft. space at Suites at Market Square, M-1340.


  • 04072008 Couristan Offers Outdoor Living Merchandising Unit

    COURISTAN OFFERS OUTDOOR LIVING
    MERCHANDISING DISPLAY BOX

    HIGH POINT, NC – Couristan has released its new Outdoor Living Merchandising Display Box to help dealers showcase the company’s assortment of all-weather area rugs from the Recife and Five Seasons collections.


  • 04102008 Feizy Closing Atlanta Showroom

    FEIZY CLOSING SHOWROOM
    IN ATLANTA AREA RUG CENTER

    DALLAS -- Feizy Rug Imports is closing its 10,000 sq. ft. Atlanta showroom to concentrate its market efforts in Las Vegas, New York and High Point.


  • 04182008 JanelleStyle Signs with Daryl Jenkins

    JANELLESTYLE DESIGN SIGNS
    WITH DARYL JENKINS AGENCY

    SMYRNA, GA – JanelleStyle Designs has named Daryl Jenkins & Associates to manage  sales in Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Mexico.


  • 04202008 Abbyson Kicks Off Trip Promotion to Las Vegas market

    ABBYSON KICKS OFF PROMOTION
    FOR FREE TRIP TO VEGAS MARKET

    CHATSWORTH, CA. --  Abbyson Living is offering a special pre-Las Vegas Market promotion for retailers from now through June 30. Customers with over $10,000 in Abbyson purchases during this period will receive a free trip to this Summer's Las Vegas Market, July 28 to Aug. 1, 2008.


  • 04222008 Couristan Releases Roll Runner Brochure

    COURISTAN PUBLISHES NEW
    ROLL RUNNER BROCHURE

    FT.LEE. NJ – Couristan’s full assortment of roll runners, wall-to-wall carpet, area rugs and special shapes have been brought together in the company’s newly-designed Roll Runner Brochure.


  • 04302008 Orian Expands in Canada

    ORIAN EXPANDS SALES AND
    MARKETING EFFORTS IN CANADA

    ANDERSON, SC -- Orian Rugs a vertical manufacturer of machine made woven area rugs is expanding its Canadian sales and marketing operations with a new office and showroom  in Cambridge, Ontario.


















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