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2012 AUGUST

  • 08092012 Replica of Manhattan Map Carpet to Join Sept 11 Memorial and Museum

    REPLICA OF WINDOWS ON THE WORLD
    MANHATTAN MAP CARPET TO JOIN
    SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

    NEW YORK –  A replica of the “Manhattan Map Carpet” which once adorned the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World restaurant will be part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum when it opens in late 2012.


  • 08202012 Send Product Information for Fall Fashion Features

    VENDORS! SEND PICTURES
    AND INFO FOR
    FALL FASHION FEATURES!

    Rugnews.com is planning a series of three Fall fashion features and we need lots of vendor participation.

    • FLAT-WEAVE feature runs Monday, Sept 3

    • FALL MARKET PREVIEW runs Monday, Sept. 11

    • BEST OF SUMMER MARKET TRENDS runs Monday, Sept 18

      For all the fashion stories, we need lots of pictures plus information on each collection's name, construction, fiber content, country of origin and suggested retail price.

    For full guidelines on product submissions,
    click here


  • 08232012 Rugnews.com Editorial: Dalton Gets National Press, But it's Not Good

    Rugnews.com Editorial
    DALTON GETS NATIONAL PRESS --
    BUT NOT FOR GOOD REASONS

    By Lissa Wyman

    Dalton, GA --aka "The Carpet Capital of the World" -- has been getting attention in the national press . But it's not good news. Both The New York Times and National Public Radio have run stories in the past two weeks on how in the past year Dalton has lost more jobs than any other metropolitan area. Both stories conjured up images of a city on the skids.


Markets
  • 08012012 International Market Center Announces Growth Plans for Las Vegas Market

    INTERNATIONAL MARKET CENTERS
    ANNOUNCES  PLAN FOR LAS VEGAS

    LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers (IMC) has announced a three-phase plan to allow buyers and sellers new opportunities in the furnishings and gift and home décor channels across the 5 million sq. ft. World Market Center Las Vegas campus, according to IMC officials.


  • 08012012 Las Vegas Market Sets Dates for 2013 and 2014; to Coincide with Surfaces Expo

    LAS VEGAS WINTER MARKET 2013 TO
    COINCIDE WITH SURFACES FLOORING EXPO

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market  has announced dates for the Winter and Summer shows for 2013 and 2014. The Winter event, January 28 to Feb. 1, 2013 will coincide with the 2013 Surfaces Floor Covering Exposition, taking place Jan. 29 to 31, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.


  • 08012012 Las Vegas Opening Day People Pix

    FEELING LUCKY IN LAS VEGAS:
    RUG VENDORS EXPAND SHOWROOMS


    Ribbon cutting at Jaipur's new and expanded 8,000 sq. .ft. showroom in Building B, 4-424. The Jaipur gang,  from left: Jason Glassman: sales manager Candace Clarke; head designer Kavitra Chaudhary; sales and marketing veep Josh Roberts: Larry Morris, Matt Peterson, and Las Vegas World Market Center honcho Ron Radin.


    We got lost a few times trying to navigate Loloi 's  21,500 sq. ft. showroom B-480. But these friendly folks found us. From left: company founder and president Amir Loloi; Kyle Johansen of Hom Furniture, Minneapolis, and Loloi rep  Karen Ellman. Loloi has more than tripled its Las Vegas World Market Center space. The expanded showroom contains accessories and furniture boutiques that mix with the Loloi rugs.

    More Las Vegas News and People Pix
    coming soon!

     


  • 08032012 Intro to All Las Vegas Market People Pix

    WHAT GOES ON AT VEGAS MARKET? PEOPLE HAVE FUN


    Floorcovering guys come to Vegas Market, too. Here's Bruce Odette, owner of Carpet Exchange based in Denver, with Mike Riley, president of Oriental Weavers USA.


    Who's the new dude? None other than Timmy Ferullo of Rizzy Home. With a dad like Mark Ferullo, he can't help
    but love the rug business. Susan Espinoza, center, and
    Lori Konzen of Homemaker's Furniture in Des Moines think he's pretty hot stuff, too. Tim has another year to go at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. But we predict we'll be seeing more of him in the future.

    More People Having Fun ,
     click here

     Market Business News,
    Coming Soooon!

     



  • 08072012 Las Vegas Business Story #1 Few Complaints but Also Few Cheers at Las Vegas Sumemr Market

    Las Vegas Market Business Story #1:
     FEW COMPLAINTS...BUT FEW CHEERS
     AT LAS VEGAS SUMMER MARKET

     
     
    By Lissa Wyman
     
     LAS VEGAS -- There were few complaints but also few rousing cheers at this Summer's Las Vegas Market.  Traffic was slow, but rug exhibitors shrugged that off. In general, they enjoy the venue and recognize this as a market with that is still striving to reach its full potential.


  • 08092012 High Point Market Revamps Website

    HIGH POINT MARKET
    REVAMPS WEBSITE

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point Market has revamped its website, adding new tools and features to help buyers better plan and navigate market as well as to help exhibitors promote themselves to attendees. The new tools are free for Market exhibitors.


  • 08132012 Exhibitor Roster set for Metro Market Sept 10 to 13

    EXHIBITOR ROSTER SET FOR
    METRO MARKET SEPT 10 to 13

    NEW YORK – Metro Market Week officials have announced the roster of exhibitors participating in this year’s event, scheduled for Sept. 10 to 13 in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.


  • 08132012 New York International Carpet Show (NYICS ) Reception Set for Sept 10

    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    RECEPTION SET FOR SEPTEMBER 10;
    OVER 30 EXHIBITORS TO SHOW

    NEW YORK – The 8th annual New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) will take place Sept. 9 to 11, 2012 at 7 West 34th St. The building will host a reception on the show floor (11), Monday, Sept. 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


  • 08132012 The Rug Show set for Sept 9 to 12 at Ny Javits Center

    THE RUG SHOW SET
    FOR SEPT 9 TO 12
    AT JAVITS CENTER

    NEW YORK – The Rug Show is set to take place Sept. 9 to 12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, here. The event will coincide with the NYICS, Metro Market week and the New York Home Fashions Market.


  • 08142012 AmericasMart Announces 2013 Market Dates

    AMERICASMART ANNOUNCES
    2013 MARKET DATES
     

    ATLANTA, GA – The 2013 Atlanta International Area Rug Market, featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, will take place, January 10 to 13 with temporary exhibits on display January 11 to 13. The Summer Market will take place July 11 to 14.


  • 0814202 Design Viewpoint Series set for October High Point Market

    DESIGN VIEWPOINT SERIES SET
    FOR OCTOBER HIGH POINT MARKET

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers, will host the Design Viewpoints Series Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal.


  • 08162012 Surya Shows at Tupelo Market

    SURYA SHOWCASES PROMOTIONAL
    PRODUCTS AT TUPELO MARKET

    CALHOUN, GA — Surya will showcase its promotional product range this week at Tupelo Market, showroom 5044.  The showroom will contain over 500 rugs under $199 retail. They are designed specifically for value oriented furniture retailers, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 08202012 Huntsman and Reich to Address Gift and Home CEO Summit in Las Vegas

    HUNTSMAN AND REICH TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY LEADERS DURING GIFT AND HOME CEO SUMMIT IN LAS VEGAS


    Jon Huntsman Jr.


    Robert Reich

    LAS VEGAS – Former Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, Jr., and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, will be featured keynote speakers at International Market Center’s inaugural Gift + Home CEO Summit at the Las Vegas Market in January 2013. Drawing on experience on the world stage, Huntsman and Reich will address issues such as geopolitics, labor and currency, which are impacting and influencing gift and home industry businesses today.


  • 08222012 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor set for March 2013

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    SET FOR MARCH 2013

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor, organized by VNU Exhibitions Asia, Deutsche Messe and Chinafloors, will be held March 26 to 28 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center.


  • 08242012 Nourison to Host Cocktail Party during NY Markets

    NOURISON TO HOST COCKTAIL PARTY
    DURING NEW YORK MARKETS

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison will host a cocktail reception on, September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at its New York showroom at 295 Fifth Avenue. Everyone attending the week's market events is welcome. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


  • 08242012 Pakistan Hand Knotted Carpet Exhibitions set for October 2012

    PAKISTAN HAND KNOTTED CARPET
    EXHIBITIONS SET FOR OCTOBER 2012

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN – The Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association will host the Karachi Expo October 4 to 7, 2012 and the Lahore Exhibition, October 7 to 9, 2012, according to Sheikh Khalid Saeed, chairman of the association. This year the exhibition is being organized in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.


  • 08272012 Floorex Arabia set for Feb 2 to 5

    FLOOREX ARABIA SET FOR
    JUNE 8-11 2013

    JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – Floorex Arabia 2013 is scheduled for February 2 to 5 at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events here. The Market will reach manufacturers and suppliers on a regional scale, according to Floorex organizers.


  • 08272012 High Point to Co-Host Second Global Twitter Chat

    EXHIBITORS INVITED TO SUBMIT
    PRODUCT PHOTOS FOR
    HIGH POINT
    MARKET TWITTER CHAT

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market, in collaboration with Décor Mentor, is co-hosting the second global Twitter chat on Tuesday, Sept. 11, which will preview new products for the Fall Market Oct. 13 to 18, 2012.


  • 08282012 Metro Market Week Visitors To See Fashion Preview

    BUYERS ATTENDING METRO MARKET WEEK
    TO GET SNEAK PREVIEW OF 2013 FASHION

     Rug buyers attending the Metro Market Week Sept. 10 to 13 in New York and New Jersey  will get a sneak preview of 2013 rug fashions, according to exhibitors.


People
Retailers
  • 08242012 Einstein-Moomjy To Get New Life as Part of The New Jersey Decorating Exchange

    EINSTEIN MOOMJY NAME TO GET
    NEW LIFE AS PART OF NEW JERSEY
    DECORATING EXCHANGE

    ROCHELLE PARK, NJ  -- The New Jersey Decorating Exchange  has acquired the intangible assets of Einstein-Moomjy, according to David Greenberg, president of The New Jersey Decorating Exchange.The Einstein-Moomjy brand will be relaunched as part of NJDX at the end of September, Greenberg said.


Vendors
  • 08012012 Feizy Announces Design it Yourself Winner

    FEIZY RUGS ANNOUNCES
    ‘DESIGN IT YOURSELF’ WINNER


    DALLAS, TX – Angela Da Rocha’s contemporary design, titled Moinho Colorido, has won Feizy Rugs’ Design It Yourself contest. Contestants were invited to submit a maximum of two entries per person via email. Entries being considered were then posted on the company’s Facebook page and fan votes were considered when choosing winners.


  • 08062012 OW Sphinx to Open New Showroom in Las Vegas

    SPHINX BY ORIENTAL WEAVERS
    AND OW HOSPITALITY TO OPEN
    NEW SHOWROOM IN LAS VEGAS

    DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers and OW Hospitality are moving to a new and expanded showroom (C-395) at the Las Vegas World Market Center. A grand opening celebration will be held during  the Winter Las Vegas Market January 28 to February 1, 2013.


  • 08062012 Stanton Partners with Norwest Equity Partners

    NORWEST EQUITY MAKES
    MAJORITY INVESTMENT IN STANTON

    SYOSSET, NY – Norwest Equity Partners  has made a majority investment in Stanton Carpet Corp. Investments in the company have also been made by Jonathan and Sy Cohen as well as other management team members. Stanton’s team will continue to lead and operate the business from its Syosset, NY and Calhoun, GA based facilities, according to Jonathan Cohen, Stanton president and chief operating officer.


  • 08202012 Hellenic Rugs Canada Sponsors School to Provide Free Education

    HELLENIC RUGS CANADA SPONSORS
    SCHOOL IN BADHOI INDIA

    MISSISSAUGA, CANADA – Hellenic Rugs Canada has entered a partnership with Care & Fair, to help sponsor Kantilal Vidya Mandir School, based in Badhoi, India. The school provides free education, school uniforms and books to 289 students.


  • 08202012 Shaw's Fall Sales Promotion Begins October 1

    SHAW’S FALL SALES PROMOTION
    FEATURES PER-ROOM PRICING

    DALTON, GA – Shaw’s Fall sales promotion will feature per-room pricing offers and in-store coupons, according to Kathy Young, director of marketing for Shaw Industries. The  Dream it. Do it. campaign will run from October 1 to November 17.


  • 08232012 Surya Named Honoree on the Inc 500/5000 List

    SURYA NAMED HONOREE ON
    THE INC. 500/5000 LIST

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 2012 Inc. 500/5000 list of America’s fastest-growing privately-held businesses. This is the second year in a row Surya has made the list, ranking 2,691 this year, up 755 positions from 2011.


  • 08242012 Nourison Sponsors Back to School Event for Foster and Adopted Children in LV

    NOURISON SPONSORS BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTED CHILDREN IN LAS VEGAS

    Nourison's showroom manager and director of Never Give Up Foundation, Catalina Pericon’s 11 children plus other children from the Clark County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association pose for a Nourison moment.

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison partnered with the Never Give Up Foundation on August 18, 2012 to host a Back to School event for foster and adopted children in Clark County, Las Vegas. Nourison contributed 250 pairs of shoes for children ranging in age from 5 years to 16 years. The event was held outside Nourison’s permanent showroom in Las Vegas, in the lobby of Building C of the World Market Center.  


  • 08292012 Oriental Weavers to Host Grand Opening Party at New Showroom in New York

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS TO HOST GRAND
    OPENING BASH AT NEW NYC SHOWROOM

    DALTON, GA --  Oriental Weavers will host a grand opening celebration Monday, Sept. 10 at its new 10,000+ sq. ft. showroom at 295 Fifth Ave., suite 719. “Take a Bite out of the Big Apple” is the theme of the party, which is being held in conjunction with  the New York Home Fashions Market. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m.


















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