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.
FIRST HALF CARPET & RUG SHIPMENTS TO U.S. GROW AT ROBUST RATE
By Lissa Wyman
WASHINGTON, DC -- Imports of carpets and rugs to the U.S. were up 13.3% for the first half of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. The total value of both wool and man-made fiber shipments amounted to $839.777 million in the first six months of 2012, compared to $741.168 million in the first half of 2011, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textile & Apparel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HIGH POINT--Ever get lost at High Point Market? Or maybe you've never come because it seems too overwhelming. High Point Markets has produced a video with design experts who tell how they make sense of it all. To find out how the "pro's" work it, click here.
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.
HUNTSMAN AND REICH TO ADDRESS INDUSTRY LEADERS DURING GIFT AND HOME CEO SUMMIT IN LAS VEGAS
Jon Huntsman Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF 10,000+ SQ. FT. SHOWROOM AT NY HOME FASHIONS MARKET
DALTON, GA – Oriental Weavers will celebrate the Grand Opening of a new 10,000+ sq. ft. showroom at the New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 10 to 13, 2012. The new showroom is located at TheTextile Building, 295 Fifth Ave., suite 719.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SOMERSET, NJ --Kas has lunched a Pinterest page to showcase new trends, design trends and work in progress for the company, according to Wendy Reiss, key accounts manager of sales and marketing. To see the page, go to www.pinterest.com/kasrugs/
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.