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2006 SEPTEMBER

  • 00000 ORIA Relief fund Credit Card Form

    Rugnews.com Editorial
    GIVE TO THE ORIA CHARITABLE FUND

    By Lissa Wyman

    Ali and Teresa Nejad have inspired me to open my check book for the ORIA Charitable Fund for Children. We urge you to do the same.


  • 09052006 Iran Joins World Handmade Carpet Association
    IRAN  JOINS  WORLD HAND
    MADE CARPET ASSOCIATION

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- Iran has officially joined the World Hand Made Carpet Association, it was announced at the recent Hand Knotted Carpet Exhibition here.


  • 09082006 Pakistan Carpet Cities Program

    PAKISTAN'S CARPET CITIES PROGRAM
    TO BUILD EFFICIENCIES OF SCALE


    By Lissa Wyman

    LAHORE, PAKSITAN  -- Pakistan is moving forward to begin building a series of Carpet Cities in the carpet-weaving regions of the country. In approximately 18 months, the first Carpet Cities could be operational near Lahore and Karachi.


  • 09102006 Color Trend Story

    NEW HOME FASHION COLORS MOVING TO
    GREATER COMPLEXITY, SOPHISTICATION

    Robert Allen Home new Susan Sargent collection.

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer

    After a few seasons of in-your-face bright colors and oh-so-safe neutrals, home fashion colors and textures are becoming more complex  and cosmopolitan.


  • 09152006 $50,000 Donation from Nejad to ORIA Charitable Fund

    ALI AND TERESA NEJAD DONATE
    $50,000 TO ORIA CHARITABLE FUND


    BIG check..very big: Mikel  Banilevi, head of ORIA's Charitable Fund and Andrew Peykar, president of
     ORIA, accept $50,000 check from Ali and Teresa
    Nejad of Nejad Rugs.


    Details, click here



  • 09252006 Editorial: Is the Rug Business an Industry?

    Rugnews.com editorial:
    I
    s the Rug Business an "Industry€VbCrLf ?

    By Lissa Wyman

    The other night, I spent a pleasant social evening with the president of a major rug importing company. During dinner, the subject of markets was raised. "The problem with markets is there are too many of them,€VbCrLf he said. Ho hum. Heard that before.
    What he said next snapped me to attention. "The REAL problem is that the rug business is not really an industry in itself.  We're too small. "


Markets
  • 09052006 Metro Rug Alliance Gala Dinner

    METRO RUG ALLIANCE TO HOST
    GALA DURING NY MARKET WEEK

    NEW YORK -- Over 750 buyers and vendors attending the New York Metro Market Sept. 18 to 21 are expected to attend the Metro Rug Alliance Gala Dinner. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, 34th Street and Eighth Ave., in New York City.


  • 09072006 WMC Expands Hotel Lineup

    WORLD MARKET CENTER
    EXPANDS HOTEL LINEUP
    FOR JANUARY 2007 MARKET

    LAS VEGAS - World Market Center officials have expanded the lineup of hotel partners for the January 2007 Las Vegas Market as part of an effort to provide more hotel choices at a variety of rates.


  • 09212006 NY Metro Market Business Report

    Metro-Market Business Report:
    METRO MARKET TERMED A BIG SUCCESS AS BUSINESS SHOWS SIGNS OF REVIVAL; PROGRAMMED LINES OUTSELL PLUNDER


    Michael Brugato and David Atiyeh of Atiyeh Bros., Tigard, OR, with Samad principals David and Malcolm Samad.

    By Lissa Wyman
     
    NEW YORK --  The third edition of the New York-New Jersey Metro Rug Alliance Market  gave a  psychological boost to both retailers and vendors as they prepared for the Fall selling season.



    SEE ALL THE METRO MARKET
    PEOPLE PIX AND PARTY PIX
    CLICK HERE

     



  • 09292006 World Market Center Breaks Ground for Building C
    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER
    BREAKS GROUND FOR BUILDING C


    Big-wigs at ground breaking ceremonies for Building C at the Las Vegas World Market Center. Left to right, Ron Wackrow of WMC construction partner, The Related Companies; Shawn Samson, Harvey Dondero and Jack Kashani of World Market Center and Marty Burger of Related.

    LAS VEGAS -- The World Market Center here broke ground this week for Building C, the third and largest building in the planned eight-building home furnishings complex rising in downtown Las Vegas.


Vendors
  • 09142006 Ebisons MRA Specials

     

    EBISONS TO OFFER
    NY MARKET SPECIALS

    NEW YORK -- Ebisons Harounian is offering a series of Metro Market Week specials for customers attending next week's Metro event. Ebisons will also be open on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • 09142006 Safavieh Metro Market Perks

     

    SAFAVIEH OFFERS DEALER
    PERKS FOR METRO MARKET
     

    NEW YORK - Safavieh is offering a merchandising package for buyers visiting its New York showroom at 153 Madison Avenue at 32 Street from September 18 to 22, 2006.  


People
  • 09022006 Sphinx Names Five
    ORIENTAL WEAVERS NAMES FIVE
     IN MARKETING, SALES, OPERATIONS

    Jonathon Witt

    Kim Reynolds

    DALTON, GA -Oriental Weavers North America has named five in marketing, sales and operations posts for the recently joined divisions of Oriental Weavers' North American operations. 


  • 09112006 Duncan Names Mohawk VP of Marketing

    DUNCAN NAMED MARKETING VP
    FOR MOHAWK RESIDENTIAL

    DALTON, GA -- David Duncan has been named marketing vice president for Mohawk Residential, according to Tom Lape president of Mohawk Residential Flooring.


  • 09122006 Shaw Names Long

    SHAW NAMES LONG EXEC
    VP OF OPERATIONS

    DALTON, GA - Hal Long has been named executive vice president of operations for Shaw.  Long will be responsible for all manufacturing, distribution, quality, logistics, research and development and sourcing functions.


Markets
  • 09222006 WMC Names Monteferrante

    WORLD MARKET CENTER NAMES MONTEFERRANTE SHOW DIRECTOR

    LAS VEGAS -  The Las Vegas World Market Center has named Michelle Monteferrante, as show director of Las Vegas Market.


People
Products
  • 09232006 Versailles and Peel Agreement

    VERSAILLES FOUNDATION,
    AND PEEL & CO SIGN
    LICENSING AGREEMENT

    METAIRIE, LA- Peel & Company has signed a licensing agreement with The Versailles Foundation for products Peel will introduce under the trademark Court of Versailles.


Retailers
  • 09262006 Martha Stewart Partners with Lowes

    MARTHA STEWART LIVING PARTNERS
    WITH LOWE'S TO INTRODUCE
    MARTHA STEWART COLORS

    NEW YORK - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Lowe's Companies, Inc. have partnered to offer a new Martha Stewart-branded interior and exterior paint color program called Martha Stewart Colors.


Vendors
  • 09262006 Mohawk Anniversary Month Sale

    MOHAWK KICKS OFF 
    ANNIVERSARY MONTH
    NATIONAL PROMOTION

    DALTON, GA - Mohawk's fourth annual Mohawk Anniversary Month sale is scheduled as a national event October 1 through November 4, 2006.  


Retailers
  • 09062006 Federated Launches Macy's Marketing Program

    FEDERATED LAUNCHES BIG MARKETING
    CAMPAIGN TO REPOSITION MACY'S BRAND




    Macy's national Dancing in the Streets ad campaign covers entire USA

    CINCINNATI-- Federated Department stores is kicking off a nationwide advertising and marketing campaign to re-launch its Macy's brand. This is the largest advertising campaign in  Federated's history.


  • 09152006 Einstein Moomjy Opens New Manhattan Store

    EINSTEIN MOOMJY OPENS NEW
    NEW YORK CITY STORE

    Alex Peykar, center, a principal of Nourison, helps Einstein-Moomjy's Walter Moomjy, left, and Jack Raynolds celebrate new Manhattan store opening on Sept. 14, 2006.

    See Einstein-Moomjy Party Pix, click here


  • 09242006 Carpet One Introduces Breast Cancer Welcome Mats


    CARPET ONE  WELCOME MATS BENEFIT 
    BREAST CANCER RESEARCHFOUNDATION


    Four Seasons is one of nine welcome mat designs that
    will be sold by Carpet One Floor & Home dealers.
    25% of  revenues will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Suggested retail price is $21.99.

     

    MANCHESTER, NH -- Carpet One Floor & Home will raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Carpet One stores will introduce a new Fall collection of pink-ribbon welcome mats.


  • 09282006 RugSmart Interiors Feature Story

    CREATIVE SELLING DRIVES BUSINESS
    AT ATLANTA'S RUGSMART INTERIORS

    By Janelle Lampp

    NORCROSS, GA. -- Creative selling and a sense of fun drive the team at RugSmart. Located in Norcross, GA , the store bucks all the trends. The retailer's contemporary category is still growing, much of the business comes from niche products and the partners like being a big player in a small pond.


Vendors
  • 09052006 Safavieh Offers Virtual Boutiqe

    SAFAVIEH OFFERS RETAILERS
     VIRTUAL RUG BOUTIQUE

    NEW YORK- Safavieh is offering retailers a virtual "Safavieh boutique,"  a new online merchandising tool that allows customers to present a Safavieh sub-site within the store' s existing website.


  • 09062006 Maude Decor 2006 collection

    PMB BECOMES MAUDE DÉCOR,
    LAUNCHES NEW CANVAS RUGS

    VANCOUVER, BC -  Maude DĂ©cor, formerly known as PMB Designs, has launched its 2006 collection of hand-painted canvas rugs, according to Patricia Baun, founder of PMB and Maude Decor.


  • 09062006 Ves Levi Feature
    THREE YEAR-OLD VES-LEVI CREATES
     VALUE-ORIENTED LIFESTYLE RUGS

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Industry veteran Paul Vesely founded Ves-Levi on November 1, 2003, when he sensed an opportunity to bring something new to the tufted rug business. What he has created with partners Michael and David Banilevi, is a volume-oriented rug business for the lifestyle market.


  • 09112006 HRI NYMRA Specials

    HRI SCHEDULES EVENTS FOR
    METRO MARKET ATTENDEES

    NEW YORK - Harounian Rugs International  (HRI) is offering free shipping, price reductions and special events and business services for those attending the New York Metro Market.


  • 09122006 Hellenic Fall Clearance Event

    HELLENIC FALL CLEARANCE
    EVENT SET FOR SEPT. 18-22

    NEW YORK - Hellenic Rug Imports conduct private showings of closeouts and overstocked goods  at the company's  New York showroom, 295 5th Ave,  suite 1009, from September 18 to September 22, 2006. 


  • 09132006 Safavieh NYMRA Expectation

    SAFAVIEH CONSUMER ADS
    PULL IN DEALERS SHOPPING
    FOR THOMAS O'BRIEN RUGS

    NEW YORK - Safavieh's  consumer ads for Thomas O'Brien rugs are expected to drive traffic to Safavieh's wholesale showroom next week at the Metro Market , according to Cyrus Yaraghi, company principal.


  • 09152006 Renaissance Expands to ORICA Building

    RENAISSANCE EXPANDING
    TO NJ ORICA BUILDING

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries Inc. has expanded  to the ORICA Building in Secaucus NJ. The new space, suite 103 South,  is adjacent to  Bokara and Masterlooms. The move is effective Monday, Sept. 18.


  • 09262006 Miresco Marketing Tools
    MIRESCO OFFERS POINT OF PURCHASE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

    HOUSTON -- Miresco Decorative Rugs has created a point of purchase informational package that helps educate both consumers and in-store staff.


  • 09282006Abbyson Expands HP Showroom

    ABBYSON DOUBLES HIGH POINT
    SHOWROOM SPACE TO 4,000 SQ. FT.

    CHATSWORTH, CA - Abbyson Corp. is doubling its High Point, NC showroom space to 4,000 sq. ft.  Abbyson is located  at D-337 on the third floor Design Center of the International Home Furnishing Center (IHFC) building.


















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