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2010 JULY

  • 07012010 Sweeping US Sanctions Against Iran will Affect Rug Imports
  • 07052010 Another Patriotic Rug

    ANOTHER
    PATRIOTIC RUG:
    ANYONE RECOGNIZE IT?
     


    Harrison family rug

    Cindy Harrison e-mailed Rugnews.com with this picture of a rug her mother purchased at a garage sale in Texas.  More details, click here.


  • 07262010 Rugnews.com Editorial: Atlanta Market Not All Bad
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    ATLANTA SUMMER MARKET SHOWS
    SOME SIGNS OF INDUSTRY RECOVERY

    By Lissa Wyman

    I wouldn’t exactly use the word “optimistic” to describe what was happening at the recent Atlanta Summer Rug Market, but at least the people I spoke to were not whining and complaining.


  • 07292010 World Market Center to Sponsor Home Mortgage Sweepstakes

    WORLD MARKET CENTER LAS VEGAS TO
    SPONSOR HOME MORTGAGE SWEEPSTAKES

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas (WMCLV) will sponsor a Home Mortgage Sweepstakes that will liberate one homeowner from paying their mortgage for one year during the 2010 National Home Furnishings Month (NHFM) promotion, Sept. 1 to 30.


Markets
  • 07082010 Momeni to Host Party at Americasmart

    MOMENI TO HOST PARTY
    AT ATLANTA JULY MARKET

    CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni will host a Summer Market Kick-off party during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. in the company's AmericasMart showroom 4-B-4.  Cocktails and hors d'ouevres will be served.


  • 07152010 Atlanta Market Opening Day Couristan


    ATLANTA MARKET OPENING DAY:
    BUYERS VIEW
     GREAT DESIGNS
    WITH FANTASTIC VALUE

    Ron Couri, left, chief executive officer of Couristan, with Mike Rollando, buyer for Tuesday Morning, Dallas.


    More People Pix, click here
     


    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- My husband, Bud Wyman, hasn't been to the Atlanta Market for about seven years, so I asked him to describe what he saw on the opening day of this Summer's Atlanta International Rug Market.


  • 07182010 World Market Center to Host Trend Series at LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST
    TREND SERIES AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will host a series of design events and seminars featuring industry experts’ various perspectives on next season’s trends. The series will be held during Summer Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2 to 6.


  • 07192010 Atlanta Market People Pix - Round 2 Due Process


    ATLANTA RUG MARKET ATTENDEES
    AIN'T COMPLAINING:
    THEY'RE STILL AROUND

    At Due Process Stable Trading: Mark Readel, center, of RugGuy Galleriez, Arlington Heights, IL, with Mike
     Massmann, left, vp of national sales for Due Process and Duane Henderson, Due Process salesman extraordinaire.


    More People Pix,
    click here

     



  • 07202010 Atlanta People Pix Fourth Page Karastan

    ATLANTA PEOPLE PIX KEEP COMING!

     At Karastan: regional vice presidents Kevin Welch, left, and Dave Matamoros, right, with newlyweds Randy and Sharon Esco of The Depot, Montgomery, AL. Turns out Randy and Sharon were married on May 29, which is also the anniversary of Bud and Lissa Wyman! An auspicious day.

    More Atlanta people pix,
    click here
     



  • 07212010 Atlanta People Pix 5 Nourison

     

     MORE ATLANTA PEOPLE PIX!

    At Nourison: Julie Rosenblum, center,  brand manager for Nourison, with Patty Huang, left, senior vp of marketing
    for Kenneth L. Mink & Sons and Henry Ward, merchandise manager for Mink. The Mink organization operates the rug departments in Macy's stores coast-to-coast. By the way, Julie was sporting 5-inch high heels that day.
    She's normally about Patty's size.


    More Atlanta Market People Pix,
    click here
     


  • 07212010 World Market Center to Launch Media Bar at LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO LAUNCH
    NEW SOCIAL MEDIA BAR AT MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will launch a  new social media concept called  Hot Spot: The Social Media Bar at the upcoming Summer Market, Aug. 2 to 5.  The Hot Spot is located in Building C-1096. 


  • 07222010 Final Atlanta Market People Pic Jaipur

     

     ENJOY THE ENTIRE PORTFOLIO
    OF SMILING ATLANTA PEOPLE PIX


    At Jaipur: Asha Chaudhary, chief executive officer of
    Jaipur, left, with Igor Yakovenko of Air Base Carpet Mart, New Castle, DE. How do you prosper in a recession? Promote, Promote, Promote, says Igor. "Even if you
    can't afford to advertise on tv or in print, you can buy
    a few balloons to make it look like something
    is happening," he says.


    To see ALL the Atlanta People Pix,
    click here
     


  • 07232010 AmericasMart Atlanta Summer Market Ribbon Cuttings

     AMERICASMART WELCOMES NEW
    AND EXPANDED RUG SHOWROOMS
    AT ATLANTA SUMMER MARKET

    Concepts International returns to AmericasMart after a hiatus of a few years. From left:Chas Sydney of AmericasMart Atlanta; Charles Kalison, John Uva and
    Grant Bode of Concepts, and
    Kevin Malkiewicz of AmericasMart.

    More ribbon cuttings, click here


  • 07262010 Surya Expands LV Showroom

    NEW SURYA LV SHOWROOM
    MORE THAN DOUBLES SPACE

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has more than doubled its Las Vegas showroom space. The new 8,500 sq. ft. showroom is at B-370, at Las Vegas World Market Center. Surya was previously in showroom, B-350, which measured 4,000 sq. ft..


  • 07262010 Surya Has I-Pod Give-away at LV Market

    SURYA HAS I-PAD GIVE-AWAY
    AT LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya will offer market attendees a chance to win an Apple iPad along with various other specials at the company’s World Market Center showroom, B-370 during the Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2 to 6.


  • 07272010 Chandra Rugs to Host Emma Gardner at LV Market
     


    Emma Gardner

    CHANDRA RUGS TO HOST EMMA GARDNER
    MEET-AND-GREET AT LAS VEGAS MARKET


    ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Designer Emma Gardner will make a personal appearance Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Chandra Rugs’ World Market Center showroom C-864 to introduce her new Emma at Home collection.  She will meet and greet customers at 3 p.m.


  • 07282010 Atlanta Summer Market Business Story #1 Overview

    Rugnews.com Market Report #1
    BUSINESS TRYING TO PICK UP
    BUT RECOVERY IS FRAGILE


    By Lissa Wyman

    The rug business is suffering from rapidly-cycling bi-polar disorder. Business can be up for a week or two, but then hits the doldrums again.


  • 07282010 Las Vegas Parties
     


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET 

    LAS VEGAS - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Las Vegas market. Check out our list of party places for Aug. 2 to 6, 2010.
     


    Details, click here
  • 07292010 Atlanta Summer Market Business Report #2 New Products

    Rugnews.com Atlanta Business Story #2
    IN RAPIDLY CHANGING BIZ SCENE, NEW
    PRODUCTS HAVE TO BE HOME RUNS

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- The economy may be slow, but the rug industry is changing fast. Every new product has to be a home run in terms of creativity and value. This Summer, many vendors stepped up to the plate swinging.


  • 07302010 Feizy Rugs to Host Party at LV Market

    FEIZY RUGS TO HOST PARTY
    AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will host a cocktail party in honor of its "Mystique" inspired showroom, Tuesday, August 3 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the company’s World Market Center showroom, C-399 during the Las Vegas Market. 


People
  • 07302010 Capel Rugs Names Spangler

    CAPEL RUGS NAMES SPANGLER
    SOUTHWEST SALES MANAGER

    TROY, NC – Jim Spangler as been named southwest regional sales manager for Capel Rugs, according to Allen Robertson, vice president of sales. 


Products
  • 07142010 Safavieh to Launch Safavieh Kids Collection

    SAFAVIEH TO LAUNCH
    SAFAVIEH KIDS COLLECTION

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will launch its first children’s rug collection with 10 original designs to be marketed under the label Safavieh Kids. The line will be introduced at the company’s World Market Center showroom A-101, during Las Vegas Market.  Safavieh Kids will be previewed during the Atlanta International Rug Market at Safavieh’s Americasmart showroom, 5-A-2.


Retailers
  • 07142010 Mink Has National Sales Conference in Atlantic City

     MINK HOSTS FIRST-EVER NATIONAL SALES CONFERENCE FOR MACY'S RUG TEAM

    The Mink Brothers, from left: Dave Mink, Sr.;
    Fred Mink and Kenneth Mink.

     

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Kenneth L. Mink & Sons, Inc., operator of the rug departments in Macy's stores coast-to-coast,  held its first national sales conference in early July at the luxurious Borgata resort here.


  • 07172010 Rugs Direct Presents Vendor Excellence Awards

     RUGS DIRECT PRESENTS AWARDS
    TO OUTSTANDING VENDORS


     Oriental Weavers sales representative Steve Hubbert, second left, receives Sales Rep of the Year award from
    Rugs Direct execs Randy Kremer, president, left; Bill
    Martin, exec vp, and David Craig, chief executive officer
    .

     


    ATLANTA -- Internet retailer Rugs Direct honored  three of its top vendors in a series of surprise ceremonies at the Atlanta International Summer Rug Market.


  • 07272010 Rugs Direct Partners with Bari Furniture

    RUGS DIRECT PARTNERS 
    WITH BARI FURNITURE
    FOR ON-LINE SELLING

    WINCHESTER, VA – Rugs Direct has entered into a partnership with Bari Furniture of Altamonte Springs, FL to expand the furniture retailer’s product offerings, according to Randy Kremer, president of Rugs Direct and Tom Tilaro, president of Bari Furniture.


Vendors
  • 07062010 Imperial Rugs Appoints Continents Apart as Drop Shipping Agent

    IMPERIAL RUGS NAMES
    CONTINENTS APART AS
    DROP SHIPPING AGENT

    TUCKER, GA – Imperial Rugs has appointed Continents Apart, as drop ship representatives, according to Lalla Maurya, Imperial Rugs president. Continents Aparts is a national rep group specializing in drop shipping for home, gift and garden products.


  • 07072010 Mohawk Joint Venture with Chinese Ceramic Tile Maker

     

    MOHAWK IN JOINT VENTURE WITH
    CHINESE C
    ERAMIC TILE MAKER

    CALHOUN, GA – Mohawk Industries, Inc. has entered into a joint venture with Sanfi Ceramics, a manufacturer of ceramic tile in China. The move expands Mohawk's commitment to global markets, according to Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and chief executive officer of Mohawk.


  • 07122010 Jaipur Releases 2010 Product Catalog

    JAIPUR RELEASES 2010
    PRODUCT CATALOG

    ATLANTA – Jaipur has released its 2010 product catalog.  The 400-page book offers a look at the company’s 31 collections in a large array of constructions, styles and price points, according to Asha Chaudhary, chief executive officer.


  • 07172010 Capel Launches Initiative of US vendors at Canadian Design Center

    CAPEL LAUNCHES INITIATIVE 
    OF U.S. VENDORS TO SHOW
    AT TORONTO DESIGN CENTER 

    TROY, NC – Capel Rugs is spearheading an initiative for a consortium of North Carolina-based home furnishings companies to establish a permanent showroom at Source of Furniture & Accessories (SOFA), the International Design Center in Toronto, Canada.


  • 07192010 Merrifield Oriental Rug Launches New Website

    MERRIFIELD ORIENTAL RUG
    LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

    FAIRFAX, VA – Merrifield Oriental Rug, Inc. has launched a new website. The site will be under the direction of  Lily McDonald, recently-appointed showroom manager and marketing director.  


  • 07272010 Odegard Rug Design Award Winners Announced

    ODEGARD PRESENTS AWARDS
    FOR EXCELLENCE IN RUG DESIGN

    NEW YORK – The Odegard Awards for Excellence in Rug Design were presented recently at the Museum of Art & Design here. The top Gold prize award went to Alice Serres, a student at the University of Georgia.


















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