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2014 JULY

  • 07062014 Note on Lissa Wyman's Hea lth


    Who needs hair when you've got a Rugnews.com
    baseball cap?

    HEALTH UPDATE
    FROM
    LISSA WYMAN:
    SORRY TO MISS SUMMER MARKETS
     

    By Lissa Wyman
    Editor & Publisher
    Rugnews.com

    NEW YORK -- Nobody loves Markets more than me, but I will have to miss this month's Summer events in Atlanta and Las Vegas.


                     

Markets
  • 07012014 Domotex Russia set for April 2015

    DOMOTEX RUSSA SET
    FOR April 2015

    MOWCOW, RUSSIA – Domotex Russia 2015 will take place April 1 to 3, 2015 at the Sokolniki Exhibition and Convention Center here. The event is organized by Deutsche Messe RUS, Deutsche Messe’s Russian subsidiary.


  • 07012014 Kaleen, Rizzy and Couristan Makes Showroom Changes at AmericasMart

    CHANGES AT AMERICASMART INCLUDE
    SHOWROOM UPDATES AND NEW MARKET CLUB
     

    ATLANTA – Kaleen has completely renovated its AmericasMart showroom 3-C-9, Rizzy Home has returned to AmericasMart in showroom 6-G-2, and Couristan has expanded its showroom 6-D-11, according to Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of leasing for home and rug. In addition, updates to Floor 3 of the design center include new showroom for  Neman International, Inc. and expanded space for Pasargad Carpets. Floor 6 features the new Market Club. 


  • 07012014 New York International Carpet Show Preview and Video

    10TH NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 7 TO 9, 2014

    NEW YORK -- The 10th New York International Carpet Show is scheduled for Sunday Sept 7 to Tuesday, Sept.9, 2014, According to Dennis Dodds,owner and manager of the show. NYICS will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion,  125 West 18th St. near Sixth Ave. 


  • 07032014 Industry's First Look at New Products Intro

     


    Safavieh
    Belize


    Amer 
            Eternity 
       


    Nourison
    Arista

     


    Kaleen
    Divine

     

    FIRST LOOK AT
    SUMMER MARKET
    INTROS


    Oriental Weavers
    Tommy Bahama


    Couristan
    Covington

     


    Surya
    Paddington

     


    Jaipur
    Batik

            Lots and l0ts of new rugs and home products, too!
    click here              



  • 07032014 Mary Welch to Cover Atlanta Market for Rugnews.com

    WELCH TO COVER ATLANTA MARKET FOR RUGNEWS.COM


    Mary Welch


    ATLANTA -- Mary Welch, a  freelance writing professional based in Atlanta, will report on the Atlanta International Rug Market on behalf of Rugnews.com, according to Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of the online business publication.


  • 07072014 LV Market Pre-Registration sets New Record

    LAS VEGAS SUMMER MARKET
    PRE-REGISTRATION SETS RECORD

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced that overall pre-registrations for the Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31, 2014 is 7% ahead of Winter 2014,  setting the stage for a potentially record-setting Summer Market attendance, according to Scott Eckman, chief market and strategy officer, International Market Centers.


  • 07072014 Safavieh to Enter Lighting Category during LV Market

    SAFAVIEH TO ENTER LIGHTING FIXTURE CATEGORY AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    Safavieh LIT4190A

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY- Safavieh will launch its first collection of lighting fixtures at Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31, 2014 at the company’s World Market Center showroom A-101.  Developed by wholesale division vice president Jonathan Yaraghi, the 65-piece collection includes chandeliers, pendants, ceiling lights and coordinating sconces. 


  • 07082014 World Market Center to Host Ahead of the Curve July 29

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST
    AHEAD OF THE CURVE DESIGN SEMINAR

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center will host Ahead of the Curve, a design trend panel discussion,  Tuesday, July 29 at 10 a.m. in Building B’s WorldView Ballroom with designers Thom Filicia, Michelle Nussbaumer and Timothy Corrigan. The event will be moderated by Today show contributor and design author Susanna Salk.


  • 07092014 Safavieh to Host Lunch and Book Signing Event for LV Ahead of the Curve Designers

    SAFAVIEH TO SPONSOR LUNCH AND
    BOOK SIGNING FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET
    ‘AHEAD OF THE CURVE’ DESIGNERS

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will host a buffet lunch and book signing event for Las Vegas Market’s 2014 Ahead of the Curve designers following the 10 a.m. trend presentation and panel discussion on Tuesday, July 29 in the Worldview Ballroom. The meet and greet, book signing and lunch will be held in the Safavieh showroom, A-101, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


  • 07132014 Atlanta Summer Market Business Story

    OPTIMISTIC ATLANTA VENDORS
     SEE BLUE SKIES AHEAD


    Nourison's Julie Rosenblum, executive director of brand licensing, with Giovanni Marra, recently appointed Nourison director of marketing and digital strategy.
    Photo by Grady McGill

    By Mary Welch

     As the economy tanked and the rug market adjusted to a downturn, gray, tellingly, became the most popular color in rugs. As the economy slowly improves, rug vendors are seeing blue skies ahead -- and ironically, blue is fast becoming the lead color. And, for those who want to carry the analogy even further, yellow is following close behind. Does that mean the rug economy may see a sunny bottom line soon?


     

  • 07152014 Kaleen Ribbon Cutting at Newly Renovated showroom

    KALEEN GRAND OPENING OF NEWLY
     RENOVATED ATLANTA SHOWROOM


    Monty Rathi, coo of Kaleen, does the ribbon cutting honors at Kaleen's completely renovated 6,000 sq. ft. AmericasMart showroom. 3-C-9. The entire Kaleen staff gets in on the celebration.
     


  • 07172014 Rugs Direct Honors Suppliers of the Year

    RUGS DIRECT HONORS SUPPLIERS
     AT ATLANTA SUMMER MARKET


    Rugs Direct Supplier of the Year goes to Oriental Weavers. Left to right: Jonathan Witt, vice president of OW; Billl Martin, and Adrienne Wooddell of Rugs Direct, Winchester, VA.,; Sam Belak, eastern regional sales manager for OW, and Pat Muschamp, vp of sales for OW
     

    More Rugs Direct Awards, click here


  • 07182014 Kas to host Meet-and-Greet with Donny Osmond during Summer LV Market

    KAS TO HOST MEET-AND-GREET
    WITH DONNY OSMOND IN LAS VEGAS

    SOMERSET, NJ – Kas will host a meet-and-greet launch party with Donny and Debbie Osmond during Summer Las Vegas Market Monday, July 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the company’s World Market Center showroom B-175 in celebration of the new Donny Osmond Home rugs collection. The event will include music, food and drinks as well as raffles and giveaways.


  • 07182014 LV Market 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 seminars and party places for July 27 to July 31, 2014.


    Details, click here


  • 07212014 Las Vegas First Look at Summer Introductions


    Kas
    Donny Osmond


    Nourison
    Michael Amini


    Capel
    Vintage Sunset

     


    Feizy
    Tortolla

     

    FIRST LOOK:
    LAS VEGAS
    SUMMER MARKETS
    INTROS


    Loloi
    Eden


    HRI
    Santa Monica


    Jaipur
    Jennifer Adams


    Trans Ocean
    Visions

            Lots and of new Las Vegas rugs and home products
    click here              


  • 07242014 Feizy to Host Party during LV Market

    FEIZY RUGS TO HOST 
    ARABIAN NIGHTS PARTY
    AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    DALLAS – Feizy Rugs will host an Arabian nights-themed party on Tuesday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its Las Vegas World Market Center showroom C-399. The event will include henna tattoo artists, a belly dancer, themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.


  • 07262014 Surya Recognized for Las Vegas Market Global Goodness Award

    LAS VEGAS MARKET HONORS SURYA AND
    OTHERS WITH GLOBAL GOODNESS AWARD

    LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Market  will honor Surya ad several other international companies with the Third Annual Global Goodness Awards. In addition to Surya, the other honorees include Banded, Distinctly Himalayan, Naturepedic and Phillips Collection.


  • 07282014 Las Vegas Market Opening Day Draws Growing Number of Buyers

    LAS VEGAS MARKET OPENING DAY
    DRAWS GROWING NUMBER OF BUYERS

    LAS VEGAS – Summer Las Vegas Market, which opened July 27 and runs through July 31, welcomed a growing number of buyers from an increasingly diverse range of U.S. regions and countries, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. Overall Market pre-registrations ran 7% ahead of Winter 2014 and 32% ahead of Summer 2013.


  • 07282014 Las Vegas Market Reveals Phase Three of Strategic Growth Plan

    LAS VEGAS MARKET UNVEILS
    PHASE THREE OF GROWTH PLAN

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market announced that phase three of its strategic growth plan will be implemented at the Summer 2015 Market, scheduled for Sunday, August 2, to Thursday, August 6, 2015. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launch of two new showroom floors in Building C - C5 for boutique home décor, textiles and accessories, and C11, for gourmet housewares, tabletop and gift and the relocation of temporary exhibits from those floors to a dedicated, free-standing venue on the Market campus.


  • 07292014 Safavieh Hosts Design LUncheon at Las Vegas Market

    SAFAVIEH HOSTS LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF LAS VEGAS DESIGN PANELISTS

    Following the Las Vegas Market's  seventh installment of its popular trend presentation, Ahead of the Curve on Tuesday July 29, Safavieh sponsored a luncheon in honor of the panelists shown here at the Safavieh showroom. Left to right:  Designer Timothy  Corrigan (Timothy Corrigan, Inc.); Safavieh principal Cyrus Yaraghi; celebrity designer Thom Filicia (Thom Filicia, Inc.;Susanna Salk, designer Michelle Nussbaumer (principal of Ceylon et Cie), and Safavieh principal Arash Yaraghi..Safavieh licensing partner Thom Filicia signed copies of his most recent book, American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat.Signings were also done by designer Timothy Corrigan for his book, Chateau de Grand Luc, and by Today show contributor Susanna Salk for her new book, Decorate Fearlessly.


  • 07312014 Amer Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies at Las Vegas Market Center

    AMER CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING
    AT FIRST LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    Tanuj Gupta, center, president of Amer Rugs, does the ribbon cutting honors at the company's first permanent Las Vegas showroom. Others in the picture are, left to right, Lee Hershberg, vice president, Gift+Home Decor @ IMC;Chris Busher, Northern California regional manager for Amer; Dileep Singh, Amer warehouse manager, Norcross, GA; Tanuj Gupta, Amer president; Bart Gilleland, director of operations; Hailey Marshall, Amer senior account specialist and Vernon Singleton, Atlanta showroom manager.The new 2,500 sq. ft showroom is located at World Market Center,
    building B, suite 421.
     


  • 07312014 Greg Jordt a Winner of Las Vegas Market Hotel Promotion

    GREG JORDT OF HAROUNIAN RUGS INT'L IS A
    WINNER OF LAS VEGAS HOTEL PROMOTION

    LAS VEGAS -- Greg Jordt, vice president of sales and marketing of Harounian Rugs International, was one of the winners of the Las Vegas Market's first “Book the Block” hotel reservation promotion, sponsored by International Market Centers and Connections Housing. 


People
Retailers
  • 07022014 HOM Furniture to open Retail Furnishings Complex in MN

    HOM FURNITURE TO OPEN 185,000 SQ. FT.
    FURNISHINGS COMPLEX IN MINNESOTA

    COON RAPIDS, MN – HOM Furniture is set to build its newest retail furnishings complex in Little Canada, MN. When completed in early 2015, the 185,000 sq. ft. complex will be the largest of its kind in the state of Minnesota, according to Jerry Underwood, executive director of marketing for HOM Furniture Brands. It will contain all three of the company's retail brands.


  • 07282014 Gabberts Honored with Awards from Stickley

    GABBERTS HONORED WITH
    TWO AWARDS FROM STICKLEY

    EDINA, MN – Gabberts Design Studio and Fine Furniture has been honored with two awards from L. & J.G. Stickley. The first was the Gold Award in recognition for store volume, followed by Most Inspiring Visual Merchandising for Gabberts’ on-trend window displays and showroom vignettes showcasing Stickley furniture.


  • 07292014 North America Home Furnishings Assoc Rallies Members to Support Market Place Fairness Act

    NORTH AMERICAN HOME FURNISHINGS
    ASSOCIATION RALLIES MEMBERS TO
    SUPPORT MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT

    ROSEVILLE, CA – The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) sent a letter to Representative Robert Goodlatte, (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, again this week reminding him why home furnishings retailers support the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), according to Sharron Bradley, NAHFA's chief executive officer. This is the second such letter the Association has sent in its support of the online sales tax.


  • 07302014 Home Depot Names Decker Executive VP of Merchandising

    HOME DEPOT NAMES DECKER
    EXECUTIVE VP OF MERCHANDISING

    ATLANTA – Ted Decker has been promoted to executive vice president of merchandising for The Home Depot, effective August 4, 2014. In his new role, Decker will report to Craig Menear, president of U.S. retail and be responsible for all aspects of merchandising strategy and operations.


  • 08042014 Lost Pines Art Bazaar Expands Offerings and Launches Online Store

    LOST PINES ART BAZAAR EXPANDS
    AND LAUNCHES ONLINE STORE

    BASTROP, TX – Lost Pines Art Bazaar, a retailer of fine Persian rugs and art, bronze sculptures and artisan home goods has expanded its merchandise offerings at its flagship store. The company will also launch its first online store in late Summer 2014.


Vendors
  • 06112014 Jaipur Enters into Licensing Partnership with Jennifer Adams

     JAIPUR ENTERS
    NEW LICENSING
    PARTNERSHIP WITH JENNIFER ADAMS

     
    Jennifer Adams


    ATLANTA – Jaipur has entered into a new licensing partnership with designer Jennifer Adams to create the Livable Luxury collection, according to Asha Chaudhary, president and chief operating officer of Jaipur. The new collection will be showcased at the company’s World Market Center showroom B-424 during Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31.


  • 07012014 Rizzy Moves Back to AmericasMart

    RIZZY HOME RETURNS
    TO AMERICASMART

    CALHOUN, GA -- Rizzy Home is returning to Americasmart for the Summer International Rug Market, according to Mark Ferullo, vice president of the rug and home vendor.


  • 07102014 Surya Employees Participate in Habitat for Humanity Home Build

    SURYA EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATE IN
    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOME BUILD

    CALHOUN, GA – Twenty Surya employees and their family members recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity home build in the Calhoun, GA area. The Surya team helped landscape the new home, which is scheduled to be completed by early fall. The project is part of an initiative by Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County, GA.


  • 07112014 Amer Unveils New Catalog

    AMER RUGS UNVEILS NEW CATALOG

    Amer Rugs' 2014 product catalog

    ATLANTA, GA – Amer Rugs has launched its 2014 product catalog.  The 280-page catalog features basic catalog information such as color-correct photography, content, material, country of origin, and available sizes and shapes.  It also includes editorial spreads, information on constructions, techniques, care instructions and Amer’s company story, according to Bart Gilleland, vice president of operations and director of e-commerce and catalog sales.


  • 07162014 Surya Receives Icon Honors Awards during Summer Atlanta Market

    SURYA RECEIVES ICON HONORS AWARD
    FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS AT
    ATLANTA SUMMER MARKET

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya received an Icon Honors award for Technology Innovation during the recent Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The award was given in recognition of the home accessories brand’s comprehensive social media presence and strategy.


  • 07222014 C.H. Robinson Feature on Global Logistics

    C.H. ROBINSON
    BRINGS LOGISTICS
    SHIPPING SOLUTIONS
    TO MULTIPLE
    INDUSTRIES


    Francois Wolberg


    ATLANTA—C.H. Robinson may not be a household name in the rug business, but with more than 11,000 employees and 2013 gross revenues of $12.8 billion, it is one of the largest third party logistics providers in the world, and specializes in global transportation logistics services.


  • 07232014 Hellenic Canada Launches 2014 Supplement Catalog

    HELLENIC CANADA LAUNCHES
    2014 SUPPLEMENT CATALOG

    Hellenic Canada Catalog Supplement cover

    MISSISSAUGA, ONT, CANADA – Hellenic Canada has launched its 2014 Supplement  to coincide with the Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31. The company will showcase its new products as well as its new catalog at its World Market Center showroom C-200.


















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