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2007 JANUARY

 



  • 01092007 Nourison Enters Machine Tufted Business

    NOURISON ENTERS MACHINE TUFTED BROADLOOM BUSINESS WITH NEW
    500,000 SQ. FT. FACILITY IN CHINA

    At press conference announcing the new Nourison venture, from left: Nourison principals Paul Peykar and Alex Peykar; Jerry Weinrib, chairman of ABC Carpet & Home; Walter Moomjy, president of Einstein-Moomjy, and Stephen Peykar, Nourison principal. 

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Nourison is entering the machine tufted residential wool broadloom business with the opening of a new 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in China's Shandong Province. According to Alex Peykar, a Nourison principal, the company's venture into machine tufting is expected to double the company's business in three to five years.


  • 01082007 Learning From History

    Rugnews.com Editorial
    LET'S LEARN FROM THE
    EVENTS OF 2006

    By Lissa Wyman

    I am a firm believer in letting history guide our future behavior. As we prepare for the upcoming round of Winter markets, it's a perfect time to reflect on how the events of 2006 will affect the rug industry in 2007 and beyond.


    Click here for details


Markets
  • 01082007AMC Parties

    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:
    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR ATLANTA RUG MARKET 

    ATLANTA - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Atlanta market. Check out our  list of party places for January 18 to 21, 2007. We'll see ya there! Click here for details.


  • 01082007Zollanvari Holds Reception at AMC
     

    ZOLLANVARI TO HOST PREVIEW
    RECEPTION  IN
    ATLANTA 

    ATLANTA - Zollanvari and Veranda  Magazine will host a special Atlanta Market preview reception in showroom 5-D-2 Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


  • 01112007Couristan Celebrates 80 Years

    COURISTAN CELEBRATES 80 YEARS

    FORT LEE, NJ - Couristan will be celebrating its 80th anniversary with a Foods from Around the World cocktail party during the International Area Rugs Market in Atlanta.


  • 01112007Kaleen Opens Showroom at WMC

    KALEEN OPENS  SHOWROOM
    AT
    WORLD MARKET CENTER

    DALTON, GA - Kaleen is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the opening of a new showroom in Building B of the World Market Center in Las Vegas.  


  • 01112007WMC Building B Grand Opening Party

    NEW BUILDING B
    AT WORLD
    MARKET CENTER 
    OPENS WITH GALA EVENT

    LAS VEGAS - World Market Center will celebrate the debut of Building B with a grand opening gala Monday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 


  • 01122007 Loloi To Celebrate Third Anniversary
    LOLOI CELEBRATES
    THIRD  ANNIVERSARY
    WITH ATLANTA PARTY

    DALLAS, TX - Loloi Rugs will celebrate its third anniversary on Thursday, Jan. 18 during the Atlanta International Rug Market.


  • 01122007Shaw to Have Ribbon Cutting at AMC

    SHAW TO HAVE RIBBON CUTTING 
    AT NEW 12,000 SQ. FT.
    AMERICASMART
     SHOWROOM

    ATLANTA - Shaw will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch its new 12,000 sq. ft. showroom at AmericasMart 6A2. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on  Friday, Jan. 19 during the International Area Rugs Market in Atlanta.


  • 01142007AMC to Hold Americas Magnificent Carpet Awards

    AMERICASMART TO HOST
    MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

    ATLANTA --  AmericasMart Atlanta will host America's Magnificent Carpets Awards on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. The awards ceremony marks  the industry's highest honor for new rug introductions.


  • 01192007 Atlanta People Pix Intro

    ATLANTA MARKET IS A RUG-LOVE FEST

    Opening day smiles at Sphinx by Oriental Weavers: Elaine Minter, buyer for Furniture Land South, Jamestown, NC; Mike Riley, president of Oriental Weavers of America; Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com, and Mary John Lewis, assistant buyer for Furniture Land South.

    ATLANTA -- Everyone was all smiles as they gathered in Atlanta for the industry's biggest introductory event. Response was strong to fresh new products, innovative constructions and big name licensing programs.
     


    People Pix, click here


     

  • 01192007Nourison Hosts Liz Claiborne Party

    NOURISON HOSTS MARKET PARTY
    FOR LIZ CLAIBORNE HOME
    COLLECTIONS

    ATLANTA - Nourison Corporation celebrated the launch of area rugs and accent rugs under the Liz Claiborne Home brand name by hosting a showroom party on Thursday, Jan. 18.


  • 01202006 Martha Stewart Personal Appearance at Safavieh

    MARTHA STEWART  APPEARANCE
    AT SAFAVIEH BRINGS CELEBRITY EXCITEMENT TO MARKET

    Lifestyle Guru Martha Stewart with Safavieh principals Arash Yaraghi, left, and Cyrus Yaraghi during a personal walk-through of the Martha Stewart collection at the Safavieh showroom on Friday, Jan. 19. Then on to Atlanta's Capital City Club, where Martha Stewart made a major presentation detailing the design and color inspirations for the new rug line.

    Safavieh-Martha Stewart Party Pix, click here


  • 01212007 Americas Magnificent Carpet Awards

    MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS
    CAP SUCCESSFUL WINTER MARKET

    Buyers' choice award in America's Magnificent Carpets Awards ceremony went to this dramatic hand knotted
    silk rug from Anadol Rug Co.

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- The annual America's Magnificent Carpets Awards held Saturday, Jan 20, capped off one of the most successful markets in years at AmericasMart Atlanta. Details on all the winners and party pix, click here.



  • 01262007 Shaw Living New Showroom

    SHAW OPENS 12,000 SQ. FT. SHOWROOM
    ON AMERICASMART'S SIXTH FLOOR

    Dignitaries at Shaw ribbon-cutting ceremonies, from left: John C. Portman, Jr., chairman and founder of AMC, Inc.,  AmericasMart parent company; Chas Sydney, senior vice president of floor covering and new business development, AMC, ; Randy Merritt, president, Shaw Inc.; Jim Curtin, vice president of sales, Shaw Living; Jeff Brown, interim division vice president, Shaw Living; Jeffrey L. Portman, president and chief operating officer of AMC,  and Dave Savula, senior vice president of leasing, AmericasMart 1.
     


    ATLANTA -- Shaw Living celebrated the opening of its new 12,000 sq. ft. showroom at the Atlanta International Rug Market last week.
    Details, click here


  • 01292007 Atlanta Market Style Report Lampp
    Atlanta Market Style Report:
    RUG MAKERS ADAPT HOME TRENDS
    FOR FASHION ON THE FLOOR

    By Janelle Lampp

    ATLANTA -- Not all home furnishings and fashion trends are suited to floor coverings,  but rug manufacturers and wholesalers are becoming more adept than ever in interpreting and applying the right ones to their product lines.


     

  • 01292007 Las Vegas Pre Market Business Story

    Las Vegas Pre-Market Report:
    OPENING OF BUILDING B SWELLS RANKS
    OF WORLD MARKET RUG EXHIBITORS

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- With the grand opening of World Market Center's Building B, the ranks of permanent rug showrooms will swell from about a dozen to nearly 30 . Overnight, the Las Vegas Market Center will be transformed from a frontier outpost to a major marketing venue for the rug industry.


  • 01312007 Las Vegas Market Intro

    HAVIN' A BALL:

    LAS VEGAS
    WORLD MARKET BUILDING B
    OPENS WITH GLAMOUR
    AND GLITZ

    With 30 rug
    companies now showing
    at Las Vegas,
    rug vendors have a West Coast
    market base.
    Business story and people pix
    coming soooooon!


    Party hearty at grand opening of Building B
     



  • 02012007 Las Vegas Report Feizy Introduces Tracy Porter and Sandra Lee


    Las Vegas World Market Center Report:

    FEIZY RUGS INTRODUCES TWO MAJOR
    LICENSED LINES AT NEW SHOWROOM

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Feizy Rugs introduced two major licensed lines at its new Building B showroom at the World Market Center. The hoopla included personal appearances by licensors Tracy Porter and Sandra Lee. Details, click here.


    This is the first in a series of Market Reports from Las Vegas World Market Center.



  • 02022007 World Market Center Business Report 1

    Las Vegas World Market Business Report:
    MAJOR RUG VENDORS SEE WORLD MARKET CENTER AS OPPORTUNITY TO GET DEEPER PENETRATION INTO WEST COAST MARKETS

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Despite grumbling about the proliferation of market events, major rug vendors view the Las Vegas show as an opportunity to make deeper penetration into the western US, and in particular, to make inroads into the furniture channel.


  • 02032007 Intro to LVWMC People Pix

    LAS VEGAS IS FUN CITY
    FOR WORLD MARKET ATTENDEES

    Satya Tiwari, president of Surya Rugs, left, with Shauna Snyder, accessory buyer for Art Van Furniture, Warren, MI, and Joan Catello, vice president of national accounts for Surya. Snyder, formerly with Storehouse, recently joined Art Van. Industry veteran Catello recently joined Surya.
    ALL LAS VEGAS PEOPLE PIX
    ONLINE NOW
     


    More people pix, click here


  • 02062007 Las Vegas Business Story Wrap Up

    Las Vegas Business Wrap-Up:
    FRESH FACES AT WORLD MARKET CENTER
    MAKE  MARKET A HIT FOR RUG VENDORS


    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Rug exhibitors came to the World Market Center hoping to see new faces. That appears to be exactly what happened.


People
  • 01092007Cornell to Host Retail Event at AMC

    HOMEFIRES TO PARTICIPATE
    IN APRIL CORNELL
    INTERACTIVE RETAILER EVENTS

    ATLANTA - April Cornell  will host a series of  interactive events for retailers during the Gift and Home Furnishings Show at AmericasMart, January 12 to 14, 2007.  The series of showroom discussions is held in collaboration with Cornell's  licensing partners, including Homefires Rugs.


Products
  • 01022007Contemporary and Traditional Rugs From Armenia

     

    ARMENIAN RUGS FEATURED
    AT WORLD BANK EXHIBITION

    WASHINGTON, DC - Contemporary and Traditional Rugs from Armenia, an exhibition organized in celebration of the 15th anniversary of independence of Armenia is now on view at  the World Bank Building here.


  • 01132007Nourison Introduces Liz Claiborne Collections


    NOURISON INTRODUCES
    LIZ CLAIBORNE HOME  RUGS

    From the Modern Elegance Collection of Nourison's Liz Claiborne rugs. Hand tufted of wool with accents of luxcelle.



    SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will introduce its initial three collections of Liz Claiborne Home rugs during the Atlanta International Rug Market, Jan. 18 to 21, 2007.


  • 01142007AMC to Hold Magnificent Carpet Awards

    AMERICASMART TO HOLD AMERICA'S MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart Atlanta will be holding the America's Magnificent Carpets Awards,  the industry's highest honor for new rug introductions, during the upcoming Winter Atlanta International Area Rugs market, taking place January 18 to January 21, 2007.


  • 01192007Atlanta Gift and Home Market Report

    NICHE RUGS VENDORS
    FIND A GOOD FIT AT
    GIFT & HOME MARKET

    By Janelle Lampp

    ATLANTA -  Niche rugs have found a niche -- and a good fit -- at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which opened a week before the Atlanta International Rug Market.


Retailers
  • 01092007 Trade Associations in World Market Center

    HOME FURNISHINGS AND DESIGN
    TRADE ASSOCIATIONS TO HAVE
    OFFICES AT WORLD MARKET CENTER

    LAS VEGAS - Nine home furnishings and design trade associations  open their first Las Vegas offices at the new Building B in the Las Vegas World Market Center complex. Grand opening of Building B  is scheduled for Jan. 29 at the opening of the Winter market.


Vendors
  • 01232007Rug Market to Open New WMC Showroom

    RUG MARKET OPENS SHOWROOM
    AT WORLD MARKET CENTER B

    LAS VEGAS - The Rug Market will open a  new showroom, suite B-306, at the World Market Center Building B during next week's Las Vegas World market, January 29 to February 2, 2007.


People
  • 01122007Joy Carpets Announces Promotions

    JOY CARPETS NAMES
    JOY DOBOSH AS CEO, 
    NICK DOBOSH AS PREZ 

    FORT OGLETHORPE, GA - Joy Carpets, Inc. has appointed Joy J. Dobosh as chief executive officer, succeeding Denis N. Dobosh who has been named chairman of the board of directors.  The move is part of a company-wide management re-organization.


  • 01182007 Atlanta Market Expected to Be Best in Years Business Story

    MARKET GETS OFF TO FAST START AS
     EARLY BIRD BUYERS POUR IN TO ATLANTA

    John Megerian, ceo of Megerian Rugs, left, with  Sarkis Altunian of Sarkis Oriental Rugs, Dallas. Megerian celebrated its 90th Anniversary with a pre-market party on Wednesday, Jan. 17.


    Pre-Market Business Report:
    ATLANTA MARKET EXPECTED TO BE
    ONE OF THE BEST EVER AS EXCITEMENT BUILDS MOMENTUM FOR THE YEAR 

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA - The Atlanta International Rug Market got off to a fast start as early bird buyers descended on the rug floors of AmericasMart. Many one-of-a-kind buyers wanted to be on hand early so they could get the pick of the crop. Vendors are predicting that this week's market could be  one of the most successful events in years. That would give the rug industry a fresh dose of optimism after a particularly challenging 2006. 


  • 01302007Carpet One Names Everk

    CARPET ONE NAMES EVERK
    PRESIDENT OF ADVANCE
    CORPORATE RETAIL STORE

    ST LOUIS, MO - Barbara Everk has been named president of Advance Carpet One Floor & Home, Carpet One's corporately-owned stores here


Products
Retailers
  • 01152007RugsUSA Annouce Premier Partner Award Winners

    RUGS USA ANNOUNCES 
    2006 PREMIER PARTNER
    VENDOR AWARDS

    NEW YORK - Rugs USA has announced the winners of its 2006 Premiere Partner award.  This award is given annually to those vendors who perform exceptionally well and have the highest sales volume for the year, according to Koorosh Yaraghi, president of the On-line retailer.


Vendors
  • 01042007 Hellenic to Show in Las Vegas Building B

    HELLENIC RUG IMPORTS
    TO SHOW IN BUILDING B
    AT LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET

    BROOKLYN, NY -- Hellenic Rug Imports will relocate its Las Vegas showroom from Pavilion 1 to Building B for the winter World Market, Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, according to Steve Mazarakis, president.


  • 01102007 Klaussner Rug Program Signs Dick Idol and World Vineyards Licensing

    KLAUSSNER RUG PROGRAM IN DICK IDOL
    AND WORLD VINEYARDS LICENSING DEAL


    One of the rugs from Klaussner's World Vineyards collection. Hand tufted in India, retail is $349 in 5x8 size.

    LEXINGTON, N.C.  -  Klaussner furniture's new rug division has entered into agreements with the Dick Idol licensing programs. Klaussner will market rugs under both the Dick Idol brand  and the wine-region inspired World Vineyards brand.


  • 01122007Abbyson To Open Showroom at WMC Building C

     ABBYSON TO OPEN 15,000 SQ. FT.
    SHOWROOM AT LAS VEGAS BLG. C

    Yavar Rafieha, left, of Abbyson with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman at groundbreaking ceremonies for Building C of the World Market Center.

    LAS VEGAS - Abbyson Corp. has signed a lease for a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom at the first floor entrance of Building C at the World Market Center. The new building will open in 2008.


  • 01222007Stark Carpet Names Underfoot in Phoenix

    STARK CARPET NAMES UNDERFOOT
    AS FULL LINE ARIZONA  SHOWROOM

    NEW YORK - Stark Carpet, a  to-the-trade carpet, fabric and wallcovering specialist, has named Underfoot as a full line carpet showroom in Scottsdale, AZ.


Markets
  • 01052007Gulistan Offers Dealers Chance to Win TV

    GULISTAN OFFERS DEALERS
    CHANCE TO WIN A LCD HDTV

    PINEHURST, NC - Dealers who purchase $2,500 in Gulistan area rugs can register for a chance to win a 40-inch LCD HDTV, according to the company.


Products
  • 01092007Kane Expands Calhoun Warehouse

    KANE CARPETEXPANDS
    CALHOUN WAREHOUSE

    BROOKLYN, NY - Kane Carpet has broken ground on an addition that will double its Calhoun, GA warehouse to 200,000 sq. ft.  The new warehouses stock levels have been increased to accommodate nearly 99% of all orders and will stock up to eight sizes of each item.


  • 01242007 High End Hand Knot Business Good and Getting Better

    Atlanta Market Business Report:
    HIGH END HAND KNOT RUG SALES
    GOOD AND GETTING EVEN BETTER 

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer


    ATLANTA - The high end hand knot rug business is robust and the future looks even brighter, according to luxury rug importers showing at last week's Atlanta International Rug Market.


















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