Rugnews.com Editorial: LOOKS LIKE THE END OF THE ROAD FOR FURNITURE CHAIN ROBB & STUCKY
By Lissa Wyman
It looks like Robb & Stucky’s bankruptcy will end in liquidation. It’s really the end of an era in many ways. Let’s face it, the days of the old-line "Carriage Trade" furniture store are pretty much over, with only a few notable exceptions in major metropolitan areas.
HIGH POINT MARKET TO HOST DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES DURING APRIL MARKET
HIGH POINT, NC – High Point Market will host a Design Viewpoints Series for interior designers April 3 to 5 at noon at 100 High in Showplace West. The series offers up to .3 continuing education units (CEUs) and is sponsored by the High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
ITM TO HOST OPEN HOUSE EVENT DURING NY MARKET WEEK
NEW YORK – International Textile Manufacturing (ITM) will host an open house event Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in celebration of its new showroom at 230 Fifth Ave., room 511. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
CAPEL TO GIVE AWAY IPAD AND KINDLE AT HIGH POINT MARKET
TROY, NC – Capel will continue its electronic giveaways during the High Point Market with an Apple iPad drawing on Tuesday, April 5, and a Amazon Kindle drawing on Thursday, April 7. Anyone who visits the company's Market Square showroom (112) between April 2 and April 7 is eligible to enter the drawings.
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market has announced show dates for 2012. The Winter market will be held Jan. 30 to Feb 3 and the Summer market will be July 30 to Aug. 3, 2012.The Surfaces Floor Covering Expo is scheduled for Jan. 24 to 26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year, the World Market Center was held concurrently with the Surfaces event.
828 INTERNATIONAL TRADING CO RETURNS TO HIGH POINT
GREENVILLE, SC – 828 International will again return to the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, April 2 to 7, at the Show Place in space 1310, according to John Shepherd, president of the company. The company originally returned to High Point last fall.
ONTARIO, CANADA – After a two year absence, Hellenic Canada will return to High Point Market April 2 to 7 in its new 500 sq. ft. IHFC showroom M-333, according to Ankush Gupta, president of the company.
HD EXPO CALL FOR PRODUCT DESIGN COMPETITION ENTRIES
LAS VEGAS – The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is collecting submissions for the 15th Annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition, in partnership with Hospitality Design magazine. Deadline for submission is April 28.
SECAUCUS, NJ – After a 10 year absence, Bokara Rug Company will again exhibit at the High Point International Home Furnishings Market, April 2 to 7 2011. The company's showroom will be located at the Suites at Market Square M-2048.
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NEW YORK – Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com has undergone successful hip replacement surgery and is now resting at NYU Hospital. Next stop is rehabilitative medicine and physical therapy.
HIGH POINT, NC – Brian Casey, president and chief executive officer of the High Point Market Authority (HPMA) has accepted another position and is leaving the company, effective April 30, according to the executive committee of HPMA.
DOVER RUG AND HOME RECEIVES AWARD FROM BOSTON HOME MAGAZINE
BOSTON -- Retail specialist Dover Rug & Home has been named “Best of Boston Home 2011”in the transitional design category by Boston Home Magazine. Mahmud Jafri is the owner of Dover Rug, which has stores in Natick and Dover, MA.
TAMPA -- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Caryn Delano has ordered the liquidation sale of Ft. Myer-based Robb & Stucky's assets to begin on Thursday, March 10. But it remains uncertain when and if the sale will actually take place.
CALVIN KLEIN HOME AND LORD & TAYLOR TO CELEBRATE NEW LIFESTYLE SHOP
NEW YORK – Calvin Klein, Inc. and Lord & Taylor will co-host a grand opening event with HGTV within the new Calvin Klein Home lifestyle shop on the 9th floor of Lord & Taylor’s Fifth Ave. flagship on Wednesday, March 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
HOME DEPOT TO MOVE BLACK FRIDAY TO SPRING FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
ATLANTA – The Home Depot will implement its second annual Spring Black Friday event to kick off the Spring selling season. The first Spring Black Friday began in the south on March 17. Black Friday events are planned in early April in other areas as warmer weather moves North.
SPHINX BY ORIENTAL WEAVERS RECEIVES TWO GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS AT AD FEDERATION'S ADDY AWARDS L to R: Aaron Gray, director of marketing, Ryan Casey, graphic designer and Jim Kooi, art director of Sphinx by Oriental Weavers accept the graphic design awards at the AAF ADDY awards Banquet.
DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers received Silver and Gold awards at the 2011 American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Banquet.
SAFAVIEH PURCHASES 150,000 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE IN CALIFORNIA
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh has purchased a new 150,000-foot warehouse in Fontana, CA in a strategic move that will significantly increase the speed of drop shipments to consumers on the west coast, according to Arash Yaraghi, a company principal.
REDONDO BEACH, CA – M.A. Trading, Inc. (MAT), the company behind rug brands ‘MAT The Basics’ and ‘MAT Orange’, has launched two new customer-focused websites, according to Shakeel Ansari, chief executive officer.
DALTON, GA -- Karastan Rugs is returning to the High Point International Home Furnishings Market. The company's new showroom will be located at the International Home Furnishings Center, C-409. The showroom is approximately 5,000 sq. ft.