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2005 May

  • 05042005 IDG and ASID Announce Student Design Winners
     IDG AND ASID HONOR
     STUDENT RUG DESIGNS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Society of Interior Designers and the International Design Guild have announced winners of  the 2005 International Design Guild/ASID Student Design Awards.


  • 05102005 Mahfuz Boodakian Form MERA consulting firm

    BOODAKIAN AND MAHFUZ FORM MERA CONSULTING SALES TRAINING FIRM

    WINCHESTER, MA and NASHUA, NH -- MERA Consulting has been formed by Steve Boodakian and Sy Mahfuz. The consulting firm offers customized seminar programs for both retailers and wholesalers.


  • 05172005 Britt Beemer Top 10 Retail Channels
    DISCOUNTERS ARE MOST POPULAR RETAIL CHANNEL FOR AMERICAN SHOPPERS

    CHARLESTON, SC  -- More than 88% of American shoppers made purchases in discount stores during April, ranking discount stores as the most popular retail channel in the nation.  That was the finding of a new study conducted by America's Research Group, here.

  • 05182005 A Day in the Life of Herb Cantor

    ON THE ROAD WITH HERB CANTOR:
    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SALES AGENT
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    WESTBURY, NY -- "If you don't show your face at the stores, they'll forget about you." That's Herb Cantor's first rule of a life. In order to get a nuts-and-bolts view of the life of an independent rep, we accompanied Cantor for a few hours on a sales trip to Long Island.


  • 05242005 More Tips for Road Warriors

    Letter to the Editor:
    DAY IN THE LIFE OF HERB CANTOR SPARKS MORE TIPS FOR ROAD WARRIORS

    Dear Rugnews.com,

    Herb Cantor's tips for sales reps (A Day In the Life of a Sales Agent, click here) was very interesting and I'd like to add a few comments from my own perspective.


  • 05242005 Westervelt Mem Cards
    WESTERVELT DEVELOPS COLOR MEM
    CARDS AS  EDUCATIONAL SALES AIDES

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA. -- Westervelt Studio has developed a sales and design training tool called Color Mem Cards, a deck of 32 pocket sized ( 4€VbCrLf x 5€VbCrLf)  color and design information cards. 


Markets
  • 05032005 828 Beijing Trip Promotion Winners
    ISLAND HOME GALLERY WINS
    828 INTERNATIONAL TRIP TO BEIJING


    Jim Alan Webb and Joann Piccozzi of
    Island Home Gallery


    GREENVILLE, SC-Alan Webb and Joann Piccozzi of Island Home Gallery in Shelter Island, NY,  opened the grand prize fortune cookie at 828 International's High Point showroom last month. That means they will be headed to Beijing for a week-long trip, courtesy of 828.


  • 05202005 Roy Award Nominees Announced

    RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
    NOMINEES ARE ANNOUNCED

    ATLANTA- The nation's top  rug retailers will be  honored at the annual  Rug Retailer of the Year (ROY) Awards on Sunday, July 17 during the International Rug Maket at AmericasMart Atlanta.


  • 05272005 Showrooms Opening at Las Vegas World Market Center

     EXHIBITORS BEGIN MOVE INTO NEW
     LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER

    By Lissa Wyman
    LAS VEGAS -- Exhibitors are beginning to move into their new showrooms at the Las Vegas World Market Center in preparation for the inaugural home furnishings market July 25 to 29.


Products
People
  • 05012005 Las Vegas Market Center Names Branscome

    BRANSCOME NAMED TO INTERNATIONAL
    POST FOR LAS VEGAS WORK MARKET

    LAS VEGAS --Tim Branscome has been named to lead their international team as director of international business development for the Las Vegas World Market Center.


  • 05102005 Congratulation Al Wahnon Pic

    AL WAHNON CELEBRATES
    50 YEARS IN BIZ


    Al Wahnon, editor and publisher of Floor Covering News, gets congratulatory hugs from  Lissa Wyman of Rugnews.com . Wahnon recently celebrated 50 years in the floor covering industry. He was our boss and mentor back in  the 1970's.
    (Photo by Matthew Spieler)


  • 05192005 Nourison Names Foster

    NOURISON NAMES FOSTER
    ACCOUNT EXEC IN CAROLINAS

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Kevin Foster has been appointed account executive for North and South Carolina for Nourison, according to Pat Muschamp, vice president of sales.


Products
  • 05052005 High Fashion Rug Design


    Joan Weissman

    TREND SETTING
    HIGH DESIGN RUGS
    INSPIRED BY  WORLD OF MODERN ART


    New Moon


    Ft. Street Studio


    Angela Adams


    Emma Gardner

    By Carol Tisch

    "Art for the Floor" has long been the mantra of contemporary fine rug designers, but the outlook for 2005 is more artsy than ever before. 


  • 05112005 Made in the USA
    RUG IMPORTERS EXPLORING NEW
    SOURCES OF SUPPLY: MADE IN THE U.S.A.


    Capel


    Hellenic


    Trans-Ocean

    By Lissa Wyman

    The dollar is weak. Customs security is tight. Competition is tough. To help alleviate some of those headaches, rug importers are finding new sources of supply right here in the USA.


Vendors
  • 05032005 Bacova Guild Acquires Lacey

    BACOVA GUILD ACQUIRES
    LACEY MILLS ACCENTS RUGS

    ROCKY MOUNT, VA  - Bacova Guild, Ltd., has acquired the Lacey Mills bath and accent rug business. Bacova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ronile, Inc.


  • 05062005 United Weavers New Atlanta Showroom

    UNITED WEAVERS DOUBLES ATLANTA SHOWROOM, MOVES TO SIXTH FLOOR

    ATLANTA -- United Weavers of America, Inc. will double the size of its showroom and move to the sixth floor of AmericasMart Atlanta this Summer.


  • 05162005 AmericasMart Showroom Expansions, Renewals

    AMERICASMART EXHIBITORS EXPAND,
    EXTEND LONG-TERM LEASES

    ATLANTA --  Jerry H.Aziz Oriental Rugs and Nargizian Rug Company have made  major showroom expansions at AmericasMart Atlanta and several other rug exhibitors have renewed their commitment to AmericasMart with long-term leases.


  • 05172005 Dynamic Rugs Moves Headquarters

    DYNAMIC RUGS MOVING TO NEW
    CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

    FREDERICK, MD -- Dynamic Rugs is moving its corporate headquarters and distribution center to an 84,000 sq. ft.facility in Fredrick, MD.


     

  • 05172005 TaiPing New Headquarters,Showroom

    TAIPING OPENS  HEADQUARTERS AND SHOWROOM IN NEW YORK CITY

    NEW YORK -- Tai Ping opened its new U.S. headquarters and showroom May 16 in a historic building on the perimeter of Manhattan's Union Square.


  • 05192005 Rempen to Retire from Foreign Accents

    REMPEN OF FOREIGN ACCENTS
    SETS  RETIREMENT IN JUNE

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Wolfgang Rempen, president of Foreign Accents,  will retire this June in order to spend more time at his New Mexico ranch. The company will continue to be run by his partner, Patricia (Trish) Rempen.


  • 05202005 Cresc Combines Divisions

    CRESC  REALIGNS MANAGEMENT;
    COMBINES TWO DIVISIONS

    ATLANTA -- Cresc Corp. is combining its  Homefires and Home Comfort  divisions under the corporate umbrella of the Cresc Corp. 


  • 05302005 Natco Forms New Bedding Division

    NATCO HOME FASHIONS LAUNCHES BEDDING DIVISION; APPOINTS VEGA

    WEST WARWICK, RI -- Natco Home Fashions, parent of Central Oriental, has launched a new bedding division in a move to expand and strengthen its product offerings.


















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