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2009 AUGUST

  • 07312009 Annual CCA Global Charity Golf Tournament set for September 24

    CCA GLOBAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT
    SET FOR SEPTEMBER 24 IN GEORGIA

    MANCHESTER, NH – CCA Global Partners will join together with industry friends and flooring suppliers on September 24 for the sixth annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF).  The tournament will be held at Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, GA. Since the first tournament in 2003, the event has raised more than $750,000 for the FCIF. 


  • 08022009 Guest Editorial: Risk Management

    Rugnews.com Guest Editorial:
    BIG BUSINESS ISSUES FOR NEXT 12 MONTHS:
    PROTECTING GROWTH, MANAGING RISK

    by Joyce Gioia-Herman

    GREENSBORO, NC -- Protecting growth initiatives while managing risk initiatives are two of the most challenging issues facing business today, according to a recent study by the Corporate Executive Board, a peer-to-peer network of top executives.


  • 08042009 RugNews.com Editorial: Post-Apocalyptic Rug Business Looks Like a New Apocalypse

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    LET'S BE BRUTALLY REALISTIC --
    POST APOCALYPTIC RUG BIZ
    COULD BE A NEW APOCALYPSE

    By Lissa Wyman

    Some of my critics accuse me of being too optimistic. Sure, I like to put a positive spin on things, because I have never thought it was productive to sit around and moan and groan about how bad things are.


    KEEP THOSE COMMENTS COMING!
    The Internet police told us we could only have 10 comments per story, so that's why you haven't been able to continue to comment on this editorial. We have prevailed upon them to up the limit to 100. So please click here to make your statement.


  • 08252009 Customer Engagement

    PEOPLE METRICS STUDY:
    COMPANIES THAT ENGAGE CLIENTS
    HAVE BEST CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL

    PHILADELPHIA – Companies that actively engage their customers in the buying and selling process are the ones that have the best chance of survival, particularly in tough economic times. That was the finding of a recent study by People Metrics, a company that studies interactions between companies and their clients.


Markets
  • 08032009 WMC Offers Business Survival Seminars

    LAS VEGAS WMC OFFERS FALL
    BUSINESS SURVIVAL SEMINARS

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will offer a "Business Survival" series of seminars scheduled for the Fall Las Vegas Market, Sept. 14 to 17.  


  • 08042009 WMC Launches Multi-Channel Consumer Campaign

    WORLD MARKET CENTER LAUNCHES
    MULTI-CHANNEL CONSUMER CAMPAIGN
    TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE HOME

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas, along with leading industry groups, has launched a $20 million consumer promotional campaign to unite and energize the $133 billion home furnishings industry, according to World Market Center officials.


  • 08072009 High Point Market Authority Has Market Ambassadors

     

    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY
    ADDS SIX SALES REPRESENTATIVES
    TO MARKET AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority has added six  Home Furnishings Representatives to its program of High Point Market Rep Ambassadors, according to Brian D. Casey, president and chief executive officer of the HPMA.


  • 08092009 ORRA Seminars Enlighten Atlanta Market Attendees

    ORRA ATLANTA SEMINARS ENTERTAIN
    AND ENLIGHTEN MARKET ATTENDEES

    ATLANTA – Weaving scholars Saul Yale Barodofsky and John Wertime entertained and enlightened attendees at  Atlanta Market seminars sponsored by the Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA).  


  • 08122009 Rug Exhibitors to Show at 7W New York in September
    BASHIAN AND UNITED WEAVERS
    TO SHOW AT 7 W NEW YORK

    DURING SEPTEMBER TEXTILE MARKET

    NEW YORK -- Bashian Rugs and United Weavers of America will be among the temporary exhibitors showing at 7 West New York during Home Fashions Market Week, Sept. 14 to 18.  They join Surya and Orian Rugs, two rug vendors with permanent showrooms at 7 West.


  • 08122009 Safavieh Hosts Las Vegas Meet & Greet for Icons of Design Winners Easton and Drake

    SAFAVIEH HOSTS ICONS OF DESIGN WINNERS EASTON AND DRAKE AT
    LAS VEGAS MEET AND GREET


    David Easton


    Jamie Drake


    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh licensing partners David Easton and Jamie Drake will attend a special breakfast meet-and-greet at 9 a.m., Wednesday Sept. 16, at the Safavieh showroom, World Market Center Building A, showroom, 101.  The designers will present their rug introductions at that time.


  • 08172009 Las Vegas WMC to Debut New HD Design Show in February

    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER
    TO DEBUT NEW HOSPITALITY DESIGN
    SHOW FEBRUARY 1 TO 3 2010

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will launch Inspiredesign, a new Hospitality/Design event  Feb. 1 to 3, 2010. The new show will focus on interior and architectural design solutions for the hospitality, senior living and healthcare marketplace.


  • 08172009 WMC Launches Rep Rewards Program

    WORLD MARKET CENTER LAUNCHES
    REP REWARDS PROGRAM

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas is paying it forward with the new Rep Rewards Program . The initiative is designed to thank sales representatives for bringing retailers to Market.  The program will debut at the Fall Las Vegas Market Sept. 14 to 17.    


  • 08192009 Feizy to Offer Shipping Discounts on LV Orders

    FEIZY OFFERS SHIPPING DISCOUNTS
    ON LAS VEGAS MARKET ORDERS

    DALLAS – Feizy Rugs is offering 50% off  freight rates as a special incentive for orders placed at the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Sept.14 to 17, according to John Feizy, founder and chief executive officer of the company.


  • 08202009 21st Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Named

    JAIPUR, LOLOI AND SURYA
    NAMED FINALISTS FOR
    DALLAS ARTS AWARDS

    DALLAS – Jaipur Rugs, Loloi Rugs and Surya are the three finalists in the rug category in the 21st annual Arts Awards competition. Winners will be announced at the Dallas Market Center in January 2010.


  • 08242009 HD Boutique set for Sept 14 and15

    HD BOUTIQUE SET FOR
    SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15

    MIAMI BEACH – HD Boutique, a hospitality design event, is set for Sept. 14 and 15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Over 600 manufacturers are expected to exhibit.


  • 08252009 Metro Market Week and NYICS Form Alliance

    METRO MARKET WEEK AND NYICS
    FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE UNDER
    BANNER OF FALL RUG MARKET WEEK

    NEW YORK – Metro Market Week  and the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) have formed a strategic alliance to promote both events under the unifying banner of "Fall Rug Market Week" in the New York metropolitan area. Metro Market week takes place in participating New York and New Jersey showrooms Sept. 21 to 25 and the NYICS will be held at 7 W New York Sept. 20 to 22.


  • 08252009 NYIGF Dates Set for 2010

    NEW YORK WINTER GIFT FAIR
    SET FOR JAN 30 TO FEB 4

    NEW YORK – The Winter New York International Gift Fair will be held Jan. 30 to Feb. 4, 2010, following the traditional Saturday to Thursday staggered opening/closing date pattern at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. The Summer market will take place Aug 14 to 19, 2010.


  • 08252009 WMC Encourages Retailers to Participate in National Home Furnishings Month

    WMC LAS VEGAS URGES RETAILERS
    TO GET BEHIND NATIONAL HOME
    FURNISHINGS MONTH IN SEPTEMBER

    LAS VEGAS – Retail participation is a key ingredient to the success of the World Market Center's "Is it Home Yet" consumer ad campaign and the WMC is encouraging retailers to jump on the campaign's first event, National Home Furnishings Month which runs in September.  


  • 08262009 Creative Accents and New England to Show at HP

    CREATIVE ACCENTS AND
    NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
    TO OPEN IN HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT, NC – Creative Accents and New England Collection are among 40 new companies showing at the Suites at Market Square during the upcoming High Point Market, Oct. 17 to 22.


  • 08282009 New Media Center to Open During Fall HP Market

    NEW MEDIA CENTER TO OPEN FOR
    FALL 2009 HIGH POINT MARKET
     

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority will unveil a new, state-of-the-art High Point Market Media Center during the International Home Furnishings Market Oct.17 to 22.  The Media center will be located in a permanent space on the plaza level of Showplace West, at the corner of Main and High Streets.


Products
  • 08142009 Fashion Story: Good Looks and Great Value

     


    Harounian Rugs
    Spencer $250


    Karastan
    Scandia $399


    Couristan Ambassador $139


    Kas
    Loft mid-$200's

    RECESSION RECIPE:
    GOOD LOOKS, GREAT VALUE


    Safavieh
    Heritage $149

     


    Momeni
    Bliss $259


    Chandra
    Metro $249


    Nourison
    Fantasy $199

     

    By Lissa Wyman

     

    As the weight of the economic doldrums continue to drag down the home furnishings business, rug vendors are developing value-oriented products they hope will help rekindle consumer interest in rugs. 



  • 08202009 Momeni to Introduce Custom Rug Program in LV

    MOMENI TO  INTRODUCE
    CUSTOM RUG PROGRAM 
    AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni Concepts, a new custom rug program, will be introduced by Momeni during the upcoming Las Vegas World Market, according to Reza Momeni, president.


Retailers
  • 08062009 Macys Sales Down in July

    MACY’S SALES DOWN 10.7%
    IN JULY BUT INTERNET SALES UP

    CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc. reported total sales of $1.377 billion for the four weeks ended Aug. 1, 2009, a decrease of 10.7% compared with total sales of $1.543 billion in the four weeks ended Aug. 2, 2008.  However, online sales were up 7.9% in July 2009, 9.4% in the second quarter and 12.7% for the year to date.


  • 08062009 Two Cleaning Groups Sign Affiliation Agreement

    TWO CLEANING GROUPS
    IN AFFILIATION AGREEMENT

    COLUMBIA, MD – The Carpet Cleaners Institute of the Northwest (CCINW) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) have entered into an affiliation agreement, effective Oct, 1, 2009.


  • 08102009 Ethan Allen Launches Program for Independent Interior Designers

    ETHAN ALLEN INTRODUCES
    NEW AFFILIATE PROGRAM FOR
    INDEPENDENT INTERIOR DESIGNERS

    DANBURY, CT –Ethan Allen's Interior Design Affiliate Membership program for independent interior designers will be launched in early Fall, according to Farooq Kathwari, president and chief executive officer of Ethan Allen.


  • 08182009 Home Depot Reports Second Quarter Earnings

    HOME DEPOT SALES OFF
    9% FOR SECOND QUARTER

    ATLANTA – Home Depot has reported second quarter sales  of $19.1 billion, a 9.1% decrease from second quarter 2008 sales of $20.9 billion. Comparable US store sales were down 6.9% and total comparable store sales were off 8.5% in the period. Despite the sales decline, the large home improvement chain did better than expected, however.   


  • 08282009 Ethan Allen Opens 2 New Design Centers

    ETHAN ALLEN OPENS 
    DUBAI DESIGN CENTER

    DANBURY, CT – Ethan Allen has opened a new Design Center in Dubai, U.A.E. as part of its continued expansion in both US and overseas markets.  


Test
  • 08312009 Concord Global Diversifies into Furniture
    CONCORD GLOBAL DIVERSIFIES
    INTO TURKISH-MADE FURNITURE

    NEW YORK -- Concord Global Trading is diversifying into the furniture importing business, according to company principals Gulben Aksu and George Bulat.


Vendors
  • 08032009 Shaw Hospitality Introduces EcoEvolution

    SHAW HOSPITALITY GROUP
    INTRODUCES ECOEVOLUTION

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Hospitality Group has introduced EcoEvolution, a new carpet print base that unites hospitality floor covering design with sustainability.


  • 08252009 Ebisons Harounian Expands Affordarug Series

    EBISONS HAROUNIAN EXPANDS
    VALUE-PRICED AFF0RDARUG SERIES

    NEW YORK -- Ebisons Harounian has expanded its Affordarug Series, a group of  value-oriented rugs that include both programmed and one-of-a-kind products, according to Michael Harounian, a company principal.


















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