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2011 AUGUST

  • 08162011 Rugnews,com Guest Editorial by Bill Mitcheson
    Rugnews.com Guest Editorial:
    JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS CAN'T
    GET WORSE -- ALONG COMES A GREAT IDEA

    By Bill Mitcheson

    SUMMERFIELD, FL --A couple of months ago I was invited by Carol Bailey of Foxy Rug Galleria here to participate in an open house in her store. Having lived through several recessions including the recession of the eighties (bad but not as bad as this one), I always try to help dealers reach out for business.


  • 08172011 Alexander Smith 1976 BiCentennial Rug Refuses to Die

    UGLY RUG  WILL NOT DIE: READER
    FINDS 1776 RUG AT GARAGE SALE


    Reader Travis Lee with Alexander Smith Com Bicentennial Commemorative Rug he bought at garage sale

    By Lissa Wyman

    Some rugs are so ugly, they refuse to die. Take, for example, this 35 year-old Alexander Smith acrylic rug produced for America's Bicentennial year. We received the following e-mail from Travis Lee, a reader who obviously can't resist a bargain.


  • 08252011 WFCA Endorses Main Street Fairness Act

    WFCA ENDORSES “MAIN STREET
    FAIRNESS ACT” LEGISLATION

    ANAHEIM, CA – The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) has endorsed Senate Bill 1452, “The Main Street Fairness Act” introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and its identical companion legislation introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressmen John Conyers (D-MI) and Peter Welch (D-VT).


  • 08312011 Nearly Half of Companies in Proskauer Study Have No POlicy on Workplace Use of Scial Networking

    NEARLY HALF OF COMPANIES IN
    PROSKAUER STUDY HAVE NO POLICY
    ON SOCIAL MEDIA IN WORKPLACE

    NEW YORK – Nearly half of all businesses participating in a recent study conducted by  Proskauer’s International Labor & Employment Group do not have social media and networking policies in place for the workplace, despite the fact that 76% use social networking for business purposes. In addition, 43% of the respondents have reported employee misuse of social networks.


Markets
  • 08042011 Las Vegas Safavieh Pic and Quick Report on Las Vegas Market

    LAS VEGAS PEOPLE ALWAYS UPBEAT!

    Kathy Leffler, seated right, pow-wows with Safavieh
     bigs Jonathon Yaraghi, seated left, and Darius and
    Arash Yaraghi, standing. Leffler is president of Buy
    Now Or Never.com, St. Louis. Safavieh is unique
    because the company offers a broad selection
    of furniture as well as rugs.
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Considering the general economic malaise and the normal low traffic patterns of Summer, the Las Vegas Market wasn't too bad, according to rug executives. At least the complaints were kept on low volume. The re-location of eight rug showrooms helped spark some new optimism and everyone seemed to be looking ahead to the Fall. Las Vegas Market business reports coming soon.

    More Las Vegas People Pix,
    click here


  • 08072011 Las Vegas Market Business Story #1 No Moaning and Groaning

    Las Vegas Market Business Report #1:
    NO MOANING AND WHINING AT
    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Considering the general economic malaise and the normal low traffic patterns of Summer, there was little moaning and whining at the Las Vegas Market. At least the complaints were kept on low volume.


  • 08102011 37 Exhibitors Scheduled for New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) at 7 W NY

     

    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW SET FOR
    SEPT 11 TO 13, AT 7 WEST NY BUILDING
    HAS SOLD OUT WITH 37 EXHIBITORS

    NEW YORK -- A total of 37 exhibitors have signed on for this year's NY International Carpet Show, scheduled for Sept. 11 to 13, according to Dennis Dodds, owner and show manager. The event will be held on the 11th floor of 7W NY, the showroom building located at 7 West 34th St. in New York.


  • 08222011 Exhibitor Roster set for Metro Market Week

    EXHIBITOR ROSTER SET FOR
    METRO MARKET SEPT 12-15

    NEW YORK – Metro Market Week officials have announced the roster of  exhibitors participating in this year’s event, scheduled for Sept. 12 to 15 in the New York/New Jersey metro area. The show runs concurrently with the New York International Carpet Show, which begins Sept 11 and is held at 7W New York.


People
Retailers
  • 08192011 Association of Rug Care Specialists Formed

    ASSOCIATION OF RUG CARE
    SPECIALISTS FORMED

    ST. LOUIS, MO –  The Association of Rug Care Specialists (ARCS) has been formed by Justin Woodard and other rug cleaning professionals. The Association’s goal is to focus on the cleaning and care of area rugs, while fostering best practices to improve the future of the industry.


     

Vendors
  • 08092011 Surya Introduces Artistic Weavers Brand

    SURYA DEBUTS ARTISTIC WEAVERS BRAND TARGETED TO MASS MARKET

    Surya Artistic Weavers Division Monterey  collection is machine made in Turkey of polypropylene. Suggested
    retail is $220 for 5x8

    CALHOUN, GA -- In a move to aggressively develop the mass market channel, Surya is introducing the Artistic Weavers brand. Artistic Weavers  will be differentiated from Surya's core collections geared to retailers in the home furnishings business, Paul Sullivan, vice president of national accounts, told Rugnews.com.


  • 08162011 Sweepstakes Entry Begins for HGTV Urban Oasis

    SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY BEGINS
    FOR HGTV URBAN OASIS

    DALTON, GA – Registration has begun for a chance to win a 1,000 sq. ft. space designed by HGTV’s interior designer Vern Yip. The second annual HGTV Urban Oasis is a modern, custom-designed residence located on the 35th floor of the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.


  • 08182011 Nourison in Licensing Agreement with Joseph Abboud

    NOURISON SIGNS LICENSING
    AGREEMENT WITH JOSEPH ABBOUD

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ — Nourison has signed an exclusive brand licensing agreement with Joseph Abboud, a division of JA Apparel Corp, New York, according to Alex Peykar, a principal of Nourison.The first collection will be launched at the High Point Home Furnishings Market  Oct. 22 to 27, 2011.


  • 08202011 Oriental Weavers Sphinx to Show at Chicago Casual Market

    SPHINX TO SHOW AT CHICAGO CASUAL FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES MARKET

    DALTON, GA – Sphinx by Oriental Weavers will show for the first time at this year’s Chicago International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market.   The 2011 show will be  held at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago Sept. 12 to 15.


  • 08232011 Surya Named to Inc Magazine's 500/5000 List

    SURYA NAMED TO INC. MAGAZINE’S
    500/5,000 LIST
    OF FAST-GROWING
    PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANIES

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5,000 list of America's fastest-growing privately held companies. 


















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