NOURISON RETURNS TO HIGH POINT WITH PERMANENT INTERHALL SHOWROOM
SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Nourison will return to High Point in October 2011 with a new 5,000 sq. ft. permanent showroom located at InterHall 101 on the first level of the IHFC building, according to the company.
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.
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.
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).
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.
IMC COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FIVE HIGH POINTPROPERTIES
HIGH POINT, NC – International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the operator of High Point showroom space, has completed the acquisition of five buildings here. IMC's total investment in the High Point and Las Vegas now totals $1 billion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.