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2006 AUGUST

  • 08112006 NY Home Textiles Market Report

    Home Textiles Market Report:
    RUG VENDORS WOOING MASS MARKET BUYERS AT NY TEXTILES EVENT

    By Deirdre McKay

    NEW YORK --  Rug executives showing at the New York Home Textiles market were optimistic about the future of the mass market business and fairly comfortable with the switch to August-February  market timing. (Although nearly everyone agrees that there are too many markets in general).


  • 08172006 Editorial Cross Merchandising

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    LOTS OF TALK ABOUT CROSS MERCHANDISING, BUT NOT MUCH ACTION

     By Lissa Wyman

    People have been talking about cross-merchandising for years, but nobody actually DOES much about it.


  • 08222006 Carpet Ones New Site

    CARPET ONE  FINE TUNING DIGITAL BUSINESS WITH NEW INTERNET AND INTRANET SITES

    DENVER, CO - Carpet One Floor & Home is revamping its digital strategy with a new e-tailing site and a new intra-net site for Carpet One members. The new projects will  launch on October 1, 2006. 


  • 08312006 Lahore Carpet District


    DISCOVERING LAHORE'S
     CARPET DISTRICT

     
    Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com
    and husband Bud Wyman explore the
    narrow streets of Lahore's carpet district via
    horse-drawn rickshaw.
     

    By Lissa Wyman
     
     LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- The merchants of Lahore's carpet district are building a new Carpet Street, a neighborhood that incorporates new merchandising strategies into the traditional ways of selling one of a kind rugs.
     
     Pix of Lahore's Carpet Market, click here
     
    Pakistan Exhibition People pix , click here


Markets
  • 08022006 Karastan Joins MRA Market

    KARASTAN TO EXHIBIT AT METRO RUG ALLIANCE MARKET WEEK

    ATLANTA - Karastan has added its name to the exhibitor list for this year's Metro Rug Alliance Market Week, scheduled from September 18 to September 22, 2006.


  • 08082006 Persian Carpet Expo
    PERSIAN CARPET EXHIBITION
    TO BE HELD AUG. 23 TO 29

    TEHRAN, IRAN - The 15th Annual Persian Carpet Grand Exhibition, scheduled from Aug. 23 to 29, 2006, will feature Persian rugs presented by manufacturers and professional exporters.


  • 08102006 NY Home Textiles Show Set for New Time, Place

    NEW YORK HOME TEXTILES SHOW
    UNVEILS  NEW TIME, PLACE, FORMAT

    WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The New York Home Textiles Show will kick off its new time, place and format with an exhibition of luxury home textiles at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. The show runs Sun., Aug. 13 to Wed., Aug 16.


  • 08212006 Pakistan Carpet Expo
    PAKISTAN CARPET EXHIBITION
    SET FOR AUGUST  28 TO 31

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN -- The Pakistan Carpet exhibition will be held August 28 to 31 at the Expo Centre Fortress Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, according to Akhtar Nazir (Cooki) Khan, chairman of the exhibition organizing committee.


     

  • 08212006 Third Annual LV Market Success

    OFFICIAL RESULTS ARE IN FROM LAS VEGAS  MARKET CENTER

    LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Market Center has reported that its Summer show had strong results.   Despite reports that attendance was off slightly from January due to the soft retail economy, exhibitors reported larger orders from buyers.


  • 08242006 Boodakian and Mahfuz of MRA Address AmericasMart University

    BOODAKIAN AND MAHFUZ ADDRESS AMERICASMART UNIVERSITY
    AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET

    ATLANTA - Steve Boodakian and Sy Mahfuz, founders of MERA Consulting Group, addressed rug professionals during an AmericasMart University seminar during the recent Atlanta International Area Rug Market show.


  • 08O82006 NY MRA Exhibitors


    START PLANNING
    YOUR BUYING STRATEGY 
    FOR NY-NJ METRO MARKET

    The Metro Market Runs Sept. 18 to 22

    For the full list of participants, phone numbers and websites, click here


     

People
  • 08012006 Nourison Named Rosenblum
     NOURISON NAMES ROSENBLUM BRAND MANAGER OF LICENSING

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- Julie Rosenblum has been appointed to the newly created in-house position of brand manager of licensing for Nourison.


  • 08072006 Bloomingdale Names Harter

    BLOOMINGDALE'S NAMES HARTER HOME FASHION DIRECTOR

    NEW YORK -- Kevin Harter has been named vice president of fashion direction for the home, young world and men's divisions.


  • 08072006 Las Vegas People Pix

    REMEMBER LAS VEGAS?
    SEE THE PEOPLE PIX TODAY!

    Feizy was showing for the last time at its huge showroom at the World Market Center Pavilion. In January, the company opens a state of the art showroom in Building B. From left: Michael Papadakis, Feizy sales rep; Harry Lentz and Don Behrstock of Horizon Furniture,  Los Angeles, and John Feizy, founder and president of Feizy Rugs.
     

    See all the Las Vegas People Pix, click here


Products
  • 08092006 Arts and Crafts Revival

    HISTORIC ENGLISH ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT REVIVED IN MODERN RUGS

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer

    The Arts & Crafts style from over a hundred years ago is revisiting  the world of rug design.  In updated versions, of course.


Retailers
  • 08252006 Carson Pirie Scott to Close Chicago State Street Store

    CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DOWNTOWN
    CHICAGO STORE TO CLOSE IN 2007

    YORK, PA --  Chicago's Carson Pirie Scott will close its State Street location after the 2006 holiday shopping season, according to Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the parent company. Bon-Ton cited falling sales, rising costs and operating losses.


  • 08252006 World Rugs Grand Opening

     

    HOM FURNITURE OPENS
    WORLD RUGS SUPERSTORE

    World Rugs super-store is located next door to parent HOM Furniture in this Twin Cities community.

    PLYMOUTH MN -   World Rugs, a new rug superstore,   is celebrating its grand opening in a 17,000 sq. ft. store  in this Twin Cities community. Next  door neighbor is parent company HOM Furniture. 


Vendors
  • 08072006 Roan and Shupp Develop Rug Program for Klaussner

    KLAUSSNER WILL ENTER RUG BUSINESS AS PART OF
    WHOLE ROOM CONCEPT

    ASHEBORO, NC -- Klaussner Furniture International made a soft introduction of its new "whole room concept€VbCrLf at the Las VegasWorld Market Center, including a collection of rugs developed by rug industry veterans Steve Roan and Mike Shupp.


  • 08222006 Eastern Oriental Rug Co Feature

    EASTERN ORIENTAL SPANS OLD AND
    NEW TRADITIONS IN WHOLESALING

    By Janet Herlihy

    SECAUCUS, NJ --  Eastern Oriental Rug Co. (EORC) is a family owned importer that  has created an identity that embraces the latest wholesale and retail trends, while maintaining traditional family values.


  • 08242006 Due Process feature

    DUE PROCESS SWIMS AGAINST THE TIDE: SPECIALIZES IN HIGH END

    Humming along at Due Process headquarters in Colts Neck, NJ are Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com and David Grasse, president of Due Process Stable Trading.

    By Lissa Wyman

    COLTS NECK, NJ  --  In an era when success is often measured by fast turnover and low prices, David Grasse president of Due Process Stable Trading Co., is swimming against the mainstream.


     

  • 08242006 Majestic Expands in New York

    MAJESTIC RUG EXPANDING
    IN NEW YORK CITY

    NEW YORK -- Majestic Rug is expanding its presence in New York with participation in the upcoming Metro Market and a new and larger permanent showroom at 261 Fifth Ave.


















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