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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.