America's Research Group Report: CONSUMERS NIX SPENDING FOR BIG TICKET ITEMS CHARLESTON, SC - Over 40% of shoppers say that they "don't want to spend the money€VbCrLf when asked why they are putting purchases of $500 or more on hold, according to a survey conducted by America's Research Group (ARG).
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - The 11th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC), scheduled in Istanbul for April 19 to April 22, 2007, will be showcasing hundreds of examples of carpets and textiles fromTurkey's institutional and private collections.
WOOLMARK INTERNATIONAL CARPET INSPECTION SERVICE AT SURFACES
LAS VEGAS - Woolmark International will showcase the International Carpet Inspection Service at Surfaces, Las Vegas from February 7 to 9 2007. The service offers product and technical expertise in the production, management, pre-delivery inspection and quality control of wool carpet and rugs.
Rugnews.com Editorial: WINTER MARKETS AT MID-POINT SHEER MADNESS OR SHEER GENIUS?
By Lissa Wyman
The Winter Market season is at it's mid-point. We've had the big hoopla in Atlanta and Las Vegas World Market. Now we're going into the end game at Surfaces and next week's New York Home Textile Market. Are we all nuts? Or are multiple markets a genius way to build our businesses and penetrate new distribution channels and geography?
FLOOR COVERING WORLD COMES OUT IN FORCE AT VEGAS SURFACES SHOW
Mark Ferullo, vp of 828 International,right, greets Ron Beyer Sr., vice president of the Century Tile stores headquartered in Lombard, IL.
By Lissa Wyman
LAS VEGAS -- The flooor covering world was out in force at the Surfaces floor covering show, which opened Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center here. Even though many rug vendors had shown last week at the World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas, the Surfaces show still attracted a respectable number of rug exhibitors. Full report coming soon.
REPORT FROM NEW YORK: BIG BUYERS COME OUT IN FORCE; MASS MARKET OUTLOOK VERY GOOD
At Orian: Barry G. Kelley, vice president of marketing and merchandising for Orian, with Bob Wilson, buyer and Heather Tabor, allocation analyst, for Fred's, headquartered in Memphis.
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK-- The art of the deal is more important than the art of the rug at the New York Home Textiles Market. Mass market stores were flexing their buying muscles this week as they looked for items to fill specific price points and get the best pricing on volume purchases.
NOURISON BROADLOOM LINE WINS BEST OF SHOW AWARD IN WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND COMPETITION Nourison accepting Fashion Dynamics award for Best Overall Woven Product, from left: Nourison Principal Alex Peykar; Wes Connelly, North American area manager for Wools of New Zealand, and Alistair Coleman, chief executive of Wools of New Zealand
SHANGHAI, CHINA - Over 35,000 floor covering professionals from more than 50 countries are expected to attend Domotex Asia/China Floor, scheduled for March 28 to 30 at the Shanghai International Exhibition Centre.
CAPEL CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF RUGS WITH 2007 CATALOG
TROY, NC - Capel is celebrating its 90th anniversary with the release of a special catalog, which will feature new products for the company's 90th year and a top 90 series featuring the company's 90 best-selling rugs.
YOU'RE HIRED! CARPET ONE PARTNERS WITH NBC'S THE APPRENTICE SHOW MANCHESTER, NH - Carpet One Floor & Home has partnered with The Apprentice, the NBC reality TV show. With the assistance of Los Angeles retailer Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home, the company provided 3,600 sq. ft of carpet for the boardroom, where Donald Trump "fires" a contestant each week.
HOUSTON - Miresco Decorative Rugs is relocating its High Point showroom and offices from 305 North Main St., High Point, NC, to the newly renovated Mill, at 126 Centennial St. The Mill is a companion building to the Hamilton Square complex.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Joe Russo has been promoted to national account executive for Nourison's New England sales department. He will handle select regional and national accounts, as well as non-traditional retailers and some mass merchants.