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2011 JUNE

  • 06022011 Letter to the Editor The Dilemma of Rep Vehicles

    Letter to the Editor:
    DILEMMA FOR ROAD WARRIORS:
    WHAT TYPE OF VEHICLE IS  BEST?

    ED NOTE: The high cost of gas can cut into profits for salesmen on the road. You need a large vehicle to carry samples, but large vehicles tend to be gas hogs. A Rugnews.com reader asks fellow reps how they deal with the dilemma

    Dear Editor:

    As a rep, I have often wondered what vehicles other reps use to carry their product. 


  • 06022011 Rare PicassoTapestry to Highlight Auction at Bonhams

    RARE PICASSO TAPESTRY TO
    HIGHLIGHT LONDON AUCTION

     
    Rare Tapestry of Picasso's Le Baisser (The Kiss) is expected to sell for approximately $8,676 to $11,568 at Bonham's auction.

    LONDON -- A rare Picasso tapestry will be featured at an upcoming auction of Picasso Editions prints, ceramics and tapestries at Bonham's auction house Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.


     

  • 06082011 Ardabil Carpet on Exhibit at New Exhibit at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    ARDABIL CARPET ON EXHIBIT AT
    NEW SHOW AT LOS ANGELES
    COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

    The Ardabil carpet, dated 1539-40 is one of two of the most treasured carpets of the Safavid dynasty. Owned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, it was a gift to the museum from J. Paul Getty. The second Ardabil carpet is on permanent exhibit at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


    LOS ANGELES --The Ardabil Carpet, one of the pair of the most treasured carpets in the world, will be on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) now through Sept. 5, 2011.


Markets
  • 06012011 7W Gift and Home Market Set for August 12 to 18

    7 W NEW YORK GIFT & HOME
    TEXTILES MARKET
    SET FOR AUGUST 12 TO 18

    NEW YORK – 7 W New York’s Gift & Home Textiles Market Week, set to take place August 12 to 18, will feature promotions, learning opportunities, extended shopping hours, and an array of events that aim to please and support market-goers, according to Chris Collins, vice president and general manager of 7 W New York.


  • 06022011 World Market Center to Host Series of Events during Gift and Home Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST 
    EVENTS AT GIFT AND HOME MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will host a variety of special events and seminars during the Summer 2011 Gift and Home Market, August 1 to 5, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas.


  • 06152011 High POint Market Authority Video on Home Furnishings Trends
    KEY FURNISHINGS TRENDS STAR
    IN HIGH POINT MARKET VIDEO

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Key home furnishings trends star in a video from The High Point Market Authority. New looks on tap for the nation's stores include "Jetson" shapes and vibrant colors from the 1960's, inspirations from the Greek Isles and equestrian themes. To view the video, click here.


  • 06162011 World Market Center Creates Video to Promote August Market

    LAS VEGAS MARKET CREATES
    CELEBRITY VIDEO TO PROMOTE
    AUGUST FURNISHINGS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas has created an only-in-Vegas video in preparation for the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1 to 5, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center. To view the celebrity video, click here


  • 06272011 Pakistan Carpet Exhibition set for Oct 11 to 13

    PAKISTAN HAND KNOTTED CARPET
    EXHIBITION SET FOR OCT. 11 TO 13
     

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN – The Pakistan Hand Knotted Carpet Exhibition is scheduled to take place here Oct. 11 to 13.  The event is organized in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and the government of Pakistan. 


  • 07012011 World Market Center Optimistic About August Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER OPTIMISTIC
    ABOUT A STRONG AUGUST SHOW

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market officials are optimistic for a strong Summer show with better-than-expected increases in hotel bookings and pre-registrations as compared to recent markets. The Las Vegas Market will be held Aug 1 to 5.


  • 6122011 World Market Center to Host Ahead of the Curve during August Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST
    AHEAD OF THE CURVE TREND EVENT
    AT AUGUST MARKET
     

    LAS VEGAS – Ahead of the Curve, a presentation and webcast sponsored by the World Market Center will be held Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. in Building C, suite C-352 during the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, which runs Aug. 1 to 5.


People
  • 05312011 Capel Names Peel Regional Sales Manager

    CAPEL RUGS NAMES PEEL
    REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

    TROY, NC – Daryl Peel has been named regional sales manager for Capel Rugs’ southwest territory, according to Allen Robertson, vice president of sales.


  • 06142011 Capel Rugs Names Bristow High Point Showroom Manager

    CAPEL RUGS NAMES BRISTOW
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOM MGR


    TROY, NC – Ron Bristow has been named showroom manager of Capel Rugs' High Point showroom, located in Market Square Space 112.  He will report to Allen Robertson, Capel’s vice president of sales.


Retailers
  • 06132011 World of Floors to Open Boutiques in Art Van Furniture Stores
    WORLD OF FLOORS TO OPEN BOUTIQUES
    IN ALL ART VAN FURNITURE STORES

    WARREN, MI -- World of Floors, which operates four full line floor covering stores, will open boutiques in Art Van Furniture stores, according to Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of the family-owned furniture chain.


  • 06212011 Macy's Signs New Bank Credit Agreement

    MACY’S SIGNS NEW
    BANK CREDIT AGREEMENT
     

    CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. has entered into a $1.5 billion bank credit agreement that will mature on June 20, 2015. It replaces a previous $2 billion facility which was set to mature on August 30, 2012. Joint lead arrangers for the new agreement are J. P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo. 


  • 06272011 Macys Launches Shipping Services to 91 Nations Worldwide

    MACY'S LAUNCHES SHIPPING
    SERVICES TO 91 NATIONS

    NEW YORK – In a move to significantly broaden its merchandising efforts, Macy's has launched international shipping on its e-commerce site, macys.com, to 91 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. 


Vendors
  • 06022011 J&D Oriental Rugs Available Online

    J & D ORIENTAL RUGS
    ON FIRST DIBS SITE

    NEW YORK – J & D Oriental Rugs Co. has a selection of its one-of-a-kind carpets available for purchase on 1stdibs.com, an online marketplace for antique and mid-century modern furniture. 


  • 06062011 WONZ Announces Living Well with Wool Winner

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND ANNOUNCES
    ‘LIVE WELL WITH WOOL’ WINNER

    MARIETTA, GA – John and Ellen Kruger of San Rafael, CA, were named winners of Wools of New Zealand’s “Live Well with Wool” Sweepstakes, a spring event for Premier Partner retailers. The Kruger’s purchased Godfrey Hirst’s Needlepoint patterned loop carpet  to qualify for the sweepstakes. 


  • 06212011 Mirza Kalaty Retires, Company Closes New York City Showroom

    MIRZA KALATY RETIRING; COMPANY
    CLOSING NEW YORK SHOWROOM

    NEW YORK --Mirza Kalaty is retiring from the Kalaty Rug Corp. and the company is closing its Manhattan showroom and distribution center after more than 30 years in the heart of New York's Oriental Rug District. The company continues to operate its warehouse and shipping facilities in Hicksville, NY.


  • 06242011 Vantage Industries Acquired by Kittrich Corp.

    CALIFORNIA-BASED COMPANY
    PURCHASES VANTAGE INDUSTRIES

    LA MIRADA, CA -- Kittrich Corp, a multi-product distributor of shelf liners and other consumer products, has acquired Vantage Industries, which produces and distributes rug underlay products.


















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