Art Van Furniture and World of Floors, two Michigan-based retailers, are entering a partnership arrangement in which World of Floors will operate 2,000 sq. ft. boutiques within Art Van Furniture Stores.
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
As a rep, I have often wondered what vehicles other reps use to carry their product.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC -- While economic indicators such as the unemployment rate, gasoline prices and housing continue to cause concern, carpet and rug imports to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011 increased 11.5% compared to first quarter 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SHAW HOSPITALITY GROUP WINS TOP CARPET DESIGN AWARD AT HD EXPO
DALTON, GA – Global Reason by Shaw Hospitality Group was named top Flooring- Carpeting & Carpet Systems, Rugs at the 15th annual IIDA/HD Product Design Competition. The company also received the “Best Product Display” award for its booth during the HD Expo 2011 held May 18 to 20 in Las Vegas.
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.
Having discussed the story that is running on your website with regard to Kalaty Rug Corporation’s closing its NYC showroom and Mirza Kalaty’s retirement, the Kalaty family wishes to set the record straight in hopes that you would please retract and/or amend the current story.