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2006 January

  • 01142006 Largest Hand Tufted Rug?
    Letter to the editor:
      WORLD'S LARGEST TUFTED RUG?


    Finishing the 26x80 ft rug hand tufted by KP & Co.

    Dear Rugnews.com:

    We are attaching herewith a picture of a rug made by KP & Co. of Rajathan, India. It was made recently  for the dining room of the  Hotel Ram Bagh Palace in Jaipur, a member of the Taj Group of hotels.


  • 01182006 L&P-Vantage Buys Griptex

    LEGGETT & PLATT VANTAGE
    ACQUIRES GRIPTEX NON-SLIP

    ATLANTA -- The Coated Fabrics Division of Leggett & Platt has acquired Griptex, a manufacturer of non slip textile products for the home.and industry.



  • 01182006 Rugnews.com Fifth Anniversary

    HELP
    RUGNEWS.COM CELEBRATE
     FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH DONATIONS
    TO ORIA FUND


    Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of Rugnews.com

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- On January 19, 2001, www.rugnews.com was launched at the Atlanta International Rug Market. Please help us celebrate our fifth anniversary. For details on Rugnews.com's  history and how you can help those in need, click here.



  • 02282006 Woolmark Initiates Inspection Service for India Rugs

    WOOLMARK COMPANY LAUNCHES CARPET INSPECTION SERVICE
    FOR INDIA RUG EXPORTS

    NEW DELHI, INDIA -- The India branch of The Woolmark Co.  has launched a  Carpet Inspection Service to insure product quality and  the smooth flow of rugs from India to other parts of the world.


Markets
  • 01022006 CCA Global to Exhibit at Surfaces

    CCA GLOBAL PARTNERS
    TO EXHIBIT AT SURFACES


    MANCHESTER, NH -- All of CCA Global Partners' floor covering divisions will  exhibit at the upcoming Surfaces Expo at the Sands Convention Center in  Las Vegas Feb.1 to 3.


  • 01042005 New Showrooms, New Locations at AmericasMart

    NEW SHOWROOMS, NEW LOCATIONS,  EXPANSIONS AT AMERICASMART ATLANTA

    ATLANTA - Vendors are opening new showrooms, relocating and expanding at The Area Rug Center of AmericasMart  Atlanta, according to Mart officials.


  • 01082006 Americas Magnificent Carpet Awards to be Held Jan. 21, 2006
     

    MAGNIFICENT CARPET AWARDS TO HIGHLIGHT ATLANTA MARKET; MOI GALLERY TO SHOWCASE ENTRANTS

    ATLANTA-  The Magnificent Carpet Awards, the  industry's highest tribute to rug design,  will be  held Saturday, January 21, 2006  at 5:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta.

     


  • 01092006 Armenian Rug Odyssey to be Featured in Atlanta

    ARMENIAN ODYSSEY RUG EXHIBIT TO
     BE FEATURED AT ATLANTA MARKET

    ATLANTA -- Armenian Odyssey, an exhibit that tells the story of Armenia's  tradition-rich rug industry, will be a features attraction at AmericasMart Atlanta during the International Rug Market Jan. 19 to 22.


  • 01192006 Atlanta Rug Market Business Preview

    Atlanta Market Business Preview:
    VENDORS PREDICT ATLANTA WINTER
    SHOW WILL BE THE BEST IN YEARS

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA - Vendors are predicting this week's International Rug Market will be the best in years, and they expressed cautious optimism that the first half of 2006 would show healthy gains over last year's fairly lackluster results.



  • 01202006 Armenian Odyssey Pic

    Atlanta Market Special Exhibition:
    GLAMOUR, BEAUTY, EXCITEMENT
    AT ARMENIAN ODYSSEY EXHIBITION

    Richly adorned national costumes symbolize the artistic heritage of the Armenian culture. The special exhibition opened on Thursday, Jan. 19 with opening invocation by Hon. Andrew Young, former UN ambassador and former mayor of Atlanta. The exhibition was co-sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta and Megerian Brothers Oriental Rugs. The Armenian Odyssey celebrates new and antique Armenian rugs in a gallery setting.

     


  • 01212006 Magnificent Carpet Awards

    LOLOI WINS PEOPLE'S CHOICE KUDOS AT MAGNIFICENT CARPETS AWARDS GALA

    Amir Loloi with  rug which won People's Choice award as the most popular rug in Magnificent Carpet Award competition. The rug, in Loloi's new Stanley collection, also won as the best power-loomed rug in the $200 to $400 retail price category.

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- America's  Magnificent Carpet Awards, the rug industry's version of the Academy Awards, was held Saturday, Jan. 21, the last night of The International Rug Market here. Details and pictures of the  winners, click here.


     

  • 01252006 Atlanta final pix tease
     

    SEE THE ENTIRE PORTFOLIO OF
    ATLANTA MARKET PEOPLE PIX

    Nebraska Furniture Mart's Gary Cissel, a six and a half-footer, looks downright shrimpy next to former Greek Olympic basketball player Steve Mazarakis, president of Hellenic Rug Imports. Bob Batt, executive vp of NFM, looks like the cat that swallowed the canary.
    Atlanta Market Pix, click here
     


  • 01262006 Las Vegas Pre-Market Shows

    LAS VEGAS MARKET AND  SURFACES:
    TWO SHOWS WITH PLENTY OF ACTION


    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS  --  For rug vendors,  the term "Las Vegas Market€VbCrLf can mean two vastly different events: The Las Vegas World Market Center and its various satellite shows or Surfaces, the floor covering exposition held annually at the Sands Convention Center.


  • 01272006 Tibetan Exhibition to be Held

    QINGHAI TIBETAN CARPETS
    INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
    TO BE HELD THIS SPRING

    XINING, QINGHAI TIBET-- The Qinghai Tibetan Carpets International Exhibition will be held from March 31 to April 9, 2006.


People
Products
Retailers
  • 01082006 Marshall Field's The Last Christmas
     MARSHALL FIELD'S: THE LAST CHRISTMAS
     A FIRST-PERSON REPORT FROM CHICAGO


    Dining under the Marshall Field's tree has been a downtown Chicago tradition for over 100 years.

    By Pat Terry

    When Federated Department Stores announced in 2005 that it would be scrapping the name of its recently purchased store, Marshall Field's, and replacing it with the  "Macy's€VbCrLf nameplate, a collective cry of outrage was heard throughout Chicagoland.


  • 01122006 Nourison Starts New Nourtex Division
    NOURISON LAUNCHES NEW DIVISION FOR
     VALUE-DRIVEN BROADLOOM AND RUGS


    Nourison Newport


    Nourison Arcadia

    SADDLEBROOK, NJ -- Nourison has launched a new division, Nourtex, for coordinated assortments of value-oriented broadloom and area rugs.


  • 01132006 Federated to Divest Lord & Taylor

    FEDERATED WILL DIVEST
    LORD&TAYLOR DIVISION

    CINCINNATI -- Federated Department Stores, will divest its Lord & Taylor divisionn. According to the company, a transaction is expected to be completed  prior to the end of 2006.



  • 01292006 RugsUSA.Com Expanding

     RUGSUSA.COM EXPANDING INTO

    BRICKS & MORTAR STORE
      AND ONLINE AUCTIONS


    Koorosh Yaraghi, president
    of RugsUSA.com

    Details, click here


Vendors
  • 01102006 Kas Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    CHANGE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME AS
     KAS  CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY


    Kas executive and sales staff. Back row: Santhi Yarlagadda and Joan Catello. Front row: Cathy Rygiel, founder Rao Yarlagodda, exec vp Hari Tummala, Kranthi Yarlagadda
    and Jeff Gonzalez.


     By Lissa Wyman

    SOMERSET, NJ -- "You've got to embrace change. When you don't keep up with it, you're in trouble. If you resist it, you can't grow."


  • 01152006 Noonoo to Fill Special Orders After Liquidation

    SPECIAL ORDERS WILL BE FILLED
    AFTER NOONOO LIQUIDATION

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Retailers who have placed special orders with Noonoo Rug Co. will receive their merchandise, even after  stock liquidation is completed, according to Gene Newman, president.



  • 01172006 Creations by Couristan New Broaloom Brand
    CREATIONS BY COURISTAN IS NEW MID-PRICE RESIDENTIAL BROADLOOM BRAND

     
    Miami design in new Creations by Couristan line

    FT LEE, NJ  -- Creations by Couristan is a new residential broadloom brand that marks the company's  entry  into the mid-market specialty flooring sector. 


  • 01192006 Kaleen Rug Profile


    Joe Barkley

    KALEEN DRAMATICALLY CHANGING
    BUSINESS PLAN


    By Arthur Douglas Thayer

    DALTON, GA -- Kaleen is a rug manufacturer and importer which is dramatically changing how it does business.



  • 01212006 Kas 25th Anniversary pix


    KAS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Cake cutting ceremony at Atlanta's elegant Capital City Club, where KAS celebrated its 25th Anniversary Jan. 20, 2006

    More Kas 25th Anniversary Pix, click here

  • 01242006 Feizy Wins Arts Award in Dallas
    FEIZY WINS DALLAS ARTS AWARD
     FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR


    Leah and Cameron Feizy accept the Dallas Market ARTS award on behalf of Feizy Rugs.

    DALLAS --  Feizy Rugs was honored with the ARTS Award for Excellence in Area Rug Manufacturing Saturday, Jan. 21 at the January  Gift & Home Accessories Market in Dallas.


  • 01272006 Abbyson Introduces New Marketing Programs

    ABBYSON INTRODUCES TRAINING DVD,
    CUSTOM RUG  DESIGN SYSTEM
     

    CHATSWORTH, CA -- Abbyson Corp., is introducing   marketing tools and  design systems at the upcoming Las Vegas World Market Center market.


  • 01312006 Steve Roan Letter

    Letter to the Editor:
    VENDOR REPORTS EASY MOVE INTO
    VEGAS WMC  PAVILIONS TEMP SHOW

    Dear Rugnews.com

    Hello from the first day of the Las Vegas furniture market!  I am writing this e-mail to chronicle our experience working with the show management group in the Pavillions at the World Market Center. 


















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