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2020 APRIL

  • 04012020 C.H. Robinson Shares Shipping & Trucking Advisories During Covid-19 Crisis
    C.H. ROBINSON SHARES INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & TRUCKING ADVISORIES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

     C.H. Robinson, a supply logistics service provider, issues a number of advisories on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on worldwide shipping. Shown, the Port of Savannah

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.  -- Transport and logistics provider C.H. Robinson has compiled a series of special Covid-19 advisories that track developments in the global shipping marketplace.


  • 04012020 Steelyard Partners with High Point Market Authority, Introduces High Point at Home
    STEELYARD PARTNERS WITH HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY, INTRODUCES HIGH POINT AT HOME

    Online designer resource platform Steelyard partners with High Point Market Authority to help exhibitors showcase their spring market introductions.

    TAMPA -- Steelyard, the largest digital sourcing platform for designers, is partnering with the High Point Market Authority to help exhibitors showcase their April market introductions.
     

     
  • 04022020 Floor Covering Retailers Turn to Social Media to Connect with Rug Purchasers
    FLOOR COVERING RETAILERS TURN TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT WITH RUG PURCHASERS

     A designer at The Rug Gallery in Cincinnati works a customer on the hunt for an area rug for a nursery as part of the retailer's Virtual Consultation program launched via an email campaign. 

    SPECIAL REPORT -- For years, floor covering retailers who sell area rugs have bemoaned the fact that potential sales were leaving their showrooms and going online instead, according to RugNews.com's special Covid-19 coverage.


  • 04032020 Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International Partner to Create Medical Gowns
    MOHAWK INDUSTRIES AND FABRIC SOURCES INTERNATIONAL PARTNER TO CREATE MEDICAL GOWNS


    Mohawk Home's Dalton, Georgia, rug making facility and its weavers are retooling to produce much needed medical gowns. Soon they hope to be making plastic face shield. On the left, Bart Hill, senior vice president, product development and operations, shows off a new gown.

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) are combining resources to address urgent medical supply needs at Hamilton Medical Center and Emory Healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak.


  • 04072020 Natco's Dalton Team Steps Up to Produce Medical Gowns
    NATCO'S DALTON TEAM STEPS UP TO PRODUCE MEDICAL GOWNS FOR LOCAL & AREA HOSPITALS


    Natco Home's Dalton division, in collaboration with Fabric Source International, is now producing medical gowns for nearby medical facilities in need of protective gear during the Covid-19 crisis.

    DALTON, Ga. -- Natco Home's Dalton division is now producing medical gowns for hospitals fighting the Covid-19.


  • 04092020 The Rug Rack Celebrates 20th Anniversary: Q&A with founder Miriam Thompson
    THE RUG RACK CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY: Q&A WITH FOUNDER MIRIAM THOMPSON


    Miriam Thompson of The Rug Rack talks with RugNews.com about the Chattanooga-based retail store's evolution and plans for future growth as the business marks its 20th birthday at the peak of a global pandemic.

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Rug Rack celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. And, while COVID-19 has put an end to the type of celebration that proprietor Miriam Thompson had envisioned, there's still plenty to celebrate. 


  • 04102020 Surya Unveils Spring 2020 Catalog Full of More Than 1,000 New Designs
    SURYA UNVEILS SPRING 2020 CATALOG FULL OF MORE THAN 1,000 NEW DESIGNS

     
    Surya's latest catalog is packed with 1,0000 new rugs, accent furniture and home accessories designs.

    CARTERSVILLE, Ga.  -- Surya released its Spring 2020 Catalog, showcasing more than 1,000 fresh new designs across all categories, with notable expansions in the rug, lighting and accent furniture categories.


  • 04132020 Designer Erinn Valencich Hosts Webinar Detailing StyleRow's Project Management Features
    DESIGNER ERINN VALENCICH HOSTS WEBINAR DETAILING STYLEROW'S PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEATURES


    Designer Erinn Valencich offers designers a walk-through of her sourcing platform and its project management tools.

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles-based designer Erinn Valencich's recently launched StyleRow, a sourcing platform for designers, is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. PST.


     
  • 04152020 Kalaty Open For Business; Introduces Newest Products Digitally
    KALATY OPEN FOR BUSINESS; INTRODUCES NEWEST PRODUCTS DIGITALLY


    Kalaty's new hand-knotted Ankara collection features classic Oushak patterns in updated colors. Shown, AK-420

    HICKSVILLE, N.Y. -- Despite spring market cancellations due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, Kalaty continues to conduct business and reconfigures its approach to product introductions, shifting to a digital strategy.


  • 04152020 WFCA Hosts Ongoing Webinar Series on Impact of Covid-19 Legislation
    WFCA HOSTS ONGOING WEBINAR SERIES ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 LEGISLATION


    The WFCA presents the latest updates in its Combating Covid Webinar series scheduled for Thursday, April 16.

    DALTON, Ga. -- The World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) is presenting the latest Covid-19 legislative updates in its webinar series Thursday, April 16 at 11:30 a.m.


     
  • 04162020 GoodWeave launches Covid-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund
    GOODWEAVE LAUNCHES COVID-19 CHILD AND WORKER PROTECTION FUND

    GoodWeave launches Covid-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund to deliver immediate humanitarian aid and services to vulnerable populations in India, Nepal and Afghanistan 

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- GoodWeave, the leading nonprofit working to end child, forced and bonded labor in global supply chains, has launched the Covid-19 Child and Worker Protection Fund.


  • 04162020 High Point Market Authority Cancels Postponed Spring Market
    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY CANCELS POSTPONED SPRING MARKET

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Due to ongoing impacts, government restrictions, and economic difficulties stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority has cancelled the rescheduled spring 2020 High Point Market.


  • 04172020 IMC's High Point TrendWatch to Be Showcased in 3-Part Webinar Series
    IMC'S HIGH POINT TRENDWATCH TO BE SHOWCASED IN 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES


    IMC's High Point TrendWatch series will be showcased in a series of webinars, beginning on April 29.


    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- IMC announced that its signature TrendWatch program -- typically presented live at the spring 2020 High Point Market -- will now be presented as a series of free, half-hour CEU-accredited webinars.



  • 04212020 IMC Buyer Survey to Reveal State of The Industry During the Covid-19 Crisis
    IMC BUYER SURVEY TO REVEAL STATE OF THE INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

    To inform market planning, IMC will reveal the results of its state of the industry study to the industry at large beginning in early May, 2020. 

    LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers (IMC) today announced a survey of 200,000+ home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will result in a real-time representation of the state of the industry during the COVID-19 crisis.
     

  • 04212020 Jaipur Living Instagram Live Trade Talk Series Features Atlanta's Verde Home
    JAIPUR LIVING INSTAGRAM LIVE 'TRADE TALK' FEATURES ATLANTA'S VERDE HOME

     
    Boutique home furnishings studio Verde Home will collaborate with Jaipur Living on rugs like the micro tufted wool Rome design.   

    ACKWORTH, Ga. -- Kent Schneider, founding co-partner of Verde Home, will take over Jaipur Living's Instagram on Wednesday, April 22nd as part of the company's live Trade Talk series during the month of April.
     

  • 04222020 Designer Mannarino Launches "Your Home Collaboration" To Help Front-Line Medical Professionals Create Home Sanctuaries
    DESIGNER MANNARINO  LAUNCHES "YOUR HOME COLLABORATION" TO HELP FRONT-LINE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS CREATE HOME SANCTUARIES
     
     The Your Home Collaboration, an ASID program spearheaded by interior designer Anna Maria Mannarino, invites vendors to donate their goods and services to makeover the homes of Covid-19 front-line medical responders.
     
    HOLMDEL, N.J. -- Your Home Collaboration has just been launched to help front-line medical professionals responding to Covid-19 make their home into sanctuaries they can look forward to returning to after helping communities stay safe and healthy. 
     

  • 04232020 IMC Continues Atlanta Market Home D├ęcor Refinements
    IMC CONTINUES ATLANTA MARKET HOME DÉCOR REFINEMENTS

    Atlanta NEXT Phase Two showroom updates to open at summer 2020 Atlanta market, Building 1 lobby construction underway. Shown, rendering of lobby
     
    ATLANTA -- As International Market Centers enters Phase Two of its Atlanta NEXT initiative, another 12 home décor brands are scheduled to open new showrooms at the summer 2020 Atlanta Market.
     

  • 04232020 Surya Kicks Off Virtual Launch of Spring 2020 Rugs, Accents & Lighting
    SURYA KICKS OFF VIRTUAL LAUNCH OF SPRING 2020 RUGS, ACCENTS & LIGHTING
     
     

    Surya rolls out an interactive digital catalog, video gallery and virtual walk-throughs to offer customers a remote way to review the latest looks. Shown, Kushal rug (KUS2302)

     
    CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Buyers and designers can now experience Surya's 900+ new rug and accessory introductions through the company's spring 2020 virtual product launch. 


  • 04272020 Furniture Stores Are Starting to Reopen, Cautiously
    FURNITURE STORES ARE STARTING TO REOPEN, CAUTIOUSLY


    South Carolina began easing coronavirus restrictions and home furnishings retailers Maynard's Home Furnishings, Garden City Furniture and Chapin Furniture open their doors for business.

    HIGH POINT, N.C. -- As some states begin easing coronavirus restrictions on businesses, home furnishings stores in South Carolina began opening their stores, according to a survey of local retailers by the Home Furnishings Association.


  • 04272020 Nourison to Host Two-Week Virtual Spring Market
    NOURISON TO HOST TWO-WEEK VIRTUAL SPRING MARKET


    Nourison is hosting a series of digital events to connect with its clients and share the latest news with news with them. Shown, Starry Nights 06

    SADDLE BROOK, N.J. -- Nourison will host a virtual spring market from May 5-14, 2020  to connect with dealers and interior designers -- and to discuss how to best support them and their business needs in the current environment.



  • 04292020 Couristan Expands Digital Initiatives in Response to Covid-19 Crisis
    COURISTAN RUG, CUSTOM & BROADLOOM SALES REMAIN STEADY, CONTINUES TO EXPAND DIGITAL INITIATIVES


    Despite the economic downturn, Couristan's sales remain steady, still the company continues to invest in its digital strategy. Shown, Nirvana Topiary design in greystone

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- Couristan's area rug, custom and broadloom revenues have remained steady despite the Covid-19 crisis that has seen retailers and business close their doors, and in response to current climate the company  is boosting its digital efforts.


  • 04292020 Havertys Announces Store Reopenings and Workforce Reduction
    HAVERTYS ANNOUNCES STORE REOPENINGS AND WORKFORCE REDUCTION


    Havertys Furniture expects to reopen 108 of its 120 stores on May 1 and is reducing its workforce due to the impact of the Covid pandemic.
     
    ATLANTA -- Havertys Furniture announced it would begin the process of reopening its stores and resuming its distribution and delivery operations. 


     
  • 04292020 Kaleen's New India Production Facility Ready to Go, Keeps Business Moving Domestically
    KALEEN'S NEW INDIA PRODUCTION FACILITY READY TO GO, KEEPS BUSINESS MOVING DOMESTICALLY


    Kaleen is focusing 2020 on growing its outdoor assortment and showcasing the all natural Pure Life broadloom program. Shown, a new addition to the company's popular indoor-outdoor Zuma Beach collection.

    DALTON, GA. -- Kaleen Rugs' just-finished factory in Panipat, India, which triples its previous production capabilities, is now operational, as the company continues to do business domestically during the Covid-19 crisis.
     

  • 04302020 Andrew Peykar Details Nourison's Covid-19 Strategies on CNBC
    ANDREW PEYKAR DETAILS NOURISON'S COVID-19 STRATEGIES ON CNBC


    Andrew Peykar, Nourison president, discussed the payroll protection program and plans for returning employees to work on CNBC's series, The Path Forward -- Getting Back to Work.
     
    SADDLEBROOK, N.J. -- Andrew Peykar, president of Nourison Industries, was interviewed by CNBC for the business network's series, The Path Forward -- Getting Back to Work.


















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