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.
IMC OFFERS FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS & TRANSACTIONS ON ITS SHOPZIO B2B MARKETPLACE
ATLANTA/ HIGH POINT, N.C./LAS VEGAS -- IMC and its digital innovation division IMC_di announced that free subscriptions and transactions will be offered to customers through year-end on ShopZio, its B2B digital platform.
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.
IKEA GRANTS $28M TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES, CO-WORKERS, SUPPLIERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19
LEIDEN, Sweden -- IKEA Retail (Ingka Group) announced a series of wide-ranging commitments to help protect the health and livelihoods of those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, including communities, customers, co-workers and its partners.
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.
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.
GAMBLE HOME REDEFINES THE FURNITURE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE; INVESTS IN COMMUNITY -- AND RUGS
JONESBORO, Ark. -- "You've never seen a furniture store like this," proclaims Kaula Sparks, operations manager for Gamble Home, spread across 74,000 square feet of retail space across seven distinct buildings.
KALATY OPEN FOR BUSINESS; INTRODUCES NEWEST PRODUCTS DIGITALLY
Kalaty's new hand-knotted Ankaracollection features classicOushak 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.
NRF FOUNDATION NOW OFFERING FREE ONLINE SKILLSTRAINING DURING HEALTH CRISIS
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The NRF Foundation announced that it is offering its introductory Rise Up course for free to train more people with the foundational skills needed to secure jobs in retail and beyond.
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.
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.
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 largebeginning 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.
JAIPUR LIVING INSTAGRAM LIVE 'TRADE TALK' FEATURESATLANTA'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.
DESIGNER MANNARINO LAUNCHES "YOUR HOME COLLABORATION" TO HELP FRONT-LINE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS CREATE HOMESANCTUARIES
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.
TARGET SEES RECORD GROWTH IN DIGITAL SALES, SEES SLIGHT INCREASE IN HOME SALES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corporation, which provided a business update related to the impact from Covid-19, has seen sales increase, with record-setting digital sales and a slight up-tick in the home category.
COVID-19 IMPACT SHOWS MOUNTING FINANCIAL CONCERNS, MORE STAFF REDUCTIONS IN CASUAL FURNISHINGS INDUSTRY, ICFA STUDY REPORTS
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A new survey of International Casual Furnishings Association members reflects mounting financial concerns, along with increasing reductions in staffing levels and advertising spends.
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.
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.
MOHAWK FLOORING PARTNERS OFFERED AUTOMATIC MEMBERSHIP IN WORLD FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION
DALTON, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries is spearheading an effort that will allow its customers to automatically join the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) to bring a more unified voice to the industry.
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.
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.