Feizy and Flexsteel work together in a cross-merchandising effort under the Wrangler Home licensing umbrella. Raleigh collection retails for $790 in 5.6x8.6.
By Arthur Douglas Thayer
HIGH POINT, NC -- Some furniture exhibitors reported brisk business at last month's High Point Furniture Market, despite the fact that overall market attendance was down. Good design certainly may have something to do with their success, but creative merchandising may have also played a pivotal role.
NEW HARLEY MOTORCYCLE TO BE AWARDED AT SURFACES EXPO
LAS VEGAS - One Surfaces Expo visitor will zoom out of the show on a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The all-new 2006 Dyna FXDBI Street Bob will be showcased at Surfaces and given away before the show ends on Friday, Feb. 3, 2006.
ABBYSON EXPANDS PERSONNEL IN SALES AND MARKETING FUNCTIONS
CHATSWORTH, CA -- Abbyson is expanding internally to accommodate the rapidly increasing demand for its rugs and home furnishings products, according to Yavar Rafieha, vice president of sales and marketing.
CLIFTON, N.J. -- Big Box retailer Linens 'n Things, Inc. has agreed to be acquired by several investor groups in a stock sale worth approximately $1.3 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Linens 'n Things' stockholders will receive $28 per share in cash.
SAFAVIEH BALANCES WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, PLANS EXPANSION INTO FURNITURE WHOLESALING
NEW YORK -- It's not often that home furnishings suppliers dare to cross the line between retail and wholesale, but Safavieh manages to straddle both market sectors with ease. What's more, the company is now expanding its wholesale operations to include both rugs and home furnishings.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS MERGER WILL MEAN INTEGRATION, GLOBALIZATION
By Lissa Wyman
DALTON, GA -- The merger of Oriental Weavers' two US divisions will mean a seamless integration of management, distribution and computerization. However, the products and brand strategies will remain distinctly different, according to Mike Riley, who was recently elected president of Oriental Weavers, USA, encompassing both brands.
Fadi Melki, left, chairman, and Michel Melki, vice president of operations for Carpet-Art-Deco.
By Lissa Wyman
MONTREAL -- Carpet-Art-Deco's first New York showroom represents an aggressive new growth strategy for the US. The Canadian manufacturer has been in the US for several years, but now the company plans to significantly increase its market penetration.
JAIPUR TEAM TO 'HIT THE PAVEMENT' WITH PRODUCTS, SERVICES
By Lissa Wyman
ATLANTA -- "We're going to hit the pavement, not stagnate in showrooms. Our future depends on us taking the product to the customer." Speaking is Nader Emami, who was appointed president of Jaipur Rugs in September.
CALHOUN, GA. -- Direct Home Textiles, the new company formed by industry veterans John Azzolino and John McLeod, has ambitious plans to become a major overseas sourcing company for both rugs and home textiles.