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2005 November

  • 11.01.2005 Indian Rep Group Publishes Directory
    INDIAN BUYING REPRESENTATIVES 
    ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES DIRECTORY
    BAZAR,VARANASI, INDIA -- The Indian Buying 
    Representatives' Association  (IBRA) has published 
    a directory of all association members representing
    customers of  many different countries.

  • 11292005 American Shoppers Loved Early Bird Specials on Black Friday
    America's Research Group Report:
    AMERICA'S BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPERS
    LOVED  EARLY BIRD SPECIALS

    US bargain hunters loved the early bird specials on Black Friday, but most were done shopping by noon, according to a national survey conducted by America's Research Group of Charleston, SC.


Markets
  • 11012005 First Friday Events at Las Vegas WMC

    'FIRST FRIDAYS' AT LAS VEGAS WMC DESIGN
    CENTER OFFERS SEMINARS, EVENTS

    LAS VEGAS - The Design Center at The World Market Center will present an educational lineup of seminars and programs  during the November and December "First Friday€VbCrLf events.


  • 11092005 Rug-Furniture Cross Merchandising Can Add Up to Success in High Point
    RUGS-FURNITURE CROSS MERCHANDISING 
    HELPS BOOST  SHOWROOM TRAFFIC
     



    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. 


  • 11162005 Surfaces to Award New Harley Motorcycle

    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. 


  • 11232005 Handmade Rug Design Awards at Domotex Hannover Fair

    HAND MADE RUG DESIGNS TO BE
    HONORED AT  DOMOTEX HANNOVER

    HANNOVER, GERMANY -Winners of a new design competition for hand made rugs will be announced at the upcoming Domotex  international floor covering fair here January 14 to 17, 2006.


  • 11292005 Domotex Asia Pre Show Report

    DOMOTEX ASIA / CHINAFLOOR 2006
    EXPECTS OVER 30,000 VISITORS

    SHANGHAI, CHINA -- Domotex Asia/ChinaFloor (DACF) expects over 30,000 attendees from 87 countries at the 2006 edition of its show March 28 to 30, 2006.


People
  • 11.07.05 Abbyson Adds Personnel

    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.



  • 11152005 Mohawk Names Wellborn

    CHRIS WELLBORN NAMED COO
    FOR MOHAWK INDUSTRIES

    CALHOUN, GA.--William C. (Chris) Wellborn has been named chief operating officer for Mohawk Industries., according to Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum, chairman and chief executive officer of Mohawk.


  • 11162005 Amici Names Cashin, DiAdamo as Senior vps
    AMICI IMPORTS APPOINTS CASHIN AND
    DI ADAMO AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS


    Amici's Three Amigos: Chuck Cashin, left, Eva Di Adamo,
    and Jeff DeSantis.

    LEBANON, NJ -- Chuck Cashin has been named senior vice president of marketing and sales and Eva Di Adamo has been named senior vice president of merchandising and design for Amici Imports.


     

Products
  • 11212005 Ten Furniture Trends to Follow

    FURNITURE TREND REPORT:
    10 HOT LOOKS TO TRACK

     

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Ten noteworthy furniture trends emerged at last month's High Point International Furniture Market. Click here to see the looks to track.


Retailers
  • 11.08.2005 Linens-n-Things to be Acquired

    LINENS 'N THINGS TO BE
    ACQUIRED FOR $1.3 BILLION

    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.


Vendors
  • 11.05.2005 828 Interview

    828 INTERNATIONAL BUILDS FOR THE
    FUTURE WITH TARGETED STRATEGIES


    John Shepherd, center, 828's chairman, is flanked by colleagues Cesar Pagan and Mark Ferullo

    By Janelle Lampp

    GREENVILLE, SC -- 828 International Trading is building for the future by strengthening customer relations, targeting channels of distribution and instituting a plan for strategic product development.



  • 11.06.2005 Safavieh Feature


    Arash Yaraghi

    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.




  • 11/4/2005 Liora Manne Honored by Fashion Institute of Technology
    FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
     SALUTES DESIGNER LIORA MANNE


    Fashion Legend Todd Oldham with Home Fashion Legend Liora Manne at FIT Awards Gala


     

    NEW YORK -- Designer Liora Manne was honored Thursday, Nov. 4, 2005 at the 2005 Star Salute  dinner sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Fashion Institute of Technology.  



     

  • 11012005 Mike Riley Interview


    Mike Riley

    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.


  • 11092005 Abbyson Opens Chinese Office

    ABBYSON OPENS NEW OFFICE  TO
    COORDINATE CHINESE OPERATIONS


    CHATSWORTH, CA --Abbyson, international manufacturer and importer,  is opening an office in  Guangzhou, China to co-ordinate Chinese operations.


  • 11092005 Carpet Art Deco Plans Aggressive Growth in US Market
    CARPET ART DECO OPENS NY SHOWROOM;
    ENTERS  NEW US GROWTH TRAJECTORY


    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.


  • 11132005 Jaipur Team to Hit the Pavement with Products, Services
     


    Nader Emami


    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.


  • 11152006 Harounian Changes With the Times Feature

    IN FAST-PACED
    MARKET,

    HAROUNIAN
     CHANGES WITH
    THE TIMES


    David Harounian


    Lee Harounian


    Christie Arnoult


     By Carol Tisch

    New York - HRI has been around long enough to witness the rug industry's evolution from one of high end exclusivity to saturation of every retail format from brick and mortar to cyber space.


  • 11222005 Direct Home Textiles Aims to Be Major Sourcing Company
    DIRECT HOME TEXTILES  AIMS TO BE
     MAJOR OVERSEAS SOURCING COMPANY

    By Lissa Wyman

    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.


  • 11272005 Rug Market to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

    THE RUG MARKET TO CELEBRATE 20TH
    BIRTHDAY WITH MARKET PROMOTIONS

    LOS ANGELES - - The Rug Market is celebrating its 20th anniversary in January with special market promotions during the upcoming Winter markets, according to Michael Shabtai, chief executive officer.


















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