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2007 OCTOBER

  • 10042007 Dynamic to Close High Point Showroom

    DYNAMIC TO CLOSE
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOM

    HIGH POINT, NC- Dynamic Rug, an importer of machine made and hand tufted rugs, is leaving High Point at market's end, according to Matthew Rouhanian, president.


  • 10092007 Small is the New Big for Cross-Merchandising Opportunities

    'SMALL IS THE NEW BIG' AS RUG VENDORS
    OFFER PRODUCT COORDINATES FOR
    INDEPENDENT FURNITURE RETAILERS

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - "Small is the new big.€VbCrLf   That's  how Satya Tiwari, president of Surya Rugs, describes the philosophy behind his company's new product coordinates program.
    Surya and several other vendors are offering a variety of  rug, furniture and accessory packages that make it easier for smaller stores to coordinate multiple products and offer customers a total room.


  • 10012007 Capel Extends AmericasMart Lease, Renovates Showroom

    CAPEL EXTENDS LEASE IN ATLANTA;
    REMODELED SPACE TO OPEN IN JANUARY

    ATLANTA- Capel Rugs has signed a new five-year lease with AmericasMart Atlanta and is currently in the process of renovating its Sixth Floor showroom, according to AmericasMart. Capel will kick off its 90th Anniversary in January at its newly-renovated showroom, 6F2.


  • 10022007 AMC Expands Building Two West Wing

    AMERICASMART EXPANDS
    HOME FASHIONS CATEGORY

    ATLANTA - AmericasMart's home category will  have an additional 250,000 sq. ft. in Building One with the expansion of the Building Two West Wing. 


  • 10052007 Radici Expands,Relocates AMC Showroom

    RADICI USA EXPANDS, RELOCATES
    AMERICASMART SHOWROOM

    SPARTANBURG, SC - Radici USA, a manufacturer rugs and broadloom carpets, has  relocated and expanded its AmericasMart Atlanta showroom .


  • 10102007 Domotex Middle East Set for 2008

    DOMOTEX MIDDLE EAST
    SET FOR MAY 2008

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - The Third annual Domotex Middle East, will be held May 25 to May 27, 2008 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition center.


  • 10102007 High Point Exhibitors Present Merchandising Ideas
    HIGH POINT RUG EXHIBITORS PRESENT
    TRAFFIC-STOPPING MERCHANDISING IDEAS

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Rug exhibitors at High Point had some show -stopping product presentations that helped bring retailers into the showroom and gave them merchandising ideas they could use on their own sales floors.


  • 10102007 High Point Market Business Wrap-Up

    High Point Market Business Wrap-Up:
    TRAFFIC CONTINUES TO DECLINE, BUT
    BUSINESS WAS WRITTEN AT FALL MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT- Rug vendors did not come to High Point with high expectations, so it was no surprise that traffic was sparse.  Most noticeably, the small independent furniture retailers were not in attendance, and even the larger stores brought less staff.


  • 10102007 Safavieh Martha Stewart Rug Featured on Today Show

    SAFAVIEH MARTHA STEWART RUG
    FEATURED ON TODAY SHOW SEGMENT

    NEW YORK -- A Martha Stewart rug by Safavieh was featured on a segment of NBC's Today show Tuesday, Oct. 9 as Al Roker interviewed Sarah Humphreys, editor of Blueprint magazine, which is produced by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.To see a video of the Today Show segment, click here


  • 10112007 GLM Launches Luxe Living Section

    GLM'S GLOBAL HOME SOURCING SHOWS
    TO LAUNCH NEW 'LUXE LIVING' SECTION


    WHITE PLAINS, NY - Luxe Living, a new section of GLM's Global Home Textiles show, will be launched May 6 to May 8, 2008 at the Sands Expo in Nevada.


  • 10122007 Editorial: Beware of "Down & Dirty" Industry Statistics

     Rugnews.com Editorial:
    BEWARE OF "DOWN AND DIRTY"
    INDUSTRY STATISTICAL DATA

    By Lissa Wyman
    A couple weeks ago, a stranger called me and explained he was a friend of a good industry friend of mine. Could I help him? He had recently gone into the consulting business and a client of his was considering entering the wholesale rug business.

    Details, click here


  • 10122007 High Point Market Seminar Report: Direct Mail

    High Point Market Seminar Report:
    MAKING MONEY BY USING
    DIRECT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

    By Janelle Lampp

    HIGH POINT, NC -- Direct marketing can have a direct impact on the bottom line of every retailer. That is the message delivered by David Lesniak, president of Imtek Direct Marketing, Bridgeport, NJ, at a seminar during the recent High Point market.


  • 10152007 Bon Ton Launch New ECommerce Platform

    BON-TON STORES TO LAUNCH
    NEW E-COMMERCE PLATFORM

    YORK, PA - The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. has launched a new e-commerce business which will be accessible through the websites of the company's nameplates store, including Bergner's, The Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers.


     

  • 10162007 Announcement of new Website Series


    RUGNEWS.COM
    LAUNCHES SERIES
    ON INDUSTRY'S COOLEST WEBSITES

    Beginning today, Rugnews.com is launching a new series on how the rug industry is harnessing the power of the Internet to bring the message of beautiful rugs to the world.

    We will explore websites at every level of the business, including vendors, Internet retailers and bricks-and-mortar retailers.

    If you are super-proud of your website and want it featured on Rugnews.com, please contact us today. Give us your web address and write us an e-mail telling us some details of your web strategy. Contact
    Lwyman@rugnews.com

     



  • 10162007 Company C Promotes Drummond and Stuart

    COMPANY C PROMOTES
    DRUMMOND AND STUART

    CONCORD, NH - Company C has promoted Amy Drummond to catalog account manager and Jessica Stuart to customer service account manager, according to Walter Chapin, president.


  • 10162007 Coolest Websites: Couristan

    COURISTAN WEBSITE OFFERS
    CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY


    Couristan's Home Page

    By Janet Herlihy

    Not too long ago,  a company website was a novelty for the rug industry.Today, it's a must for business. New rug  sites have become multi-media events, reflecting the latest online technology.


  • 10172007 High Point Market Seminar Princeton Tells Designers Old Models Don't Work Anymore

    High Point Seminar Report:
    DO-IT-YOURSELF DECORATING TREND
    OFFERS CHALLENGES FOR DESIGNERS;
    OLD MARK-UP MODELS DON'T WORK

    By Janelle Lampp

    The American consumer wants to do it herself. That doesn't bode well for the high-end interior design community. That was the message delivered by Lloyd Princeton, a New York-based management consultant to interior designers and architects in a seminar at the recent High Point Market.


  • 10182007 Kalaty Reorganizes and Consolidates

    KALATY REORGANIZES NY SHOWROOM;
    CONSOLIDATES  SHIPPING, WAREHOUSING

    NEW YORK - Kalaty Rug Corp. has reorganized its New York showroom and is consolidating both warehousing and shipping functions at the company's  facility at 156 Duffy Ave., Hicksville, NY.


  • 10222007 CCA Develops New Division

    THOMASSON TO HEAD NEW
    CCA GLOBAL BUSINESS
    TRANSITION DIVISION

    MANCHESTER, NH - CCA Global Partners has formed a new  business transition services division that will assist members either  to sell their business or transition their business to the next generation.  Ronnie Thomasson, will head the new divisions as senior vice president. Thomasson was formerly senior vice president of the CCA Global Partner University.


  • 10222007 Vendors: Send Us Your Best Shot


    VENDORS: GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT
    FOR OUR FALL FASHION FEATURE


    In the next few days, Rugnews.com will be publishing a major story on fashion trends in rugs and home furnishings. We have plenty of images in our files, which gives us a good snapshot of where the industry stands in terms of color and style. However, we can ALWAYS use more input.

    Send us an image of one of your best sellers, along with information on construction, yarn content, country of origin and suggested retail price for 5x8 or 6x9. E-mail the info to
    lwyman@rugnews.com

     



  • 10242007 Filicia is Star of Fall Karastan Seminar

    FILICIA HOSTS FALL
    KARASTAN SEMINARS

    Designer Thom Filicia speaking in Scottsdale on
    "Decorating from the Floor Up."

    DALTON, GA - Designer Thom Filicia, in partnership with Karastan and Wear-Dated Carpet Fiber, recently took his interactive workshop, €˜Decorating from the Floor Up'  to consumer audiences in Phoenix and Seattle.


  • 10242007 Metropolitan Museum of Art Tapestry Exhibit

    EXHIBITION OF RARE TAPESTRIES ON VIEW AT NY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

    January and February. From a set of the Allegory of Time
    Design by Jan van den Hoecke with Pieter Thijs and Adriaen van Utrecht, ca. 1647-50. Woven in the workshop of Everaert Leyniers III, Brussels, ca. 1650. Wool, silk, and gilt-metal-wrapped thread; 12 ft. 4 3/8 in. x 14 ft. 9 1/4 in. (377 x 450 cm)
    .
    Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


    NEW YORK -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art  has mounted one of the world's first exhibitions devoted to the golden age of tapestry. Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor is on view now through Jan. 6, 2008 at the museum's second floor Tisch Galleries. For an overview of the exhibit, click here.


  • 10242007 Rizzy Rugs Forms New Sales Team

    RIZZY RUGS ASSEMBLES
    NATIONAL SALES TEAM

    CALHOUN, GA. --  Rizzy Rugs has assembled a national sales team, according to Mark Ferullo, vice president of sales.


  • 10252007 Renaissance Revives Art of Tapestry

     RENAISSANCE REVIVES TAPESTRY
    ART WITH FINE REPRODUCTIONS

    Bergi Andonian and Jeffrey Soleimani with one of |
    Renaissance's antique tapestry reproductions.

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art's current exhibition of Baroque tapestries is being hailed as a re-discovery of the art of pictorial weaving. But Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries has been a champion of the art since the company's founding in 1989.


  • 10262007 Rizzy New Catalog
    RIZZY RELEASES NEW
    FULL COLOR CATALOG

    CALHOUN, GA -- Rizzy Rugs has released a new 300-page 2008 full color catalog including all of the company's current hand made collections, according to Mark Ferullo, vice president of sales.


  • 10272007 Domotex Hannover Exceed Expected Attendance in 2008

    2008 DOMOTEX HANNOVER SHOW
    EXPECTS BOOST IN ATTENDANCE


    HANNOVER, GERMANY - Domotex Hannover expects to surpass its 2007 attendance figures, according to Deutsche Messe AG, organizer of Domotex.  1,400 exhibiting companies will  take part in the upcoming show, running Jan. 12 to15, 2008, at the Hannover Fairgrounds here.


  • 10032007 IMPACT OF PROPOSED IRANIAN EMBARGO WOULD BE MINIMAL ON RUG BUSINESS

    FEW IN RUG INDUSTRY WOULD FEEL BIG IMPACT IF PROPOSED EMBARGO ON
    IRANIAN PRODUCTS GOES INTO EFFECT

    By Lissa Wyman

     If proposed trade sanctions against Iran are passed by the Senate, Iranian rugs will once again be barred from legal entry to the US. However, the effect on the American rug industry will be minimal, according to rug importers.


     

  • 10172007 Herman Trend Alert Reports on Global Attitudes Study

    GLOBAL ATTITUDES STUDY
    REVEAL  PEOPLE
    FEAR IMMIGRATION


    GREENSBORO, NC - A recent study on consumer attitudes about globalization reveals that people are fearful about foreign immigration to their countries, according to the Herman Trend Alert, a  trend firm based here.
     


















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