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2009 NOVEMBER

  • 11022009 Editorial: Cheap, Cheapier, Cheapiest

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    FORMULA FOR BUSINESS SUICIDE:
    CHEAP, CHEAPIER CHEAPIEST

    By Lissa Wyman

    Wholesalers, retailers and consumers seem to have embraced the axiom that "he who gets the cheapest price, wins."  It's a stupid premise that makes no sense.


  • 11162009 Demons Yarns and Tales Tapestry Show at James Cohan Gallery in New York


    CONTEMPORARY HAND-WOVEN TAPESTRIES TO BE FEATURED
    AT NEW YORK GALLERY


    After Migrant Fruit Thugs by Fred Tomaselli, Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York and Banners of Persuasion, London. Copyright Fred Tomaselli


    NEW YORK -- Demons, Yarns & Tales an exhibition of  hand-woven tapestries created by 13 internationally known artists, will be presented at the James Cohan Gallery here Jan. 8 to Feb. 13, 2010.


  • 11182009 Rugnews.com Commentary on Commemorative Rugs 1776 Rug

    RUGNEWS.COM COMMENTARY:
    THE PATRIOTIC RUG TRADITION

    By Lissa Wyman

    The patriotic Liberty rug described in the above article about  Restoration by Costikyan was perhaps the first commemorative rug woven by The Shuttleworth Brothers Factory in Amsterdam, NY. It certainly was not the last.


  • 11292009 Rugnews.com Editorial: Recovery Not Expected Until Second Half of 2010
    RugNews.com Editorial:
    ECONOMY BRIGHTENING BUT RUG
    RECOVERY NOT LIKELY 'TIL SECOND HALF

    By Lissa Wyman

    The rug business started to show some life in the fourth quarter, but no one is kidding themselves. Rugs are the ultimate postponable purchase. Even the most optimistic predict that real recovery for the category will probably not take hold until the second half of 2010.


Markets
  • 11052009 AmericasMart Events set for Jan 2010 Market

    AMERICASMART EVENTS SET
    FOR JANUARY 2010 MARKET

    ATLANTA, GA – AmericasMart will host several special events during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, January 7 to 10, 2010.


  • 11062009 7W to Launch Kids Fair

    7 W NEW YORK TO LAUNCH
    NYC BABY AND KIDS FAIR

    NEW YORK – 7 W New York will launch its first NYC Baby and Kids Fair Feb.1 to 3, 2010.  The fair will take place on the 11th floor during three days of the 7 W Gift and Home Textiles Market, Jan. 29 to Feb. 4.  Exhibitors will display baby and kids’ apparel, accessories, furnishings, gifts and textiles.


  • 11112009 NY International Gift Fair Revamps Website

    NY GIFT FAIR  LAUNCHES
    REVAMPED WEBSITE

    WHITE PLAINS, NY – The New York International Gift Fair has revamped its website www.nyigf.com to  prioritize and deliver content to visitors based on popularity, rating and other visitor trends, according to Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and senior vice president  of George Little Management, which organizes the show.


  • 11202009 AMC Expands Home Product Center, Hosts Celeb Designers

    AMERICASMART EXPANDS
    HOME PRODUCT CENTER;
    HOSTS CELEB DESIGNERS

    ATLANTA – Americasmart will re-launch its fine linen floors (9 and 10) at the Home product center, Building 1 during the Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 6 to 13, 2010. To celebrate  the Home expansion, Americasmart will host guest appearances by celebrity designers Kathryn Ireland, Brad Ford and Tom Filicia.


People
Products
  • 11032009 Wools of New Zealand Introduces New Laneve Brand

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHING
    LANEVE BRAND AT SURFACES

    MARIETTA, GA —Wools of New Zealand will introduce the Laneve brand at Surfaces 2010.  The new program extends the natural, sustainable attributes of wool to include the ethical practices of growers and traceability back to source.


     

Retailers
  • 11042009 Rugnews.com Retail Profile McDhurrie's Has Enduring Success for 22 Years of Market Change

    RugNews.com Retail Profile:
    MCDHURRIES HAS ENDURING SUCCESS
    THROUGH 22 YEARS OF MARKET CHANGE

    New 9,000 sq. ft. McDhurries store was a former
    suburban post office.

     


    By Denise Gallagher

    ROCKY RIVER, OH ---McDhurries, the iconic rug and home store here, has prospered for 22 years in a retail environment that has evolved from a gentle playing field where oriental rug specialists once dominated to a scorched-earth landscape of Big Boxes and discount stores.


  • 11052009 Macys Sales Down in October

    MACY’S  POSTS OCTOBER
    SALES DECLINES

    CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc. reported October sales of $1.692 billion for the four weeks ended Oct. 31, 2009, a decrease of 1.3% compared with total sales of $1.714 billion in the four weeks ended Nov. 1, 2008. On a same-store basis, Macy's, Inc. sales were down 0.8% in October.


Vendors
  • 11022009 Karastan Revamps Website

    KARASTAN REVAMPS WEBSITE TO
    ENHANCE CONSUMER EXPERIENCE
     

    DALTON, GA – Karastan has revamped its www.Karastan.com  website with technology and programs to create an innovative user friendly experience for consumers, according to Connie Berry, Karastan director of marketing.  The new site features an interactive rug planner, online catalogs and an upcoming blog section. 


  • 1106009 Shaw Releases First Sustainability Report

    SHAW RELEASES FIRST
    SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has released its inaugural sustainability report reflective of Shaw’s commitment to sustainability through the Shaw Green Edge, a company-wide business platform based on sustainability through innovation.


  • 11142009 Safavieh to Oppose Proposed High Point Market District

    SAFAVIEH  TO CONTEST HIGH POINT
    MARKET DISTRICT PROPOSAL

     PORT WASHINGTON, NY —Safavieh said it plans to contest the boundary of a proposed Overlay Plan in High Point, NC that would limit market development to a specified Market District within the city. As proposed, the plan would exclude development of property that Safavieh owns near the Market Square campus.


  • 11182009 Costikyan Restores Historical Woodrow Wilson Liberty Rug

    COSTIKYAN RESTORES HISTORIC
    AMERICAN-MADE WOODROW WILSON
    RUG HONORING STATUE OF LIBERTY

    The Woodrow Wilson Liberty Rug was the first of 20 commemorative rugs machine-woven in Amsterdam, NY
    by the Shuttleworth Brothers factory. It was inspired by
    the floodlighting ceremony at the Statue of Liberty on
    Dec. 2,1916.

    NEW YORK -- Restoration by Costikyan has completed restoration of The Liberty Rug, an historical American-made rug inspired by the initial floodlighting ceremony at the Statue of Liberty on Dec. 2, 1916.


  • 11232009 Shaw Partners with Showroom Tech For Credit Kiosk for Retailers

    SHAW PARTNERS WITH
    SHOWROOM TECHNOLOGY
    TO CREATE KIOSK SYSTEM

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries has partnered with Showroom Technology to create a new in-store, multi-purpose kiosk system.  The initiative was designed to help flooring retailers in the Shaw flooring network achieve a better return on store foot traffic, collect more consumer data and ultimately write more business, according to the company.


















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