CCA GLOBAL PARTNERS SPONSORS GOLF TOURNAMENT TO AID FLOOR COVERING INDUSTRY FUND
MANCHESTER, NH – CCA Global Partners recently hosted the sixth annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament in Stone Mountain, GA. The charitable event raised $145,000 to support the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF).
For the past year or so, I have been talking about how retailers and wholesalers should keep on promoting, even though the economy is sagging. Keeping your name and message in front of your customers is always important, because they might forget you even exist if you drop out of sight.
Rugnews.com Guest Editorial: FLOURISHING IN A DOWN MARKET TIPS FOR THRIVING IN SPITE OF IT ALL
By Mike Kreiss president and chief executive officer Kreiss Enterprises
Founded by my grandfather some 70 years ago, Kreiss Enterprises has grown from a small import company to a top brand in the home furnishings industry. Along the way, we have stayed true to our brand by offering high quality products, distinctive designs, and sterling customer service. But sometimes that just isn’t enough.
LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET TO CHANGE TO FALL-WINTER CYCLE, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 14 TO 17, 2009
LAS VEGAS -- Beginning in the Fall of 2009, The Las Vegas World Market Center will move its market cycle to a Fall-Winter schedule. For the past several years, the WMC has been held in the Winter and Summer.
WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST FABRIC AND COLOR EVENT OCT. 14
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Design Center at World Market center will host presentations on well-dressed windows, upholstery fabric selection, color trends and eco-friendly leather on Oct. 14, 2008. The Masterlooms and Abbyson showrooms will take part with special presentations during the day-long event.
CAPEL TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS IN HIGH POINT WITH GAS GIVEAWAY
HIGH POINT, NC – As part of the celebration of Capel's 25th Anniversary at Market Square, the company will feature the "Great American Gas Giveaway" during next week's International Home Furnishings Market. Capel is located at MS 112.
CALHOUN, GA – Interior Designer Candice Olson will meet and greet retailers at Surya's High Point showroom Showplace 3233 during next week's High Point market. The Candice Olson special appearance is part of a series of festive events hosted by Surya during next week's High Point market.
Fun is one of the best-kept secrets of High Point. Betsy Holotik, executive director of national sales at Feizy Rugs leaps aboard this noble steed for a virtual joy ride around the corridors of Market Square.
AMERICASMART TO OPEN NEW BUILDING FOR JANUARY 2009 WINTER MARKETS
ATLANTA, GA – AmericasMart will open its new Building Two West Wing in time for the January 2009 Gift, Home Furnishings and Rug Markets. The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will take place Jan. 6 to 14. The Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show runs Jan. 7 to 12, 2009.
High Point Marketing Seminar: PANEL OF RETAILERS AND VENDORS DISCUSS MAKING $$ IN A DOWN ECONOMY
By Janelle Lampp
HIGH POINT, NC -- Retailers and manufacturers alike find that generating sales during a period of slow to no economic growth requires creativity and ingenuity. That was the conclusion of a panel of industry experts at a seminar at last week’s High Point Furniture market. The speakers presented their ideas for overcoming the problems that face the home furnishings industry today.
HAROUNIAN RUGS INTERNATIONAL LEAVES HIGH POINT MARKET
NEW YORK -- Harounian Rugs International has closed its High Point showroom, Lee Harounian, a company principal, told Rugnews.com. HRI will concentrate its marketing efforts in Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York.
7 W NEW YORK ANNOUNCES GIFT & TEXTILES SHOW EVENTS FOR JANUARY 23-29 MARKET
NEW YORK – The January 23 to 29 edition of the 7 W New York Gift & Home Textiles Market will include a series of in-suite events and receptions as well as themed parties, extended shopping hours, giveaways, and complimentary amenities and services, according to Chris Collins, vice president and general manager of the wholesale showroom building located at 7 West 34th St., here
HIGH POINT, NC -- Everyone admits that the recent High Point market was lousy in terms of retailer traffic. However, most rug wholesalers refuse to spend valuable time singing the blues. Instead, they are developing creative plans to not merely to survive but to prevail through the current tough times.
ERIC BRINKER TO SPEAK AT BREAST CANCER FUND RAISER
NEW YORK – Eric Brinker, nephew of Susan G. Komen, will speak during a fund raising reception, hosted by ABC Carpet & Home, to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 with proceeds being contributed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
BRINTONS NAMES WALKER GROUP CHAIRMAN SUCCEEDING MICHAEL BRINTON
KIDDERMINSTER, ENGLAND – Andrew Walker has been named chairman of Brintons. He succeeds Michael Brinton who held the position for nearly 17 years. Brinton continues to serve as a non-executive director and honorary president of the company. Brintons specializes in Axmisnter carpet production.
SURYA BASH INTRODUCES RETAILERS TO CANDICE OLSON AND BOB MACKIE
Interior designer Candice Olson, left, and King of Bling Bob Mackie, right, join Surya president Satya Tiwari at Surya High Point bash at IHFC Monday night. Surya keeps expanding its licensing programs and marketing activities despite the slow economy.
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DESIGNER GENEVIEVE GORDER LAUNCHES RUG AND LAMP LINES AT KLAUSSNER HOME FURNISHINGS
ASHEBORO, NC – Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Host and spokesperson for Klaussner Home Furnishings is introducing her first rug and lamp line this week at High Point Market. The Genevieve Gorder collection will consist of 13 rugs and 15 lamps, all inspired by Gorder's travels and personal memories.
Retail Profile STICKLEY STORES KEEP LOW PROFILE, BUT RUG SALES ARE BOOMING
Monterey Mist design is a top seller in Stickley stores; suggested retail price is $3,396 in 6x9 size. The wool rug is hand knotted in Tibet.
By Lissa Wyman
MANLIUS, NY -- 2008 has been a challenging year for the economy in general and home furnishings retailers in particular. However, Stickley Furniture stores are enjoying a 25% sales increase in the rug category this year, according to Critter Bingham, national rug sales manager for Stickley.
LINENS N THINGS ASKS COURT FOR LIQUIDATION; BUT OUTSIDE BIDDER MAY COME TO THE RESCUE
CLIFTON, NJ -- Linens 'n Things has asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to liquidate all of its stores beginning next week. However, the company still is holding out hope a so-called "stalking horse" bidder will emerge to keep the company alive.
NEW YORK – Macy's celebrated its 150th anniversary Oct. 28 with a celebrity filled fashion industry gala at Gotham Hall, here. To commemorate the sesquicentennial event, the company also renamed 34th Street, the address of its Herald Square flagship to R.H. Macy Way in honor of the brand's founder.
CARPET ONE DEALERS TAP SHAW LIVING RUG AS BEST IN SHOW
MANCHESTER, NH – Shaw Living's Global Traditions collection was voted the bet overall rug by Carpet One Floor & Home dealers who attended the group's annual Summer convention in Nashville. The "Chosen One" competition is one of the features of the semi-annual conventions.
KARASTAN FACILITIES ACHIEVE ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
DALTON, GA – Karastan’s manufacturing plant in Eden, NC is now ISO 14001 certified with the International Organization for Standardization. The company’s spinning and worsted facilities in Greenville, NC will receive the environmental certification in October 2008.
SAMAD PRODUCES CONSUMER EDUCATION DOCUMENTARY FILM ON BEAUTY, VALUE OF INDIAN HAND KNOTTED CARPET
Colors of India is an educational film about the rug-making process.
By Lissa Wyman
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Samad has produced a 42-minute film that educates consumers on the beauty and value of hand knotted Indian carpets. Colors of India, a Rug-Making Journey was filmed in India and tells a fascinating story of the entire rug-making process in a lushly photographed and entertaining fashion.
SURYA RECEIVES HOME DECORATORS’ PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD
ST. LOUIS, MO – Surya, Inc. has been recognized by Home Decorators Collection as a Partner of the Year for 2008. Surya received the award at the 2008 Home Decorators Collection Vendor Conference held here last month.
HELLENIC TO CELEBRATE 20th ANNIVERSARY IN HIGH POINT
BROOKLYN, NY – Hellenic will continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary and the launching of its new line, Southern Living Home during the International Home Furnishings Market, October 20 to 26 in High Point.
DALLAS, TX – Loloi Rugs is opening a new showroom in the International Home Furnishings Center building (IHFC). Loloi Rugs will be showing at both its current freestanding showroom at 224 East Kivett Road and in the new showroom D320 in the IHFC building during the International Home Furnishings market October 20 to 26 in High Point.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has released a new Rug Boutique merchandising unit to major retail stores across the country. According to the company, the self-service shopping display addresses three retailer concerns as they relate to consumer textile displays: cost, space and efficiency.