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2008 OCTOBER

  • 09302008 Rohm and Haas 2009 Color Trends

    ROHM & HAAS CREATES VIDEO TO
    ILLUSTRATE 2009 COLOR TRENDS 

    SPRING HOUSE, PA –  The Rohm & Hass Paint Quality Insitute has produced a video that illustrates color trends for 2009, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with Rohm & Hass.


  • 10062008 CCA Global Golf Outing Support Floor Covering Industry Fund

    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).  


  • 10132008 Editorial: Creative Promotions Beats Tired Old Ad Ploys
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    KEEP THE PROMOTIONAL FLAG WAVING
    BUT DON'T USE TIRED OLD AD PLOYS

    By Lissa Wyman

    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.


  • 10142008 Guest Editorial Flourishing in a Down Market

    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.


Markets
  • 10012008 High Point Fall 2008 Trends Forecast Now Available

    HIGH POINT MARKET FALL 2008
    TRENDS FORECAST NOW AVAILABLE
    FOR EASY DOWNLOAD

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority’s Fall 2008 Trends Forecast is available  for download. The report features insights from leading trend-trackers, manufacturers and retailers. 


  • 10012008 HP Releases Video of New Home Fashion Products

    HIGH POINT MARKET HAS
    ONLINE VIDEO OF NEW
    HOME FURNISHINGS LINES

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market has released an online video overview of new home furnishings products being introduced during the upcoming Fall market Oct. 20 to 28.


  • 10082008 Las Vegas Market Center Changes Market Cycles

    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.


  • 10122008 WMC to Host 'Covered' Event

    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.


  • 10132008 Capel Celebrates Silver Anniversary of High Point Showroom

    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.


  • 10152008 HP Releases Video to Draw Retailers

    HIGH POINT MARKET RELEASES
    VIDEO TO DRAW RETAILERS

    HIGH POINT, NC – High Point Market has produced a new video, urging retailers to come to High Point during the International Home Furnishings Market  October 20 to 26. 


  • 10172008 HP Party List

    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:
    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR HIGH POINT FURNITURE MARKET 


    HIGH POINT - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the International Home Furnishings market this week. Click here to check out our list of party places for October 20 to 26, 2008.


  • 10172008 Surya to Host Events in HP
    SURYA TO HOST SEVERAL EVENTS
    AND CANDICE OLSON MEET AND GREET
    DURING HIGH POINT MARKET

    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.


  • 10202008 Opening Day People Pix Page One

    HIGH POINT OPENS WITH LIGHT TRAFFIC,
    BUT PEOPLE WEAR A BRAVE GAME FACE

    At Momeni, from left: Ray Ehsani, vp of national sales for Momeni; Barbara Krodel, merachandise manager for
    Touch of Class Catalog, Huntingburg, IN, and Austin
    Craley, vp of sales for Momeni.

    MORE OPENING DAY PEOPLE PIX
    CLICK HERE



  • 10222008 High Point Market First Business Story

    HIGH POINT MARKET WINDS DOWN
    BUT WE'RE STILL SMILIN' ALL THE WAY


    Alex Peykar, a principal of Nourison, left, with Keith Arlinghaus, senior buyer for Macy's Home Store, based in New York City.


    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC – Nobody had unrealistic expectations about the High Point Market.  Taking place in the middle of the economic firestorm, exhibitors didn't expect a lot of buying action.


  • 10232008 Report on Indian Trade Show in Varanasi

    RUG IMPORTERS ATTEND
    INDIAN TRADE FAIR IN VARANASI

    By Sandesh Suneja

    VARANASI, INDIA -- Almost 210 importers from around the world visited the Indian Carpet Expo Oct 17 to 20 at the Hotel Taj Varanasi here.


  • 10252008 People Pix Page Two Page One

    WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T HAVE FUN
    AT HIGH POINT?

    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.

    More High Point People Pix,
    Click Here

     



  • 10282008 AMC Set to Open New Building Two West Wing

    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.


  • 10282008 Report on Marketing Seminar at High Point Market by Janelle Lampp

    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.


  • 10292008 Harounian Rugs International Closes High Point Showroom

    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.


  • 10302008 7W Winter Market Highlights

    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


  • 10312008 High Point Market Business Wrap Up
    HIGH POINT BUSINESS WRAP-UP:
    VENDORS THINKING CREATIVELY
    TO BEAT RECESSION
    BLUES

    By Lissa Wyman

    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.


People
  • 10072008 Eric Brinker To Speak At Breast Cancer Fund Raiser

    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. 


  • 10172008 Brintons Names Walker Group Chairman

    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.


  • 10212008 Surya_CandiceOlson_SatyaTiwari_BobMackie
     

    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. 

    Surya Party Pix
    and ALL the
    High Point People Pix
    Click Here



Products
  • 10202008 Gorder Launches Collection with Klaussner

    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.


  • 10242008 New Casual-Traditional Look Emerging as Major Trend

    NEW RUGS IN HIGH POINT PROVIDE SNEAK PREVIEW OF MAJOR NEW TREND COMBINING CLASSICAL AND MODERN ELEMENTS

    By Janelle Lampp

    HIGH POINT, NC -- New rugs showing in High Point this week offers the rug industry a  "sneak preview"  of a hot new design trend that will emerge in early 2009. 


Retailers
  • 10062008 Retailer Profile: Stickley Has Low Profile, But Rug Sales are Booming
     

    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.


  • 10072008 Linens N Things May Liquidate, But Outside Bidder May Come to the Rescue

    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.


  • 10152008 Paul Shaper 2009 Calendars Available

    2009 WOVEN TREASURES
    RUG CALENDAR AVAILABLE 

    LOS ANGELES – Orders are now being taken for the 2009 edition of the annual Woven Treasures Oriental Rug calendar from Paul Shaper Productions. 


  • 10292008 Macy's Celebrates 150th Anniversary

    MACY’S CELEBRATES
    150th ANNIVERSARY

    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.


Vendors
  • 10022008 Carpet One Announces Chosen One Winner

    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.  


  • 10022008 Wool Partners Purchases Wools of New Zealand Group

    WOOL PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL
    PURCHASES WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – Wools of New Zealand has been purchased by Wool Partners International, effective October 1, 2008, according to  Theresa Gattung, Wool Partners International chairman.


  • 10032008 Himalayan Handcrafted Rugs to Show in Highpoint

    HIMALAYAN HANDCRAFTED RUGS
    TO SHOW IN HIGHPOINT

    BOWLING GREEN, KY – Himalayan Handcrafted Rugs (HHR) will show for the first time at Showplace in suite 3433 during the International Home Furnishings market in High Point, NC, Oct.  20 to 26, 2008.


  • 10072008 Karastan Facilities Achieve ISO 14001 Certification

    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.


  • 10142008 Samad Produces Colors of India educational film

     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.


  • 10142008 Surya Receives Home Decorators Partner of the Year Award

    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.


  • 10152008 Hellenic Celebrates 20th Anniversary in HP

    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.


  • 10152008 Hellenics Annual Catalog Available in HP

    HELLENIC'S ANNUAL CATALOG
    AVAILABLE IN HIGH POINT

    BROOKLYN, NY -- The eighth edition of Hellenic's annual catalog will be available to retailers during the  International Home Furnishings market in High Point, NC, Oct. 20 to 26. 


  • 10152008 Loloi Expands in High Point

    LOLOI RUGS OPENS
    IHFC SHOWROOM IN HP

    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.


  • 10202008 Nourison Introduces Retail Rug Boutique

    NOURISON INTRODUCES
    RETAIL RUG BOUTIQUE

    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.


















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