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2005 August

Markets
  • 08022005 Sphinx to Open Las Vegas WMC Showroom

    SPHINX SIGNS LEASE  FOR LAS VEGAS
    WORLD MARKET CENTER SHOWROOM

    DALTON, GA. --  Sphinx by Oriental Weavers has signed a lease agreement with World Market Center for a 6,500 sq. ft. showroom in Las Vegas, according to Mike Riley, executive vice president for Sphinx. 


  • 08022005 Summer Markets Business Analysis

    Business Round Up:
    MOMENTUM AT SUMMER MARKETS
    SHOULD HERALD STRONG FALL SELLING

    LOTS OF PRODUCT, FEW COMPLAINTS
    AT ATLANTA SHOW

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- Summer markets are traditionally slower than Winter, and this July's event was no exception. However, after the lights dimmed and the orders were counted, many vendors said the results were quite good.

    (details, click here)

     

    LAS VEGAS 
    RESULTS EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- The handful of rug vendors showing last week at the Las Vegas World Market Center were exuberantly congratulating themselves for getting in on the first wave of the new West Coast market experience.

         (details, click here)


  • 08082005 Plans Accelerate for New WMC Construction

    CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE ACCELERATES FOR LAS VEGAS WMC GROWTH,  LARGE FLOOR COVERING COMPLEX PLANNED

    LAS VEGAS -- Construction schedules have been accelerated for the next phase of  World Market Center growth, including the half-million sq. ft. rug and floor covering center in Building 3,.  according to Jack Kashani, a managing partner of  WMC.


Products
  • 08102005 Showtime Market Report
     Showtime Upholstery Market Report:
    COLORS AND MOODS IN UPHOLSTERY DESIGN TRENDING TO LIGHTER AND BRIGHTER


    Craftex

    By Arthur Douglas Thayer
     
     HIGH POINT, NC -- Rugs and upholstery fabrics are strategically alligned product categories, so when color palettes and designs change in upholstery, the rug department will reflect the shift. 

People
Products
  • 08042005 Atlanta Market Fashion Review

    Summer Fashion Review:
    ATLANTA RUG MARKET EMERGES
    AS A CROSS-INDUSTRY  FASHION SHOW


    Dot's all, folks. Sales rep LaVerne Williams poses with Bashian Orbit design. It's a great match with her bag and blouse.
     


    By Janelle Lampp
     
     ATLANTA -- A walk through last month's International Rug Market made it abundantly clear that the  worlds of rugs, home and apparel are moving togerher at a rapid pace.

Retailers
Vendors
  • 08032005 828 New Warehouse

    828 INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS TO NEW WAREHOUSE AND OFFICE COMPLEX
    GREENVILLE, SC-828 International is moving its operations to a 90,000 sq. ft. facility that will house the company's executive offices, customer service center and warehouse.


  • 08122005 Noonoo to Cease Operations

    NOONOO RUG CO. TO CEASE
    OPERATIONS BY END OF YEAR


    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Noonoo Rug Co. will cease operations by the end of 2005, according to Gene Newman, president.


  • 08252005 CMI Reorganizes Sales Force

    COLONIAL MILLS REORGANIZES SALES DEPARTMENT INTO DIRECT SALES GROUP

    PAWTUCKET, RI --   Colonial Mills, Inc.  has reorganized it sales department by creating an internal, direct sales force.


  • 08312004 Katrina Disrupts Dixie Operation

    HURRICANE KATRINA CAUSES
    DISRUPTIONS FOR DIXIE GROUP FACILITY


    CHATTANOOGA, TN -- The Dixie Group, Inc., parent company of Masland, Fabrica  International and Dixie Home products is experiencing temporary disruptions at its distribution facility in Saraland, AL, due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.


















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