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2010 JUNE

  • 06082010 Giftjobs.biz Launches Job Board and Career Center Platform

    GIFTJOBS.BIZ LAUNCHES JOB BOARD AND CAREER CENTER PLATFORM FOR RETAILERS AND WHOLESALERS 

    AURORA, CO – Giftjobs.biz, an international executive recruiting firm specializing in the gift, home décor, tabletop, craft and stationery industries, has launched Giftjobs.biz Job Board and Career Center, an Internet-based, job-matching service and career center platform that matches employers in the gift industry with qualified candidates.  


  • 06082010 Rugnews.com Editorial: Einstein Moomjy to Close Manhattan Store

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    AFTER 30 YEARS, EINSTEIN-MOOMJY
    TO CLOSE MANHATTAN STORE


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Einstein-Moomjy, an iconic New York retailer, will soon close its Manhattan store. Although the company remains open at three New Jersey locations, the decision to end its 30-year run in Manhattan feels like the end of an era.


  • 06152010 Carpet Industry Supports ‘Cash for Caulkers' Legislation

    CARPET INDUSTRY SUPPORTS
    ‘CASH FOR CAULKERS’ LEGISLATION

    DALTON, GA – Seeing it as a way to increase sales and put people back to work in the carpet industry, the Carpet and Rug Institute is pleased with a proposed new federal program that gives homeowners tax credit for making energy-efficient home improvements.


  • 06162010 Rugnews.com Editorial Getting the Feist Back

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    GETTING THE FEIST BACK

    By Lissa Wyman

    I know I'm known as feisty, but I gotta admit I lost some of the old mojo in the last couple weeks. After fighting what I thought was a cold for a week,  I landed in NYU Hospital with double pneumonia.


  • 06302010 1776 Rug Still Flying in Reader's Home

    AFTER 34 YEARS,
    MOHAWK'S
    1776 RUG
    STILL FLYING

     


    This Mohawk 1776 Rug has been in the Bippus home for 34 years

    As we enter the Fourth of July weekend, we are again reminded of Mohawk's 1776 Rug, which was introduced by Mohawk in 1976 to commemorate the US Bicentennial


Markets
  • 06042010 Concepts International returns to AmericasMart Atlanta

    CONCEPTS INTERNATIONAL OPENS
    NEW AMERICASMART SHOWROOM

    ATLANTA –  Concepts International will  return to the Atlanta Market with a permanent showroom on the third floor of AmericasMart Building 1. The new 1,000 sq. ft. showroom is  in space 3-D-1.


  • 06072010 AmericasMart and Safavieh Sponsor Suzanne Kasler Book Signing

    SAFAVIEH AND AMERICASMART
     TO SPONSOR SUZANNE KASLER
    BOOK SIGNING

     


    Suzanne Kasler

    ATLANTA -- Safavieh and AmericasMart Atlanta will co-sponsor a book signing party in honor of Safavieh Couture designer Suzanne Kasler. The event is scheduled for Safavieh’s AmericasMart showroom, 5-A-2 on Friday, July 16, 2010, from 2 to 3 p.m. 


  • 06182010 Salk to Host Presentation during VegasKids Show in August

    STYLE GURU SUSANNA SALK TO PRESENT SEMINAR AT VEGAS KIDS SHOW

    LAS VEGAS – “Today Show” and iVillage style contributor Susanna Salk will share her ideas on decorating the home with children's needs in mind during her seminar, ‘Room for Children’ at the VegasKids show at World Market Center, Aug. 3, 2010 at 2 p.m.


  • 06242010 World Market Center to Host Designer Christopher Lowell

    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST
    DESIGNER CHRISTOPHER LOWELL

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas enlisted designer Christopher Lowell to create an integrated merchandising display for lighting and home accessory retailers. Illuminated: A Lighting & Accessories Showcase for Success will be open daily during Las Vegas Market, Aug. 2 to 6, in Building C-1096.


People
  • 06112010 Lane Sales Names Kaufman Territory Manager

    LANE SALES NAMES KAUFMAN
    TERRITORY MANAGER IN NJ

    HOLBROOK, NY – Ellen Kaufman has been named territory manager for central and northern New Jersey and Staten Island, according to Larry Lane, president of Lane Sales, a sales agency covering metropolitan New York. 


  • 06232010 Nourison Names Woods NE Sales Rep

    NOURISON NAMES WOODS
    SALES REP IN NORTHEAST

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Theolene Woods has been named account executive covering Connecticut, Rhode Island, and upstate New York for Nourison, according to Gerard O’Keefe, vice president of sales.


Products
Retailers
  • 06032010 Macy's Same-Store Sales Up in May

    MACY’S SAME-STORE SALES
    UP 1.4% IN MONTH OF MAY


    CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. reported total sales of $1.789 billion for the four weeks ended May 29, 2010, an increase of 2.6% compared with sales of $1.744 billion in the four weeks ended May 30, 2009. On a same-store basis, Macy's, Inc. sales were up 1.4% in May.


  • 06172010 Home Depot to Host Live Webcast June 22

    THE HOME DEPOT TO PRESENT LIVE WEBCAST AT THE JEFFERIES 2010 GLOBAL CONSUMER CONFERENCE

    ATLANTA – The Home Depot will host a live webcast presented by Marvin Ellison, executive vice president of the company’s U.S. stores at the Jefferies 2010 Global Consumer Conference in Nantucket, MA.


  • 06212010 Lanes Sales Expands to Cover all of Connecticut

    LANE SALES EXPANDS TO COVER
    STATE OF CONNECTICUT

    HOLBROOK, NY – Lane Sales has expanded to cover the state of Connecticut, according to Larry Lane, president of the sales agency. The new territories of Connecticut and lower New York will be led by Ken Benson, sales manager.


  • 06212010 Rugs Direct Offers Shop by Color Option

    RUGS DIRECT OFFERS NEW
    ‘SHOP-BY-COLOR’ OPTION

    WINCHESTER, VA – Rugs Direct, in collaboration with Surya Rugs, is offering a new ‘Shop-by-Color’ option, according to Randy Kremer, president of Rugs Direct.  It allows customers to shop both rugs and home accessories in a desired color scheme.


Vendors
  • 06112010 The Rug Market Partners with 3 Rep Groups

    THE RUG MARKET PARTNERS WITH THREE REP GROUPS IN THE SOUTHEAST, MIDWEST AND WESTCOAST TERRITORIES

    LOS ANGELES – The Rug Market has partnered with Casa Bella, Southern Accessories Today and Bassman-Blain to help sustain a good business relationship in the Southeast, Midwest and Westcoast Territories, according to the company.


  • 06222010 Karastan Expands AmericasMart Showroom

    KARASTAN EXPANDS ATLANTA
    SHOWROOM T0 5,600 SQ. FT.

    ATLANTA -- Karastan is expanding its AmericasMart Atlanta showroom to 5,600 sq. ft. The previous space, which measured approximately 4,500 sq. ft.


  • 06232010 Chinese Currency Float Part of the Harsh Reality of the Market

    CHINESE CURRENCY FLOAT  PART
    OF THE HARSH REALITIES OF MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    How will the recent announcement of a free-floating Chinese currency affect the US rug business? No one is happy about it. But it appears that many importers have a wait-and-see attitude in terms of raising prices in the near term.


  • 06232010 Foreign Accents Moves to New LV Showroom

    FOREIGN ACCENTS MOVING TO
    NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Foreign Accents will move to a larger showroom (B-707) for the August,  2010 Las Vegas Market, according to Trish Rempen, president and chief executive officer . 


  • 06242010 Shaw Floors set to Launch Shaw Web Studio

    SHAW TO LAUNCH NEW
    WEB PRODUCTS FOR
    FLOORING RETAILERS

    DALTON, GA – Shaw Floors will launch Shaw Web Studio, a new suite of web products for flooring retailers, according to Misty Hodge, Shaw’s web services manager. The Web Studio will make its debut July 1, 2010.


  • 06282010 Jovi Home Brand Makes US Debut

    JOVI HOME BRAND MAKING US 
    DEBUT WITH COORDINATED
    RUGS AND HOME TEXTILES

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Abhiasmi, Inc. is making a major move into the US market with its Jovi Home brand. The US operation is being developed under the direction of the husband-wife team of Abhijat Paliwal and Asmita D. Paliwal.


















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