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2009 JUNE

  • 06032009 Mahfuz Offers Advice to Business Owners in Webinar

    MAHFUZ OFFERS WEBINAR ADVICE
    TO BUSINESS OWNERS

    NASHUA, NH – Sy Mahfuz, owner of Persian Rug Galleries and a principal of MERA Consulting Group, conducted a free webinar on Wednesday, June 3 to discuss how business owners can deal with and survive the current economic recession.  The webinar was sponsored by The Nashua Telegraph and Hampshire First Bank as part of its Help 101 series.


  • 06082009 GHTA Launches Website for Independent Retailers

    GIFT & HOME TRADE ASSOC.
    LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO SUPPORT INDEPENDENT RETAILERS


    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), a non-profit professional trade association dedicated to ensuring the gift and home industry's long term health and viability, has launched www.independentretailer.biz, an Independent Retailer Resource Center which provides tools, resources, information and ideas to help small business owners effectively promote themselves as independent retailers. 


  • 06102009 Editorial on Markets

    RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL
    WILL GETTING HARD FIGURES ON
    MARKET ATTENDANCE HELP?

    By Lissa Wyman
    I received an interesting e-mail  the other day from a reader who suggested I could answer a lot of questions about markets with some simple sleuthing. 


  • 06302009 AMU July Market Schedule

    AMERICASMART UNIVERSITY
    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 
    SET FOR  SUMMER MARKETS  

    ATLANTA – Americasmart University (AMU) will offer buyers a comprehensive schedule of business classes during the International Gift & Home Furnishings and International Rug Markets running July 8 to 15. 


Markets
  • 06012009 Gift Fair Promotion Offers Mets Tickets to Retailers

    GIFT FAIR PROMOTION TO AWARD
    FREE METS TICKETS FOR AUG. 19

    NEW YORK – Two retailers attending the upcoming New York International Gift Fair  will win a pair of tickets to see the New York Mets play July 19 at the new Citi Field stadium. The Gift Fair runs August 15 to August 20 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94.


  • 06162009 PopUp Retail Project Featured at 7 West During Gift Market

    POP-UP SHOP GALLERY BY FIT STUDENTS
    OPENS AT 7 W NEW YORK IN JULY

    NEW YORK -- A Pop-Up Shop Gallery created in collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology will open in July at 7 West New York. The gallery, in suite 743, will continue through the New York Gift & Home Textiles Market Aug 14 to 20. It will showcase retail projects conceived by FIT Home Products Development students from the class of 2010. 


  • 06222009 Antique Rug and Textile Show set for October

    SAN FRANCISCO GROUP SETS
    ANTIQUE RUG AND TEXTILE
    SHOW FOR OCTOBER 15 TO 26

    SAN FRANCISCO – The Antique Rug & Textile Show is scheduled at the Motel Capri in San Francisco’s Marina District on Greenwich Street, October 15 to 26, 2009.  There will be approximately  30 dealers of antique rugs and textiles gathering for the informal fair.


  • 06242009 Intertextile set for August 25 to 27

    NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
    TO BE PART OF SHANGHAI HOME TEXTILES
    SHOW SET FOR AUGUST 25 TO 27

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – China's new intellectual property policy will be an important part of the Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles show  Aug. 25 to 27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event is geared to the Chinese market for home textiles.


People
  • 06012009 Karastan Recognizes Carroll for 25 Years of Service

    KARASTAN RECOGNIZES CARROLL
    FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

    DALTON, GA –Patrick Carroll has been recognized for 25 years of service as a Karastan territory manager representing carpets and rugs in northern New Jersey and managing two major rug accounts, Federated Direct and Bloomingdale’s in New York City, according to Courtney Jones, Karastan regional vice president.


Products
Retailers
  • 06152009 Macy's to Open Two New California Stores

    MACY’S TO OPEN TWO
    NEW CALIFORNIA STORES

    CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. will open two new Macy's stores in the Central Valley of California in fall 2009. Both are former Gottschalks locations for which Macy's submitted successful bids in the Gottschalks bankruptcy process.


  • 06242009 Ethan Allen Design Center Opens at WMC in September

    ETHAN ALLEN TO OPEN
    DESIGN CENTER AT

    LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – Ethan Allen will open an Ethan Allen Design Center at the Las Vegas World Market Design Center during the Fall market, September 14 to 17.  It will be the company’s first entry into a wholesale design center, according to Ethan Allen.


Test
  • 06292009 Capel Launches Preferred Dealer Website Program

    CAPEL LAUNCHES PREFERRED
    DEALER WEBSITE PROGRAM

     

    TROY, NC --  Capel, Inc., has officially launched its Preferred Dealer website program, according to Bud Young, vice president of marketing. The program allows consumers online access to all Capel continuity products, which they purchase through participating Preferred Dealers.


Vendors
  • 06012009 Stanton Re-Launches Antrim Carpet Website

    STANTON RE-LAUNCHES
    ANTRIM CARPET WEBSITE

    SYOSSET, NY – Stanton Carpet has re-launched the website of its newest division, Antrim Carpet USA, according to Jonathan Cohen, Stanton’s chief operating officer.


  • 06052009 Shaw MAC Project Receives Gold

    SHAW’S ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM RECEIVES AWARD

    DALTON, GA – MAC Advantage, Shaw Industries’ Technical Services online interactive training program, recently received the Gold award in Online Training at the annual Horizon Interactive Awards in Indianapolis. 


  • 06122009 Shaw to Build Carpet to Energy Facility

    SHAW TO BUILD NEW
    'CARPET TO ENERGY'
    RECLAMATION FACILITY


    DALTON, GA – Shaw Industries plans to build a reclaimed carpet-to-energy facility at one of its carpet manufacturing plants here. Designated as Re2E, or Reclaim-to-Energy, the facility will be totally fueled by reclaimed carpet materials from both internal manufacturing operations and post-consumer carpet collections.  


  • 06212009 Halvai Closes AmericasMart Showroom

    HALVAI CLOSES AMERICASMART
    SHOWROOM IN ATLANTA

    NEW YORK -- Halvai, Inc. has closed its AmericasMart Atlanta showroom (3-D-11), according to Bill Ward, founder and president of the boutique rug importing company.


  • 06232009 Capel Partners with Jane Seymour

     CAPEL PARTNERS WITH
    JANE SEYMOUR DESIGNS; HOSTS
    MEET & GREET AT ATLANTA MARKET

    Jane Seymour


    TROY, NC -- Capel Rugs has entered a partnership agreement with Jane Seymour Designs  to launch a co-branded line of rugs in the casual category.Seymour will be at Capel's AmericasMart showroom (6-F-2) on Monday, July 13 to meet and greet customers during the Atlanta International Rug Market.


  • 06262009 Linon to Host Party At Atlanta Market

    LINON HOME DÉCOR TO HOST GRAND
    OPENING DURING ATLANTA MARKET

    ATLANTA – Linon Home Décor Products Inc. will host a grand opening celebration Sunday, July 12 at  the company’s new showroom 6-G-12 at Americasmart.


  • 06262009 Safavieh's Thomas O'Brien Collection Gets Consumer Press Preview

    SAFAVIEH GIVES CONSUMER EDITORS
    SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEW COUTURE
    COLLECTION  BY THOMAS O'BRIEN

    Thomas O'Brien with new Dyana design from his new Summer collection for Safavieh's Couture division.

     


    By Lissa Wyman


    NEW YORK -- The country's top consumer home furnishings editors visited Safavieh's  New York showroom this week to meet with designer Thomas O'Brien and see a preview of his new rug collection. Approximately 40 editors from 20 publications took part in the all-day press marathon Thursday, June 25.


















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