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2007 SEPTEMBER

  • 09.19.07 Hellenic to Host Party at HP

    HELLENIC TO HOST EVENTS
    DURING HIGH POINT

    BROOKLYN, NY - Hellenic Rug Imports will host two days of special events during theupcoming High Point Market.


  • 09072007 Safavieh Debuts New Display System
    SAFAVIEH TO DEBUT NEW DISPLAY SYSTEM
    DURING METRO MARKET WEEK

    NEW YORK - Safavieh will introduce a new ladder merchandising system during Metro Market week Sept. 17 to 21, 2007. The display system will be shown at the Safavieh showroom, 153 Madison Ave. at 32 St.


  • 09202007 Feizy Kicks Off 35th Anniversary

    FEIZY  KICKS OFF
    35th ANNIVERSARY
    WITH HIGH POINT PARTY

    DALLAS, TX - Feizy Rugs will begin a year-long celebration in honor of its 35th anniversary at the High Point Market, Oct. 1 to Oct. 7.


  • 08292007 AFA Announces Panel Discussion

    OPENING DAY PANEL DISCUSSION
    SET FOR DALTON OCTOBER CONFAB

    DALTON, GA - The American Floorcovering Alliance will sponsor an opening-day panel discussion at the Floor Tek rug and carpet manufacturing show set for Oct. 23 to 25 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center here.


  • 08302007 GLM Expands International Show Teams

    GLM EXPANDS EXEC TEAM
    FOR GLOBAL HOME SHOWS

    WHITE PLAINS, NY - George Little Management, LLC (GLM) has expanded its team structure for the company's global business ventures, including the Global Home Textiles and Global Home Décor shows scheduled for the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, May 6 to 8, 2008.


  • 09.19.07 Hellenic Launches Candice Olson Website
    HELLENIC LAUNCHES
    CANDICE OLSON WEBSITE

    BROOKLYN, NY - Hellenic Rug Imports has launched a new website dedicated to Candice Olson Rugs. The new website was developed to support the 50-plus  in-store Candice Olson Rug Galleries in the US and Canada, according to Steve Mazarakis, president of Hellenic.


  • 09032007 Kathy Ireland Fall Flooring Days

    KATHY IRELAND/SHAW SPONSOR
     "FALL FLOORING DAYS" 

    DALTON, GA - The Fifth annual Kathy Ireland "Fall Flooring Days€VbCrLf event from Shaw is running from Aug. 31 to Oct. 15, 2007.  All Shaw Kathy Ireland flooring brands including carpet, ceramic, laminate, hardwood and area rugs will be a part of the promotion.


  • 09042007 Rugnews.com Editorial: Why are Consumers Suspicious of the Rug Business?

     

     Rugnews.com Editorial:
    WHY ARE CONSUMERS STILL SUSPICIOUS
    ABOUT THE RUG BUSINESS?

    A couple weeks ago, I visited a physical therapist and in the get-acquainted conversation that preceded the ensuing torture, she asked me about my line of business. There was a short pause after I told her that I wrote about rugs. "I really love rugs,€VbCrLf she said.  I'm just afraid to buy one.  I keep thinking that somehow I'll be cheated ."

     Details, click here


  • 09092007 Sphinx Party Pix

    THE MEMORIES LINGER ON: SPHINX
     HOSTS WARHOL PARTY IN LAS VEGAS


    Shawn Nili of Northwest Rugs, Agoura Hills, CA; Bill Baker, Sphinx ; Mark Moran of Northwest Rugs, and Paul
    Pauluzzi, Sphinx.

     

    More Memories of the Sphinx Warhohl Party, click here


  • 09112007 Rug Vendors Jump on Green Bandwagon

    RUG VENDORS JUMP ON "GREEN"
    BANDWAGON WITH ECO-FRIENDLY
    MARKETING PROGRAMS

    By Janet Herlihy

    Several rug suppliers are jumping on the "Green" bandwagon with new marketing programs with an environmental message.


  • 09122007 Balta Rugs Opens Expanded Showroom in Belgium

    BALTA RUGS OPENS EXPANDED
    SHOWROOM IN BELGIUM

    SINT-BAAFS VIJVE, BELGIUM - Balta Rugs, a rug division of the Balta Group, has opened a newly expanded international showroom in Sint-Baafs Vijve, Belgium. The new modernized deco-center has been expanded to 350 sq. m. (3,767 sq. ft).


  • 09122007 Loloi Introduces Hemingway Collection

    LOLOI INTRODUCES INDOOR-OUTDOOR
    LINE UNDER HEMINGWAY LICENSING


    Loloi Atrium line is part of the Ernest Hemingway
    Collection. Suggested retail price is $299 in 5x8.

    DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs will introduce a collection of indoor-outdoor rugs under a licensing arrangement with The Ernest Hemingway Collection. The rugs will make their debut at the High Point Market at the Loloi Showroom, 224 E. Kivett Dr.


  • 09142007 FloorTex to Host Reception and Awards Dinner

    FLOORTEK 2007 TO HOST
    RECEPTION & AWARDS DINNER

    DALTON, GA - FloorTek Expo, the bi-annual trade show sponsored by the American Floorcovering Alliance, will host an opening-night  reception and awards dinner on Oct. 23 at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center here.


  • 09142007 Guest Columnist Rebecca Mill of Gabberts Minneapolis


    Rebecca Miller
    Gabberts, Minneapolis

     

    IT'S NOT EASY TO STAY RELEVANT

     

    By Rebecca Miller
    President, Gabberts Furniture & Design Studio
    Minneapolis, MN

    The past seven years have not been kind to the furnishings industry and manufacturers and retailers know that to succeed you must focus on the consumer-their wants, needs, aspirations and desires.


  • 09142007 Metro Market Week Business Preview

    RUG VENDORS ROLLING OUT RED CARPET
    FOR NEW YORK METRO MARKET WEEK

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Rug vendors are expecting a good New York  Metro Market  week as they touch base with customers at the beginning of the Fall selling season.


  • 09142007 Momeni Has Eco-Friendly Rug Collections

    MOMENI PARTICIPATES IN
    ECO-FRIENDLY MOVEMENT
    WITH TRADITIONALLY-MADE RUGS

    NEW YORK -  Momeni is participating in the movement to provide ecologically-friendly rugs by presenting several collections  that implement natural production techniques.


  • 09142007 New York International Carpet Show Interview with Dennis Dodds

    NYICS ARMORY SHOW ADDS DESIGNERS
    AND ARCHITECTS TO NY MARKET MIX

    By Lissa Wyman

    The New York International Carpet Show will feature approximately 25 exhibitors at the Historic Armory building on 26th Street and Lexington Ave. as an adjunct to next week's  New York Metro Market event.


  • 09142007 Shaw Acquires Anderson Hardwood Floors

    SHAW INDUSTRIES AGREES TO BUY
    ANDERSON FAMILY OF COMPANIES

    DALTON, GA - Shaw Industries Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway,  has signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Anderson Family of Companies based in Clinton, SC.


  • 09182007 Brintons Announces New Distribution Network

    BRINTONS IMPLEMENTS NEW
    MARKETING, DISTRIBUTION 

    ATLANTA, GA-Brintons, a manufacturer of woven Axminster carpet, has implemented a new marketing and distribution strategy for its residential carpet operations in the US and Canada, according to Steve Depport, group residential sales manager for the company.


  • 09182007 CCA Global Executive Changes

    CCA GLOBAL MAKES CHANGES
    IN TOP MANAGEMENT


    Charlie Dilks


    Dean Marcarelli


    MANCHESTER, NH - CCA Global Partners has announced changes in top management and has added new  operating divisions.


  • 09182007 Shaw Fall 2007 Marketing Plans

    SHAW FALL PROMOTION
    FEATURES RUG GIVE-AWAY

    DALTON, GA - Shaw will give consumers a free rug when they visit the Shawfloors website. The rug giveaway is part of the kick-off of a  new Fall print and television ad campaign and promotion.


  • 09192007 Jaunty Internet Sales Policy

    JAUNTY TAKES STAND AGAINST
    INTERNET RUG RETAILING

    LOS ANGELES -- Jaunty, Inc. has taken a stand against Internet rug retailers by refusing to sell to discount websites,  according to Mac McCormick, senior vice president of sales and marketing.


  • 09202007 IHFC Renovated Designer Resource Center

    NEW DESIGNER RESOURCE CENTER
    TO OPEN AT IHFC IN HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT, NC - An expanded and renovated Designer Resource Center will make its debut at the International Home Furnishings Center (IHFC) at the High Point Market,  Oct. 1 to Oct. 7.


  • 09232007 Karastan Holiday Accents Promotion
    KARASTAN LAUNCHES HOLIDAY
    ACCENT RUGS PROMOTION

    DALTON, GA - Karastan will launch its "Holiday Accents€VbCrLf rug promotion on Oct. 1 at participating stores across the US. The limited-time event will include two accent rug designs in woven wool construction.


  • 09242007 NY Metro Market Wrap Up

    Metro Market Business Wrap-Up
    HAND-MADE RETAIL SPECIALISTS MAKE

    NY METRO MARKET EFFECTIVE

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK - Last week's New York Metro Rug Market was a quiet but effective event geared primarily to independent hand-made rug retailers who came to touch base with vendors and enjoy the fine New York autumn weather.


  • 09252007 NY Metro Market Prize Winners
     
    METRO MARKET PRIZE WINNERS
    ANNOUNCED AT GALA EVENT


    Renate Halpern accepts Grand Prize certificate from David Samad, a principal of Samad.

     NEW YORK -- Renate Halpern of Halpern Galleries, New York City, was the Grand Prize winner of a 50-inch plaza television. A total of 19 prizes were awarded at last week's Metro Market Gala held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

     


  • 09282007 High Point Pre Market Business Story - 1

    HIGH POINT PRE-MARKET ROUNDUP:
    VENDORS ENTERING HIGH POINT WITH
    HOPES THAT
    ECONOMY IS IMPROVING

    By Lissa Wyman

    In spite of continued softness at the retail level, rug executives are approaching High Point Market with a can-do attitude.


  • 09292007 Agressive Rug Exhibitors Introducing Furniture Partnerships in High Point

    RUG VENDORS INTRODUCE  AGGRESSIVE
    FURNITURE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC --  Rug exhibitors  are establishing new partnership programs aimed at the furniture store channel of distribution. They are also introducing new merchandising programs that help furniture stores display rugs with a minimum investment in both inventory and floor space.


  • 09302007 Home Decprators Cites Couristan for Excellence

    COURISTAN RECEIVES AWARD
    FROM HOME DECORATORS CATALOG

    FT LEE, NJ -- Home Decorators has presented Couristan with an award for the lowest return rate among all area rug vendors. The award was announced during Home Decorators' Annual Vendor Conference, held recently in St. Louis.


  • 09092007 Letter to the Editor: Larry Liu - Prices are Too Low

     Letter to the Editor:
    BIGGEST PROBLEM FOR RUG BIZ?
    PRICES ARE TOO LOW!

    Dear Rugnews.com,

    This is in response to your recent editorial, Why Are Consumers Still Suspicious About the Rug Business? (see the original, click here) .
    It's something like, "Why does this industry have so many problems?€VbCrLf That is a question I have been asked very often recently --  by our vendors, customers, sale agency, etc. Considering labor costs and shrinking labor pool,  Chinese currency and export tax rebate problems in China, the most important problem I think for now is WE ARE SELLING RUGS TOO LOW. The price is too low -- both our prices and retail prices in the U.S. and Europe!


    Details, click here


















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