NATION'S SHOPPERS GET INTO HIGH GEAR AS HOLIDAY SEASON WINDS DOWN
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Nearly 55% of Americans hit the stores during the Dec. 10 to 12 weekend. The action promises a fairly strong close to what has been a lackluster holiday selling season, according to America's Research Group, which specializes in retail analysis.
Rugnews.com Holiday Sales Poll: SURVEY INDICATES SEASONAL SALES AHEAD OF LAST YEAR'S RESULTS
2004 is ending on a high note, according to a majority of rug professionals participating in the Rugnews.com holiday sales poll. Over half of respondents said sales were ahead of last year's holiday season.
HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO ALL FROM RUGNEWS.COM Lissa Wyman, editor and publisher of www.rugnews.com wishes all our readers a happy holiday season. Peace on Earth. Please send us your pictures and messages: Lwyman@rugnews.com
SURFACES TOWN HALL MEETING TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF BIG BOX COMPETITION
LAS VEGAS -- "Who's moving in next door and what are they doing to take your business?€VbCrLf That is the topic of the Town Hall meeting Thursday,Jan. 27, 2005 during the floor covering industry's Surfaces Expo here.
GERMANY'S DOMOTEX '05 FAIR PREDICTS LARGEST EVER RANGE OF NEW OFFERINGS
HANNOVER, GERMANY -- Domotex, the annual international carpet and floor coverings industry trade fair, expects a record number of product introductions in January, according to Deutsche Messe AG, the show organizer. The event takes place here Jan. 15 to 18, 2005.
Greetings from China: Sphinx honchos Mike Riley and Bill Belardi with the Jambros marketing team of Jane Lu and Kathy Kang. Riley and Belardi visited the Jambros manufacturing facility near Beijing, China earlier this week. We invite rug people all over the world to send us pictures and messages of peace and goodwill during this holiday season: Lwyman@rugnews.com
ST. LOUIS, MO -- Tony Greco has been named vice president of operations for the Stone Mountain Carpet Mill Outlet/GCO Carpet Outlet stores according to Dean Marcarelli, president of the Stone Mountain unit of CCA Global Partners.
12.06.04 GFI Foamex ComfortGripper FOAMEX GFI ENTERS RUG UNDERLAY BUSINESS WITH COMFORT GRIPPER LINWOOD, PA -- Foamex GFI of Foamex International Inc. has introduced ComfortGripper, an area rug underlay product.
NATCO ACQUIRES REM SPECIALIST JEFFERSON HOME FASHIONS
WEST WARWICK, RI -- Natco Home Fashions has acquired Jefferson Home Fashions, the remnant and floor mat specialist. Natco said the acquisition will help the company build market share in the floor covering business.
12.21.04 Hellenic Mackie HELLENIC ENTERS LICENSING PACT FOR BOB MACKIE RUG DESIGNS BROOKLYN, NY -- Legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie and Hellenic Rug Imports have entered a licensing agreement for a new rug collection which will be introduced at the Atlanta International Rug Market in January, 2005.