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December 2004

  • 12.14.04 Holiday Shopping

    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.


  • 12.20.04 Holiday Sales Poll Results

    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.


Markets
  • 12.13.04 Surfaces Town Hall Meeting

    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.


  • 12.17.04 Domotex

    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.


People
  • 12.23.04 Sphinx China Greetings


    HOLIDAY GREETINGS!

    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
     


Retailers
  • 12.2.04 Stone Mountain Names Greco
    GRECO NAMED VP OF OPERATIONS FOR
    STONE MOUNTAIN OUTLET STORES


    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.
Vendors
  • 12.20.04 Gulistan Names Meacham

    MEACHAM NAMED
     TO TOP RUG POST
     AT GULISTAN AND BACOVA GUILD


    Kea Capel Meacham

    For Details on Meacham's appointment, click here


  • 12.23.04 Natco Names Bogas

    NATCO NAMES BOGAS TO NEW POST
    AS EXEC VP OF RUG DIVISION

    WEST WARWICK, RI -- Bryan Bogas has joined Natco Home in the newly created post of executive vice president for the woven, handmade and printed rug division of Natco Home.


  • 12.26.04 Amica Formed, DiAdamo Named
    DI ADAMO TO HEAD NEWLY FORMED HOME TEXTILES DIVISION OF AMICI IMPORTS

    RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Eva Di Adamo has been named  head of Amica Home Furnishings, the newly formed home textiles division of Amici Imports, according to Jeff DeSantis, president of Amici.


Products
  • 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.
  • 12.14.04 Samad Introduces Alhambra Collection
    SAMAD INTRODUCES HAND-KNOTTED
    ALHAMBRA COLLECTION

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Samad has introduced the Alhambra collection, a new group of hand knotted rugs inspired by the monuments, orchards and gardens of Spain.


  • 12.4.04 Orian to Produce JGarcia Rugs

    ORIAN TO PRODUCE RUGS
    CELEBRATING JERRY GARCIA


    ANDERSON, SC --  Orian Rugs has signed a licensing agreement with Jerry Garcia Estate, LLC to design, produce, market and sell area rugs under the J. Garcia brand.



Retailers
Vendors
  • 12.15.04 Mohammadi Changes Name to Tepp Team

    MOHAMMADI RUG CHANGES
    NAME TO TEPP TEAM USA

    NEW YORK --  Mohammadi Rug Corp. has changed its name to Tepp Team U.S.A. The company has adopted the name of its sister company in Hamburg, Germany, Tepp Team International. 


  • 12.2.04 Natco Acquires Jefferson

    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.


Products
  • 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. 
















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