SHIPMENTS OF CARPET AND RUGS TO U.S. GROWS 10.6% IN FIRST QUARTER 2014 By Lissa Wyman
WASHINGTON, DC -- World-wide imports of carpets and rugs to the U.S. grew 10.6% in the first quarter of 2014, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textile & Apparel. Including both wool and man-made fiber products, first quarter 2014 shipments amounted to $463.815 million compared to $419.159 million in first quarter 2013.
LAS VEGAS MARKET EXPANDS PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND MARKET DATE PATTERN
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will continue its rate of change, growth and redefinition during the upcoming Las Vegas Summer Market, Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31, 2014 with growth in permanent and temporary furniture, gift and home décor resources, as well as category expansion and density building and a new Sunday to Thursday date pattern.
HIGH POINT'S FAVORITE LOOKS FROM SPRING STYLE SPOTTERS
HIGH POINT, NC – High Point style spotters toured this Spring's High Point Market to find this seasons favorite looks. They found nearly 20 home fashions trends, reflecting the deep diversity of today's home furnishings products.
AMERICASMART SET TO HOST SUMMER JULY HOME FURNISHINGS AND AREA RUG MARKETS
ATLANTA – The Atlanta International Area Rug Market will take place Wednesday, July 9 to Saturday, July 12, 2014 at AmericasMart Atlanta. The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market will take place Tuesday, July 8 to Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
IMC TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL LAS VEGAS MARKET CEO SUMMIT IN 2015
LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises will host the third annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit Tuesday, January 20, and Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The executive-level gathering for the gift and home furnishings industry will include keynote addresses, informative presentations and networking opportunities for participants.
SURYA TO MAKE DEBUT AT CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR
NEW YORK – Surya will exhibit for the first time at the 2014 New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) May 17 to 20 at New York's Jacob K Javits Center. The company will showcase its collection of high-end contemporary offerings, including rugs, pillows, throws, accent furniture and lighting at booth 2508.
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY SHOW DRAWS BIG CROWDS; EXCITING RUG PRESENTATIONS
Surya made its debut at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair with a broad assortment of rugs and home accents.
NEW YORK -- The International Contemporary Furniture Fair opened Saturday May 17 to heavy crowds and exciting presentations by rug exhibitors. The mood was upbeat, and the designs art-influenced and brimming with weaving innovations, many based on new plays on ancient knotting techniques.
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market has increased its retail relations team to include 30 full-time staff, with dedicated representatives for the gift, home décor, furniture and lifestyle categories as well as two field representatives. The enhanced retail relations team is expected to generate significant increases in buyer attendance for the upcoming Summer Market, Sunday, July 27, to Thursday, July 31, 2014.
KALATY RUG MOVES NY CITY SHOWROOM TO LONG ISLAND; OPENS IN LAS VEGAS
HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. will open a new showroom at the company’s Hicksville, Long Island, NY, headquarters and a 3,700 sq. ft. showroom at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas showroom will open in time for the Summer market there.
AMER RUGS TO HOST DELEGATION OF AFGHAN WEAVERS MAY 25 TO 27
ATLANTA – Amer Rugs will host a delegation of 15 weaving companies from Afghanistan and four representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce, May 25 to 27, 2014 in Jaipur, India where Saraswati Global, Ltd., parent company of Amer has pledged its support to the Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force (AIRTF).
SECAUSUS, NJ – Zollanvari, in association with Schweizer Orientteppichhändler Vereinigung (SOV) is hosting a Carpet Tour of Iran May 18 to 25, 2014, as part of the celebrations of SOV’s 70th anniversary. Some 30 members of the SOV, all clients of Zollanvari, will join the tour lead by Reza Zollanvari.
TIWARI NAMED FINALIST IN ERNST & YOUNG 2014 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD
CALHOUN, GA – Satya Tiwari, president of Surya has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award in the Southeast region. This award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
RUG MARKET AMERICA LAUNCHES NEW SWATCH SAMPLE PROGRAM
CULVER CITY, CA – The Rug Market America has launched a new swatch sample program. The program, which is designed to expand, debuts with interior rug designs from The Rug Market America’s Maison collection.
CALHOUN, GA – Surya invites designers and retailers to Instagram a photo of themselves with a Surya tote bag in an interesting or unusual location for a chance to win free Surya products. The contest will run through June 20, 2014.