DESIGN GROUP WINS ADDY AWARD FOR WORK WITH RUG AND CARPET CLIENTS
LAGRANGE, GA - Design Group, an ad agency specializing in the floor covering business, has been honored with ADDY awards for outstanding graphics and marketing campaigns for Orian, Jaipur Rugs and Delos.
RUG SHOWROOMS GET PIZZAZZ WITH CROSS-MERCHANDISING
Who says cross-merchandising should be confined to home furnishings? Liora Manne's Market Square Showroom shows the designer's range of licensed products from rugs to lighting to art glass to handbags and shoes.
By Lissa Wyman
HIGH POINT, NC - Rug suppliers are discovering that it takes more than pretty rugs to attract the attention of High Point furniture buyers. Lifestyle presentations and cross-merchandised vignettes are becoming more prevalent in rug showrooms.
Surya's Goa collection is designed to coordinate with Rowe Furniture's upholstery patterns.
By Lissa Wyman
HIGH POINT, NC -- Cross merchandising is not confined to big licensing programs. Several rug vendors are taking a pro-active role in the coordination of their rugs with specific furniture and accessories lines.
Fred Meyer visits Momeni: Austin Craley, vice president of sales for Momeni; Steve Ramsby, northwest sales agent; Jayme Janin, Fred Meyer home division trend and product coordinator, and Jacque LeMay, Fred Meyer buyer for home decor and lighting. Fred Meyer is headquartered in Portland, OR
Charles A. Skaugstad, Jr., owner of The Mansion in Iowa City and Theodore R. Irvine, president of The Mansion in Des Moines join Roy Evans, Feizy's executive director of national sales. They were part of a growing number of buyers enjoy the High Point experience before the official opening on Thursday.
FEIZY TEAMS UP WITH WRANGLER HOME; INTRODUCING FIVE MAJOR COLLECTIONS
HIGH POINT -- Feizy Rugs and Wrangler Home have entered into a licensing agreement in which Feizy is producing a large collection of rugs that co-ordinate with the Wrangler Home Coming Home collections of furnishings and decorative accessories.
CARPETS OF DALTON UNVEILS SIXTH EDITION OF IN-STORE DREAM HOME DALTON, GA. -- The sixth edition of the American Home Showplace Dream Home was officially unveiled last month on the Carpets of Dalton campus here.
ABBEY UNVEILS STATE-OF-THE-ART LABORATORY STORE IN FLORIDA
New 20,000 sq. ft. Abbey Carpet store has official grand opening this week in Naples, FL
By Lissa Wyman
NAPLES, FL -- Floor covering industry big-wigs are gathering this week to celebrate the opening bash at Abbey Carpet of Naples, a 20,000 sq. ft. company-owned store that will function as a laboratory for floor covering retailing.
NEW YORK -- Central Oriental is making a major expansion into the mass market/home textiles channel. It is part of the growth initiative that is transforming Natco Home into one of the giants of the U.S. textiles industry.