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2014 APRIL

  • 04142014 Executive Session: Usman Carpet House Re-Orients Afghan Production to Higher End
    Executive Session:
    PAKISTANI PRODUCER RE-ORIENTING
    AFGHAN PRODUCTION TO HIGHER END

    By Umair Usman
    Usman Carpet House
    Lahore, Pakistan

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN --Usman Carpet House, a producer of  hand knotted rugs here, is re-orienting production toward higher end and finer carpets.  As the coordinator of a large programmed production of Afghan rugs in the region, the company’s efforts will have far reaching impact on the industry.


  • 04152014 Retail Customer Experience: Learning from Mr. Selfridge
    RETAIL LESSONS FOR TODAY, LEARNED
    FROM PBS MR. SELFRIDGE SERIES

    By Joe Cecere
    President and Chief Creative Officer of Little

    Reprinted with permission from Retail Customer Experience.com

    It turns out that what was true 100 years ago in retail is still true today. Don't believe it? Check out Masterpiece Classic's Mr. Selfridge, which returned to PBS on Sunday, March 30 for its second season.


  • 04162014 Surya New Spring Catalog

    SURYA RELEASES 752-PAGE
    SPRING 2014 CATALOG

    CALHOUN, GA -- Surya has released its Spring 2014 catalog featuring 752 pages. The  catalog highlights the brand’s full range of coordinating product offerings, including rugs, pillows, throws, art and accent furniture, as well as recently introduced lighting and mirror categories.


  • 04172014 Rugnews.com Editorial: Go to Market
    RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
    GOING TO MARKET A MUST
    EVEN IN DIGITAL AGE

    By Lissa Wyman

    In this age of Social Media and instant digital gratification, it's still important for both vendors and retailers to go to market. I had to miss the recent round of Spring markets and I feel like I have lost touch  -- the Human Touch.


  • 04292014 Rugnews.com Editorial: Rugs May Recover Faster than Other Home Furnishings Categories
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    RUGS MAY  RECOVER FASTER THAN 
    OTHER HOME FURNISHINGS CATEGORIES

    By Lissa Wyman

    The money guys agree that the economy may be on the road to recovery, but until the housing market and employment bounce back, growth will still lag. And we all know that until new households are formed and people start buying homes again, the home furnishings business will be sluggish.


Markets
  • 03262014 AmericasMart Atlanta Expands Furniture and Accents Presence at Market

    AMERICASMART ATLANTA EXPANDS
    FURNITURE AND ACCENTS PRESENCE

    ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta has added another 100,000 sq. ft. of globally branded furniture and accents with the launch of the Building 1 Floor 15 development program leading to a January 2015 opening, according to David Savula, executive vice president of leasing.


  • 04042014 Kalaty to Open Showroom at Summer Las Vegas Market

    KALATY TO OPEN SHOWROOM
    AT SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET

    HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its first West Coast showroom, a 3,779 sq. ft. location in Building B at World Market Center during the Las Vegas Market July 27 to 31, 2014.


  • 04092014 Bob Mackie Collection by Kas Makes Debut at High Point Market

     KAS MAKES SPLASH WITH INTRODUCTION OF BOB MACKIE LICENSING PROGRAM

    And a good time was had by all. left to right:
    Marc Schwarz and Joe McFate of Bob Mackie; Santhi Yarlagadda of Kas,  Bob Mackie, and  Rao Yarlagadda, Raja Tummala, Wendy Reiss, Hari Tummala, and Vee Curfman from KAS.
     


    By Gary James

    HIGH POINT, NC  -- Kas Oriental Rugs introduced its first Bob Mackie designed rugs at High Point Market, celebrating the company's first licensing program in 15 years. The program was kicked off with a launch party featuring a personal appearance by Mackie.


  • 04092014 High Point Market Business Report

    High Point Rug Business Report
    RUG EXHIBITORS CALL HIGH POINT
    ACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MARKET

    By Gary James

     HIGH POINT, NC — Active and productive — that’s how rug vendors described this Spring’s market here as a steady stream of buyers kept many showrooms hopping even before the market’s official opening day on Saturday, April 5, 2014.


  • 04092014 Safavieh Design Stars at Centennial Party

    DESIGN STARS SHINE AT SAFAVIEH'S
    HIGH POINT CENTENNIAL PARTY

    Interior design stars turned out in force at the Century of Style party to celebrate Safavieh’s 100th anniversary on Monday, April 7.  Left to right John Loecke, Jason Oliver Nixon, Michelle Workman,  Alexa Hampton, Thom Filicia, Libby Langdon, Corey Damen Jenkins, Lisa Mende, Greg Vargo and Jamie DrakeThe event, attended by 285, was sponsored by IMC.


  • 04172014 AmericasMart Atlanta set for Summer 2014 July Market

    AMERICASMART ATLANTA SET FOR
    SUMMER 2014 JULY MARKETS

    ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta will offer a comprehensive home furnishings, rug and gift market that will showcase new and newly expanded showrooms in more than 35 trade show categories during both the Home and Gift Market, July 8 to July 15 and the Area Rug Market, July 9 to July 12, 2014.


  • 04182014 World Market Center Opens Registration for Summer Las Vegas Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER OPENS
    REGISTRATION FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – Registration for the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, running Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31, 2014 at World Market Center, is now open. Hotel reservations also are available, with “early bird” discounts offered at four select partner hotels through April 23 and June 4 at eight partner properties.


  • 04232013 Domotex Asia China Floor Post-Show Wrap Up

    DOMOTEX ASIA CHINAFLOOR
    ENDS ON HIGH NOTE

    One of the hand-made carpet exhibits at
    Domotex Asia ChinaFloor.

    SHANGHAI -- Domotex Asia ChinaFloor, the annual Shanghai-based event for the floor covering industry set records in terms of attendance and exhibitors during its run at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center Marchh 25 to 27, 2014.


  • 04232014 ICFF to Host Rug Vendors during May Market

    ICFF TO HOST  RUG
    VENDORS DURING MAY MARKET

    NEW YORK – The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) will house several rug exhibitors during the May 17 to 20 Market which will take place at the Jacob K Javits center here.


People
Products
Retailers
  • 04032014 HOM Furniture New Bargain Shop to Feature Furnishings at Lower Price Points

    HOM FURNITURE NEW BARGAIN SHOP
    TO FEATURE LOWER PRICE POINTS


    COON RAPIDS, MN – HOM Furniture has added a new department called the Bargain Shop that will feature  furniture at  lower price points. HOM Furniture developed the Special Buy category to appeal to consumers who may not be able to purchase entire room sets, according to Jerry Underwood, HOM’s director of marketing.


  • 04152014 Dover Rug and Home to Open Second Location in Boston

    DOVER RUG AND HOME TO OPEN
    SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON

    NATICK, MA – Dover Rug & Home will open its second location in Boston at 390 Stuart St. in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood which is closely located to Copley Square, public transportation and in the heart of what is being coined Boston’s Home Furnishing district. An opening date has not yet been determined.


  • 04242014 Pantone View Announces Soft Blue as New Trending Color

     PANTONE VIEW ANNOUNCES SOFT BLUE
    AS  NEW TRENDING COLOR


    Oriental Weavers' Color Influence is hand tufted in India of wool and viscose. Suggested retail is $599 in 5x8. Oriental Weavers is the licensee of Pantone Rugs.



    CARLSTADT, NJ – Pantone View has named a soft blue as the new trending color for 2014. The new blue represents weightless and  airy freedom.


Vendors
  • 04032014 Capel Rugs Unveils 2014 Catalog

    CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS 2014 CATALOG

    Capel's 2014 Catalog

    TROY, NC – Capel Rugs has released a new printed catalog showcasing its entire 2014 line.  The catalog opens with a look inside Capel's licensing partnerships, including Biltmore For Your Home, CoCoCozy, Genevieve Gorder, Hable Construction, Kevin O'Brien and Williamsburg. 


  • 04032014 Surya Adds Flexible Reward Options to Customer Loyalty Program

    SURYA ADDS FLEXIBLE REWARD OPTIONS
    TO CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched an enhanced version of its Surya Rewards customer loyalty program. The expanded program builds upon the company’s existing rewards program, which provides customers with free Surya samples and displays, product discounts and other benefits as they reach key sales milestones.


  • 04212014 Safavieh Aubusson Rug Chosen for Oprah Magazine Cover

    SAFAVIEH AUBUSSON RUG CHOSEN
    FOR OPRAH MAGAZINE COVER

    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – One of Safavieh’s Aubusson rugs was selected for Oprah Winfrey’s May 2014 cover of O, the Oprah magazine. The delicate floral rug was chosen from a selection of pink and beige designs submitted by Safavieh to the stylist for the cover shoot. To view the video of Oprah’s photoshoot, click here.


  • 04302014 Amer to Open Permanent Showroom in Las Vegas

    AMER RUGS TO OPEN LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM
    IN BUILDING B AT SUMMER MARKET

    ATLANTA
    – Amer Rugs will open its first permanent Las Vegas showroom at World Market Center building B, suite 421. The showroom is approximately 2,500 sq. ft.


















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