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2011 JULY

  • 07042011 Rugnews.com Editorial Einstein Moomjy - Brand Building Geniuses

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    THE LONG-LOST ART OF
    ROMANCING THE RUG

    By Lissa Wyman

    MOOMSDAY IS COMING. Anyone who lived in New York in the 1970s knows that line. It was part of a marketing campaign that remains the most masterful example of brand building I have ever seen in the floor covering business. Nope in the entire home furnishings business.


Markets
  • 07052011 World Market Center Expands Temporaries at LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER EXPANDS
    GIFT AND HOME TEMPORARIES
    AT LAS VEGAS MARKET
     

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center Las Vegas will house more than 75 new Gift and Home temporary exhibitors during the Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, Aug 1 to 5, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers, parent company of World Market Center Las Vegas. 


  • 07122011 Clinton Speech at Las Vegas Market Moved to August 2

    CLINTON SPEECH AT LAS VEGAS
    MARKET MOVES TO AUGUST 2

    LAS VEGAS – The Keynote Event featuring President Bill Clinton will now take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6:45 at the World Pavilions due to a last minute scheduling conflict, according to Market officials. 


  • 07132011 Atlanta Market Opening Day People Pic

    EARLY MARKET BIRDS HIT
    HOTLANTA SUMMER EVENT

    Early Market Birds  Bob Browna, left, Carpet Mart store manager and Igor Yakovenko, right, Carpet Mart buyer, with John Shepherd, president of 828 International Trading. We caught these guys in the halls on Wednesday, where they shake a few hands and say hello to old friends before getting down to business on Thursday morning. Airbase Carpet & Tile Mart is headquartered in New Castle, DE.


    Summer Market People Pix Begin Today
    click here

     



  • 07142011 Momeni Pic with Carolyn Walsh at Atlanta Summer market

    HAVE SOME FUN THIS SUMMER!

    The economy may be bad, but we can't ever lose our
    sense of humor. Here's Ali Momeni, left of Momeni having some market fun with buyer Carolyn Walsh of Rue La La
     in Boston. They're in front of the "Li'l Mo" rugs, which put everyone in a happy frame of mind.

    Summer Market People Pix Begin Today
    click here



  • 07142011 Third Annual National Home Furnishings Month Launches 2011 Mortgage Sweepstakes

    THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL FURNISHINGS
    MONTH LAUNCHES 2011 SWEEPSTAKES

    LAS VEGAS –The third annual National Home Furnishings Month will kick off at the Las Vegas Market, Aug. 1 to 5. Participants in the "Is it Home Yet"  promotion include both retailers and vendors.  National Home Furnishings Month is sponsored by International Market Centers and includes sweepstakes and promotions to drive in-store traffic.


  • 07152011 Opening Day Introduction of Summer Atlanta Market Business Story

     

    Atlanta Market First Day Report:
    BUSINESS STILL TOUGH AT ALL LEVELS
    BUT RETAILERS COME TO SEE WHAT'S NEW

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- "It's tough out there." That is the unanimous observation of both wholesalers and retailers attending the Atlanta Summer Market.  But everyone is putting on their best game face and actively looking for new ideas and new products to help jump start business. No one ever has high expectations for Summer markets, but the nation's top rug retailers were at AmericasMart Atlanta to make the best of the economic jitters that still plague the entire nation. (More news and quotes coming soon)


  • 07182011 7W Designer Day Series set for Sept. 12 during NYICS

    7 W DESIGNER DAY SERIES
    SET FOR SEPT. 12
    DURING
    NY INTERNATIONAL CARPET FAIR

    NEW YORK – 7 W New York will host Selecting the Right Carpet: From Contemporary to Classic to Custom”  Monday, Sept.12 at 11:30 a.m. The Designer Day presentation will run in collaboration with the New York International Carpet Show (NYICS), Sept. 11 to 13 on the 11th floor of 7W.


  • 07182011 Decorator Nathan Turner to Join Panel Duscussion during LV Market

    DECORATOR NATHAN TURNER TO JOIN
    TREND SEMINAR  AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – Nathan Turner, star of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators, will join co-star Jeffrey Alan Marks and Anthony Baratta for World Market Center’s Ahead of the Curve panel discussion, which will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 in Building C, Suite C-352, as well as simulcast live on the web. 


  • 07182011 Mink Market Picture


    ATLANTA MARKET PIX KEEP COMING!


    A Mink never THINKS of missing a market! We caught
    these guys at the very end of the show, from left: Richard Kennedy, director of stores for the Mink Cos; David Mink, Jr., center,  newly-named ceo for Mink, and Henry Ward, merchandise manager for Mink. The Mink organization runs all the rug lease departments in Macy's nation-wide.

    Summer Market People Pix
    click here


  • 07192011 Atlanta Market People Pix Badcock-Rizzy

    BIG GUYS, SMALL GUYS, DESIGNERS
    ATLANTA MARKET GOT EM ALL


    Will Daughtrey, center, of Badcock Furniture & More, Mulberry, FL, is welcomed to the Rizzy Home space by Sheila Altenstadler, left and Glenn Syverson.

    ALL the Atlanta Market Pix
    Up There Now
    See the Entire Portfolio
    click here
     



  • 07212011 Karastan to Host Las Vegas Designer Panel

    KARASTAN TO SPONSOR DESIGNER
    PANEL AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS -- Karastan Rugs is sponsoring a designer panel discussion Monday, Aug. 1, 2011  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Las Vegas World Market Center. The event will be held in suite C-176, followed by  a wine and cheese reception at the new Karastan Rugs showroom, C-312.


  • 07252011 Americasmart Rug Auction Benefits ORIA Charitable Fund

    AMERICASMART RUG AUCTION
    BENEFITS ORIA CHARITABLE FUND

    SECAUCUS, NJ – Twenty-three donated rugs were auctioned off at the July International Area Rug Market held in conjunction with the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market. Proceeds of the auction will  benefit the Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA) and the ORIA Charitable Fund.


  • 07252011 New Las Vegas Market Rug Showroom Locations

    RUG SHOWROOMS ON THE
    MOVE AT LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – Rug showrooms will be on the move at the Las Vegas Summer 2011 Market Aug. 1 to 5. Six vendors are moving from the eighth floor of building C to Building B and other companies are also relocating.


  • 07252011 Nourison to Host iPad Giveaway in Las Vegas

    NOURISON TO GIVE AWAY
    FREE iPAD  IN LAS VEGAS

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison will host a free Apple iPad giveaway in its World Market Center showroom C-112 on Thursday, August 4 at 4 p.m. during Las Vegas Market. Registered buyers may enter to win by dropping off a business card at the company’s showroom.


  • 07262011 Feizy to Host Kick Off Party during LV Market

    FEIZY TO HOST KICK OFF PARTY
    DURING LAS VEGAS MARKET

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will host a light breakfast in the World Market Center showroom C-399 on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in celebration of additions being added to both the Feizy Fine and Feizy Home collections.


  • 07282011 Atlanta Market Business Story 1: Market Overview

    Atlanta Market Business Overview:
    BUSINESS STILL TOUGH AT ALL LEVELS
    BUT RETAILERS CAME TO SEE WHAT'S NEW

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA -- There were few surprises at the Atlanta International Rug Market July 14 to 17. No one can ignore the fact that the economy continues to be sluggish. On top of that, Summer markets are always slower than Winter events, whether the economy is in a boom or bust cycle. Certainly a market took place, and  there were bursts of activity.


  • 07282011 LV Summer Market Party List


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Las Vegas market. Check out our list of party and event places for August 1 to 5, 2011.

    Details, click here


  • 07312011 Rug Vendors Show Champagne Looks for Beer Pocketbooks

    Value, Value, Value:
    RUG VENDORS SHOW CHAMPAGNE
    LOOKS FOR BEER POCKETBOOKS
     
    Sphinx by Oriental Weavers'  Emerson collection is machine-made  of polypropylene. Made in the U.S. $199 in 5’3”x7’6.”
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    Major rug vendors are bringing champagne fashions to beer pocketbooks. Let's face it, that means almost everybody's pocketbook. The sweet spot at retail for 5x8 is now about $199 to $299, compared to $399 to $599 a few years ago.


  • 08012011 New Las Vegas World Market Rug Showrooms Kas Opening Day Pic

    EIGHT RUG COMPANIES UNVEIL
    NEW LAS VEGAS SHOWROOMS

    Kas ribbon cutting in new B-570 showroom Monday morning as the Las Vegas World Market Center. Jeff Ryan, left, tenant improvements manager and Sheri Makransky, leasing manager for World Market Center help the Kas folks cut the ribbon on the sparking new showroom, from left, it's Raja Tummala, Wendy Reiss, Hari Tummala and Brandon Culpepper. Hiding a bit from our camera are Jim Ford and Vee Curfman of Kas. Sorry guys!

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- The opening of eight new rug showrooms at the Las Vegas World Market Center brought a new direction for the rug business in Las Vegas. With the move, the rug business is primarily centered on the third, fourth and fifth floors of Building B, with some major rug companies also located in the Design Center floors of  Building A and C. New Showroom people pix, click here.


Obituaries
People
  • 07122011 David Mink Jr. Named cChiefe Executive Officer of Mink

    DAVE MINK JR ELECTED
    CEO AT MINK COMPANIES


    David Mink, Jr., center,  new ceo for Mink, with management team members Patty Huang, left,
    and Richard Kennedy.

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- David Mink, Jr. has been elected chief executive officer of the Kenneth Mink Co. He formerly held the post of president.  He succeeds his father, David Mink, Sr., who has held the ceo post for over 20 years.


Products
Retailers
  • 07112011 Mousaian Oriental Rugs Moves to New Location

    MOUSAIAN ORIENTAL RUGS
    MOVES TO NEW LOCATION
    IN DAYTON TRADING AREA

    DAYTON, OH –Retailer Mousaian Oriental Rugs will move from 1918 Brown Street to 2419 Far Hills Ave. in the Shops of Oakwood, next to William Rife Jewelers, on August 1, 2011, according to the company. 


Markets
Vendors
  • 07062011 Surya Video Showcases Product Craftsmanship

    SURYA VIDEO SHOWCASES
    PRODUCT CRAFTSMANSHIP
     

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya People: The Art and Passion behind Surya Rugs, a new video for retailers, sales associates and industry partners, has been launched on You Tube.  According to Surya, the video was made to show the craftsmanship behind its product. To view the video, click here


  • 07072011 New Kas Warehouse Opens in Calhoun, GA

    KAS STARTS SHIPPING FROM
    NEW GEORGIA WAREHOUSE


    Rug began shipping recently out of the new
    110,000 sq. ft. Kas distribution center in Calhoun, GA.

    CALHOUN, GA -- KAS Rugs, Inc. has begun shipping rugs out of its new 110,000 sq. ft. distribution center here, according to the company. 


  • 07082011 e-Catalog Program Being Offered in Atlanta
    INNOVATIONS INTERNATIONAL TO SHOW
    e-CATALOG PROGRAM FOR RETAILERS
    AT ATLANTA SUMMER MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    LOUISVILLE, KY -- Innovations International will be  showing a new web-based e-Catalog program for bricks-and-mortar retailers in space 3-E-3 at the Summer Atlanta International Rug Market, according to Scott Hayim, vice president of sales.


  • 07112011 Surya Launches Design Studio Display

    SURYA LAUNCHES DESIGN
    STUDIO DISPLAY
     UNIT

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched its in-store Design Studio.  The merchandising unit holds 96 display boards featuring 275 rugs. Each display board contains an image of the rug, a room scene, additional colorways and available sizes, according to Satya Tiwari, president of Surya.  


  • 07252011 Emma Gardner Rep Network to Support Emma at Home Nationwide

    EMMA EMMA AT HOME
    REP NETWORK COVERS U.S. 


    PETALUMA, CA – Emma Gardner has appointed representatives serving the majority of North America to support its Emma at Home product introductions, which will be shown in Chandra Rugs’ World Market Center showroom B-300 during the Las Vegas Market, August 1 to 5.


















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