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2006 DECEMBER

  • 12012006 MSG Consulting Addresses Karastan Convention

    MERA CONSULTING GROUP BRINGS RUG MESSAGE TO KARASTAN DEALERS

    David Greenberg, center, a principal of New Jersey
    Decorating Exchange, River Edge, NJ, with MCG's
    Steve Boodakian, left, and Sy Mahfuz.


    By Lissa Wyman

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. -- "Does selling rugs have you tied up in 'nots'?" With that tantalizing question as a starting point, Steve Boodakian and Sy Mahfuz led an entertaining and informative seminar at the Karastan dealer convention here Nov. 18.


  • 12012006 RugnewsBlogs.com have arrived

     

    RUGNEWS  BLOGS HAVE ARRIVED

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  • 12062006 ARG Christmas Shoppers Report

    America's Research Group Report:
    2006 CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS
    ARE BIG BARGAIN HUNTERS


    CHARLESTON, SC - Shoppers are making it clear to retailers that they want bigger bargains and are willing to wait for them, according to a Christmas shopping survey conducted by America's Research Group.


Markets
  • 11302006WMC Sponsors Interior Design Mag Hall of Fame Awards

    LAS VEGAS WMC SPONSORS
    INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE'S
    2006 HALL OF FAME AWARDS

    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center was one of the sponsors of Interior Design magazine's 2006 Hall of Fame Awards,  which were held Nov. 29, 2006 at the Waldorf Astoria Grand Ballroom in New York City. 


  • 12062006 AmericasMart to Host Afghan Impressions Exhibition

    ATLANTA MART TO HOST
    AFGHAN IMPRESSIONS
    EXHIBITION IN JANUARY

    ATLANTA -- Afghan Impressions: Area Rug Artistry & Inspiration is a special exhibition which will be presented at the January 2007 International Rug Market/National Oriental Rug Show at AmericasMart Atlanta, Jan. 18 to 21, 2007.


  • 12112006WMC Breaks Ground on New Parking Garage

    WORLD MARKET CENTER
    BREAKS GROUND FOR
    NEW PARKING GARAGE

    LAS VEGAS - World Market Center broke ground on the first phase of a $60 million, seven-story parking garage on 5.91 acres with 175,000 sq. ft. on each level.  The garage is expected to be completed in June of 2008 with the first phase accommodating 3,600 vehicles.


  • 12132006Industry Vets Give Seminar at AMC

    BOODAKIAN AND MAHFUZ
    TO CONDUCT MARKET SEMINAR

    ATLANTA - Steve Boodakian and Sy Mahfuz,  principals of Mera Consulting Group, will host a seminar on Friday, January 19, 2007 during the Atlanta International Rug Market.


  • 12192006Domotex AsiaChinafloor Expects Record Attendance

    RECORD ATTENDANCE EXPECTED 
    FOR DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR

    SHANGHAI, CHINA - DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, scheduled from March 28 to 30, 2007 at the new Shanghai International Expo Centre, is expecting a record attendance from exhibitors and visitors.


People
  • 12192006HRI to Hold Drawing for Trip Giveaway

    HRI TO HOST DRAWING
    FOR TRIP GIVEAWAY

    NEW YORK - Harounian Rugs International (HRI) will host a drawing for Winter market visitors to HRI showrooms in Atlanta and Las Vegas.  


Products
  • 12122006Feizy to Debut New Catalogues at AMC

    FEIZY TO DEBUT TWO
    NEW CATALOGUES AT
    WINTER MARKET

    DALLAS, TX - Feizy Rugs will release two new catalogues at the Atlanta Rug Market in January. One is dedicated to the Fine Rug collections and the other is devoted to the  Feizy Home collection. 


People
  • 12012006WMC New Leasing Executives

    LV WORLD MARKET CENTER
    NAMES THREE LEASING EXECS

    LAS VEGAS - John Harrison and Sheri Makransky have joined World Market Center as leasing managers and Kathy Kroger has joined the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center as a leasing manager.


  • 12122006 Nourison Promotes Four

    NOURISON PROMOTES FOUR
    KEY SALES EXECUTIVES

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ --  Nourison has promoted four key sales executives to new positions within the organization.


  • 12152006 Kaleen Promotes Three to Top Management Positions

    KALEEN PROMOTES THREE
    TO TOP MANAGEMENT POSTS

    DALTON, GA - Radhe Rathi, president and chief executive officer of Kaleen, has been promoted to  president and chief executive officer of Rathi Family Holdings, the Indian-based parent company. In two related moves, Monty Rathi has been promoted to chief operating officer of Kaleen and will have all operational functions between the Indian and American groups. He was formerly director of U.S. operations.


  • 12212006 Jeff Meadows Leaves Shaw Living

     


    Jeff Meadows

    JEFF MEADOWS
    LEAVES TOP SPOT
    AT SHAW LIVING

    DALTON, GA. -- Jeff Meadows, vice president of Shaw Living, has left the company. Jeff Brown, director of operations, will assume those duties on an interim basis, according to a Shaw spokesperson.


Products
  • 12112006 Indoor-Outdoor Feature


    Loloi

    SNAZZY
    STYLING COMES TO INDOOR-OUTDOOR RUGS


    Shaw


    Dynamic


    Trans Ocean


    AMS
     


    By Lissa Wyman

    In order to perform properly, an indoor-outdoor rug must be made of all-synthetic material (including backing). But that doesn't mean it has to be ugly.


Retailers
  • 12152006Rivas Opens Displays and More

    RIVAS OPENS DISPLAYS & MORE

    DALTON, GA -- Displays & More, owned and operated by Luis A. Rivas, is a new company that specializes in showroom displays, design and planning.  The firm provides all standard rug displays whether they are free standing, floor to ceiling or wall mounted, as well as custom design displays.


Retailers
  • 122292006BonTon to Close Iowa Store

    BON-TON TO CLOSE IOWA STORE  

    YORK, PA - Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is closing its 60,000 sq. ft.  store located in the Town Square Shopping Center in downtown Sioux City, Iowa by the end of February 2007.  Bon-Ton acquired the leasehold interest in March 2006. The Company will not renew the lease, which terminates March 1, 2007.


  • 12262006 Internet Rug and Home Furnishings Sales Growing

    CONSUMERS USE INTERNET FOR
    RESEARCH,  BUT ONLINE RUG AND
    HOME ACCENT SALES ARE GROWING

    By Janet Herlihy

    Despite the consumer's need to "see, touch and feel,€VbCrLf online sales of rugs and other home furnishing items are increasing.


     

Vendors
  • 12052006 Senesta Decor Builds Brand with High End Looks, Moderate Prices

    SENESTA DECOR BUILDS  IMAGE WITH
    HIGH END LOOKS AND MID-RANGE PRICES


    Adam, Iman and Ata Peykar are principals of Senesta Decor.


    By Janet Herlihy

    LOS ANGELES -- Senesta Decor  is on an aggressive growth trajectory, with a major new product offering planned for January and an expanded warehouse coming on-stream in first quarter 2007.


  • 12062006Surya Expands and Relocates to AMC

    SURYA EXPANDS SHOWROOM,
    RELOCATES CORPORATE OFFICE
    TO AMERICASMART
    ATLANTA

    ATLANTA - Surya Rugs, Inc. has expanded its AmericasMart showroom to 6,000 sq. ft., and is also relocating its corporate headquarters to AmericasMart Atlanta, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 12092006 Tufenkian Opens New Texas Showroom

    TUFENKIAN OPENS SHOWROOMS
     IN DALLAS AND HOUSTON


    NEW YORK - Tufenkian Artisan Carpets  is expanding into the Texas market with the opening of showrooms in Dallas and Houston.


  • 12112006 Capel Trend Report

    Capel Trend Report:

    FAST MOVING
     HOME STYLES
    TIED DIRECTLY TO RUNWAY FASHIONS

     


    Lou Webster

    TROY, NC -- For several seasons home decor has been profoundly influenced by runway  fashions. Add the trend for high design and low cost, and you've got a recipe for fast moving rug trends that are accessible to every pocketbook.


  • 12132006 Rizzy Rug Co Expands in US

    RIZZY RUGS EXPANDS US PRESENCE
    WITH GEORGIA WAREHOUSE

    CALHOUN, GA. --
    Rizzy Rugs is expanding its US presence with a newly-leased warehouse here, according to Rizwan Ansari, chief executive officer.


  • 12152006Emma Gardner Design Named Best of Year

    EMMA GARDNER DESIGN
    NAMED BEST OF YEAR
    BY INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE

    LITCHFIELD, CT -  Joy, a rug by Emma Gardner Design,  received a Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine. The Roscoe award was presented Nov. 30 at a ceremony, at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 


  • 12262006 NooNoo Consulting Offers Multiple Services

    NOONOO RUG CONSULTING
    PROVIDES MULTIPLE SERVICES

    SECAUCUS, NJ - Noonoo Rug Consulting Group, Ltd., has been established to serve the multiple needs of the manufacturing, importing and retail levels of the industry, according to Gene Newman, president of the recently-formed company.


















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