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2007 NOVEMBER

  • 10312007 Homefires Expands Exhibit Space in 2008

    HOMEFIRES EXPANDS EXHIBIT SPACE
    IN GIFT AND HOME DÉCOR MARKET

    ATLANTA, GA - Cresc Corp., parent company of  Homefires Living and Carefree accent rugs, is expanding exhibit space nationally and internationally in the gift and home decor market .


  • 11012007 Karastan Creates HangTags for Rug Coordinates
    KARASTAN CREATES P-O-P TAGS
    FOR CO-ORDINATED PRODUCTS

    DALTON, GA - Karastan has created hang tags for its color-coordinated rugs. The tags were designed to ease the complexity of cross promoting and to work hand-in-hand with the company's whole-house decorating approach, according to Karastan.


  • 11052007 World of Persian Rugs Featured on Public Radio


    IRANIAN RUG BUSINESS IN U.S.
    FEATURED ON PUBLIC RADIO

    NEW YORK -- WNYC Radio reporter Lisa Chow presented a special feature on the world of fine Persian  rugs in a broadcast this morning (Monday, Nov 5) on New York's Public Radio Station, WNYC.

    In the report, Chow talks about the role of Persian rugs in the American marketplace, interviewing several notable Oriental rug importers in New York and Secaucus, NJ.

    To hear the radio broadcast and read a transcript of the report, click here.
     



  • 1108207 Macy's Third Quarter Report

    MACY'S REPORTS DECREASE
    IN MONTH, QUARTER SALES

    CINCINNATI - Macy's, Inc. has reported third quarter sales of $1.853 billion for , a decrease of 0.5% compared to sales of $1.862 billion in the same period last year.  The fiscal quarter ended Nov. 3, 2007.


  • 11122007 Carpet One Paws & Relax Calendar
     

    CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME RELEASES
    2008  PAWS & RELAX CALENDAR

    The Paws & Relax calendar features life stages of pets in celebration of the company's "no exclusions" warranty for Lees Carpet. 


    MANCHESTER, NH - Carpet One Floor & Home has published its 2008 Paws & Relax calendar. The calendar marks Carpet One's continuing support of the Humane Society and also celebrates the company's  "no exclusions" warranties for Lees Carpet. 

    For an a-w-w-w-w moment, the dogs featured in the calendar can be viewed at www.youtube.com/PawsAndRelax.



     

  • 11122007 Company C Hires OneCoast
    ONECOAST TO REPRESENT
    CO C IN SOUTH AND WEST

    CONCORD, NH - OneCoast, an independent agency, will hand the Company C line in the southern and western regions of the US, according to Walter Chapin, Company C president.  OneCoast is a national provider of sales and marketing services for home décor and gift retailers and vendors.


  • 11132007 Macys Opens Store in Tampa

    MACY'S TO OPEN
    NEW STORE IN TAMPA

    CINCINNATI, OH - Macy's, Inc. has announced plans to open a new store at The Shops at Wiregrass, a new lifestyle development located at SR 56 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in North Tampa, FL. This will be Macy's eighth store in the Tampa market.


  • 11142007 Surya to Host Atlanta Market Party at Cap Cities Club

    SURYA TO HOST ATLANTA MARKET
    PARTY AT CAPITAL CITY CLUB

    CALHOUN, GA -- Surya will host a party at the Capital City Club in downtown Atlanta on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008 at 7 p.m. during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.  The party has been organized to acquaint market-goers with Surya as a complete source of coordinated home décor accessories, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 11152007 Domotex Celebrates 10th Anniversary in March

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY

    SHANGHAI, CHINA -  Domotex Asia/Chinafloor (DACF) will celebrate its 10th anniversary during the upcoming event March 11 to March 13, 2008 at the Shaghai New International Expo Centre.


  • 11152007 NYIGF Expands At Home Division

    NY GIFT FAIR 'AT HOME' DIVISION
    EXPANDS FOR WINTER 2008


    WHITE PLAINS, NY - The New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is expanding its At Home division to showcase more than 500 suppliers of home-related products, including furniture, floor coverings, wall art, lighting, home textiles and decorative accessories, according to George Little Management, which manages the show. 


  • 11182007 Guest Editorial from Dan Westervelt Mining Gold from Back of Your Desk Drawers

    Rugnews.com Guest Editorial:
    MINING THE GOLD FROM THE
    BACK OF YOUR DESK DRAWERS

    By Dan Westervelt

    There is one thing that all experienced road salesmen have in common. That is a dumping spot for old business cards. It can be the back of a desk drawer, wrapped in a rubber band or an envelope stuck somewhere with your receipts from a couple of years ago.


  • 11202007 Deloitte Consumer Survey on Holiday Buying Intentions

    Deloitte Annual Holiday Survey
    CONSUMER SHOPPING PLANS INCLUDE ELECTRONICS, ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS AND MULTI-CHANNEL GIFT BUYING

    Multi-channel shopping will increase significantly this holiday season, according to Deloitte's 22nd Annual Holiday Survey of retail spending intentions.


  • 11202007 Macy's Opens New Kansas City Store

    MACY'S TO OPEN NEW
    KANSAS CITY STORE

    CINCINNATI, OH - Macy's, Inc. will open a new store at Summit Fair in Lee's Summit, MO, in the metropolitan Kansas City area. The open-air lifestyle center will be located at 50 Highway and Chipman Road in southeast Jackson County.


  • 11232007 Art Resources Moves Showroom

    ART RESOURCES MOVES
    TO NEW SHOWROOM


    LOS ANGELES, CA - Art Resources has moved to a new and expanded showroom located at 1961 S. La Cienega Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA.  Operation began on November 1.


  • 11232007 HOM Furniture New St Cloud Showroom

     

    HOM FURNITURE TO OPEN
    SHOWROOM IN ST. CLOUD


    HOM Furniture's new 44,000 sq. ft St. Cloud store

    MINNEAPOLIS - HOM Furniture will open its 12th store at 3701 Division Street in St. Cloud, MN.  The new 44,000 sq. ft. unit is scheduled to open during the first quarter of 2008.


  • 11272007 Amer Rugs Launch Catalog

    AMER RUGS LAUNCHES
    NEW CATALOG

    NORCROSS, GA - Amer Rugs by Saraswati has launched a new catalog featuring 17 of the company's collections.  The new catalog emphasizes the artisans who made the rugs and is geared to customers' needs.


  • 11272007 Carpet One Continues Support for Toys for Tots

    CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME SUPPORTS
    MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS FOUNDATION

    MANCHESTER, NH - Carpet One Floor & Home is teaming  with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Carpet One stores will be official drop-off locations for the drive and stores will also make book donations to children in their local trading areas.


  • 11272007 Rizzy Rugs and Home Texco to Open Atlanta Showrooms

    RIZZY RUGS AND HOME TEXCO
    TO OPEN ATLANTA SHOWROOMS
    WITH COORDINATING PRODUCTS

     

    CALHOUN, GA  -- Rizzy Rugs and sister company Home Texco will each open new showrooms at AmericasMart Atlanta, Building One, according to Riztex, USA, the parent company. 


  • 11292007 Stanton Acquires Antrim Carpets

    STANTON CARPET CORP.
    ACQUIRES ANTRIM CARPETS

    LONG ISLAND, NY - Stanton Carpet Corp. has acquired Antrim Carpets USA, Ltd., according to  Jonathan Cohen, executive vice president of Stanton Carpet along with Dan McGovern and Fran O'Neill, principals of Antrim Carpet.


  • 11302007 All Shaw Nylon Rugs Recyclable

    ALL SHAW NYLON AREA
    RUGS NOW RECYCLABLE

    DALTON, GA - Shaw's nylon area rugs are now all recyclable, due to advances in technology and Shaw's Evergreen Nylon Recycling facility in Augusta, GA.  According to the company, Shaw introduced the first recyclable rugs to the industry in July 2007 with the Premiere and Natural Expression collections.


  • 11022007 Cool Website Feature Nourison is the Grand-Daddy of them All

     Industry's Coolest Websites:
    GRAND-DADDY OF RUG WEBSITES,
    NOURISON KEEPS ADDING E-FEATURES


    Opening page of Nourison website offers portal to b-to-b activities as well as an overview of company products for consumers.


    By Lissa Wyman

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ -- When Nourison established its website in 1995, the Internet was in its embryonic state. Today, www.Nourison.com is one of the most sophisticated consumer and business-to-business sites in the home furnishings industry.


  • 11072007 Sherwin William 2008 Color Trends

     Sherwin-Williams Color Trends:
    COLOR FORECASTS FOR 2008
    ARE  ECLECTIC AND SURPRISING

    Surprising combinations will mark 2008 color trends.


    By Janelle Lampp

    CLEVELAND, OHIO -- The color trends for 2008 are an eclectic mix of several palettes intersecting with each other in surprising ways. In its Colormix '08 forecast, Sherwin-Williams Co. has identified four color trend "destinations" for 2008, according to Sheri Thompson, director of color marketing and design for the paint manufacturer and retailer.


  • 11082007 Pakistan Carpet Production Still Being Shipped Despite National Emergency

    PAKISTAN CARPET INDUSTRY STILL
    SHIPPING CARPET OUT, BUT BUYERS
    NOT TRAVELING  INTO COUNTRY

    By Lissa Wyman

    Pakistan carpet production is experiencing some disruption since emergency rule was declared in Pakistan Nov. 3, but shipments are still leaving routinely by ship and air, according to importers and manufacturers.The biggest concern is that the normal flow of buying and selling has been disrupted as the political situation becomes more critical.


  • 11162007 Shaw to Hold Flooring Market During Atlanta Rug Market

    SHAW TO HOLD REGIONAL  MARKET
    IN TANDEM WITH ATLANTA RUG MARKET

    DALTON, GA - Shaw Industries will conduct its annual  regional flooring market, Shaw Innovations, at AmericasMart Atlanta from Jan. 17 to 19, 2008. The show runs simultaneously with the first three days of the Atlanta International Rug Market, Jan. 17 to 20, 2008.


  • 11192007 Rugnews.com Market Movie Promotion

    MORE MOVIE FUN IN 2008:
    RUGNEWS.COM  TO EXPAND
    ATLANTA MARKET MOVIES


    Be a movie star during the Atlanta International Rug Market! The excitement is already building. We'll be filming  up to 10 videos in two days of shooting at the Atlanta Market, including man-in-the-street interviews, product showcases and  as-it-happens coverage at the industry's Magnificent Carpet Awards Gala! We are upgrading the movies to make them easier for you to watch with larger format, dvd-quality video.To view coming attractions of Rugnews.com  2008 Market Movies,
    click here

     



  • 11302007 Momeni Moves Corporate Headquarters

    MOMENI MOVES CORPORATE
    HEADQUARTERS TO NEW JERSEY

    CARLSTADT, NJ -- Momeni, Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters from New York City's Oriental Rug District to a 50,000 sq. ft. executive office and distribution center here, according to Reza Momeni, president of the manufacturing and importing firm. 


  • 12082008 Amici and Radici have market party

    AMICI AND RADICI JOIN FORCES
    FOR ATLANTA PARTY

    LEBANON, NJ -- Amici Imports is celebrating its fifth anniversary and expansion of its Atlanta showroom with a party Thursday, Jan 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The party is co-hosted with Radici Imports and will take place at both showrooms. Amici is located at 6 F 11.


















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