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October 2004

 



  • 10.29.04 First Poll Results

    RUGNEWS.COM POLL REFLECTS
    ECONOMIC UNEASINESS

     

    By Lissa Wyman

     

    Rugnews.com's first reader survey reveals that rug professionals  are uneasy about the business climate,  despite indications of growth in the nation's overall economy. 


  • 11.2.04 Response to Poll 1
    Letter to the editor:
    OVERSEAS SUPPLIERS WANT A CHANCE
    AT THE AMERICAN RUG MARKET

     

    Dear Rugnews.com:

     

    I read the article "RUGNEWS.COM POLL REFLECTS
    ECONOMIC UNEASINESS."
    Based on that article I would like to share my opinion on rug climate and would like to mention some problems I faced during the  last few months.


Markets
  • 10.19.04.Market Wrapup

    High Point Market Wrap-Up:
    NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIGH POINT BIZ
     DESPITE LAG IN ATTENDANCE

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - Rug vendors had few complaints about the High Point Furniture Market, despite the fact that attendance seemed lighter than usual. 


People
Products
Vendors
  • 10.10.04 Javits Show

    FEWER RUG EXHIBITORS PARTICIPATE IN JAVITS CENTER HOME TEXTILES SHOW


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The Home Textiles Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center has become a slender link to the rug industry in the past few years.


  • 10.15.04 Pre Market Business Report

    SALES MOMENTUM BUILDING, VENDORS
    COMING TO HIGH POINT IN GOOD MOOD 

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- After advancing in fits and starts over the past year, the rug business has regained momentum in the past six months. As a result, rug vendors are coming to this week's High Point International Furniture Market  in a better mood than in the past few seasons.


  • 10.21.04 High Point Out-of-the-Way Showrooms

    High Point Report:
    FOR OUT-OF-THE-WAY SHOWROOMS, ATTRACTING BUYERS IS A CHALLENGE

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC - If you're a rug vendor, it's difficult to lure furniture buyers into your showroom. After all, accessory items such as rugs understandably take a back seat to case goods and upholstery.


     
  • 10.25.04 High Point ThisNThat

    FALL MARKET NOTEBOOK:
    NEWS NUGGETS AND FASHION FLASHES

    By Lissa Wyman

     

    Our Fall market notebooks were filled with lots of interesting bits of news, observations and fashion statements. We want to share them with readers of www.rugnews.com.


People
  • 10.26.04 Couristan Names Kapusta

    COURISTAN NAMES KAPUSTA AS
    MIDWEST TERRITORY MANAGER

     

    FT. LEE, NJ -- Lori Kapusta has been named midwest territory manager for Couristan, Inc., according to Ron Couri, president and chief executive officer.


  • 10.28.04 Patterson Flynn & Martin Names Two VP's

    COREY AND MORJIKIAN NAMED VP'S AT PATTERSON, FLYNN & MARTIN

    NEW YORK --  Kyle Corey and Mason Morjikian have been named vice presidents of Patterson, Flynn & Martin/Rosecore, a division of F. Schumacher & Co.


Products
  • 10.15.04 Shaw Kathy Ireland

    SHAW LIVING DEVELOPING KATHY IRELAND RUGS BASED ON GEE'S BEND QUILTS 

    HIGH POINT, NC-- Shaw Living is developing a collection of Kathy Ireland machine made rugs based on Gee's Bend quilt designs. The machine made rugs, retailing at moderate price points, will be introduced in January.   


  • 10.4.04 Mouse Rug

    FIBERLOK INTRODUCES MOUSERUGS
    MONTHLY SPECIAL EDITION PROGRAM


    Zebra Herd Zoom is a Special Edition
    MouseRug by Lextra

     FORT COLLINS, CO. --  FiberLok, the manufacturer of the Lextra MouseRug, has launched a monthly Special Edition Collection to help generate fresh and continuous interest in the product line.


People
Vendors
  • 10.22.04 HP Chinese Machine Made

    THE NEXT NEW THING: CHINESE MACHINE MADE RUGS COMING ON STREAM


     Kas Venetian collection is power loomed in China of polypropylene and acrylic. Hand carved and hand-serged, suggested retail is approximately $199.

    By Lissa Wyman
    Chinese machine made rugs are the new New Thing for the rug business.


Retailers
  • 10.04.2004 Able Rug Sells Alston Store

    ABLE RUG SELLS FORMER HEADQUARTERS STORE; STREAMLINES COMPANY LOGO

     

    BOSTON -- Able Rug has sold its former headquarters store in Allston, MA., according to Allan Price, president of the Boston area rug and floor covering chain.


Vendors
  • 10.06.04 Hellenic Canada

    HELLENIC CANADA HONORED AS
    A TOP 50 GROWTH COMPANY 

    MISSISSAUGA, CANADA -- Hellenic Rugs Imports Canada Inc.,  was recently recognized as one of the Top 50 growth companies in Canada.


  • 10.06.04 Momeni Machine Made

    MOMENI TO PREVIEW THREE NEW CHINESE MACHINE MADE RUG COLLECTIONS

    NEW YORK - Momeni, Inc. is returning to the machine-made business. The importer will preview  three new machine made collections to retailers this Fall.


  • 10.11.04 LR Resources in High Point
    L.R. RESOURCES MAKES
    HIGH POINT MARKET DEBUT

    HIGH POINT -- New importer L.R. Resources is making its High Point Market debut with several new accent and room size collections.


  • 10.7.04 Shaw Skips Surfaces, Going with Road Shows

    SHAW INDUSTRIES TO HOLD REGIONAL EVENTS; SKIPPING SURFACES AGAIN

    DALTON, GA - Shaw Industries will conduct a series of regional shows for retailers in January and February  2005. The floor covering supplier will miss the Surfaces all-industry Expo in Las Vegas for the second year in a row, according to the company.


Markets
  • 10.04.2004 Mohawk Select In Karastan Space

    MOHAWK SELECT TO EXHIBIT
    IN KARASTAN HIGH POINT SPACE

     

    NEW YORK -- Mohawk Select, the bridge-market rug line from Mohawk Home, will be exhibiting with Karastan during the High Point Furniture Market.


















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