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2007 DECEMBER

  • 11272007 Bon Ton Announces Real Estate Initiatives

    BON TON MAKES CHANGES  AT
    ELDER-BERRMAN MIDWEST UNITS

    YORK, PA - The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. will convert an Elder-Beerman department store into a Younkers  furniture gallery and will close another Elder-Beerman unit.


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  • 11302007 Domotex Hannover 2008 Events

    DOMOTEX OFFERS SPECIAL EVENTS
    AT 2008 HANNOVER FAIR

    HANNOVER, GERMANY - Domotex will offer a series of special presentations targeted at specific user groups during Domotex Hannover 2008, Jan. 12 to Jan 15.


  • 11302007 Karastan Honors Sales Excellence

    KARASTAN HONORS SIX
    FOR LONG-TIME SERVICE

    DALTON, GA -  Six Karastan sales veterans were honored for their years of service to the company as part of Karastan's recent national sales meetings in Greensboro, NC.  Over the years, the six have individually  written over $100 million in business. 


     

  • 12272007 Year in Review
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    THE YEAR IN REVIEW: RUG BIZ FACED UNIQUE CHALLENGES IN DOWN ECONOMY

    By Lissa Wyman

    After a hopeful beginning, the rug industry ended the year on a flat note. In addition to the woes of the housing market and the blahs of home furnishing sales in general, the rug market faced its own unique set of challenges.


Markets
  • 12052007 Zollanvari to Host Party at AMC

    ZOLLANVARI TO HOST
    PARTY AT AMERICASMART

    Secaucus, NJ – Zollanvari will host a party Thursday, Jan 17 from  4 to 7 p.m. at the company’s showroom 5D2 during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market.


  • 12062007 AMC Gears Up for Gift and Home Market

    AMERICASMART GEARS UP FOR
    INTERNATIONAL GIFT & HOME
    FURNISHINGS MARKETS

    ATLANTA – Americasmart will present the largest product selection in its 50-year history with more merchandise, more exclusive introductions, more new lines and designs from more resources during the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 8 to Jan. 16, 2008.


  • 12112007 NYIGF Expands for Winter 2008 Event

    NY GIFT FAIR EXPANDS 
    WINTER 2008 EVENT

    WHITE PLAINS, NY – The Winter 2008 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), will feature new and enhanced offerings, refined product categories and new locations for more than 1,000 exhibitors during the 154th semi-annual event, Feb. 1 to Feb. 6, 2008.


  • 12132007 NORS Jan 2008 Events

    NORS EVENTS SET FOR JANUARY
    ATLANTA RUG MARKET

    ATLANTA – A series of special events has been set for the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS) at the Atlanta International Rug Market, Jan. 17 to  20, 2008 at Americasmart.


  • 12142007 Kelly Named VP of Showplace

    SHOWPLACE NAMES KELLY
    VP OF REAL ESTATE

    HIGH POINT, NC –  Marion Kelly  has been named vice president of real estate for Capstone-Showplace Management, LLC, which operates the Showplace exhibit building here. 


People
  • 12192007 Jafri Appointed to Governor's Advisory Council

    JAFRI NAMED TO MASSACHUSETTS
    GOVERNOR'S ADVISORY COUNCIL
     

    NATICK, MA – Mahmud Jafri of Dover Rug Co. has been appointed to the Governor's Advisory Council on Immigration and Refugees for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Retailers
  • 12122007 Emma Gardner Partners with Miami Carpet Creations

    Emma Gardner Design Adds
    MIAMI’s CARPET CREATIONS

    LITCHFIELD, CT – Emma Gardner Design has added Miami’s Carpet Creations to its list of showrooms. The addition of this showroom partner is part of the studio’s efforts to broaden distribution throughout North America.


  • 12192007 Pantone Selects 2008 Color

    PANTONE SELECTS COLOR OF THE YEAR FOR 2008


    Blue Iris

    CARLSTADT, NJ –  Blue Iris, a balanced blue-purple, has been projected as the color for the year for 2008 by Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of  color standards for the design industries.


  • 12212007 AMC Honors AMU Graduates

    AMERICASMART HONORS
    FIRST AMU GRADUATING CLASS

    ATLANTA – Seventeen retailers from across the country will become the first graduates of AmericasMart University (AMU) in a ceremony staged during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, January 8 to January 16, 2008.


Vendors
  • 12052007 Kane to Host Expansion Celebration

    KANE CARPET TO HOST
    JAN 21 CELEBRATION AT
    EXPANDED GEORGIA FACILITY

    CALHOUN, GA – Kane Carpet will  host a gala grand opening at its newly expanded 210,000 sq. ft. distribution center here on Monday, Jan. 21.


  • 12092007 Kalaty Feature Article by Janet Herlihy

    KALATY KEEPS FOCUS
    ON TRADITION FOR TODAY

    By Janet Herlihy

    NEW YORK -- Common wisdom in business is that it pays to diversify, but Kalaty Rug Corp. is proving that
    focusing on a particular product category can be
    singularly successful.


  • 12102007 Miaco Produces Fifth Extra Large Rug

    MIACO PRODUCES
    EXTRA LARGE RUG

    Miaco International's Mughal-e-Azam (King of Kings), measures 22' 9" x 42' 7." Suggested price tag: $38,750.

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN – Miaco International has produced the company’s fifth extra large woven rug named Mughal-e-Azam (King of Kings).  The design inspiration came from the original 16th century Mamluk crafted in  reds, light green and gold.


  • 12102007 Nourison Collections Awarded Green Label Plus Certification

    NOURISON COLLECTIONS AWARDED
    GREEN LABEL PLUS CERTIFICATION

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has been awarded the Green Label Plus certification on 20  broadloom collections.  Green Label Plus certification, an independent testing program of the Carpet & Rug Institute, is given to  the industry’s highest rated  products for indoor air quality.


  • 12102007 Rug Market Closes Atlanta Showroom

    THE RUG MARKET CLOSES
    ATLANTA SHOWROOM  

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Rug Market, a manufacturer and distributor of area rugs is closing its Atlanta Rug Center showroom, 5A8, according to Mike Shabtai, chief executive officer of the company.


  • 12122007 Sandra Lee Makes Personal Appearance at Feizy

    FEIZY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS
    WITH SANDRA LEE APPEARANCE

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will be celebrating its 35th anniversary with a meet and greet with author and Food Network host, Sandra Lee in the company’s showroom 5 B 1 during the Atlanta International Rug Market Jan. 17 to Jan. 20, 2008 at AmericasMart.


  • 12192007 Halvai to Show at AMC

    HALVAI TO SHOW
    AT AMERICASMART

    NEW YORK – Halvai has a new permanent 2,000 sq. ft. showroom, 3D11, in Atlanta’s Americasmart.  The company will showcase its collections of hand knotted, limited edition and one-of-a-kind rugs during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Jan. 17 to Jan 20, 2008.


  • 12192007 ORIA Elects 2008 Officers


    ORIA ELECTS NEW
    OFFICERS FOR 2008


    Past president Andrew Peykar, left, congratulates new president Michael Harounian.

    SECAUCUS, NJ – Michael Harounian, a principal of Ebisons Harounian, has been elected president of The Oriental Rug Importers Association (ORIA). He succeeds Andrew Peykar, vice president of Nourison.  


  • 12202007 Stanton Launches Customer Service Interface

    STANTON LAUNCHES
    CUSTOMER SERVICE INTERFACE
     

    LONG ISLAND, NY – Stanton Carpet Corp., a manufacturer and importer of carpet and custom rugs, has implemented an internet- based account management tool on the company’s website. Named the Customer Service Interface (CSI), it allow buyers 24/7 access to their individual accounts.


  • 12212007 Rugs America to Launch Seymour Collection at AMC

    RUGS AMERICA TO LAUNCH
    JANE SEYMOUR HOME RUGS
    DURING ATLANTA MARKET

    Jane Seymour is partnering with Rugs America to introduce the Jane Seymour Home rug collection.

    NEW YORK – Rugs America, in partnership with actress and designer Jane Seymour, will introduce the new Jane Seymour Home collection of rugs at the International Area Rug Market, January 17 to January 20, 2008 at Americasmart Atlanta.


  • 12212007 Tufenkian to Open LV Design Center Showroom

    TUFENKIAN TO OPEN SHOWROOM
    IN LAS VEGAS DESIGN CENTER


    NEW YORK – Tufenkian Carpets, designer and supplier of hand made Tibetan and Armenian carpets, will open a 4,627 sq. ft. showroom in building C of the Las Vegas Design center in July, 2008, according to Harry Fry, vice president of sales and marketing for the company. 


















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