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2006 JUNE

  • 06202006 Stolen Rugs

    HAVE YOU SEEN THESE STOLEN RUGS?


    Stolen from NYC 6/19/06


    Stolen from NYC 6/19/06

    Details, click here


Markets
  • 06092006 Las Vegas Market Center Phase 3 Building Approved

    LAS VEGAS MARKET GETS APPROVAL
    FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE 3

    LAS VEGAS - World Market Center plans to break ground on Phase 3 in the fourth quarter of 2006 with an 18-month construction timeline. Building 3 will be home to many rug and floor covering showrooms.


  • 06092006 Preparations Underway for Metro Market Week

    PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY
    FOR NY METRO MARKET WEEK

    NEW YORK -- Preparations are under way for the Metro Rug Alliance market week, scheduled for Sept 18 to September 22, 2006 in rug showrooms in New York and New Jersey. 


  • 06122006 LV WMC Sponsors Online Exhibitor Seminar

    LAS VEGAS WMC  SPONSORS ONLINE
    EXHIBITOR EDUCATION SERIES

    LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas World Market Center has developed a new online exhibitor education series called "Plan Your Way to a Successful Market.€VbCrLf  A session will take place Wednesday. June 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. (Pacific).


  • 06122006 ORIA and AmericasMart to Host Charity Auction

    AMERICASMART AND ORIA TO HOST SUMMER MARKET CHARITY AUCTION

    ATLANTA -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association and AmericasMart Atlanta will so-sponsor a Summer Market silent auction to benefit the ORIA Charitable Fund Benefitting Children.


  • 06192006 AmericasMart Summer Market Events

    AMERICASMART PLANNING SUMMER
    EVENTS FOR RUG PROFESSIONALS

    ATLANTA -- AmericasMart Atlanta is planning several events during this Summer's International Rug Market, July 16 to 19, 2006.


     

  • 06272006 Hali Fair Report

    BIG ATTENDANCE JUMP  AT
    SUMMER 2006 HALI LONDON FAIR

    This Caucausian rug was sold by David Sorgato at the Hali Fair. Asking price was Euro 34,000. The rug is from the Shirwan area, last quarter of the 19th Century.  6'6€VbCrLfx5'4€VbCrLf (199x163 cm). 
     

    LONDON -- The HALI Fair held last week in London was an event that appealed to both UK and international collectors  from Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and the USA. 


People
Products
  • 06262006 Spring Trends Hitting Stores
     


    Blue Note


    Fun in the Sun

     


    Hot Chocolate


    Non-Traditional  Traditional

    RUG TRENDS
    NOW HITTING STORES
    SHOW IMAGINATION,
    VARIATION

     


    I'll Take
    Romance


    Frenchified


    Wine Country


    Black and White

    Details, click here


     

Retailers
  • 06012006 Federated Sells Nine Mall Stores

    FEDERATED TO SELL NINE STORES
    TO GENERAL GROWTH PROPERTIES


    NEW YORK -- Federated Department Stores, Inc. has signed agreements to sell nine department store locations to General Growth Properties.


  • 06232006 Federated to sell Lord & Taylor

    FEDERATED TO SELL LORD & TAYLOR
    SPECIALTY STORES FOR $1.195 BILLION

    CINCINNATI----Federated Department Stores, Inc. has signed an agreement to sell its New York-based Lord & Taylor division to NRDC Equity Partners, LLC for $1.195 billion in cash.


  • 07122006 Lacy to Leave Sears Holdings

    ALAN LACY, SEARS HOLDINGS VICE CHAIRMAN, TO LEAVE COMPANY

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL -- Alan Lacy, vice chairman of Sears Holdings, has decided to leave the company effective July 29, 2006.


Vendors
  • 06012006 Beijing Execs Picture
     

    RUGNEWS.COM WELCOMES
    BEIJING  CARPET EXECS


    Rug execs from Beijing Carpet International Trading Co., Ltd., visited Rugnews.com's New York offices this week. From left,  Maggine Wang, vice general manager; Larry Liu, general manager, and Liu Yang, salesman. We first met Larry and Maggie at the recent Domotex/ChinaFloor Expo in Shanghai. The trio is in the US to visit importers in New York and Georgia. Welcome!


  • 06032006 Chandra New Atlanta showroom

    CHANDRA RUGS OPENS
    PERMANENT ATLANTA SHOWROOM

    ADAIRSVILLE, GA, -Chandra Rugs will celebrate the grand opening of its first permanent showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta during the Atlanta International Rug Market, July 16 to19.


  • 06062006 Federated Sells Strawbridge in Cherry Hill

    FEDERATES SELLS STRAWBRIDGE'S
    IN CHERRY HILL SHOPPING MALL

    CINCINNATI-- Federated Department Stores, Inc.  has sold the Strawbridge's department store in Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, NJ, to Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT).


  • 06062006 High Design Texture by Carol Tisch
     


    RugNews.com High Design:
    ARTISTS EXPERIMENT WITH SHAPES AND MATERIALS TO REACH NEW LEVELS OF
    INVENTIVE FLOOR COVERING DESIGN

    Liora Manne Dimensions
     


    By Carol Tisch

    High Design artists who specialize in inventive use of shapes, raw materials and textures continue to stretch the imaginative envelope for rugs and floor coverings.


  • 06072006 Patusan Trading Adds Furniture Store Consulting Service
     

    PATUSAN OFFERS FURNITURE STORES HOW-TO ADVISE
    ON RUGS


    Bill McConnell,
    president of Patusan


    BLAIRSVILLE, PA - Patusan Trading Co., an Oriental rug importer and wholesaler,  has initiated a new consulting service aimed at high-end furniture retailers who are interested in entering the Oriental rug business.


  • 06092006 Capel Market Give-Away Winners

    CAPEL ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF HIGH POINT SHOWROOM PROMOTIONS

    TROY, NC -- Capel Rugs has announced winners of its April High Point Market showroom give-away promotions.


  • 06092006 Wools of New Zealand Adds Spectrophotometer

    WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND ADDS NEW SPECTROPHOTOMETER EQUIPMENT

    ATLANTA -- Wools of New Zealand has invested in new Spectrophotometer equipment from Datacolor,  according to Wes Connelly, North American area manager for marketing group.


  • 06122006 cmi Implements New Program for Operating Efficiencies

    COLONIAL MILLS IMPLEMENTS NEW SYSTEM
    FOR OPERATING EFFICIENCIES

    PAWTUCKET, RI --  Colonial Mills, Inc. (CMI), a manufacturer of  texture braided area rugs and accessories, is implementing the "5S€VbCrLf System of Sort, Set, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to improve overall operating efficiencies.


  • 06142006 Delos Success Based on Niche market strategy

    DELOS SUCCESS BASED ON NICHE MARKETING STRATEGY


    Ivan Phillips

    By Janelle Lampp

    ATLANTA -- Bringing specially styled rug collections to boutique retailers has been the personal goal and business strategy for Ivan Phillips, president of four year-old Delos Rugs.


  • 06152006 IRDI Aims to Help Weavers Through Training and Social Services

    IRDI PROGRAM AIMS TO HELP WEAVERS
    WITH TRAINING, SOCIAL SERVICES

    JAIPUR, INDIA -- The International Research Development Institute (Hand Knotted Carpets) is a non-profit organization that was established to promote technological research and to improve the living conditions of rug weavers throughout all rug making countries.


  • 06222006 Renaissance Carpets & Tapestries Feature

    RENAISSANCE RECREATES HISTORICAL
    CARPETS AND TAPESTRIES 

    Bergi Andonian and Jeffrey Soleimani

    By Janet Herlihy
     
     NEW YORK -- Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries has built a unique reputation based on being able to replicate the original designs and quality of antique French carpets and tapestries as well as fine traditional rugs from other regions.


  • 06302006 Majestic Rug Feature

    MAJESTIC GROWS FROM NICHE
    MARKETER
    TO FULL-LINE
    SUPPLIER


    Steve Couri

    By Janelle Lampp

    CLOSTER, NJ --Majestic Rugs is evolving from a niche player to a full-line source for both accent and room size rugs.


















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