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2010 APRIL

Markets
  • 04122010 Domotex Asia China Floor Exceeds Expectations

    RESULTS AT DOMOTEX ASIA
    EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

    SHANGHAI -- More than 40,400  visitors from 79 countries participated in the  Domotex Asia/China Floor event which ran here March 23 t0 25, 2010. With a 10% increase in attendance compared to last year, Domotex Asia was a record.


  • 04122010 Temptations to Perform during High Point Market

    TEMPTATIONS 
    TO PERFORM 
    AT APRIL
    HIGH POINT
    MARKET


    The Temptations Review

    HIGH POINT, NC – The Temptations Review will perform at the High Point Market on Monday, April 19, at 8 p.m. in the new Aquarius Music Hall located at 400 English Road. Enjoy the Temptations' iconic "My Girl" right now, click here.


  • 04132010 Riz Kidz to Showcase at Showplace in High Point

    RIZ KIDZ TO SHOWCASE AT
    SHOWPLACE IN HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT, NC – Riz Kidz, a division of Riztex USA Inc., will showcase  kids product in showroom 3515 of Showplace. The presentation is part of the expanded children's products being shown at the High Point market, April 17 to 22.


  • 04162010 NYIGF to Host 500 Companies at Summer 2010 Market

    NY GIFT FAIR HOME DIVISION 
    TO HOST 500 EXHIBITORS

    WHITE PLAINS, NY – At Home at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) is expecting nearly 500 home good suppliers Aug. 14 to 19 at the Jacob Javits Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers. 


  • 04202010 Celebrities At High Point Market

    CELEBRITY DESIGNERS HELP BUILD
    HIGH POINT MARKET EXCITEMENT


    Designer Candice Olson, right, meets and greets retailers at
    Surya's Showplace showroom. Saying hello is Bess Marks of La-Z-Boy, Mobile, AL. Olson has a licensed line with Surya.


    Thomas O'Brien, left, was on hand to sign books at Market Square Courtyard party sponsored by Safavieh. Joining him is Jerry Svejkovsky, Fly by Night Furniture, Northampton, MA. Thomas O'Brien's first book, American Modern, was published recently by Abrams. Thomas O'Brien has a licensed rug collection with Safavieh

    More People Pix
    click here



  • 04282010 High Point Market Business Report 1: General Business Report

    High Point Market Report, Part 1:
    RUG EXHIBITORS GET PLEASANT
    SURPRISE: RETAILERS CAME TO BUY

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT, NC -- For the past few markets, exhibitors at all the major events have put up a brave front. But this Spring, it's no longer a front.  The economic recovery seems to be real deal.


  • 04282010 High Point Market Business Report 3: Prices on the Rise

    High Point Market Report, Part 3:
    BUSINESS GETTING BETTER, BUT
    PRICES MAY BE ON THE RISE

    By Lissa Wyman

    HIGH POINT -- The good news is that the economy seems to be on the road to recovery. The bad news is that prices on all types of rugs will probably rise in the second half of 2010.


People
  • 04302010 Americasmart Names Savula Executive VP of Showroom Leasing

    AMERICASMART NAMES SAVULA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF SHOWROOM LEASING

    ATLANTA – David Savula has been named to the new post of executive vice president of Americasmart Home and Gift leasing, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, president and chief operating officer of Americasmart Atlanta.


Products
Retailers
  • 04132010 Macys Same-Store Sales Up in March

    MACY’S REPORTS SALES
    UP 11% IN MARCH 2010

    CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc. has reported sales of $2.143 billion for the five weeks ended April 3, 2010, an increase of nearly 11% compared with sales of $1.931 billion in the same period last year.   On a same-store basis, Macy's, Inc. sales were up 10.8%


  • 04142010 Rugs Direct Launches Redesigned Website

    RUGS DIRECT LAUNCHES
    REDESIGNED WEBSITE

     
    Opening page of re-designed Rugs Direct
    e-commerce store.

    WINCHESTER, VA – Rugs Direct has launched a complete redesign of its online store at rugsdirect.com, according to Randy Kremer, president.


  • 04262010 Rug & Home Wholesale Outlet Opens in Kannapolis, NC

    RUG & HOME WHOLESALE OUTLET
    OPENS 96,000 SQ. FT. STORE


    Artist's rendering of new Rug & Home Wholesale Outlet  in Kannapolis, NC in the greater Charlotte metropolitan area. The store opened April 9.


    KANNAPOLIS, NC— Rug & Home has opened a 96,000 sq. ft. retail store here. This is the third and largest unit for the rug and home furnishings retailer, which also operates stores in Asheville, NC, and Gaffney, SC.


     

Vendors
  • 04052010 Nazmiyal to Host Online Auction

    NAZMIYAL TO HOST
    ONLINE AUCTION APRIL 15

    Item #61 is a late 19th Century Sultanabad from Persia with
     an estimated value of $30,000 to $50,000

     


    NEW YORK -- Nazmiyal, the antique and collectible rug specialist, is launching an on-line auction of antique rugs. The auction will take place on April 15, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.


  • 04062010 Lavender Oriental Carpet to Show in High Point

    LAVENDER ORIENTAL CARPETS
    TO SHOW AT HIGH POINT MARKET

    NEW YORK  -- Lavender Oriental Carpets, a wholesaler to the trade of antique rugs, tapestries, and reproductions  will participate in the April High Point Furniture Market, April 17 to 23.


  • 04152010 Capel Restructures Sales Organization

    CAPEL RESTRUCTURES
    SALES ORGANIZATION

    TROY, N.C. -- Capel Rugs has restructured it sales organization with retailers now assigned to regional sales managers who are Capel employees, according to Allen Robertson, vice president of sales.


  • 04152010 Couristan Offers Outdoor Living Display Box Special

    COURISTAN OFFERS 
    OUTDOOR LIVING 
    DISPLAY BOX SPECIAL

    FORT LEE, NJ – Couristan is offering a special deal on its Outdoor Living Merchandising Display Box.  Now through June 20, authorized Couristan dealers can qualify for discounted rates on bundled orders of Couristan’s outdoor area rug collections, including Recife, Five Seasons and Urbane.


  • 04272010 Ebisons Revamps Website

    EBISONS HAROUNIAN
    REVAMPS WEBSITE

    NEW YORK – Ebisons Harounian Imports had updated and upgraded its corporate website, according to Michael Harounian, a principal of the company.


















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