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2008 MARCH

  • 03032008 Significant US Campaign to Oppose New Tarriff Proposal
    SIGNIFICANT US CAMPAIGN TO
    OPPOSE NEW TARRIF PROPOSAL

    WASHINGTON, DC -- There is a significant lobbying campaign to oppose the recent US Customs & Border Protection proposal to change the way duties are assessed on imported products, according to  Brenda Jacobs of Sidney Austin LLP, a Washington, DC-based law firm. Jacobs is Washington trade counsel for the Oriental Rug Importers Association.

     


  • 03172008 Editorial: Let's Work Together to Beat Recession Blues
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    LET'S ALL WORK TOGETHER
    TO BEAT THE RECESSION BLUES

    By Lissa Wyman

    Last week, I received a thoughtful e-mail from Bill Mitcheson, a veteran sales agent based in Florida. On a recent sales trip to south Florida, a store owner invited Bill to sit and talk about the current state of the economy.

    READ THE LIVELY COMMENTARY ON THIS EDITORIAL
    -- AND ADD YOUR THOUGHTS, TOO


  • 03312008 China Faces Economic Growing Pains According to Adecco Institute Think Tank

    Adecco Institute White Paper
    CHINA FACES LABOR SHORTAGES,
    ECONOMIC GROWING PAINS


    GREENSBORO, NC – China's fast-paced economic expansion is causing some growing pains, particularly in the country's labor market, according to a White Paper issued recently by the Adecco Institute, a London-based Think Tank specializing in the international workplace.


Markets
  • 03062008 Domotex Set for March 11 to 13


    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    SET FOR MARCH 11 to 13

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – Domotex Asia/Chinafloor will be held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from March 11 to March 13, 2008.  Nearly 1, 000 exhibitors from 36 countries will be showing in 90,000 square meters (968,760 sq. ft.) of exhibition space.


  • 03132008 New Trend Center to Debut at Suites at Market Square

    SUITES AT MARKET SQUARE TO HOST
    NEW TREND CENTER THIS SPRING

     HIGH POINT, NC -- The Suites at Market Square will host a new trend center this Spring on the top floor of the showroom building. Called Amazed, the display area has been created to help retailers and designers rethink and rejuvenate their businesses.


  • 03142008 Waites to Showcase in The New Vintage Gallery

    RAYMOND WAITES  GALLERY 
    TO OPEN IN HIGH POINT

    HIGH POINT – The New Vintage Gallery, a showcase of the artwork and personal collections of Raymond Waites will be open for a week-long run at the upcoming High Point Market. 


  • 03182008 Hampton on Atlanta Market Wednesday Panel

    ALEXA HAMPTON TO JOIN APRIL 2
    ATLANTA MART PANEL DISCUSSION
    AND AREA RUG SHOWCASE

    ATLANTA – Alexa Hampton, celebrity interior designer and senior design consultant to PBS’s This Old House, will be part of a panel discussion by industry veterans April 2 at Americasmart’s Market Wednesday. The April edition of Market Wednesday will also feature an area rug showcase.


  • 03212008 Loloi to Open IHFC Showroom in Napp Deady space

    LOLOI TO OPEN SECOND HIGH POINT
    SHOWROOM IN IHFC NAPP DEADY SPACE

    DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs will open a second showroom in High Point during the Spring market, according to Amir Loloi, president of the rug importer. Loloi will show in a 3,000 sq. ft. space in the Napp Deady showroom at IHFC C-209.


  • 03242008 Surya to Host High Point Party

    SURYA TO HOST
    HIGH POINT MARKET PARTY

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya will host a party at the International Home Furnishing Club in High Point Monday,  April 7 during the High Point Market.


People
  • 03102008 Ernewein Named VP of Rizzy Rugs

    RIZZY APPOINTS ERNEWEIN VP
    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING

    CALHOUN, GA. -- Doug Ernewein has been named vice president of product development for Rizzy Rugs, according to Rizwan Ansari, president. He was formerly rug buyer for Hom Furniture, the Minneapolis-based home furnishings retailer.


Products
  • 03062008 Shaggy Rug Story: Patterned Shag Trend Analysis


    Rugnews.com Trend Analysis

    SHAGGY RUG STORY: PATTERNS GIVE
    A NEW LOOK TO A RETRO CATEGORY


    Kane Visions collection retails for  approximately
    $249 in  5’3’’x7’9.’’


    By Lissa Wyman

    Rug vendors are bringing greater variety to the hot shag category  by adding pattern to the shaggy texture.


  • 03122008 BIKANER CARPETS WINS INDIAN AWARD FOR INNOVATION


    BIKANER CARPETS RECEIVES AWARD FOR
    INNOVATION AT INDIA CARPET EXPO



    Bikaner Handloom Carpets of Bikaner, India received the Woolmark Innovative Carpet Award for this shag rug at the recent industry trade fair in New Delhi.


    NEW DELHI -- Bikaner Handloom Carpets was the recipient of the Woolmark Innovative Carpet Award given at the India Carpet Expo held here March 2 to 5.


Retailers
  • 03052008 Rug Decor Recognized By Entrepreneur Magazine

    RUG DÉCOR RECOGNIZED BY
    ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Rug Décor, a rug retail franchise, ranked 369 in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, according to Mark Jameson, vice president of franchise development of Rug Décor.


  • 03072008 CCA Global Teams Up with RFMS

    CCA GLOBAL TEAMS WITH
    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FIRM

    MANCHESTER, NH – CCA Global Partners is entering a joint venture with Resource & Financial Management Systems, INC. (RFMS), a provider of business software management tools for floor covering dealers.


  • 03242008 Carpet One Launches Fall Pink Ribbon Welcome Mat

    CARPET ONE LAUNCHES SPRING
    PINK RIBBON WELCOME MATS
    TO AID BREAST CANCER RESEARCH


    One of Carpet One's Pink Ribbon welcome mats.

    MANCHESTER, NH – Carpet One Floor & Home is launching its fourth annual Pink Ribbon welcome mat program to support breast cancer research and awareness.


Vendors
  • 03012008 Safavieh Rug on HGTV

    SAFAVIEH COURTYARD RUG
    SELECTED FOR HGTV SPECIAL

    NEW YORK – Safavieh’s Courtyard rug was selected by one of the young couple’s on HGTV’s one-hour TV special Ultimate Romantic Bedrooms. The lifestyle special aired on HGTV March 2, 2008 at 5 p.m. It is scheduled to run again on March 17 at 7 a.m.


  • 03022008 Doris Leslie Blau to Host Samarkand Exhibition

     

    DORIS LESLIE BLAU GALLERY TO HOST
    ANTIQUE SAMARKAND EXHIBITION

    NEW YORK --  Doris Leslie Blau, Ltd. will host an  exhibition of 60  rare antique Samarkand carpets March 12 to 25 in the Blau gallery at 306 East 61st St. in New York. Blau is a specialist in antique carpets.


  • 03042008 Company C Offers Home Furnishing Fabrics

    COMPANY C OFFERS
    HOME FURNISHING FABRICS

    CONCORD, NH – Company C is expanding its product line to include home furnishing fabrics.  The new collection will launch at the High Point International Home Furnishing Market, April 7 to April 13, 2008, according to Walter Chapin, president.


  • 03102008 Rizzy and HomeTexco Expand HP Showrooms

    RIZZY AND HOMETEXCO
    DOUBLE SPACE IN HIGH POINT 

    CALHOUN, GA – Rizzy Rugs and its sister division HomeTexco have expanded their joint High Point showroom  from 3,500 sq. ft. to 6, 600 sq. ft.The showroom is located at Showplace 3515.


  • 03142008 Paramount Rugs Plans Expansion


    PARAMOUNT RUGS EXPANDING
    TO COVER NATIONAL RETAIL SCENE


    Paramount's Roshan Bhattarai and Celeste Casale  at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Paramount's new Atlanta showroom.


    By Janet Herlihy

    NEW YORK -- Paramount Rugs is a 20-year-old rug maker that is rapidly expanding its U.S. designer business to reach a wider retail audience.


  • 03242008 Surya Doubles HP Showroom
     

    SURYA DOUBLES
    HIGH POINT SHOWROOM;
    EXPANDS LICENSING

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has nearly doubled its High Point showroom space at the Showplace exhibition building, space 3233. The showroom has expanded from 2,200 sq. ft. to 4,064 sq. ft. In addition, Surya will open a new  1,3000 sq. ft.  showroom at Showplace space 3309 which will feature the company's new licensed programs.


















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