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November 2004

  • 11.03.04 Election Poll Results
    WILL ELECTION AFFECT RUG BUSINESS?

    IT'S A TOSS-UP ACCORDING TO OUR POLL

     

    How will this week's presidential elections affect the rug business? It's a toss up, according to respondents in the www.rugnews.com pre-election poll.


     

  • 11.09.04. Indian Buying Representatives Group

    INDIAN BUYING REPRESENTATIVES ASSOCIATION FORMED

    BHADOHI, INDIA -- The Indian  Buying Representatives  Association (IBRA) has been formed in this Indian rug making center, according to Anil Singh, president of the group.


  • 11.16.04 Survey #3 Results
    Rugnews.com Survey Results:
    RUGS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART
    IN HOLIDAY SELLING SEASON

    The holiday season is important to the rug business. That was the opinion of 79% of he respondents who participated in the latest rugnews.com poll.


  • 11.17.04 Britt Beemer Pre Holiday Research
    AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP PREDICTS
    HOLIDAY SALES WILL INCREASE  3.2%

    CHARLESTON, SC -- America's Research Group predicts U.S. sales will increase 3.2% this holiday season, according to Britt Beemer, president of the market research company.
  • 11.2.04 Response to Poll Newman

    Letter to the editor:
    STATISTICS DON'T TELL WHOLE STORY

     

    Dear Rugnews.com:

     

    Re your poll wherein 45% of respondents say business is better than last year.

    It would be interesting to know what segment of the market they are in: high, medium or low.


  • 11.3.04 Frank About Women Report

    Frank About Women Studies:
     RESEARCH INDICATES
    WHAT WOMEN WANT
     FROM THEIR SHOPPING EXPERIENCES


    This postcard produced by Frank About Women shows how women and men differ in their attitude about furniture purchases, based on interviews with consumers.  The top portion represents female thinking.The bottom portion represents male thinking. 

    By Janelle Lampp

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- Women are the Chief Purchasing Officers for the majority of families in America. Men have little significant input when it comes to making household buying decisions.


People
Retailers
  • 11.10.04 CCA Global Execs

    HACKEL NAMED PRESIDENT OF CARPET ONE
    IN MAJOR CCA MANAGEMENT SHIFT

    MANCHESTER, NH -- Evan Hackel has been named to the newly created position of president of Carpet One. Hackel's appointment is part of a series of major executive re-assignments for the retailing giant.


  • 11.22.04 CCA Global Names Metcalf

    CCA GLOBAL NAMES METCALF
    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF TRAINING

    MANCHESTER, NH - Brian Metcalf has been named senior vice president of training for CCA Global Partners.


Vendors
  • 11.1.04 Nourison Names Derringer

    NOURISON NAMES DERRINGER
    TO NEW INTERNET SALES POST

    SADDLEBROOK, NJ -- Brandon Derringer has been apppointed to the newly created post of coordinator of Internet sales. He will report to Andrew Peykar, Nourison's vice president for multimedia and information services.


Products
  • 11.8.04 Color Marketing Group
    Color Marketing Group Report:
    COLORS GOING FROM BLAH TO WOW
    AS CONSUMER OPTIMISM RETURNS


    Delicious new colors are already being seen in such fashion forward stores as Crate & Barrel, which is offering these elegantly colorful bowls.

    By Dan Westervelt
    The Color Marketing Group

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CA. -- Good news on the color front. The vivid, rich and more tangibly beautiful colors will return to the market mainstream over the next 12 to 36 months.




Retailers
  • 11.17.04 Sears-KMart Merger
    K MART AND SEARS MERGE TO
    FORM $55 BILLION RETAIL CHAIN

    TROY, MI -- K-Mart and Sears, Roebuck & Co. have merged to create a new company, Sears Holding Corp. The new company is expected to have $55 billion in annual revenues and 3,500 outlets.


  • 11.28.04 Black Friday Report
    Report from the Field
     EMBEDDED REPORTER HITS THE RETAIL SALES FLOOR FOR UP-CLOSE LOOK AT BLACK FRIDAY

    By Lissa Wyman

    SARASOTA, FL -- On Black Friday, I volunteered to be an embedded reporter on the front lines of retailing. For one day, I became a sales person at Rugs As Art, the rug super-store here.


  • 11.10.04 Persian Rug Galleries Partners with Karastan
    PERSIAN RUG GALLERIES STORE
    GETS 'EXTREME MAKEOVER' WITH
     2,000 SQ. FT. KARASTAN MINI-SHOWROOM

     
    Karastan rugs now fill the 2,000 sq. ft. lower level of Persian Rug Galleries in Nashua, NH.

    NASHUA, NH -- Extreme Makeovers are not just the domain of reality TV. Persian Rug Galleries, in a partnership initiative with Karastan, has  transformed its Main Street retail store here.



Vendors
Retailers
  • 11.13.04 Karastan LifetimeAchievement Awards
    KARASTAN HONORS PEDIAN, PACE AND WEINRIB FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

     
    Bill Kilbride, president of Mohawk Home; Monte Thornton, president of Mohawk Flooring; Haig Pedian of Pedian Rug, Chicago,  and Jeff Lorberbaum, ceo and chairman of Mohawk Industries.

    PHOENIX -- Haig Pedian, Bill Pace and Jerry Weinrib were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards  by Karastan at the company's bi-annual meeting here Nov. 12 and 13.
















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