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Article 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.
11.17.04 Britt Beemer Pre Holiday Research AMERICA'S RESEARCH GROUP PREDICTSCHARLESTON, 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.
HOLIDAY SALES WILL INCREASE 3.2%
11.2.04 Response to Poll Newman
Letter to the editor:STATISTICS DON'T TELL WHOLE STORY
Re your poll wherein 45% of respondents say business is better than last year. I
t would be interesting to know what segment of the market they are in: high, medium or low.
11.3.04 Frank About Women Report
RESEARCH INDICATES Frank About Women Studies: 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.
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.
11.1.04 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.
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.
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.
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.