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2010 SEPTEMBER

  • 09032010 Rug is Centerpiece of New Oval Office Re-decoration


    RUG IS CENTERPIECE
    OF OVAL OFFICE MAKEOVER

    New rug from the Scott Group of Grand Rapids, MI., is the centerpiece of US President Barack Obama's Oval office
    in the White House
    in Washington, DC


    WASHINGTON, DC -- A new oval rug is gracing the oval office of US President Barack Obama. The rug has been receiving press kudos all week as "the centerpiece of the room." It was made by The Scott Group of Grand Rapids, MI.


  • 09092010 CCA Global Charity Golf Event set for Sept 22

    CCA GLOBAL CHARITY GOLF EVENT
    SET FOR SEPTEMBER 22 IN GEORGIA

    MANCHESTER, NH – CCA Global Partners will join together with industry friends and flooring suppliers on September 22 for the eighth annual Alan Greenberg Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF).  The tournament will be held at Barnsley Gardens resort in Adairsville, GA. 


  • 10012010 Over 3,000 Attend HD Boutique Show in Miami

    OVER 3,000  ATTEND HD BOUTIQUE
    SHOW IN MIAMI BEACH

    MIAMI BEACH, FL – Over 3,000 architects, designers and specifiers attended the recent  HD Boutique show here. More than 420 manufacturers in the hospitality and design industry exhibited in the Miami Beach Convention Center  Sept.14 to 15.


Markets
  • 05172010 Orica Market Set for Sept. 13 to 16

    ORICA FALL MARKET SET
    FOR SEPTEMBER 13 TO 16

    SECAUCUS, NJ – The Orica Building will host the Orica Fall Market, September 13 to 16, 2010. Over  20 tenants will participate.


  • 09012010 Feizy to Open Permanent NY Showroom

    FEIZY RUGS TO OPEN
    NEW NY SHOWROOM

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will open a new  3,000 sq. ft permanent showroom, at 230 Fifth Avenue, suite 904-5, according to John Feizy, chief executive officer.  The company previously exhibited at 267 Fifth Avenue.  The new showroom, near 27th St.,  will open for the upcoming New York Home Fashions Market, Sept. 13 to 17.


  • 09032010 Over 500 Retailers to Participate in WMCLV National Home Furnishings Month

    OVER 500 RETAILERS SIGN ON
    FOR WORLD MARKET CENTER'S
    NATIONAL HOME FURNISHINGS MONTH

    LAS VEGAS – More than 500 retailers representing 8,000 store locations will participate in the World Market Center's second annual Home Furnishings Month, according to Robert Maricich, president and chief executive officer of WMCLV.  The national consumer promotion Is it Home Yet? runs from Sept. 1 through Sept.30.   


  • 09052010 Nearly 30 Exhibitors to participate in Metro Market Week

    NEARLY 30 EXHIBITORS TO SHOW
    AT METRO MARKET WEEK SEPT. 12-16

    NEW YORK -- Nearly 30 rug importers will exhibit at the seventh annual Metro Market Week Sept. 12 to 16 at showrooms in New York and New Jersey. Metro Market Week is part of a series of events being held that week in New York. During the week, buyers can visit over 100 rug vendors showing at the various events.


  • 09062010 Creative Touch to Exhibit in Secaucus and Manhattan

    CREATIVE TOUCH TO EXHIBIT
    IN BOTH SECAUCUS AND MANHATTAN

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- The Creative Touch will be exhibiting at both the ORICA market and the New York International Carpet Show during the New York /New Jersey Market Week , Sept. 12 to 16.


  • 09122010 Opening Day at NY International Carpet Show at 7 W NY

     

     SPIRITS RUN HIGH, OPTIMISM SOARS
     AT NY INTERNATIONAL
    CARPET SHOW

    All smiles at NYICS, from left: Jeffrey Soleimani of Renaissance Carpet & Tapestries; Marc Phillip Partial
    and Bobby Marshall Partial of Marc Phillips Decorative
    Rugs, New York City, and Jan Soleimani of Bokara Rugs.
    Opening Day Optimism ran high at the NYICS Show at 7 W New York  on Sunday, Sept. 12
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The US economy may still be in the doldrums, but you would never know it on the opening day of the New York International Carpet Show. With over 30 exhibitors, this year's event was bustling with buyers and vendors who were upbeat about the future, particularly at the high end of the market.
    More opening day pictures, click here.



  • 09132010 Invista to Launch Dacron Fiber Seal during NY Market

    INVISTA LAUNCHES DACRON FIBER
    QUALITY SEAL DURING NY MARKET


    NEW YORK –Invista has introduced the Dacron fiber quality seal, a new icon that capitalizes on the heritage of the Dacron brand. The new quality seal was introduced  during the New York Home Fashions Market Week, Sept. 13 to 17. 
     


  • 09162010 Metro Market Week ORICA Party intro

     

    RUG PEOPLE PARTY HEARTY AT
    ORICA'S  NJ BASH


    Importer Jerry Aziz, second left, greets the Presnell family from The Rug Gallery in Cincinnati. From left: Bo, Sam and Arlene Presnell. We first met Bo in Orlando when he was an eighth-grader. Now he's a college grad!

    More ORICA Party Pix,
    click here

     


  • 09162010 NY Market Wednesday pic - Jacqe LeMay with OW

    NY MARKET WEEK ENDS WITH
    SMILES ALL AROUND

    Major buyers from all over the country attended the NY Home Fashions Market. Here's Jacque LeMay, center, of Fred Meyer, Portland, OR, visiting the Oriental Weavers showroom. She's with Stuart McBrayer, left, OW vp of national accounts and specialty products, and Steve Ramsby, OW's sales agent in the northwest.

    More NY-NJ Metro Market Week Pix,
    click here



  • 09202010 NY Market Week Business Story - New Showrooms Signify Growth of Mass Market Channel

    NEW RUG SHOWROOM AT NY MARKET
    SIGNIFY GROWTH OF MASS MARKET

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Every Spring and Fall, more rug showrooms open to woo mass-market buyers attending the New York Home Fashions Week. Whether the new showrooms are permanent or strictly on a market-to-market basis, it does signify the growth of rugs in the mass market channels of big box stores and regional furniture chains.


  • 09202010 NY-NJ Metro Market Week Over-all Business Report
    MARKET WEEK IN NY AND NJ: FOUR
    SHOWS WITH DYNAMIC SYNERGIES

    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- New York Market Week Sept. 12 to 17 created a broad sales environment for rugs at every price point from lowly scatters to lofty museum-quality antiques.


  • 09212010 Report on New York International Carpet Show (NYICS)

     NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    COMES OF AGE WITH BIG  'WOW' FACTOR


    The rug industry's version of heavy metal: Roz Rustigian, of Rustigian's Rugs in Providence, RI, shares a tender moment with Jay Nehouray of Caravan Rug at the NY International Carpet Show.


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The New York International Carpet Show has come of age. The sixth edition of the fine-rug show was a major success in terms of the number of exhibitors, the products shown, the number of  attendees and the energy level that was generated by all those factors.


  • 09242010 Editorial on New York Market Week

    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUCCESS
    OF NEW YORK MARKET WEEK

    By Lissa Wyman

    New York Market Week Sept. 12 to 17 created a broad sales environment for rugs at every price point from the ridiculous to the sublime. (And your individual point of view dictated what you considered to be ridiculous or sublime). In general, I would call the week a success, but why?


  • 09282010 AmericasMart Sets Events for Jan 2011 Markets

    AMERICASMART SETS EVENTS
    FOR
    JANUARY 2011 MARKETS

    ATLANTA – Special events, celebrity appearances and educational programming will be featured at the upcoming AmericasMart Atlanta Winter markets scheduled for Jan. 11 to 19, 2011, according to market officials.


People
  • 09172010 Jim HInes and Mary Lynne Sobel Celebrate 20 Years with Kalaty

     

    HINES AND SOBEL CELEBRATE 20 YEARS
    AS KALATY SALES REPRESENTATIVES


    Seems like only yesterday that Jim Hines, second left, and Mary Lynne Sobel, second right, joined the Kalaty sales team. But it's actually been 20 years. They were the first two independent sales people that Kalaty hired, way back in 1990. (Today, Kalaty has 17 sales agents across the country.) Mike Kalaty, left, and Ariel Kalaty, right, congratulate Hines and Sobel on their accomplishments over the past 20 years. Biggest change over the past 20 years? "Programmed rugs," says Jim. "The concept completely changed the way the rug industry does business."

    ALL the New York Market People Pix,
    click here


  • 09282010 Singh Named Sales Manager for Bashian

    BASHIAN PROMOTES SINGH
    TO NATIONAL SALES MGR.

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Chintan Singh has been promoted  to national sales manager for the company.  Singh was formerly Bashian's midwest sales manager. He has relocated from Chicago to Bashian’s headquarters here.


Products
Retailers
  • 09032010 Macy's Same-Stores Sales Up 4.3% in August

    MACY’S SAME-STORE SALES
    UP 4.3% IN AUGUST


    CINCINNATI, OH – Macy's, Inc. has reported total sales of $1.638 billion for the four weeks ended Aug. 28, 2010, an increase of 6.2% compared with total sales of $1.542 billion in the four weeks ended Aug. 29, 2009. On a same-store basis, Macy's, Inc. sales were up 4.3% in August.


Vendors
  • 09142010 Karastan Supports 2010 Joyful Heart Gala

    KARASTAN SUPPORTS 2010
    JOYFUL HEART GALA TO
    FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    NEW YORK – Karastan provided the bright fuchsia carpet on display at the 2010 Joyful Heart Gala, held recently in New York at Skylight, an event space in SoHo. Celebrities and guest contributed more than $1.6 million to fight domestic violence.


  • 09252010 Oriental Weavers Group ReBrands Hospitality Division Under OW Hospitality Name


    ORIENTAL WEAVERS
    RE-BRANDS
    CORPORATE HOSPITALITY
     DIVISION;
    EXPANDS IN US

     


    New corporate logo for
    Oriental Weavers Group hospitality carpet.


    CAIRO, EGYPT -- OW Hospitality is the new name of the hospitality division of Oriental Weavers Group, according to Mohamed Farid Khamis, chairman of the world-wide manufacturer and marketer of floor coverings. A major part of the restructuring will be greatly expanded contract carpet marketing operations in the U.S., with new sales and marketing headquarters in Dalton, GA.


  • 09272010 Emma Gardner Partners with Krimsa

    EMMA GARDNER OPENS
    SAN FRANCISCO SHOWROOM 
         

    LITCHFIELD, CT – Emma Gardner Design, has opened a showroom in partership with Krimsa.  The new partnership gives the company a total of 22 showrooms in North America, according to Patrick McDarrah, president of Emma Gardner.


  • 09292010 Jaipur Receives Two American Graphic Design Awards

    JAIPUR RECEIVES TWO
    GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARDS

    ATLANTA – Jaipur has received two American Graphic Design Awards in Graphic Design USA’s annual design competition. Jaipur received the awards for the design of its 2010 product catalog and press kit. 


















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