RECESSION BUSTING TIPS: NEW ENGLAND JORDAN'S FURNITURE: NOT JUST A STORE -- AN EXPERIENCE
By Janet Herlihy
BOSTON -- Lots of retailers talk about becoming a destination and making shopping a fun experience, but few have been as successful reaching those goals as Jordan’s Furniture with two locations in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire.
NEW YORK -- Home Fashions styles and colors for Fall/Winter 09/10 will be driven by worldwide cultural and social trends. That is the word from the editors of Trend Bible, the forecasting company headquartered in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
This is the first in a series of articles celebrating Rugnews.com Fashion Month. As the month progresses, look for more stories focusing on cutting-edge rug trends and the world of contemporary furniture.
LAPLINK OFFERS COMPUTER RECYCLING SERVICE TO AID DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
BELLEVUE, WA – Laplink, in partnership with InterConnection Seattle, is offering a way to recycle old computers with little or no shipping costs, according to Thomas Koll, chief executive officer of Laplink. Rugnews.com strongly supports this initiative.
NEW YORK – ABC Carpet, the floor covering and home furnishings retailer, will exhibit for the first time at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 17 to 20 in booth 2252 at the Jacob K . Javits Center, here.
ATLANTA, GA – Americasmart has opened nominations from Area Rug Center exhibitors for this year's Retailer of the Year (ROY) Awards, the prestigious industry event which takes place during the Summer Atlanta International Rug Market.
NY CARPET SHOW SET FOR LEXINGTON ARMORY SEPT. 14 TO 16
NEW YORK – The fourth annual New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) will be held Sept. 14 to16 at the historic 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Ave. at 26th St. in New York City. The show, which focuses on fine hand knotted rugs, is an integral part of Market Week in New York City.
XINING, CHINA – Akhtar Nazir Khan (Cooki), has been awarded the Honorary Citizenship of Xining, China, in recognition of his efforts for the global carpet industry and his interest and attention towards the development of Xining handmade carpet.
BLOOMINGDALE'S BY MAIL CATALOG TO CLOSE; COMPANY FOCUSES ON WEBSITE
NEW YORK--Bloomingdale's will shift the focus of its direct-to-consumer business to the www.bloomingdales.com web site and will close its Bloomingdale's by Mail catalog by early 2009, according to Macy's, Inc., the parent company.
PAWTUCKET, RI – Colonial Mills, Inc. (CMI) has received the Design Journal’s 2007-’08 ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) gold and silver awards for its Bamboozle twill and Oak Harbor dusk rug collections.
COURISTAN TO OPEN LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM IN BUILDING C OF WORLD MARKET CENTER
FORT LEE, NJ --Couristan, Inc. will open a permanent showroom for rugs and broadloom carpeting on the 8th Floor of Building C at the Las Vegas World Market Center. The showroom, C-854/856, will be open for the Summer Home Furnishings Market, July 28 to Aug. 1, 2008.
POSH FASHIONATION OPENS BRUGGES SHOWROOM BRUGGES, BELGIUM – Posh Fashionation, an international design firm, has opened a showroom here following a successful launch at the Domotex Floorforum Trendhall, according to Virginie Blanckaert, president.
BROOKLYN, NY – Hellenic Rug Imports will show for the first time during the International Textiles Marketing Association (ITMA) Showtime Trade Show in High Point, NC, June 1, to June 4, 2008. The Hellenic High Point showroom, located in Market Square M-57 will be open during the duration of the ITMA show.
MERIDA MERIDIAN HONORS RISD STUDENTS FOR CREATIVE FLOOR COVERING CONCEPTS
NEW YORK – Merida Meridian, a designer of natural fiber floor coverings, recognized several students at a May 19 reception at Aronson's Floor Covering store here. The students,from the Rhode Island School of Design, were honored for their creative and floor covering concepts developed for the Fusion 2008 Competition.
GUPTA FORMS GREEN WORLD RUGS; INTRODUCES JUTE BRAIDS
TUCKER, GA – Green World Rugs has been formed by Junior Gupta, president of Homespice Decor. The new manufacturer will offer a new line of introductory-priced braided rugs made of jute. The company is targeting the mass market channel of distribution and offers several direct-import options.
ADAIRSVILLE, GA – Chandra Rugs is moving to a new and expanded AmericasMart showroom 5A7. The new facility covers more than 3,300 sq. ft. and will be unveiled at the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 13 to 16, 2008.
PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh has introduced an updated online virtual ordering system. The new system features an inventory and search capability, shopping cart with various shipping options including drop-shipping to the consumer, and account history.
ORIENTAL WEAVERS SET TO INTRODUCE MADE-IN-USA PATTERNED BROADLOOM
Oriental Weavers will introduce wilton-woven residential patterned broadloom at the Summer markets. Suggested retail price will be in the $35 to $70 per sq. yd. range.
By Lissa Wyman
DALTON, GA -- Oriental Weavers will enter the residential patterned broadloom arena this Summer with the introduction of Wilton-woven polypropylene collections made in the US at the Oriental Weavers manufacturing facility here.