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2013 FEBRUARY

  • 02062013 Rugnews.com Editorial: Diversification and Change is a Slow Process

    RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
    CAN'T CHANGE THE SITUATION?
    TRY CHANGING YOURSELF


    By Lissa Wyman

    As I made my rounds at the Winter markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas, I was reminded of a quotation by the writer Victor Frankl : “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” 


  • 02082013 Price Waterhouse Cooper Says Social Media Not Driving Online Shopping

    SOCIAL MEDIA NOT REPLACING IN-STORE
    SHOPPING EXPERIENCE, SAYS REPORT
    FROM PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPER
    .

    NEW YORK -- While digital technology continues to reshape the way companies and consumers interact, social media is not replacing the in-store shopping experience, according to a new report by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC ) titled "Demystifying the Online Shopper: 10 Myths of Multichannel Retailing."


  • 02122013 Rugnews.com Editorial: Internet Sales and MAP Pricing
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    INTERNET IS PRIME 2013 TARGET
    FOR RUG INDUSTRY GROWTH

    By Lissa Wyman

    Internet retailers are a prime target for 2013 rug industry growth. Both the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets were crawling with these good natured entrepreneurs, and rug vendors welcomed them with open arms. Most of them are young and enthusiastic and full of hope and new ideas.


  • 02182013 Editorial: K-Mart Can Cause Depression
    Rugnews.com Editorial:
    K-MART RUG DEPARTMENT CAN
    CAUSE SEVERE DEPRESSION

    By Lissa Wyman

    I made a quick trip to a Manhattan K-Mart a couple days ago to pick up some undies and decided to see what was going on in the rug department.


  • 02202013 Executive Session: Reports of Death of Retailing Greatly Exagerrated

    Executive Session:
    REPORTS OF DEATH OF RETAILING
    GREATLY EXAGERRATED
     

    By Doug Stephens
    RetailProphet.com
     

    Retail is dead!

    At least, that’s how Marc Andreessen sees it. The entrepreneur and tech investor was recently quoted saying that all physical retail stores will die, succumbing eventually to the vast sea of online competition


Markets
  • 02012013 NY International Gift Fair Changes Name to NY Now

    NY INTERNATIONAL GIFT FAIR
    CHANGES NAME TO NY NOW


    NEW YORK – Beginning this summer, the New York International Gift Fair will become NY Now, the Market for Home & Lifestyle. NY Now’s 2,800+ exhibitors will be repositioned into four broad market collections to showcase over 400 product categories, according to market officials.


  • 02012013 VP of Pantone Discusses Road to Emerald during Winter LV Market

    VP OF PANTONE DISCUSSES
    'ROAD TO EMERALD'  IN LAS VEGAS

    LAS VEGAS – Emerald is Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year. Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, discussed how Emerald has emerged in a seminar last week at the Las Vegas Market.  Entitled “Fantasies and Realities Impacting Color Choices for the Future,” Pressman pointed out that color has the power to soothe and astonish, renew, replenish and cajole.


  • 02012013 Winter Las Vegas Market Highlights Top Interior Trends for 2013-2014

    INTERIOR TRENDS FOR 2013-2014 FOCUS ON
    INVENTION, FUNCTION, ROMANCE, HYBRIDS

    LAS VEGAS – Invention, Function, Romance and Hybrids will be standout interior trends for the coming years, according to Greg Dunlop, global director of WGSN-Homebuildlife. Dunlop shared his insights at Winter Las Vegas Market during the “Fast Forward: A Future View of Interior Trends” seminar Wednesday, January 30.


  • 02032013 Feizy Page One Pix

    LAS VEGAS MARKET WRAPS UP GREAT
    NO --
    AWESOME -- WINTER SEASON

    Feizy 40th Anniversary Bash featured zoot suits and
    pin-ups from the 40's. It was just one example of the fresh exuberance energizing all the Las Vegas Showrooms.


    Cameron Feizy, left, was in Vintage 40's costume to greet 40th Anniversary guests with dad John Feizy and retailers Mark Loseche and Marsha Bolster of Eastern Furniture, Santa Clara, CA.

    Lots more Las Vegas People Pix
     coming onstream Monday!

     



  • 02072013 Las Vegas Winter Market Business Story

    Las Vegas Market Business Report:
    BEST MARKET IN YEARS BOOSTS
    CONFIDENCE IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -- Rug exhibitors at the January Las Vegas Market reported the best West Coast event in years, bolstering their confidence that the economy is on the road to recovery.


  • 02112013 High Point Market Names April 2013 Pinterest Style Spotters

    HIGH POINT MARKET NAMES APRIL 2013
    PINTEREST STYLE SPOTTERS

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market has named its nine newest members of its Style Spotters team. Style Spotters, launched during the October 2011 Market, are home fashion trendsetters that showcase their favorite products and top trends from Market exhibitors on Pinterest, a website that lets users organize and share photos on virtual pinboards.


  • 02212013 Domotex Asia/Chinafloor 95% Booked for March Market

    DOMOTEX ASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    95% BOOKED FOR MARCH MARKET

    SHANGHAI, CHINA – The 15th annual Domotex Asia/Chinafloor is 95% booked, according to show organizers.  It is expected that 1,200 exhibitors will fill the 130,000 sq. meter (1,399,308 sq. ft.) show floor to capacity. Domotex Asia/Chinafloor runs in Shanghai March 26 to 28, 2013.


  • 02272013 High Point Market Sets Schedule for Design Viewpoints Series Topics

    HIGH POINT MARKET SETS SCHEDULE
    FOR DESIGN VIEWPOINTS SERIES

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority, in association with the American Society of Interior Designers, has set the schedule for its Design Viewpoints Series at the April High Point Market. The series will take place April 21 to 23, starting each day at noon at the High Point Theatre, next to the Transportation Terminal.


  • 02272013 Metro Market Week sets New October Dates

    NY-NJ METRO MARKET WEEK
    SET F0R OCTOBER 7 TO 10

    NEW YORK – Metro Market Week in New York and New Jersey will celebrate its 10th anniversary this fall with a new date cycle, which will run Monday, Oct. 7 to Thursday, Oct. 10. According to show exhibitors and organizers, the shift to October 2013 will better serve retail buyers.


  • 02282013 7 W Announces Showroom Changes for March Market

    7 W ANNOUNCES SHOWROOM
    CHANGES FOR MARCH MARKET

    NEW YORK – Surya and LR Resources are moving to new showrooms and Hellenic Rugs of Canada is opening a showroom in 7 W New York during the New York Home Fashions Market, March 18 to 21, 2013.


  • 12172012 India Carpet Expo set for March 2013

    INDIA CARPET EXPO
    SET FOR MARCH 1 TO 4

    NEW DELHI, INDIA – The 25th edition of the India Carpet Expo will take place March 1 to 4, 2013 at Pragati Maidan, here. The event is organized by the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) under the aegis of the Government of India.


People
  • 02122013 Fain Named Sales Associate of V George Rustigian Rugs

    FAIN NAMED SALES ASSOCIATE
    AT V. GEORGE RUSTIGIAN RUGS

    PROVIDENCE, RI – Linda Fain has been named sales associate at V. George Rustigian Rugs. Fain joined the boutique rug showroom to work closely with Rosalind Rustigian, principal of the company and apply her knowledge of tribal, Tibetan and contemporary rugs to Rustigian’s retail offerings.


Retailers
  • 01242013 Munzinger and Pirner to be Inducted into WFCA Hall of Fame

    MUNZINGER AND PIRNER TO BE
    INDUCTED INTO WFCA HALL OF FAME


    ANAHEIM, CA – Fritz Munzinger and LaVone Pirner have been elected to the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA) Hall of Fame. Together, they have dedicated nearly 100 years of their lives to the flooring industry. The formal induction  will take place on May 9, 2013 as part of the WFCA’s annual meeting in Asheville, NC.


  • 01252013 Carpet and Rug Institute Publishes Ebook for Retailers

    CARPET AND RUG INSTITUTE
    PUBLISHES EBOOK FOR RETAILERS

    DALTON, GA – The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) has released its first ebook titled The Carpet Chronicles: Highlights from the CRI Blog for Retailers and Their Customers. The ebook is a three-section interactive electronic book designed to be a  tool for  carpet retailers across the U.S. and beyond, according to Werner Braun, CRI president.


  • 02062013 Home Depot to Hire 80,000 Associates for Spring Season

    THE HOME DEPOT TO HIRE 80,000
    ASSOCIATES FOR SPRING SEASON

    ATLANTA – The Home Depot has begun filling more than 80,000 seasonal positions to assist customers during the company's busiest selling season. This year, The Home Depot is hiring 10,000 more spring associates than it did last year to support anticipated sales growth in the spring, according to Tim Crow, executive vice president of human resources.


  • 02202013 RugsHQ is Internet Retailer with a Mission
     
    INTERNET RETAILER RUGSHQ.COM
    IS EXPANDING AND CRUSADING


    Igor Bogdanov, left, and Denis Sinelnikov of RugsHQ.com/Birch Global, Wilmington, DE.

    By Lissa Wyman

    WILMINGTON, DE -- Igor Bogdanov and Denis Sinelnikov are passionate about the Internet retail business.  They also have a passion for fair play in the sometimes rough-and tumble world of online retailing.


  • 02262013 Macy’s Reports Fourth Consecutive Year of Double-Digit Growth in Earnings

    MACY’S REPORTS FOURTH YEAR
    OF DOUBLE-DIGIT EARNINGS GROWTH


    CINCINNATI – Macy's, Inc.'s sales and earnings grew significantly in the fourth quarter and full year 2012, ended Feb. 2, 2013. The company again added more than $1 billion in sales growth in 2012. Sales rose by 3.7% for the year, on top of increases of 5.3% in 2011 and 4.6% in 2010, according to Terry J. Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy's, Inc.


  • 02262013 The Home Depot Reports 13% Sales Increase in Fourth Quarter 2012

    THE HOME DEPOT REPORTS 13% SALES
    INCREASE IN FOURTH QUARTER 2012

    ATLANTA – The Home Depot reported sales of $18.2 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, a 13.9% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Comparable store sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 increased 7%, and comp sales for U.S. stores were 7.1%.


Vendors
  • 02032013 Capel in Partnership with Blogger CocoCozy

    CAPEL IN GROUNDBREAKING  PARTNERSHIP WITH  HOME
     FASHION BLOGGER COCOCOZY

    CoCoCozy booth at NY International Gift Fair gave
    buyers a sneak preview of new Indo-Tibetan rugs
    developed in partnership with Capel.
     

    By Lissa Wyman

    TROY, NC -- Capel and home fashions blogger CoCo Cozy have entered a partnership to produce a series of Indo-Tibetan rugs which co-ordinate with CoCoCozy pillows, throws and decorative accessories, according to John Magee, president, and  Tami Watras, vice president of product and creative director for Capel.


  • 02082013 Feizy Rugs to Provide Rugs for 85th Annual Oscars Ceremony

    FEIZY RUGS TO PROVIDE RUGS FOR OSCARS CEREMONY GREEN ROOM

    Artist's rendering of  Oscars Greenroom, using Feizy rugs.

    DALLAS – For the second consecutive year, Feizy Rugs will be providing three rugs for the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 85th Oscars Ceremony Sunday, Feb. 24.  A design from Feizy’s Channels collection, 7276F Ivory, has been selected to anchor three separate spaces within the room.


  • 02082013 Liora Manne to Design Print Fabrics for P Kaufmann
    LIORA MANNE TO DESIGN 
    PRINT FABRICS FOR P. KAUFMANN

    WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Rug and home accent designer Liora Manne will design a collection of printed fabrics for fabric source P. Kaufmann, according to Charles Peck, president of Trans-Ocean Imports. Trans-Ocean is the parent of Liora Manne.


  • 02252013 International Design Guild (IDG) and Mark Brunetz Launch National Contest to Benefit Local Charities

    INTERNATIONAL DESIGN GUILD AND
    MARK BRUNETZ LAUNCH NATIONAL
    CONTEST TO BENEFIT CHARITIES


    MANCHESTER, NH – The International Design Guild Designer Program and celebrity designer Mark Brunetz of Clean House have launched a national design contest called Design for a Difference to encourage designers to give back to their local communities, according to Krista Eliason, president of IDG. Contest entries will be accepted until June 30, 2013.


















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