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2013 JULY



  • 07182013 Retail Customer Experience Diversification

    RETAIL "CHANNELS" BECOMING
    CONSTANTLY DIVERSIFIED

    By Dr. Chris Petersen
    Retail Customer Experience

    Today, we as consumers have unprecedented choice in where we shop, how we shop and when we shop. If you are mostly concerned about finding a good deal, you have the tremendous flexibility of being able to comparison shop across regular and virtual stores.


Markets
  • 07012013 Shaw Living to Host Timberlake during Atlanta Rug Market

    SHAW TO HOST BOB TIMBERLAKE;
    DRAWING FOR PARADISE ISLAND
    AT ATLANTA RUG MARKET
     

    DALTON, GA – Designer Bob Timberlake  will make a personal appearance at the Shaw Living Atlanta showroom (6-A-2) on Thursday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. In addition, Shaw will sponsor a trip giveaway to Paradise Island in the Bahamas.


  • 07022013 Momeni to Offer Buyer Incentives during Summer Markets

    MOMENI TO OFFER BUYER INCENTIVES
    DURING SUMMER MARKETS

    CARLSTADT, NJ – Momeni will offer buyers incentives during the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market, July 11 to 14 in its AmericasMart showroom 4-B-4 as well as at its World Market Center showroom B-425 during the Las Vegas Market, July 29 to August 2.


  • 07032013 Atlanta Market Parties


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY AND EVENT
    PLANS FOR ATLANTA RUG MARKET

    ATLANTA - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Atlanta Area Rug market. Check out our list of seminars and party places for July 11 to 14, 2013.

    Details, click here


  • 07052013 Surya Expands Showroom at Americasmart
    SURYA EXPANDS AMERICASMART 
    SHOWROOM TO 15,000 SQ. FT. 

    ATLANTA – Surya has expanded its AmericasMart showroom 11-A-1 from 13,500 sq. ft. to 15,000 sq. ft. The move has been made to introduce a larger amount of new rugs and home accessories, according to the company. 


  • 07092013 Nourison to Launch Kathy Ireland Home Collection during Summer Markets

    NOURISON TO LAUNCH
    KATHY IRELAND HOME COLLECTION
    DURING SUMMER MARKETS
     
    Nourison's Ovation from the Kathy Ireland Home
    Palisades collection is made with dense cut and loop pile. 
    Retail price is $399 in 5'x7'6".

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison and Kathy Ireland Worldwide will unveil the new Kathy Ireland Home collections of rugs and decorative accessories during the Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market.


  • 07092013 Nourison to Offer Limited Edition Replica during Atlanta Market

    NOURISON TO OFFER LIMITED EDITION
    $34 MILLION RUG RUG REPLICA
     
     
    Nourison's replica rug features sickle leaves, vine scrolls and palmettes on a red ground and dark blue border. The 8x10 replica is made of wool and is loom knotted.  

    SADDLE BROOK, NJ – Nourison has made a limited edition replica of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Sickle-Leaf Persian carpet which was recently sold at Sotheby’s auction for $34 million, according to Alex Peykar, principal of Nourison.   


  • 07102013 Capel to Host Market Exclusives in Atlanta and Las Vegas

    CAPEL TO HOST MARKET EXCLUSIVES
    IN ATLANTA AND LAS VEGAS

    TROY, NC – Capel will offer visitors to its AmericasMart showroom 6-F-2 and its World Market Center showroom A-226 the chance to enter a drawing for a chance to win a Tiffany Infinity bracelet, Bose OE21 audio headphones or a product discount of up to 50% off during the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets. All drawings will be held every day at 3 p.m.


  • 07112013 Shaw Bob Timberlake Openind Day Shot Atlanta

    ALL WRAPPED UP IN ATLANTA

    Shaw licensed designer Bob Timberlake is wrapped up in the Atlanta Summer Market. His new rugs for Shaw are being introduced this week.


    Bob Timberlake, second right, with the Rug Decor folks from St. Louis, left to right: Keith and Vicki Rhodes and Melanie Hayim.
     


  • 07122013 Rugs Direct Honors Momeni, Nourison and Safavieh for Outstanding Service

    RUGS DIRECT HONORS TOP VENDORS
    IN SURPRISE CEREMONIES IN ATLANTA


    Rugs Direct, the Winchester, VA, Internet retailer,  sneaks up on three vendors at every Summer Atlanta Market to  honor them with awards for their superb service. Here's the whole gang at Momeni, which was named Supplier of the Year. Left to right: David Craig, chairman of Rugs Direct; Reza Momeni and Betty Gildea of Momeni, Randy Kremer, Adrienne Wooddell and Bill Martin of Rugs Direct, and Ali Momeni of Momeni.
     


    More Pictures of Rugs Direct Honorees, click here.


  • 07132013 Surya Hosts Showroom Events in Expanded Atlanta Showroom

    SURYA HOSTS ATLANTA MARKET EVENTS; EXPANDS SHOWROOM TO 15,000 SQ. FT.


    Satya Tiwari, right, president of Surya, cuts the ribbon on newly expanded 15,000 sq. ft. showroom on AmericasMart 11th Floor as Mark Furlet, senior vp of Leasing for  AmericasMart  Building One looks on.
     

    More pix of Surya events, click here


  • 07142013 World Market Center to Host New and Expanded Lines during Summer LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER HOSTS
    1,200 NEW AND EXPANDED LINES 

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market has expanded with 1,200 new furnishings and gift lines since Winter market. During Summer Market, July 29 to August 2, the gift category will be expanded with 510 new permanent showrooms and lines and 405 new gift temporaries. The event will also include more than 300 new exhibitors.


  • 07162013 Las Vegas Market to Host Hospitality and Networking Events

    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST DAILY
    HOSPITALITY AND NETWORKING EVENTS


    LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers will host a line-up of networking events, entertainment and hospitality for the Summer 2013 Las Vegas Market, July 29 to August 2, according to Robert Maricich, chief executive officer of IMC.


  • 07182013 Delia and Baker Join High Point Market Authority

    DELIA AND BAKER JOIN
    HIGH POINT MARKET AUTHORITY

    HIGH POINT, NC – Mona Delia has been named vice president of communications and Candy Baker director of industry sales and promotions for High Point Market, according to Tom Conley, president and chief executive officer.


  • 07192013 LV Market Parties


    RUGNEWS.COM PARTY CENTRAL:

    MAKE YOUR PARTY PLANS
    FOR LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS - Make Rugnews.com your party planning headquarters for the Las Vegas market. Check out our list of seminars and party places for July 29 to August 2, 2013.


    Details, click here


  • 07222013 High Point Market Receives Expanded Funding from State of NC

    HIGH POINT MARKET RECEIVES 
    ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM STATE

    HIGH POINT, NC – The High Point Market Authority has received $1.86 million in funding from the State of North Carolina for the fiscal year July 2013 through June 2014, an increase of $200,000 over the prior year. The budget also designates the funding as recurring, which means the legislature intends to provide funding for the High Point Market Authority in the future.


  • 07222013 Safavieh to Launch Shag Rug Program during LV Market

    SAFAVIEH TO LAUNCH
    COMPREHENSIVE SHAG RUG PROGRAM DURING SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET


    Safavieh's New Art Shag collection


    PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Safavieh will launch a major shag rug merchandising program with 23 collections designed to address multiple retail channels.  The program will be introduced at Safavieh’s showroom A-101 at the Las Vegas World Market Center.  The company has doubled its offerings with 12 new shag collections and 11 expanded shags with new colorways and patterns.


  • 07242013 Surya Sets Showroom Events in Las Vegas

    SURYA HOSTS EVENTS AT NEW
    30,000 SQ. FT. LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya will host a series of retail and designer geared events in its new 30,000-plus sq. ft. World Market Showroom at C-400 in Building C during the Las Vegas Market, according to Surya president, Satya Tiwari.


  • 07252013 Jaipur Rugs Expands Las Vegas Showroom

    JAIPUR RUGS EXPANDS
    LAS VEGAS SHOWROOM

    LAS VEGAS – Jaipur has expanded its World Market Center showroom B-424 to 10,000 sq. ft. This marks the third showroom expansion this year for the company, according to Asha Chaudhary, chief executive officer.  Formerly, the Jaipur showroom measured 6,500 sq. ft.


  • 07252013 Oriental Weavers to Host Las Vegas Party Celebrating New Partnership with Pantone

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS TO HOST VEGAS BASH
    TO INTRODUCE NEW PANTONE LINE

    LAS VEGAS -- Oriental Weavers will host a party at its Las Vegas World Market Showroom to celebrate its new partnership with Pantone Universe. The event will take place Monday, July 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at C-395. Retailers will see several new rug collections being introduced under the Oriental Weavers-Pantone umbrella.


  • 07262013 New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) to take place Oct 6 to 8

    36 HIGH END RUG PRODUCERS
    CONFIRMED FOR NEW YORK
    INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW 

    NEW YORK – The New York International Carpet Show has confirmed 36 exhibitors who will be showing at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th St., between 6th and 7th Ave. Sunday, Oct. 6 to Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013  according to Dennis Dodds, founder and owner of the event.


  • 07282013 Las Vegas Market Opening Day OW_NW Rug

    LAS VEGAS GETS OFF TO
    HOT  COLORFUL START


    Oriental Weavers' bold bright Pantone collections reflect a fresh optimism for the rug business. OW's Bill Baker, left, welcomes Shawn Nili and Mark Moran of NW Rugs, Wilsonville, OR

    More Party Pix, click here

     


  • 07312013 Feizy 40th Anniversary Party


    FEIZY CELEBRATES 40TH
    ANNIVERSARY WITH 70'S VIBE


    It was 70's deja vu all over again at Feizy's 40th
    Anniversary bash. These guys remind me of some of my
    old boyfriends. Very scary indeed. In real life, they are
    Jose "curly" Guzman, Blues Brothers Rick Meuser
    and Mark Jerdon and Disco peacenik John Whorton.


    Feizy's Las Vegas Showroom was all decked out for
    40th Anniversary Monster Bash.

    More Party Pix, click here


People
Products
  • 07122013 Safavieh Introduces Cross-Merchandised Leather Collections

    SAFAVIEH CROSS-CATEGORY COWHIDE COLLECTION IN ATLANTA AND LAS VEGAS

     Mosaic design features hand-stitched multicolor cutouts of cowhide in vivid colors. Part of the Studio Leather collection by Safavieh, suggested retail is $880 in 5x8 size. Made in India. 


    ATLANTA -- Safavieh is launching a comprehensive program of cross-category cowhide rugs, accent furniture, decorative pillows and lamps at the Atlanta International  Rug Market and the Las Vegas Market.


  • 07312013 Summer Brights Fashion Story

    SUMMER MARKET HOT-HOT TREND;
    NEW RUGS GO FROM DRAB TO FAB

    By Lissa Wyman

    Looks like there's a party going on in the rug business. It's about time.  Instead of the boring, brown play-it-safe stuff that has dominated  stores through the Great Recession, rug floors will be dancing with such vibrant colors as turquoise, green, orange, pink and purple. Sometimes all in one rug.


Vendors
  • 07042013 Shaw Living Expands World Market Import Program

    SHAW LIVING  EXPANDS WORLD MARKET IMPORT COLLECTION TO OFFER
    FULL PRODUCT ASSORTMENT

    Portside collection from Shaw Living's World Market program is hand tufted in India using cut and loop construction. Wool. Suggested retail is $579 in 5x8.


    By Lissa Wyman

    RINGGOLD, GA -- Shaw Living is greatly expanding its World Market imported rug program with the introduction of five new collections at this Summer's markets. "In the past, we have been known primarily as a U.S. rug manufacturer, and now we are truly a fully diversified, full service source," said Jim Curtin, vice president of sales.


  • 07142013 Jaipur Opens Atlanta Showroom Year Round

    JAIPUR OPENS ATLANTA
    SHOWROOM YEAR ROUND

    ATLANTA – Jaipur’s Atlanta AmericasMart showroom 3-C-15 will now be open year around, Monday through Friday. The company will showcase its 500 plus new products which include a large assortment of rugs, poufs and its newly expanded pillow line.


  • 07142013 Stark Carpet Launches Restoration and Cleaning Company

    STARK CARPET LAUNCHES
    RESTORATION AND CLEANING COMPANY

    NEW YORK – Stark Carpet has announced the launch of Stark Cleaning and Restoration. The new company will provide cleaning and restoration services available through its showrooms in New York, Syosset, Norwalk, Philadelphia, Delaware, Florida, Virginia and Washington D.C. Cameron Christopher will be the manager.


  • 07152013 GENERATIONS: Loloi Rugs Brings Big Business Strategies to Family Business

    GENERATIONS: LOLOI COMBINES BIG BUSINESS STRATEGIES WITH OLD FASHIONED FAMILY PARTICIPATION
    Amir Loloi, seated, with sons Cyrus Loloi, left, and Steven
    Loloi, right.


    By Lissa Wyman

    DALLAS -- Loloi Rugs is combining the time-honored tradition of a family-owned business with the modern strategies necessary to lift a company beyond the entrepreneurial arena. The synthesis of the two approaches is paying off for Loloi, which has top management that includes both family and non-family members.


     

  • 07152013 Kaleen Present Salesmen with Awards at Atlanta Market

    KALEEN HONORS  REGIONAL
    SALESMEN AT ATLANTA MARKET

    Members of Kaleen's sales team receive incentive bonuses at Atlanta Summer Market. Kevin Blaine, left, northern regional vice president, and John McCall, right, New England territory manager, earned top awards. Blake Dennard, second left, senior vice president, and Monty Rathy, second right, chief operating officer, presented the awards.
     


  • 07262013 Hellenic Canada Supports Alberta in Flood Relief Efforts

    HELLENIC CANADA SUPPORTS
    ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS

    MISSISSAUGA, ON – Hellenic has partnered with key retailers in Alberta, Canada and the Red Cross to  help with rebuilding homes after heavy rains flooded the Alberta area on June 20. Hellenic’s contribution will be matched dollar to dollar by participating retail partners.


  • 08042013 Oriental Rug Importers Association Moves to Tenafly, NJ

    ORIENTAL RUG IMPORTERS ASSOCIATION
    MOVES HEADQUARTERS TO TENAFLY, NJ

    TENAFLY, NJ -- The Oriental Rug Importers Association, Area Magazine and the ORIA Charitable Fund have moved headquarters to 400 Tenafly Rd., #699, Tenafly, NJ 07670, according to Lucille Laufer, executive director of the trade organization.


















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