THIRD ANNUAL NEW YORK ARMORY SHOW SET FOR SEPTEMBER 18 TO 21
NEW YORK - The New York International Carpet Show (NYICS) will be held Sept. 18 to 21, 2007 at the Historic 69th Regiment Armory (Lexington Ave. and 26th St. )near New York's Oriental Carpet District. The show runs concurrently with the Metro Rug Alliance market week being held at vendor showrooms in New jersey and New York.
GALLERY OF ORIENTAL RUGS A SHINING EXAMPLE OF EXCELLENCE IN TRADITIONAL RUG RETAILING
Fred and Pat Nasseri, owners of Gallery of Oriental Rugs in Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.
WILMINGTON, NC -- When Fred and Pat Nasseri won the Retailer of the Year award in the Oriental Rug category in July, a murmur of appreciation, followed by heartfelt applause, swept through the crowd at Atlanta's Georgia Aquarium.
LEXINGTON, NC - Klaussner Home Furnishings will launch the Highland Country collection by Dick Idol at the High Point Market running Oct.1 to 7. The collection will include a coordinated line of rugs and home accessories as well as furniture.
SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison will launching a newly redesigned web site Aug 30. The new website includes easier navigation, new information on collections and other features, according to David Forman, marketing director.
COURISTAN HOSTS NATIONAL SALES CONFERENCE, HONORS SALES STAFF
FORT LEE, NJ -- Couristan recently hosted a National Sales Conference in honor of the company's 81 years in the floor covering industry. The event, held in Atlanta Aug 14 to 17, brought together over 60 members of Couristan's domestic and international team.
Rugnews.com Editorial: MARKETS ARE FOR WINNERS NOT FOR CRYBABIES
By Lissa Wyman
I've been hearing that things are real "ugly out there€VbCrLf at the retail level. Mostly, I've heard that from vendors. So I decided to talk to a lot of retailers at the recent Atlanta Rug Market to get the scoop directly from them.
Rugnews.com Guest Editorial WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY DIFFERENT FROM THE COMPETITION?
By Bud Wyman
Years ago, the buyer for a large, upscale department store gave me some advice I never forgot. He said he always asked a new sales rep, "What can I do with what you are showing me that I can't do with what I already have?"
AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL CARPET FAIR SET FOR KABUL AUGUST 26 TO 28
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - The Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan will be hosting the Afghanistan International Carpet Fair, August 26 to August 28, 2007, at the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. Both contemporary and antique rugs, including collector's rugs, from all over Afghanistan will be displayed and available for sale.
LAS VEGAS BUILDING C TO OPEN IN 2008 -- RUG BIZ TO HAVE MAJOR PRESENCE
By Lissa Wyman
LAS VEGAS -- It was impossible to miss the progress being made on the construction of the World Market Center's Building C, scheduled to open in July 2008. The three buildings will form a triangular canyon of showrooms, easily accessible by skywalks from one building to another.
AMERICASMART PROMOTES QUIRK TO VP OF CONVENTION CENTER SALES
ATLANTA, GA - Brian Quirk has been named vice president of convention center sales for AmericasMart, according to Chas Syndey, senior vice president of new business development. The move was made inresponse to AmericsMart's facilities expansion which will allow more space for conventions and meetings.
CARSON PIRIE SCOTT TO OPEN FREE-STANDING FURNITURE STORE
YORK, PA - Bon-Ton Stores will open a 47,000 sq. ft. furniture gallery at its Carson Pirie Scott Hawthorne Center location in Vernon Hills, IL. The grand opening celebration is planned for Sept. 29, 2007. It is located in the same mall as the Carson Pirie Scott department store.
CLICKS 'N' BRICKS iFLOOR NAMES NEW SENIOR EXECS; OPENS 32nd STORE TUKWILA, WA - iFloor, an on-line and bricks and mortar retail flooring company, has named two top executives and has opened its 32nd retail store.
TRANS-OCEAN MOVES TO NEW DIGS IN NEW YORK'S CHELSEA ARTS DISTRICT
By Lissa Wyman
NEW YORK -- Trans-Ocean customers attending this week's New York Home Textiles Market will discover a totally new company look at a new 10,000 sq. ft. showroom in the heart of the West Chelsea Arts Colony.