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2007 AUGUST

  • 08062007 NYICS Set for Fall

    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. 


  • 08212007 Gallery of Oriental Rugs, Roy Winner Profile

    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.


  • 08232007 Klaussner to Show New Idol Collection at High Point
    KLAUSSNER  TO INTRODUCE
    NEW DICK IDOL COLLECTION 

    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.


  • 08272007 Company C Names Sarette

    COMPANY C NAMES SARETTE
    MARKETING COORDINATOR

    CONCORD, NH - Joelle Sarette has been named marketing coordinator for Company C, according to Walter Chapin, president of the importing company.


  • 08282007 Nourison Revamps Website
    NOURISON TO LAUNCH 
    REDESIGNED WEB SITE

    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.


  • 08312007 Couristan Holds National Sales Conference

    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.


  • 08312007 Couristan Names Posada in Midwest

    COURISTAN NAMES POSADA
    TERRITORY MGR. IN MIDWEST

    FT. LEE, NJ -- Justin Posada has been named residential territory manager for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin for Couristan.


  • 09062007 India Carpet Expo Set for October

    INDIA CARPET EXPO SET FOR
    OCTOBER 17 TO 19 IN VARANASI

    VARANASI, INDIA - The India Carpet Expo, organized by the Carpet Export Promotion Council, will be held Oct. 17 to 19, 2007 in the Maharaja Lawn at the Taj Ganges Hotel in Varanasi, India.


  • 08102007 Editorial: Markets Are For Winners

     

    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.

    Details, click here

  • 08202007 Bud Wyman Guest Editorial
     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?"

    Details, click here


Markets
  • 08.06.07Afghanistan Intl Carpet Fair Set In Kabul

    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.  


  • 08052007 Building C Nearing Completion at Las Vegas World Market Center

    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.


  • 08132007 Innovation Front and Center at NY Home Textiles Market

    INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS STAR
    AT NEW YORK TEXTILES MARKET


    Orian showed its first wool machine made products at the New York Home Textiles Market


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- Inventive new products were a big attraction at the New York Home Textiles market held here last week.


  • 08142007 Outdoor-Indoor Category Stars at NY Home Textiles Show

    OUTDOOR-INDOOR CATEGORY STARS AT
    NEW YORK HOME TEXTILES MARKET


    The Central Oriental-Natco Home showroom devoted several vignettes to co-ordinated outdoor indoor products including rugs, cushions, pillows and tabletop items.


    By Lissa Wyman

    NEW YORK -- The outdoor-indoor category was one of the bright stars of last week's New York Home Textiles Market.


  • 08152007 Domotex Asia Set for March 2008

    DOMOTEXASIA/CHINAFLOOR
    SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2008
     

    SHANGHAI - Domotex Asia/Chinafloor (DACF) is scheduled for March 11 to March 13, 2008 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.


People
  • 08062007 AMC Promotes Quirk

    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.  


  • 08242007 Abbyson Promotes Boyajian

    ABBYSON PROMOTES BOYAJIAN
    TO MARKETING AND SALES MGR

    CHATSWORTH, CA - Hrach Boyajian has been promoted to marketing and sales manager of Abbyson Corp. and the Power of Home, according to Yavar Rafieha, vice president of sales and marketing .


Products
  • 08132007 Mohawk Introduces New Woolrich Rugs

    MOHAWK DEBUTS NEW
    WOOLRICH RUG COLLECTIONS

    NEW YORK - Mohawk Home has launched its first rugs under the Woolrich licensing program. The Woolrich collections include indoor-outdoor products, woven area rugs and accent rugs.


  • 08202007 Eclectic Color Trends Predicted for 2008

    ECLECTIC COLOR TRENDS
    PREDICTED FOR 2008
     

    SPRING HOUSE, PA - 2008 will be a year of multiple color palettes, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert with the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute.


Retailers
  • 08.06.2007 ABC Carpet & Home Summer of Love Promotion

    ABC CARPET & HOME RUG PROMOTION BRINGS BACK SUMMER OF LOVE

    ABC in-store signage invites consumers to return to  the Summer of Love.


    NEW YORK --  ABC Carpet &Home is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love with a month-long promotion of hand woven semi-antique and vintage rugs that reflect the groovy mood of 1967.


  • 08152007 BonTon to Open New Carson Pirie Scott Furniture Gallery

    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.


  • 08192007 Rug Decor Plans 40 Additional Stores by 2008

    RUG DECOR SPECIALTY CHAIN
    TO OPEN 40 NEW STORES BY 2008

    A typical Rug Decor exterior


    ST. LOUIS, MO - Rug Decor plans to open 40 new stores in the U.S. by 2008, according to Scott Hayim, president of the rug specialty chain.


People
  • 08222007 iFloor Opens New 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.


Vendors
  • 08032007 CMI to Release Product Catalog

    CMI PUBLISHES NEW
    PRODUCT CATALOG

    PAWTUCKET, RI - Colonial Mills Inc. (CMI) has published a new 52-page product catalog containing full color images of 33 collections and a 16-page wholesale price list.


     

     

  • 08052007 Trans-Ocean Moves to New Digs in New York Chelsea Art District

    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.


  • 08082007 Norm Sweeters Letter to the editor

     

     Letter to the Editor:
    BOTTOM LINE ALWAYS THE SAME:
    YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

    By Norm Sweeters
    Import Manager
    Capel, Inc.

    Dear Rugnews.com

    I enjoyed reading your article  regarding rising costs and price increases. (To see the original article,click here)  I need to comment on one passage, if I may.

    Sweeters comments, click here


  • 08122007 Nourison Helps Remote Villages

    NOURISON LAUNCHES 'GLOBAL VILLAGE ' PROGRAM FOR TAOS LINE
     

     SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Nourison has begun a "Global Village" marketing initiative for its new Taos collection of flat-woven rugs.


  • 08142007 Karastan Revamps Certified Installer Program

    KARASTAN REVAMPS 
    CERTIFIED INSTALLER PROGRAM
     

    DALTON, GA - Karastan has revamped its Certified Installer program to incorporate the latest tools, techniques and carpet constructions in a combination of training seminars, DVDs and resource guides.


  • 08162007 J Mish Moves Headquarters

    J MISH MOVES HEADQUARTERS
    TO CARTERVILLE FACILITY

    CARTERSVILLE, GA - J. Mish has moved its manufacturing plant and headquarters to a new 70,000 sq. ft. facility here. J. Mish was founded in 2004 by Jack Mishkin.


















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