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2014 JUNE

Markets
  • 0602014 India Carpet Expo set for October 10 to 13, 2014

    INDIA CARPET EXPO SET FOR
    OCTOBER 10 TO 13, 2014

    VARANASI, INDIA – The 28th annual India Carpet Expo, organized by The Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC) under the aegis of the Government of India is scheduled  for October 10 to 13, 2014 here.


  • 06042014 Dallas Market Center Opens Nominations for 26th Annual ARTS Awards

    DALLAS MARKET CENTER OPENS
    NOMINATIONS FOR  ARTS AWARDS

    DALLAS – Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, are now accepting nominations for the 26th annual international ARTS Awards. The 26th annual ARTS winners will be revealed during a gala event on Friday, January 16, 2015 and will recognize excellence in 27 different categories.


  • 06052014 World Market Center to Host Seminar Series during Summer 2014 LV Market

    WORLD MARKET CENTER TO HOST SEMINARS
    DURING SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET

    LAS VEGAS – World Market Center will host a series of programs and educational sessions led by top industry influencers as well as leaders from various fields of business and design during the upcoming Summer Las Vegas Market, July 27 to 31,2014. Both Safavieh and Surya will take part in the program. 


  • 06092014 Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition set for October 2014

    PAKISTAN CARPET EXHIBITION
    SET FOR OCTOBER 14 to 17 2014

    LAHORE, PAKISTAN – Pakistan Carpet Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PCMEA), will host the 32nd Annual Pakistan International Carpet Exhibition October 14 to 17 at the Pearl Continental Hotel, here. The Exhibition is organized in collaboration with Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.


  • 06122014 Heart to Perform during Atlanta Icon Honors 2014

    HEART SET TO PERFORM DURING
    ATLANTA ICON HONORS 2014
     

    Heart

    ATLANTA – Heart, led by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson, will headline the fifth annual Icon Honors celebration set to take place during the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, Thursday, July 10 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. To listen to Heart, click here.


  • 06122014 LV Market to Host Record Breaking Number of Temporary Exhibits

    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST RECORD
    NUMBER OF TEMPORARY EXHIBITS

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will present the largest number of temporary exhibitors in its history—showcasing more than 475 vendors in 16 temporary collections located on five floors in two buildings during the upcoming Summer Market July 27 to 31, 2014.


  • 06182014 High Point Market Trend Report Video from Spring Market

    HIGH POINT MARKET RELEASES
    TRENDS  VIDEO FROM SPRING MARKET

    HIGH POINT, NC – High Point Market has launched its Trends from Spring Market: The Next Big Thing video. To track the top trends of Spring Market with Editor at Large and home fashion experts Mitzi Beach, Eileen Kathryn Boyd, Jeanne Chung, Cathy Ettel, Nicole Gibbons, Haskell Harris, Meredith Heron, Aerin Lauder, Lisa Mende, Stacy Naquin, Tina Ramchandani, Sarah Sarna, and Traci Zeller, click here.


     

  • 06182014 Maslia to be Named during Icon Honors 2014

     ALBERT MASLIA TO BE NAMED
    ICON HONORS RECIPIENT

    ATLANTA – The late Albert David Maslia will be named the GHTA/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence recipient at the fifth annual Icon Honors celebration on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.


  • 06202014 Las Vegas Market to Host Gift for Life Benefit

    LAS VEGAS MARKET TO HOST
    GIFT FOR LIFE BENEFIT

    LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Market will host its 4th annual gala charity event benefiting Gift for Life on Monday, July 28, during the Summer 2014 Las Vegas Market. Beginning this summer, the “Up on 10” fundraiser will be held on the 10th floor of Building C, space 1052.


People
Retailers
  • 06172014 Home Decor and Home Improvement Predicted to be fastest growing licensing categories

    HOME DECOR AND HOME IMPROVEMENT
    PREDICTED TO BE FASTEST GROWING
    LICENSING CATEGORIES IN 2014

    NEW YORK – Home improvement and home décor are predicted to be the fastest growing licensing categories of 2014, according to the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA). In 2013, overall corporate and brand name l
    icensing royalties amounted to an estimated $965 million, representing about 17.1% of licensing industry revenues, and an estimated $22.5 billion in retail sales, or 19.4% of the overall licensed retail business in 2013, according to the trade group.


  • 06182014 Macy's adds two Nourison Kathy Ireland Home rug lines to stores
     

    MACY'S STORES LAUNCH TWO NOURISON
    KATHY IRELAND HOME RUG COLLECTIONS

    Nourison's Kathy Ireland Ephesus collection will be carried exclusively in Macy's stores nartionwide. Suggested retail price is $399 in 5.3 x 7.4.


    SADDLE BROOK, NJ - Macy’s is rolling out two Kathy Ireland Home by Nourison rug collections into its in-store rug departments nationwide.


  • 06232014 Garden Ridge Stores Renamed At Home

    GARDEN RIDGE STORES RENAMED AT HOME
    TO REFLECT COMPANY POINT OF VIEW

    PLANO, TX -- Garden Ridge is rebranding its stores and changing its name to At Home. The company is investing $20 million in the project which will include store redesign as well as the name change, according to the company. The rebranding is expected to be completed by the holiday shopping season.


  • 06272014 Dover Rug and Home Receives Readers Choice Awards

    DOVER RUG AND HOME RECEIVES
    READERS CHOICE AWARDS

    NATICK, MA – Dover Rug and Home has received the 2014 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards in multiple categories: “#1 choice for Carpet/Flooring Store” in Natick; the Silver Award for the region in this same category and Honorable Mention for Home Decorating Store.


Vendors
  • 06062014 OW Releases its 2014/2015 Rug Fashion Catalog

    ORIENTAL WEAVERS  RELEASES 
    2014/15 RUG FASHION CATALOG
     

    Oriental Weavers 2014/2015 Rug Fashion Catalog

    DALTON, GA -- Oriental Weavers has recently released its 2014/2015 Rug Fashion Catalog which contains over 500 pages and features more than 1,300 of the most current rugs available today, according to Jonathan Witt, senior vice president of Oriental Weavers.


  • 06082014 Bob Timberlake Forms partnership with Mohawk Home


    BOB TIMBERLAKE BRAND

    JOINS
    MOHAWK HOME


    Bob Timberlake

    SUGAR VALLEY, GA --: Designer Bob Timberlake and Mohawk Home have formed a new partnership. Timberlake,  who has a long track record in the home furnishings industry, was most recently associated with Shaw Living. Under the new arrangement, Bob Timberlake will be a separate Mohawk Home brand such as Karastan and American Rug Craftsmen.


  • 06102014 Surya Honored by Decorating Den Interiors for Outstanding Growth

    SURYA HONORED BY DECORATING DEN
    INTERIORS FOR OUTSTANDING GROWTH

    CALHOUN, GA – Surya has been recognized by Decorating Den Interiors for outstanding growth in 2013. The newly created award, which honors a supplier achieving significant sales momentum during the year, was presented to Surya at Decorating Den Interiors’ 45th annual conference and supplier market held recently in San Diego.


  • 06122014 Amer Parent Company in India Plays Host to Delegation from Afghanistan

    AFGHAN WEAVERS VISIT INDIA TO UNDER  AUSPICES OF US DEPT OF COMMERCE


    Richard Ringrose, Tanuj Gupta and Rob Leahy


    ATLANTA –A 15-member delegation of weavers from Afghanistan met recently with representatives from Amer Rugs and its parent company, Saraswati Global Private, Ltd.,  during a recent study tour to measure the feasibility of migrating Indian rug weaving techniques into the existing Afghan weaving framework.


  • 06162014 Bacova Appoints Norden, Workowski, Chaplin and Hill to New Positions

    BACOVA APPOINTS NORDEN, WORKOWSKI,
    CHAPLIN AND HILL TO NEW POSITIONS

    COVINGTON, VA – Bacova Guild, Ltd. has appointed Jeff Norden to vice president, marketing and national accounts, Tamara Hill has been promoted to marketing and quality control specialist, Deseray Chaplin has been promoted to product manager for Basov Floor and Christine Workowski has joined Bacova as designer/photographer.


  • 06182014 Surya to Launch Semi-Annual Sales Event

    SURYA TO LAUNCH
    SEMI-ANNUAL SALES EVENT

    CALHOUN, GA –Surya will launch its first semi-annual sales event. To help customers boost store traffic and drive accessories sales during the slower Summer months, the rug and home accessories brand is offering a rebate for Surya sales orders written from Aug. 1 through Labor Day, according to Satya Tiwari, president.


  • 06242014 Feizy to Host Summer of Color Giveaway

    FEIZY RUGS TO HOST
    SUMMER OF COLOR GIVEAWAY

    DALLAS, TX – Feizy Rugs will host its Summer of Color Giveaway promotion June 30 through September 5. During the promotion, the company will give Facebook fans a chance with win one of the company’s 5x8 rugs by liking and sharing a photo of one of the company’s designs.


  • 06242014 Surya to Invest $33 Million in New Headquarters in Cartersville, GA

    SURYA TO INVEST $33 MILLION IN NEW ONE
     MILLION SQ. FT. GEORGIA HEADQUARTERS

    CALHOUN, GA -- Surya plans to invest $33 million to build a new  one million sq. ft. corporate office and distribution facility in Cartersville, Ga., according to Satya Tiwari, president. The expansion is expected to add more than 200 new jobs in the north Georgia area.


















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