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2005 July

  • 07142005 Rug Vendors Diversify Beyond Core Products
    RUG VENDORS CONTINUE TO DIVERSIFY
    BEYOND CORE SPECIALTY PRODUCTS

    By Lissa Wyman

    In an era when retailers are paring down vendor lists, diversification is a key survival tactic for rug producers. The efforts to become one-stop shopping centers is transforming companies from specialists to generalists.


  • 07222005 Shaw Living Names Seagle
    SHAW LIVING NAMES SEAGLE TO
    MARKETING POST FOR MASS MARKET BIZ


    Jeff Meadows, left, vice president of Shaw Living, with Jeff Seagle, newly-named director of marketing for the  mass market retail channel.

    Details, click here


Markets
  • 06252005 Tehran Rug Show

    TEHRAN RUG EXHIBITION TO BE
    HELD IN IRAN AUGUST 22 TO 28

    TEHRAN, IRAN -- The 14th Tehran Persian Rug Grand Exhibition will be held Aug. 22 to 28 at the Tehran International Fairgrounds in Iran.


  • 07012005 Cocord Global and Smyrna to Share AMC Showroom

    CONCORD GLOBAL, SMYRNA TRADING
    TO SHARE ATLANTA SHOWROOM

    ATLANTA -- Concord Global Trading and Smyrna Trading will share a 3,000 sq. ft. showroom at AmericasMart Atlanta. The two importers will be located at 4C9 in the Mart's Area Rug Center.


  • 07042005 Atlanta Market Parties

    828 INTERNATIONAL, HELLENIC
    PLAN ATLANTA MARKET PARTIES

    ATLANTA --  Hellenic Rug Imports and 828 International Trading will  host parties during the upcoming Summer Rug Market at AmericasMart Atlanta.


  • 07072005 AMC Market Seminars

    ATLANTA MART SCHEDULES
    SUMMER EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

    ATLANTA -- A series of educational events is scheduled for the upcoming Atlanta International Area Rug Market at AmericasMart Atlanta July 18 to 20, 2005.


  • 07082005 Noonoo in New Atlanta Showroom

    NOONOO MOVES TO NEW
    ATLANTA MART SHOWROOM

    SECAUCUS, NJ -- Noonoo Rug Co. has relocated its Atlanta showroom to 5E1 at AmericasMart Atlanta, according to Gene Newman, president.


  • 07082005 Summer Market Fashion Preview Intro
     


    Botany Class


    Sprightly Brightly


    Elliptics


    Casual Classics

    Summer Market  Preview:
    RUG FASHION TRENDING TO BOLD
     CREATIVE DESIGNS AND PALETTES


    High Elegance


    New Stripes


    Shapes


    Tone on Tone


    Click here for trend spotting details
  • 07092005 Cologne Fair in Strategic Alliance with WMC

    COLOGNE FAIR IN STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH LAS VEGAS MARKET CENTER

    LAS VEGAS --World Market Center has formed  a strategic alliance with Koelnmesse to feature highlights of the  IMM Cologne furniture show during the inaugural Las Vegas Market, July 25 to 29.


  • 07132005 LV Market New Financing

    LAS VEGAS MARKET CENTER SECURES $225 MILLION IN PERMANENT FINANCING

    LAS VEGAS --  World Market Center Las Vegas  has obtained $225 million in permanent financing from Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage, according to an announcement by WMC and New York-based Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC.


  • 07132005 NY Site_International Carpet Show at Javits

    NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CARPET SHOW
    MOVES TO NY JAVITS CENTER

    NEW YORK  --  The New York International Carpet Show, which is being held during New York Metro Market Week,  has changed its locale to the North Pavilion of New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center.

  • 07162005 Atlanta Market Opening Day Business Story

    ATLANTA RUG EXHIBITORS  SHOWING LOTS OF NEW PRODUCT, DESPITE LIGHT TRAFFIC

    By Lissa Wyman

    ATLANTA - Rug vendors heading for Atlanta Summer Market will be showing a lot of new product, despite  expectations of low attendance. Although traffic will probably be light, vendors predict this will be a buying event.


  • 07182005 ROY Awards
    AMERICASMART GALA HONORS
     2005 RUG RETAILERS OF THE YEAR


    Winners all: Executives from Rug & Home, The Mink Companies, Baer Furniture and Carpets of Dalton with AmericasMart's Kevin Malkiewicz and Chas Sydney

    Full story and more Roy Awards pix, click here


  • 07212005 New Textiles Market Dates Begin in 2006

    TEXTILES GROUP SETS NEW MARKET TIMING BEGINNING IN AUGUST, 2006


    NEW YORK -- The Home Fashions Product Association (HFPA) has set new dates for the New York Home Textiles Market beginning in August 2006. This represents a major shift in timing from the traditional April and October cycle.


  • 07252005 Las Vegas Market Opens Business Article

    PIONEER
    RUG EXHIBITORS PARTICIPATE IN NEW
    LAS VEGAS
    WORLD MARKET CENTER


    LasVegas Market Center on day before opening


    Capel


    Safavieh

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS -  A handful of  rug companies are opening a new frontier as pioneer rug exhibitors at this week's first Las Vegas World Market Center Show.  However, industry executives will be here in large numbers to observe the event and perhaps jump on the Las Vegas bandwagon.


  • 07262005 Las Vegas Market Center Building Three to House Floor Covering

    LAS VEGAS WMC BUILDING THREE
    TO HOUSE FLOOR COVERING CENTER


    At press conference: Marty Burger, president of Related Las Vegas; Jack Kashani, managing partner for World Market Center; and Mayor Oscar Goodman with one of the be-feathered icons of Las Vegas.

    By Lissa Wyman

    LAS VEGAS - Rugs, hard surface flooring and carpeting will have a centralized exhibit area when Building Three of the Las Vegas World Market Center is completed in late 2007, according to Jack Kashani, managing partner of the World Market Center.


  • 07262005 Las Vegas WMC Ribbon Cutting
     

    GLITTERING GRAND OPENING FOR
     LAS VEGAS WORLD MARKET CENTER


    Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman cuts ribbon for
    official grand opening of the Las Vegas World Market Center July 25. He's accompanied by showgirl-bodyguards and Mart execs.

     


People
  • 07172005 Atlanta Market People Pix Sat. July 16

    VENDORS ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET
    AT ATLANTA SUMMER RUG MARKET

    Delos opens new 1,600 sq. ft. sixth floor showroom. Ivan Phillips, seated, is surrounded by the Delos team: From left, Everett Kroon of Brink & Campman Netherlands-based supplier; Billy Schmitz, sales manager; and sales support staff Teresa Cronon, Kim Sasser, Vickie Thomas and Rick Fuller.

    Market's first people pix, click here


  • 07192005 Atlanta Mart People Pix Intro 1
     

     SUMMER MARKETS  DULL?
    TOP  BUYERS SURE LOOKED LIVELY

    Abbey Carpet visits Couristan: From left, Bob Ball, sales vp of Couristan; Phil Guiterrez, ceo of the Abbey Carpet chain.; Lisa Henson, vice president of merchandising; Kristine Miller, head of the rug department at Abbey's new Naples store; Keith Spano, newly named Abbey  vice president of marketing, and Len Andolino, regional sales vp for Couristan.


    Atlanta Market People Pix Start Today! Click here
  • 07202005 Atlanta Market People Pix 3 Intro
     

    Atlanta Market Report:
    LOTS OF NEW RUGS, SOME GRUMBLES
    ALL-IN-ALL:  BETTER THAN EXPECTED

    No grumbling here: John and Lucy Murse of Rugs As Art, Sarasota, FL and Charley Peck, president of Trans Ocean Imports.


    More People Pix, click here. Full market report coming Thursday.
  • 07262005 Osborn Named President of Macys Home Store

    FEDERATED NAMES OSBORN PRESIDENT
    OF MACY'S HOME STORE DIVISION

    CINCINNATI -- Michael Osborn has been named president and chief operating officer of the Macy's Home Store division of Federated Department Stores, Inc.


Products
Retailers
  • 07222005 Rugs Direct Vendor Awards

    RUGS DIRECT HONORS
    TOP SUPPLIERS


    Sales rep Tim Donahue of Milliken with Rugs Direct ceo David Craig


    Reza Momeni, president of Momeni with Rugs Direct vp Bill Martin


    Bill Martin, Randy Kremer and David Craig of Rugs Direct with Linda Poag, Samir Abuhadba and Kurt VonDeBur of United Weavers

    Click here for details


  • 07282005 Macy Name to Replace 330 May Co. Nameplates

    330 MAY STORES TO CONVERT TO MACY'S AS MACY'S BRAND BECOMES NATIONAL
     

    CINCINNATI --  The Macy's name will become a completely national department store brand in 2006. Approximately 330 of the regional department stores now operated  by The May Co. will become Macy's stores under the plan, according to  Federated Department Stores, Inc.


Vendors
  • 07042005 Mohawk Acquires Unilin Laminate Producer
      MOHAWK TO PURCHASE UNILIN BELGIAN LAMINATE MAKER FOR $2.2 BILLION

    CALHOUN, Ga. -- Mohawk Industries, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Unilin Holding NV, a manufacturer and marketer of laminate flooring. Unilin, based in Belgium, markets laminate products  under the name Quick-Step.


  • 07082005 Tufenkian Moves to New NY Showroom

     TUFENKIAN MOVES NY SHOWROOM
     TO MIDTOWN STREET LEVEL LOCALE

     NEW YORK -- Tufenkian has  moved its flagship showroom to a new street level storefront gallery in midtown Manhattan.


  • 07092005 Feizy Extends AmercasMart lease

    FEIZY RENEWS SHOWROOM LEASE
    AT AMERICASMART ATLANTA

    ATLANTA  -- Feizy Rugs has signed a long-term lease renewal for its AmericasMart showroom 5A9, according to Chas Sydney, senior vice presdient of floor coverings and new business development.


  • 07112005 Stanton and Balta in Broadloom Alliance

    STANTON AND BALTA IN ALLIANCE
    FOR U.S. BROADLOOM SALES

    SYOSSET, NY -- Stanton Carpet Corp. and Balta have entered an agreement whereby Stanton  will be  responsible for the sale and distribution of Balta's Noblesse wool carpet program in the United States.


  • 07132005 Momeni Moving to New Atlanta Warehouse

    MOMENI TO OPEN NEW ATLANTA FACILITY;
    MOVING SALE NOW IN PROGRESS

    NEW YORK-- Momeni, Inc. is moving to an expanded distribution center in Atlanta. The move is expected to be completed by the end of August 2005. "Until that time, the company is offering specials and discounts on many programmed rugs," according to Austin Craley, vice president of sales.



  • 07152005 Feizy Signs Lease for Las Vegas Market Center

    FEIZY RUGS SIGNS LEASE FOR PERMANENT SPACE AT LAS VEGAS MARKET CENTER

    LAS VEGAS -- Feizy Rugs will  open a 12,298 sq. ft. permanent showroom at the  Las Vegas' World Market Center in 2007, according to John Feizy, owner of the rug importing company.


















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