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 RUGNEWS.COM EDITORIAL:
GOING TO MARKET A MUST
EVEN IN DIGITAL AGE

By Lissa Wyman

In this age of Social Media and instant digital gratification, it's still important for both vendors and retailers to go to market. I had to miss the recent round of Spring markets and I feel like I have lost touch  -- the Human Touch.


 

AMERICASMART ATLANTA SET FOR
SUMMER 2014 JULY MARKETS

ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta will offer a comprehensive home furnishings, rug and gift market that will showcase new and newly expanded showrooms in more than 35 trade show categories during both the Home and Gift Market, July 8 to July 15 and the Area Rug Market, July 9 to July 12, 2014.


 

SURYA RELEASES 752-PAGE
SPRING 2014 CATALOG

CALHOUN, GA -- Surya has released its Spring 2014 catalog featuring 752 pages. The  catalog highlights the brand’s full range of coordinating product offerings, including rugs, pillows, throws, art and accent furniture, as well as recently introduced lighting and mirror categories.


 

DOVER RUG AND HOME TO OPEN
SECOND LOCATION IN BOSTON

NATICK, MA – Dover Rug & Home will open its second location in Boston at 390 Stuart St. in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood which is closely located to Copley Square, public transportation and in the heart of what is being coined Boston’s Home Furnishing district. An opening date has not yet been determined.


 

 KAS MAKES SPLASH WITH INTRODUCTION OF BOB MACKIE LICENSING PROGRAM

And a good time was had by all. left to right:
Marc Schwarz and Joe McFate of Bob Mackie; Santhi Yarlagadda of Kas,  Bob Mackie, and  Rao Yarlagadda, Raja Tummala, Wendy Reiss, Hari Tummala, and Vee Curfman from KAS.
 


By Gary James

HIGH POINT, NC  -- Kas Oriental Rugs introduced its first Bob Mackie designed rugs at High Point Market, celebrating the company's first licensing program in 15 years. The program was kicked off with a launch party featuring a personal appearance by Mackie.


 

 

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 RETAIL LESSONS FOR TODAY, LEARNED
FROM PBS MR. SELFRIDGE SERIES

By Joe Cecere
President and Chief Creative Officer of Little

Reprinted with permission from Retail Customer Experience.com

It turns out that what was true 100 years ago in retail is still true today. Don't believe it? Check out Masterpiece Classic's Mr. Selfridge, which returned to PBS on Sunday, March 30 for its second season.


 Executive Session:
PAKISTANI PRODUCER RE-ORIENTING
AFGHAN PRODUCTION TO HIGHER END

By Umair Usman
Usman Carpet House
Lahore, Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN --Usman Carpet House, a producer of  hand knotted rugs here, is re-orienting production toward higher end and finer carpets.  As the coordinator of a large programmed production of Afghan rugs in the region, the company’s efforts will have far reaching impact on the industry.


 


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AMERICASMART ATLANTA EXPANDS
FURNITURE AND ACCENTS PRESENCE

ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta has added another 100,000 sq. ft. of globally branded furniture and accents with the launch of the Building 1 Floor 15 development program leading to a January 2015 opening, according to David Savula, executive vice president of leasing.


 

High Point Rug Business Report
RUG EXHIBITORS CALL HIGH POINT
ACTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE MARKET

By Gary James

 HIGH POINT, NC — Active and productive — that’s how rug vendors described this Spring’s market here as a steady stream of buyers kept many showrooms hopping even before the market’s official opening day on Saturday, April 5, 2014.


 

DESIGN STARS SHINE AT SAFAVIEH'S
HIGH POINT CENTENNIAL PARTY

Interior design stars turned out in force at the Century of Style party to celebrate Safavieh’s 100th anniversary on Monday, April 7.  Left to right John Loecke, Jason Oliver Nixon, Michelle Workman,  Alexa Hampton, Thom Filicia, Libby Langdon, Corey Damen Jenkins, Lisa Mende, Greg Vargo and Jamie DrakeThe event, attended by 285, was sponsored by IMC.


 

VON DE BUR REJOINS ORIAN
AS VP OF
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS


Kurt Von de Bur

Details, click here


 

KALATY TO OPEN SHOWROOM
AT SUMMER LAS VEGAS MARKET

HICKSVILLE, NY – Kalaty Rug Corp. will open its first West Coast showroom, a 3,779 sq. ft. location in Building B at World Market Center during the Las Vegas Market July 27 to 31, 2014.


 

HOM FURNITURE NEW BARGAIN SHOP
TO FEATURE LOWER PRICE POINTS


COON RAPIDS, MN – HOM Furniture has added a new department called the Bargain Shop that will feature  furniture at  lower price points. HOM Furniture developed the Special Buy category to appeal to consumers who may not be able to purchase entire room sets, according to Jerry Underwood, HOM’s director of marketing.


 

SURYA ADDS FLEXIBLE REWARD OPTIONS
TO CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM

CALHOUN, GA – Surya has launched an enhanced version of its Surya Rewards customer loyalty program. The expanded program builds upon the company’s existing rewards program, which provides customers with free Surya samples and displays, product discounts and other benefits as they reach key sales milestones.


 

CAPEL RUGS UNVEILS 2014 CATALOG

Capel's 2014 Catalog

TROY, NC – Capel Rugs has released a new printed catalog showcasing its entire 2014 line.  The catalog opens with a look inside Capel's licensing partnerships, including Biltmore For Your Home, CoCoCozy, Genevieve Gorder, Hable Construction, Kevin O'Brien and Williamsburg. 


 


Kas
Bob Mackie


Feizy
Abbey


Capel
Panache


Jaipur
Luli Sanchez

FIRST LOOK AT NEW
HIGH POINT PRODUCTS


LR Resources
Oushak


Amer
Antiquity


Momeni
Sensations


Alliyah
Alliyah Collection

Lots of new Spring rug introductions, click here


 

SURYA NAMES
JIM CURTIN
VP OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS


Jim Curtin

Details, click here


 

SURYA LAUNCHES EXPANDED
LIGHTING COLLECTION

HIGH POINT, NC– Surya will unveil an expanded lighting collection in its Showplace showroom 4100 during the Spring High Point Market, April 5 to 10. The latest additions bring the total number of products in the lighting collection to 150, according to the company.


















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